Tips for Planning Romantic Beach Weddings

beach theme save the date cardsIf you love the romance and splendor of the beach, you’ll enjoy planning a lovely beach wedding. Beach weddings can combine simplicity with elegance to create a beautiful wedding in a gorgeous setting. Romantic beach weddings do require some forethought. The weather plays a big role in the beachside wedding. Research the weather patterns and prepare for any possible alternative.

When planning a wedding on the beach consider the area. Some parks and beaches have special areas such as gazebos that are designed specifically for these types of events. There may be the need to reservation and there may be special fees involved. A rental company can provide and set up the chairs and tents if required.

There is usually a breeze blowing at the beach, so keep this in mind when planning the ceremony. If the waves are loud, you may need microphones to allow the guests to hear the wedding vows. A beach wedding can be a more simplified affair than a traditional church wedding. The wedding attire may be streamlined and the couple may walk barefoot.

Guests at beach weddings can dress more casually than when they attend church weddings. Be sure to provide some special instructions to guests so they understand the attire that they should wear. Provide some flip-flops so guests can take off their shoes to safely walk on the beach.

When planning your wedding on the beach, find out the rules that govern the area. If a permit is required, obtain one. Find out if you can bring in seating and tents, even just for the ceremony. It is essential to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Provide directions to the site along with specific information so guests know what to expect at the wedding site. A beach wedding is a lovely option and one that will provide you with beautiful memories.

Shop our selection of beautiful beach wedding invitations and beach theme save the date cards, and your guests will look forward to your special day on the beach!

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Planning Fall Weddings

fall in love postage stampsThe autumn season is one of the best times of year to have a wedding. Fall weddings allow you to choose from a variety of colors and themes so you can truly have the wedding of your dreams. The weather in the fall is better than any other time of the year. The days are warm, yet the evenings are crisp and clear. The rainy season is usually over, so you can expect good weather for your wedding.

Fall weddings lend themselves to wonderful floral arrangements and table centerpieces. Choose dried arrangements as a more interesting variation on flowers. You can also combine a variety of natural items to create affordable and appealing displays. Straw and pumpkins make attractive options and can be placed in groupings that are quite stunning to look at.

When planning fall weddings it isn’t necessary to keep the colors neutral. In fact, it is nice to have a burst of color. Don’t feel as though you need to stick to dark colors and heavy fabrics for the bridesmaids dresses. You can easily choose lightweight fabrics and soft colors if you choose. The décor can be done tastefully by using natural materials of fall including leaves, straw, pumpkins and gourds. These materials are very affordable yet allow you to make a nice setting.

Autumn nuptials are becoming more popular. Because there is less demand for venues, catering, flowers, and other wedding necessities in the fall, you may be able to have better choices and lower prices than if you had your wedding during the peak wedding month of June. If you’re planning a wedding with a short time-frame, consider an autumn wedding. You’ll likely be able to choose the venue you prefer without having to wait a year or more as you must do with summer weddings.

Shop our selection of beautiful fall wedding invitations and fall wedding stamps to really set the theme for your perfect day!

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Planning a Halloween Wedding

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Halloween weddings are fun and exciting occasions. For those who truly enjoy the holiday, having your wedding on this day can be a really great adventure. Halloween weddings combine the excitement of a wedding with the fun of a costume party. The result is a fantastic celebration that is fun for kids and adults of all ages.

When planning Halloween weddings you can go as simple or extravagant as you like. There are no set rules for throwing a wedding on Halloween. If you like, you can choose to have a full costume party reception. This can be a fun and lively party where guests are expected to dress in costumes. Of course, the bride and groom as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen can also dress in costume. The best part is that the bride and groom can determine the costumes that they prefer.

Halloween weddings are great fun to plan. The décor is not like that of a typical wedding. You can determine how far you want to take the Halloween theme. You can get very creative in your decorations and room design. From start to finish, the theme can be carried out very well. Choose Halloween themed invitations and include instructions to guests about how they should dress. Have some extra costumes available for those who come unprepared.

