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Wedding Invitation Timeline



Stationery Timeline

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work! You have to pay close attention to every step you take and make sure that the details are all sorted out. This could possibly even mean planning out your wedding planning timeline. That’s a lot of planning! Hopefully you have a good team of girlfriends to help you out or an expert wedding planner by your side. Either way, everything will work out and enjoying the planning is all part of the fun!

So all you brides out there planning your weddings, we have teamed up with Basic Invite, a stationery design company, who has given us their carefully curated wedding invitation timeline to help take one thing off your jam-packed list!

Basic Invite is the best in online stationery. They have a card for every magical moment and their wedding stationery is to die! With more than 200 completely custom wedding invitation designs, 180+ color options, various paper types, card cuts, and fonts there is something for everyone! They even have free address printing services and more than 40 different colored peel and seal envelopes. If you are still looking for invitations look no further, just listen up and take notes for the ultimate invitation timeline.

This timeline is based on a 1 year planning process. If you have more time you can start shopping looks sooner, but you will still want to follow these principles and if you only have 8 months or less… let’s get this show on the road!

8-10 months before the wedding start looking for save the date invitations. While you are shopping for these start thinking about colors, themes, or styles you may like for your wedding invitations. Having an idea of what you really want will only make the process that much easier.

6-8 months before the wedding mail your save the dates. Once those are out the door, establish a budget for your invitations and narrow down your favorite designs. If you fall in love with one of Basic Invite’s photo invites, be sure to set up a time to take engagement photos and get those done about 6 months prior to the wedding.

4-6 months before the wedding choose your wedding invitations and start playing around with wording. There are so many ways to word your invites based on traditions, religion, and the overall tone you are going for. No one way is right or wrong. Just be sure that all the information is clear and correct. Here is a list of wording examples s that Basic Invite has put together. Be sure to start collecting addresses. You can use their free address collection services which will make thing much easier!

2-4 months before the wedding order your invites!

1-2 months before the wedding mail your invitations and order your day of essentials. Day of essentials can include guest books, place cards, printed wedding menus, and wedding programs. Match them to your invitation suite for a completely cohesive look!

Don’t forget to send your thank you cards out about 2 weeks after the wedding.

Well, there you have it! We hope this helps guide you down a smooth path to your perfect wedding invitations and takes a bit of stress of all you brides! Don’t forget to head over to Basic Invite and use code 15FF51 for 15% off everything site wide!

Happy planning!

Top 8 Wedding Trends for 2017


Top 8 Wedding Trends for 2017

Trends come and go every year and 2017 is no exception. As the New Year starts, several new trends have turned up to the wedding industry. Whether it’s the color scheme, the flowers, menu, or the bridal dress – one has to follow the lead of wedding experts.

If you are also getting married this year, this blog is for you!

Read on to find out some of the hottest wedding trends that have been uncovered for the year 2017.

8- Vintage Decor with British Dining


This year is all about intricate vintage décor. Whether it’s the stage, the entrance, or the complete reception hall – all must be draped with exquisite flowers and lace cloth to create a lasting English influx.

7- Virtual Planning

Technology has taken over completely and now all planning is discussed over virtual devices. From online shopping to planning your entire wedding, Internet has made everything just a click away for you. Don’t be surprised if you end up texting with your vendors.

One of the biggest technology trends is wedding websites. For about the same amount as paper invitations, you can have a completely customizable wedding website.  Click Here to find out more!

6- Lush greenery

Wedding venues are now not at all limited to floral decorations. Of course, flowers still have their special place but they are integrated with lots of greenery in different forms. It could be small green patch with the patio, or a lush green garden venue –the year 2017 will showcase lots of greenery which will definitely make an impact in your wedding photographs.

5- Faraway Destination Weddings


Having a wedding at a faraway destination is one trend that is bound to follow from the last year. Many couples are now opting for destination weddings that take place in some of the tropical paradises of the world. The only difference is that this year, couples will also go off the beaten path and head towards Canada, Iceland, and Italy.

4- Drone Photography


Aerial shots of the bridal party took off last year and will continue to hover above the guests this year as well. Traditional photography and videography will still hold the fort but drone photos of the venue, guests, and everything is an add-on.

3- Customized Menu


Whether it’s the starter, the main course, or the dessert table – couples will opt for menus that suit the taste buds of all their guests. Since the wedding party is a combination of guests from all age groups and ethnicity – couples nowadays customize menus that are filled with the traditional items but with a twist.

2- Handcrafted DIY Invitations


Although, the modern society does everything over the virtual platform –couples still like to send out wedding invites through the traditional post mail. A bit costly than sending invites out through emails – wedding cards sent through postal mails are more personal and give a better insight to the guest at what to expect in the wedding. Additionally, couples are also trying their hand at handcrafted invitations rather than printed ones. For this calligraphy is the ultimate choice which most couples are doing by themselves through YouTube tutorials.

