Cool Thank You Notes

Cool Thank You Notes

After celebrating your engagement, bachelor/bachelorette party and wedding, you will need to send out thank you notes to everyone.  So the best way to save money, is to choose a set that is blank and write your own message to each guest.  Below are 10 blank thank you notes.  Click on a picture to order.  No samples are available at this time.

Flourish Thank you note Carlson Craft

Flourish Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with damask design in black foil. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Sold in a package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $18.90 each

Perched Birds Thank you note Carlson Craft

Perched Birds Thank You – Blank Inside

Aqua thank you cards embossed with perched birds design and thank you in black foil. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Sold in a package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $22.90 each

Floral Thank you note Carlson Craft

Floral Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with brown and white floral design and pastel highlights. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Cherry Blossom Thank you note Carlson Craft

Cherry Blossom Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with pink and brown cherry blossom design. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Natural Thank you note Carlson Craft

Natural Thank You – Blank Inside

Textured, ivory thank you cards with floral bouquet in shades of brown. Made from 30% post-consumer fibers. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $25.90 for 50

Modern Aqua Thank you note Carlson Craft

Modern Aqua Thank You – Blank Inside

Modern, aqua thank you cards printed with “thank you” and flower design in a coordinating color. Matching colored envelopes are included. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $24.90 for 50

Floral Blue Thank you note Carlson Craft

Floral Blue Thank You – Blank Inside

Light blue thank you cards with white flowers next to “Thank You.” 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Lime Trimed Thank you note Carlson Craft

Lime Trimmed Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards trimmed in lime. Matching colored envelopes are included. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $22.90 for 50

Black tie wedding gown Thank you note Carlson Craft

Black-Tie Thank You Note (Blank)

Use these fun tux and gown thank you notes as part of your wedding ensemble.

Price: $24.00 for 50

Seaside Jewels Thank You note Carlson Craft

Seaside Jewels Thank You – Blank Inside

Thank you cards with bright yellow beach chairs and ocean design. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style

LunarInk.com offers the latest in new wedding invitation styles and trends.  These two new wedding invitations are completely transparent with a fun and elegant flourish design printed in white or black ink.  All enclosure cards are on white, black or aqua cards and feature matching flourish designs.  You can place your order or order a sample by clicking on an invitation below.

Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for an American made, Asian inspired wedding invitation?  These 10 invitations are sure to inspire you.  Red, gold, and copper are the dominant colors here.  I loved the patterns and richness I found in these invitations and I am sure you will love them too!

Henna

Traditional swirls and flourishes cover this invitation’s wrap with the look of a beautiful henna design. Pearl shimmer wrap with gold flourish pattern, gold-bordered pearl shimmer inside card with wording in format shown.

Folded: 5″ x 8 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Henna wedding invitation
Henna wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Mandala

Guests’ eyes will be drawn into the gold mandala on the front of this invitation — and they’ll be entranced by your wedding plans! Red wrap, white inner layer printed with wording in format shown. Gold shimmer paper circle with gold foil embossing, pre-punched with holes for tying with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

$470.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Mandala Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Mandala wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Ceremony

Rich red and bold gold will give guests a hint of the regal ceremony to come! Red wrap, gold foil pattern, wording printed inside. Tiered gold shimmer response cards, champagne shimmer enclosure cards, pearl shimmer event cards; sold separately. Secure wrap with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5″ x 6 5/8″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Ceremony Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Ceremony wedding invitation Carlson Craft

Embroidery

A sparkling foil paisley design mimics the beauty of rich embroidery. Shimmering red paper, gold foil paisley design on front flap. Wording printed inside in format shown. Pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Embroidery Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Embroidery wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Lotus

A bright red wrap of gold swirls and lotus flowers adds beauty and symbolism to this invitation. Shimmering gold folder printed with names and quote on front, wording on both panels inside in format shown. Red wrap secures with cutout tab.

Folded: 4″ x 9 1/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Lotus Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Lotus wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Bliss

With an invitation this rich and lovely, guests will know that your wedding will be pure bliss! Shimmering gold folder, names on front, wording inside in format shown.

Folded: 9 1/4″ x 4″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Bliss Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Bliss wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Prestige

Bold red and sparkling gold — a prestigious look to begin your wedding! Large, square card of shimmering red paper, embossed panels and gold foil border.

7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Prestige Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Prestige wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Paisley – Copper

A stylish paisley print gets elegant with copper foil. The ecru, top-fold features your wording inside. A copper shimmer paper band wraps around the invitation, and ties with pre-cut, autumn spice satin ribbon.  Add red colored ink for extra shine.

5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$389.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Paisley - Copper Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Paisley - Copper wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Copper Pocket

Your invitation is enclosed in a copper wrap featuring a scroll pattern on the inside. An ecru invitation card features a scroll design through the center. Enclosure cards are available to complete this ensemble.

Closed: 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, Open: 7 1/4″ x 12 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Copper Pocket Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Copper Pocket wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Precious Metal

You deserve the royal treatment and this golden invitation is just the beginning. Your guests will be dazzled by the gold shimmer stock imprinted with your wedding information in ecru foil. This invitation ensemble features all enclosures as cards. Layout only available as shown.

6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ (Card)

$240.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Precious Metal Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Precious Metal wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Are you looking for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue in California?  Then try one of these 10 places to get married.  California is a state of many cultures and communities.  Desserts, mountains, and beaches offer California a wide variety of places to get married.  So there are many choices and everyone is welcome here.

Awash in Aqua
Awash in Aqua $547.00 for 100

Descanso Beach Club, Santa Catalina Island, California is one of the greatest hidden treasures in California.  This beach club is a privately owned beachfront venue offering wedding ceremonies and receptions on the beach or at the club between May and October.  Plan for warm weather during the day and cool breezy nights for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.

Ragged Point resort Ragged Point, California
Ragged Point Resort – Ragged Point, California

Ragged Point resort is located 15 miles from San Simeon on the Big Sur Coastline.  This rugged location has a natural beauty enhanced by its proximity to the cliff side and beach below.  A redwood pagoda on the cliff, over looking the ocean, is where you can have a small intimate ceremony.  The solarium with its 180 degree view is a great place for your reception.  Take advantage of their special events coordinator to plan your wedding.

