Entries by Brad Mills

Wedding Invitation Envelopes

Your wedding day will be one of the very most important days of your life. When it comes to planning an amazing wedding, there is an endless list of things to do, but you want everything to be as perfect as possible. One way you could do that and express yourself and even the theme of your wedding through the invitations that people receive in the mail is by creating a custom wedding invitation envelope design. The envelope that you send your invitation out to guests will be a direct reflection of the type and style of the wedding you….

Custom Wedding Invitations Online

Your wedding should be one of the best and most memorable days of your entire life. If you’re in the process of planning your wedding and you are looking for the best custom wedding invitations, consider working with a solution such as The Invitation Maker. At The Invitation Maker, we provide our clients with an array of templates and wedding invitation themes to choose from which can be fully customized to fit your event’s theme and details. Why Use Custom Wedding Invitations? For many, getting married is a once-in-a-lifetime event, which is why the planning process is so important. Using….

Black and White Wedding Invitation Ideas

When choosing a wedding invitation, you might not think of having a black and white wedding invitation at first. But the combination of black and white can actually say a lot. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and dramatic. This classic color combination might seem simple but it can definitely make a bold statement. Depending on the design, it can be traditional, and it can be modern. It’s a timeless way to announce your wedding and you won’t regret it even after a few years. Here are some black and white wedding invitation ideas for you: Photo wedding invitations Designing your wedding invitation….

What to Know If You’re Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

While it might be new to all of us, we have to accept that weddings have changed a lot during the pandemic whether we like it or not. And although the COVID-19 situation seems to be getting better with the vaccine rollout and with the economy reopening, we still need to observe COVID-19 safety guidelines for weddings. So, the question now is, what are the things we should know when we are planning a wedding during COVID-19? We all want a magical wedding, but everyone’s safety should be the top priority. Here are some of the COVID-19 safety measures you….

10 Questions to Ask before you Hire a Wedding Planner

Hiring a professional wedding planner definitely has its advantages. A wedding planner can help you in getting your wedding on the right track smoothly and without any stress. But not all wedding planners might be able to fit your needs. You still need to carefully choose the wedding planner that has the right skills and experience for the type of wedding that you want to have. So how can you choose the wedding planner that’s right for you? Make sure to ask these questions before you hire a wedding planner. Are you available on my wedding day? This is one….

The Advantages of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Before you start planning for your wedding, you might think twice about whether you should hire a professional wedding planner. While planning your wedding all by yourself is possible and is being done by many couples, many people don’t realize the value and expertise that professional wedding planners bring to the table.  From helping you to have a stress-free wedding planning journey to bringing your vision to life, there are many advantages of hiring a wedding planner. So before you jump in on planning your wedding alone, here are some of the key advantages to hiring a wedding planner for….

The Ultimate Wedding Stationery Checklist

One of the many things that you need to plan and sort out for your big day is wedding stationery. You might not realize it yet, but there’s actually a ton of wedding stationery that you need to organize before, during, and after the wedding. Before you go ahead and print out your wedding stationery, make sure to check out our ultimate wedding stationery checklist so you don’t miss out on anything important. Before the Wedding During the wedding planning stage, most of the stationery you would need is invitations to different pre-wedding events that you’ll be hosting. Of course,….

The Advantages of Having a Micro Wedding

Micro weddings have definitely become more and more popular over the years because of many reasons. Some prefer to share their moments with only their closest friends, some choose to save money so they can spend it on their honeymoon or first home. And with the pandemic further restricting large gatherings, micro weddings have become many couple’s primary choice of wedding. What exactly are micro weddings? A micro wedding is a small-scale wedding, with typically  20-30 guests, that are mostly close family and friends. Micro weddings often feature wedding traditions and ceremonies, only in a much more relaxed and intimate….

5 Budget-Friendly Wedding Destinations in the US

We all want to have that perfect scenery in the atmosphere during our wedding. Sometimes, however, no local venue can bring the type of wedding that we are dreaming of to life and we start considering having a destination wedding instead. Having a destination wedding is a grand and magical way to hold our wedding ceremony. It is often an exciting or adventurous way to escape life from a couple’s hometown or from the hustle and bustle of the city. It can also be more expensive to hold a destination wedding because of transportation, accommodation, and other costs depending on….

6 Ways to Make your Courthouse Wedding More Special

Although having a traditional wedding ceremony can be full of magic and glamour, months of intense wedding planning can be full of stress while wedding expenses can drain your bank account. Skipping the traditional wedding ceremony and opting for a courthouse wedding can definitely save you from both the wedding planning stress and the huge amount of spending that goes with it. Having a courthouse wedding doesn’t have to be plain and boring either. In fact, you can make your courthouse wedding more special and memorable with these tips. Wear Something Special Don’t be hesitant in choosing something extra special….

