1. Our Designers’ Favorite Wedding Invitations

    It’s wedding season and we’re getting inspired by our original Wedding Invitations designs. Even if the wedding bells aren’t in your future, you can still swoon over these amazing invites. Paper Source offers over 90 exclusive wedding suites, all designed in-house by our team in Chicago. Our designers create a variety of invitations for every taste (from classic to contemporary), all while incorporating their own unique style. To get a better sense of their inspiration (as well as insight into our tastemakers’ design range), we asked four of our designers to pick a favorite that they’ve designed, and their picks are below.

    Maria Filar says,

    My favorite is the Vintage Floral suiteI love the vintage feel, but at the same time it’s crisp and modern. Vintage floral, engraved-style illustration is always going to be my favorite, and it will never feel dated or trendy. The inspiration behind this suite is old letterpress and engraved illustrations of botanicals.

    This look can be styled in a variety of ways – pair with all white and hits of black for a simple, clean and elegant look. Or pair it with Luxe Blush for a soft, romantic feel. Or it could be paired with more casual components like Paper Bag.

    Vintage Floral-Suite copy

    Erin Burke says,

    My favorite suite is the Bouquet suite. I think this invitation suite is one of the most energetic and graphic suites in our current line. The inspiration behind this suite was vintage floral illustrations from encyclopedias and garden manuals.

    It is unique enough to stand out, but general enough to complement any garden wedding – and the typography makes it modern and sophisticated. It also pairs well with bright, fun colors.

    Bouquet Main Wedding 2014 copy


    Karen Davis says,

    My favorite is the Foil Stamped Laurel Branches. First, I love the play of the clean, modern font used for the bride and groom’s name, paired with the ancient and elegant laurel wreath.

    Although this suite was inspired by some traditional elements, I love that they all suddenly feel updated with a small twist of a modern font and fresh color.

    I really enjoy the color pairing as shown – rose gold foil with white paper and a blush envelope. This suite would also be beautiful in white and gold, or cream and rose gold.

    Foil Laurel Branches Suite copy


    Vane Palacio says,

    I think the Foil Stamped Confetti Wedding Invitation  is elegant and classic, but modern at the same time, and could work for a variety of wedding styles. I like the gold foil confetti dots because they are subtle and give the invitation a special touch, and it comes in other foil color options!

    I also like how the names are big, it’s the first thing I notice when I see the invitation.

    I love the way the suite is shown, with the mint envelope and accents, but it could also be paired with any other color.

    Foil Confetti Suite copy


    Which of our original wedding invitation suites are your favorite? Tell us in the comments below, and check out our Pinterest board for more invitation inspiration.

  2. Paper Source Tips: A Unique Save the Date

    As the first chance to show off your wedding style, Save the Dates are an important part of wedding planning. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to make your mark as a newly engaged couple.

    Save The Date Banner


    Picture Perfect

    Although Save the Dates are available without photos, we love the idea of giving your guests a sneak peek of the happy couple. No matter what style you choose for your Save the Date, the focus is on you and your partner, and a good shot will make your announcement stand out.

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  3. Paper Source 2013 Wedding Invitation Collection

    It’s your big day, and the 2013 Paper Source Wedding Invitation Collection will help you create a meaningful expression. Whether you’re looking for glamour, blushing for romance or longing for something bold, our invitation suites are sure to inspire with fresh color palettes, playful fonts, and tons of great DIY wedding ideas.

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  4. Luxe Blush is back!

    Luxe Blush: this delicate color brings flower petals and sweet sentiments to mind, and we can’t think of a better way to bring out its best than on wedding invitations and wedding envelopesOur new Luxe Blush invitation suites take on a sophisticated-vintage appeal when paired with Antique Gold as seen here, (we also loved pairings with Black, Slate, and Night.)

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  5. Introducing NEW photo save the date cards

    Kick off your wedding planning with our first-ever collection of photo save the dates! Transform a special photo into the perfect announcement choosing from over 60 new photo card designs. Don’t have a favorite photo? We also offer beautifully designed text save the date cards that coordinate with our wedding invitations.

    save the date card

    STD cards

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  6. Our New DIY Wedding Resource

    DIY wedding

    No one loves a wedding more than those of us here at Paper Source. Ask our associates how they first learned about Paper Source and many will answer with tales of wedding planning, same goes for our customers. Some recall spinning through a room filled by our Colorscope or sifting through racks of inspiring fine paper. Most remember falling in love with perfectly packaged wedding invitations and everyone fondly reflects on the DIY finishes of their big day.

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  7. Creating a wedding invitation suite

    Wedding Suite

    Love is in the air and we are ecstatic! Not only have we launched the 2012 Paper Source Wedding Invitation Collection, but we are hearing inspiring stories of love from brides-to-be and newlyweds. Even our associates have bells on – recently engaged Kristen shared her wonderful Will You Be My Bridesmaid card concept and newlywed Susan gave us a peek inside her perfectly Night and White destination wedding. And there is plenty more ahead!

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  8. Announcing: Couples Photo Contest

    engagement photos

    Hey all you love birds, the Paper Source Design team is looking for a few great couples to represent our new line of save the date photo cards set to launch with our 2012 Paper Source Wedding Collection this spring. The photos will appear in card samples on our website, in our catalog and in Paper Source stores nationwide, and one lucky couple will be selected at random to receive a $100 Paper Source Gift card – perfect for for wedding invitations, reception favors or gifts!

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  9. Wedding bells are ringing at Paper Source

    unique wedding invitations

    We Love Weddings, We Do, We Do!

    All the creativity surrounding weddings is so inspiring! Flowers, pretty dresses, great food, cake, heartfelt moments…what’s not to love?! But we must say, our most favorite part is the invitation and stationery.

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  10. Guest blogger: Carol Schultz

    Paper_Source_Save_the_DateI got engaged and laid off in the same week…in that order. Rather than being entirely saddened by a job loss (well, a little bit), I thought, “Well, now I’ll have time to make all 200 of our wedding invitations, response cards, rehearsal invitations, and open house cards by hand!” Oh, and I didn’t stop there. I also proceeded to make 200 save the dates, 200 reception place cards, and one gigantic paper sunflower, all through the creative inspiration provided by Paper Source! I actually visited the River North location in Chicago so often that my husband (then fiance, of course) called “paper-sourcing” my new job!

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