This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
When planning your wedding, the list of paper products, gifts, and supplies seem endless. Fortunately, busy brides or their wedding planners have a myriad of online resources for wedding invitations and more to turn to for carrying out creative ideas to make the wedding special.
Online Resources For Wedding Invitations & More
Invitations And RSVPs
Coming up with a guest list is always tough but then trying to figure out what exactly you want to send these guests to invite them can be just as time-consuming. You want your invitations and RSVP’s to be a glimpse of your wedding for them. Some places that help with these are Minted, Zazzle, and Vistaprint, which are website that you can order and design your own invitations and RSVPs. This ensures that you can incorporate those few details of your own and that they are exactly as you want them.
Bridal Party Gifts
Gifts for your bridal party are super important. You don’t want to wait until the last minute. You want to ensure you have come up with a special gift so you can show them how important they are to you. Finding the perfect wedding gift for your parties makes a huge impact on them and their experience. You want to give them something that shows them how important they are to you and how much them being there for you means to you. Some stores that have great gift ideas for both the bride and groom’s party include The Wedding Outlet and Groomsmen Gift Ideas.
Wedding Decor Ideas
Trying to decide your theme? Or do you know what you like but when you try to explain it to someone else you don’t know where to start? Sources such as Oriental Trading and Brides.com great places to get ideas from, use their ideas or even are useful to help you figure out exactly what it is you like, or what color scheme would go best. These are great resources for you to use when trying to come up with your theme or decoration ideas or even your color scheme.
Wedding programs? Necessary or not, that’s a decision for you and your significant other. However, if you do want to have them, you want to ensure you can create them to match your theme. Places where you can create and print your own ceremony and other wedding programs include Something Turquoise and My Wedding.
When choosing a ring box you most definitely want something special and meaningful to you and your significant other. Finding the perfect box for you two to cherish forever is important, it will be something you can keep for years to come. A couple great resources to help you find your perfect ring box include Love and Lavender and Uline.
Choosing your gift favors is a huge project. This isn’t because the task itself is difficult but because you want to make sure you’re getting something that is meaningful for your guest. Don’t get me wrong, the little containers of bubbles is always adorable as a gift favor. However, if you’re searching for something a little more personal or just different ideas in general, some resources you can use include Party City, Bride.com, or Groomsmen Gifts Idea. These vary from stores to simple blogs that are meant to help you find the perfect wedding favors for your guests.
Wedding Guest Book
Trying to make a memorable first impression for your wedding guests? What’s a better way to do that other than having a special area for them to sign your wedding book. Whether you want to DIY your own wedding book or want to order a personalized book, you will find great resources for both at My Wedding or One Fab.Day.
Handwriting not the greatest but want to have personalized place cards for your guests? Below are links where you can personalize your own and order online. Personalized place cards will elevate your table settings just enough and help to bring everything together nicely. You can ensure the writing is readable and the color scheme matches that of your wedding at Minted, Zazzle, or The Knot.
If you plan to provide table-side service to your guests during your rehearsal dinner and plan to have a large selection for them to choose from then it would probably be in your and your guest’s best interest to get menu cards. With the menu cards, you could provide one per guest, or only get one per table. There are a lot of sources that you can use to personalize these so they coordinate with your other items on the tables, but some of the best include Cards, Invitations by Dawn, and the Papersource.
Grand Exit Ideas
Trying to figure out the perfect way to end your wedding day seems slightly depressing. You don’t want it to end! Who does? Coming up with a grand exit idea is important because it is the last piece to your amazing day. You want to end it on a great note, anyone would. Here are a few resources to help spark some unique ideas or even stores where you can easily purchase the things your guests will use” A Practical Wedding, Sparklers Online, and Extreme Glow.
Overall, there are hundreds of fantastic online resources for your wedding invitations and other items you want when you are planning your big day. Be sure to scour the internet and find the best online stores and resources for your wedding invitations, gifts, and so much more!
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