Nautical wedding invitations are perfect for introducing your romantic nautical theme to your guests.  Whether it’s using different color shades inspired by the crystal blue waters or including design elements such as sailing rope, anchors, compasses, etc., you’ll find there are many different ways to display your nautical wedding theme on your invitations.  Here are just a few examples…

The color navy blue along with several nautical symbols are used on this Destination Love Invitation.  A compass is featured on the invitation card while the matching insert cards feature an anchor, a sailing ship and a lighthouse to complete the theme.

Nautical Wedding Invitations Destination Love

Destination Love Invitation

On this customer favorite nautical invitation, Nautical Romance, your initials are highlighted within the anchor and rope design.  Different shades of blue are showcased in the design and wording as well as within the classic stripes at the bottom.

Nautical Romance Wedding Invitation

Nautical Romance Invitation

To go along with a nautical themed wedding, this uniquely shaped Ahoy Mates! Invitation for a couple’s wedding shower is simply adorable right down to the tiny heart at the top of the anchor.

Nautical Wedding Invitations Ahoy Mates

Ahoy Mates! Invitation

It’s all in the details with this Nautical Design Seal ‘n Send from the rope and anchor to the life preserver with its inside shaped as a heart, and let’s not forget the look of white boards as the background.  This is also an all-in-one style that is designed to conveniently fold up into its own self-mailing piece.  A response postcard is attached to the invitation along a perforation for easy removal and return by your guests without a separate return mailing envelope.

Nautical Design Seal n Send Wedding Invitation

Nautical Design Seal n Send Invitation

Don’t forget the accessories!  From guests books and wedding programs to cake tops and personalized drink coasters, you can check out these and many more custom nautical wedding accessories.

Nautical Wedding Accessories

Nautical Wedding Accessories

If you are planning to tie the knot in nautical style, I hope you have found some inspiring ideas to make your romance set sail.  Feel free to browse all of our available nautical wedding invitations.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board showcasing many more unique nautical wedding ideas – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/nautical-wedding-theme/.

When it comes to modern wedding invitation designs, you will find more options for customizing them with your choice of colors.  It used to be that most designs had their color(s) already determined and you were only allowed to choose the color of ink for the invitation wording.  There are still designs like that today, but there are also more and more designs that give you color options for both design elements and the verse printing.  Custom colors are a great way to add your own personal touch to your invitation design.

Here are just a few unique examples of how your choice of color can truly transform the look of the same wedding invitation design.

By simply changing the color of the roses on this Lovely Roses Invitation, you can make it custom to your wedding flowers.  Choosing the same ink color for your names and/or invitation wording is also a way to customize the design.

Wedding Invitation Design Lovely Roses

Lovely Roses Wedding Invitation

This modern floral design, Paradise Garden Invitation, let’s you choose the color of the background which again totally changes the look of the invitation to match your wedding colors while the floral border colors remain the same.

Modern Wedding Invitations Paradise Garden

Paradise Garden Invitation

You design the complete appearance of this Whimsical Wreath Invitation by the background color you select along with the lettering ink color to most likely match your wedding colors.

Whimsical Wreath Wedding Invitation Design

Whimsical Wreath Invitation

Now that you have been introduced to these examples of designs that let you be unique and creative with your color choices, feel free to browse all of our modern wedding invitation designs.

Response cards play an important role in the final stages of wedding planning so you want to be sure to include them when sending out your wedding invitations.  That being said, why not also have a little fun with them which is what this post is all about.

Enchanted Memories Valstyle Wedding Invitations

Enchanted Memories Invitation w/response card

For a refresher on all the specifics and etiquette, check out my previous blog post on wedding response cards.

Wedding RSVP Cards Vintage Pearls and Lace

Vintage Pearls and Lace Response Card

In addition to the basic information that is requested on an RSVP card, there are a couple of other questions you may want to ask.  One of them could be their choice of entrée if you are offering options to your guests.   You can choose to have the names of the entrée choices printed on the cards or you could creatively have the food choices represented by the appropriate symbol.  Pictured here are both options…

Response Cards Glowing Fantasy

Glowing Fantasy Response Card

Wedding Response Card Nature of Love

Nature of Love Respond Card

You may have noticed on the one design that it also indicated that the reply could be made via email address.  Proper etiquette is that you provide the postage stamps on the response card envelopes for the convenience of guests.  So including an email address could result in some of the prepaid postage not being used…just something to keep in mind.

