Halloween is here and offbeat couples are letting their ghoulish sides shine with amazingly over-the-top weddings. But don’t let the idea of a Halloween wedding fool you, you don’t have to decorate your reception space like a haunted house to let your love of the holiday shine through.
To prove my point, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite spook-inspired wedding ideas that will pay homage to this shriek-worth holiday, while still hosting an elegant affair.
I love the romantic feel of this black, red and gold tablescape. The headstone table number is a fun nod to the holiday.
Looking for a cute way to incorporate the holiday into your wedding day attire? This bride chose to wear skeleton leggings under her dress, which made for a super-cute photo op!
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These black-tipped, red roses to die for! Well, maybe not literally, But they are absolutely perfect for your Halloween wedding.
Who doesn’t love a candy apple? These red, candy-coated crab apples will satisfy your guests sweet tooth, while also adding to your wedding’s eerie theme.
Looking to add a touch of black to your look? These lacy, peep-toe booties would be the perfect addition to your wedding day wardrobe.
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Looking for a ghoulish refreshment to serve your guests? These blackberry cocktails are sure to be a big hit!
The groom should be able to have a little fun with his wedding attire too! What better way them by surprising him with some skull cuff links?
Looking for even more Halloween wedding inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! Planning your own eerie event for next year? Let us help you create a perfectly creepy invitation to get your guests talking. Contact us today for a free quote!
Tis’ the Season for a Halloween Wedding was last modified: October 31st, 2016 by Ajalon
Looking for a way to make your Indian wedding cards truly memorable?
Our most eye-catching option is to combine bold, vibrant colors with elegant, shimmering foils. This combination is especially popular with detailed South Asian designs like Hima, Wamil and Naija. While darker stocks like Pomegranate and Amethyst really allow the foil to stand out and shine, gold-on-gold is subtle and elegant. All of our designs are 100% customizable, with limitless possibilities.
All of our gallery designs are 100% customizable, but sometimes brides and grooms want to create an invitation that’s completely original. This gold foil and steel blue letterpress Sequoia suite is a great example of that. Lisa and Michael wanted to incorporate their connection to the west coast and chose a fitting double-sequoia image as their inspiration. By choosing to print the trees and their names in gold foil, they gave their invitation suite a truly elegant look. They continued this theme though their wedding day items with honey gold ink on their programs and gold edge painting on their menus. Cheers!
Letterpress Ink: Blue Steel 533 | Foil: Gold 121 | Fonts: Burgues & Baker Signet SM Caps | Paper: 2-Ply Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra | Pocket Folder: B5 in Gold Linen Metallic | Customizations: Edge Painting & Beveling (Menu)
Elegant Sequoia Letterpress and Foil Invitation Suite was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Ajalon
We customized our Autumn design with a three-color letterpress layout for this lovely couple’s October wedding in New York City. The blind impression gives this invitation suite a touch of elegance, while the deep purple and orange ink give it that quint essential fall flair. By enclosing their invitations in a beautiful eggplant pocket folder, their wedding invites surely wowed their wedding guests.
Letterpress Ink: Aubergine 511 & Sunrise 152 | Fonts: Feel Script & Trajan Pro | Paper: Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra | Pocket Folder: A7 in Eggplant Matte
Colorful & Rustic Invitations for Your Fall Wedding was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Ajalon
The idea of taking one of life’s most extravagant events and using it to help others is fairly new. Couples are beginning to realize they can have a special and wonderful wedding day, while contributing to the community or the planet. Below you will find a few simple ideas that make a huge impact.
Wedding invitations are a must. While you cannot eliminate the invitations, you can opt for invitations printed on recycled paper. The higher the content of recycled paper, the better. The paper is beautiful and the quality untouched. It is estimated that one ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for groups who will accept your used invitations, and turn them into beautiful greeting cards to send to patients, soldiers, and senior citizens.
Crane’s Lettra: Lettra is a sumptuous, tree-free, 100% recycled cotton paper, and is available in 110# and 220# weights.
Plumfund is a crowdfunding site that allows you to collect donations from your wedding guests in lieu of gifts. You designate the charity or family the donations will benefit. This is the perfect program to help someone in need, and since it is all done electronically, there is no waste of gifts, cards, wrappings, and shipping expense. Best of all, Plumfund is free to set-up and they do not charge your guests fees.
Instead of the traditional wedding cake, opt for a beautiful candy buffet. A candy buffet is stylish and carries a “Wow” factor! Instead of hiring expensive servers (and services to clean-up), set up a candy buffet, using candy to match the colors of your wedding. Inexpensive (recycled) gift bags or boxes allow your guests to take candy with them. Sweetservices.com is the place to go for bulk candy, specials, and inspiration. They also have specialty candies for designer selections.
Do not forget to check with your local post office before purchasing postage stamps. Often the postal service will have special stamps that donate a portion of the costs to charity.
Save Vanishing Species Stamp As of May 2016: Total Sold: 32.5 million. Total Raised, Net: $3.3 million.
As you can see, there are many ways to make minor and selfless changes in your wedding that will help other people. These changes do not affect the beauty or sentiment of your day. However, it feels great knowing your wedding day changed the life of someone else.
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Is your wedding invitation being sent to guests that speak different languages? Here are some ideas for bilingual layouts. One way to create a layout in two languages is to have the bride and groom’s names only once, but placed so that they are easily read with both languages.
Two columns,such as on our Theodora design, make it easy for your guests to read in their own language. The added benefit is that you will only have one version to print and send to your guests.
A horizontal layout can easily accommodate a two column layout with the two languages side by side. Sonja is easily adapted to such a layout.
