With the gifts rolling in for this spring’s wedding season, it’s time for brides to tackle that most dreaded of wedding tasks – the thank you note. But don’t despair! Luvocracy, a new online shopping site that takes word-of-mouth recommendations online, is here to rescue this year’s June brides!
Luvocracy carries the best, most unique wedding products from every online shop imaginable – all on one convenient, beautiful, and well-curated site.
Below are our Top 10 Thank You Note recommendations, with at least one sure to appeal to every type of bride imaginable!
Couple Cards are brilliant little organizers that are business cards for today’s busy couples. From giving to wedding vendors or handing to family and friends, these couple cards make it easy to share personal information during—and after—the planning process—and can be included in thank you notes to encourage everyone to keep in touch.
Offered in 15 designs, four sizes, and an array of colors, couple cards include an image and printed information such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses and more. In addition, some of the calling cards are inspired by Get Married’s best selling invitations. Plus, couples can customize with a barcode on the back during online checkout, which allows guests to snap it with their smart phones to access a personal wedding website.
Wiley Valentine has my heart (pardon the pun). Their work is exquisite, luscious (my new word, BTW), and captivating. Ok, so you think I’m being dramatic? Nope! Check out their wedding invitations:
Marie Antoinette (my favorite):
Seaside Fete (for some reason, this reminds me of Sea Island):
Old World Opulence (say with me, now: DEE-VIIIINNNE!):
Matzinger: (look at this yellow and black, and I dare you to say that it is not fabulous….):
Toberty (The azure flower and French wording takes a simple RSVP and transforms it into art)
Michelle (loving the beach aspects of this suite!):
There are so many fantastic suites that are in the Wiley Valentine line like Luxe and Luxe II, the eco-friendly Bridal, and the luxurious Letterpress. I did want to share a few from those lines and encourage you to view their other collections—like those for social events and for baby! And needless to say, the WV Couture line is fabulous all by itself.
One of the most beautiful ways to set your invitation apart and create an immediate visual impact for your guests is with calligraphy. This artful writing is a part of every culture and can now be apart of your own wedding story. Today’s calligraphy is not the antiquated look that you have seen at the Renaissance Fair, but has a modern twist, a bit of whimsy and romance. Simply put, your chosen calligraphy style can be whatever you want it to be.
Laura Hooper has become known as the calligraphy resource in the wedding industry with her innovative styles and maps:
The Calligraphy Lady is another fabulous artist who creates the most astounding work. Her work has been featured in almost all of the bridal magazines as well as a few TV shows.
The Calligraphy Lady also creates hand written invitations, some with each guest’s name on them (featured in last invitation) as well as monograms and logos.
I love the sweet, contemporary look of the calligraphy by Swoon Over It:
There are so many styles—fun, whimsical, elegant, regal, and casual. You are not just limited to envelopes with your calligraphy???add these special details to your escort cards, place cards, menus, favors, and programs.
When I was blessed to attend and speak at Eventology, one of the sponsors was Gourmet Invitations. I was so impressed with place cards, escort cards and other materials Tifany contributed, I couldn’t wait to feature her for Papier Tuesday. While looking for different sets to feature for this blog post, I was really impressed with the many ideas and styles that Gourmet Invitations offers. Be sure to check out the Gourmet Invitations Blog, as you will see that each set has its own individual story. I loved reading each one, as it became apparent how the story influenced the concept of the design. It was great to see how Tifany brought that out and truly made those ideas flow into the suites she created.
I love how Tifany’s creativity is never pigeon-holed into one particular design. She is able to recreate the event vision through paper before your eyes and have it flow through out the entire invitation suite, menus, seating charts and other cards. From vintage to modern, romantic to energetic, there is no limit to what Gourmet Invitations can inspire.
When I saw Luscious Verde online, I was so impressed with the designs and concepts of their invitations. When i was blessed enough to receive samples, well, it was pretty much over for me. I am in love with Luscious Verde’s work! Just look at the name—that in itself is pure fabulousness.
The modern elegance is a breath fo fresh air to some of the constantly overplayed designs that have saturated the stationery market as of late. The heavy stock, classic designs, and handcrafted touches make you feel like you are holding a work of art instead of a mere wedding invitation. They are all so refined—perfect for the couple who wants their personality to shine through. Luckily for you, they are carried in several retail outlets across the country for you to see these gorgeous invites in person. But definitely take a moment to get to know the wonderful ladies at LV. As a mom, I loved their story, as well as the way they give back each month to the community. Moreover, in addition to their recycling and giving back efforts, they have developed HOOT—which creates the most dynamic designs with post-consumer waste paper, which is better for the environment (learn more about HOOT)
They were even sweet enough to send me some handcrafted thank you cards—and a pirate notepad that my little ones have confiscated to leave random ransom demands in my work tote… all signed “Captin Jack Sparro”
Thank you again, Luscious Verde team for sharing your wonderful designs with me and I can’t wait to share them with our brides!
I will be the first to say, I think this is absolutely divine! I love how well thought out and intricate the designs are. All of the “stock” sets from Le Catalogue are available in flat or letterpress, which allows you to add extra embellishment (or not) to your favorite design. What is even more thoughtful, is that each set is named after an acclaimed romantic author. The Couture line takes inspiration from the clients’ wedding themes and creates a wonderful paper experience! What was even more enthralling than the designs were the awesome bios of the creator and president of the company– Sarah and Erin.
From the Catalogue line:
Browning– A beautiful damask invitation and wedding paper set.
Emerson– A lovely swirl invitation and wedding paper set.
I was so very impressed by their couture lines; I think you will be too!
From the Couture line:
Amy– made from Thai silk with a “Chinese frog” door handle design
Jessica– a Save the Date made from a vintage postcard from Washington DC.
Marissa– Wedding invitation set made from a gorgeous baroque design with papers of various luxurious colors and textures.
Nicole– Wedding invitation set made of Thai silk with a design that opens like french doors. Rich in color, texture and embellishments.
I stumbled across the fabulous designs of Mimio while reading a magazine the other day. It was instant romance. I loved the papers– and the designs were so rich, I felt like I could feel the complex textures through the pictures.
Another fabulous week has arrived, so that means another fabulous invitation company! This week, we are loving I Do Design. It is not hard to see why from their gorgeous designs. I love that they aren’t too girly or frilly. Instead, they are modern, sometimes retro, natural, and just beautiful!
Another thing I love about I Do Design is that you can get a current design customized or you can have them create an invitation that is couture to you.
I had an opportunity to come across Real Card Studio, and fell absolutely in LOVE with the modern, yet so chicly romantic! They feature the hot new trend of the art of the letterpress, hand dyed ribbons, hand lettering artists, and hand assembled invitations. What is even better is that they are at a retailer near you! Check their website for your local Real Card Studio retailer.
All of their invites SCREAM personality! Here are some of my favorites:
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