Laid in Stone
Laid in Stone $181.90 for 100

The Queen Mary is a luxury liner with a deep history and there is no better place to get married than on the Sun deck or in the chapel.  The art deco styled ballrooms of the Queen Mary can accommodate any size reception and catering is offered through the ship’s restaurants.  Your wedding is sure to be a glamorous event on the Queen Mary.

Mount Shasta Resort Shasta California
Mount Shasta Resort – Shasta California

Mount Shasta Resort in California is the perfect wedding venue in both winter and summer.  Have a summer outdoor wedding surrounded by beautiful views or a warm and intimate indoor ceremony in either the Siskiyou or the Highland Room in the winter.  Their event director will help you create the day of your dreams by incorporating the wonderful catering, service and ambiance you desire.

Amber House Bed and Breakfast Sacramento, California
Amber House Bed and Breakfast – Sacramento, California

Amber House Bed and Breakfast located in Sacremento, California is a charming place for your wedding or commitment ceremony.  This Bed and Breakfast is an intimate place for a small (20 person) indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception.  Catering is done through a partner (Il Fornaio) and the event coordinator can arrange for musicians or a minister.

Lucky in Love
Lucky in Love $76.90 for 100

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort offers elegant indoor and outdoor weddings.  This venue is located in Sanger, California amid the foothills of Wonder Valley.  Get married and have your reception in the new Events Building or outside by Dalton Pond in the gazebo.  The resort has all inclusive wedding packages that including catering, food service and after party clean up.

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn Palm Springs California
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn – Palm Springs California

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is a stylish 1930’s villa.  The inn ensures the privacy of your event by closing the grounds to all except you, your guests and vendors so that you are free to enjoy your day.  After your wedding, enjoy a stay in one of the eight rooms of the inn.

Peacock Galore
Peacock Galore $370.00 for 100

San Diego Zoo is the place to go wild for your wedding day.  This is my favorite zoo in the U.S. and you will be able to have some stunning wedding pictures at this venue.  The zoo’s wedding packages include catering, admission for you and your guests, free parking, and many other amenities.

Mandala
Mandala $470.00 for 100

Terranea is an oceanfront resort in  Palos Verdes.  Luxury and sophistication is clearly a part of the ambiance for this venue but so is practicality.  Terranea offers a wide variety of ballrooms and indoor/outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions.  Also because children are often invited if not part of the wedding party, the resort has activities for them too.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey California
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California

Monterey Bay Aquarium is a fun way to experience the kelp forests, open ocean and tide pools that are a large part of the coastal California lifestyle.  This venue located on Cannery Row in Monterey can host weddings from 30 to 300.  Catering is provided by Bon Appetit for the aquarium and an event coordinator can help you plan everything.

I hope you have found the perfect place to get married in California with one of these Top 10.  But, if you have a place you would like to suggest, leave a comment on my blog.

All wedding invitations featured in this article, can be bought here at Lunarink.com.  Click on the picture for more information, to order or to order a sample.

Peacock Inspired Wedding Invitations

Peacock Inspired Wedding Invitations

These bright blue and chocolate brown, peacock inspired wedding invitations are the perfect way to add style and color to your wedding day.  There are color  and style coordinated favor tags, seals, menu cards, table cards and place cards to choose from.  You can find everything you need for your wedding day all in one spot.  To order, click on the name of the item you like.

Peacock Galore

Enclose your invitation, direction or accommodation card and other enclosures in this bright turquoise pocket, tied together by a black satin ribbon. The shimmer invitation features a black border and peacock feathers. $370.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Peacock Galore Wedding Invitation
Peacock Galore Wedding Invitation

Brilliance

A symbol of beauty, the peacock inspired this ecru, tea-length card invitation. Two peacock feathers, in oceanside blue and espresso, encase the wording of your invitation to add a sophisticated touch. $212.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

peacock wedding invitation
Brilliance Wedding Invitation

Brilliance Icing

Add the perfect finishing touch to your invitation ensemble with this matching envelope icing. The peacock design is printed beside the space to write your guest’s mailing information. Have your initials printed on the left side, which will wrap around to the flap of the envelope. $70.00 for 100 envelopes.

peacock envelope icing
Brilliance Icing Envelope

Brilliance Ensemble

It’s the little things that make a reception special. Add a fabulous finishing touch to your affair with these vibrant essentials.

  • Brilliance Favor Seal $42.00 for 25
  • Brilliance Favor Tag $42.00 for 30
  • Brilliance Place Card $48.00 for 25
  • Brilliance Table Number Card, Sold in sets of 48 cards. $42.00 each
peacock favor seal, favor tag, place card, table number
Brilliance Wedding Ensemble

Brilliance Menu Card

This ecru menu card features a peacock feather, a symbol of beauty and sophistication. $137.00 for 100 menu cards.

peacock menu card
Brilliance Menu Card

Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for the newest trend in wedding invitations?  If so, check out these five wedding invitations that feature a deckled edge. A deckled edge is an uneven, feathery edge on a piece of paper. This edge is most commonly found on parchment invitations; however, other papers may also have deckle edges.  So check out these five wedding invitations and click on the name of the invitation for more information, and how to order.

ecru and navy deckle edge wedding invitation

Ecru Deckle on Navy Shimmer

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border.  An ecru card is layered on a shimmer, navy backer card. $340.00 for 100 invitations.

gold deckled edge wedding invitation

Deckled in Gold

This ecru invitation with golden deckled edges will announce your wedding beautifully. $184.90 for 100 invitations.

brown deckled edge wedding invitation

Royal Embellishments

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border featuring a royal design at the top. Ecru card is layered on a shimmer, mocha backer card. Design cannot be changed or removed and will be printed in the same ink color as your wording. $280.00 for 100 invitations.

ecru deckled edge wedding invitation

On the Edge – Ecru

The shimmery deckled-edge adds flair to your invitation wording, which will be printed in your choice of lettering style on this ecru card. $159.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

hearts and deckled edge wedding invitaion

Joyful Hearts

This bright white, top-fold invitation features two silver die-cut hearts with your names directly below. The silver deckled edge adds to the appeal of this invitation. Choose from several lettering styles and ink colors to add a personal touch to this charming invitation. $162.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas

Do you need to find a great place to get married in Arkansas?  If so, check out these top 10 places to get married in Arkansas.

