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Wedding Wednesday: Botanical

If you’ve been following my last few Wedding Wednesday posts you will notice that they have been falling under the same category of inspiration. This is the busiest time of year for us and while most people believe that the summer months are wedding season, this is our wedding season. In my opinion your invitations should be the first order of business for your wedding planning, even though I know it usually gets left until the end, because your dress and venue are important to find as well. Finding some sort of theme or colour scheme helps narrow down choices like flower arrangements, or table linens and even invitation colours. I hope that these theme and colour boards help you to narrow down any of your choices before starting on your invitation process or any other wedding planning. Today’s inspiration comes from vintage inspired florals and soft hues.

1 – vintage inspired wedding decor via Becoming You; 2 – floral china that would be beautiful to use as centre pieces via Creative Muggle; 3 – botanical themed wedding invitation custom designed by Notables; 4 – soft floral Save the Date card custom designed by Notables; 5 – Botanical notebooks by Rifle Paper & Co.; 6 – “Miniature Decorative Birdcage”; 7 – pink hydrangea invitation custom designed by Notables; 8 – fresh floral invitation custom illustrated and designed by Notables; 9 – soft centre piece idea via Ritzy Bee

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Alright all you newly engaged couples and bridesmaids who are furiously planning weddings right now, here is your ultimate Do’s and Don’ts list of what you need to know when it comes to your invitations. Read on and take notes!

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Last week I gave you a little timeline/guideline for your wedding stationery (click here.) Let’s address the first item on the list: Save the Date cards! Your wedding is {approximately} 9-12 months from now – I realize not everyone’s wedding will follow this window of time however, this is a great starting point for anyone.

{yellow Semikolon blank notebook $16, Lamy Al Star roller ball in Graphite $47, photo used in Save the Date card courtesy of Kelsy Neilson}

Depending on how far ahead you are in your planning, you may want to send out Save the Date cards to guests out of town or in other countries. If you are having a destination wedding, whether it was as far as Jasper, Hawaii, or Spain, you will want to give your guests plenty of time to plan accordingly. Even a weekend wedding at your family cabin could require about the same amount of notice as if you were inviting your guests to pack up for a week away in paradise. A Save the Date will require {at the very least} no more than your names, the month you are getting married, and the city/province you are getting married in (“Invitation to follow” is not needed, but can be added depending on your preference.) Adding a cute story to your card can really add to the theme of your wedding as well. The sample above uses a photo which is a nice way to put those engagement shots to use.

{grey Semikolon lined notebook $17}

 Not only is this Save the Date using a photo, it is also a postcard style incorporating a simple hand written message on the back from the Mr. and Mrs. to-be. No extra envelopes needed. Just add a stamp and pop it in the mail. If this isn’t your style, thankfully we do custom work! We can turn that postcard into a folded note card if you prefer. Tying in a photo is a great way to add your personal {couple} touch especially if you haven’t quite narrowed down your colours or theme yet. It’s nice to have your stationery pieces have an overall cohesive look, but it’s not completely mandatory either. If you’re having an informal backyard DIY wedding, having mismatched pieces may be just another contributing factor to the theme. Now for the ever popular question, “Do I really need to send out Save the Date cards?” The answer is, no. You don’t need to send them out, however it is a nice way to let your guests know that you have set a date and have been courteous to inform them with plenty of time. Plus, it will be their first look at your big day.. no pressure or anything!

My advice? {As if I haven’t already given you information overload, hey? But, that’s what I’m here for!} Click here to book an appointment with one of our Invitation Consultants to talk more about your Save the Date cards and get the process rolling.

Notably Yours,

Sophia

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