5 Wedding Signs You Can’t Miss!

There are a lot of signs that point to what your wedding will look and feel like. Even signs of love from your significant other. And of course the signs we don’t want to see when trying to seat everyone in harmony at the reception… However, we’re talking about actual signs!

Signage at weddings have become a fun way to personalize your big day, and we can’t stop gushing over our favorite Pinterest finds, because let’s face it, besides this blog, ;), Pinterest is the mecca for wedding inspiration. And so, here are 5 Wedding “Signs” we love…

1. “Down-the-Aisle” Signs

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Every little girl or boy would love to have a fun job to do besides the traditional petal throwing or ring-bearing.  A “Here Comes The Love of Your Life” sign absolutely melts our hearts. It will trigger many “oohs and ahhs” as your guests await your big arrival. Also, if it fits into your theme, how could you resist these little cowboy boots??? Absolutely charming!

Here are a great “Set of 2” signs for the ceremony found on our website. The “Here comes the Bride” sign for the ceremony entrance an the “Just Married’ sign for the exit:

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2. Initial or Monogram Signs

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As long as you keep your distance and don’t actually walk under the rustic ladder, you’ll be safe from the wrath of the superstitious. This is perfect for a barn wedding or any type of classic vintage theme. The initials give it a touch of custom, plus I don’t know about you, but after the wedding, this would double as the best corner in my house because I would have it as part of my home decor. Another great idea if you want it to be more than just an ode to your names, it’s a great place to house your escort cards. They can be placed on the steps around the details of the decor and guests can walk up and find their table number.

3. Direction Signs:

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If there’s a bit of confusion or a little bit of a hike to get to your reception after the ceremony or to the ceremony upon arrival, instead of letting your guests wander the streets or the halls of your venue, place fun personalized signs that will help guide them. Along the way, to make it fun you can also setup a small area where they can stop and take a few snaps on a fun background next to your sign. Sort of like a walk-thru photo booth so the momentum for what’s to come stays alive during every part of your day.

These vintage directional signs are a great recommendation and can be purchased right on our website:

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4. Guest Signs

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This idea is another that doubles and even triples in functionality. Besides playing the role of decor, it also is a way to customize by providing your namesake during the event and now you can even ask your guests to write well wishes to cherish forever. Win, Win and Win.

Planning a rustic or vintage theme? This wooden signature that can be personalized and ordered right on our website would be perfect for your day!

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5. Social Signs

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Even if you’ve tried to stay away from social media, you’re really going to lose your battle. So instead of trying to beat them, join them and collect all your snaps from your day from everyone who attended! Create a fun hashtag that can incorporate your name, the location of the wedding, a fun and catchy play on names or wedding sayings. Virtually anything will work, just make sure that you find one that doesn’t already have images from others tagged to it. The key is to be as creative as possible while tying back to the theme of the wedding in some way. Also try and keep them as short and easy to remember as possible. You’ll want as many images tagged as you can get. Having snapping!

And talking about “snapping”, check-out this personalized photo-booth sign that can be customized and ordered right on our website!

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Having these signs at an event will sure up-the-ante. In the “Internet Age” there’s no reason to simply have personalized napkins, there’s so many other ways to spice it up and customize your day. Get creative and share your ideas with us, we’d love to hear from you! Of course, if you are looking for more ideas, you can come and visit us, Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in person in our Hicksville, Long Island office showroom, as we offer many accessories and goodies for your wedding day to make it as unique as can be!

DETAILS FOR EVERY KIND OF WEDDING STYLE

Details for Every Kind of Wedding Style

When planning a wedding everyone knows it’s all about the details. Brides and grooms are bursting with ideas to make the overall look of the wedding fabulous and as personalized as they can. The more small details that are custom to match the couple’s personality, the more special it is to the event and the guests who take notice. Virtually any and every aspect of the wedding can be connected to the bride and groom’s personal style and we’ve got some items to help tie into any decorative aspect of the event.