One other question you may want to ask on your respond cards pertains to favorite songs your guests would like to be played during the wedding reception.  Below is an example that includes wording for requested songs or it could be worded as ‘please tell us your favorite song to get you on the dance floor‘.  This information can come in handy when preparing your music play list.

Response Card Vintage Now

Vintage Now Response Card

Asking for these extra tidbits of information from your guests on their response cards is a great way to get them engaged and excited for your upcoming wedding.

Most of the time you will find your chosen wedding invitation design has a matching response card so then it’s just a matter of selecting the wording you would like printed on them.  Hopefully you have found some inspiration by the ideas mentioned in this post.

Having unique wedding invitations doesn’t have to just refer to the invites themselves.  Why not start with the outside which is what your family and friends will see first when they arrive in their mailboxes.

Here are a few creative ways you can make the outside of your mailing piece as unique as your wedding invitations…

  • Size – There are so many different designs from which to choose that can also include different sizes such as tea length and square.  Whatever the invitation’s dimensions, the mailing envelope will be sized accordingly to reflect the unique size and shape.
Unique Wedding Invitations Vintage Pearls and Lace

Vintage Pearls and Lace Invitation

  • Self-Mailing Style – Choosing this style actually eliminates a separate mailing envelope altogether.  Commonly known as seal n send wedding invitations, this all-in-one style is conveniently designed to fold up into its own self-mailing piece.  A response postcard is attached to the invitation along a perforation for easy removal and return by your guests again without a separate envelope.  Since it’s folded and sealed, the ready-to-mail piece will actually show the back side of the invitation printed with the design you chose making it a truly unique piece of mail.
Seal n Send Wedding Invitations Lacy Rustic

Lacy Rustic Seal n Send Invitation

  • Color – With certain designs, you may be presented with the option of choosing colored inner and/or outer envelopes in place of the standard white for an additional charge.  You can make your color selection from the choices listed to match your invitation design.  A more recent trend has some designs including the outer envelope made from kraft paper.  Color is sure to bring attention to your invitation mailing.
Unique Wedding Invitations Flowery Boho

Flowery Boho Invitation

  • Decorative Seals – To add a special touch to the outside of your invitation mailing piece, a decorative seal can be placed on the back of the envelope giving the appearance that it is sealing the flap down.  For seal and send invitations, the seals are included since they really do seal the invitation for mailing.  When purchasing your own decorative seals, you’ll find many design choices from monograms to first names to specific themes.
Decorative Seals Love Seal

Love Seal

  • Custom Wedding Postage Stamps – Creating your own personalized wedding stamps is another creative option for mailing your wedding invitations.  You can choose to upload your favorite photo or select a ready-to-use wedding design just adding your names and wedding date.  Another great way to reflect your own personal style.

Today’s couples are eager to add their own personal touches to all aspects of their wedding.  So why not make the mailing of your unique wedding invitations a little more special using any of the above ideas to start building your guests’ excitement even before they open them.

Are you looking for affordable wedding invitations but without sacrificing style and quality?  Sep ‘n send wedding invitations could be the perfect solution.

Not to be confused with seal ‘n send invitations that fold up and seal into their own mailing piece eliminating mailing envelopes, sep ‘n send (or separate and send) wedding invitations are exactly what their name implies.  The invitation, response card and reception card are all printed on the same sheet of paper.  They are then easily separated by their perforated lines before assembling and mailing in the included envelopes.  Printed response card envelopes are also included at no extra charge.

Because all the cards are printed together on one page with the same ink colors for a perfectly coordinated look, the cost savings are passed on to you resulting in stylish and affordable wedding invitations.  You’ll probably notice how impressive some of the designs appear even before the pieces are separated.

