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You know we absolutely hate to sacrifice style when it comes pretty much anything, but what is a gal to do when she’s got a budget that just can’t fit it all in (because who does, really?). We’ve recently been introduced to Ann’s Bridal Bargain, where they offer quality stationery at brag-worthy prices! While their selections are totally easy on the wallet, you would absolutely never know, based on their quality of designs, printing, and paper. Customers are always surprised by how well their paper quality and print quality compares to today’s top wedding invitation retailers. They even offer free samples so you can see before you purchase!

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Wedding Blog Vintage Themed Wedding Invitations

Ann’s Bridal Bargains is passionate about staying up-to-date the latest trends in weddings. Their most popular style this season, hands-down, is “Vintage” and they feature some amazing options! There are so many ways to make the Vintage style fit your taste. With designs that include delicate lace details (choose a wood grain combo for a rustic feel), chalkboard for a vintage, yet modern look, and typography inspired layouts as well! Remember, each design is customizable online! Choose your color and create your own unique wording. You can even add a photo to several designs.

 

Wedding Blog Vintage Themed Wedding Invitations

Ann’s Bridal Bargains is not in the business of “good enough” or “just getting by.” They work hard to exceed your expectations by offering quality wedding invitations for an affordable price and providing you with reliable and friendly customer service you can trust. They also understand how easily wedding expenses can add up, and that today’s couples want nothing more than to make their wedding day an expression of who they are. Is it possible to stay on budget and plan a wedding that’s uniquely you? Yes! And they’re dedicated to helping you make that happen.

Wedding Blog Vintage Themed Wedding Invitations

As special offer for Grey Likes readers  -  Get an extra 15% off your wedding invitation order with code GREY15. That’s a deal on top of a bargain! Offer valid through 8/31/2014.

*Ann’s Bridal Bargains is a sponsor of Grey Likes. All opinions are blogger’s own.

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One of our official stationery guest bloggers, the effervescent MaeMae Paperie, has a new watercolor line that is ever so lovely. We’re letting her take over today’s post to share with you all the pretty (and the Month of Mae special that they are running!!! Get it quick!!!).

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Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

It’s the month of Mae! To celebrate, we’re offering 20% off our wedding collection suites, including anything with watercolor – because let’s be honest, we have a serious crush on watercolor.

Don’t believe us, take a look at our instagram feed, there’s watercolor here, here, here, and here and here, and here…oh and here and here too). AND, we’re keeping the good times rolling by releasing a watercolor-themed collection suite this summer. Stay tuned!

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

If you’re on the watercolor train too and happen to be planning a wedding, contact us for details on on our month of Mae discount, we can’t wait to break out our paint brushes!

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

Wedding Blog MaeMae Does Watercolor

**The calligraphy above is by the very talented (and MaeMae favorite) Betsy Dunlap, it really adds such a special touch to this suite.

Last week, I shared with you the invites I made through Makr. Today, I’m finishing off the project by sharing with you the remainder of the paper suite, alongside our thank you post cards I created, and the darling mini-thank you cards that double as escort cards! So cute, right?

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In case you aren’t caught up, Makr is an app that allows you to design an entire stationery suite using totally customizable designs.

Wedding Blog Grey Likes for Makr

Don’t forget, if you decide to give it a try, Makr is offering a special for Grey Likes Weddings fans – enjoy a free Makr credit AND 20% off a print order! Just register with the referral code WEDDINGFAN and enter same code at checkout.

Wedding Blog Grey Likes for Makr

Wedding Blog Grey Likes for Makr

*Makr is a sponsor of Grey Likes, however all opinions are blogger’s own.

Okay, ladies! I was just recently introduced to Makr–an app that allows you to design an entire stationery suite using totally customizable designs. To prove how awesome they are, Makr sent me on their site to give it a try, and I’m so excited to share with you what I came up with! Today, I’m giving you a sneak peek of the the invites I made using the app, and next week, check back in because I’ll be sharing with you the sweet little thank you’s that I came up with as well as the entire suite.

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Makr allows you to adjust colors, patterns, text, sizing, and even upload your own logo! The app is crazy simple to figure out and by the time I finished the invite, it was full steam ahead for all the extra pieces (escort cards, favor tags, you name it!). They have tons of ideas and professional ideas, so it’s easy to come up with something really gorgeous with absolutely no design skills whatsoever (I promise).

Wedding Blog Makr Invites!

Last but not least, I have to mention that the Makr price point is so exciting. Everything was incredibly affordable to print, invites came with envelopes, and it all was delivered within a few working days. So not only would Makr work well for your wedding, but pretty much an event you have coming up (bridal shower, anyone?). We adore that the options are endless, so you can go beyond just the invitation and get every aspect of your event to look custom and coordinated (menus! thank you’s! place cards!). I promise ladies, Makr really is shaking up the way we host events!

Wedding Blog Makr Invites!

If you decide to give it a try, Makr is offering a special for Grey Likes Weddings fans – enjoy a free Makr credit AND 20% off a print order! Just register with the referral code WEDDINGFAN and enter same code at checkout.

Wedding Blog Makr Invites!

*Makr is a sponsor of Grey Likes, however all opinions are blogger’s own.

Our resident stationery pros, Gus & Ruby Letterpress, are back at it with another guest post on how to set the tone of your wedding using stationery! Excited for all the info they are bringing us today! Take it away, Gus & Ruby!

Wedding stationery can help you set the tone for your big day by introducing color palettes, themes and the overall vibe of the party to come. The goal of the invitation, aside from the obvious one of actually inviting guests and eliciting a reply, is to get your guests excited for the event and to give them a taste of what they can expect in terms of decor and tone.

It would be confusing for a guest to receive a gold engraved invitation only to show up to a backyard hoe-down wedding; so, using the right language, colors and formalities can all help give guests a sense of what’s to come.  We always remind clients to remember that cohesion between all the elements of your wedding design is often the goal, but that no-one will have the invitation help up at your wedding comparing exact colors, motifs or fonts. Instead, the hope is that they’ll see how the overall feeling of the day was hinted at through your beautiful stationery.

Below are some examples of how invitation suites can set the tone using a variety of different techniques.

Anneke & Austin
A classic, preppy palette of navy and fuschia, use of inspired nautical motifs and a hand-sewn sailcloth belly band introduced guests to the seaside elegance of this York, Maine summer fete.

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Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Invitation photos by Brea McDonald Photography
Wedding photos by Eric Laurits

 

Meghan & Chris
Sweet hand-illustrated maps, nature-inspired motifs and fun, personal language gave guests insight into all that was to come during the weekend-long wedding event held at the groom’s family farm.

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Invitation photos by
Brea McDonald Photography
Wedding photos by
Ned Jackson Photography

Reagan & Marcus
Elegant hand calligraphy paired with contemporary blocked fonts and a cool, monochromatic palette hinted at the chic, hip-meets-old-world-industrial event held at an old marine loft on the wharf in Portland, Maine.

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Invitation & wedding photos by
Brea McDonald Photography

Daisy & James
Flowing calligraphy, a soft feminine palette and gorgeous floral graphics all alluded to the classic, romantic tone of this garden party summer soiree.

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Wedding Blog SETTING TONE USING STATIONERY

Invitation photos by
Brea McDonald Photography
Wedding photos by
Geneve Hoffman Photography