Wedding Wednesday – Earth Inspired Wedding Mood Board

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This Earth inspired board comes just in time for Arbor day! Arbor Day is a Nebraska state holiday, where we are encouraged to plant and care for trees. While we should always care for our home, Earth; planning a wedding utilizing our planet just seems so right! Using earthy shades of greens and browns work so well together. Then adding a pop of  color, in this case I used a purple to add in the lovely lavender boutique.

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PHOTO CREDITS: Cake: Lavender boutique: via ProjectWedding.com ; Ring: Ken and Dana Design; Bride picture: Liz Anne Photography via Bridal Musings; Table number: Weddinary.com ; Escort leaves: via Pinterest; Bottle table decor: via Ruffled Blog; Invitation: Rustic Crest Monogram Premium Flat Invitation Suit- PaperSnaps

 

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May Day Basket DIY

For this weeks Make It Over Monday, we are giving a shout out to follow blogger Cindy ( Skip To My Lou ) . She has wowed us with her easy DIY tutorial on her May Day Baskets! I remember going around and delivering our hand made may baskets each year to our neighbors. It is a wonderful way to put a smile on your neighbors face. This fun tradition is not only for neighbors, you can make it all about family as well. We hope you enjoy this post and head over to Cindy’s blog for a more in depth version with Instructions! ( We love her taste in paper design!)

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Photo and DIY credit goes to Cindy at Skip To My Lou

Thanks Cindy!

XOXO

The PaperSnaps Crew

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WeddingWednesday:Real Weddings~Starr&Chris

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Love And Anchors

Tidewater Inn in Maryland was taken over by the sea in this nautical themed wedding. Starr and Chris mapped out every little detail to make their wedding stand out. From the anchor motif stationery to the  bride’s deep navy heels, every detail was perfectly sea worthy.

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Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photograhpy

Venue/Caterer: Tidewater Inn

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Jewelry: Romance Diamond Bridal Collection

Hair and Makeup Artist: Jordan K. Winn & Co. 

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Officiant: Jim Sullivan

Ceremony Musicians/DJ: Crow Entertainment LLC 

Invitations: Paper Snaps

Floral Designer: Seasonal Flowers

Cake: Cakes by Melinda


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Make It Over Monday – Socially Framed Card Art

As the dawn of the DIYer has emerged, many of us browse Pinterest for our next inspiration project.  I have found a project that is not only Pinterest worthy but Stationery worthy. Throughout the year we receive many cards. Some of those cards have such a unique design that we swoon over their very existence. Why would we ever dream of throwing them out when the event or holiday passes? Why not use them as the inspiration of art they truly are. Use your cards design to accent the wall of your home.

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For this craft our supplies are simplified to a picture frame and your card (depending on how you want to frame the card, this process can be done by you or a professional at a place like Jo-Anns).

Take the card and place it into the picture frame and WaaLaa! We have a beautiful new art print to display in our home!

Mount the picture frame on the wall or even stand it up with other art prints.

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Another take on framed cards, is to take a baby announcement, graduation announcement, or save the date ( any event that would mark a milestone in one’s life) and frame the announcement/invitation to be put on display in a child’s room or graduation party.

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XOXO

~The PaperSnaps Crew~

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Wedding Wednesday – Save The Date Etiquette

We have had the pleasure of working with some terrific brides. One of the first things we see and are asked about when first meeting with our brides, is about the Save the Dates. “Should we get cards, magnets, or what about Postcards? When should we send them out? Do I need to include the wording “and guest” when addressing them?”

We are going to answer these questions and provide a little guideline and etiquette to have when starting to prepare your save the dates!

First things first, When should you send out save the dates, and why you should send them at all.

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Save the Dates have become increasingly popular in wedding stationery. Destination weddings and three day weekend weddings have set the standard for sending save the dates. As a courtesy to your guests, especially out of towners; Save the Dates provide them with ample amount of time to plan accordingly to come celebrate with you.

For destination weddings, the normal time frame to send out save the dates is up to eight months before the big day. This allows guest to have time to make arrangements, ask off of work if need be, find flights, and figure out accommodations.  With a normal wedding ceremony and reception; typically six months before is the best time to send out save the dates to family and friends.

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Next we will talk about theme. The theme of your save the dates is where you can really have fun. You can coordinate them to match what invitations you are wanting, or you can go completely unique and make them something as different and unique as possible. We have seen a wide variety of save the dates in our field and while we do love the uniqueness of some, we love the magnets, cards and postcards the best!

No matter what theme you are looking to go for, all save the dates have key wording elements they must include:

 

*Names of couple getting hitched

*It should state the fact that you are getting married (some people may think it’s a regular party invite)

*Date of the Wedding

*Location of the wedding (City and State, or Country)

* The words “Formal invitation to follow”

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A Save the Date wording No No is putting where the couple is registered at on the save the date or invitation. In our field we see this a lot, and if you are going by the rules of etiquette, putting the registry on the save the date or wedding invitation is considered rude.  Now, we are here just to inform and give you a guide, so if you want to include your registry then by all means it is your day to do what you wish! :)

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Save the Dates are the first impression your wedding has on your guests. If you want them to be aware of how formal it is expected to be, the wording you use when you address your guests envelopes plays a huge factor. If you are planning an informal ceremony and reception you can address the envelopes using first and last names. If you are stepping it up to more of a formal affair you would need to include Mr or Mrs. This gets lots of respect points for your older generation that will attend with this type of addressing.

When addressing the names, Guests who are allowed a plus one can get kind of tricky. Normally the bridal party is allowed a plus one along with anyone who has a spouse, fiancé, or have been in a relationship for over a year. Once again it is your big day, so If you want to have any of your friends and family to bring a plus one make sure you write “And Guest” after their names on the envelope.

When you send out save the dates to your guests, make sure you are hitting everyone who is expected to be there as well as family and friends you would like to come. Even though your bridal party should know they are supposed to be there, out of respect they should receive a save the date.

Hope this has been helpful and if you have any questions over wording etiquette please do not hesitate to get a hold of us! :)

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The PaperSnaps Crew

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