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Personalised Wedding Invitations

We’re always harping on about the importance of personalising your wedding, so today we’ve decided to talk about how to personalise and print your own wedding invitations.

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We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the things you’re yet to organise for your wedding, but one thing that’s relatively easy to sort out is the wedding invitations. Some couples handcraft their invitations for a beautiful and authentic feel, but if you’re time poor, printing your invitations is a great, low-cost way to make personalised, unique and stunning wedding invitations.

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We’re especially smitten with Vistaprint, as you can choose from a variety of templates on their website to base your design on. Of course your invitation style depends on your wedding style; is your wedding formal, religious or casual? Incorporate this into your design so that your guests will know what to expect. Printing your own wedding invitations gives a personal touch, and you have the control over the fonts, colours and images. When you’re selecting the paper, experiment with difference textures and thicknesses. Also, if you’re having your wedding at a well-known destination, include some images of the location in your sets.

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When it comes to selecting a printing method, foil stamping, letter press, engraving, embossing and lithography are a few popular ways to have your invitations printed. You’ll also have to choose the paper: textured paper and envelopes are becoming quite a great way to showcase your wedding invitations. At the end of the day, remember that whatever the printing method you use, your invitations will look professional when printed by a reputable company.

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When choosing your invitation colour scheme, remember that maintaining a consistent colour scheme is important. Choose colours and fonts that represent your personality and your wedding style. If you are having a traditional white wedding; silver, gold black and spiral designs work well. If your wedding is religious, incorporate religious symbols and images into your wedding invitations and use colours which are appropriate. A casual beach or garden wedding can experiment with flushes of pink and yellow, soft typeface, and pictures of seashells or flowers. If you want to further personalise your invitations, consider adding a second layer to your set.

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If you’re not quite so crafty, the best option for designing your wedding invitations is to choose a template (or make your own) and have them printed when you’re done.

Oh how beautiful personalised invitations can be!

Amazing Discount

Vistaprint is offering One Stylish Bride readers up to 50% off all invitation products, which includes engagement party invitations, save-the-date cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding reception invitations and more. This means you can get all your invitations in same theme and have your suite of cards matching. What’s more, you’ll also receive 25% off the rest of the Vistaprint site.

Once on the Vistaprint site, just click the “Get Started” button and the discount should carry all the way to check out. To get your discount click here.

About Vistaprint

Vistaprint empowers more than 13 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression with range of products including customised business cards, postcards, invitations, and T-shirts.

Sunshine Greeting Cards Co.

Can wedding invitations be vintage and modern at the same time? “Yes, they can!” says Reginald, the designer behind Sunshine Greeting Cards Co.

These bright and cheerful wedding invitations are so pretty, and are available in digital files you can print yourself or as cards ready for giving away. Some designs can also be printed as magnets, postcards, bookmarks, and even calendar cards. You can have a vintage or modern design, or something in between – any which way, we know they’ll turn out simply adorable.

Sunshine Greeting Cards Co. uses eco-friendly paper from a 100% wind-powered facility. Love that they’re green, too!

Here are our favorites from Sunshine Greeting Cards Co…

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Sunshine Greeting Cards Co. ships internationally from Asheville, North Carolina. For their other designs and more wedding inspiration, visit their Etsy shop.

{Images via Sunshine Greeting Cards Co.}

Rise and Shine Wedding Invitations

Aaah, vintage… Crisp, deep impression printed on thick, juicy card stock—you can’t get any more vintage than that!

Rise and Shine letterpress wedding invitations offer not just fine paper and the utmost attention to detail, but out-of-the-box ideas and non-traditional techniques. Rise and Shine is the perfect way to go if you’re tired of all the glossy and mass-produced wedding invitations out there.

And the story of how it all started for them is quite fascinating. In 2006, Leslie Graham, who graduated from Philadelphia University with a BS in Graphic Design Communications, was given a letterpress birthday card by her sister. She then showed it to Ryan Howell, an Advertising and Public Relations graduate of Rowan University. From there, their adventure began.

They bought a 1912 letterpress machine they found online and operated the business from a studio space in Philadelphia. Eventually, as the company grew, they had to move to a bigger space in Louisiana, Leslie’s hometown. Today, they work with designers, marketers, manufacturers, retailers, ad agencies, and creative people from everywhere.

Here are some of Rise and Shine’s fantastic wedding invitations…

Kristen and Loren’s wedding…

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Darcy and David’s wedding…

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Marlene and Scott’s wedding…

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While the letterpress look may not be appropriate for every wedding, it certainly gives that magical touch if you’re looking for chic or authentic vintage wedding invitations. For more wedding inspiration and to view all their products, visit the Rise and Shine website.

{Images via Rise and Shine}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”