The Flower Girl Basket

As of late, flower girls haven’t been wearing their traditional white dresses with matching basket. Couples are getting a bit more daring and putting the flower girls in non-traditional dresses and colors. For my wedding I stayed away from the white dress for the flower girl, I put mine in a black on black tule dress and she looked amazing! No matter what style you choose, we’ve got you covered with an array of designs that will keep your girl(s) digging for more petals.

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The Ring Bearer (Not just the Pillow)

If a pillow is what you’re looking for and tradition is part of the style of the wedding, we’ve got plenty of options that will go with your design. However, if it’s something new and fun you crave to make an impression, look no further than these amazing Silver Plated Ring Boxes. Please just imagine your little guy walking down the aisle with this unique way of carrying the rings and handing them over to the groom at the altar. Plus your photographer will have a field day using it is a prop for your pictures.

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The Unity Candle (Reinvented)

Unity Candles are a great way to publicly acknowledge the union of both families and there are many we have available. But if you’d like to be a bit more modern and have a forever keepsake that was created right there on your wedding day, then I’d suggest, the Decanter Sand Ceremony Set. All three parties (bride and groom and both sides of the family) get assigned colors of your choosing and pour the sand into one jar. Then keep that in your home as a beautiful reminder of the union of both families. Just be careful, it is sand after all and you don’t wanna spill!

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The Garter

Now that the children and families have had their moment, it’s time for the bride to treat herself to something her groom will enjoy as well. Less and less couples are participating in the Garter Toss during the event. I mean, we get it, Grandma is watching…. But for when she and all the guests go home and it’s time to be alone with your new beau, the garter is a timeless piece that will make the bride feel sexy. In addition, don’t be afraid to take some risqué photos while getting ready in the bridal suite wearing your garter. For a few snaps, ask your photographer to give it a boudoir photoshoot vibe, they’re some great images that will tie into the day nicely.

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We’ve got some great reads coming your way…

Introducing Yvonne’s new blogger Maria, who will be bringing you a mix of wedding, fashion and lifestyle stories to keep you on the cutting edge of our industry.

Maria Caligiuri is a social media storyteller who loves Big Macs and has a very close relationship with her Chapstick.  She’s a former wedding and event planner who still follows the latest trends in the industry. You can also catch her on her lifestyle blog Pami + Me and follow her on Instagram @mariiacali

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The 6 Most Commonly Forgotten Wedding Stationery Items

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Lipstick, smartphone, keys. Okay ready to head out, I’ve got everything.

I’m making my way out the door, when I realize (EEEK) I took the wrong keys! Running back in a breathless panic, I’m already late. Why do these last minute occurrences make us feel so overwhelmed and helpless?

You can experience the same feeling if you overlook one or more of the most commonly forgotten items to complete your wedding day.

 

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PROGRAMS

Ceremony Programs are a great way to introduce your bridal party and family to your guests in writing during the ceremony. No need to wait until the announcement comes prior to the reception to get to know the bride and groom’s elite.

 

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MENUS

Menus allow for your guests to have a look at one of the most important and most delicious parts of the wedding. It will get them excited for the desert bar to come later on and to choose their entree without having to feel rushed. This also makes ordering easier for the staff, they don’t have to repeat the meals to each guest or interrupt conversations being had at the table.

 

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ESCORT CARDS

Escort Cards (or place cards) are essential in keeping your guests organized. Besides their main function, to escort your guests to their assigned seating, they can help tie in to your overall decor. Don’t shy away from putting together a beautiful center piece on the table and get creative with decor surrounding the cards. Plus you don’t want to spend all those agonizing hours making sure Aunt Sue sits five tables away from Cousin Ted, and all for nothing. Make sure everyone’s seated, after all, you’re about to make your grand entrance as a married couple.

 

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ACCOMMODATIONS AND DIRECTIONS CARDS

Accommodation and Directions Cards seem like a thing of the past thanks to the Internet and GPS devices. However, take a moment to think about Grandma and her friends. They may not have the latest tech gadget to gear them in the direction of the hotel and much rather have the directions on a card to take with them. Even though we live in a digitally induced society, we can’t forget about those who may not have those resources so easily at their fingertips. Besides that, it’s always nice for the guests to be absolutely sure the destination is the correct one. Even Google gets it wrong sometimes.

