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Other Roles for Children in Your Wedding

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Yes, there is a growing trend of not allowing children at weddings. But what if you not only want kids at your wedding, you want them to be in the wedding?

If that’s you, there are lots of ways to incorporate children on your special day. Here are some roles beyond flower girl or ring bearer for the younger ones at your wedding.

 

Usher

Children can help guests to their seats, hand out programs and direct guests to the cocktail or reception area.

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Reader

More outgoing kids may be good readers during the ceremony.

 

Wedding Day Helpers

There are so many last minute things that need to get done on your wedding day. You can enlist kids to run food to the wedding party before the ceremony, decorate the getaway car, help direct an orderly flow for the buffet, and/or hand out favors,  birdseed or streamers to guests for the exit.

 

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Junior Groomsmen or Junior Bridesmaid

Older kids, around ages 8 to 14, can more formally participate in your ceremony.

 

Give Away the Bride

What a special way for children to welcome a new spouse into the family? Children of the bride or groom can walk the down the aisle with their parents, a nice beginning for a new family.

{Photo credits: First photo by Creatively Yours Photography via Apple Brides; Second photo by Studio 29 via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings; third photo by Chris Barber via Rock My Wedding}

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Invitation Wording: Love Quotes

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With Valentine’s Day tomorrow it seems the perfect time to share some of my favorite love quotes.

These are great to use on wedding invitations, and throughout your wedding on signs, programs, favor tags and other designs that need a dose of romantic personality.

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
– Roy Croft

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
– Dr. Seuss

“Where there is love there is life.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”
-Eva Gabor

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
– Joseph Campbell

“Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.”
– Christopher Marlowe

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ”
– Plato

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
– Victor Hugo

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
– Mother Teresa

“Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side.”
– Unknown

“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love”
-Unknown

 

“love builds up the broken wall
and straightens the crooked path.
love keeps the stars in the firmament
and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides
each of us is created of it
and I suspect
each of us was created for it”
– Maya Angelou

 

“If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.”
– Jay Asher

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

{photo and chalk design by Lily & Val}

 

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Vintage Map Destination Wedding Save the Date and Invitation Set

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Imbue You Vintage Map wedding invitation set

In a way, this handmade wedding save the date and invitation stationery set brings me full circle because I first created it for a friend who I met at the wedding of our very first customer.

The vintage map, pulled directly from a 1953 world atlas, is from another indie shop owner. And so with the world at your fingertips, you can choose which slice of the map to feature in your invitation design.

Justin and I created this map stationery design to allow couples to celebrate vintage, travel theme or destination weddings with a design that hearkens back to the past but isn’t stuck in it. The color of the vintage map is customizable and overlaid with a classically vintage border that’s been updated by modern design placement.

We also have vintage maps available for California, Florida and South Carolina to use as well. Visit our stationery site for ordering details on the full stationery set, save the date or invitation set. See the set in detail below:

 

Imbue You Vintage Map Save the Date Postcard

Save the Date Postcard

The save the date sets the stage for the rest of the stationery design. We packed a lot of design and information in a small size, that mails affordably with a postcard stamp.

 

 

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Imbue You Vintage Map wedding booklet invitation

Folded Booklet Invitation

Add a personal quote, or leave it out — it’s up to you. Neatly keep your RSVP and inserts together with a clever loop while the focus stays where it belongs…on your invitation.

 

Imbue You Vintage Map RSVP

RSVP

Layered reply card with response envelope matches the style and look of the main booklet invitation.

 

imbue You Vintage Map labels

Return Address Wrap Labels

Stylishly dressed envelopes include your return address with labels that wrap your envelopes in coordinating design. Color envelopes are included, and we can even print your guest names and addresses on your outer envelope label.

 

Imbue You Vintage Map notecard with label

Personalized Thank You Note Card

And when the last guest has gone home, you can thank them with personalized note cards that bring your wedding style alive again.

Want to learn more? Visit our stationery site for ordering details on the full stationery setsave the date or invitation set.

{All photos by Imbue You}

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