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  • Assembling Your Wedding Stationery

    You’ve ordered your wedding stationery online and received them from DreamDay Invitations, stocked up on postage stamps and you’re all prepped to get your wedding invitations sent out this weekend - but what is the correct way to assemble them, especially when you have multiple cards in your wedding stationery suite?

    First of all, don’t look at this task on your wedding to-do list as a boring chore - enjoy it! Open up a bottle of wine, put some music on and get busy with your fiance or your bridesmaids (sure saves a lot of time!) and start an at-home assembly line while making a regular party of it!

    Wedding Stationery Suite | DreamDay Invitations

    Usually when assembling your wedding stationery, the general rule of thumb is that wedding cards are assembled according to size and the largest card (which is normally the wedding invitation card) goes at the bottom and the rest of the cards are placed face up. However, if you have opted for a folded wedding invitation, the reply card and other enclosure cards should be placed within and not above it.

    Wedding Invitation Cards | DreamDay Invitations

    Generally, the wedding reception card follows the invitation and is placed directly on top - remember to always place the reception card face up. The enclosure cards (directions/accommodations card or the wishing well card) should follow and should be placed face up on top of the reception card. The reply envelope will then placed printed side down above the enclosure cards - the envelope flap should always be on the left. Help save your wedding guests the time spent searching for stamps and pre-stamp your reply envelopes before adding to the wedding stationery suite.

    Once you’ve assembled the wedding stationery, it’s time to move onto placing them in envelopes. While some couples opt to have their envelopes addressed in calligraphy, others don’t have the time or budget that allow it and instead opt to take the convenient and affordable route of having their stationer print names and address directly on the front of the envelopes - such a time saver! The wedding invitation suite should be inserted left edge first in the case of a single card invitation and folded edge first for a folded wedding invitation. Be careful when sealing your envelopes as if it’s moistened too much, the envelope edge can end up looking puckered. We recommend using a bottled envelope moistener for a controlled action. To finish off the look of your wedding invitations (especially in the case of a formal wedding) you may want to consider adding a personalised monogram as a seal at the back of the envelopes.

    Unique Australian Wedding Cards | DreamDay Invitations

    That’s it, your wedding invitations are ready to be either posted or hand delivered! Stop by your local post office to have your wedding invitations weighed to find out how much postage you need and then carefully secure the stamp before sending them out!

  • Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

    Using a handwritten script font just screams luxury wedding invitations and whether you’re an artist or not, you know you can’t go wrong with a stunning calligraphy wedding invitation design. Perfectly suited for a wide variety of wedding themes from vintage and Great Gatsby to even contemporary weddings for that extra touch of ‘va voom’, there’s no denying that calligraphy wedding invites bring an incredibly personal and creative touch to your big day - here’s how you can go about designing these beauties.

    Calligraphy Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations

    What are Calligraphy Wedding Invitations?

    Calligraphy style wedding invitations refer to wedding invitation designs that incorporate intricate, decorative handwriting or printed decorative lettering that have been used for centuries.

    An art form that not just everybody can pull off properly, you would need to hire a professional calligrapher to hand-write your wedding stationery which is often a costly affair that many couples can’t afford - so how do you have calligraphy wedding invites for a more affordable price?

    Printed Calligraphy Wedding Stationery

    We completely understand that for most couples, the more affordable route is always important when it comes to planning a wedding, so that’s exactly why we think digitally printed calligraphy designs are a faster, cheaper and thus, better option to handwritten calligraphy.

    DreamDay Invitations offers a range of decorative, script fonts that will transform your wedding stationery suite with a regal, elegant touch, so why not take a look and use one of our beautiful script fonts?

    Script Floral Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations

    Opting for a digitally printed calligraphy wedding invitations gives you full control over the design process letting you customise the design to be exactly the way you envisioned it. Opt to increase or reduce the size of specific sections of the text, while still keeping the decorative script font and even customise the colours to truly make the design your own. You will be able to look through an electronic proof or even order a printed sample to make sure that everything ie how you want it before approving it to go to print - these are all advantages you don’t have with opting to have a calligrapher hand-write your wedding invitations for you.

