How to Create Your Guest List for Your Wedding

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Before a bride can send out her beautiful invitations that provide meticulous details about her wedding day, she needs to narrow down her guest list. It can be difficult to choose the most important family members and friends that have shared a role in the lives of both the bride and groom, and the task can quickly become overwhelming. These…

10 Quotes for Wedding Ceremony Programs

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A paper wedding program lets your guests know the order of service and who’s who in the bridal party. Many couples like to include a quote or two in the program that succinctly and romantically sums up how they feel about each other. Here are a few ideas for famous romantic quotes for wedding ceremony programs. 1. Aristotle The ancient…

5 Unique Wedding Banner Ideas

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While attaching a “Just Married” sign to the bumper of the bride and groom’s car is a classic wedding decoration (the DIY placard has been featured in countless films over the years), you might want to stray from the typical on your big day! If you want to surprise the newlyweds or your guests, you’re going to have to come…

Last Minute Wedding Programs!

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Daisy Dots Programs by PaperDirect

Weddings can be stressful! When it’s your job to plan the big day, you know that almost everything has to be done months in advance. The bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses need to be ordered and fitted, the invitations have to be chosen, sent to the printer and mailed out, and the florist, caterer and baker need to be booked well…

Last Minute Wedding Checklist

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Your wedding day is almost here. Whether it’s quickly approaching in just over a month, or it’s coming up this very weekend, you will want to be prepared with a last-minute wedding checklist so you don’t forget anything on the big day. This last-minute checklist will help guide you through the final hours before your wedding to ensure that everything…

Spring Wedding? Color Ideas for Wedding Reception Cards

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Jardin Reception Cards by PaperDirect

Making the most of your special day is a top priority, and you want every detail to be perfect. It’s likely that many hours of contemplation have been invested in selecting the ideal color scheme for your spring wedding, and your invitations and reception cards should complement those hues and also your own personal style. Couples planning to hold their…

What are the “Rules” for Wedding Reception Seating?

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Stylish Specialty Folded Place Cards by PaperDirect

You’ve set the date, picked out your colors, ordered your flowers, and managed to talk your fiance out of reuniting his old Twisted-Sister-meets-the-Backstreet-Boys cover band from high school to play the reception. Crisis averted! Now comes the real challenge: Creating a wedding reception seating plan that works… for everybody. Family dynamics can be — shall we say – a bit…

What Should be Included in my DIY Wedding Program?

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Adorable Hearts Programs by PaperDirect

Wedding programs are one of wedding touches that add something very special to what will surely be the most memorable day of your life. Do-it-yourself wedding programs not only give the guests a play-by-play of your ceremony, but they help guests feel included and understand what is happening, and they introduce your bridal party. DIY wedding programs will be a…

Wedding Thank You Card Sample Wording

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Every bride (and groom) must write (yes, with your hand) thank you notes for gifts they received. Despite the fact that most people communicate electronically via email, text message and social media, expressing gratitude using any of these media is simply unacceptable. As a newly married couple, you must share the responsibility of handwriting thank you notes to each and…

Holiday Wedding Accessories

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Highland Tradition Designed Layered Invitations by PaperDirect

If you have selected a wedding date around the holiday season of November-early January, you have more than one reason to celebrate on your wedding day. When planning a holiday wedding, you want to incorporate a holiday theme into your wedding without making it be a major focus of the attention. After all, your wedding should be all about you…

Fall Wedding Colors for Your Place Card Designs

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Autumn Etching Folded Place Cards

Color palettes instantly illicit a mood and tell a story about your wedding theme. If you are planning a fall do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding, you have made a wise choice: The season’s colors are quite diverse and can be used for themes be they traditional, elegant or modern. Fall wedding color palettes can vary from traditional hues reflective of the colors…

Wedding Place Card Presentation Ideas

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Golden Sunflowers Folded Place Cards

Wedding place cards may not seem like an important detail for a wedding reception, but not only are they important, they’re a fun detail because place cards are a great way to accentuate the theme of your wedding. Let’s take a look at some ways you can enhance your wedding theme with place card presentation. Wedding place cards are as…

Wedding Program Paper Options

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Perfectly Plain Programs

Brides and grooms (or other family members) planning a do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding can add a special touch to the wedding with custom printed programs. PaperDirect has a large selection of wedding program paper to fit all tastes. Die-cut and embossed designs are simple and elegant. Once you’ve chosen your wedding program paper, you can even design your wedding programs online…

Wedding Accessories for Family Members

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Rosie Just Married Magnets

With so many couples marrying with children from previous relationships and with large extended families, you have to think of ways to creatively (and affordably) include family members in your do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding. Wedding accessories for family members are a great way to acknowledge family members’ presence on your special day. Blended family wedding accessories are becoming more popular as…

Thank You and Change of Address

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Dancing Daisies NoteCards

Now that your big day has come and gone and you have returned from your honeymoon, it’s time to send out Thank you cards and change of address cards to friends, family and businesses.  Postcards and Note cards are great ideas to make this an easy task.

Do-it-yourself Wedding Accessories Ideas

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Ornate Pocket Invitations

One of the most fun and rewarding aspects of a do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding is to make and provide your guests creative wedding accessories. Do it yourself wedding favors are a way to say thank you to your guests and a way to for you to collect many items to remind you of your wedding day. Wedding accessories, whether you make…

Wedding Reception Supplies to Make Your Day Memorable

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Entice Folded Place Cards

You want your wedding day to be memorable for you and your spouse and all those in attendance, and the reception is usually the most fun, memorable part of the whole day. There are so many minute details that go into planning a wedding reception; if you are in the midst of planning yours, you may be overwhelmed by how…

Wedding Ceremony Program Ideas 101

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Floral Elegance Programs

Your wedding ceremony program is one of those little touches that outlines your special day for your guests and allows them to know what is happening and what is to come during your beautiful wedding ceremony. Wedding ceremony programs also introduce the wedding party to your guests. During elaborate church weddings, and especially during Catholic weddings, it’s helpful for guests…

Thank You Note Etiquette–Do You Know What’s Acceptable?

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Balloons Confetti Notecards

In a world where technology rules and handwritten notes are practically extinct, there is one handwritten note that will never go out of style or become obsolete–the handwritten thank you note. There is absolutely no acceptable replacement to writing a thank you note to show your appreciation for a gift you received or a kind gesture someone extended to you…

Shortest Celebrity Marriages of All Time

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Loops Folded Invitations

When you walk down the aisle with the man or woman of your dreams, say your vows, exchange rings, and seal it all with a kiss, you probably think your marriage  is going to last forever. Even with the divorce rate in the United States being sadly high, most couples who take the plunge, tie the knot, get hitched (or…