Making your wedding invitation shopping enjoyable

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Your wedding invitation is the first impression of your wedding, sort of a teaser of what is to come. While every bride wants her invitation to be perfect and beautiful, there is a lot more that goes into it than just selecting a design.

So, what makes for a perfect wedding invitation? The key to an awesome invitation is choosing the right combination of colors, paper, printing method, font for your selected design that reflects your style. Moreover, it is also important to have the correct wording and follow proper etiquette.

More and more Indian brides are going online to order their wedding invitations. But how does a bride get the personal touch of boutique-style service, while enjoying the convenience of online ordering to create that awesome invitation? Wedding Paper Divas, a stationery haven for brides, provides just that.

What sets Wedding Paper Divas apart is their personalization and preview process. You can use their suggested wording or layout guide, or can create a card entirely from scratch with your choice of font styles, size, colors, paper, and even envelopes. They recently launched their ethnic line of wedding invitations, which has many beautiful designs for Indian brides. The company pride themselves on offering exclusive designs from top designers. Their beautiful ethnic collection is contemporary, with a modern twist to rich traditions.

Wedding Paper Divas’ website has many innovative online tools, which makes ordering wedding invitations a breeze. Their service is wonderful, where the dedicated team of stationery specialists at the company help brides pick out the perfect invitation according to their styles. Wedding Paper Divas offers etiquette advice, design tips, save the date cards, and style inspiration.

Wedding Paper Divas website offers many tutorials to add your personal touch to your invitation. While the invitations are super elegant and beautiful by themselves, brides can partially DIY their invitations by embellishing them.

Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, elegant or dazzling – Wedding Paper Divas has something to offer to every bride, and then some more.

DIY Bachelorette Party Invitations in 8 Easy Steps

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When my sister asked me to be the Matron of Honor for her wedding, I was super excited! One of the major tasks of MOH and Bridesmaids is to plan the bride’s Bachelorette Party. I decided to go all out and do a Damask theme – Black and Fuchsia DIY invitations for her Girls Night Out. In this blog post I will teach how to make your own DIY Invitations for a Bachelorette Party.

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Wedding of our dreams

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The following article is a guest post by Shaily. Shaily and her husband planned their wedding in six months. In this article she gives some very useful tips on how she and her husband went about their wedding planning process and have a wedding of their dreams. Hope you enjoy! Photo Courtesy: Sandeep Ingale of Bestphotog

Planning your wedding is both an exciting and stressful time.  It doesn’t matter whether you have six months or two years, there are still the same amount of tasks that need to be planned and executed.  My husband and I planned our wedding in just six months and it was most certainly a labor of love.  How did we do it?  We did it just like any other couple does by focusing on what matters the most to us and recognizing our limits and our budget.

First we started with the basics that every wedding needs: a priest, a venue and a caterer.  Once those were in  place, we focused on what meant the most to us: photography, entertainment and decor.  While we planned our wedding in six months, we did take some time prior to do our research to know that it was possible to take the plunge in such a short amount of time.  We made sure we vetted all of our vendors as thoroughly as we could via email prior to meeting them in person, thus reducing the amount of time spend traveling from meeting to meeting.  Meeting with our top 2 or 3 choices whether it was a photographer or venue really helped to maximize our turn around time on each vendor decision.

Second, it was really important to us that our wedding be a reflection of our personalities and be as personal as possible.  We decided to DIY our invitations and chose a theme that reflected both my Indian culture and my husband’s late father: paisleys.  We found a graphic we liked from iStockPhoto and leveraged both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create our invitation suite.  We created all of our paper products from the invitations, programs, seating cards, menus and candy buffet bags.  We leveraged the theme through most of these items and stayed with the same color scheme to ensure that they all tied together. Read more »

Save-the-Dates: DIY Tutorial By Sneha

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The following post is by our guest blogger, Sneha Subrahmanian of My Shaadi Obsession. Check out her DIY tutorial to create your own Save-the-Dates!

Making our Save The Date’s was a lot of fun. We wanted to do something different so we created these minicard magnets!

Since our wedding date was on a popular long weekend, we wanted to send them out ~10 months in advance. We had just done an engagement session, so to create the save the date minicards, we picked 3 photos, including one from our formal engagement party to have a few different looks.
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Question of the week: Advice for DIYing Wedding Invitations

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Hello Lovely Ladies! Wedding Wednesdays just got more interesting on Marigold Events. We get many questions from brides asking for wedding advice. We will be selecting and answering “Question of the week” every Wednesday on Marigold Events. Ask your question by filling out our contact form on the right.

Q. I really want to DIY my wedding invitations. Can you give me some advice on how to go about making my own invitations?

A. Dear Bride-to-be: It is wonderful that you want to DIY your wedding invitations – they are a lot of fun. Here is some advice on how you can go about making your own invitations.

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Make Samples

Start out by test driving the whole DIY invitations project. Get ideas and inspiration from your local Arts and Crafts stores and Paper stores. Do not buy paper in bulk until you are a 100% sure that you want to go the DIY route. A lot of stores would not let you return the paper because of restocking issues. You should try to produce at least a couple of different samples before you pick the final invitation. You can have your fiance and family vote on the different samples. Read more »