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We have of creative inspiration for wedding invitations, save the dates, and funny wedding programs! We’ve got a separate category for DIY wedding invitation projects, and you may also want to check out our printables posts.

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Our hot take on when to send out wedding invites and save the dates

Wondering when to send out wedding invites? I’m giving two answers. The first is what is considered “standard” for the wedding industry. The second is what I personally think is most useful, especially as a money-conscious girlie existing in a post-pandemic era.

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Informal wedding invitation wording for folks who love fun

If you’re looking for unique wedding invitation wording that’s bursting with personality and won’t put your guests to sleep, we’ve got you! Here are a few nontraditional wedding invitation wording examples from Offbeat Bride readers and vendors.

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YOU WEREN’T INVITED: Funny elopement announcements [Updated for 2022!]

Ok, so you did it: you knew there might be blowback or hurt feelings, but you decided to elope anyway because, well, elopements are awesome. Now you’re married, and you’re looking for elopement announcement ideas. That’s cool! If you’re looking for elopement wording, cute elopement cards, and funny elopement announcements, we’re here for you.

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How we got creative with our Big Lebowski Coronavirus wedding cancellations

Our wedding was going to have a loose Lebowski theme, we coined it “the wedding that really tied the room together.” Unfortunately we had to postpone the wedding due to Coronavirus…

Minted save the dates | foil save the dates

We’re obsessing over fancy-pants metallic & foil invitations and save the dates

Minted now has new foil colors like ice blue, bronze, and black and are seriously spectacular for wedding invites and save the dates. I’m also fully obsessed with the glittery foils that come in gold and silver and give off major rainbow sparkly unicorn vibes. You’ll see I chose to show a few of those in the save the date section. SO PRETTY.

Let’s do some shopping for some sparkly, shiny, and now extra colorful foil wedding invitations and save the dates from one of our faves, Minted

I tried Minted's wedding monogram maker and I'm HOOKED

I tried Minted’s wedding monogram maker and I’m HOOKED

If you’re in the market for a wedding monogram for your invitations, your programs, your napkins, your dancefloor lighting(?!), it can be hard to make your own. It takes some graphic design skill that not all of us have. But I was poking around at Minted Weddings to see what new stuff they had going on and saw a free MONOGRAM MAKER.

I thought I’d do some playing around to see what I could create…