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Where do I list reception information on my invitations ?

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Wording and Etiquette

rustic chic metallic wedding invitation

I get this question often. There are a few ways to handle this depending on the formality of your wedding and on your budget.

You really only have to deal with this issue if your reception is in a different location than your wedding ceremony. Otherwise you don’t have to mention your reception at all or a simple “reception immediately following” will do.

On a reception card

This is the most proper place to put your reception information. It should follow the same formality of the card and be in the same style and font. So if you are writing out times on your invitation in words, do so here too.

Reception

Please join us for a reception following the ceremony.
at six o’clock
Whaler’s Inn Restaurant
367 Main Street
Baltimore, Maryland

 

On an events card

If you are having many events during a wedding weekend, your reception information can be listed along with them on an events card. In that case follow the layout and wording of the other events listed on your card.

 

On the invitation

If you are putting this information on your invitation, leave a space between your ceremony wording and the reception wording.

Follow the same formality of the main invitation. Whether you are using numbers or words for your dates and times, do the same for your reception information. And just like the invitation wording, the zip code is not typically listed.

Reception to follow
at six o’clock in the evening

Whaler’s Inn Restaurant
367 Main Street
Baltimore, Maryland

 

On the RSVP

If there’s no room on your invitation and you don’t have budget for a reception card, there’s often room to list this information on the RSVP.

I see this as a last resort though because the RSVP is returned to you and doesn’t stay with your guests.

Reception at 6 pm
Whaler’s Inn Restaurant
367 Main Street
Baltimore, Maryland

{Photo credit: Imbue You Wedding, read about this rustic wedding invitation color palette}

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{RePost} Cute and Chic Halloween Party Style for Adults

Posted by in Create the Look

handmade halloween countdown clock

Justin loves Halloween like most people love Christmas. I love candy corn like most people love chocolate cake. So this is a really fun time of year for the both of us. Yet somehow we’ve managed to not throw a Halloween party in a really long time.

But if you are throwing a Halloween party this year, I’ve found some chic yet fun inspiration for adults. And maybe I can live through you just a little bit.

halloween party door wreath feathers

halloween decor candles glam spider web

imbue you halloween party spider web invitation

lace glam halloween fall pumpkins

Spooky chic. There are so many unique and interesting ways to set the mood for your Halloween party. I’m a sucker for feathers and these lace pumpkins are genius.

{Photo credits: Halloween countdown calendar by Bloom and Barnacle; Feather wreath by The Wright Wreath; Glittery spider web and DIY tutorial: A Fanciful Twist; candle vases and DIY tutorial: Fresh Home Ideas; Spider invitation by Imbue You (that’s us!), get it here; Lace and Glitter Pumpkins and DIY tutorial: Green Eyed Monster}

halloween mummy cupcake

halloween party drinks

halloween party cookies

halloween candy corn pudding mummy cupcake

Play with your food. These treats almost look too good to eat…almost! Who knew mummies could be so cute?

{Photo credits: Mummy cupcake topper by Claudia The Cupcake Lady; Halloween champagne flute drink and recipe: Martha Stewart; Halloween martini and recipe; OMFG Atlanta; Orange and black Halloween cookies by the Pièce de Résistance; Mummy cupcake and DIY tutorial: Half Baked; Candy corn vanilla pudding with instructions: Craftster}

halloween cootie catcher

whimiscal halloween party ghost

Have a whimsical Halloween! Fun things to do or play with are great for adult parties too.

{Photo credits: Halloween cootie catcher and DIY printable with tutorial: Catch My Party; Ghost with chalkboard by Bloom and Barnacle}

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Tips for a Colorful, Not Crazy, Wedding Palette

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Color Advice, Design Secrets

colorful ribbon wedding backdrop

This week I’ve been talking to a bride who wants to have a “colorful” wedding, but didn’t know where to start. Many of our wedding invitation designs have a lot of place to put color. But she wasn’t sure where to start defining her own palette.

My advice for her would also help other couples wanting to create a fun wedding that’s still pulled together and elegant. Mexican weddings and Moroccan themes, come to mind, but also subtler palettes, such as a quirky vintage or homespun wedding.

{photo by Love Ala via 100 Layer Cake}

 

muted rainbow wedding bunting

1. Pick a Mood

Sure a colorful wedding can be a bright, fun fiesta. But it can also be a soft vintage or romantic affair. Knowing how you want the wedding to feel will help you choose the right colors and the right hues (muted  or bright) for your palette.

The bride who contacted me this week wants a bright, happy Mexico wedding. So her colors will be full of saturation.

{photo by Tim Coulson via Green Wedding Shoes}

 

Moroccan wedding shower decor

2. Have a Core Palette

In order for your colorful wedding to look deliberate, you’ll need colors that look good together and share a similar vibrancy. So, first choose 2 colors that work well together. These will be your core colors that you use in most of your designs and stationery.

For the bride I was talking to, her favorite color is purple and her fiancé’s favorite is green. So for the purpose of the core palette, I suggested purple and chartreuse green.  Each of those colors can work well with a variety of other strong colors that would also complement the other core color.

{photo via our customer Jessica. See original post here.}

 

color chips

3. Choose 2 to 3 colors that work best with the core

A typical wedding palette will have 2 to 3 strong colors and 2 to 3 neutrals (like gray, ivory, tan, champagne or white).  For a colorful look, more of the palette will be in the strong area. Look for colors that will work well with each core color. That will give you more variety for mixing and matching, and provide the colorful look you are going for.

In the example above, of the purple and chartreuse, orange, red, teal and even yellow would fill out the palette nicely. White or ivory can be added to allow the colors to breathe on stationery. With stationery white will allow more of the vibrancy to show, while ivory will mute the colors a bit, and possibly provide more blend.

{photo via Chic Cheap Nursery}

colorful wedding desserts rainbow pastel

4. Have Fun

With a color palette full of strong colors, there’s a lot you can do to add variety to your wedding designs. Different colors can take the lead on different items for a rich, colorful look. Just make sure at least one of the core is present and your wedding will still look polished.

{photos: left photo via That Inspirational Girl; right photo via Belle the Magazine}

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

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