The setting can be eerie and unique with all types of special effects. Create a mood that gives people the feeling that they are walking onto a movie set. You can choose to have a more elegant Halloween theme by toning the decorations down a bit. Use carved pumpkins with your married names as table centerpieces. Give out trick or treat bags as favors. There is almost no limit to the fun and interesting options that you have when you choose a themed wedding.

Browse our great selection of Halloween Wedding Invitations, with great Halloween themed designs. Whether you’re looking for pumpkins, skulls, or cool goth designs, we have the invitations you’ll want to set the tone for your Halloween wedding!

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Using Custom Wedding Stamps

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If there is one thing that will always require the use of traditional “snail mail”, it is the wedding invitation. Whether it is a “save the date” card, the actual invitation, or the RSVP envelopes, however, you can really add a lot of personalization with custom wedding stamps. These are perfectly legal postage stamps, but they are not the “same old, same old” designs that are found at the post office.

No matter what the style or theme of your wedding, there are going to be plenty of custom wedding stamps from which to choose. There are some with very elegant photographs of flowers, wedding bands, and even photo collages of bridal images. There are also whimsical and cartoon-like custom wedding stamps if that is the style of your big day as well.

The important thing to remember when deciding to use these stamps for your wedding stationery is to buy in bulk, in order to ensure that you do not run out of your personal stamps, and to purchase enough for every mailing that you will do.

As already mentioned, you may need postcard style stamps for the save the date cards, stamps for the envelopes containing the entire invitations, stamps for the RSVP cards inside of the invitations, and stamps for the matching thank you notes that you send for all of the gifts you receive.

Remember too that you might want to also use these stamps for the invitations to the bridal shower, engagement party, bachelor or bachelorette events, and any other wedding related activities on your schedule of events.

Paying for postage is something that a lot of people are predicting is going to come to an end in the near future. Whether that is true or not, today you can really “style up” the mail you send by using these wedding stamps.

Show your own unique style on all of your wedding mailings with our selection of custom wedding stamps.

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Cute Bride and Groom Wedding Stamps

Our cute stick figure Bride and Groom stamps will give a sweet touch to your wedding mailings. Whimsical cartoons of the Bride and Groom are available on postage with sayings such as “Please Join Us”, “I Do”, and “Happily Ever After”. These cute wedding stamps are perfect for your save the date cards, wedding invitations, and thank you cards!

Text is customizable to say what you’d like, or personalize with your names.

Happily Ever After wedding stamps
Happily Ever After wedding stamps
Please Join Us wedding stamps
Please Join Us wedding stamps

I Do wedding stamps
I Do wedding stamps

I Do postage stamps
I Do wedding stamps

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Selecting the Right Save the Date Cards

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One of the first things that people want to do when they get engaged is to tell “everybody”. This is usually done through an announcement and even a small party. The primary question asked of the couple at the time that they announce the engagement is “have you picked a date?” Interestingly enough, a lot of people have not picked a date by the time they announce the engagement, but when they do it is usually followed up by a mailing of save the date cards.

Save the date cards are extremely simple and smart ways of getting the details about the wedding day to everyone you hope will attend, but there are a few “tips” for picking the most effective choices.

Firstly, you need to make the save the date cards something that can be posted in a visible spot such as a bulletin board or even on a refrigerator. This is to ensure that no one books another activity for your wedding day or weekend.

Secondly, you need to be sure that the cards are going to coordinate with the general color scheme or style of your wedding day. For example, you might find one of the photo cards appealing, but you should not use one that has bright and bold colors if that is not what the wedding day will feature.

Fortunately, these cards are now becoming such an essential part of the wedding planning process that you will easily find them in coordinating styles and colors to most of the popular invitations too. You can also elect to have very affordable and stylish custom cards made as well.

