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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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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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Wedding Paper Divas Shower & Party Invitations

In my opinion, half the fun of weddings are in all the celebratory parties leading up to the Big Day. From engagement bashes to bridal brunches to the rehearsal dinner, you've got lots of excuses to send out pretty invitations with Wedding Paper Divas. They've got you covered (with the most gorgeous designs, no...

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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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Elephant-Themed Wedding Invitation

A fusion of culture, art and color were the driving trio of inspiration behind this cheerful design that we're exploring from Emma Jo Stationery today, and we can't get enough. The intricate pattern adorned in brights and hints of gold edging have stolen our hearts. Did we mention the two adorable elephants? See the whole thing right here! From ...

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Copper Willow Letterpress Wedding Invitations

As a self-proclaimed paper-lover, my heart has grown to love each and every one of the wedding invitation designers in our Little Black Book. And I'll take any chance I can get to wave around my SMP privileges to steal a peek into the process behind the pretty. My dears, meet two of the sweetest ladies I know, Jill...

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Behind the Invitation: Art Deco Gold Foil Invitation from Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Our Behind the Invitation series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Aside from the fact that I'm head over heels for anything paper, we're getting a peek into some of the best designers in the industry, and I can vouch for that. Today's Gatsby-inspired design comes to us from the darling Lauren of Lauren Chism Fine Papers who also happened to design my...

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10 Ways to Pretty-Up Your Wedding with Calligraphy + Custom Lettering

When you hear the word calligraphy, I bet most of you envision a beautifully addressed envelope. Trust us, we love a pretty envelope! But we're kind of loving the gorgeously creative ways that couples are working with their vendors to really personalize their weddings, with calligraphy and custom lettering. In spirit of that, we've put together a pretty little round up of some of the loveliest...

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Behind the Invitation: Aviation + Garden Party Suite from One Plus One Design

I can't help but be in a cheerful mood after seeing the photos for our latest installment of Behind the Invitation! Tyler and Jessie from One Plus One Design are here today to tell us the story behind this sweet design. From the lovebirds, Jeff and Jen flying away in their getaway plane, to the map envelope liners and the bright color combo, the whole...

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Wedding Invitation Trends from Bliss & Bone

I am beyond excited this morning m'dears and thrilled to introduce one of our newest Little Black Book members and couture invitation designers, Bliss & Bone! Owners, and husband and wife team, Cindy + Carl, are one seriously stylish duo. With designs inspired by fashion and interiors, they're so on...

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Behind the Invitation: A Botanical Wedding Suite from Lana’s Shop

Being an SMP blogette sort of comes with an invisible press badge, one that lets us go behind the scenes of all things wedding. When we spotted this lovely Botanical invitation suite from Lana's Shop, you better believe we whipped out that badge, and we're so happy we did. Todd and Sarah, the sweet Bride + Groom had such a clear vision for their big day.

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Wedding Stationery Timeline + Invitation Wording from Chelsey Emery

Having designed a few invitation suites myself, I know that there are many steps to the process and many pieces to keep in mind when thinking of your wedding stationery. A couple of big questions I always get are 'When do I send everything out?' and 'What do I write on my wedding invitation?' So, I'm beyond thrilled to have our very own LBBer and wedding invitation designer, Chelsey Emery here today with some fabulous invitation wording...

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