Hello again, friends!
As we move into the holiday season, we also move into one of my favorite parts of year… proposal season! Something about the cold and twinkly lights just makes us feel all romantic. With the influx of proposals comes an influx of people who start wedding planning!
As a part of the wedding industry, I LOVE wedding planning and am often sad that mine is over. But one of my favorite things to do is help other’s really personalize their big day and make it their own.
While there are lots of wedding trends and guidelines, I’ve found brides and grooms are happiest when they ignore all that and just listen to their hearts. So I have decided to start this series: Making Your Wedding Yours
For our first topic… Stationary!
One of the first ways I decided on the style of my wedding was by choosing the stationary. The stationary really sets the tone of the whole event and lets guests know what to expect from the day. If your stationary is black with raised gold foil (droolworthy and suuuper classy) it sets a black tie tone. If your invitations are maybe more neutral and beachy then that lets guests know that maybe they shouldn’t wear their rhinestone studded pumps that day.
Lucky for us in the internet-age, there are so many ways to personalize stationery. I’ve partnered with Basic Invite to tell you about some of my favorite ways. There are a lot of different avenues out there for paper goods, but if you want luxury wedding invitations, formal save the dates and some super classy bridal shower invitations then you should definitely check them out.
Personalization Tip One: COLOR
Color is an super easy way to set your wedding apart. Whether you’re a black on black girl like me or a blush and nude kind of girl, Basic Invite has you covered. They have seriously so many colors. 180 color options to be exact. You can also change the color of each part of your card to any of those color options, so each detail is exactly how you want it and each detail brings out a piece of you.
They also have tons of different Colors of Envelopes and they are all peel and seal. No sponge or tongue needed to seal those babies and no worrying about death via envelope a la Seinfeld.
Personalization Tip Two: PHOTOS
I may be biased because I’m a photographer… okay, I am definitely biased… but using your engagement or proposal photos for save the dates or invites is such a nice way to bring your personality to paper. Plus, all your guests will get to see your beautiful photos and faces in their mailboxes, which I bet will make them smile. A beautiful moment captured of your love sent to mailboxes around the country and a perfect piece of fridge content for your grandma.
Personalization Tip Three: ONLINE ORDERING
I really love ordering things online, but I hate when I get my item and it’s not what I expected at all. Lucky for us, now you can order a printed sample of the design you like to see exactly how it will print before you order hundreds for the big day. There’s nothing worse than thinking you wanted a lilac save the date when you really wanted lavender. Am I right?
So those are my tips and I hope they help. If you’ve recently gotten engaged, I’d love to know what tips you’d like to hear about! And if you’re in the market for some stationary, Basic Invite is actually having two promotions right now.
Use code 15FF51 to get 15% off of EVERYTHING, which is honestly really exciting.
If you’re a busy mess (like me) but you still want to send out Holiday cards, use HOLI30 through December 31st to get 30% off all holiday cards plus free address recipient printing.
Happy Holidays, everyone!