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Weddings in a Pandemic: Winter Receptions

In the midst of a Pandemic it can be challenging to plan a wedding reception with the upcoming winter months. It’s too cold to have the reception outside, but it may be unsafe to have everyone inside. We know your pain. Here are some tips for planning a safe winter reception. Work with your venue. The wedding venue that you chose may allow the same number of guests as you already have planned. Make sure you are on the same page with your venue and plan ahead to know what they would do if Covid-19 regulations change in the midst of your planning. Share with them your ideas and concerns … Continue reading Weddings in a Pandemic: Winter Receptions

4 Unique Wedding Invitation Styles


Once you have chosen you wedding date and location, it is time to start inviting families and friends to join you two on this special day. This may include save the date cards, announcements and invitations. There are many wedding announcements & invitations styles from which to choose – from formal to casual, from silly to serious. We listed a few wedding invitations to give you some ideas, but make sure your wedding announcements & invitations fit your style and personality, because it is supposed to be a special day for just you and your loved one.   1. Leaves with water color            Utah Announcements  … Continue reading 4 Unique Wedding Invitation Styles

Wedding Invitations 101: Save Money and Stress


There are so many pieces that go into a wedding. This can equal high stress and high cost, but it doesn’t have to be that way! There are tons of ways to cut corners when it comes to cost, but trying to lower costs on your wedding can sometimes be equally as stressful as just sacrificing your wallet. Fear not, take a breath, and try to focus on one thing at a time – like your wedding invitations for example. Wedding invitations can be intimidating all on their own. Where to get them, how to make them, what pieces are actually necessary… so many questions! Lucky for you, we’ve got … Continue reading Wedding Invitations 101: Save Money and Stress

6 Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Tips

Receiving a mountain of wedding gifts is the funnest part about getting married! Writing thank you cards, not so much. But it has to be done. People made the effort to be there for you, so you need to do the same and thank them for their generosity and thoughtfulness. And to help you get it right, here’s the wedding etiquette you need to follow when writing your wedding thank you notes. You have a certain time-frame to send out each card, and you must stick to it. Thank you cards should be sent within 3 months after getting home from your honeymoon for gifts received on your wedding day. … Continue reading 6 Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Tips

4 Tips to Finding the Perfect Wedding Invitation

The first impression of your wedding is the wedding invitation. Not only does the invite set the tone for the whole wedding, but it also gives guests a taste of what the big day is going to be like! It’s important that the invitation you choose expresses the mood, theme, and vibe you want to achieve. You will want to use an invitation that perfectly reflects the theme you have in mind and who you are as a bride and as a couple.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect wedding invitation: Choose a Theme Picking a theme for your wedding should be … Continue reading 4 Tips to Finding the Perfect Wedding Invitation

10 Ways to Announce Your Engagement

bride and groom holding fingers

When you get engaged, the first thing you want to do is announce it to the world! Maybe your new fiance had a secret photographer set up with photos you can use for your Facebook announcement, but if not, you have the perfect opportunity to do more than the “here’s my ring” shot. Check out some of our favorite ideas from around the web before you hit “publish!” Image via She Finds Get help from a furry friend! If you or your fiance has a pet, enlist them to hold a sign spreading the good news. Image via Wedding Wire This is the classic ring shot, but in a unique, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Announce Your Engagement

Should You have an Engagement Party?

Now that you’re engaged, the best way to tell everyone is with a party!   Even though engagement parties are optional- it’s still a fun thing to do. If your relatives have not yet met your fiance an engagement party is a better place for them to meet than at the wedding itself. An engagement party is also a great way for either side of parents to show their support of your upcoming wedding, or it is a great way for you to pitch in to the wedding costs as a couple. Usually an engagement party will take place within two months after the actual engagement. Of course, if you’re … Continue reading Should You have an Engagement Party?

Wedding Favors and Decoration Ideas

Seasonal/Holiday Favors Candy canes Mini Easter baskets filled with foil-wrapped chocolate eggs Little plastic pumpkins filled with candy corn Simple Christmas ornaments Blow-up beach balls with your names and/or your wedding colors Miniature heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s chocolates Miniature watering cans filled with spring blooms Chocolate coins in gold foil Sparklers Easter eggs (that you’ve colored yourselves) Miniature pots of clover (four-leaf?) for St. Patty’s Day Keepsake Favors A copy of a memorable photo you have of you (or both of you) with each guest A pretty picture frame Potpourri Several sheets of pretty notepaper with matching envelopes, tied with a ribbon Engraved silver keychains Pretty paper fans (to beat … Continue reading Wedding Favors and Decoration Ideas

Making the Wedding Announcement

Pre-Announcement Planning Before sending your formal wedding announcements, you’ll want to know the basics of “when” and “where.” This means that you will need to have your wedding site and reception site scheduled first. If planning a religious ceremony, schedule with your clergy, and talk with him or her about what wedding sites and practices are acceptable to you both. Visit several reception centers and decide which fits best in your wedding theme and your wedding budget. Many excellent sites are listed in our “Event Locations” section. Making the Announcement Once you have scheduled a wedding date and site, you are ready to announce your wedding! If you choose to … Continue reading Making the Wedding Announcement

Who do I Invite to the Wedding and How Many?

Bride and groom at wedding

Before you begin with your invitations, you should have a definite decision on the location of your reception. This is vital to figuring out how many people to invite. Usually, you can have about 25% more people than will fit in your reception location because that is the average of how many people will not be able to attend the wedding. For example, if your reception location can hold 300 people, count on inviting 375 guests. One important thing to remember is that the number of invitations you send out is not equal to the number of guests. When you make your list of potential guests, make sure you put … Continue reading Who do I Invite to the Wedding and How Many?

Wedding Invitation Terms

The Wedding invitation business has many uncommon terms – here’s your guide to understanding your Wedding Invitation Terms: Blind-embossing A printing process that uses a die (see below) to make colorless letters and images with a raised surface. Calligraphy The perfected art of handwriting/penmanship, often related with fancy, curlicue script. Cotton fiber A type of paper made from 100 percent cotton- possibly the most traditional and elegant option for wedding invitations. Deckle edge The irregular, “torn” edge of handmade paper. Die An etched metal plate used to create engraved or embossed images and type. Die-cutting The process of cutting various paper shapes, particularly with envelopes. Embossing A printing technique that … Continue reading Wedding Invitation Terms

Wedding Invitation Wording


The whole wedding planning is hard enough without having to think of all the different Wedding Invitation Wording options. Here are a few of the most common ways to word the invitation. Bride’s Parents Hosting: Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brown are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Melissa Jane to Thomas Brian Smith son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Smith Both Parents Hosting: Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brown & Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Smith are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Melissa Jane Brown to Thomas Brian Smith Couple Hosting: Miss Melissa Jane Brown daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Brown … Continue reading Wedding Invitation Wording