Unusual, beautiful, nautical-themed wedding invitations with scientific roots

Concertina Press creates nautically-inspired wedding invitations and stationery, using antique scientific illustrations of cool sea creatures like jellyfish, octopus, squid, sea snails, and even (my personal faves!) sharks. Whether you're having an elaborate Cape Cod yacht club wedding, an intimate beachside ceremony, or a quirky wedding at an aquarium, Concertina Press has just the invitation design for you. Let's dive in…


Save The Date designs that people will hang on their fridges in perpetuity (+$250 Minted giveaway!)

We've been talking a lot lately about Save The Date cards… three things you need to include, when to send them, whether you need to do them at all. But what about the simple pleasures of gawking at some designs? That my friends I'm here to do today… and when we're done, I have the details about how you could enter to win $300 from Minted.com toward ANY of these designs.


Get some vintage typewriter action into your wedding with As a Paper Doll

How many of you are totally in love with those vintage typewriter wedding details, but alas(!) you do not own or have access to a vintage typewriter? Our sponsor As a Paper Doll is your gateway to vintage typewriter-made wedding goodies! Maybe your not exactly sure HOW you can incorporate awesome typewritten stationery into your wedding, but you know you'd like to? Check out some more of the ways As a Paper Doll can vintage-ify your party details…


Birch, Please: check out Queer Getting Married's wedding invitations full of gay superheros and loving lesbian silhouettes

Shopping for wedding invitations and getting frustrated by heteronormative overload? We've been contacted by a lot of readers who want to know about vendors that give LGBT couples as many invitation options as straight couples. That's why I'm excited about our newest sponsor Queer Getting Married — a wedding stationery company that provides invitations, save the dates, and more.