3 Ways to Work in Your Wedding Website

working in your Wedding Website

More and more couples are utilizing a wedding website. They’re a great solution for keeping all the detailed information together and are easily accessible for all your guests. There are three ways we incorporate them most often, but the sky is the limit!

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Details Card

An additional card for all your wedding details is always our first suggestion! We see a lot of weddings with events over multiple days in multiple locations and this card is really handy for guests to be able to hold onto to reference for the big weekend. It’s a great catch all for other logistical info as well: think hotel blocks, dress code, transportation, welcome events, etc!

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A Tag / Stand Alone Card

A tag or stand alone piece is a great way to inject a ton of personality into your suite & make it feel even more unique! We’ve been incorporating more and more custom tags tied on with thread to match the rest of your wedding paper. Tags are fresh, fun, and are sure to make your guests do a double take. We can also create a smaller card that fits in cohesively with website specific instructions & information. When the sole purpose of this piece is incorporating your website the size can be non-traditional and add a bit of visual interest. We love playing with contrasting colors on this smaller tag/card to make sure your guests notice it! 

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Main Invitation

If your budget doesn’t allow room for an additional card or stand alone piece, we can always add your url to your save the date or main invite (or both!). It can be a subtle addition at the bottom of either card. This solution is great for weddings that don’t have additional events outside the ceremony & reception and can keep the suite on the more simple and traditional side! 

Claire Suite Feature

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Claire Wedding Suite

bold • modern • romantic.

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This wedding invitation suite is packed with floral charm! Letterpress printed with black ink on a warm white stock, this wedding suite is bold and sophisticated while maintaining its modern and graphic feel. It features a save-the-date printed on warm white stock with a custom floral illustration paired with a contrasting black envelope, and an invitation suite featuring: an invitation with floral illustration, reply card, and matching thank you card.

This is a fully customizable letterpress wedding invitation suite that can be modified top to bottom. Ink can be a blind deboss (printed with no ink!) or any Pantone color. Typefaces can be changed to preference. Essentially any element can be modified and tailored to accommodate your unique style and wedding. 

Every piece is hand printed and crafted by Alee & Press.

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Honey Bee Baby Shower

We hosted a spring time bee themed shower for one of our dearest friends, Melissa, a few weeks back to celebrate her “Baby Bee”. Alyssa of Ginger Rose turned our studio into a daffodil dream & Rebecca and Joy of Sugar Spun Fun made a honeycomb cake that we still haven’t stopped talking about. 

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We wanted to create an extra special shower invitation for Mel. She had an inspiration board for us & we ran with a pale pink and goldenrod yellow palette. It felt feminine and energetic and perfect for a shower honoring her baby girl. The invitation is a two color letterpress piece and the bookplate, bee tag, and envelope liner are one color. We decided to mix it up with typography paring a more traditional serif with whimsical hand lettering for a relaxed vibe. The bee is a custom illustration that we then cut into a tag & tied on with thread.

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Alyssa of Ginger Rose:

When Amanda from The Impressionist approached me about doing the flowers for Melissa's Baby Shower, I knew that I wanted to do something fun and seasonal, which is where my inspiration to use many different varieties of Daffodils came to mind! 

Daffodils are one of the first official flowers to bloom during the Springtime, so I wanted to use them to mark the time of year that the baby shower took place, as well as to tie in the "Honey Bee" theme because they are such a great shade of yellow!  

From there, I decided to do a textural, floral-heavy garland that would serve as a focal point for Melissa's special day!  To do this, I incorporated different shades of Waxflower and Mimosa blooms to highlight the different varieties of Daffodils.  The end product resulted in a fun and funky garland that was both fragrant and seasonal for Melissa's Honey Bee Baby Shower!   


We had a blast dreaming up this extra special shower for Melissa & Baby Bee. We hope this inspired you for your next baby shower!

3 Wedding Paper Trends We Want to See More of

We don't consider ourselves trendsetters or followers, but we keep in touch with things that are inspiring us and designs elements we find ourselves recreating over and over. 

So we will keep this one short, sweet, and to the point.

 

Our 3 Favorite Wedding Paper Trends

1. Tags

Tags are a quick way to add a ton of interest and personality to your wedding paper. They’re fresh, fun, and are sure to make your guests do a double take! We can include a date, a wedding design element (like a monogram or logo), or a fun quote or lyric. The possibilities are endless!  

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2. Maps on Maps on Maps

Gone are the days where you need to print turn by turn directions for all of your guests, and we are loving repurposing the ol' direction card into a keepsake for guests. This isn't a necessarily new trend, but rather one we see standing the test of time.

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3. Non-Traditional Wording

Don't get us wrong, traditional wording is fine and dandy, but there is something refreshing about seeing couples inject a little personality into their wedding. If you are not into bold colors or trying something against the status quo, a little fun wording can go a long way.

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What are your favorite wedding paper trends? We would love to hear what others can't get enough of!

A Styled Elopement at Magnolia Plantations & Gardens

A Styled Elopement in charleston, sc

This styled shoot was dreamed up in collaboration with the Detailed I Do’s team & photographed by Carrie Joy. We were all inspired by the colors found on Charleston’s Rainbow Row and historic elements found around downtown. 

Styled shoots are a chance for us to dream and explore new ideas  The style for this wedding suite is romantic & minimalistic with bold details sprinkled in. We utilized more unique letterpress techniques for this shoot. Keep scrolling to read more! 

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Save the Date

Features a modern, graphic typography treatment printed as a blind impression. No ink is applied, so you’re seeing just an impression on the paper stock. We love how classic and elegant it feels! 

Info Card 

Letterpress inks are transparent, so the paper stock always shows through. To achieve a bright white, we print everything but the text! We printed burgundy ink and the texture you see is from the cotton letterpress stock. The subtle grain of the ink on the paper adds a lot of depth and the bolder color calls your attention to the important details — like dress code & your wedding website!  

Envelopes & Seating Cards  

Both of these pieces are printed tone on tone: burgundy ink on magenta paper. Your Save the Date envelope is the first peek of your wedding that your guests will see & choosing a bold envelope makes certain it will stand out in the mail. We used the same technique on the name cards to tie it back into a day of piece. 

Finishing 

We love a ribbon around here & left to our own devices will always throw one in! It made sense to tie this all together with a punch of color in the form of hand-torn silk! A ribbon is a beautiful detail that also serves a practical purpose if your suite has a few cards. 

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Creative Team

Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ll Photography: Carrie Joy Photography ll Event Planning, Styling & Floral Design: Detailed I Do’s ll Hair & Makeup: Margaret Snider ll Engagement Rings: Suzie Saltzman ll Rentals & Tableware: Ruth’s House, Tablemade ll Linens: Nuage Designs ll Cake: Gingerspice Bakery ll Dresses: Kelly's Closet ll Stationery: The Impressionist ll Model: Paula Rallis ll Groom’s Attire: Black Tux

 

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