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Beautifully coordinated wedding suites make a lasting impression. Let your invitation set the tone with chic matching suite items.

simply perfect. perfectly simple. On behalf of all of us at Wedding Paper Divas, congratulations! We’ve been a part of more than 100,000 celebrations since 2006, and we’d be honored to be a part of yours. In this guide you’ll find our top wedding stationery etiquette tips, modern trends to inspire your creativity and, at the end, a simple checklist to keep you stylishly on schedule. If you’d like to speak with one of our professional designers or etiquette experts about anything you see inside, please call or chat with us online. We’d love to help bring your vision to life. Happy wedding planning!

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Professional designers and etiquette experts review your order up to four separate times to ensure it’s flawless. They’ll even propose suggestions free of charge.

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Save the Date

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As the first wedding stationery you send, save the date cards share your exciting news in style. Send a simple message or draw inspiration from the place you first met, became engaged or plan to marry. As low as $1.29 each for 100 cards. Order as few as 10.

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Refined Monogram magnet Air Mail Calendar Ticket

Top Ticket Curly Hearts

Weeping Willow Knotted Ribbon thermography

engaging photos Ask your photographer to take a variety of fun, candid and posed engagement photos. Our professional designers will set the one you choose.

Posh Label Jasmine Blossoms

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Monogrammed Bliss

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Select your design and upload your photos. Our professional designers will blend them together to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.

We’ll create a completely custom design using photos with special meaning to you as a couple.

Precious Poster

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mark their calendars. Send your save the date cards 6 months ahead.


Simply Sophisticated

elegant expressions

Invitations are an extension of your personal style, so stay true to your dream. For understated elegance, choose a classic design with a fresh, modern twist. As low as $2.29 each for 100 cards.

Stately Scroll letterpress

Pure Style thermography

Enjoy premium printing from luxury stationery leader William Arthur.

thermography collection Exquisite raised printing As low as $2.29 each for 100 cards Vintage Swirls letterpress

modern monograms This year, full names are catching up to traditional monograms in popularity. Try different styles at weddingpaperdivas.com

letterpress collection Premium pressed printing As low as $4.49 each for 100 cards Royal Monogram thermography

Romantic Rosette letterpress

Floral Damask letterpress

Elegant Impression thermography printing on embossed paper

on trend: bold color

blog.weddingpaperdivas.com Richly colored accents add dramatic flair to classic occasions. Design the invitation of your dreams at weddingpaperdivas.com | 866.594.1226

time things right. Order your wedding stationery 4 to 6 months ahead.


Uniquely Inspired

Vintage Nuptials letterpress

For a more casual feel, explore themes based on your location, a favorite children’s book or one of the latest trends, like vibrant peacock feathers. Here are a few more ideas we love. As low as $1.64 each for 100 cards.

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Turn to our blog for unique tips, trends, favors and DIY ideas, including how to create luxe layered invitations and more.

layered cards Add layered cards to your invitations. Starting at 25¢ each.

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Find your bliss in a bygone era with chic, nostalgic styles. Out Islands Shown on layered card in Spring Shimmer

Charming Elegance

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Birch Woods

Let your guests know they’re destined for fun in the sun.

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nature and floral

Embrace Mother Nature with favors, accessories and invitations, like our eco-friendly Signature Collection on recycled 110 lb. cardstock custom-made in Italy.

Seaside Wonder

Tropical Bliss Marriage Garden

on trend: posh postage Rustic Print

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Ask the post office to hand-cancel your invitations. It’s a great personal touch, and you’ll ensure they arrive in pristine condition.

perfect timing. Mail your wedding invitations 2 to 4 months ahead.


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bachelorette party

Pre-wedding events are informal affairs, so have fun. Delight the bride-to-be with striking color combinations, a retro theme or a chic contemporary design. As low as $1.29 each for 50 cards. Order as few as 10.

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Gather the girls for a night to remember.

We’ve partnered with Beau-coup to bring you a bevy of unique wedding and bridal shower favors, plus favors packaging to complement your celebration’s theme and colors. Endless Entertainment

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rehearsal dinner

Dine with immediate family and the bridal party before the big day. Consider inviting out-of-town guests who are traveling especially for the occasion.

bridal shower Host a modern Jack and Jill shower for the couple, or have the groom surprise the bride as she opens gifts. Be sure to tell guests where the bride and groom are registered.

Modern Cameo

Peacock Chic

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Fine Dining Blushing Blossoms

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invite the guests. Mail party invitations at least 4 weeks ahead.


your wedding stationery checklist Use this checklist to keep track of your wedding stationery in the months ahead.

save the dates order: Seven or more months ahead mail: Six or more months ahead wedding invitations order: Four to six months ahead mail: Two to four months ahead thank you cards order: With wedding stationery mail (shower): Within ten days mail (wedding): Within two weeks of

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Whether you want to make a statement or a lasting impression, make it your own with a custom wedding collection that’s as unique as you are. invitation enclosure

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programs, menus and place cards order: One to two months ahead party invitations order: At least six weeks ahead mail: At least four weeks ahead announcements order: With wedding stationery address: Two weeks ahead mail: Have an attendant

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Wedding Paper Divas Guide to Stationery Etiquette and Style, Spring/Summer 2010  

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