There are a wide variety of sep and send invitations from which to choose depending on the look and theme of your wedding.  Many let you customize the paper and ink colors. Here are just a few of the unique design choices available…

Sep n Send Wedding Invitations Antique Lace

Antique Lace Sep ‘n Send

Grand Statement Sep n Send Invitation

Grand Statement Sep ‘n Send

Affordable Wedding Invitations Vintage Nuptial Sep n Send Invitation

Vintage Nuptial Sep n Send

Now that you are more familiar with this invitation style, you are invited to browse all of our available sep ‘n send wedding invitations.

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.

Chances are you will have to assemble wedding invitations as most printed invites arrive flat and need to be folded or assembled before you begin organizing any extra inserts. If tissue paper happens to be included with your order, place one sheet of it so it lays directly on the invitation covering the wording which may be on the front or inside depending on the style.  All other enclosures will be either tucked inside if it’s a folded invitation or placed on top if it’s a single card with all inserts facing the same direction so the wording goes towards the bottom of the envelope.

Wrapped Up in Vintage Wedding Invitations

Wrapped Up in Vintage Invitation

Of course, pocket wedding invitations are assembled differently if there is a separate pocket to hold any enclosure cards.

Here is the suggested order to follow to assemble wedding invitations but keep in mind your invites may not include all of these pieces:

  1. Reception card is placed directly on top of the invitation wording with its printing facing you.
  2. Response card is tucked underneath the flap of the response envelope with the print facing you so it becomes one enclosure. Place on top of Reception Card (or invitation wording if reception card is not included). The top of the envelope should be in the fold of the invitation (if applicable). Don’t forget to put a stamp on the response envelope or response postcard.
  3. Map or Directions Card should be placed on top of the Response Card with any church directions being on top of any reception directions.
  4. If an Accommodations Card is being included, that should be placed on top of the Map Card with the printing facing you.

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You may want to handwrite all the addresses on the inner & outer envelopes (keeping matched sets together) prior to stuffing. Remember…the handwriting on both envelopes should be the same.

If your invitations came with an inner envelope, place all items with the print facing the back of the envelope so it’s immediately visible when opened by the guest and with all folded edges inserted first. This envelope will remain unsealed…with even the flap left untucked. If you ordered a color lining, this will be the envelope that has it. If you don’t have inner envelopes, simply follow these steps for inserting pieces into mailing envelopes.

Finally, place the inner envelope inside the outer envelope with the handwritten guest names facing the back of the envelope and seal. Remember to have a return address on the outside of your mailing envelope, preferably on the back envelope flap.

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For a nominal charge you can have a return address printed on the outside flap of the outer envelope. This will save you extra handwriting and ensure return delivery by the Post Office if the envelope is undeliverable to the intended guest.

If you ordered seals to complement your wedding invitations, place each one over the tip of the envelope flap so it looks like it’s sealing the envelope.

Be sure to view or print our handy guideline when you are ready to assemble your wedding invitations.

How to Assemble Wedding Invitations

How to Assemble Wedding Invitations

Greenery wedding invitations are predicted to be trendy this year along with greenery being featured in wedding décor, bouquets, floral arrangements, etc.

When it comes to invitations, there are many creative ways you can use greenery as part of your design.  Green foliage such as plants, leaves or even vines can add natural beauty.  Luscious tropical leaves scattered around the edges of this invitation card create a simple nature-inspired look – Jungle Love Invitation.

Green Wedding Invitations Jungle Love

Jungle Love Invitation

Having a border that appears as a frame around the wording is another elegant way to highlight greenery as part of an invitation design.  Here, florals mixed with various shades of green leaves and vines create a wreath border on this Boho Botanicals Invitation.

Unique Wedding Invitations Boho Botanicals

Boho Botanicals Invitation

A certain season of the year can also be symbolized by the type of greenery used in your design.  This Winter Berries Invitation is an excellent example and visibly sets the tone for a winter wedding.

Greenery Wedding Invitations Winter Berries

Winter Berries Invitation

For a truly unique look, why not blend several shades and colors of greenery together.  This Garden Glamour Pocket Invitation does just that with its bright, whimsical design all neatly wrapped together into a pocket style.

Green Wedding Invitations Garden Glamour Pocket

Garden Glamour Pocket Invitation

I hope you have found a few inspirational ideas for featuring some nature-inspired greenery on your wedding invites.  Feel free to browse all of our available greenery wedding invitations.