Arkansas is known as the “natural state” and offers some of the most beautiful and unique outdoor wedding ceremony and reception sites.  The Ozark Mountains in the North Western part of Arkansas are a great place to see some of the state’s natural beauty.  The weather in Arkansas is a milder version of all 4 seasons.  Be prepared for warm weather in July -October that may not be as comfortable as Spring and later Fall weather.  Also, Spring can be rainy while Summer and Fall are drier.  So keep in mind the weather for choosing a ceremony and reception venue.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice.  In 2006 this chapel was renovated and a Gavioli organ was installed, thus the name of the church.  If music is the center of your ceremony, the chapel is a good choice.  The natural acoustics of the chapel and organ will provide beautiful music to delight you and your guests.  The chapel is nondenominational and all religions are welcome.

Thorncrown Chapel Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel is a glass chapel in the woods of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The architecture of the chapel is very unique and inspiring for photos and the acoustics of the chapel will make your music soar.  This is a great way to have an outdoor ceremony indoors.

An Enchanting Evening Little Rock, Arkansas
An Enchanting Evening - Little Rock, Arkansas

An Enchanting Evening near Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle is a ceremony, reception and honeymoon destination.  This venue is located near Little Rock and offers outdoor ceremonies and receptions by the pool.  The lodge may be rented in case of bad weather but tents are also welcome.  There are also cabins to rent for your honeymoon and can be a part of a package deal.

Union Square Guest Quarters located by downtown El Dorado Arkansas offers the Myrtelle House for receptions.  The restored oil boom mansion boasts a grand stair case for formal entrances and a fully equipped kitchen for your caterer.  A garden room and patio will be excellent places for your reception and you can stay the night in one of the four bedrooms up stairs after your fete.

Little Rock Zoo - Little Rock Arkansas
Little Rock Zoo - Little Rock Arkansas

If you are looking for a place to go wild, the Little Rock Zoo is it.  The staff at the zoo can help you select where your ceremony and reception sites will be.  You can even have some of the zoo’s animals be included in your day.  The zoo can also cater your reception.  Be sure to plan extra time for reservations.

Timber Lodge Ranch Amity Arkansas
Timber Lodge Ranch - Amity Arkansas

Timber Lodge Ranch is located in Amity Arkansas.  This ranch is a unique experience as it is home to a variety of wildlife including albino peacocks and zebras.  Your wedding ceremony can be held in the chapel that seats up to 125.  They also offer catering for your reception and lodging for you and your guests.

Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock Arkansas
Arkansas Arts Center - Little Rock Arkansas
Terry House, Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock, Arkansas
Terry House, Arkansas Arts Center - Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Arts Center located in Little Rock has two rental facilities for you to choose.  The Terry House is a 1839 Greek Revival style home offering both indoor and outdoor venues.  Brick paved walkways and butterfly gardens are available along with the indoor galleries and sitting and dining rooms at the Terry House.  The Arkansas Arts Center offers multiple indoor spaces for rental including: Alice Pratt Brown Atrium, The Lower Lobby, and The Courtyard.  Simply the Best Catering is the exclusive caterer for all Arkansas Arts Center venues.

Chateau aux Arc Altus, Arkansas
Chateau aux Arc - Altus, Arkansas

Chateau aux Arc Vineyards and Winery is one of the newest wineries in Altus, Arkansas.  This enchanting venue offers rock gardens, vineyards and wine tasting for you and your guests.  Have your own private label served at your reception and enjoy the beauty of this romantic locale.

Comption Gardens Bentonville, Arkansas
Comption Gardens and Conference Center - Bentonville, Arkansas

Compton Gardens and Conference Center is a 6.5 acre garden located in Bentonville, Arkansas.  The Conference Center was the former home of Dr. Neil Compton, savior of the Buffalo River.  The Conference Center includes a fully equipped kitchen for your caterer, audio/visual equipment and wireless microphones for your ceremony.  The Garden Room can seat up to 65 for a small, private wedding.

Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens Calico Rock, Arkansas
Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens - Calico Rock, Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens is located in Calico Rock Arkansas.  A wedding chapel, pavilions and gardens are available for rental.  Contact call 870 – 297 – 2038 for questions and rentals.

I hope you are inspired by these Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arkansas.  If you are looking for wedding invitations to go along with these wedding venues try one of the following.  Click on an image for more information, to order a sample, and to order your invitations.

blue and purple wedding invitation
Morrocan $212.00 for 100
pink cherry blossom wedding invitation
Vintage Floral $212.00 for 100
Green floral wedding invitation
Damask $198.00 for 100
purple contemporary wedding invitation
Contempo Royal $215.00 for 100
yellow and gray wedding invitation
Mod $212.00 for 100

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Are you looking for places to get married in Arizona?  Then check out these top 10 places to get married in Arizona!  This state is marked by its varied culture and weather for weddings.  Arizona is a beautiful state with the Grand Canyon in the north, pine forests in its mountain regions and deserts in the South.  Because tourism is a very active business in Arizona, there are many hotels, resorts, and convention centers.  These great wedding venues will let you get creative and have an unforgettable wedding.

Tlaquepaque arts and crafts village Sedona, Texas
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque has all the charm of old world styling in their outdoor courtyards.  This arts and crafts village in Sedona is modeled after a Mexican village.  Get married in a small private ceremony in the chapel and then hold the fete of your dreams in the courtyards or gardens.

