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Best of 2012: Unique Invitation Wording for Destination Weddings

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Imbue You Palm Tree Wrap Invitation

Today we reach the last in our series of popular features from 2012. And I’ve saved the best for last.

It’s a collection of interesting, more personal ways to word your wedding invitations. These work great for the informality of many destination weddings, but also for local weddings with punch.

Enjoy!

Destination weddings are so often about sharing your special day with your closest family and friends. So why not have wedding invitation wording that reflects that? Destination invitation wording can be less formal and more personal.

So some of the more formal rules about writing out the day, time and year, and the “honor of your presence” don’t have to apply! Feel free to add quotes, sayings and personal messages to make your wedding invitation a more meaningful, heartfelt invitation to those you love.

Here are some invitation wording examples, many which were used by couples we’ve worked with over the years.

The pleasure of your company is requested
for a week in the sun
and the marriage of
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
on Wednesday, the twelfth of December
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Ko Samui, Thailand

 

Under the desert sky,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
wish for the honor of your company
at their wedding ceremony
and celebration of Love
on Saturday, the 21st day of July
2012
Boulder Mountain Ranch
Boulder, Utah

 

Because you have believed in us,
Celebrated with us, Loved and encouraged us,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
ask you to join us
in celebrating our marriage
as we begin of our adventures together
on Saturday, July 21, 2012
at 4 pm
Valley Mountain Resort
Portland, Oregon

 

Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards

Love is in the air …
we make a great pair!
You’re invited to attend
our wedding affair.
on Saturday, October 20th
2012
at 4 o’clock in the afternoon
Cedar Park Rainforest
Kuranda, Queensland
Australia

 

Your love and friendship have
helped us become who we are.
Together with our parents,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
invite you to share our joy
and support our love,
as we exchange vows and
celebrate our marriage.
on Saturday, August 25th
2012
at 5 o’clock in the evening
Ka’anapali Coffee House
Maui, Hawaii

Dinner and merriment to follow

 

Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
along with their families,
invite you to their barefoot celebration of love
as they are married on the beach
Saturday, June 23, 2012
5 pm
Santa Rosa Boulevard Park
Okaloosa, Florida
food, drink, and merriment to follow

 

With joyous hearts,
we invite you to share in our weekend of celebration
as best friends become husband and wife
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
on Saturday, the ninth of June
Two thousand twelve
at five o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Together we laugh, we dream, we love,
and on this day, we marry

Please share in our joy as
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
exchange wedding vows
on Thursday, February 14
2013
at 6 pm
Crescent Ranch
Mt. Vernon, Washington
Dinner and dancing immediately following

 

Come Fly With Us!

Please join
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
as we begin the trip of a lifetime
by uniting in marriage
Saturday, July 21, 2012
6 pm
Grand Sun Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Dinner, dancing and merriment to follow

Want more? Click here for handmade invitations with layers, enclosure booklets and folds perfect for destination weddings.

{Photo by Imbue You Wedding}

 

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Best of 2012: 10 Unique DIY Wedding Bunting and Garland Ideas

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Happy New Year!

It’s a great time to celebrate. And where there is celebration, there’s often bunting. The fourth in my series of the best in 2012 is a feature on 10 unique DIY bunting and garland ideas for weddings.

These are totally fun! I hope you enjoy them.

Bunting and garland can come in so many shapes, colors and sizes. They truly are a beautiful, fun way to spice up wedding, reception or party decor, and express your style. Here are 10 unique DIY garland ideas to get your creativity going:

DIY pom pom garland

Pom Pom Bunting

I love these. Pom pom bunting just looks like fun on a string to me. These are made out of yarn, using a large serving fork and scissors (seriously!) DIY tutorial can be found at  Momtastic.

 

DIY tassel garland

Tassel Garland

Playful and different, tassel bunting has a great 3D feel. Pack it densely in a monochromatic palette for a modern look. Or add more space between tassels and more colors for a more casual feel. These are surprisingly easy to make. DIY tutorial can be found at Calico Skies.

 

DIY crayon garland

Crayon Garland

Coolest use for crayons outside of drawing rainbows. These hearts are crayon shavings melted together between wax paper using an iron. How cool is that?! DIY tutorial at House of Earnest.

