Leave it to our friends to come up with the best ideas! Today Hanna texted. She is hosting a bridal shower and was thinking about skipping a theme and just celebrating the happy couple. Her concept is to use jumbo bride and groom caramel apples for the table centerpieces. She will probably display them on a pretty pedestal cake plate set amidst scattered flower petals. And of course, will add a petal or two to the plate itself to tie it all together.
For many of our 2017 June brides you are just a 3+ months away from the big day. Hopefully you have already sent out your Save the Dates, booked your venue and hired your band (or DJ), your florist, and your wedding photographer. Your dress was ordered months ago and now, you are are wondering if you have missed anything important. Well, there is one more thing to do >> make sure someone is planning your bridal shower. If your bridal shower invitations have not yet been ordered, TODAY is the DAY to order those shower invitations or to forward this post to the person hosting your shower so they can take advantage of these savings! Wedding Paper Divas currently has a Save 15% + Free Shipping on Bridal Shower Invitations (valid thru 3.31.17). Use Code AFFWPD15FS Continue Reading →
A great flirty apron is a must have addition to any well equipped kitchen and a fun and essential accessory for any hostess with the mostess. So PartyIdeaPros has gathered together the “best of the best” guide to fun, flirty and personalized adorable aprons plus we have thrown in a handful of crafting aprons for both you and the kids.
Remember aprons make wonderful party favors for kitchen showers & cooking parties especially with the launch of Flirty Aprons new sale page which, today at least, features women's aprons for as low as $5 each.
Fall weddings are just around the corner and it is none to early to begin planning.
Here are some things to consider:
The very first detail you must consider is the date and time of your wedding however do not order your invitations or save the dates before you confirm your venue. It is not uncommon to have to adjust your dates around venue availability or alternatively, adjust your choice of venue around the dates.
The colors you naturally think of for fall (deep reds, oranges, and browns) work great, but if you want to open it up a little, consider olives, purples, dark yellows, and cream.
Some great color combinations include:
Eggplant – Dark Olive – Light Olive
Chocolate – Dark Red – Orange
Chocolate – Light Brown – Cream
Eggplant – Chocolate – Light Brown
Save the Dates
While traditional etiquette calls for sending save the date cards (or magnets) out six months before the big day, there is no reason why you can't send them out 4-5 months out for a late fall wedding.
Especially for your out-of-town guests who need to plan around school and possibly babysitters, they will appreciate any advanced heads up. We recommend Wedding Paper Divas, where you can choose from thousands of designs and then customize them with your own text, pictures, etc. You can send cards, postcards, or even magnets.
Wedding Paper Divas also has hundreds of invitation designs, with nearly 70 specifically for fall weddings.
You can choose a design that matches your colors, a design with or without pictures, and customize them to your tastes. Whatever design you choose, they are sure to impress.
Invitations should be sent approximately eight weeks before the wedding.
Tip: For best results and a potential price break, order all of your stationery at the same time. Usually sites like Wedding Paper Divasoffer discounts for ordering matching invitations, programs, menus, and place cards. It also helps you to make 100% sure the designs are exactly the same (same colors, fonts, etc.)
There is no better source than Wedding Paper Divas for all of your wedding needs. Whether you order invitations or not, you will definitely want to check out their free wedding web sites. You can pick a theme to go along with over 40 of their most popular wedding invitations.
One last thought – bridal shower invitations should be mailed about 4 weeks before the shower unless of course, there are lots of guests making the trip from out of town and then additional notice would be appreciated. Recently we received a bridal shower invitation in November for a mid-July shower. And then received a reminder again in April. We were appalled. The shower is not the wedding and should never be treated as equal.
It's Wedding Season, which means you probably know someone who recently got engaged and is now well on their way to planning the wedding of their dreams. As my sister's maid of honor for her upcoming July wedding I of course am tasked with throwing her bridal shower. This being my first time throwing a shower I have been scouring the internet for inspiration. Turns out I had to look no further than the shower invites on wedding paper divas. Once I saw the adorable Freshly Festive invitation (bottom right in the collage to the left) I knew exactly what my theme would be. Having the party poolside at my parents home in southern California I knew I needed to do something tropical and fun, and once I saw this invitation it came to me, Cuban!
This simple invitation inspired me to hang paper fans from the palm trees, have a make your own mojito bar and Cuban favorites like mini pressed pork sandwich appetizers. What will one of the other amazing invitations inspire you to create?
All of these shower invites are affordable and you can even order matching thank you notes to really bring the theme home. Just click here to get shopping and get inspired!
Don't forget to enter our $100 Wedding Paper Divas Giveaway anytime between today and February 28th!