The Castle at Ashley Manor Chandler Texas
The Castle at Ashley Manor - Chandler Texas

The Castle at Ashley Manor is located in Chandler, Arizona.  The castle provides an exquisite background for your ceremony and reception.  Take advantage of the event coordinator and relax while your fairytale wedding unfolds.

Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona
Heard Museum - Phoenix, Arizona

The Heard Museum provides a classy and artistic choice for your wedding.  Explore the museums arched walkways and sculpture courtyards for a unique location. With many choices, you are sure to find the place that fits with your style.  With your rental fee also comes a docent for the museum.

Shenandoah Mill Gilbert Arizona
Shenandoah Mill – Gilbert, Arizona

Shenandoah Mill, a former grist mill, was moved to Gilbert, Arizona and has become a charming and rustic wedding ceremony and reception site.  The rental time and benefits are generous as only one wedding a day is scheduled.  The mill  can accommodate up to 225 guests for your ceremony and reception.

Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden Phoenix, Ari
Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden - Phoenix, Arizona

Ro Ho En Japenese Friendship Garden is a 3.5 acre Japanese garden with a serene Koi pond.  This garden is a shared cultural vision.  If you would like more information to plan your wedding, contact (602) 256-3204.

The Windmill Winery Florence, Arizona
The Windmill Winery – Florence, Arizona

The Windmill Winery offers a rural setting just outside of Phoenix in Florence, Arizona.  Have the country wedding ceremony of your dreams lakeside. Enjoy a getaway in a horse drawn carriage.  Then party all night in the restored historic barn or outside.  This venue is also a winner of the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

Reid Park Zoo Tucson, Arizona
Reid Park Zoo – Tucson, Arizona

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson is the right place to go wild for your wedding.  This zoo offers more than 17 acres to rent after the zoo is closed to the public.  So plan on a late day event when the animals will be more active.  The zoo also offers catering and facilities managers to help with your planning.

The Views at Superstition Gold Canyon, Arizona
The Views at Superstition – Gold Canyon, Arizona

The Views at Superstition, nestled in Gold Canyon, provides a beautiful ceremony and reception venue for you.  Enjoy the multitude of services including separate bride and groom dressing suites, limo service, officiant, horse drawn carriage, and more!  Indoor and outdoor facilities for your ceremony and reception are available.  Tours are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6-8PM (check on availability, as times and days can change).

The Boulders Resort Scottsdale Arizona
The Boulders Resort – Scottsdale Arizona

The Boulders Resort is an elegant resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The resort has multiple ceremony locations for your selection and can accommodate 50-300 guests.  The natural beauty of the high Sonoran desert is the backdrop for your wedding vows.  Your choice of indoor and outdoor locations for your reception are also available.  The Boulders Resort offers catering, audio/visual equipment and planners to help you celebrate your wedding with style.

The Grand Canyon National Park.  For a ceremony or reception at this national treasure, you will need to enlist the help of a trusted planner.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon is by far the most accessible and for DIYers the best option.  This is a venue that will require some effort for planning but is worth the effort.

Top 10 Black and Red Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Black and Red Wedding Invitations

Are you having a holiday wedding?  Get some inspiration from these 10 red and black wedding invitations.  The elegant black and white invitations really make a statement by incorporating red.  So check these out today!

black and red rose wedding invitation

Twilight Roses

Romance meets mystery with this black, vertical z-fold invitation featuring gold and red foil rose designs. Customize this invitation with the quote of your choice printed on the front top panel and wedding verse printed on the inside.  The cost of 100 invitations is $240.00.

black pocket wedding invitation

Regal Flourishes Black Pocket with Claret Backer

This irresistible pocket invitation delivers a complete package to your guests. By adding enclosure cards, your wedding day information will be assembled perfectly. The price of 100 invitations is $380.00.

Regal Flourishes also comes with a red pocket and black backer.  Click here for more details.

red pocket wedding invitation

black wedding invitation

Tied Together Forever

Tie the knot with this cute, tea length wedding invitation. A red paper accent with a black knotted bow creates a contemporary and elegant look.  100 invitations cost $289.80.

filigree border wedding invitation

French Country

This shimmer invitation card features a traditional touch with a black French country border. Add a red ribbon bow and this invitation will sizzle. The cost of 100 invitations is $159.90.

white and black tea length wedding invitation

Black Floral Borders

A white tea-length invitation card features a classic black border design that showcases your wording. To dress up the invitation choose an 18″ pre-cut ribbon in the color claret (red).  Other ribbon color choices are available.  The price of 100 wedding invitations is $156.90.

die cut wedding invitation

Cut-Out Elegance

This ecru tiffany invitation card is held by a black pocket featuring a detailed laser cut-out in the lower left corner. Add a red lined inner envelope to give this elegant wedding invitation an instant wow!  $395.00 for 100.

exotic black and white wedding invitation

Moroccan Design

Your invitation is enclosed in a black pocket featuring a morroccan design and a stripe in white. A bright white invitation card features the same morroccan design that will change with you choice of ink color. Choose a deep red ink for an exotic flair. 100 invitations cost $360.00.

red floral wrap wedding invitation

Regal Red

Change the world and go green with this red wrap featuring a blind embossed regal design. The soft white insert card and matching enclosures feature a matching regal design and are made of 30% post-consumer fibers.  The price of 100 invitations is $245.90.

simple black border wedding invitation

Bordered in Black

This bright white card features a simple, thick black border that makes your invitation really stand out! Place a red bow at the top of this wedding invitation for added charm.  The price of 100 invitations is $167.90.

red wrap wedding invitation

Wrapped in Flowers

A pretty floral design embellishes the red wrap around this invitation. The square invitation card is the perfect place for your wording in black ink. $285.00 for 100 invitations.

DIY ribbon

Wide Satin Ribbons

Are you looking for ribbon, these 5/8″ satin ribbons are the pefect finishing touch to your invitations. Each 100 yard roll will provide approximately 180 20″ ribbons or 160 22″ ribbons.

Did you find an invitation you want?  To order or order a sample, click on the name of the invitation.  I hope you found some inspiration for your wedding day.  Best Wishes!

