Have you thought about how you can share a special memory with family and friends from your wedding celebration after it’s over?

Giving them your favorite wedding photo as a keepsake could be the perfect solution.

Depending on how quickly you want to start writing out your thank you notes, this could be a great way to share one, or even a few, of your wedding photos while thanking guests for their generous gift and for celebrating with you.  Having thank you cards printed with your favorite photo may take just a little more time and effort but family and friends will surely appreciate the extra touch and the souvenir they will have of the joyous celebration.

Here’s just a sampling of all the different designs available when it comes to photo thank you notes.  Many of them are folded so you have the inside to hand write your message.  If you aren’t sure about the etiquette to follow when writing your note, check out this previous blog post all about wedding thank you card guidelines.

Wedding Photo Thank You Cards

Wedding Photo Thank You Cards

Another unique idea would be sending family and friends a photo Christmas card featuring your favorite wedding photo giving them a memento of your celebration.  It’s also a great way to commemorate your first married Christmas as newlyweds and to remember your special day.

Here are just a few examples of newlywed Christmas card designs.  You can really choose any holiday photo card design and simply make it custom using your favorite wedding photo.

Newlywed Photo Christmas Cards

Newlywed Photo Christmas Cards

So you said ‘Yes!’ and the wedding planning has begun.  Now it’s time to ask those closest to you if they will do you the honor of being in your wedding party standing next to you as you say ‘I do’.

Since recent trends seem to involve more than just verbally asking bridesmaids and groomsmen to be part of your wedding celebration, here are some creative and fun ideas for popping the question.

How about bridal party scratch off cards?  Create some exciting suspense by having them do the scratch off to reveal whether you are asking them to be a bridesmaid or maid/matron of honor.

 Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

Bridal Party Scratch Off Cards

And we can’t forget about the guys in your wedding party. Here are some scratch off cards just for them, again depending on their role of either groomsman or best man.

Will You Be My Groomsman Cards

Groomsman & Best Man Scratch Off Cards

These embroidered Pop the Question tote bags are adorable for not only asking the appropriate question but also for keeping as a remembrance of their role in your wedding. They can also be used long after the celebration.  As a special personal touch for each gal, have their name embroidered on the tote and consider filling it with their favorite item to let them know just how important they are to you.

Pop the Question Tote Bags

Pop the Question Tote Bags

We all know weddings can bring on happy tears so how appropriate are these ‘Will you be my…’ personalized hankies.  Personalize the hankie design that asks the right question with her name in embroidery.  What a terrific keepsake of your wedding celebration, and it may just come in handy on the day itself.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Hanky

Will You Be My Bridesmaid, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor Hankies

If you are planning to give each person a gift when you ask them to be in your wedding party, why not include a fun card or gift tag appropriate to the role you are asking them to fulfill.  These adorable Pop the Question sets include bridesmaid (5), maid of honor, matron of honor, personal attendant, flower girl, groomsman (5), best man and ring bearer.

Pop the Question Sets

Pop the Question Sets

Hopefully these ideas gave you some inspiration for having some fun and being creative when popping the question to those you have hand picked to be part of your wedding party.

I couldn’t end this post without talking about how you will thank each of these special people who you chose to stand by you on one of the most important days of your life.  These thank you card sets are perfect for writing a very personal note of thanks to each person for the role they played in your wedding celebration.  Each set is a little different as far as the specific people they cover but both sets include ‘Special Thanks’ cards that can be written for other wedding party members or even parents.

Wedding Party Thank You Sets

Wedding Party Thank You Sets

Last, but certainly, not least, be sure to also check out our fabulous selection of personalized gifts for your wedding attendants.

Wedding programs are not only helpful to guests but also add that special touch to your ceremony.  It’s probably safe to assume that your guests won’t know all the people involved in your wedding so programs are a great way to introduce your parents, the wedding party, ushers, etc., as well as those who are participating in the ceremony (officiator, musicians, organist, soloist, readers, etc.).  At the same time, guests will use your printed program to follow along with the order of service.

Here are a few other details that you may consider having printed on your programs, depending on your preferences and the available space…

  • The names of any family members or friends in whose honor you have placed a floral arrangement or special candle in loving memory on your special day.
  • A reminder to guests regarding cell phones and cameras.  Include a line such as…Welcome to our “unplugged” wedding.  We kindly ask you to put your phones and cameras away until the completion of the ceremony.
  • An invitation to guests along with the location if you are having a reception immediately following the ceremony.
  • A message of thanks to all of your guests for being with you on your wedding day.
  • Special sentiments to your wedding party, parents, etc.
  • A few favorite things or fun facts about you and your fiancé.
  • An announcement of your new home address as newlyweds.

