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Invitation Cards You Need to Make Your Wedding Memorable

Creative wedding invitations are what you need for your big day. It’s important that you’re part of the design process so that your wedding invitations expresses you and your partner’s own creative side. On that note, we will guide you in figuring out which pieces are essential if you’re ordering wedding stationery and how you can stay within your budget. So, read along to learn more!

Invitations You Need Before the Wedding

Several events are held before the wedding, so it’s essential to include details such as the location, date, time, and dress code. However, fitting this information for all of these events in one single invitation card can make it look busy. So, it is better to print separate cards for each event. Here are some of the invitation cards that you might need to print if you plan to have these events:

  • Invitation to an engagement party
  • Save-the-date card
  • Bridal shower invitations
  • Bridal shower thank-you cards
  • Invitation to a bachelor/bachelorette party
  • Invitation to a rehearsal dinner
  • Invitation to a welcome dinner

Related: “Ways to Make Your Wedding Invitation Design POP!”

The Wedding Invitation

A wedding invitation is the main invitation. Whether you plan to have a religious wedding, a destination wedding, or a formal wedding, your guests’ first impression of your wedding is made clear by the invitation card. Make sure you are happy with the theme, color, and other important details before it’s printed. Here are some things that must be included in your invitation suite:

  • Outer Envelope
  • Inner Envelope
  • Belly Band
  • Invitation Card
  • Reception Card
  • Directions/Map Card
  • Card for Hotel Accommodations

At the Wedding

These cards are optional, but if you wish to get these printed, then you can include the ceremony information as well as the names of your close family, friends, and guests. Here are some options you can explore:

  • Ceremony Program
  • Place Cards
  • Cards with Table Numbers
  • Menu Cards
  • Favor Tags

After the Wedding

If you wish to show your gratitude and appreciation to your guests, you can either give Thank-You cards at the end of the wedding or send it out within three weeks after the event. Please note that these cards are optional, but can leave a great impression on your guests.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

3 Creative Ideas to Incorporate Photos into Your Wedding Stationery!

Wedding invitation cards are an indispensable tradition on any big day. One of the most important things that newlyweds seek is to be distinguished from others with their own unique card. A special way to do this is to incorporate photos in your wedding stationery. For couples who want display a memorable photo, we have included some templates that you can choose from for your own invites. We bet that you’re going to fall in love with these ideas!

A Small Photo – The Classic Option

A small photo in a stylish invitation is one of the hottest trends for wedding stationery. For instance, including your favorite engagement photo in a classic rectangular or square invitation card can make it more personal. For card designs, you can opt for an invitation with a flap and feature the photo on the cover or inside of the card.

A Photo Montage – The Romantic Option

As a couple, you’ve probably never missed the opportunity to experience and capture special moments together. If you have taken any professional photo sessions at the time of your engagement, you can select your favorite romantic shots to make a montage before creating your invitation.

Related: learn more about the latest collections for fancy invitations here.

 A Photo Poster – The Star Option

Your wedding is your special day, so there’s no question of being discreet or shy! You want to take the opportunity to highlight your beautiful love story. Therefore, do not hesitate to be the center of attention. Choose your favorite engagement picture and display it as the main feature on the card. This makes your invitation more picturesque and elegant!

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Busting Common Myths Regarding Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Nothing is more satisfying than breaking the rules and norms that are outdated. Are you falling for the same myths regarding wedding invitation etiquette? After all, it is your wedding day, you decide what will go on the invitation card. If you are looking to ruffle up some conventional feathers for your wedding, we have a list of common myths that you can crush and set momentum for others to follow.

Myth #1: The wedding invitation content should be extremely formal.

Are we living in the era of kings and queens? It has been a long tradition that wedding invitations are worded highly formal with titles. But you don’t have to do that when inviting your family and friends to be a part of your happiness and joy on your wedding day. Your invite can be modern, easy-going, and in a casual tone. It represents more of a personal touch.

Myth #2: You should always follow the classic ivory theme.

