Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Get Free Wedding Invitation Samples From Wedding Paper Divas

Choosing wedding invitations is really, really difficult.

For me, our save the dates were simple. I knew exactly what I wanted (magnets), what photo style I wanted (thanks Pinterest) and found the exact wedding magnet that would be conducive to this. I had them picked out long before we had a date.

I can't say the wedding invitations are that easy. I knew exactly what I wanted, but I couldn't seem to find it anywhere. I thought about just DIYing them, but that was impossible. I don't have those kinds of skills. So I had them designed by Nicole at Glossie (who we have sung many praises of!) and spent 13 hours cutting them.

If you are just as indecisive, but going the designer route isn't for you, Wedding Paper Divas can make your life easier.

Need help deciding on your wedding invitations? Find out how to get free wedding invitations at www.abrideonabudget.com. These can help you decide on style and wording.

You can get eight free wedding invitation samples from Wedding Paper Divas. That link will take you to the Wedding Paper Divas site. Select your invitations, add them to your cart, and enter the code FREETRY at checkout. Your total will come to $0, and if you choose the slowest shipping method (5 to 7 days), that will be free as well.

Need help deciding on your wedding invitations? Find out how to get free wedding invitations at www.abrideonabudget.com. These can help you decide on style and wording.

Inside your packet, you'll get a wedding stationery guide, your invitations, matching RSVP cards, color and paper swatches, a font options card, and matching envelopes.

Need help deciding on your wedding invitations? Find out how to get free wedding invitations at www.abrideonabudget.com. These can help you decide on style and wording.

Those are actually really great. Your color choices are printed on each type of paper, so you know how colors look on different stocks. The colors will look different based on the type of paper you choose, so this is really handy if you're obsessed with a certain hue (and, let's face it: it will also save a lot of headaches because when it comes to weddings, everything is a potential headache).

When I got my sample invitations, I realized how very similar some of them were. I also noticed that the RSVP card for the Hawaiian flower invite had portabella mushroom as an entree choice and the wedding was happening in Hawaii. Someone should invite me to that wedding. Please.

Need help deciding on your wedding invitations? Find out how to get free wedding invitations at www.abrideonabudget.com. These can help you decide on style and wording.

My samples ranged from square to rectangle, simple to bright colors. That simple one, by the way, is sort of crazy.

See, the starfish one, which I thought was most appropriate for our beach wedding, actually uses dummy text for a ceremony in Wilmington, NC. Um ... our ceremony was in Wilmington, NC. The reception wasn't because I checked out every reception hall in Wilmington, and none fit exactly what we wanted. I would have checked out Wilmington Beach Club, had it really existed on 24 North Third Street, as the invitation suggests. Instead, 24 North Third Street is actually the address for the courthouse. So, the ceremony could take place there.

Need help deciding on your wedding invitations? Find out how to get free wedding invitations at www.abrideonabudget.com. These can help you decide on style and wording.

The samples are actually helpful because you can also see different verbiage on how they are addressed. Is the wedding being paid for by your family, your fiance's, yourself, or a combination? There is a different way to address each situation, and seeing a variety of invitations can help you decide what to write on yours. 

I wanted a trifold wedding invitation ... or so I thought. It wasn't until I was looking through the wedding stationery guide that I saw pocket folds. Assembly is required, but you can paste your invitation down and then use the pocket to store your other components (RSVP card, directions, hotel accommodations, etc).

Having samples to look at, even if you don't ultimately choose them, can help you narrow down what you really want.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Did you order your free wedding invitation samples yet?

4 comments:

  1. This is very informative. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This does seem to be a way to make the prospective bride's life easier - which is so important when there is so much to do.

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  3. Always helpful if you can see what your invitations will look like before you order them!

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  4. It's definitely helpful to be able to actually see samples right in front of you rather than just going by a picture

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