Wedding Invitation Do’s and Don’ts

From all the chaos of wedding preparation, most of us can overlook important details of our wedding invitation that we should include and also things that we should avoid. Mistakes happen during wedding planning and that’s okay. However, if you want to make sure that you don’t miss anything before you send out your wedding invitations, make sure to read our list of wedding invitation do’s and don’ts.  Have a smoother wedding when you follow these wedding invitation do’s and don’ts: Do’s 1. Be consistent with the wording. Wedding invitation wording can be formal, casual, or in between. There’s no….

When to Order and Mail Out your Wedding Invitations

Once you start planning your wedding, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is when you should order and mail out your wedding invitations. Well, knowing the perfect time to order your wedding invitations is crucial as you don’t want it to be too early that there can still be changes to your wedding, nor too late that your supplier might charge you more expensively.  Finalize All the Important Details First of all, before ordering wedding invitations, you need to make sure that all the important details are finalized. Finalize the date, venue, and overall theme of your wedding…..

3 Essential Wedding Invitation Wording Tips

After getting excited about wedding invitation designs, the elegant calligraphy, and that perfect paper for your invitation, make sure to put the writing in place as well. It might not be as fun as choosing these things, but it’s a task that we need to accomplish all the same. If you are having a hard time looking for inspiration for writing your invitation, here are some tips that will help you get started. 1. Make sure that the information is complete No matter how creative you want your wedding invitation to be, you must remember to include all the basic….

Spring Color Palette Wedding Ideas for 2021

Getting married during the Spring season is always a lovely time because the greenery and foliage are once again in full bloom after a long winter hibernation and are bursting with fresh and vibrant colors. Finding the right color palette for your wedding is even more important to get the most out of this season. If you are planning to get married this Spring 2021, any of these color palette themes and ideas are perfect for you. 1. Peaches and pinks There’s nothing else that screams Spring more than using peaches and a light pastel pink combination for your wedding…..

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Choosing the right wedding photographer can make your wedding more memorable. But the problem usually lies in how to choose the right photographer for you. Unlike your other vendors where you can see the final product beforehand like the cakes and flower arrangements, you won’t get a chance to see your wedding photos until after the wedding and the post-processing stage. But before you panic about your wedding photos, consider these tips on how to choose the right wedding photographer: 1. Choose a Style Before choosing a wedding photographer, choose a photography style that you like. You might have a….

7 Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

A wedding is supposed to be a grand and magical event for any bride and groom, however, all the glamor that we dream of comes with a price tag. In fact, the average spending of a couple for their wedding was around $30,000 in 2020. From wedding venues to food and decor, every detail that you would want to add to your wedding has a price. And combined together, it can lead to a very expensive wedding. It’s only practical to want to cut your expenses and save money. Thankfully, there are many ways to cut wedding costs without sacrificing….

Rustic Wedding Invitations ideas in 2021

Rustic weddings are known for their cool country vibe and for resembling all things we love about nature and the outdoors. Having a more relaxed and casual atmosphere than most traditional weddings, rustic weddings have become popular among many couples. There are many ways to create a beautiful rustic wedding. For many, they prefer holding their weddings on a farm, barn, or any outdoor venue. The decor also incorporates many natural elements and textures such as wood, burlap, greenery, wildflowers, and many more. The same elements can also be used to create beautiful rustic wedding invitation designs. Here are some….

Floral Wedding Invitations ideas in 2021

There’s a reason why floral wedding invitations are desired by many. They are elegant and can match many themes – not to mention that flowers are a symbol of love and peace. They surely can add elegance and charm to any wedding. Floral invitations will surely make your wedding memorable and give your guests a great first impression. Make your floral wedding invitation unique and distinct with a few inspirations and ideas that are perfect for 2021. 1. Pastel Floral Invitations Pastel colors are light, soft, and playful. Pastel colors are the color of spring and they mark new beginnings….

5 Things to Avoid When Planning A Wedding

While most couples have a checklist or a list of wedding must-haves, you must remember that you should also take note of things that you should avoid when planning a wedding. You will probably only plan a wedding once in your lives which means that all couples are new to this concept and that there are no do-overs if you make mistakes. If you ask wedding experts, they will probably tell you a long list of things that you should avoid when planning a wedding.  1. Going over budget The first mistake to avoid is not setting a wedding budget…..

How To Plan Your Adventure Elopement

Are you an adventurous couple? Do you love spending your time outdoors? Hiking date? Romantic adventure? If the answer is yes, you might also be considering an elopement for your wedding. An elopement is a marriage that is usually conducted without the knowledge of the couple’s family and friends. In an elopement, couples only have a ceremony. They do not host a big reception or celebration. However, in some cases, couples who elope also invite some guests to serve as witnesses of the sealing of their love. Aside from a way to seal their love, it also serves as an….