     

    To take your calligraphy scripted wedding invitations to the next level, DreamDay Invitations lets you combine your wedding calligraphy font with a beautiful foil available in silver, gold or copper. You can also for script fonts in white ink for your wedding invitations which is a trendy new design style offered on coloured or kraft cardstock.

    White Ink Wedding Invitations | DreamDay Invitations
  • What ‘On the Day’ Wedding Stationery Do You Really Need?

    Right, you’ve sent out your save the date cards and you’ve got your wedding invitations and RSVP cards designed, printed and ready to go, but what about the ‘on the day’ wedding stationery items - do you really need them? Keep reading as we tackle some of the often forgotten bits of your wedding stationery that complete your wedding day with that extra touch of finesse.

    Welcome Signs

    Don’t miss out on the chance to make a great first impression as your guests arrive for your wedding ceremony with a personalised welcome sign that stays true to your wedding theme. It’s important that your wedding welcome sign is large enough to be clearly seen by guests when they enter, so we usually advise couples to opt for an A2 size which can be easily propped up on an easel at the entrance.

    Welcome Signs | DreamDay Invitations

    As with all other 'on the day' wedding stationery, it’s best to use the same or similar design style to your wedding invitations and other wedding stationery for a sense of continuity, but you can opt to include the Bride & Groom’s names, the wedding date and any other key information such as your favourite love quote. However, some couples prefer to have their sign set up as a photo timeline of special moments in their relationship for a really personal touch.

    Seating Chart

    At DreamDay Invitations, we are often asked whether a seating chart is really needed. Wedding etiquette dictates that it’s usually important to include a seating chart in your 'on the day' wedding stationery list if you’re planning a larger, formal wedding as otherwise guests end up milling around and may feel unsure about where to sit. There’s also the problem of couples that arrive late for the wedding reception facing the difficulty of finding seats together and ultimately you want everyone to have a great time sitting with friends they know.

    When it comes to smaller, more casual wedding affairs with wedding guest lists of less than 50 or a cocktail style wedding where guests move about more, you will certainly not need a seating chart and you can opt to have open seating.

    Place Cards

    Place cards depend on whether you have chosen to have assigned seating with a seating chart for your big day or not. If you have opted to have a seating chart as a part of your 'on the day' wedding stationery, then you’ll need to choose a place card that reflects your wedding invitation design and other wedding stationery. You will also need to choose between flat place cards (that require a separate place card holder) or tented place cards - the latter of which is very popular amongst couples since it’s free standing and easier to place.

    Table Numbers

    Tri-Fold Table Numbers | DreamDay Invitations

    Again, having table numbers at your wedding is ultimately up to your personal preference and is not a requirement if you’ve opted to have open seating. If you do decide to go ahead with it,choose to have your table numbers designed to coordinate with your wedding invitations and opt for the tri-fold option which is freestanding and does not require a seperate holder.

    For a fun touch, change things up by replacing numbers with table names instead. This has become extremely popular for 2018 Australian weddings and are great way to add a personal touch and perfect if you’re having a round of games too!

    Individual Menu Cards

    Individual menus are a must for formal, sit-down wedding affair as they provide your guests with key information on the courses and meal choices available - this is especially important for guests with dietary restrictions. Apart from including the dinner details, these keepsake menu cards can be personalised to match your wedding stationary and include the couple names and wedding date.

    Planning a buffet-style dinner for you wedding, but still love the idea of menu cards? Go for it - we think it’s a fantastic way of reducing the line up at the buffet table since your guests will know what to expect and spend less time filling their food. In this case you wouldn’t need individual menu cards for each guest, but just one or two per table that guests can pass around.