When it comes to the design of wedding ceremony programs, the more traditional styles tend to be folded in half or into thirds as a trifold design.

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Loves Devotion                       Typography Blend Slimline

More modern styles can include whimsical designs, bold colors, 2-sided printing, unique shapes, etc.   This Graphic Delight design shown below has a blended mixture of different typestyles and contemporary graphics.  It’s also folded into thirds horizontally for a compact program size.

Wedding Programs Graphic Delight Slimline

Graphic Delight Slimline

You may even find that there is a program design to match or complement your wedding invitation design as shown here.

Jungle Love Wedding Invitation Program

Jungle Love Invitation & Matching Program

Another popular trend is attaching your program card to a plastic or wooden handle creating a wedding program fan.  This makes it easier for guests to hold the card and to conveniently use it as a personal fan for keeping cool during warm weather.  These program fans also come in unique and fun shapes as shown below.

Wedding Program Fans

Wedding Program Fans

It’s important to be accurate with all the details of your wedding program but you can also be creative with the design you choose to the delight of your guests.  Be sure to browse our entire selection of wedding programs including traditional, modern and whimsical styles.

Presenting guests with personalized wedding coasters is becoming trendy for reception favors.  They’re fun to look at and are quite practical.  Guests can use them during your wedding reception for their drinks and then take them as souvenirs to be used at home as well.  When it comes to personalizing them, you may be able to add your names and wedding date, depending on the design.

There are many different choices for custom coasters, but here are just a few examples.

You may find a drink coaster design that matches your wedding theme.  Pictured here are personalized coasters with a design perfect for a nautical themed wedding.

Wedding Coasters Nautical Personalized

Nautical Coasters Personalized

Depending on your chosen wedding invitation design, you may find matching personalized coasters or maybe drink coasters that have a fun design with a catchy phrase as shown here.

Personalized Wedding Coasters

Golden Elegance Coasters —- Rustic Charm Coasters —- Drunk In Love Coasters

How about featuring your very own signature drink with its ingredients on your wedding coaster favors.  If guests really like the drink, they can use the coaster to recreate it at home.

Custom Drink Coasters Signature Style

Signature Style Coasters

Photo coasters sharing an engagement picture or any one of your favorite photos as a couple would make great keepsakes for guests to take home from your wedding.

Photo Coasters Full Photo

Full Photo Coasters

Even though these drink coasters aren’t personalized, they can certainly come in handy for guests to cover their drinks so no one moves their glass while they may be out on the dance floor enjoying themselves.

Printed Coasters Dont Take My Drink

Don’t Take My Drink Coasters

These are just a few of the many unique designs and creative ideas available so be sure to check out our complete selection of wedding coasters.

The obvious purpose of wedding menu cards is to creatively display all the tasty details of your wedding reception food.  What’s often overlooked is how stylish they can be when added to the place settings of your reception tables.  There may even be a menu card to match your invitation design.

Letterpress Wine and Dine Menu Card

Letterpress Wine and Dine Menu Card

Do you also know the additional ‘supporting roles’ your printed menu cards can serve depending on the design you choose?

How about expressing your thankfulness to family & friends that they could be with you on your special day.  On the design below, your sentiments are shared on the back side of your menu card.

Chalkboard Circle Menu Card

Chalkboard Circle Menu

How about recognizing all the members of your wedding party who are part of your celebration, as with this design, which is a nice touch for guests who may not know everyone.

Dinner Party Menu Program

Dinner Party Menu Program

How about sharing with guests your new address as a married couple as this design does on the back side of the card.

Distinctive Impressions Menu

Distinctive Impressions Menu

How about listing for guests the order of events for the evening as shown on this design.

Best Chevron Ever Bellatina Menu

Best Chevron Ever Bellatina Menu

How about a menu wrap design that fits around your napkins and can be used to hold a wedding favor or even silverware.

Birch Tree Love Menu Wrap

Birch Tree Love Menu Wrap

Maybe you would prefer your wedding menu be printed on a napkin to be placed at each place setting instead of a card.

Marvelous Menu Luncheon Napkins

Marvelous Menu Luncheon-Napkins (choice of colors)

Did you ever think there could be so much to consider when it comes to menu cards for your wedding?

