After addressing hundreds of save the date invitations for our own wedding last summer – a result from arguing with my label printer alignment – I was on a mission to find a more efficient, yet personalizable option. A custom address stamp was the solution. We purchased our first one from expresionery.com, however there are many creative options to choose from that can be found on sites like ETSY (of course)! Whether you are sending save the dates, invitations, thank you’s or Holiday cards; consider custom address stamps. As you watch that guest list grow, you will be happy that you did.
Primele on ETSY
Love to Create Stamps on ETSY
Stephanie Creekmur on ETSY
Note Trunk on ETSY
Caroline Creates on ETSY
Chatty Press on ETSY
From elegant, fun, casual, whimsical, simplistic to rustic, there is a stamp that can fit every theme, any time of the year.
I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been drawn to all things paper lately. This is one area of the industry that I think never feels repetitive, and all the fresh ideas are super inspiring to me. So, I thought today I’d share a little mid-week paper link love (some older, some new) that are definitely worth clicking on.
Seating Charts via Oh So Beautiful Paper
(photo by Untamed Heart Photography via Brooklyn Bride)
Calligraphy via Style Serendipity
(photo by oh my deer handmades)
Poster Program via Sunny & Stumpy
Watercolor Menu via Elizabeth Anne Designs
(photo by: Jose Villa, Stationer/Calligrapher: Julie Song Ink)
Dream Catcher Guestbook via Green Wedding Shoes
(photo by: Studio Castillero)
Invitation Suite via Martha Stewart Weddings
(photo by: Corbin Gurkin, Invitation Suite by: CECI New York)
And in case you wanted to get a little creative with your invitation wording, here’s a fantastic link for that!
A departure from the traditional escort card, bride Lauren created little “chair” escort cards to direct her guests to their tables. Names were handwritten on the seat backs, with the table assignments on the “seat.”
Lisa Hessel Photography
These beauties strolled across my Pinterest not too long ago, and I feel in love. The modern spin on them, the simplicity of the design, the foil stamping and san serifed font are enough to make me wish I were a stationery designer.
The cool thing? The invitation suite was designed by the groom, Dan.
Source via Oh So Beautiful Paper
Heidi over at idieh|design has so willingly offered to share with me a great piece from her stationary design. While all of her work is fantastic (and it truly is – check out her portfolio), this save the date happens to be one of my favorites. Probably because it’s a tad bit nautical, and I love pretty much anything nautical (i.e. knots and anchors).
Images courtesy of idieh|design
idieh|design has a great selection of pre-made work, and is definitely willing to work with you to make a custom piece. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Save the Date or Wedding Invite, send them a note!
When I first saw these on iDIY, I assumed they were printed just like Miss Cowboy Boot‘s map.
I mean, the yellow is rich and the detail looks great. I was pretty sure they were screen printed, or maybe even Gocco’ed. But, better yet, they were printed at the bride’s home, on her ink jet printer. Wha?! Yeah, that’s right.
Images by tulle and feathers
By using a technique that involves ironing freezer paper to the back of the handkerchief, you can print directly on fabric using your ink jet printer (so long as it is not water resistant).
You can visit the bride‘s blog for more details.
Now, you know that if you received one of these in the mail, you’d be in heaven (unless, of course, you’re not a fan of lavender). But, this is a great touch, one that is small, but memorable.
Are you including anything in with your invitations? Feather, herbs, etc.? Share your ideas below!
Image courtesy of Follow Studio via Once Wed