    Coasters

    A relatively new addition to the usual wedding stationery range, personalised coasters are expected to be a ‘must-have’ for 2019 weddings. They make great customised wedding favours, especially if you include your favourite photo of the two of you along with your wedding date.

    Personalised Coasters | DreamDay Invitations
  • Need Help With Wedding Invitation Wording?

    Your wedding invitations give wedding guests their first glimpse at your big day, so it is crucial that every element is perfect from the design layout through to your wedding invitation wording. While in previous DreamDay Invitations blog posts we’ve addressed many areas related to choosing the right wedding invitation design to complement your wedding theme, this week’s post will be covering the next step - invitation wording. Keep reading to learn more about the basic elements of wording that should be included no matter what style you opt for!

    Beach Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    1. Who’s Hosting?

    In a traditional sense it is often the bride’s parents that are the hosts of the wedding, however including both sets of parents as hosts is a more commonly used format now, regardless of who foots the bill.

    In circumstances where the bride and groom, together with both sets of parents are paying  for the wedding, the words “Together with their parents, Peter and Mary request the pleasure of your company...” can be used.

    2. Bride and Groom’s Names

    Traditionally, the bride’s name always precedes the grooms and if her parents are hosting it’s always her first and middle name that’s listed, while the groom’s full name is included. Titles are an option, but by no means a necessity.

    3. Date and Time of the Wedding

    Whether it’s a formal or more casual affair, it is considered important for the date to be written out in full on wedding invitations, without numerals. The time should be written out with the terms “o’çlock” or “half after” for traditional weddings, while for a more casual wedding, numerals are with a.m. or p.m. are acceptable.

    Classic Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    4. Wedding Ceremony Information

    This is fairly straightforward and ideally should be just the name of the venue with the city and state written in full. However, if the wedding is taking place at a home or a venue that is not well known, you can opt to include the street address in the wedding invitations too.

    5. Reception Info

    For traditional, formal weddings, reception information is normally printed on a separate card, however this is not a must and a lot of couples prefer to have it printed on the wedding invitation itself (granted that there is sufficient room).

    If the reception is taking place at the same location of the wedding ceremony, a simple line like “and afterward at the reception” should be included. If the reception is being held at a different location, the venue details should be listed on a separate line.

    6. Dress Code

    Wedding invitation etiquette dictates that the dress code should be mentioned on the lower right hand corner of your wedding invitation. If you opt not to include a dress-code, your wedding guests are likely to follow your wedding invitation style as a guideline. For instance a traditional wedding invitations in classic colours will indicate a formal dress code, while a more laid-back wedding invitation style gives the impression of a casual dress code.

    Black and Red Wedding Invitations - DreamDay Invitations

    7. RSVP Card

    In the case of traditional weddings, couples opt to include a separate RSVP card which the guests will fill up and mail back to the couple. However, a lot of contemporary weddings skip this and opt to have a wedding website instead.

    Ordering DreamDay Invitations? Our user-friendly website will provide you with a wedding invitation wording sample, that you can customise in minutes to make it your own!

  • Hot New Wedding Trends in 2019

    Have you started planning your 2019 wedding? We’ve got you covered with some of our favourite wedding trends for 2019 in this DreamDay Invitations blog post! Featuring everything from unique wedding invitation designs through to wedding dress trends, wedding photography and wedding decor tips, this post is a definite must read for all 2019 brides and grooms - so keep reading!

    Creative Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery

    Don’t hold back, let your creativity flow and just go with it! Your save the date cards and wedding invitations offer your guests their very first glimpse of the tone of your wedding and your chosen wedding theme, so it’s important that you opt to customise your wedding invitations with unique touches. For instance, monograms are quite commonly used for traditional wedding invitations, however we expect to see a modernised version making a comeback for 2019 weddings. We love the idea of having a white ink or foiled monogram to really give your wedding cards an elegant, luxe touch. Did you know Dreamday Invitations offers silver, gold, rose gold and copper foiling for your foiled wedding stationery?