1- A live band


Yep! The wedding singers are back in wedding trends for 2017. Depending on one’s budget, couples are choosing live bands to set the mood on their after party rather than hiring a DJ. Live bands are expensive, but they surely keep the party rocking until the wee hours; and accommodate to keep multiple generations happy.

These were just some of the hottest trends that are making the rounds this 2017. Uniquely You Planning has covered all the latest trends for your upcoming wedding.

Which ones would you choose for your wedding?

Color of The Year 2017 – Greenery

Pantone recently released its Color of the Year for 2017 — and we’re back to just one color this year! It’s called “Greenery,” and — you guessed it — a gorgeous shade of green.

A vibrant, bright (but natural!) hue, Greenery is definitely an eye-catching color, but not in an obnoxious way. In fact, the color is described by the Pantone team as fresh, calming, and meant to inspire new beginnings.

Photo courtesy of Pantone.

Photo courtesy of Pantone.

Every year since 2000, the company has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. In the following year, the color has historically influenced trends in all facets of design—architecture, interior décor, fashion, food, travel—the list goes on.

Greenery signifies beginnings: a fresh New Year; healthier food resolutions and growing vegetarian trends; grass and the outdoors during spring and summer.

But most prominently, the yellow-green hue (specifically, Pantone 15-0343) comments on the concept of “environment.”

Most obviously, “environment” today refers to the “go-green” movement—which, while not a revolutionary idea in 2017, has reached a crescendo this year.

To help you “go-green”, we have created an alternative to wedding invitations, by offering wedding websites. Click Here for more information.

Along with the unveiling of the color of the year, Pantone created a selection of 10 palettes pairing Greenery with neutrals, pastels, brights, deeper tones, metallics, and even the two 2016 colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Ultimately, Greenery calls to mind the ‘re-’ words: refresh, revive, restore, renew, replenish, regenerate, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, re-oxygenate. Design is an outlet for all of these fresh beginnings. And the yellow pigment in Greenery references the sun, the symbolic light that people need in these times.

Happy Planning!!!!


Wedding Guest Style Guide


Check out this awesome Wedding Guest Style Guide by  The Black Tux, an online tuxedo rental company that offers a well-curated selection of stylish, modern formalwear.  This is a great resource if you are wedding guest trying to figure out what to wear for an upcoming wedding or you are a bride that would like your guests to adhere to a certain style.


When shopping for the perfect ceremony outfit, be sure to remember these key rules:

  • Avoid white. This one should be a given. After all, it’s the bride’s day and you never want to distract from her big moment.
  • When in doubt, overdress. A too-formal dress will always be more forgivable than a pair of skinny jeans.
  • Stay away from distracting colors. Neons and overbearing prints are a no-go. Wedding pictures last a lifetime and you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons.
  • Mindful fits. A respectful fit and hemline is a must. Showing off your curves is always empowering, but save the body-con dresses for ladies night.


Happy Planning!!!!


Current Trends in Unity Ceremonies

Current Trends in Unity Ceremonies

Many modern brides and grooms tend to make their own traditions when it comes to performing the unity of marriage ceremony. From the unity candle, sand ceremonies, a blessing tree or a religious scripture there are several ways to unify your love and marriage. Below are several current trends to inspire your modern unity ceremony.

unityUnity Candle

The unity candle ceremony traditionally follows the exchanging of the rings. A popular unity ceremony choice amongst both religious and non-denominational couples – the ceremony signifies your union through lighting candles. Two tapers are lit, then joined on one large candle by the bride and groom to form one lit candle of unity. Then the bride blows the groom’s candle out, and the groom follows by blowing the bride’s out for a simple sweet, sentimental moment of marriage.

il_570xn-901696931_1vqaSand Ceremony

This can be very sentimentally sweet for a couple who has a favourite beach or a place with sand that is dear to their hearts. Like the unity candle, the couple takes two vases of sand and pour them into one signifying the unity of marriage. If your wedding is on the beach, you can opt to have your officiant scoop the sand into each vase and unify with the sand in front of you, then keep the vase from the Sand Ceremony as a cherished moment to display at home.


2-wedding-blessing-treeThe Blessing Tree

The Blessing Tree Ceremony signifies the couple growing into one as they spend their life together. This is great for couples who love to spend their time outdoors or like to garden. The tree is traditionally a small sapling that is to be planted after the wedding for the couple. Alternatively, you can use a tree from a craft store to display in your home after the big day. After the exchanging of the vows, the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom all come to the front of the wedding and tie their blessing onto the tree. They embrace the couple afterwards and return to their seats. Afterward, the rest of the guests can tie their notes on at the reception.







Religious Scripture or Poems

Couples can also opt for a reading to signify their unity instead of a ceremony. If you are a religious couple or opt for a religious style ceremony, ask your officiant to suggest some Bible verses or religious scripture to use in place of a traditional unity ceremony. For non-denominational or modern weddings, a favorite poem or passage from a book can be beautiful too!

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