We all remember our first schoolgirl crushes. We would take out our notebook, and scribble that cute little boy’s initial next to our own, draw hearts around it and skip about our day. As we grew, some of us would carve our initials plus theirs onto more permanent fixtures such as trees and restaurant tables. Today monograms (a fancy term for those sweet initials) are found in new and modern ways throughout wedding themes.
Here are some new ways to use your monogram at your wedding!
You can start using your monogram from the very start on your wedding invitations! They can be incorporated on the top of the invitation as well as on the envelope.
You can use the monogram on décor such as the doors to the wedding or reception. Also throughout the reception on favors, chairs and more!
You can use you and your fiancé’s initials throughout your wedding to let the world see you’re truly uniting and your initials plus his equals forever for real! Here at Freshly Minted Invitations we would love to help you create the perfect monogram and invitation. Let’s work together to shout your love to the world.
Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, falling leaves, fresh rain…. all the smells of fall are in the air. Fall is a beautiful time of year. The trees are changing colors; the air is brisk and clean. If your wedding is in the fall you have many beautiful options to incorporate into your wedding.
The colors and smells of fall can be infused throughout your wedding theme. You can use fall candles, pumpkins, and leaves as décor. These same things can be included in your wedding invitation and design. The warm wall colors such as these:
Your wedding invitations can have fall designs, colors, photos, graphics and more. They can be completely personalized to fit the season and theme of your wedding. Making your wedding just as warm and inviting as you desire them to be.
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At Freshly Minted Invitations we can’t wait to help you ‘fall in love’ with your fall wedding. Allow yourself to create your dream wedding down to the last detail. We will help you every step of the way in designing your perfect invitations!
Flowers add a beautiful and special touch to your wedding. They can help contribute to the theme of the wedding, and also can add meaning. Every month of the year has specific flowers and colors. These are often known as birth flowers. For your wedding, you could incorporate your wedding month’s flowers into your celebration.
Here are the flowers for each month of the year, the color of the month, and their meaning:
|January||Carnation or Snowdrop||Black, Dark Blue or Red||Fascination; Devoted Love / Consolation; A Friend in Adversity|
|February||Violet or Primrose||Violet, Sky Blue or Yellow||Modesty; Faithfulness; Virtue / Young Love|
|March||Daffodil or Jonquil||White or Light Blue||Regard; Devotion / Affection Returned; Sympathy|
|April||Daisy or Sweet Pea||Yellow, Red and Colorless||Innocence; Youth; Purity / Goodbye; Blissful Pleasure; Departure|
|May||Lily of the Valley orHawthorn||Yellow, Red and Green||Sweetness; Humility; Return of Happiness / Fertility; Hope|
|June||Rose or Honeysuckle||Light Blue, White and Cream||Love / Devoted Affection|
|July||Larkspur or Water Lily||Green, Russet and Red||Laughter / Purity of Heart|
|August||Gladiolas or Poppy||Orange, Red and Light Green||Strength of Character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural Grace / Eternal Sleep; Imagination; Oblivion|
|September||Aster or Morning Glory||Brown, Deep Blue||Symbol of Love; Daintiness / Talisman of Love; Affection|
|October||Calendula or Cosmos||White, Yellow and Varied||Joy / Modesty|
|November||Chrysanthemum||Dark Blue, Red and Yellow||Cheerfulness; You’re a Wonderful Friend; Rest; Lovliness; Abundance; Wealth|
|December||Narcissus or Holly||Indigo, Green, Greenish-Blue||Stay as Sweet as You Are; Egotism; Formality / Foresight, Good Wishes|
How would you choose to incorporate these flowers into your wedding? Have you thought about using these flowers or colors in your wedding décor, bouquet, dresses or wedding invitation design? Here at Freshly Minted Invitations we would love to help your wedding have the special touches and meaning that you deserve.
