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!
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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.