Top 5 Places to Get Married in Alaska

Top 5 Places to Get Married in Alaska

If you are getting married in Alaska, check out these top 5 places to get married!  Alaska is the northern most state in the U.S. and has some of the most striking outdoor venues.  However, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, there are only a few months in the year that it will be comfortable for you and your guests.  I have included mostly indoor venues but if this is not for you, check out the many parks and glaciers Alaska has to offer.

Anchorage Convention Centers Alaska
Anchorage Convention Centers – Anchorage, Alaska.  Photo by Chris Cupp

Anchorage Civic Convention District consists of several convention centers close together near downtown Anchorage.  The Eagan Center was remodeled in 2009 and has two main halls.  The new Dena’Ina Center has both indoor and outdoor spaces for you.  The Anchorage Civic Convention Centers have event planners who can help you with your planning so you can relax during your engagement.

Alyeska Resort Girdwood, Alaska
Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, Alaska

Alyeska Resort located in Girdwood, has multiple spaces available for your wedding.   Choose from their outdoor Pond Courtyard or the indoor Columbia Ballroom and Kahiltna Court.  Also available to you are the Daylodge, Seven Glaciers Restaurant and Glacier Express.  The Alyeska resort offers beautiful glacier and mountain views.

Alpenglow Lodge – Anchorage, Alaska

Alpenglow Lodge in the Chugach Mountains has indoor and outdoor facilities available to rent.  The lodge is open to the caterer you desire and the kitchen is large with a buffet style serving center.  For an additional fee you can rent the ski lift for your guests to enjoy the view of the Chugach Mountains.

Cordova Rose Lodge Cordova Alaska
Bridge at the Cordova Rose Lodge – Cordova, Alaska

Cordova Rose Lodge located in Cordova, Alaska is situated on the Orca Inlet.  This bed and breakfast has its own lighthouse and is especially suited for small intimate weddings.  For added fun, plan to stay at the nautical themed bed and breakfast.  They can arrange special charters and adventure trips for you and your guests.  Including fishing, hiking, and multiple tours.  This bed and breakfast is a unique and scenic setting for your wedding.

Galley Gourmet Kodiak, Alaska
Sea Breeze, Galley Gourmet - Kodiak, Alaska

The Sea Breeze is a private cruise boat run by Galley Gourmet on Kodiac Island, Alaska.  The Sea Breeze is available for “Nautical Nuptials” performed by Marty the captain of the Sea Breeze.  Marty and Marion can help you with photography, catering and the cake.  The small intimate weddings with the Alaskan coastline in the background are a great way to get married and enjoy your ceremony.

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Alabama

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Alabama

If you are getting married in Alabama, check out my top 10 places to get married.  Alabama is a state that has a rich history and an eye to the future.  Filled with historical homes, paddle wheel boats, camp grounds, beaches and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, there are many options for fun, and unique wedding sites.

The Loft at Flower Stems The rustic style of the Loft adds glamour and elegance to its repertoire while providing a multitude of services to help you create an unforgettable event.  Flower Stems is a full service florist that pushes the boundaries with their unique creations.  Be sure to schedule an appointment to view this venue by calling 205-527-9639.

Wynfrey Hotel
Wynfrey Hotel Exterior – Birmingham, AL

The Wynfrey Hotel Don’t be fooled by the modern exterior of this hotel near downtown Birmingham, warm and inviting spaces are just the beginning of what this hotel has to offer.  Wedding events of any size are welcome.  This hotel boasts space for up to 1200 guests.  Take full advantage of their planning services and relax during your engagement!

The Bama Belle If you are looking for a unique experience, try reserving the Bama Belle.  This split paddle wheel river boat was constructed in 1970 and calls Tuscaloosa her home port.  With a capacity for 150 passengers, this river boat provides an intimate setting while still allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the river.  Call 205-339-1108 for reservations.

Grace Hall Mathews Manor Springville, AL
Grace Hall,  Mathews Manor – Springville, AL

Mathews Manor is located in Springville.  Cake, catering, floral and event planning services are available at Mathews Manor for your convenience.  This event venue has both indoor and outdoor sites.  Choose from three different settings:

Grace Hall features indoor and outdoor settings with a contemporary chapel or a courtyard and pavilion.  A large ballroom is also available for receptions.

At Rebecca’s Garden, you can be wed poolside, or by the pavilion.  Beautiful gardens and waterfalls await you and your guests at this outdoor site.

Micah’s Meadow is the newest site at Mathews Manor.  This outdoor venue can seat limitless numbers of guests.  Full audio and visual equipment exist for this site.  Check out the chandeliers hanging from the oak trees and the 50 foot rock stage.

Richards DAR House Museum - Mobile, AL
Richards DAR House Museum - Mobile, AL

Richards DAR House Museum will take you back to 1860 in the DeTonti Historic District of Mobile.  Small, private weddings can held in the parlor or outdoors at the gardens and courtyard.  This beautiful townhouse offers plenty of picture taking opportunities with its lacy iron work and charming curved stairway.

The Reserve at Oak Bowery LaFayette, AL
Plantation House, The Reserve at Oak Bowery - Lafayette, AL

The Reserve at Oak Bowery is the perfect place to “jump the broom.”  This charming plantation house offers valet parking for your guests and a historic home and grounds to explore.  An altar made from an old hearth and chimney is available for you to be wed.  The plantation house, party barn and grounds are available for your reception.

Caribe the Resort Orange Beach, AL
Caribe The Resort - Orange Beach, AL

Caribe The Resort offers beachside weddings and honeymoons.  This venue has a 4 star restaurant that can cater your reception.  Best of all, you and your guests can relax while their wedding coordinator handles all of your service vendors.  So enjoy the sugar white sands of the beach and explore this destination wedding venue that is right around the corner from you.