Every year brings its hottest new trends, colors, songs and styles. As a busy bride planning your wedding you may choose to incorporate some of the hip, up and coming styles into your wedding. Many brides choose to add their own individual personal touches, and make each trend uniquely theirs.. We had shared in an earlier blog that this year’s most popular them is “Birds”. Here are a few trends that we have come across.
Mint- The color mint can be infused throughout your wedding. You can use it for your wedding invitations, your wedding cake or cupcakes (think chocolate mint), your decorations, your bridesmaid dresses, and even in your gown. Here are some great ideas: http://bit.ly/NUr7IS
Oxblood: A deliciously rich color perfect for a fall wedding. It goes with many things including red. You could infuse this color throughout your wedding. This beautiful shade can be added to your bouquet, your décor, and even your dresses. Here are some great pics: http://bit.ly/NVGH7d
Birds: As we mentioned in an earlier post, bird themes are predicted to be BIG in 2013. How many ways can you think of to use the bird theme throughout your wedding?
Braids: From Red Carpet to weddings- Braids are in. Braids are romantic and timeless and are starting to catch bride’s eyes for next year. Braids and bridal headpieces will be a bridal fixture in 2013.
The best trend of all of course….. DO YOUR OWN THING!
You are a talented, unique and imaginative individual. You can follow the latest trends, adapt them and make them your own…. Or take your own path!
At Freshly Minted Invitations, we’re here to create anything that you can dream up. Whether it be personalized labels, creative colors, fanciful wording… anything that is uniquely YOU. We are here to bring your dreams to life.
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Wedding favors are another way that you can add that special touch to your wedding. Through your favors you can show your personality, flare, and attention to detail. Wedding favors can be fun, artistic, stylish, and true to your theme and colors. They are a way to show your guests that you appreciate their support on your special day. They can be traditional, edible, collectible, or creative. There are many options available to you.
Some ideas for cool wedding favors are:
For the gourmet or food loving couple you could choose some creative and edible options for your wedding favors. Examples:
Take-out boxes (let your guests choose and pack their own candy from a cute candy display)
Hometown Specials- Does your hometown have a special treat it’s known for? Treat your guests to a tasty local treat.
Salt Water taffy- Great for ocean themes, and perfect for matching colors. Put them in a monogramed bag for that extra special touch.
Salted Sunflower seeds- Personalized with your name and given in a fancy tin
Wine Lovers- Send your guests away with a delicious personalized wine.
Other cool ideas:
Travel Bug- If you and your honey have the travel bug, you can send your guests home with personalized luggage tags.
Cocktail Accessories- Match some fun accessories to your theme and send them home with guests.
Floral: Choose anything from seeds, to pressed flowers, to potted plants, to floral infused products, to fresh flowers to share your style, your theme and your message to your guests. Find unique ways to add your monograms and special notes to these keepsakes.
Personalized Water Bottles-Send your guests home with some cute water bottles specially designed with your name. See the example of the one that we did above!
Wedding favors are a fun addition to your wedding and allow you to explore your options and your style through the diverse options available to you. We would love to help you personalize and design your special labels and notes for your creative favors!
Here at Freshly Minted Invitations, we know that your wedding is a time when you can express your individuality, creativity and your personality to your family and friends. This is your special day and your special event. It is all about you, and the love that you want to share with the world. Your wedding takes many hours of planning and one way that many brides choose to streamline and simplify their decisions is by choosing a theme. This theme can help the bride when choosing colors, decorations, brides maid and wedding dresses, and even the location.
After you have chosen your theme you can incorporate it into your wedding even down to the smallest details. One of the ways that you can proudly display your theme is through your wedding invitations. These invitations are often one of the first introductions of your theme to your wedding guests. Through this important invitation your guests will be able to see the style and theme of your wedding. They will know if your wedding is formal or informal, a destination wedding, or if it has a unique dress code or style.