 

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THANK YOU CARDS

Thank You Cards are a no brainer. You must thank every single guest who attended your wedding and gave a gift. There’s no getting out of that one, however time consuming it may be.  It’s also a nice reminder of how special hand-written notes are, we don’t see those very often. If you’re like me and want to get things out of the way before the big day, consider choosing an image of the two of you that’s not from the wedding. This way you will keep things fresh and non-traditional and your cards will be ready to go out soon after you say I do.

 

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FAVOR TAGS

Favor Tags are another great area to get creative and showcase your personality as a couple. It also adds a little touch of design to your gift. Let’s say your favor is not as extravagant as you’d like, but it’s  more functional and you feel your guests would love it; adding a personalized tag can give the allure of it being directly tied into the decor of the event. Make sure to strategically place them in an area where the guests can admire them and take one on their way out.

 


 

Click on the images to be directed to the options Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors of Hicksville, New York has available.  

 

We’ve got some great reads coming your way…

Introducing Yvonne’s new blogger Maria, who will be bringing you a mix of wedding, fashion and lifestyle stories to keep you on the cutting edge of our industry.

Maria Caligiuri is a social media storyteller who loves Big Macs and has a very close relationship with her Chapstick.  She’s a former wedding and event planner who still follows the latest trends in the industry. You can also catch her on her lifestyle blog Pami + Me and follow her on Instagram @mariiacali

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Love is for the Birds this Season… Lovebirds, that is!

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After having a rough and snowy winter this year, we are sure glad that Spring finally arrives this weekend, aren’t you? If you are a newly engaged bride, Spring is the perfect time of year to begin your wedding process. As the snow begins to melt, days get longer and warmer weather arrives,  the new and fresh color palettes you see in nature around you will perhaps inspire you in choosing colors for your wedding. Nature itself can be inspiring….new life emerging in flowers send trees and birds can have an effect in what props and themes you choose for your wedding!

One very “springy” and romantic theme is a “Love Birds” theme!  Where to start? That is where Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors can help with a unique and customizable variety of both invitations as well as favors for family and friends that will certainly impress!

Captivating Love Birds Invitation

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This alluring invitation with a pair of lovebirds nestled among the branches within the laser-cut heart at the top is a truly sophisticated design that everyone will love. The process of the laser-cut makes each piece unique in that some invitations will have difference in color variation around the design.

Shimmering Treeline Invitation

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Love shines naturally with this shimmering treeline invitation! Notice the scalloped edges (optional) and metallic gold foil! It’s all about detail…so the back of the invitation doesn’t go unnoticed either with a wooded landscape design! Perfect for nature lovers or tree-huggers!

Soaring Love Invitation

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This soaring love invitation is a beautiful way to invite your guests to your special event. With the barn swallows, banners and a floral-framed center point, this invitation gives off that elegant and vintage vibe that will be highly admired for its pleasing design. Along with matching reception card, respond card and envelope, and delightful and adorable way to showcase your new-found marriage. They are sure to leave a lingering impression on your friends and family and will be a constant reminder of the love that the new wedded pair shares with each other.

 Lovebirds Chrome Bottle Stopper

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Each time your guests use this beautifully crafted wine bottle stopper, they will think of you….the newly-wed love birds! Because brides and grooms are looking for more “practical” and “useful” favors to give their guests, it’s no wonder that this wine bottle stopper is the “natural” thing to give!

Love Birds Burlap Wine Bag 

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Bring rustic style to your reception tables, décor and gifts. Burlap bags with a love birds design hold bottles of wine, flowers, or other favors to share during the reception. These are the perfect burlap bags for any favor for your event to make it just that much more special and to really bring out that certain style that everyone will love!

Rustic Love Bird Pillow Favor Box

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Give your guests a sweet treat to take home with these adorable rustic love bird designed treat boxes. These little favor boxes are easy to fill and can be persnalized with bride and groom names.  The “kraft” look of these boxes is sure to be a hit at any rustic event!

