Broke-Ass Tag: wedding stationery

4/24

I will fully admit that I used to judge brides who claimed they were “sooooo stressed over wedding planning.” Just as I’ve been forced to admit over the past seven years that I truly know nothing about parenting, I’m now eating my words about wedding planning. I got lucky in the fact that the venue comes with a built-in planner who will help me plan the food, decorations and music, but I didn’t realize there were so many other details that came with the territory before we even get to that point. I’m trying to piece them out so I don’t get completely overwhelmed, but I tend to not be a “live in the moment” kind of person; I like to plan things three or four steps ahead so that I’m not surprised by anything that pops up. So this week I decided to tackle the save the dates.

Chris and I have decided not to do an engagement shoot. I have a friend who is an amazing photographer, and I would definitely have chosen her to do a session, but she’s having her first baby and is due next week, so Chris and I talked it over and decided to just skip having engagement pictures taken. It doesn’t hurt that it saves us money, and it keeps me from having to worry that we’re going to have to cut it short and drive my friend to the hospital! I’m more worried about getting amazing wedding pictures, so I’m not too bummed. It does mean that when I was looking for save the dates, I was going to have to pick ones that either didn’t have a space for pictures or use pictures that we already have.

I decided to go with Vistaprint. The price was right (31 cents a piece), and I really liked the design. My mom, sister, and bridesmaid Shay all said the same thing: it’s not overly mushy, and it fits us well.

 

Real Bride Alissa's Save the Date

I think it’s cute and fits our personalities well. It’s fun and tongue-in-cheek, while not being dismissive, and it shows our genuine excitement! We don’t have a wedding website, so I took that part out, but everything else was very easy to fill out. Vistaprint shows you where to fill out your personal information, and it’s easy to take fields like the wedding website out. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, and the price was right (it was less than $25 before tax), and they’ll be here Friday! Now to worry about other things, like flower girl dresses and bridesmaids dresses and invitations … oh my!

  • 3/1

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    Enter: Wedding Paper Divas‘ sublime Anniversary Sale.

    Let’s back up a bit. See, our friends at Wedding Paper Divas don’t mess around when it comes to stationery. They have perfected the fine art of making wedding paper goods approachable, affordable and personal. Whether you’re looking for the just-right laser cut design in your particular shade of blue or you want to add your own flair to the wording, Wedding Paper Divas has options to fit your vision. And the buck doesn’t stop at just invitations — they have stationery for every step of the wedding planning process, from engagement announcements to save the dates all the way down to menus, place cards and thank you cards.
    Wedding Paper Divas Laser Cut Filigree Invitation
    But all that? It’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Wedding Paper Divas makes things easy on you, too, by providing some little extras that ease the pain that can often come with wedding stationery.

    Not sure which invitations really suit you best? Go ahead and order a few samples. And do it for free. They’ll send you a handful of designs, along with color and paper swatches so you know exactly what you’ll be getting when you place your final order.

    Wedding Paper Divas Classic Black InvitationAre you dreading having to address those envelopes? Then don’t, and let Wedding Paper Divas do the dirty work for you. When you choose custom envelopes for your invitations, Wedding Paper Divas will address them for free — saving you time and many a hand cramp.

    Wedding Paper Divas Textured Paper Floral InvitationBetween the huge amount of customization — did we mention you can get personalized foil options? Because OMG. — and the wide variety of helpful tools and additions, it’s no wonder Wedding Paper Divas tops our list for gorgeous wedding stationery.

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    Head on over to Wedding Paper Divas to get 40% off your order with code CELEBRATE40. Sale ends 3/7.

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  • 2/20

    TinyTalk Invitation Pillow available from Etsy seller cayteelynn Ah, invitations. So simple in theory, so complex in reality. They look like innocent paper beacons of joy, but they come with a lot of, well, baggage. This is my how the invitation process of my wedding has gone down so far: The Save-the-Dates (aka. The pre-invitation): I get this. The vast majority of our family and friends…

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    2/14

    Invitations are just one of those things on my list that are not super important. At least they weren't important in the beginning. Of course, slowly but surely as I started to confirm my wedding vision my thoughts started to shift. I naturally began to consider foil cut designs, envelope liners and beautiful calligraphy until I realized that these extras were costly and time was…

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    11/28

    Happy Monday, darlings! I hope you all had a great, restful Turkey weekend. As per usual, the holiday shopping has been kicked into high gear, and since finding a killer bargain is essential to any Broke-Ass wedding, I'd be remiss if I neglected to share these awesome Cyber Monday deals with you. Since Black Friday was a mashup of all the things, Cyber Monday's deals are concentrated…

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  • 11/11

    Whether you're hand-writing on the envelope or using a convenient print-out label, addressing your wedding invites comes with a few *rules* that etiquette specialists still advise you follow. We don't want you to be left searching, so here's what you need to know before sending out that stationery. Before you get started, make sure to check and double-check that spelling! Your partner's cousin Ashleigh is…

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    11/2

    Howdy my fellow Broke-Asses! Envelope template available from Etsy seller BlissPaperBoutique It's official, we are officially getting married. I just dropped off the Save the Dates at the post office. With a huge wink and promise of future cookies to the post master, he lovingly hand-cancelled each of my postcards. I feel like a mother bird watching all my fledglings leaving the nest. Who knew…

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    10/18

    Some ladies dream of the perfect wedding dress, others dream of the Prince(ess) Charming that will meet them at the end of the aisle and many dream of the minute that they will say "I do." Before I joined the sorority of engaged ladies, I too dreamed of the above but the most pressing dream and the images that keep me up at night are the…

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  • 9/21

    As a DIY, oh-so-poor bride, I have always planned on making my own invitations. I have been fussing with designs, envelopes, and patterns for about two years solid. I even went through a phase where I planned on having an Etsy shop to give brides invitations on the cheap. Then I realized I have no artistic ability. Sadly, that’s kind of a prerequisite for being a…

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