Who said that? Even though classic ivory is considered to be the go-to format and color theme of an invitation, the goal here is to convey the story of love and union between two people by art and design. Get as creative as you want to be. Play with colors, texture, design, and scale to create a wedding invite you will always have great memories with.

Myth #3: You should always allow your wedding guest a ‘plus one’.

We’ll start this one off with the right foot. There is absolutely no obligation on you to let a wedding guest have a ‘plus one’. Although it is seen as a warm gesture, it is totally up to you if you plan on inviting them individually. We’ll emphasize it again: it is your wedding, you decide everything, from the guest list to all the event’s details.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Planning a Memorable Bachelorette Party

Traditionally bachelorette parties are planned by the bride with the help of the bridal party, however some brides would rather be surprised and therefore hand the planning duties over to their maid of honor. Regardless of who’s planning the night or weekend out, there are three ways to ensure that the experience with be an unforgettable one for everyone involved!

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  • Invitations

Surprisingly invitations are often an overlooked detail and missed opportunity when planning the ultimate bachelorette party. An official bachelorette invite should explain the theme and include an itinerary, pack list, and a way for attendees to RSVP and contact the host if they have any questions. The more information the host can include on the invite, the less confusion and questions will arise.

  • Personalized Favors

Once the party is over nothing will serve as a better reminder than a couple of personalized party favors that the guests and bride-to-be can take with them to use at home. This often includes sashes, shirts, hats, glassware, pins, coasters, can coolers, and even cocktail napkins! Everything that’s intended for the bride to wear or use should be personalized with ‘Bride’ or ‘Future Mrs.’

  • Games

The laughs experienced at bachelorette parties are not soon be forgotten. Ensure the laughs don’t stop the entire night by filling it with fun, hilarious, and exciting games. Games like answering questions about the bride, bingo, mad libs, and would you rather are popular and easy to create.

Final Thoughts

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Planning a Bridal Shower

Bridal showers are a time honored wedding tradition typically shared with close girlfriends and family one to three months before the big day. A bridal shower is the perfect event for bringing family and friends together to celebrate the bride-to-be individually and shower her with love. Whether you’re planning a brunch or a tea party for an upcoming shower, there are several key elements that should not be overlooked!

Invitations

Once you’ve landed on a theme for the shower partner up with an invitation designer to ensure the invitations reflect the party details and desired aesthetic perfectly. Invitations should be sent out four to six weeks before the shower and contain all information guests will need including location, RSVP details, the general theme, what to bring, the beginning and end times, and any other relevant information.

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Décor

Nothing will help make the day feel more special, fun, and beautiful than the décor! From balloons and tassled garlands to lace and flowers, when it comes to celebrating a bride more is always best! At bridal showers, it’s good to have plenty of on-theme signage to help minimize confusion such as yard signs and signs indicating where guests can find the gift table, bathroom, drinks, etc.

To make things more personalized, try decorating with framed baby photos of the bride, creating a picture collage in the shape of her new initials, or getting custom signs and banners made with the wedding hashtag.

Food & Drinks

When planning the food and drinks you want to serve, don’t be afraid to get creative and have a bit of fun. For a brunch themed shower, set up a mimosa bar and serve doughnuts, scones, coffee and even miniature chicken and waffles. A Paris themed shower could offer guests croissants, macaroons and French wines, cheeses and desserts.

Backdrop

Party backdrops are visually appealing focal points that can also serve as photo backdrops. It will be the go-to spot to take pictures for the day while ensuring they turn out beautifully every time. Build your own backdrop with a solid background and decorate it with a bride-to-be banner, flowers, balloons, and other on-theme décor.

Games

The most exciting part of a bridal shower is getting to play all of the games! Games can be totally personalized, generic, or a mixture of both. Common bridal shower games include scratch-off bingo, ‘how well do you know the bride,’ scavenger hunts, mad libs, and a contest to see which team can make the best wedding dress out of toilet paper.

Final Thoughts

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

How to Design Wedding Invitations

A lot of planning goes into the design of your wedding invitations. From selecting an elegant and legible font, to picking the size of your card, you can showcase your personality and style to your guests while still including all of the necessary information. In this month’s blog, we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations with a few key steps to remember along the way!