    For something extra, we recently had a couple have a wedding signature scent created and all their wedding stationery was scented with this - what a unique and beautiful touch!

    Floral Hoops for your Wedding Decor

    This is an unique new look that can be used for any part of your floral wedding decor from bouquets and ceremony backdrops to tent decorations and is particularly great for large spaces as it creates an impressive visual impact without you having to spend bucket loads to decorate the entire space.

    If you need more space on your tables, why not drop centerpieces and instead switch things up with hanging floral hoops for each table? They’ll look great for pictures, and you’ll also have tons more table space which can be used for sharing platters, drinks and allowing easy conversation across the table too!

    Ditch Your Wedding Dress For Pants

    Seems like a bold decision, but so many brides just want to be comfortable and opting to ditch your wedding dress in favour of pants is just the way to do this! Many designers are onto this new trend and can be seen creating elegant and feminine bridal looks with pants. If you’re still a traditional bride at heart who loves the idea of wearing a wedding dress, you can always opt to change into a bridal pantsuit at your reception - just perfect for dancing the night away!

    Unplugged Wedding Day

    Well meaning guests may unknowingly ruin your official wedding photographs by getting in the way when trying to take their own shots, which is why unplugged weddings are expected to become a really popular wedding trend in 2019. You can include this on your wedding invitations, as well as on a few tastefully placed signs at your wedding ceremony so that guests are aware of your request.

  • 4 Essential Tips For Choosing Destination Wedding Invitations

    Planning a destination wedding is definitely a lot of fun, but it’s a lot of work irrespective of whether you’re planning it overseas or just interstate! One of the first tasks to get started on is choosing your wedding stationery which should include a save the date (especially in the case of a destination wedding since your guests need ample notice), destination wedding invitations and a RSVP card to start with. What are some key points to address when choosing your destination wedding invitation cards?

    Boarding Ticket Design | Destination Wedding Invitations

    Include Key Information in Your Destination Wedding Invitations

    Aim to include as many key details as possible in your destination wedding invitation cards without making it look cluttered. Apart from regular information that would normally go on a wedding invitation card such as the date, time, location and dress code, it is essential that you include other key information such as travel information ( travel agent details if you have arranged a discounted group deal for your guests), as well as hotel accommodation details.

    Mountain views boarding pass in olive| Destination Wedding Invitations

    When it comes to hotel accommodation, you may want to do some research and include a few hotel options close to your wedding location with different pricing. If all extra information is hard to fit on your wedding invite, you could always opt to include a Directions/Accommodations card to fit in the extra information neatly so that your wedding invite doesn’t look messy.

    Should Your Destination Wedding Invitation Reflect Your Wedding Location?

    The simple answer is yes it should, however you don’t want to go over the top. For instance if you’re sending out an Australian destination wedding invitation, you don’t have to limit your options to just shell decorations or other nautical elements. Get creative, consider ocean inspired hues for your colour palette or even add your favourite picture of the two of you at the beach. Do your research and browse through your options and instead of just choosing something to suit your wedding theme, opt for a design that reflects you as a couple!

    Foil Wedding Invitations| Destination Wedding Invitations

    When Should You Send Out Destination Wedding Stationery By?

    Destination weddings require a lot of planning and saving so you should give your guests plenty of time to prepare! The general rule of thumb when it comes to sending out your save the date cards, is more time the better - nine to twelve months is perfect as it gives your wedding guests plenty of time to schedule travel plans and time off work. The average lead time for wedding invitations should two to three months ahead of a destination wedding.

  • How Much Do You Know About Wedding Invite Etiquette?

    How well informed are you when it comes to wedding invitation etiquette? Chances are you’re feeling a bit lost with everything from when to send out your wedding invitations, what to include in your wedding stationery suite and what wedding invitation wording to use. If you’re nodding along as you read this, grab a glass of wine and keep reading - we’ve got all the answers for you!

    When Should You Send out Your Wedding Invitations?