How to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

Weddings might be full of elegance and glamour, but they’re also known to leave heaps of waste and environmental damage behind if not planned sustainably. From tailoring clothes that most bridesmaids will wear only once to food waste from the buffet, there are definitely many wedding practices that can be changed. Planning a sustainable wedding isn’t that hard. There are plenty of sustainable alternatives to choose from. Here are a few ideas to make your wedding more sustainable: Shop for Local and Ethical Products When shopping for decor items and wedding favors, choose shopping from small and ethical businesses. You….

The Best 2021 Wedding Trends to Watch Out For

Many wedding plans were canceled or pushed back because of last year’s pandemic. These sudden turn of events have affected the wedding industry in more ways than we can imagine. While some of us might still be pushing for traditional wedding practices, there are a few great wedding trends that have been born out of adjusting to the ‘new normal’ lifestyle.  Here are some of the best 2021 wedding trends to watch out for: Intimate Weddings As large gatherings become a thing of the past, micro weddings or intimate weddings will become more common this 2021. Less is more this….

How to Live Stream your Wedding in 2021

As much as we want all our friends and families to be able to attend our wedding, there are unavoidable circumstances that might hinder some of them to attend our wedding in person. We might have that grandmother who is not allowed to go out because of the pandemic or that close friend who lives in another state or country. Instead of being disappointed, why not plan how to live stream your wedding instead? Live streaming is a great way to make your families and friends feel included and welcome. Here is a checklist of what you need to prepare….

The Best Wedding Favors in 2021

Changes happen every year. As we welcome 2021, there will surely be new trends that will set the standard in people’s lifestyles. The wedding scene is not an exception. This is especially true when it comes to the wedding theme, wedding dresses, or even colors. But one thing that most couples overlook when planning their wedding is the wedding favors. Since we’ve all gone through a tough time for the past year, people’s priorities also changed. For a wedding during this time of recovery, what could possibly be the best giveaway to your guests?  In most weddings, big gatherings are….

What To Wear On Your Engagement Photos

Of course, you want to look stunning in your engagement photos. Those photos will be used on your wedding invitations, save the date, wedding day, or even be displayed on your first home. So how can you get the best look in your engagement photos? Aside from a great photographer, good location, and perfect lighting, one of the things that make a great photo is your outfit. You are the subject of the photo – the highlight of the scene. When they look at your engagement photos, all eyes will be on you. Any other element in your photo will….

7 Ways to Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out

You might be thinking that wedding invitations are only used to inform and formally invite your family and friends to your wedding day. However, wedding invitations are more than that! They are also the first peek at your wedding. Wedding invitations give your guests an idea of your theme, color palette, and what to expect and prepare for. To make a great first impression, it is important to make your wedding invitations stand out. Here are some easy ways you can do to have a more distinct wedding invitation: 1. Clear Wedding Invitations Clear wedding invitations are a great way….

How to Get the Best Engagement Photos

Congratulations on your engagement! So, what’s next? Of course, we want to immortalize this moment of your life as a couple. The best way to do this is by capturing engagement photos. This is a really exciting part of your pre-wedding preparation as you get to feel like celebrities for a day – elegant make-up, classy outfit, cameras on you. But all these might be overwhelming especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time in front of cameras before (unless you’re a model who’s used to getting his/her photos taken). You might feel nervous and it might show in….

Wedding Themes That Fit Your Personality

The wedding should be a reflection of a couple’s personality. After all, it is your big day. Ideally, every element that we find in the wedding should be about you. It is an opportunity for both of you to share your story with the people close to you.  Thinking about this will surely be a trip down memory lane as you will look back to how your story started. Where did you two meet? What did you do on your first date? Who said “I love you” first? But before diving into the details, you need to decide on the….

Tying the Knot in the New Normal

The bride, looking stunning in her white dress, is walking slowly towards the aisle. The groom is waiting patiently on the altar, with joyful tears in his eyes. Friends and family are there to witness this once in a lifetime event. All eyes on the beautiful bride. Is this how you imagined your wedding?  But the pandemic happened. Who would have thought that you’ll be needing to wear a mask as part of your wedding outfit? And with virtual guests? Newly-engaged couples are currently faced with a big decision – should they postpone or push through with their wedding? There….

How to Make your Wedding Planning Stress-Free

Getting engaged is a significant event in a couple’s relationship. But after all the exciting celebrations and engagement parties comes the stressful phase of wedding planning.  Don’t get this wrong. Wedding planning is an exciting part of your journey before you finally become husband and wife but the hassle is inevitable when doing preparations for an event like this. You wouldn’t want to look stressed and haggard during your big day, would you? So here are some tips on how to make your wedding planning stress free: 1. Hire a wedding planner. Hiring a wedding planner is the first thing….

Wedding RSVP Websites

Planning your wedding is exciting and fun, but it can also be stressful. Planning for your big day is full of so many decisions it can make your head spin. One way you can lift a little of that stress is to make the process easier by keeping all of your important information in one safe place, so nothing gets lost in the shuffle of wedding planning. A big part of your wedding day will be the guests that you will invite to share in your special day. Keeping track of who will be there and who won’t can get….