The winners of our Just Invite Me Giveaway have just been announced! We can’t wait to see what you girls pick out from the Just Invite Me sparkly collections. Our grand prize winner is Lauren! The three first place winners are Shani, Sharon, and Liz. For second place, the winners are Shannon, Emily, Megan, and Shannon. We’ll email you darlings with more info, so be on the look out! Congratulations!
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Letterpress, glitter, and gold, oh MY! Today, we are so excited to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors: Just Invite Me! Whenever we see a little glam, it gets us pretty dang excited, brand name wellbutrin from canada especially if it involves letterpress stationery. Jessi, the designer behind Just Invite Me, is all about keeping up with what’s in season, so you can count on her for on-trend invitation suites that mix fun colors with chic metallics! We could go on, but here’s the point: Jessi is offering a HUUUUGE giveaway for our readers, and we’re picking not one, but EIGHT lucky ladies!Click to expand for more
Here’s what we’re giving away:
Grand Prize : 1 winner – 100 Glitter Styled Letterpress Wedding Collection
First Place: 3 winners – 50 Silver Glitter Lined A2 envelopes with Thank You Cards
Second Place: 5 winners – 100 Silver Glitter Belly Bands
You can enter several times using our Rafflecopter, and it’ll help us keep track of your points! Come back several times this week to re-enter. We’ll pick a winner on Friday! Ready, set, go!
Today, we are so so so excited to announce our recent collaboration with Gus & Ruby Letterpress! Their lovely establishment is not only responsible for creating and printing letterpress finery, but also for offering a wide arrange of wedding stationery from the best designers in the industry! The owners, Sam and Whitney, have created the perfect one-stop shop for all your paper needs! Over the course of the next year, we’ve invited these paper pros to chime in on everything you’d want to know about invites, save-the-dates, and so much more! Without further ado, take it away, ladies:
Hello lovely GLW readers! Samantha & Whitney here from Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Today, we want to talk with you all about Save the Dates. The fall season brings so many wonderful changes and traditions. Green leaves turn to toasty reds, oranges and yellows. Iced coffees get swapped for pumpkin spice lattes. Flip flops are traded in for suede booties. We head to the orchard for crisp apples off the tree and cider donuts.
But, perhaps my favorite thing in the Fall is the arrival of all the new brides and grooms who are starting their planning process for 2014 weddings. These lovebirds all seem to get down to business during the fall months after a summer of celebrating engagements, enjoying the sun and gathering ideas. Come October, we always get an influx of inquiries and appointment requests to start discussing one major thing: Save the Dates!
Save the Dates can be kamagra oral jelly some of the most fun stationery elements to design. Oftentimes, couples will elect to send out save the dates that are in-line with the overarching stationery design, but that are a bit more casual & fun in tone/wording/design to get guests excited for what’s to come.
For those of you newly engaged, here’s a little 411 on Save the Dates:
• Typically, save the dates are mailed out anywhere from 6-12 months prior to the wedding (on the longer side of that range if you are having a destination event or are getting married somewhere were accommodations are limited).
• The purpose of a save the date is to alert guests of the date and location of the wedding so that they can mark their calendars and begin making any necessary travel arrangements.
• For this reason, we always recommend including lodging info and/or your website URL on save the dates, rather than waiting to share that information on the invitations. The sooner your guests can make their plans, the better!
• Overall, they should give your guests a taste of what is to come and get them excited for the festivities!
From cheeky and casual to elegant and glam, save the dates come in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy some of our favorites above and take a peek at our custom wedding stationery and then drop us a line or give us a jingle to talk about yours!!
One of our favorite goodies to hunt for are pretty typefaces. If you are the DIY type of bride that is planning on designing your own invites, then Cantoni is a new font that we know you’ll love. It’s absolutely lovely for wedding stationery, and super fun for envelopes, like our mock-up below.
Of course, because we love hooking up our readers, the creator of Cantoni (and one of our Grey Collective Members, of course) is offering a special discount! If you purchase by November 30th and enter the code GREYLIKESWEDDINGS, you’ll get a 40% discount. Seriously! Head here to nab it!
The National Stationery Show is going on this week, and we can’t wait to see more from what the designers have created! For now, today is a stationery day, so be sure you enter our giveaway for free menus! We also thought you’d enjoy this gorg new invite suite created by our fave MaeMae Paperie. I love the mint and yellow combo, don’t you?Click to expand for more
This suite was designed for a sweet southern couple who had a destination wedding on the Pan Handle of Florida. While the suite didn’t feature color it was filled with texture through the mixing typefaces and tactile printing of blind embossing and a soft grey letterpress on cotton paper. My favorite element was the map featuring lots of fun illustrations scattered along the shore of Florida. The bride’s family vacations in Carillon Beach every year and the couple wanted to share their favorite places to dine and visit with their friends and family through this map. Sitting here with my three (let’s get real- it’s five, I was just trying to make you all think I was a hearty Minnesotan…) layers on I’m dreaming of what Elizabeth notes on the map is her favorite key lime pie at the Seagrove Village Marketplace.