Size and Print

First, you want to pick the shape and size of the invitation; these specifications will give you a lot of information and make the design process a little more worry-free. Depending on your preference to larger or smaller cards, this can determine how much information you can fit, as well as other pictures and memorabilia of you and your partner. It can also determine your postage situation (if you’ll need to pay extra costs for shipping).

Visual Theme

Is your wedding casual? Perhaps it’s a black-tie event? Pick a visual theme for your wedding invitations that matches the tone/theme of your wedding. You’ll want to settle on a style that reflects your personality as a couple. You might spend a few days looking at options online, or maybe you already have a concept in mind. Design elements such as color, typography and other style flourishes can also be used for the actual event (including table cards and signage).

Font/Typeface

The font on your wedding invitation can speak volumes. While script writing is a popular style for traditional cards, modern designs can be just as sleek and sophisticated. While you are thinking about typefaces, this is the perfect time to think about the words going on the card. Pick a typeface that works with your actual letters. (Sometimes a great font doesn’t look the way you like with certain letter combinations.) Make sure to test different fonts with important information like the date, time, and location of your wedding.

Collect Images

Gather up your favorite photos as a couple to put on your card; this kind of display can make your wedding invitation more personal. If you have custom photos from a shoot, then be sure that they will fit the area of your card. You don’t want your images to come out blurry or too small where no one can see them. High-quality and high-resolution photos are the way to go!

Conclusion

Of course, there are so many different ways you can express your creativity with a wedding invitation. If you need a little extra help in the planning process, then we recommend Forever Friends. With our invitation expertise, we can help you customize a beautiful wedding card for you and your guests to remember forever!

Baby Shower Invitation Ideas

Are you searching for the perfect baby shower invitation for your guests? If you’re online and trying to get ideas, you’ve come to the right blog! We’ve written down a few suggestions (with pictures included) for baby shower invitations regardless of whether the mom-to-be is having a boy or a girl, or keeping the gender under wraps. For the cutest and most memorable invitation cards your guests can “ooo” and “aww” over, keep reading!

For a Boy:

Keep it simple with an adorable blue onesie invitation, with minimal detailing like a small button and lace as shown above. There’s still enough space on the card to write down your information and include a reply card for your guests to confirm. We love the combination of the lighter blue and darker blue, as your party will instantly know they’re receiving an invitation for a baby boy!

For a more hipster vibe, choose an invitation with a burly black mustache or overalls and a bowtie on the front cover. With these quirky and fun details on the front, your guests can flip to the back to view information regarding the date, time, and location of your party. To save money on packaging, we recommend finding a large rectangular card so you can send your invitations without an envelope (which is less work for you)!

For a Girl:

Gold and pink are the perfect color combo for a baby girl! We suggest a card with cursive lettering or a large bold print. Your guests can admire the effortless and sophisticated style of this card when it arrives in the mail. If you want to be a little less traditional, go for orange and pink for a pop of color on your invitation!

Let your invitation shine like a star with a star print invitation. We love the pink-and-white stripe detailing, which can be seen on the front of the card or even as a bow in the center. If your mom-to-be likes baking, add a sweet treat inside for your guests to enjoy. No matter what your tastes are, your cards are sure to impress!

Surprise:

It’s no surprise that planning a baby shower can be an exciting time, especially when you and your guests are waiting on a gender reveal! If you’re planning a surprise shower, we recommend customizing a creatively designed card, which can incorporate a playful rainbow or perhaps purple hues (which is a mix of pink and blue).

Conclusion

Baby showers are a time to celebrate with family and friends, where your guests can come together and bring gifts for the new baby. Of course, you want to invite your shower party in style and you can do that with a cute and colorful baby shower invitation. The patterns and colors can reflect the baby’s gender, while also providing information regarding the party. Searching for the perfect invitation? Head on over to Forever Friends to view the largest selection of baby shower invitations and so much more!

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