HAP Cordially Invites You to….Wedding Month!

Welcome to HAP Wedding Month!  With wedding season kicking into full gear, we’ve got tons of fun ideas, guest bloggers and real weddings lined up for you.

And since we’re inviting you to join us this month for a virtual wedding extravaganza, we’re starting things off with a round up of lovely stationary ideas.  Invitations and accent pieces are a great way to set the stage for the tone and theme of your wedding.

The Basics:
At a minimum you should probably consider the following items:
Save The Date Card
Invitation & Envelope
Response Card
Place Cards
Table Numbers
Thank Yous

The Extras:
Get a little fancier with these add-ons:
Reception Card
Inside Envelope
Menus
Programs
Direction Maps
Calligraphy
Return Address Stamp or Embosser (we like the ones from Paperwink)

The Colors:
Here are a few color schemes calling our name this year but many of these come in multiple colors.
Blue Wedding Invitations, Navy Wedding Invitations

Blues, clockwise from top: Minted, Crane, Gryphon, Minted

Yellow & Grey Wedding Invitations

Lemon & Grey, clockwise from top:Elum, Smock Paper, Minted, FoglioPress

Red Wedding Invitations

Ruby Red, clockwise from top: Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, Wiley Valentine

Chocolate brown wedding invitations, wood wedding invitations

Chocolate, clockwise from top:Paper + Cup, e.m.papers, Night Owl Paper Goods,
Shine Invitations, Crane

Lime Green, Vintage Green Wedding Invitations

Lime Green, clockwise from top: Two Trick Pony, Elum, Wedding Paper Divas, Elum

Budget-Friendly Tips:
We could go on and on about stationary but the fact is, it gets pricey in a hurry. Here are some ideas to consider if you’re on a budget:
- Choose an invitation that allows you to put reception info on it so that you can skip the separate reception card.
- Skip the inner envelopes.
- Post one menu per table instead of one at each place setting.
- Choose flat printing over letterpress.
- Have a talented friend or family member? Ask them to design your invites or do your calligraphy as a wedding gift.

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