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Vintage Glam Lasercut Wedding Invitations

If it’s hard for you to imagine how an invitation can be both vintage and glamorous at the same time, just have a look at Casey and Branden’s wedding invitation suite! 

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The antique style floral graphics and colors are the vintage aspect while the silver glitter paper and laser cut monogram are all the way glam! 

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This folded card style invitation features a satin ribbon band embellishment that holds the insert cards in place along with coral color envelopes that compliment the suite perfectly.  

2015-01-23-00081Thank you cards featuring a wedding photo of the couple are also a part of their stationery suite.

Vintage Fuchsia and Purple Booklet Style Wedding Invitations

The non-traditional bright fuchsia pink and purple colors used in this stationery suite turned out quick nicely when paired with beautiful printing, patterns and embellishments.

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The booklet invitation features raised thermography printing on the cover along with purple Swarovski crystal rhinestone embellishments. 

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The inside pages feature a beautiful pattern in the background and vintagesque motifs. 

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The same graphics, fonts and colors were used throughout the invitation, programs and table numbers to create a truly beautiful branded stationery suite!

How To Create A Fully Branded Stationery Suite

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Creating the overall brand, or “look”, for your wedding or event stationery is all about CONSISTENCY! The brand is established in the beginning as a way to define and set the tone for you event through the use of coordinating colors, fonts, graphics, paper and printing styles.

When I brand weddings and events I pull inspiration from the venue, decor and the personality and style of my clients. This helps me to carefully source the appropriate graphics and fonts that will represent the “look” they are going for. I use these key components throughout all of the stationery pieces in different ways. Everything should not be an identical match, but more so variations. Take a look at the featured designs below to see how a fully branded stationery suite was created.

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Pretty Invitation Postage from the Post Office

Lepenn Designs Postage Tips

I’m going to go against “the norm” a little bit with this post, so i’ll just come right out and say that “wedding cake/flower stamps” from the Post Office are cheesy!  Yes, I understand that they’re a decent alternative when you can’t go with custom stamps but I don’t think they add much character to your invitations unless your wedding will be very simple, traditional and understated.

In a perfect world everyone can budget for custom stamps that coordinate perfectly with their invitations, but when you can’t try to make the best of what the Post Office has to offer.  For simple invitations that are a flat panel card, insert and envelope you’ll probably be okay with .49 cent first class stamps.  Or if your invitation is over an ounce, square or non-machinable then you’ll be at .71 cents and up.  Depending on your postage you may have to pair together a first class stamp with a .20 cent stamp, but that will just mess up the flow of what you’re trying to create with pretty stamps!  So, if you just double up the first class stamps you might spend an extra $20 but it’s so much more worth it in my opinion.

I did some searching through stamps listed on the US Post Office website and have curated some options that would work beautifully with various wedding and invitation styles.  My rational behind each of these selected stamps is not based on literally what the stamp was designed for, but more so the colors and graphic design of the stamp.  Okay, let’s explore some options…

Floral Inspired Weddings:

Botanical ArtGifts of Friendship

Luxe Rich in Color Weddings:

Lunar New Year       Year of the Ram

Whimiscal & Fun Weddings:

Quilled Paper Heart

Natural & Botanical Inspired Weddings:

Summer Harvest     Ferns

Rustic Weddings:

Hudson River

Save The Date Card Planning | Wedding Websites

Now that you’ve picked out your wedding date, chosen the STYLE for your save the dates, have taken your PHOTOS for them, and have planned to send them out 6-8 months before your wedding I have one last part that you don’t want to forget!  Your wedding website!  Creating a website is not only helpful for your guests but it’s also fun.  You can use your website as your opportunity to tell your engagement story (his and her version of course), list your wedding registry, provide more information on the wedding ceremony and reception details, and of course showcase those awesome engagement photos!

 

Here are some websites that can help you to create your wedding website.  I’m not personally endorsing these sites or getting paid to list them.

The Knot

My Wedding

Wedding Wire

eWedding

Wedding Window

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