Don’t try to put too many details in these cards because they are meant only to give the time, date, and place. This lets guests understand if they can actually make the event, and allows them to pencil it in to their calendars immediately.

Shop our selection of save the date cards and save the date post cards to announce your wedding with your own unique style.

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A Look at Modern Wedding Invitations

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Though the whole world seems to going “paperless” there is really one set of documents that will never convert entirely into the electronic domain, and that is wedding invitations and wedding related mailings.

Just consider a wedding without a big fat envelope full of pretty cards and envelopes relating to the day… it is not possible. Wedding invitations are the only way that people can easily get the full details of the event to their guests. For example, it is not uncommon for a modern invitation to contain the actual formal invitation, a reply card with a stamped envelope, a bit of information about the bridal registry, and any information related to hotel accommodations or directions.

This is why wedding invitations are usually quite heavy and why they just cannot be replaced by a paperless option or a simple email.

Of course, they cannot be replaced because they also serve as a physical reminder of the day. Many people love to keep copies of the formal invitation with their photos or scrapbooks, but this also means that they have to be chosen carefully.

Why? An invitation tends to “set the stage” for what the guests can expect. For instance, most modern brides and grooms will choose invitations that reflect their style or the theme for the day.

Consider that the bride who is dressing their party in the famous “Tiffany Blue,” will also pick wedding stationery that reflects her choice. This can mean that the engagement announcements, save the date cards, invitations, and thank you notes all have that color scheme, and this “cues” the guests to expect it when they arrive at any of the wedding related events. It also allows them to know that the bride and groom have opted for a bit more formal approach to their wedding, and it is good to allow guests this sort of clue.

PM Custom Weddings offers a beautiful selection of wedding invitations and wedding stamps to set the tone for your special day!

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Fall in Love with Fall Wedding Stamps

Autumn is a beautiful season for your perfect wedding! The colors of the turning trees provide great inspiration for your fall wedding theme. Choosing fall wedding stamps to enhance your invitations will help you set the tone for your special day, with the warm colors of the season.

Here is a featured selection of our favorite fall wedding stamps:

leaf-stamp, Fall in Love! stamp
Fall in Love Leaf Stamp
October Leaves Wedding stamp
October Leaves Wedding Stamps
Love is ... wedding heart stamp
Love is Patient… Wedding Heart Stamp
November Wedding Stamps
November Wedding Stamps

Love is in the Air Fall Wedding Stamp

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The Charm of Custom Wedding Stamps

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What is the difference between a basic wedding invitation and a custom one? That question could be answered in a million ways, but one of the simplest answers is that the basic invitation uses the limited number of wedding appropriate stamps available at the post office, and the unique invitation will use custom wedding stamps selected by the bride and groom.

Custom wedding stamps are those that are printed on demand, but which are totally legal forms of postage. They can be found in almost any style imaginable. For example, if you wanted to actually have your engagement picture on the postage used for your wedding invitations, you could order hundreds of custom wedding stamps with this image.

This could establish one of the simplest and most affordable ways of making unique and impressive mailings without also breaking the bank. Just consider that you could order custom stamps for the save the date cards or to use for an engagement party. You can then take the best photograph from this party and use it for the bridal shower or bachelor/bachelorette invitations. You can use the very best image of the bride and groom for the stamps for the wedding invitations, and then use your favorite wedding day photograph for the thank you cards.

This would totally personalize every single mailing done for the wedding, and may even allow you to use the simplest cards and stationery while also making a very strong statement.

Choosing to use custom stamps is a new way of really designing your own wedding event. There are also a lot of pre-designed choices for custom stamps as well, and these can make it easy to select images and graphics that coordinate with your theme or stationery, but which also allow your wedding related mailings to really stand out from the crowd.

Shop PM Custom Weddings for a beautiful selection of custom wedding stamps to enhance all of your wedding stationery.

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