Bird Cage Rental

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At Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we offer our one of a kind Bird Cage rental which can be used for a multitude of purposes such as a reception card holder or even a centerpiece for a wedding or other event you may be planning! With this bird cage, your guests will notice the ostentatiously attractive design of the rhinestones and added sparkle on the simple and elegant white bird cage. This will definitely be an inspiring, and delightful, added embellishment to your event!

These were just a few of the many love bird themed keepsakes that can be ordered through Yvonne’s for your Wedding or other Love Bird or Nature-themed occasion!  When it comes to celebrating your special day,  Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in Hicksville, NY  is the place to stop in for grand ideas!  Whether last minute or spur-of-the moment, Yvonne’s can make it happen for you with our quick shipping turn-around time!

Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in Long Island services Hickville, Syosset, Jericho, Levittown, Farmingdale, Westbury, Melville and other surrounding areas in Nassau or Suffolk County.

LATEST NEWS:

Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors is the proud recipient of The Knot’s 2015 Best of Weddings Award for Invitations, as well as the new Preferred Invitations Vendor for The Inn at New Hyde Park!  

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Marsala: The 2015 Color of the Year!

Marsala – The 2015 Color of the Year

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Pantone is known as the global color authority and they have declared that for 2015 the hot and trendy color will be Marsala, a rich terra-cotta red! Throughout the year, this color will be integrated into fashion, home décor, and will even make a splash in weddings. If you are the type of person that loves to be hip, cool, and up-to-date with the latest crazes then Marsala is where it’s at! Look at just how versatile Marsala can be! It looks great as fashion statement on the runway as well as a throw on your couch! You can be chic even while sipping your freshly brewed cup of coffee! Accent your living room with a cute decorative pillow, or jazz up your wardrobe with splashes of this rich red.  Its lavish tone creates a classy and elegant look, no matter where it’s integrated.

 

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This is exactly why Marsala is the perfect color for weddings. So brides listen up! Not sure what your wedding color scheme will be yet? Marsala is the way to go! Its sophisticated and chic quality is sure to make any wedding a dream come true. “How can I incorporate this color into my wedding?”, you may ask. Well, you can insert this color practically anywhere. Why not have your bridesmaids decked out in Marsala dresses? The color compliments almost every skin tone, so you can’t go wrong with  it! Add Marsala to your table decorations with a elegant table cloth or even a gorgeous arrangement of Marsala-toned flowers. From bridesmaid dresses, to the flower bouquets, the table clothes, the favors, and even the invitations, Marsala is a versatile color that is sure to make a statement. And that is where we come in. Here at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we can help you to pick the perfect invitation, as well as wedding favors and accessories to match your color scheme!

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Here are some fabulous invitations you can find at Yvonne’s that compliment the Marsala color of the year!

Layered Pocket Invitation

At Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we have a wide selection of Pocket invitations to chose from whether it be a classic rectangular pocket, a square pocket, back-pocket and much more! You can choose from many design and paper options. Pictured here is a red shimmer pocket which compliments a Marsala wedding color scheme.

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Letterpress Invitations

If letterpress is your preferred method of printing, then these invitations are for you! Choose from a simple look with just a hint of accent color just in the right places or a trendy chevron look. Either way, you will make a statement and set the tone for your wedding!

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Delphinium Invitation

If you want to make a bold statement, then go for an all-colored invitation! Here is a invitation and it’s coordinating enclosure on claret shimmer paper stock to compliment your Marsala-colored wedding. With our extensive customization options, you can choose from thermography, laser or foil imprinting and even mix and match your enclosures and envelopes! This silver foil-printed invitation is certainly a  “must-see”.

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2-Piece Favor Boxes – Claret

Finally, accessorize your look with personalized favor boxes for edibles your guests will take home from your dessert table. Because it’s all in the details, every little thing you do or display at your wedding will make an impact and create the mood for your wedding. Your guest will be impressed with all of the thought and details you put into your big day!

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As you can see, there is so much to choose from at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors! We can certainly help you create your “wedding look” from start to finish! Call to schedule an appointment with us in our Hicksville showroom in Nassau County in Long Island at 516-932-9600 and we will turn your vision into reality!

 

Happy Event Planning,

Yvonne