5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

We’re seeing custom illustrations pop up more and more in weddings, and we absolutely love the variety of options available to create fun and personal artwork for your wedding decor and for your home. Need help envisioning how a custom illustrated portrait can be used for your wedding? Here are 5 ways to use artwork to add a personal touch to your wedding day.

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The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

Ephemora is the new independent stationery studio ready to change the world of wedding invitations and paper goods. Owners Molly Cichy and Natalie Shaw have already made a strong name for themselves by focusing on gender inclusivity, breaking down heteropatriarchal wedding industry norms, and working to reduce the negative impact that weddings have on our planet.

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8 Things to Know About Print-At-Home DIY Wedding Invitations

8 Things to Know About Print-At-Home DIY Wedding Invitations

Printing your invitations at home is one great option to consider, but a few small mistakes could lead to a serious Pinterest Fail situation. Before you commit to printing your wedding invitations at home, consider these 8 guidelines.

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Wedding Planning is Hard, But Picking Custom Wedding Invitations Just Got Easier // Emily Frock Graphic Design

Wedding Planning is Hard, But Picking Custom Wedding Invitations Just Got Easier // Emily Frock Graphic Design

Emily Frock is a New Orleans-based graphic designer whose Etsy shop is full of custom invitation suite designs at incredibly affordable prices. Emily offers couples the option to pick a design that fits their personal style and choose which parts of the invitation suite they want to include, like RSVP cards, Thank You’s, and Save the Dates. You can also choose to either print your invitations at home or have them professionally printed by Emily and shipped straight to your door. With LGBTQ-friendly designs and prices starting at just $35 for a custom digital design, how can you say no?!

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Faux Calligraphy That Will Leave Your Guests in Awe of Your Skills

Faux Calligraphy That Will Leave Your Guests in Awe of Your Skills

If hiring a calligrapher for lettering place cards, addressing envelopes, decorating paper goods, etc. is not in the budget, let me impart a little knowledge for free. I’ll show you how to fake some really lovely calligraphy and turn something most couples dread — addressing all those invitations for instance — into a simple task you can take pride in.

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6 Creative Wedding Invitation Suites to Get You Inspired

6 Creative Wedding Invitation Suites to Get You Inspired

Invitations and save the dates are an important part of your wedding. Without them, no one would know when your wedding is! If you want to make a good first impression with your future guests, show off some lovely paper goods.Find inspiration from 6 of our favorite wedding invitation suites.

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The Five Biggest Reasons to Opt Out of Paper Wedding Invitations

The Five Biggest Reasons to Opt Out of Paper Wedding Invitations

There are a lot of voices out there telling us to go paperless in this new digital world, and now with Paperless Post, you can even consider going paperless with your wedding invitations. In case you're on the fence about going paperless with this super important part of your wedding, here are five reasons why you should definitely consider it.

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The Day in the Life of A Letterpress Printer // Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Takes Us on a Studio Tour

The Day in the Life of A Letterpress Printer // Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Takes Us on a Studio Tour

Kseniya Thomas is the founder of Thomas-Printers in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and she makes gorgeous letterpress papergoods for weddings and businesses all over the country. We were so intrigued that she is using presses from as far back as 1898 to create modern, playful designs that we wanted to understand her whole process. What is a day in the life of a printer like in the digital age?

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The ARQ Wedding Guide // Understanding & Incorporating Jewish Customs

The ARQ Wedding Guide // Understanding & Incorporating Jewish Customs

Jewish tradition teaches that a wedding celebrates the creation of a new world, a new beginning that may change the meaning of everything that has come before. We love the endless possibilities to be inspired by and to build upon ancient Jewish wedding rituals.

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Woke Wednesday // Meet Ashley Gaffney Design Studio

Woke Wednesday // Meet Ashley Gaffney Design Studio

Liz: I love that. When you speak of challenging clients, are you challenging them in specifically creative/design ways? Or are you willing to challenge client's assumptions around race, gender, sexuality, etc.?

Ashley: Yes. I'm constantly fighting the fight to change people's perspectives about people and how we approach them. Talk to them. Have a conversation with them. I speak of "target markets" in regards to connection points. They can be purple, gay, short, whatever...if a person connects to your message, it's because it's been crafted in authenticity, and their micro-qualities don't dictate generality. And the message part is indifferent...truly it's about authentic connections, no matter the person's make-up.

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Basic Invite: Wedding Invitations for Design Lovers on a Budget

Basic Invite: Wedding Invitations for Design Lovers on a Budget

Are you engaged and on the hunt for wedding invitations? Do you love invitation suites by independent designers but find them too expensive or the process of working with a designer too cumbersome and overwhelming? Basic Invite provides clients a boutique experience with limitless fonts, colors, and design-oriented templates printed on quality paper, and from start to finish, the process of getting gorgeous wedding invitations is fast, stress-free, and affordable.

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Business We Believe In: Skirven & Croft

Business We Believe In: Skirven & Croft

To put it simply, our mission is to design for fun. We’re building a business that allows us to deliver top-notch visual solutions that work for our clients ...whether the client is a start-up, mid-sized company, or individuals looking to throw a badass party. We aim to work with people who we can connect with, who share our values and our passions. The outcome is always better when there is passion on both sides.

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Business We Believe In: Save the Date Originals

Business We Believe In: Save the Date Originals

Save the Date Originals does graphic design and printing for folks who want to make fun things to send to friends and family!  "Send them something exciting!"

Angela is the founder of the company, and she has been making Save the Date Originals for eleven years!  

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Sponsor Highlight: A Pocket Novel

Sponsor Highlight: A Pocket Novel

My goal is to be able to provide a complete wedding experience, whether it be custom graphic design and paper goods, wedding websites, or crafty decor and planning. I just love so many aspects of this industry, I can’t limit myself to one thing. I want to take it all on!

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