1. Get a Royal Look for Your Wedding Invitations

    The world is all abuzz about the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle, which takes place on May 19th. Many brides-to-be will be watching the wedding, hoping to perhaps borrow some of the royal wedding elements to use in their own ceremonies. One place where it would be easy to replicate the style and look of the royal wedding is in the invitations.

    Did you see how stunning these invitations are?

    Via @KensingtonRoyal

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  2. Create Your Ever After with the 2018 Paper Source Wedding Collection!

    We are so excited to start 2018 off with the launch of our new Paper Source wedding collection! This year, our overall theme and direction for our design aesthetic was “Timeless with a Twist.” The idea was getting back to the tradition of Paper Source with elevated fine printing, glorious artwork, and unique capabilities such as painted edges, letterpress printing and more.

    2018 wedding collection

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  3. Creative Ways to Address Wedding Invitations

    You’ve decided on your wedding invitations, finalized your guest list, and now it’s time to address your envelopes and send them out. The envelope is the first point of contact between your guests and your wedding, so make them memorable with unique lettering techniques. There are numerous ways to achieve envelope addressing nirvana and have your envelopes emulate the grandiose of your big day.

    wedding addressing
    Photo: @desertplumecalligraphy
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  4. Wedding Invitation Etiquette

    If your wedding is around the corner, shopping for the perfect invitation can be one of the most exciting first steps to planning the big day! No matter what style, color palette or design, there are a few things to keep in mind in terms of the wording of your invitation to ensure your guests are informed, as well as give your guests a first impression of the style of your special day. To make the process easier, we have outlined a few suggestions for how to word the invitations based on who is hosting the wedding and other key considerations.

    chandelier wedding invitation
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  5. Spotlight on Savoy Paper

    Our heritage is rooted in paper. Though we have crafting materials, books and gifts for all occasions, paper is how it all started. We try to provide the highest quality papers from all over the world to add that special element to your wedding invitations, birthday cards or everyday stationery. That’s why one of the papers we feature is Savoy, a paper made from 100% cotton giving it a luxurious, flexible feel. Savoy is both elegant and sophisticated, making it perfect for high-end invitations. Originally designed for letterpress, SAVOY prints beautifully both offset and digitally. Its strong formulation, yet soft flexibility allows for strikingly clean and crisp folding, blind embossing, foil stamping and engraving. Because it is made from cotton, Savoy feels rich and luxurious, reminiscent of fabric. Since it’s acid free, invitations printed on it will last a lifetime.

    savoy paper

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  6. Paper Source Employees’ Journey to I Do

    Since we have an exciting wedding promotion happening here at Paper Source, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of our employees who are currently in the process of their own wedding planning! We spoke with three of our staff members to get details of their engagement story, their wedding plans as well as where they are in the fun, though sometimes stressful, wedding planning process.

    susan and jonathan

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  7. New! Wedding Workshop Series

    mr and mrs banner

    One of the most gratifying things we get to do at Paper Source is help our customers plan their weddings. We know there is a lot that goes into the big day and couples are looking for the thoughtful details that will make their celebration unique and memorable. What better way to add those personalized details than with hand-crafted touches? In an effort to make your DIY list easier (and more fun!), we are happy to introduce our new Wedding Workshop Series. These classes will provide you with DIY ideas, how-tos, pro tips and hands-on crafting time for you to complete your wedding projects. Bring a friend and cross another item off your list.

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  8. Demystifying the Wedding Appointment

    We know the wedding process can be somewhat overwhelming. How do you start? There’s the decorations, the invitations, the food, the showers, the pre-events, the post-events! What should be the most exciting time ever can end up being a bit stressful. Well, we’re here to help. We chatted with one of our wedding invitation experts, Damani, to give you the low down on what to expect when you make a wedding appointment with Paper Source.

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  9. Our 2017 Wedding Collection is Here!

    Our Paper Source team is so excited to be unveiling our 2017 Wedding Collection! This year, we did things a little differently for our collection than we have in past years.  Along with releasing our collection earlier than ever before, we also took a different approach to the design process that led to a unique collection of wedding invites that will make you fall in love all over again. Read More

  10. 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.