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This is our massive archive of wedding invitation posts — but we’ve also got more specific archives like Invitation Porn orInvitation DIY tutorials, as well as archives dedicated to custom invitations, diy invitations, eco-friendly invitations, email invitations, invitation packages, AND our most popular archive: invitation wording.

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Wedding invitation trends of 2023: dark florals, retro vibes, and textures

Wedding invitations are your first opportunity to set the tone for your big celebration! We’ve put together the latest 2023 wedding invitation trends, from gothic wedding invitations to art deco wedding styles and more. Let’s see what’s trending in the world of wedding invitations!

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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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Who do I invite to the rehearsal dinner?

A rehearsal dinner is a fun way to say thank you to everyone who helped you plan the wedding. It’s also an opportunity for family and friends to meet before the big day. Typically it’s a more intimate affair, which means you have to be pretty selective about your guest list. But who do you invite to the rehearsal dinner?

Whimsical Wedding Save The Dates alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Do you need save the dates? 4 reasons why they might be right for you

Do you really need Save The Dates? At Offbeat Wed we believe what you “need” at your wedding depends on the marriers and their unique values. With that said, when it comes to Save the Dates there are some practical reasons for doing them that might be especially valuable when it comes to protecting your time and energy. Here are 4 reasons why Save the Dates might be a good idea for your wedding.

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Preserve wedding treasures with this DIY wedding shadowbox tutorial

After our wedding, I started to think about different ways to preserve some special pieces from the day, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. I’ve seen a lot of brides preserve their wedding bouquets, but I had a few different items I wanted to save together. After a little bit of thinking it hit me: a shadowbox would be perfect! Here’s how I made mine.

How to tell my friends they cant come to my daughters wedding 1 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A sad mother of the bride asks: “How do I tell my friends I can’t invite them?”

“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”