All posts tagged: Wedding Invitations

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How To Choose Engagement Photos for Your Paper Suite

Props to you: you wisely decided to spring for engagement photos to document your days post-proposal when you walked around deliriously happy and the phrase “cost per head” wasn’t rattling around in your brain like a marble in a jelly jar. After carefully deciding what to wear on your engagement shoot, we bet you looked glowing, gorgeous, and totally in love. Now, apart from framing a few of those lovely pics for your living room gallery wall, what else are you going to do with your engagement photos? Put them on your save the dates and wedding invitations, of course! Read More

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Save The Date Wording Examples

So now that you know a bit more about STDs (it still doesn’t get old)—that’s save the dates, for those of you who are new here—let’s talk about how to actually write this thing. Save the date wording should be short and sweet, and communicate just the basic information guests need to know: who is getting married, where, and when. The save the date should prompt guests to do the following:  Check their calendars. Write down your wedding date on said calendar. Begin to think about attending your wedding, especially if travel is necessary. You should also make it clear to Read More

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The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Invitation Wording

Incorrectly wording a wedding invitation isn’t the worst thing you can do, but commit a simple spell check error and you might as well wave your wedding dress or tuxedo shirt like a surrender flag and head for the hills. Sorry, did we make you nervous? Don’t be. Here are a few wedding invitation dos and don’ts to keep in mind, along with wording examples to steer you in the right direction. We won’t let you commit a wedding invitation faux-pas, but hitting spell check? That’s all you. NOTE: While the terms “do” and “don’t” sound like universal mandates, we Read More

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The 3 Things You Need To Know About Response Card Envelopes

We’ve already given you the general rundown on wedding invitation response cards: what they are, what they should include, and how you should word them. But if you’re knee-deep in wedding invitations right now (we hope not literally, although you never know), you probably need all the advice you can get on the finer minutiae of your invitation suite. Fear not: here is all you really need to know about the response card envelopes. 1. Include Postage If you want your guests to actually put your response card in the mail and send it back to you, then you’re going Read More

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The 411 on Wedding Invitation Response Cards

An important piece of your wedding invitation set, but one that rarely gets a lot of spotlight, is the response card you include for guests to send back indicating their “yay” or “nay” to your invitation. Response cards (with postmarked return envelopes) are necessary unless you choose to include RSVP contact info on your invitation or facilitate responses online. Order response cards when you order your invitations to keep things coordinated and make sure everything is ready to mail together. Although they don’t involve nearly as much information, you should think carefully about your response card wording to make the Read More

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How To Address Wedding Invitations

Confused or intimidated by how to address wedding invitations? Don’t worry—we feel you, and you’re not wrong. The way you address your wedding invitations is crucial not only for etiquette’s sake (you don’t want to offend your new great aunt before you’re even a part of the family, do you?), but for logistical reasons as well. You’re sending a message, quite literally, about who is invited to your wedding. If you address your wedding invitations inaccurately, your guests might get the wrong idea about who exactly is expected to show up on the big day… and there’s absolutely nothing more Read More

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Wedding Thank-You Note Etiquette

Growing up, every gift-giving celebration ended with my mom’s command that I sit down and write a thank-you note to every single person who gave me a present. I was not a huge fan back then, but today I understand it was a valuable lesson. Since we live in a predominantly digital world, there’s something extra-appreciative about expressing gratitude through the written word. While you might skip over passed hors d’oeuvres or personalized favors, wedding thank-you notes are something that should never be left off of your Zola Checklist. So without further ado, here are some rules of etiquette to Read More

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Wedding Invitations: Postage Pointers

This is it, almost-married-couples: you’re at the finish line in your wedding invitation journey. You’ve pinpointed your wedding invitation style. You’ve selected a stunning, coordinated design for your invitation suite. You’ve crafted your guest list (using Zola’s Guest List tool, if you’re smart) and ordered the proper number of cards and envelopes. You’ve sent out your save the dates. And now, finally, you’re ready to send our your wedding invitations—huzzah! But there are just a few last things you should keep in mind when it comes to actually mailing those bad boys that we think you should know about. You don’t Read More

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Wedding Invitations: A Guide To Envelopes

While it may seem like an afterthought, your wedding invitation envelope really deserves some attention. It delivers the first impression of your wedding’s style and personality to your guests. Whether subdued or statement-making, it’s a prelude to the invitation and the event itself. So without further ado, let’s celebrate this paper enclosure with everything you ever wanted to know about wedding invitation envelopes. Envelope Size If you’re designing custom wedding invitations, it all starts with the envelope! Wedding invitations should be designed from the outside in. Envelopes come in standard sizes, and these sizes can even vary by manufacturer. So it’s best Read More

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The Skinny on Save The Dates

If you haven’t attended a wedding in over a decade, or don’t receive postal mail, or live under a large rock, then you might not have heard about wedding save the dates. Or perhaps you’ve received a save the date before—maybe even stuck it on your fridge with a magnet (or maybe the save the date WAS a magnet)—but never given it a second thought. But now it’s your turn to plan a wedding and suddenly, this vital piece of communication is front and center in your mind. Feeling confused, clueless, or conflicted about whether you really need an STD? Read More