Winston Place - Mentone, AL
Winston Place - Mentone, AL

Winston Place, circa 1831, is one of Alabama’s most beautiful historic homes.  Located near Mentone, AL, this home offers full amenities for guests to stay.  Each room has a private bathroom and deck.  A new driving range for golf fanatics has been added, making a fun family oriented activity for your guests.  The grounds, dinning rooms and verandas are available to host the party of your dreams.

Stoney Creek Christian Camp and Outreach may be the best choice for those who seek adventure outdoors.  This camp has a woodsy church located on the grounds.  The church has been newly constructed and has plenty of natural beauty with picture windows looking out on the woods.  To ask for more information or make a reservation, email rphinkle@hughes.net.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL
Apollo Terrace, U.S. Space and Rocket Center - Huntsville, AL

U.S. Space and Rocket Center is the most unique setting for an unbelievable wedding.  Set your sights on the stars because this venue offers many exciting exhibits.  Dine underneath rockets at your reception or get married outside in Rocket Park.  This family friendly museum is a great place for your event.

Cool Wedding Party Gifts

Cool Wedding Party Gifts

Are you looking for some cool wedding party gifts?  Check these 5 ideas out.

monogramed cutting board

For the cook in all of us, give your bridesmaids and groomsmen a wooden cutting board.  This square 9″ x 9″, cutting board is made of acacia wood and measures 10 mm thick.  Personalized monogram is included with this cool wedding party gift!  $36.90 each.

pink cosmetic bag

Whether you have to travel for your wedding or its right in town, help your gals look their best with these pink cosmetic bags. Each bag is made of nylon with a mesh pocket on front, and embroidered in pink thread. 9″ x 3″ x 7″  Each bag is personalized with their monogram or “Bridesmaid” or “Maid of Honor.”  $14.90-17.90 each.

monogramed wooden coasters

These maple coasters are a great gift for anyone in your wedding party.  They are sold in sets of 4 with a holder and measure 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Coasters may be personalized with a single initial only as shown. $47.90 each.

Give the gift of good scents to both your guys and gals.  Scentsy has several great travel products and there are a scents that both guys and gals will love.  Scentsy scent packs are great to toss in a gym bag, closet, or drawer.  $7.00 each.   Scentsy scent circles are great for freshening cars or anywhere you go.  They hang so you can discreetly place them anywhere.  $3.00 each.

Top 10 Photo Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Photo Wedding Invitations

There is no better way to personalize a wedding invitation than using a photo.  Photo wedding invitations are a great keepsake for your family and friends and a fun way to show your sense of style.  Here are my top 10  photo wedding invitations.

mocha photo wedding invitation

All About Latte Style

Value style and save with this latte and bright white, photo invitation card featuring a beautiful floral design on the front and a accent of the same design on the back of the invitation. The free matching respond cards feature the same accent design as the back of the invitation but on the front.  $179.90 for 100.

red filigree photo wedding invitation

Seeing Love Style

Value style and save with this bright white, photo invitation card featuring a scarlet filigree design on the front and back. The free respond cards are a plain, bright white card. $179.90 for 100.

pocket photo wedding invitation

Black and White Radiance

A bright white, photo, tea-length invitation is layered on the front of a shimmer pocket with a pocket on the back for matching enclosures, sold separately. $360.00 for 100.

photo wedding invitation

Something Blue Pocket

A bright white invitation is layered on top of a sky backer. A unique design is featured bordering the photo of your choice at the top, invitation wording printed below. The black pocket is perfect for adding your matching enclosures. $415.00 for 100.

fall photo wedding invitation

All Seasons Photo Style

Value style and save with this full-color, photo invitation card featuring a beautiful autumn design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

photo pocket wedding invitation

Sweeping Flowers

A bright white invitation is layered on top of a lavender backer. A fun floral design is featured surrounding two photos of your choice at the top with your wording printed below. The black pocket is perfect for adding your matching enclosures. $382.00 for 100.

orange photo wedding invitation

Regal Photo Self Mailer

Value style and save with this bright white self mailer invitation with perforated respond postcards. Please include your return address for both the back flap and respond postcard. This self mailer features a regal burnt orange design along with the photo of your choice. $156.90 for 100.

black and white photo wedding invitation

Black and White Photo Finish Style

Value style and save with this bright white, photo invitation card featuring a black and white flourish design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature a black and white border design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

silver photo wedding invitation

Traditional Photo Style

Value style and save with this full-color, photo invitation card featuring a traditional taupe and pewter design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

white and black photo wedding invitation

Black and White Filigree Self Mailer

Value style and save with this bright white self mailer invitation with perforated respond postcards. Please include your return address for both the back flap and respond postcard. This self mailer features a black and white filigree design along with the photo of your choice. $156.90 for 100.

Top 10 Blue Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Blue Wedding Invitations

Whether you love a trendy turquoise shade or a mysterious deep blue, here are my top 10 picks for blue wedding invitations.  After all every wedding needs something old, something new; something borrowed and something blue!

Moroccan

This luxurious, bright white, tea-length wedding invitation features a Moroccan-themed design in a rich color scheme of oceanside blue and eggplant. The Moroccan design is printed at the left with your wording printed to the right, separated by your initial printed at the center.

$212.00 for 100 invitations.

blue wedding invitation
Moroccan wedding invitation

Lagoon Flourish

This lagoon blue wedding invitation card features a trendy but elegant flourish design and a black ribbon tied above your wording.

$188.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

light blue wedding invitation
Lagoon Flourish wedding invitation

Love Birds on Aqua

This full-color, wedding invitation card features two love birds nestling on green and white branches on top of an aqua background.

$215.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Aqua love bird wedding invitation
Love Birds On Aqua wedding invitation

Together

The unmistakable style of this white wedding invitation is sure to leave a lasting impression. A decorative monogram design adds the perfect touch of class to this card.

$198.00 for 100 invitations.

blue swirl wedding invitation
Together wedding invitation

Aqua Shimmer

The light, whimsical hue of aqua with a touch of shimmer makes this wedding invitation the perfect start for your day! Your choice of names or monogram are printed on the front of this top-fold invitation which features double, bright white envelopes.

