Wedding Wisdom

INVITATIONS

Invitations are the piece de resistance, the first real sneak peek into your big event. Have fun with them! The options are seemingly endless, but one thing Courtney Daniel of C. Daniel Design insists is a must: texture. Whether that means layering the inserts in a pocket-style invitation or incorporating other textiles, like satin or jewels, this is your chance to give guests something they haven’t seen before.

SAVE-THE-DATES

Although not 100 percent necessary, more often than not, couples choose to send these wedding-day teasers – and for good reason. “If you’re getting married Labor Day weekend in Kennebunkport, where there are only a handful of guest rooms for out-of-town guests, save-the-dates are a must,” Finigan says, adding that she often likes to design the invitation first to form a cohesive theme. Here’s where you can put those oh-so-beautiful engagement photos to use, while also tying in fonts and other design elements from the rest of your stationery suite.