 

DIY color chips garland

Color Chip Bunting

So cute and so simple. This bunting is made from paint chips found at a home improvement store and a craft punch. With so many types of punches available, this garland idea can fit so many wedding themes. DIY tutorial at Chic Cheap Nursery.

 

DIY coffee filter bunting

Coffee Filter Bunting

Proving you can make beautiful bunting out of almost anything, this garland is coffee filters colored with Easter egg dye. Want to give it a try? DIY tutorial can be found at The Robots Attack.

 

DIY lighted paper garland

Lighted Paper Lantern Garland

By adding light, garlands can do double duty for evening and outdoor weddings. Find the DIY tutorial and free template for the paper pendant shape at Once Wed.

 

DIY mirror and light garland

Mirror and Light Garland

Here the garland is more art than lighting. Hung on the wall or over tables like a chandelier, guests won’t easily forget this garland of drama. DIY tutorial at Apartment Therapy.

 

DIY map bunting

Map Bunting

Classic bunting with a twist. ..using old maps or other vintage paperie. DIY tutorial can be found at Please Note.

 

DIY paper airplane bunting

Paper Airplane Garland

How cute would this be for a travel theme wedding? This garland is just lots and lots of folded paper airplanes on string. Simple and fun. More photos at It’s Two AM.

 

DIY burlap bunting

Burlap Circle Bunting

This isn’t the easiest DIY garland to make, but all the handmade touches look so personal that it’s totally worth the extra effort. If you are doing a vintage or rustic theme, this might be the garland for you. DIY tutorial at Post Road Vintage.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding.}

 

 

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Best of 2012: How to Honor Deceased Relatives in Your Wedding Programs

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Mexican Tile Wedding Program by Imbue You

Whether you celebrate Christmas or just had some time off to spend with family and friends, I hope the last couple of days were delightful and joyful!

I’m spending time in NYC with my mom and having a great time. And today I’m bringing you another best of 2012 feature: How to honor deceased relatives in your wedding programs.

At the holiday and joyous occasions like weddings, our thoughts often turn to those who are no longer with us. This feature offers some ideas on how to bring these special people into your special day, while keeping the mood celebratory.

Enjoy!

On one of the happiest days of your life, how do you remember and honor deceased parents or family members? Your wedding ceremony program can be a perfect way to do that. It’s a key memento of your wedding for guests, so it’s a wonderful place to honor those you miss on your wedding day.

A Note of Thanks

One of the most common ways couples honor deceased family and friends, is a note of remembrance in the thank you section of the wedding program. This can be as simple as a sentence like this: “Our thoughts are with those loved ones who could not be with us, but are here in spirit.” Weddings are joyous occasions and for those who want that to be the focus, a short note is respectful and appropriate.

A Ceremony Acknowledgement

You can also incorporate the remembrance of family members in your ceremony or at your reception. Ideas include candles on the alter of a church ceremony or photos of family at a special remembrance table.  In that case, feel free to mention in your wedding program that you have set up something special and where it’s located. “Candles on the the alter have been placed in loving memory of family members who are no longer with us.”

A List of Names

You may also wish to list dear family members by name and their relationship to you under a heading in your wedding program, such as “In Loving Memory” or “We Remember”. If appropriate, list members from both sides of the family. But take care not to list too many names, in order to keep the focus on this happy occasion.

A Dedicated Message

The absence of parents can be especially hard on your wedding day. A poem or quote can be a poignant way to express your feelings in a wedding program for key people you have lost. One bride we are working with is using this poem and dedicating it in memory of her father:

If flowers grow in Heaven
God, please pick a bunch for me,
place them in my Father’s arms
and tell him they’re from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him
and when he turns and smiles,
place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it everyday,
but there’s an ache within my heart
because I’m missing him today.
When everything is said and done
I will cherish this day and smile,
because I know my Daddy is here with me
as I am walking down the aisle.

As you begin to think about how you want to remember deceased family on your wedding day, you’ll want to figure out how much will be personal and how much will be more visible to guests. And it’s those things that are visible to guests that are appropriate for your wedding program.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

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