Fun Wedding Registries

Fun Wedding Registries

Now that you are engaged, in addition to starting to obsess about the myriad of wedding details, you will also want to start thinking about what your life together might look like and all the “stuff” you will need (or might want) to get you started on this life long journey. This week on Small Talk Big Day, Amber lends some expert insight into creating fun wedding registries .

Just one note for your guests >> Even if you receive a Save the Date, we think it is best to wait until you get an official wedding invitation before you buy your wedding gifts. Besides, the registry is a work in progress. Give the bride and groom enough time to edit their wish list. As time goes on their priorities, and even taste, may evolve. Continue Reading →

Best Ways to To Share The Big Engagement News

Best Ways to To Share The Big Engagement News

We are loving Wedding Paper Divas' video blogs. On this week's Small Talk Big Day, Amber gives advice for all those who are newly engaged! It’s hard to keep the fun news a secret, but Wedding Paper Divas' expert lends some thoughtful tips and ways to properly announce and share the big engagement news to everyone. We are loving this advice!

  • Be sensitive >> This will be one of the biggest moments in your life! Before you tell your entire circle about the big news, make sure you and your partner tell your closest friends and family first. (PIP echoes this advice — SO SO TRUE!)
  • Stay off social media >> As you call your parents, siblings, grandparents, best friends, and so on, make sure you tell them to keep the news a secret. They should not be allowed to Tweet about it, before you get to!
  • Make it count >> Once you find the right time to let the world know about your engagement, take pictures of just the two of you. Your sweet announcement should not become a Facebook image gallery of your engagement ring. Keep it classy!
  • Mail a Save the Date

Let them know you are engaged send a save the date

Save the Dates

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#LoveWins Marriage Equality

#LoveWins. Start Planning Your Wedding Today!

Updated today because we should celebrate marriage equality and equality & respect for all, each & everyday! 

Today was a day for the history books. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for all. At last, #LoveWins. Let's celebrate love for all. Now that same sex marriages are legal in all 50 states you have absolutely no excuse not to start planning your wedding today!  Choose a date and let the planning begin by picking out your wedding invitations and the rest of your wedding suite. You can stick with traditional invitations designed with all loving couples in mind or choose an invitation specifically designed for same sex couples.  Remember the invitation you choose will set the tone for your entire celebration so take the time to thoughtfully consider how you want to create the beautiful, meaningful, festive celebration you and your partner have always dreamed of hosting. Hopefully, you can find an invitation that will reflect your unique love. Remember whoever you are, whatever style celebration you choose >> love is love. Continue Reading →

Wedding Invitation Wording >> What Not to Include

Wedding Invitation Wording >>What Not to Include

This week on Small Talk Big Day, Amber, from Wedding Paper Divas, offers easy tips for wedding invitation wording. Two of Party Idea Pros most frequently asked questions is how to address wedding invitations and how much information to actually include on the invitation itself. Sometimes it is just as important to know what not to include especially if it might be a major wedding faux pas. Here are some great tips on what not to say to your guests:

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A Couple’s Guide to Wedding Hashtags

Couples Guide to Wedding Hashtags

Couple's Guide to Wedding Hashtags

A Couple's Guide to Wedding Hashtags

Need a little wedding hashtag help? We thought so 🙂 and could not believe our luck when the featured photo showed up on our Instagram feed today. We immediately knew we had to share this Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Hashtags. Finally, a definitive guide to the best ways of incorporating hashtags into your wedding from start to finish.

