The wedding invitation is a tangible piece of excitement for the wedding to come and sets the tone for the style of the event. A lot of decision-making goes into one small envelope. Fonts, calligraphy, letterpress—there's so much to consider. Our wedding stationery glossary breaks down all of the design elements, paper types, and printing methods into one handy guide. Look through our galleries, which feature hundreds of design inspiration for stationery to suit every style. There are classic invitations and modern stationery, hand-painted invites, fabric-inspired designs, and vintage styles. Invitation wording can get tricky especially if there are divorces involved. We'll give you the guidance to word your invitations with ease. A bit of etiquette is involved too, such as when to send out the invitations, how much time to give for the RSVPs and how to word the invitation itself. There are also some important things to keep in mind before mailing the invitations, like postage and handling, and hand-canceling, which protects the invitation from damage en route to guests. As a fun extra: Check out our list of the towns across the U.S., which will hand-cancel your invitations with their wedding-worthy names (Romance, Arkansas, anyone?).
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An Easy Way to Personalize Your Wedding Stationery: Edged Invitations
Searching for a simple way to make your wedding stationery feel special? Consider this clever DIY hack, whichwill give the border of your big-day paper colorful edging without a hefty price tag. Just clamp a stack of cards—whether save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony programs, menus, or thank-you notes—together with a binder clip. Then, armed with a sponge brush, go to town coating the edges with craft paint in the color of your choice. In just a few swift moves, you’ll create cards that are cute, easy, and totally cutting-edge. Get the details below.Post
Brushstroke Wedding Invitations
These white envelopes got an instant upgrade with just two strokes of craft paint. The DIY technique is so quick and easy that you can even use it on invites—without feeling like you’ll screw them up! For sheer coverage that lets the text remain visible, choose a light shade and wet the brush first.Gallery
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Is It OK to Send Reception-Only Invites to Some Guests?
Working within the constraints of your venue space is just one of the challenges that comes with writing a guest list. One solution, as Deborah pointed out via email, is to scale back on the ceremony invitations and ask a select group to attend only the reception. But is that appropriate, and how should you approach the issue?