Your invitation wording, its colors, font, and design can all be personalized and uniquely crafted to fit your special day! This invitation will be something that many people will save and cherish, and that you will place carefully in your wedding album. It’s a symbol of your special day and a momentous moment in your life.
The colors and details on your invitation will set the stage for your big event and will tie in to your theme precisely. We would love to work with you to help you see your dreams and imagination come to life through your special wedding invitations.
Many brides wonder what wedding programs are and why they even really need them. The wedding program is a place where you can honor special people who attend or may not be able to attend your wedding. It’s also a place where you can introduce your wedding party. If your wedding contains rituals or traditions that some of your guests may be unfamiliar with, such as religious traditions, it can help explain them to your guests. Wedding programs also allow your guests to keep an eye on the series of events. They will be able to see what’s coming up next.
Wedding programs are another thing that you can fully customize and personalize for your wedding. They come in a variety of styles and wording. Programs can be any color, shape, size, or design to match your wedding colors, tastes and preferences. You can either find cool DIY wedding programs, or you can hire a professional such as Freshly Minted Invitations to create your unique program.
Here are some cool ideas how to use wedding programs:
Functional- Your guests will love programs that they can use for other things. One popular multi-functional program is the fan! You can create a fan out of your program to keep your guests cool. Another idea is to print your reception menu on the back or infuse the programs into your seating décor.
Photos- Wedding programs with photos will make beautiful keepsakes for you guests. They can even frame them, and save them for later!
Silly Stories - You can add your personality and vibe with cute ‘how we met’ stories, and your wedding parties names infused throughout.
Fun for all- You could also do cute crossword puzzles to test the knowledge of your guests; including questions about the couple, the honeymoon, and more. Another cute old school idea is to be creative with the paper. You can make cute ‘cootie catchers’ or origami.
Eco-Friendly- Share your love of the environment with your guests, and be green! You can use paper bags filled with bird seed as your program. This would be great with 2013’s increasingly popular bird them. You could also fill the bag with flower seeds that they can plant later.
However you decide to express your creativity through your wedding programs they will be something that both you and your guests can enjoy. If you need help creating your perfect wedding program, contact us here at Freshly Minted Invitations. We would love to work with you to create your unique design.
RSVP cards are often a necessary evil. They are a way to find out exactly how many people will be attending your wedding or reception and sometimes their meal preference. While it can be difficult to decide on the wording on your RSVP card, and often controversial, one of the other decisions to be made is the type of RSVP card. Here are a few options available and the pros and cons of each.
1. Include a card with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
-Traditional or formal approach and is often expected
-Can make it classy and match your invites
-You can include slightly more information
-People don’t send them back, and waste the postage
-Difficult to read handwriting, or illegible
-Stamps are expensive
-Not very “Green”
2. RSVP postcard stamped
Pros- -Cheaper, because a postcard stamp costs less
-Convenient for your guests to just drop in the mail
-Green- less paper
-People forget to send
3. E-mail Address RSVP
- Easy for you to organize and keep in spreadsheets on your computer
- Quicker than waiting for snail mail.
- You avoid issues with ‘returned mail, unknown address, or lost mail
- Your older guests or technologically impaired guests may have trouble
- If someone mistypes your email address or it is incorrect you may not receive RSVP
- Junk mail folder may receive messages
- Not everyone has an email address (back to the older guests)
4. Online RSVP through Wedding Wire and other wedding websites.
-Cheaper, and easier to keep track of your responses
-Greener (less paper, saves the environment from waste)
-Can fit additional information on a website
-Appears casual, and may not be taken seriously.Many may not do it.
-Older guests may have trouble
-Technical issues with the website (either people can’t find it or it has issues)
-People might respond multiple times and throw off your count
No matter which RSVP card option you choose there will always be someone who thinks that you should’ve done it another way. Just remember that this is your special day! Keep your guests in mind, and try to make it easier on them, but make sure you do what’s best for yourself as well! It’s important to have an accurate headcount and only you know the most efficient way for your special event.