Category Archive

save the date

From when to send ’em and what they could look like… Save the Date to check out this archive. (Formal invitations to follow.)

How to avoid your email save-the-date going to spam

How to avoid your email save-the-date going to spam

My partner and I decided to send out email save-the-dates instead of a physical card. I do, however, have a warning for you if you are planning on going the green route with your save-the-date by sending out electronic ones. If you send an email with an image, you may hit your guests’ spam folders. Here are some pros and cons of going green with your save-the-dates and how you can avoid your save-the-date going to spam…

I tried Minted's wedding monogram maker and I'm HOOKED

I tried Minted’s wedding monogram maker and I’m HOOKED

If you’re in the market for a wedding monogram for your invitations, your programs, your napkins, your dancefloor lighting(?!), it can be hard to make your own. It takes some graphic design skill that not all of us have. But I was poking around at Minted Weddings to see what new stuff they had going on and saw a free MONOGRAM MAKER.

I thought I’d do some playing around to see what I could create…

accessible wedding invitations

Are there accessible wedding invitations for sight-impaired guests?

While there are lots of invitations designers who either already produce accessible wedding invitations or can easily customize them for you, my first thought actually went to a video invitation! If you, or someone you know or can hire, can whip up a video invitation that speaks the information (at least the major highlights of date, time, location, etc.), that might be a secondary way to make sure your partner’s grandmother can watch and re-watch to get the info on to her calendar. But I digress. Here are a few vendors who can craft up beautiful, large print, and accessible invites for your inclusive wedding…

alternative wedding invitations & stationery

14 alternative wedding invitations & stationery ideas (funny, geeky, and chic!)

When it comes to communicating the wedding details to your guests, there’s nothing more fun than offbeat and alternative wedding invitations and stationery. From funny signage to nerdy save-the-dates to Halloween-themed place cards, we NEVER tire of the creativity of offbeat couples. They just keep on bringing the fun. We hit up some of our favorite vendors to see what their couples were commissioning and creating themselves in the wedding stationery segment of their to-do list. Here’s what they had saved up for us…

Wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and beyond

Wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and beyond

I’m compiling this list of wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in case you want to avoid holidays where family and friends might have conflicting events, holidays where vendors might be especially busy and/or expensive (think Valentine’s Day for florists), or religious holidays where places might be closed or guests might have other plans.

Does this mean you CAN’T book your wedding for one of these days? Hell no!

scientific invitation suites

Science and tech nerds: these scientific invitation suites inject mad scientist vibes into your wedding

Are you planning a science-themed wedding? Having a chemistry-inspired unity ceremony? Just love nerding out to science and all things tech? Want some custom-designed Mr. Robot-inspired tech invites (please say yes oh my glob!)? Your science-y wedding game will be STEPPED UP with a science-meets-art invitation suite from our ultra talented design partner, Athena and Aphrodite.