Beach Wedding Stationery – A Full Look at Our Updated Sand Dollar Invitation Set

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Imbue You Sand dollar full invitation set

Instead of a completely new set, this sand dollar wedding invitation stationery set is an update to an existing design.

When we were designing this invitation set, Justin and I wanted to infuse it with modern elegance for a beach wedding. The icon is drawn to be the essence of a sand dollar with little extra, and the print is simple, yet intriguing (is it fish scales, the waves or shells…hmmm?).

This way, your colors and the uniqueness of patterned texture take center stage.

Visit our stationery site for ordering details on the full stationery setsave the date postcard, save the save bookmark or invitation set. See the set in detail below:


Imbue You sand dollar save the date postcard

imbue You sand dollar bookmark

Save the Dates: Postcard and Bookmark

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. Choose the double-sided postcard with rounded corners that mails affordably with a postcard stamp, or the bookmark with typographic design.


Imbue You Sand Dollar Wedding Invitation

Imbue You Sand Dollar invitation with envelopes

Bellyband Wrap Style Invitation

With the invitation design stately typography and a subtle scallop print are wrapped in a colorful extra wide band topped off with a tag on a fabric ribbon. All colors, text, design, envelope and even cardstock, can be changed to match your wedding style.


Imbue You Sand Dollar RSVP


Reply card with response envelope and return address label matches the style and look of the main wrap invitation.


Imbue You Sand dollar envelopes

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 Sand dollar coral note card

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 postcardsave the save bookmark or invitation set..

{All designs and photos by Imbue You, the home of romantic wedding stationery}

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Choosing Wedding Invitations – Are you making these 3 creativity sucking mistakes when selecting wedding invitations?

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Imbue You Lotus booklet wedding invitation

Choosing wedding invitations is one of the most important design elements for your wedding. It’s the first official peek at what your wedding day will be like for your guests.

But somehow in the race to cross invitations of the to-do list, and to mail them on time, 3 major mistakes can occur that ruin your chance to make the right first impression with your wedding guests.

And you want to choose the right invitations for your wedding, don’t you?

So here they are: the 3 biggest mistakes when selecting wedding invitations…and what to do about them.

Mistake #1: Not thinking about the mood of your wedding day. Simply thinking about the theme of your wedding isn’t enough. Two couples may be planning a beach wedding, for instance. But one wants a modern casual evening. And the other wants a romantic vintage inspired look.

They are both beach weddings. But should they have the same beach theme wedding invitation? I think you see where I’m going with this…no, they shouldn’t.

What to do instead: Picture your wedding day, and choose invitations based on that image. Think about how your wedding feels, what it looks like.

Keep that image in your mind as you are selecting invitations. Fonts, design icons, prints and patterns, and even the shape or format of the invitation can signal if the design matches your wedding day.

Mistake #2: Trying to use too many colors. Often wedding palettes will have 3 to 5 or more colors in them. And that’s because your wedding day is a full event with bridesmaid dress, tablecloths, flowers and a reception space. There are many places to put color, and much space to air out a variety of colors.

But a wedding invitation is different. It’s a confined space. So too many colors on any one piece of stationery may be jarring to the eye.

What to do instead: Select 2 to 3 of your colors as your core for wedding invitations and stationery. If you have other stationery pieces, such as an RSVP or reception card, you can use these same 3 colors in different ways for more variety.

Mistake #3: Making invitation decisions too late. Invitation designers do get booked. There’s proofing, printing — and in the case of handmade or custom invitations — assembly and production that has to be done before invitations are ready to be shipped.

So waiting too late to find the perfect invitation may result in rush fees, expedited shipping costs, sending out late to guests or missing out on the perfect design. That’s no fun…and it can be stressful too!

What to do instead: Give yourself at least two months to find the right invitation for you. That way, you’ll have time to get samples and alter the designs as you need. Or in the case of customized invitations, you’ll have the time to work closely with your designer to achieve the look you want.

Now that you know how to avoid the 3 biggest mistakes in choosing your wedding invitations, it’s time to practice.

One place to start is our handmade invitation gallery. Visit us here.

Article and Photo by Imbue You, the home of romantic wedding invitations and stationery

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Wedding Color Palette: What Goes With Teal

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Do you love teal, and are you looking for a way to incorporate it in your wedding? Teal has the benefit of seeming both modern and lush in designs. Plus it goes great with many colors, these are some of them:


Go Bold

For a celebration of color, try these combinations. You can always air it out with white, or other colors, or tone it down with ivory.

Imbue You Lotus booklet wedding invitation

Teal and Purple

This combo has a touch of formality and elegance, yet packs a punch. Many of our customers use it for Indian weddings.


Imbue You Indian arch wedding program cover

Teal and Fuchsia

This is a bright and happy combo for bright and colorful weddings.


Great for the Beach

Like aqua or turquoise, teal conveys the right tone for a wedding by the water.

Imbue You Sand Dollar Wedding Invitation

Teal and Coral

This palette has a sweet and romantic feeling, great for intimate weddings.


Imbue You Thin Starfish Invitation

Teal and Tan

This color combination captures a classic, timeless mood.


More unusual

These combinations are a little more unusual, which makes them a little more fun.

Imbue You Mexican Tile wrap address label

Teal and Navy

Tone on tone color can be a more subdued look, or dressed up with other colors to give it some flair.


Imbue You teal lotus wedding note card

Teal and Yellow

Yellow brings out an elegance in teal that is very nice. It can be difficult to find a yellow that’s good to write text in for your stationery. But it can be done.


Imbue You starfish tag

Teal and Orange

This is one of my favorite combinations, maybe because it’s so rarely seen. I think it’s tons of fun.

{All photos and handmade wedding stationery by Imbue You Wedding}

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Other Roles for Children in Your Wedding

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incorporate kids in wedding

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.



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

children in wedding


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.


including children in wedding

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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invitation love quotes

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”


“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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