Seasonal Wedding Colors that Never Go Out of Style

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seasonal wedding colors bride and bridesmaids

The lime green bridesmaids’ dress trend may come and go, but some seasonal wedding colors are always in style. These classic color staples remain eternally elegant because they take their cue from Mother Nature, mimicking the colors that are typically associated with each season in the great outdoors. Check out a lineup of seasonal wedding color schemes that remain fresh,…

6 Trendy Wedding Themes

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6 Trendy Wedding Themes-PaperDirect

Planning a wedding can be some exciting business, and that business gets even more thrilling when your plans revolve around a fanciful wedding theme. We checked out some of the hottest trendy wedding themes on the scene for 2017 and 2018 and are sharing our six favorites below. Vintage Art Deco Theme Popularized by an array of period dramas on…

How to Graciously Postpone/ Cancel Your Wedding

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Life happens. Sometimes things beyond your control make it necessary to postpone or cancel your wedding. A family emergency, unexpected illness, loss of wedding budget or change of heart can mean it’s time to let your guests know the change in plans. Here’s how to do it with grace and tact. Contact Your Vendors As soon as you choose to…

Proper Announcement Order for Wedding Invitations

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wedding flowers

Sure you know your magical date and where you’ll say “I do”, but do you know the proper announcement order for wedding invitations? Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Name the Hosts Traditional wedding invitations start by naming the host(s) for the event. Usually, the bride or groom’s family will be named here….

Paper Checklist for Weddings

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wedding paper checklist

“Stationeries are one of the most important aspects of planning,” wedding planner Sokkha Va wrote in an April 2015 blog. “This is going to be the very first thing your guests see when they receive the envelope in the mail; it sets the tone of your entire wedding.”  A paper checklist for weddings guides brides and grooms through the nuptial…

Creative Ways to Your Ask Wedding Party

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bridesmaids

“Will you be my bridesmaid?” is an exciting question to begin with, but you can make it even more intriguing with a few creative ways to ask your wedding party to be part of your humongous day. Check out our lineup of ingenious ideas for popping your big question to bridesmaids, groomsmen and even the flower girl and ring bearer….

10 Graphics for Stunning DIY Wedding Invitations

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On average, wedding invitations cost $443, according to a study released by the knot in 2014. This custom wedding stationery can blow your budget out of the water- especially if you desire sleek invitations that need designer elements. If you’re looking to create DIY invitations, but aren’t sure where to start, try out some of the insanely sweet graphics below….

10 Free Whimsical Wedding Fonts for Invitations & More

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10 Free Whimsical Wedding Fonts for DIY Invitations & More

One of the best things about custom, designer wedding invitations is the fabulous calligraphy/ graphic designs the artists can do. While this truly looks amazing, it can get very expensive- very quickly. Since wedding invitations are one of the first pieces of communication sent out, you want them to represent the entire look and feel of the wedding. Whether this is…

Beautiful & Affordable Weddings: The Centerpieces

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Baby's Breath centerpieces

A limited budget does not have to limit the beauty or creativity of your wedding. In fact, having a limited budget enhances the creativity and helps to find beautiful alternatives to pricey centerpieces. Weddings are one of the most memorable and important days of our lives and what better way to honor that than by having stunning centerpieces that reflect…

Beautiful & Affordable Weddings: The Invitations

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There is just no getting around it —weddings are expensive. From the cost of the dress to the cake and flowers, the expenses add up quickly. That is why saving where you can is just so important. If you are planning your wedding, here are some smart ways to save on invitations. Avoid Upgrades Things like envelope liners, bows, multiple…

Beautiful and Affordable Weddings: How to Save on Flowers

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Weddings are momentous occasions and of course you want them to be beautiful. Beautiful does not have to break the bank though.  With a little effort and some savvy wedding planning, you can have the wedding of your dreams. One of the biggest expenses in any wedding is wedding flowers. Even in small weddings, the cost of bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces,…

Let it Rain! How to Plan for Rain on Your Wedding Day

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Outdoor weddings are becoming more and more popular every year.  Perhaps it is because an outdoor wedding offers elements of freedom and chance which are lost in the certainty of an indoor space. However, with that freedom comes the necessity of dealing with the unexpected elements, such as rain. Rain might seem disastrous when it comes to the most important…

Inspired Ways to Use Canning Jars at Your Wedding

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homemade cocao in a mason jar

Just about everyone (including us here at PaperDirect) is head-over-heels over canning jar ideas, crafts, and décor so incorporating them into a wedding is the perfect match!  We love the sense of Americana and visions they evoke–, visions of savvy citizens putting up staples, generations of children catching fireflies, Aunt Bee’s pickles, and lemonade so cold it freezes your teeth….

DIY: Wedding Gown Invitations

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These fun DIY wedding invitations are perfect for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, menus or the big day! There are countless color options and paper types you could use to create elegant, earthy or whimsical styles. To learn how to make these fun invites, read on: Supplies You’ll Need: White Flat Invitations & Envelops Any two colors of ribbon (we chose…

DIY: The Easiest Wedding Invitations Ever

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DIY Wedding invites

While there are absolutely stunning wedding invitations you can order from a designer, they can be a bit pricey- especially if you’re have a tight budget or are expecting to send out hundreds of invites. Plus, many of us just love to include a bit of our personality in the invites. After all, DIYing wedding invites can be absolutely gorgeous….

5 Photos you HAVE to Include in Your Wedding Slideshow

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5 Photos you HAVE to include in your wedding slideshow!

Wedding slideshows are the perfect thing to place between cocktail hour and dinner. Its a moment of relaxation and enjoyment where everyone can sit back and be entertained. While the basics of a wedding slideshow are pretty straightforward, if you want to successful slideshow that you can keep for years afterwards, there are some photos you MUST include. These wonderful…

Cute & Lighthearted Songs for your Wedding

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While romantic, heartfelt love songs certainly have their time and place, some couples want to take a more lighthearted approach to their weddings songs and first dance. If that’s you, browse this playlist and find a simple wedding song that can become a romantic favorite over the next years together.  Songs: Nothin about Love Makes Sense – LeAnn Rimes Just…

Wedding Slideshow Guidelines and Tips

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As the age of social media and ever-changing technology is upon us, it comes as no surprise that many people want to add multimedia elements to their wedding receptions. One of the most popular events at any reception is the wedding photo slideshow. These wedding slideshow tips will help any bride and groom create a memorable, fun and sentimental montage for their…

Wedding Color Trends in 2015

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If you are trying to break out of the norm with your wedding color scheme in 2015 these ideas might be just the mix up you are looking for. Two trends we are really excited for in 2015 are calm neutral palettes and on the flip side bold bright color combos. So often we see 2 neutral colors and 1…

Win $100 Towards Wedding Products by Pinning!

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We are excited to announce a brand new pin to win contest in which the winner will receive $100 to any PaperDirect wedding supplies! Our wedding paper products are versatile, elegant and classic. Most designs have the ability to be printed at home which saves you money and allows for greater DIY creativity. How to Enter: Follow PaperDirect on Pinterest. Create…