When it comes to capturing the big day, today's couples are faced with more than just choosing a photographer. Picking wedding hashtags has become as ubiquitous as picking wedding stationery. After all, it's easy to see the benefits of having unique Instagram wedding hashtags. Your photographer can't be everywhere at once, so a hashtag allows you to collect special memories that your photographer might have missed. This guide will take you through everything from choosing the hashtag to getting your guests to actually use it. Continue Reading →

Love is Love

Love is love

#MarriageEquality | #LoveWins | #HistoricDay | #LetsCelebrate | Love is love

Love is Love

PartyIdeaPros is proud to join Wedding Paper Divas in celebrating the love between all couples!  Continue Reading →

Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

We know this might seem a bit premature but it is NOT TOO EARLY to begin planning your Fall wedding.  In fact, End of March – May are the months to get your Save the Date mailed. Remember the whole process takes time – try not to be in a rush.  Also, if your mailing requires more than 1 stamp, please make sure you order enough the first time because you never know if the stamps will still be available when you go to mail your final invite.  Mixed stamps give a sloppy first impression.

Here are a few things to consider:

Autumn Wedding Colors

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 combos include:

Eggplant – Dark Olive – Light Olive Chocolate – Dark Red – Orange Chocolate – Light Brown – Cream Eggplant – Chocolate – Light Brown

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Wedding Essentials

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Attention Brides!

We want to remind you PartyIdeaPros.com is here to help you with anything you might possibly need for your big day.  We receive hundreds of promotional offers each and every day and do not want to litter the site with banners and short lived deals that don't apply to where you are in the wedding planning process but we do want you to know that when you are ready to purchase your invitations, favors, cocktail napkins, escort cards, table numbers, welcome bags, bridesmaid and flower girls gifts, or any of the many other  little details that taken together create the perfect celebration, drop us an email asking if we know of any current deals.  Seriously, we will search our databases and call our contacts to see if there are currently any deals to be had or if anyone is planning to offer significant discounts in the near future.

For example, next Tuesday and Wednesday, The Knot Wedding Shop is hosting their annual napkins event.  For 2 days only The Knot will be offering their customers the following deals so even if you aren't currently thinking about ordering your cocktail napkins next week you might decide to take advantage of the savings now.


Similarly if you are in the market for thank you notes, PartyIdeaPros.com will have access to an exclusive Tiny Prints promotional code for  40% off Thank You Cards all day Monday, February 24, 2014.  If interested, email us and we will email you back a link to the promotional code. Not to be beat, Wedding Paper Divas currently is offering up to 20% Off Wedding Invitations and Reception Stationery with Promo Code: FEB20WED (thru Feb 25, 2014) and for a limited time is also offering 10 FREE invitation samples

Wedding Paper Divas Free Samples Coupon

And finally, if you are planning your honeymoon, we are constantly being barraged by our travel merchants with amazing limited time deals on fabulous getaways.  Email us if  you would like us to forward you offers on any particular destinations.

We are also more than willing to source your Pinterest Board.   Although we do ask that you edit your board to include ideas you are seriously contemplating – i.e. Harry Winston diamond engagement rings are probably not in your budget (are you listening Izzy?).

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Indian Wedding Photography Backdrops & Wedding Invitations

Indian Wedding Photography Backdrops

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Blue, Gold & Red Faux Tin Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Today we received an email from one of our favorite wedding stationery merchants, Wedding Paper Divas, sending us to their Real Wedding blog that features the vibrant, Indian wedding of Jasmit (Jesse) and Deepika, at the Hyatt Manchester Grand, in San Diego, California. The couple was married on 9/23/2011–exactly 11 years from their original anniversary in high school, 9/23/2000.

We have juxtaposed some of their gorgeous wedding photos, courtesy of True Photography, against these colorful blue, red, & gold faux tin decorative ceiling tiles because we believe these faux tin tiles would make a stunning photography backdrop for any Indian wedding celebration as well as any Bollywood inspired movie, television or theatrical set.  In the past we have featured faux tin tiles as a fabulous option for vintage chic outdoor wedding photography backdrops but clearly decorative ceiling tiles are incredibly versatile and can be used in a myriad of settings.

Wedding Paper Divas did not indicate what wedding invitation the couple chose which is especially surprising since the company has  quite a nice selection of invitations whose designs reflect this rich and graphic culture.  Here are a few of our favorites.

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