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Wedding Wisdom

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SEATING CHART 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.” CALLIGRAPHY “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. ESCORT CARDS These days, brides are all about efficiency, so why not have your escort card double as favors? Think plotted plants or…

Wedding Wisdom

vibrant wedding invitations for a maine wedding

THANK-YOU NOTES This is arguably one of the most important pieces to include in your stationery suite. “It’s a lot of work being a guest at a wedding!” Courtney Daniel laughs. “You need to show your gratitude for the fact that they took the time to show up and buy you a gift.” But guess what? Thank-you cards don’t actually have to say “thank you” on them. In fact, Braley recommends sticking with elements from your theme and that’s it, so you can use them again and again well after your photo album has been printed. REPLY CARDS Online RSVPs…

Wedding Wisdom

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SIGNAGE Put those wedding hashtags to use and include signs around your venue, instructing guests to post pictures for all to share. Go for double duty and make them arrows pointing toward the bar, photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres station. EMBELLISHMENTS A twine wrap that marries with your nautical theme, a burlap ribbon to tie all your inserts together – whatever extra “wow” factor you want to include, get a group of girlfriends together or pop open a bottle of wine with your fianc√© and do it yourself. Leave the calligraphy and designing the experts, but this…

Wedding Wisdom

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DIRECTION/LODGING CARDS “Everyone has a GPS on their phones or in their rental cars,” Finigan says. Instead, put your resources toward a wedding website- a nod to tradition meeting technology- and include information about the venue, accommodations, and day-of parking instructions. Guests can be directed to your website with a quick line on the bottom of your invitation. CUSTOM MAPS Whether included on your save-the-date, wedding website or in with your invitation, including a custom map is all the rage. Even your closest friends will enjoy a snapshot of all the places that are important to you: where you went…

Wedding Wisdom

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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,…