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#SMPWedding101 – Invitation Language Etiquette

While there's no denying how fun it is to find your perfect invites, the proper wording can be a bit confusing. Proclaiming "I do" in a church or outside? How to introduce the reception that follows? Fret no longer friends, we have Mrs. John L. Strong here to help; with 85+ years of experience, they know a thing or two on the do's and don'ts of the oh so important invitation language! 1. What is the appropriate wording for getting married in...

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Fairytale Wedding Ideas Fit for a Disney Princess

Even if you don't want to look to look like a princess bride on your wedding day, there's probably some small part of you that has always dreamed of your fairytale wedding. And if you're looking for a happily ever after that rivals any Disney princess', just consider us your...

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10 Wedding Trends Everyone is SO Over (And What to Try Instead)

Let me preface this by saying we've seen a lot of beautiful weddings with the 10 trends below, and when they're done well, they're done well. That said, their popularity means we've seen them in a lot of weddings. So, if you really want to wow your guests and have...

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Contemporary Invitation Suites The Modern Bride Will Love

These invitations are for the Modern woman. The Bride who is obsessed with typography, knows the difference between gilded and letterpress, and isn't afraid to take a few fashion risks. Sound like someone you know? Of course it does, which is why we've rounded up a few contemporary invitation suites that are sure to...

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The Prettiest Wedding Details for Every Season

Wedding season runs from mid-April through the end of the summer. But it's time to redefine wedding season to any season, because if all the beautiful fall, winter, spring and...

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#SMPWedding101 – Custom vs. Semi-Custom Invitation Suites

Choosing my wedding invites was oh so fun - and oh so overwhelming. The amount of options is mindblowing - and a bit confusing. So you could say we're pretty happy to have Karla from Written Word Calligraphy here to explain the factors to consider when choosing semi-custom or custom invites. She recently launched a line of semi-custom invitations...

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The Best Wedding Invitations of 2015

My wedding obsession began long, long ago, before I even dreamt of walking down the aisle. It started with some stylish stationery and me falling head over heels in love with all things paper. That passion has only increased as I dive into beautiful celebrations day in and day out and let me just say, 2015 was one inspiring year when it comes to invites - see our favorites right here and get ready to get...

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10 Pretty Things We Love About: Bella Grafia

When it comes to setting the tone for your nuptials long before the Big Day actually arrives, there's no better way to do so than with beautiful invitations. And no one knows this better than hand lettering expert, Janet Henderson Brown of Houston-based...

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Wedding Invitation Mailing Tips

Speaking as a someone who just sent out her wedding invitations, there is nothing more exciting (and relieving) than handing over a pile of pretty pink envelopes to your courier. Because after weeks of calligraphy cramps, pretty postage stamps and stuffing envelopes, the hard work has commenced and it's time to celebrate. Which is why we asked Regas Studio to share their top tips on what it takes to make mailing...

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Behind the Scenes with A Day In May

There's no part of weddings I won't gush over but I'd be lying if I didn't admit to my stationery sweet spot. So I was beyond excited to get a little behind the scenes peek at A Day In May, a graphic design studio in San Fran where owners Lesley and Eve work on everything from logos and wine labels to custom invitations of every kind. See their story, creative process and inspiration - and ...

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Sunny and Seasonal Summer Invitations with Wedding Paper Divas

With the seasonal promise of sun-kissed freckles and warm solstice evenings ahead, we've already got summer sunshine on our mind. From blossomed blooms to pretty pops of color, incorporating the season for your Big Day has never looked so good. We've paired up with...

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20 Chic Save The Dates

Long before the Big Day arrives, your guests can get a hint of all the fun that's yet to come right in their mailbox! Whether you're planning a wedding that's whimsical and bright, classic and clean, set in your own backyard or in a...

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Letterpress 101

We're talking about one of my absolute favorite topics today, SMPers. Letterpress is how I personally got my start in the wedding industry, so I can appreciate the love (and hard work!) that goes into the process, resulting in some of the prettiest wedding invitations you'll ever set eyes on. So we teamed up with the lovely gals at Printerette Press and 2nd Truth to give you...

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Paper to Petal with Wedding Paper Divas Spring Invitations

With spring on the horizon and the buds getting ready to bloom, we're ready to soak up bright colors and pretty petals. From bouquets and centerpieces to your wedding invitation suite, floral goodness is a great way to add color to your soiree. So we've teamed up with...

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Save-the-Date in Style with Wedding Paper Divas

When it comes to newly engaged couples, it's a given that we love talking shop. One of the first orders of biz? Aside from drooling over your sparkly new left hand gem this month, it's time to start considering your DATE! And then sharing it in style with your nearest and dearest. That's where the darling team at ...

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Gorgeous Gifting with Wedding Paper Divas

'Tis the season of gifting m'dears, and when it comes to weddings, treating your family and friends to a few fun goodies is always a fab idea! From your day-of favors to post-wedding thank you's and even holiday gifts, Wedding Paper Divas is your one stop shop for paper pretties, goods that'll show off your...

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Burlap Letterpress Wedding Invitation

With an elegant mountainside wedding in my near future, I instantly fell in love with this beautiful burlap wedding suite by Blue Magpie Invitations. They took inspiration from the natural rustic elements and infused the most perfect amount of polish and style. Keep reading for the full story behind this invitation! From ...

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Moroccan Inspired Wedding Invitation

In my opinion, invitation designers have a tough job, but a fun one at that. They give your guests a first glimpse into your Big Day… the feel, the style, the pretty to come. And I'm constantly in awe of the beautiful paper goods that come through the SMP door. Take this gorgeously green invite from Anticipate Invitations. Pulling from the Moroccan architecture at this couple's Palm Springs venue, they created a stunning and...

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Vibrant Indian Wedding Invitation

If ever there were an invitation design meant to be married with letterpress printing, this one from Five Dot Design is it. The vibrant pink and orange pattern inspired by the Indian culture set the tone for not just the design, but the entire wedding day. Keep reading for the inspiration behind this invitation! From...

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How to Address Your Wedding Invitations

Being design devotees here at SMP we love the paper products that come along with a wedding, but I'll be the first to admit the etiquette of addressing them is totally lost on me. I really want to know how to address a fancy envelope, I do, it's just one of those things I have to Google every single time I do it. So we brought in the experts. Michael of Anticipate Invitations is here to clear up the process for good!

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