Did you also know that there’s an actual color named Greenery which is Pantone’s color of the year for 2017.

Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board showcasing more creative ideas for your wedding rehearsal dinner – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/green-wedding-theme/.

 

With all of today’s styles and designs, bridal shower invitations can be as unique and personal as the invitations to the actual wedding.

To help with your shower invitation planning, here are answers to questions you may already have and a few questions you may not have considered…

Is there a theme for the shower or an overall theme for the wedding? 

Whether it’s a kitchen shower, bridal tea, garden luncheon, brunch, lingerie shower, couples shower, etc., you may be able to find a matching shower invitation design.  The design along with the wording you choose will also reveal to guests the type of shower you are planning.

Bridal Shower Invitation Lets Do Brunch

Lets Do Brunch Invitation

What information is included on the invitation?

Typically included are the bride’s name (or both names for a couples shower), the names of those hosting the bridal shower, the date and time as well as the name and address of the venue or location.

Knowing how many guests will be attending ahead of time can be helpful in your planning so consider including an RSVP phone number or email address at the bottom of the invite.

For a surprise shower, be sure to also mention that prominently on the invitation so guests know the secrecy of the party.

If the wedding couple has completed gift registries, those stores can be listed on the shower invitation or on a separate insert card.

Bridal Shower Jar of Flowers Invitation

Jar of Flowers Invitation

What are some unique ideas when it comes to wedding shower invitations?

Including a recipe card for sharing a favorite recipe or an advice card for sharing marriage advice with the shower invites is a great way to have guests create special mementos for the newlyweds to cherish for years to come.

Wedding Shower Marriage Advice Cards

Marriage Advice Cards

Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

Recipe Cards

Bridal Shower Invitations Hearts Aflutter

Hearts Aflutter Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal shower invitations announce the celebration that will be held to shower the bride with gifts before her wedding day so make sure they are uniquely special to fit the occasion.

Feel free to browse all of our available wedding shower invitations  and shower accessories to fit your event.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board showcasing unique ideas for a wedding or bridal shower – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/bridal-shower/.  We also offer a handy, printable checklist that can be used for planning a shower – http://www.printedcreationsweddingstore.com/pdfs/Bridal-Shower-Checklist.pdf.

 

The answer to that question is also usually the answer to this question…Who’s hosting the wedding?

Together Forever Wedding Invitation

Together Forever Invitation

The name(s) of those who are paying, or helping to pay, for the wedding are typically listed on your wedding invitations just before the line that reads ‘invite you to share with us‘ or ‘request the honour of your presence‘ or something similar, depending on your choice of wording.  This may be you and your fiancé or it may be one or both sets of parents.  It may also be both you and your parents combined meaning all of you should be listed as doing the inviting.

If you and your fiancé will be hosting your own wedding, you should be listed as inviting your guests.  You can still also reference your parents or list them by name.  Both options are shown in these sample verses…

BRIDE
and
GROOM
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

~~~

Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love, we
BRIDE
and
GROOM
together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

~~~

BRIDE
and
GROOM
together with their parents
BRIDE'S PARENTS
and
GROOM'S PARENTS
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

If parents will be hosting the wedding, there are typically three scenarios that could apply to your wedding invitation wording as shown in these sample verses…

Bride’s parents

BRIDE'S PARENTS
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Groom’s parents

GROOM'S PARENTS
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
BRIDE
to their son
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Bride and Groom’s parents

BRIDE'S PARENTS
and
GROOM'S PARENTS
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their children
BRIDE
and
GROOM
This celebration of love will be
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

If either the bride’s or groom’s parents are hosting the wedding but happen to be divorced, here are some sample wordings…

Divorced parents hosting wedding together (TIP…mother’s name is listed first if she is also paying towards the wedding)

FATHER’S NAME
and
MOTHER’S NAME
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Divorced parent and new stepparent hosting the wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of {his or her} or 
{mother’s name or father’s name} or {their} daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Divorced and remarried parents both hosting wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of {their} or 
{father and mother’s names} daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
This celebration of love will be
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Since this is just a sampling, feel free to browse more examples of formal wedding invitation wording on our website.