If you want to go the extra mile however, you can send different invitations with each design tailored to your guests language. Visit Savannah to see more about this design.
Non-western characters can also be incorporated into your invitation design. See more about our Allison design.
If your guests all speak the same language, but you would like to honor tradition, having important elements such as names and phrases repeated in a second language underneath can create an attractive and easily readable layout. See more about our Chicago design.
Once your venue is booked and your invitations are ordered, it’s time to start focusing on the smaller details for your wedding. Wedding day stationery is often overlooked, yet these letterpress and digital beauties can make a huge impact and add a personal touch to your reception and ceremony space. That’s why we are extending our popular 10% off wedding day special! Spice things up by choosing a different design for your wedding day pieces from our invitation gallery or match your table numbers, place cards and favor tags to your original invitation set.
Here are a few items you should be sure to include!
Have you and your other half opted for food stations during your cocktail hour or a buffet for your reception? Creating these custom cards is a smart and beautiful way of showing your guests what’s on the menu! While large digital signs are ideal for your guests to read while they stand in line, letterpress menus add that extra touch of elegance to your table settings.
This digitally printed menu sign adds a touch of tradition in our mandala inspired Neha motif.
Have you spent hours creating the perfect seating chart? Ensure your guests get to their assigned table with beautifully printed escort cards. Not only do they give you another opportunity to incorporate your invitation design, they make your guests feel special with that added personal touch.
Lalita, one of our more unique and traditional feeling designs is even more stunning when printed in two-colors.
Are you hosting a multicultural wedding or a traditional Indian wedding with a culturally diverse guest list? Offering your guests a personalized program is a great way to let your guests know what to expect during the ceremony and reception.
This mehendi-style paisley motif called Sindhu, is both traditional and romantic. For couple looking to add a little extra sparkle to their programs, gold metallic paper is always a winner!
You’ve already impressed your guests with your stunning invitation suite and personal touches throughout your wedding day, now it’s time for your much-anticipated thank you cards. This is one last chance to impress your guest with your elegant wedding style and like all of your paper pieces, they can be 100% customized!
Hema, one of our most popular paisley-inspired Indian designs, is always a crowed pleaser.
Are you and your fiancee planning on offering your wedding guests a signature drink at your wedding reception? You may want to consider printing personalized signs so your guests know what’s on the menu! This is a great opportunity to share your favorite concoction and put a personal stamp on the evening.
This digitally printed version of our Devi design looks even more eye catching when displayed on this elegant black metal easel.
One of the many perks of working with Indian and multicultural invitations is seeing our designs take on new life as our brides and grooms begin building their custom invitation suites. Designs that we may have printed dozens of times before continue to transform and surprise us. For this and many other reasons, our staff picks change on a fairly regular basis. So, I guess the real question is what is our favorite this week?
Trish, our invitation Guru, has helped hundreds of couples bring their own unique style and ideas to our foil and letterpress wedding cards. Her favorite of the moment is also a longtime customer favorite. Hima, our elegant and detailed paisley motif has been customized more than any other, with tasteful combinations of typography, color and flourishes of design.
Robin, our marketing maven, has a love for all things paisley, with an emphasis on the traditional and timeless. Also a fan of Hima, her current favorite is Sunita. Perfect for a multicultural wedding, this exquisitely detailed design is a show stopper in two-colors, but for the couple really looking to make jaws drop, the inclusion of gold foil is the way to go!
Matt, one of our pressmen, has the job of making our ideas a reality. Having seen and printed so many invitations over his decade here, his interest lays more in surprising color and foil combinations. Wamil is a great example of a bold and vibrant letterpress and foil design. The bright copper foil paired with a light african violet ink is breathtaking. Tie it all together with a purple metallic pocket folder and it’s sure to be a show stopper!
Being newer to the team, I have yet to nail down a favorite design as most of the styles that come across my desk are doing so for the first time. However, one that has caught my eye recently is Gopi. This mehndi-inspired elephant invitation is playful and modern. Popular in letterpress, this is one design I’d love to see printed with foil. Any takers?
Interested in seeing some of our Indian wedding cards in person? Check out our samples page and let us know what colors and designs are catching your eye. Who knows, maybe your invitation suite will be our next favorite!
Staff Picks – Indian Wedding Invitations was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by Ajalon
When it comes to bridal fashion, your options may be dictated by your culture. While here in the United States, the blushing bride may walk down the aisle in a white dress, embellished with crystals, lace or delicate embroidery, this is far from the cultural norms in Asia. Whether you are of Japanese, Chinese, Thai or Indian descent, your wedding gown will likely be vibrant in color, with elaborate patterns and details.
Below are some of my favorite bridal looks from around Asia. Take a look and tell me which is your favorite in the comment section below!
This traditional Chinese Qing dynasty styled wedding dress and phoenix headpiece is both beautiful and whimsical. The cool and warm tones make a huge visual impact.
Indian wedding lehengas are one of my favorites. The attention to detail, extravagant embroidery, and copious amounts of bling make for a dramatic look that’s full of femininity. This deep red lehenga is covered in elaborate gold embroidery and delicate bead work.
Sleek, feminine, and full of tradition. This beautiful Japanese kimono is full of stunning contradictions. Dark and light, hard and soft, it’s almost as beautiful as the bride wearing it.
This Thai Phra Ratcha Niyom, also known as a Thai dress of royal endorsement, is full of tradition and color. The addition of the large gold jewelry and accessories, including an elaborate golden headpiece, truly makes this bride look royal.
For more bridal looks from around the world, make your way over to our Pinterest board.
Stunning Wedding Gowns from Across Asia was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 by Ajalon