5 Calligraphy styles for your envelopes

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

main text script Script by Flourish and Whim

If an invitation is the first thing a guest will see, then an outer envelope, beautifully penned, is the very first signifier of what’s to come. There’s nothing more exciting than a glimpse of an artfully inked envelope shuffled between the bills. Calligraphy need not be stuffy, and a style can be found to match each event’s vibe. I’ve compiled calligraphy styles from amazing artists, along with info about what inspires their work (Each calligrapher is available for hire too). I’ve avoided all formal classifications and organized them by how the script works with an event. Check out all five styles…And if you’re up for trying your own hand at it, check out Joelle’s post from last week.

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DIY Gold Leafing Wedding Invitations and Envelopes

By Karly of Oscar and Emma, a Minted Designer

Including touches of gold accents to your wedding invitations and envelopes is the perfect way to add a little extra elegance without a lot of cost.  On a recent trip to the craft store, I came across a gold leafing pen and I knew I had the perfect project in mind.  Here are some ways you can do it yourself…

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Gifts for Summer Newlyweds

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Newlywed gifts

Yes, we know newlyweds create their registries so that they can get the quality items they need to start a home. But I think that sometimes couples forget about the small statement pieces that really add that flair to their home. Pieces that show their personality. So i’ve wrapped up a few items that I think are perfect for your friends getting hitched this summer.

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Gatsby Inspired Glasses

Gatsby Wine Glass DIY

If you want to add a little 1920s glam to your wedding or your next dinner party, these gorgeous glasses will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a scene from The Great Gatsby in no time.

Pearls, sequins and glittery jewels are all you need to make your glasses sparkle…

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DIY Wedding Envelope Addressing Tips

By Joelle of A Charming Occasion

I am so excited to be here today to share some wedding envelope addressing tips for you. As someone who has addressed my fair share of envelopes (I offer hand lettering services through my etsy shop), I have learned a lot about this seemingly simple process.

Depending on the type of wedding you’re having, you may evaluate whether or not you want to hire a calligrapher to address your envelopes for you. This cost can get pretty high up there, so don’t worry if it isn’t in your budget! I am a firm believer that anyone can master the art of handwriting, if you just practice. Here are a few tips to take into consideration when addressing your own invitation envelopes…

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Wedding Confetti Launchers

If you are looking for fun ways to encourage guests to say a festive good-bye at your wedding these push-up confetti launchers are the perfect fit. They are fun to use and simple to make with the use of old fashion ice cream pop-ups. Plus, they will leave behind great treats to enjoy all summer long.

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10 DIY Wedding Favors

DIY Wedding Favors

Are you looking for a way to add some personalization to your wedding decor? Consider your wedding favors. This is a great area to throw something in the mix that is personal to you and your partner. You can incorporate anything from a hobby to just something you love to eat or drink. Here are just a few ways other couples have done just that…

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Wedding Trends: Escape to Tulum

We know that planning your big day can be time consuming and let’s admit it, maybe even a little stressful too, but hey – the actual day doesn’t have to be!

Make all of your efforts worth while by getting away from it all to exchange your vows. Plan your destination dream wedding surrounded by sandy beaches, warm ocean waves and beautiful Mayan ruins and don’t forget to pack a swim suit or three, you’ll need them in Tulum, Mexico.

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Bath Salts Favors

DIY Bath Salts Favour

One of the most fun parts of a wedding to DIY are the favours. For our wedding, we wanted to give our guests something they could use the next day to relax and unwind from all the festivities.

These cute pom-pom trimmed, bath salt filled pouches are easy to sew and your guests will love using them to have a relaxing bath the next day.

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Wearing Braids On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Hair

Up until recently, braids have been considered a casual way to tie back your hair. Now though, brides have been taken it to an entirely new level. By adding multiple braids, curls and little details like flowers, they are now a great idea to consider for your wedding day hair. I think they look best with summer wedding dresses and details, but they can certainly be altered to compliment a wedding in any season.

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