$188.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

aqua shimmer wedding invitation
Aqua Shimmer wedding invitation

Rio

Color flows on this brilliant wedding invitation! Striking shades of water make your wording stand out on a bright white background.

$240.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

navy blue wedding invitation
Rio wedding invitation

Love Birds

Love birds nestle close to each other on the front of this ecru, gate-fold wedding invitation. Leaves of taupe and brown ink and copper foil grace the branches. Separate the birds to reveal a light teal invitation insert card. Also, on the inside right of the wrap you will find the love birds together again flat printed in shades of brown.

$305.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

blue birds wedding invitation
Love Birds wedding invitation

Contemporary Lagoon Style

Value style and save with this bright white, wedding invitation card featuring a contemporary circle design in lagoon and ghost on the front and lagoon circles on the back. The free matching respond cards feature the same lagoon and ghost design on the front.

$159.90 for 100 wedding  invitations.

contemporary blue wedding invitations
Contemporary Lagoon Style wedding invitation

Options in Filigree Style

Value style and save with this bright white wedding invitation card featuring a filigree design in the background color of your choice on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front.

$159.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

sky blue wedding invitations

Midnight Blue

This short-fold, shimmering, midnight blue wedding invitation has a color and style as unique as you! The cover features a diagonal edge with satin ribbon in the color of your choice. Your names are printed beside the cover’s edge. All enclosures will be printed on the matching midnight blue shimmer paper and sold separately.

$380.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

navy blue wedding invitation
Midnight Blue wedding invitation

How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

Getting married can be stressful.  So take some time to de-stress with some light hearted wedding fun.  I found some great websites that offer free dress up games.  So  sit down and try different gowns, veils, shoes, and jewelry on your online doll.  One of these sites even has a Twilight version for Bella and Edward.  So have a little fun making your bride look silly or pretty or whatever!  Her fiancee will always tell her she looks great.

http://www.rainbowdressup.com

http://www.weddinggamesonline.com

http://www.bridedressup.net

Birchcraft S1999 Fall Wedding Invitations

Birchcraft S1999 Fall Wedding Invitations

Birchcraft S1999 Wedding Invitations

This square, gate-fold wedding invitation is embossed with an elegant floral design. A satin ribbon ties this invitation together. For upcoming fall weddings, the satin ribbon comes in multiple colors to coordinate with your wedding. Ribbon colors include: burgundy, purple, gold, mocha, and claret red.  Other ribbon colors are also available.  To view, click here.

Choose from our rainbow of soy based ink colors to make a truly unique invitation. Birchcraft’s soy based inks are an eco-friendly way to invite your guests to your wedding. Our price, $202.43 for 100, reflects our 25% discount. For more info on a specific invitation or to order, click on the individual pic.

Top 10 Columbus, Ohio Wedding Reception Sites

Getting married in the “Heart of it all”

Are you looking for the most unique wedding reception sites in Columbus Ohio?  Then look no further.  We have ten ideas just for you in Columbus, the heart of Ohio!

Outdoor wedding sites:

Indian Run Falls, one of Dublin, Ohio’s many parks, is the perfect place to plan your outdoor wedding fete.  Two shelter houses are available as well as walking trails, a bridge, and observation decks.  The natural beauty of the falls and surrounding wildlife make this small park a unique reception site.

The Topiary Park in downtown Columbus is a whimsical reception venue that is sure to captivate.  Create your vision here at this public park. You and your guest can stroll around the interpretation of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte!

The Chadwick Gardens located on OSU’s agricultural campus is a beautiful place to wander and drink in nature’s beauty.  The North Arboretum includes many tree specimens and gardens of interest.  The Ohio 4-H Center is in the heart of these gardens and would make a great space for guests to escape inclement weather.

Indoor Wedding Sites:

Signature Wines is a working winery located in Columbus.  Imagine your guests sipping a selection of locally brewed wines while exploring the winery.  This is a connoisseurs treat!

BoMA is a turn of the century church turned into a reception hall.  Its tall cathedral ceilings and unique decor make this venue worth checking out.

The Columbus Athenaeum is a venue like no other.  This multipurpose space has multiple rooms to offer.  From grand theaters to cozy quiet sanctuaries the Athenaeum can accommodate any size and style of reception.  Take a an online tour and sample all of the pics they have to offer and you will be impressed!

Unique experiences:

Boltonfield Airport is one of Columbus’s most unique wedding reception sites.  Bring your vision of your reception and create a beautiful and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Columbus Zoo is a great place for  a truly wild party.  Show your enthusiasm for conservation with this unforgettable venue and have an elegant event too.  The Zoo has multiple spaces to accommodate you and your guests indoors or out.

Franklin Park Conservatory is where art and nature meet to create beautiful and engaging exhibits.  This venue can provide you with both indoor and outdoor spaces in a variety of sizes.

So get inspired by these unique Columbus, Ohio wedding reception venues and get planning for your wedding today.

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Runners

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Runners

Don’t forget to order your aisle runners for your wedding ceremony.  We have 4 great options for your church, synagogue, or the great outdoors!  Aisle runners are a must if your flower girl is tossing petals or if you are having an event outdoors.  Aisle runners will help protect carpet floors from flower petal stains as they are being crushed by you and your guests during your ceremony.  Also if your wedding is outside, you can protect and keep the hem of your dress white by walking down an aisle runner.  This can help save you money later when you have your dress cleaned and stored.  So order your favorite today and make a splash with your walk down the aisle!

floral aisle runner

Floral Aisle Runner measures 36″ x 100.’  $47.90 each.

ivory floral aisle runner

Ivory Floral Aisle Runner measures 36″ x 100.’  $44.90 each.

white floral aisle runner

White Floral Aisle Runner measures 36″ x 100.’  $44.90 each.

monogramed aisle runner

Custom Aisle Runner

This white aisle runner is printed with your first names, last name and last name initial in your choice of ink color. Please specify first names, last name, last name initial and ink color. The runner is made of sturdy plastic and measures 36″ x 100′.  $150.90 each.