Wedding programs add a special touch to your ceremony.  Your guests can use them to follow along with the order of the service and be introduced to everyone in your wedding party along with those who are part of the ceremony.

Here’s some other pieces of information that you may consider including on your programs…

  • Revealing that a special candle or floral arrangement is displayed in loving memory of a friend or relative.
  • Details about a reception that may be held immediately after the ceremony.
  • A short thank-you verse to all your guests for being with you on this special day.
  • Special sentiments to your wedding party, parents, etc.
  • Announcement of your new home address as newlyweds.
Wild Rose Program Card

Wild Rose Program Card

Traditionally, ceremony programs were folded in half or appeared as a trifold design.  Today’s modern touches spice them up a little with whimsical designs, bold colors, fun typestyles, 2-sided printing, etc.

Very Vintage Program

Very Vintage Program

You may even find that there is a program design that matches or complements your wedding invitation design.

Wood Grain Floral Heart Program

Wood Grain Floral Heart Program

Another recent trend is attaching your program card to a plastic or wood handle making it a wedding program fan.  This makes it easier for guests to hold the card and, more importantly, to use it as a personal fan to keep cool during warm weather.  Some designs are available with and without a handle.

Fun and Whimsy Program Fan

Fun and Whimsy Program Fan

Be sure to browse our entire collection of wedding programs including traditional, modern and whimsical styles.

It’s common for personalized paper napkins to be either beverage or luncheon size and to show the wedding couple’s first names, wedding date and possibly a graphic or monogram.  They can be solid colored to match the wedding or they could match the exact design of the invitations which is also why it’s a great idea to order both items at the same time.

Today’s trends offer many new, fun options for napkins…

Stylishly display a signature cocktail that will be served in honor of the couple or maybe a list of several drinks that will be available to guests.

Signature Style Napkin

Signature Style Napkin

Something for Everyone Napkin

Something for Everyone Napkin

 

Tastefully reveal the dinner menu to guests.

Best Chevron Ever Menu Napkin

Best Chevron Ever Menu Napkin

Cleverly share fun facts about the newly married couple.

Cheers for Chevron Napkin

Cheers for Chevron Napkin

Express a thoughtful thank you verse even though a more personal thank you note will probably be mailed to each guest after the wedding.

Wildflowers Banners Napkin

Wildflowers Banners Napkin

Personalized napkins don’t have to be just for the wedding.  There are great designs available for wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Mix It Up Napkin

Mix It Up Napkin

You could really mix it up with your wedding napkins by having a uniquely designed beverage size for the cocktail reception and another specialty design in luncheon size for the dinner.

Have you heard of envelope icing?

It can be compared to icing on a cake – meant to add a decorative touch to the outside appearance.  Envelope icing is a printed label that wraps around one side of your wedding invitation envelopes from the front to back.

Design choices vary as to what is printed on these labels.  Some show your initials or names while some come printed with an entire return address to appear on the back of the envelope.  The front has space for handwriting your guest’s mailing address.  Some designs even match specific wedding invitation patterns.

The design shown here actually lets your guests know the actual wedding date before opening the invitation.

Envelope Icing

Whether you use them for a cocktail reception, as dinner napkins, or to serve your wedding cake, personalized wedding napkins can be both functional and decorative.

You can choose from luncheon or cocktail sizes depending on your intended use.  You also have the choice of napkin color and imprint color which you would probably select based on your chosen wedding colors.  In addition to being printed with your names and wedding date in either ink or foil, you may also add a monogram or a design to match your theme.

Napkins that are personalized really do add a special touch to your wedding celebration and can be kept by guests as a souvenir, if they wish, not to mention your keeping a few for your wedding album.

Pearl Swish Heart Napkins

Menu wedding cards can be quite decorative as part of your wedding reception place settings.  They may even be tastefully coordinated to match your wedding reception invitations.  Most important is their purpose – presenting guests a complete outline of your wedding menu including savory descriptions of the salad or appetizer selection, the main entree, side dishes and the delectable dessert.  Menu items can be listed under course headings on the cards or simply  listed all together in the order they will be served.

It’s your choice whether you would like to personalize the cards with your names and wedding date.

Hosting a cocktail reception may prompt you to use wedding menu cards to list the specialty drinks that are available.

Menu cards can also be used for other wedding events such as a rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Menu Card Ecru