New Design: Simple Border

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The Green Kangaroo collection includes many classic wedding invitations, but until now, we’ve been lacking an invitation with a simple, inset border! The Simple Border Wedding Invitation has a pure, classic aesthetic and can be tailored to your liking via paper, ink and font selections!

Simple Border Wedding Invitation, Reply and Accessory

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries! You can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

Wedding Invitation Font Guide: Part 3

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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve introduced the types of fonts we offer and how they differ (read Part 1 here) and some guidelines on how to pair them (read Part 2 here).

Today we’ll bring up a couple of conditional issues to consider when choosing your wedding invitation fonts!

1. What are your ink colors?
If your inks are both bold and/or dark, feel free to choose any fonts you like! BUT if you have any lighter inks you’re planning on using for text, keep in mind that some fonts have thinner lines. These fonts are more difficult to read if there isn’t enough contrast between the font color and paper color. When light inks are in the mix, we often recommend:

A) Using them as text “accents” — ampersands, bullets, etc.

Light ink color used as accent within text

B) Flooding the background with the light color, so it’s included but doesn’t affect legibility.

Light ink color used for flooded background

C) Choosing a thicker script font to keep the characters from fading into the paper

Thick script fonts are better thank thin for light ink colors

2. What type of information is included in your wording?
You might think you want an all-script font invitation, and if your information is short and simple, that should be fine. If you have a lot of details, such as a schedule of events or directions — anything that will be important for your guests to see plainly — block fonts are much easier to read.

For detailed information, you should strongly consider a block font

3. How much wording are you submitting?
Sometimes our customers want to include a wealth of information, especially if they’re having a destination wedding or expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. Depending on the type/size of product ordered, space can end up being tight! If you must squeeze a lot of info onto a card, consider the following tips.

A) As seen in #2 above, block fonts are much more legible at small point sizes. For sections of dense wording, using a block font is almost a must!

B) Some block fonts are wider than others, which can affect how many characters will fit on a given line.

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C) All-caps fonts are more difficult to read in tight modules. BUT for very small, isolated text, such as footnotes or street names on maps, all-caps is much easier to read.

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While our font preview tool is quite useful — and worth checking out! — it is not all-inclusive, which is why we’ve put together these downloadable font sheets for you to print out at home! With this as a guide, you should be able to make a more informed decision on which fonts are just right for you and your wedding invitations.

Click here to download our free font guide!

Up to $75 OFF Wedding Day Stationery!

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“Wedding Season” really picks up in the South during the months of April and May.  Aside from the pollen count, the temperatures are pleasant and your wedding flowers are practically free since nearly everything is blooming!  So in honor of our Spring Brides whose wedding days are quickly approaching, we’re running a major sale on what we call Wedding Day Stationery – that is, any paper or stationery items you may need on your actual wedding day.

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So what is Wedding Day Stationery, exactly?

Wedding Programs | Escort Cards (or Place Cards) | Reception Menus

Table Numbers & Favor Tags

We’ve even made Wedding Note Cards eligible for the discount for those of you who prefer that your thank you notes match the rest of your wedding stationery!

Coupon Codes:

  • WED25 for $25 off your order of $250 or more
  • WED75 for $75 off your order of $500 or more

Offer Expires: April 30, 2014 at midnight (EST)

Wedding Day Paper Promotion Exclusions: Discount good on new orders for qualifying products only (listed above).  Promotion not valid on Invitations, Save-the-Dates, Holiday Cards, or DIY Materials.  Discount is not retroactive and is not applicable on orders placed before 04/01/2014 or after 04/30/2014 – no exceptions. Order date determines eligibility and is based on the timestamp from your email receipt.  Proof approval dates do not determine eligibility. Coupon codes must be entered during checkout for discount to apply. Coupon codes: wed25 and wed75

 

New: Flirt & Posh Pockets

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Two of our most popular designs at the moment are the Flirt Wedding Invitation and the Posh Wedding Invitation — simple, classy, typography-focused modern designs! These two beauties are now available as clutch pocket wedding invitations as well!

Flirt Square Clutch Wedding Invitation

If you have a lot of details to share with your guests, you might consider the Flirt Square Clutch or Posh Clutch Invitation.

Posh Traditional Clutch Wedding Invitation

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries! You can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

Wedding Invitation Font Guide: Part 2

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Two weeks ago, we introduced you to the different types of fonts we offer.  (If you missed the first part of our font guide series, you can catch up here!)

When selecting fonts for your wedding invitations, you might find you like a handful and you’re unsure which will look the best side-by-side. The main question you should ask yourself is, “How formal is my wedding?” Some blocks and scripts just have a more formal look about them, while others have a casual vibe.

Overall, serifs and formal scripts yield a traditional, elegant effect, as seen on the Pelican Wedding Invitation.

Sans serif font with Formal script font

All-caps block fonts especially carry a strong, stately appeal and go hand-in-hand beautifully with formal scripts. The Classic Traditional Clutch Wedding Invitation is an excellent example of this dynamic.

All-caps block font with Formal script font

On the opposite end of the scale, sans serifs and contemporary scripts suggest a more laid back, carefree occasion. Such a pairing is found on the bold Color Block Wedding Invitation.

Sans serif block font with Contemporary script font

If your event is somewhere in between ballroom and beachside, you might consider pairing a sans serif with a formal script! The fonts on the Plume Wedding Invitation illustrate this juxtaposition.

Sans serif block font with Formal script font

Don’t worry if you’re still at a loss when it comes to matching fonts. If you happen to pick two that don’t get along, we’ll politely let you know and suggest a few alternatives!

While our font preview tool is quite useful — and worth checking out! — it is not all-inclusive, which is why we’ve put together these downloadable font sheets for you to print out at home! With this as a guide, you should be able to make a more informed decision on which fonts are just right for you and your wedding invitations.

Click here to download our free font guide!