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Green is the color that transcends all seasons.  Whether you are inspired by  fresh lime green or a saturated emerald hue, we have the right wedding invitation for you.  So check out our top 10 green wedding invitations and if you don’t find the right shade for you, try our wedding invitation search.  Happy finding!

light green wedding invitation

1.  Paisley Paradise

The varying patterns of paisley and flowers on this invitation, along with the soft shades of celery, hint at your creativity. Your guests will feel welcome to attend when presented with your wedding information on such a lovely invitation.  $215.00 for 100.

emerald green wedding invitation

2.  Damask

This bright white invitation features a damask design where vintage patterns mingle with modern lines.  $198.00 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

3.   Bamboo Olive Pocket with Mocha Backer

A bright white invitation with a bamboo design is layered on top of a mocha background.  $380.00 for 100.

moss green wedding invitation

4.  Ornate

Simple and sophisticated, this invitation is accented with a fine filigree design. The initial of your last name is beautifully framed to the left of your wording.

olive green wedding invitation

5.  Forever Floral

This olive-colored invitation features a faint floral background with your wording printed on top. Add the final touch to this invitation with a pre-cut, mocha ribbon that wraps around the middle of the card.  $188.90 for 100.

grass green wedding invitation

6.  Palm Royale

Whether your wedding event is happening by the beach or you are having a tropical theme, this invitation mixes simplicity with an island feel.  $168.00 for 100.

sage wedding invitation

7.  Wrapped in Love – Sage

The warm, sage wrap has die cuts to hold your ecru base card in place. Show more of your style by choosing from several designs and choosing your lettering style and ink color.  $188.90 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

8.  Green Retro

Have fun with this ecru tea-length invitation featuring a debossed olive green retro design. $145.90 for 100.

green wedding invitation

9.  A Colorful Collection

This lucky invitation is bubbling with color! Choose from a background of Spring, Cotton Candy, Hydrangea, Scarlet, or Lagoon to make it uniquely your own! $168.90 for 100.

lime green wedding invitation

10.  Electric Lace

A margarita invitation card features your verse and initials as shown with a bright white wrap featuring a lace, heart cut-out. $360.00 for 100.

Wedding Invitation Etiquette (addressing your envelopes)

When you are addressing your wedding invitations there are some simple rules to follow.  Whether your wedding is formal or casual, you will want to address your invitations properly.  Not only are you inviting your own family and friends but those of your finance(e).  Sometimes you may not even know them well due to distance or other reasons.  So its important to address your invitations properly.  After all, your wedding invitation is the first impression you make on your guests as a couple.  So don’t start things off with your new in-laws by making a mistake.

When you are addressing your envelopes, its fun to get your mother and future mother in-law together with you and your finance(e).  This gives both Moms the chance to meet if they haven’t and they can help you make sure everyone’s name, address and title are correct.  Make a little party out of it and relax with each other while you stuff your envelopes and get them ready to send off.  The chance to get everyone together informally  is well worth it and both moms will feel like they had a hand in helping with your wedding.

First, before you get started give everyone a job in stuffing the envelopes.  Find out who has the best handwriting among all of you.  Many people think its ok to send their invitations by using address labels.  Using address labels is so informal that it can cheapen the look of your invitation.  Even if you aren’t sending a formal invitation and have chosen something more contemporary, do hand address your invitations.  Your guests will notice that you took the time to send each one specifically to them.  Sometimes its the little things that make the greatest effect!

Get started with your envelopes by getting the inner and outer envelopes sorted out.  Your outer envelopes are where your return address is printed usually on the back flap.  On the front, you will write your guests title, given name and surname.  The address is written next.  Write out the full address without using abbreviations such as rural route or post office box.  For example, here is what the outer envelope will look like for a married couple:

Mr. and Mrs. John Public

58 North Main Street

Springfield, Ohio

45500

If you would like your envelopes to have an even more formal look, write out the house numbers under one hundred.  You may also include middle names for formal invitations.

On your inner envelopes, you will address them slightly less formally.  Only the names of your guests are necessary.  For close family, you can address them with nicknames like “Grandpa.”  For other guests, refer to the table below.  Make sure to name everyone who is invited including children and guests.  If children and guests are not included then omit their names.  If a single friend of yours is allowed to bring a guest, write the guest’s name especially if they have been together for a long time.  Otherwise, you will have to write “and Guest.”

The following table shows how to address your envelopes for each of your guests.  This table can also be found on page 150 of Wedding Invitations by Jennifer Cegielski.  I recommend getting a copy of this book or another etiquette book.

The Outer And Inner Envelopes

Outer Envelope Inner Envelope
Single man Mr. Gerald Thomas Mr. Thomas (or Gerald if you know the person well
Single woman Miss or Ms. Jean Price Miss or Ms. Price
Single person with guest Mr. Gerald Thomas Mr. Thomas and Guest
Miss or Ms. Jean Price Miss or Ms. Price and Guest
Married couple Mr. And Mrs. Gerald Thomas Mr. And Mrs. Thomas
Married couple, different surnames Ms. Jean Price and Mr. Gerald Thomas Ms. Price and Mr. Thomas
Cohabitating couple Miss or Ms. Jean Price

Mr. Gerald Thomas

Miss or Ms. Price

Mr. Thomas

Same sex couple

(in alphabetical order)

Mr. Joseph Albertson

Mr. Timothy Zane

Or

Ms. Elizabeth Austen

Ms. Margot Zento

Mr. Albertson

Mr. Zane

Or

Ms. Austen

Ms. Zento

Family with children under 18

(in descending age order)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thomas Mr and Mrs. Thomas

Lucy, Charles and Mimi

Same sex children 18+ at home (eldest first) The Misses Thomas The Misses Thomas

Or

Miss Anna Thomas

Miss Beth Thomas

The Messrs. Thomas The Messrs. Thomas

or

Mr. Alexander Thomas

Mr. Michael Thomas

Different sex children 18+ at home Miss Mallory Thomas

Mr. Andrew Thomas

Miss Thomas

Mr. Thomas