Wedding Wisdom

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Ellen Braley of El’s Cards recommends a hand-painted (watercolor, in Braley’s case) statement piece that doubles as a work of art to hang in your home post-celebration: “It’s a visual reminder of those who shared your most special day.”


“If envelope liners aren’t in your budget, a handwritten envelope is most impressive, most impactful,” says Braley, who often incorporates an element from invitations- like an oyster shell or flower- onto the envelopes as well.


These days, brides are all about efficiency, so why not have your escort card double as favors? Think plotted plants or homemade jam with handwritten names and table numbers.