    You can never give enough notice so we usually advise customers to send out their save the date cards at least three to four months in advance. As we’ve said before, no one’s going to complain about being notified in advance so follow up your save the dates with your wedding invitations at least six to eight weeks before your big day.

    Floral Wedding Invitation Suite | DreamDay Invitations

    If you’re planning a destination wedding, plan to send out your destination wedding invites earlier to give your guests plenty of time to save up for their airline tickets and make arrangements to travel overseas - something everyone will appreciate, especially guests with kids!

    What’s the Best RSVP Deadline to Set?

    Again this really depends on your wedding theme, but the general rule of thumb is two to three weeks prior to the event. This will give you plenty of time to reach a final headcount and advise the caterers instead of having to guess and having a whole lot of RSVPs closer to the date once you’ve paid.

    Should Registry Details be Included on Save the Dates or Wedding Invitations?

    Save the Dates

    While several couples opt to include their registry details on either save the date cards or wedding invites, wedding etiquette dictates that this is a big no no. It is still considered impolite to include registry info on your wedding invites, instead include it on a wishing well card or opt to your wedding party, parents and close friends pass around information on where you’re registered to other guests.

    Watercolour Wedding Invitation | DreamDay Invitations

    How Should Wedding Invites Be Addressed to Guests With Titles

    In the case of wedding invitations being sent to guests with titles, the following general rules apply:

    ● Generally when a husband is a doctor, the invitation wording includes the title as “Doctor and Mrs. Harrison”, while if the wife is a doctor it should be “Doctor Amy and Mr. Peter Harrison”. If both are doctors the wedding invitation can be simply addressed as “Drs. Amy and Peter Harrison.” ● When addressing a wedding invitation to a single woman it should be address as “Ms” unless she’s a doctor.

    Found the information about helpful? We’ve got more wedding invitation etiquette tips coming up in future DreamDay blog posts.

  • Can You Design & Order Your Wedding Invitations Online?

     

    Every couple planning their wedding knows that time is of the essence with so much to do and most often so little time to do it! So when the opportunity to save time on a task like designing and ordering your wedding invitations by doing it online comes up, you grab a glass of wine and settle down in a comfy couch for a quick and easy process that sure beats heading out to a store! Keep reading to find out exactly how you can get started with ordering your wedding invitations online with a few clicks.

    Choosing a wedding invitation design to suit your wedding theme

    When you visit the Dreamday Invitations website, you’ll find that there’s a plethora of different wedding invitation designs to choose from that range from a variety of shapes to styles and much more. Spend some time browsing through the unique designs that suit your wedding theme and shortlist some of your favourites that you can then go back to when you’re making your final decision.

     

    Unique Wedding Invitations by DreamDay

    Once you’ve made your decision, you can move onto the next step of ordering your wedding invitations, which is personalising the design.

    Customising your wedding stationery online

    We give you full control when it comes to personalising your wedding invitations and the simple, user-friendly DreamDay website will guide you through a few steps where you can do just that! If you require further changes than what’s provided in the online process, you can always include a special note requesting your assigned designer to make the changes for you.

    Start off by choosing the type of cardstock to be used for your wedding stationery from the five options provided that range in quality and price. You will also be able to choose the shape you prefer for your wedding invitations from square through to A5 or boarding pass invitations.

    To save time you can also choose to have your guest names printed on your wedding stationery for a small additional charge - a great touch that really completes the look of your wedding cards!

    Once you’ve personalised the invitation wording, you can move onto the next step where  you can choose whether you want matching printed envelopes or plain ones. This is completely up to your personal preference and your budget as there’s no hard and fast rule that requires envelopes to have matching printed envelopes, but it does look great! You can also opt to have your guest names and addresses printed on the envelope, if you just don’t have the time or the handwriting to ensure your envelopes stay classy!

    Order Matching Wedding Stationery to Complement Your Wedding Invitations

    At the final stage of placing your order, you can choose to add on any other matching wedding stationery items to your order such as Save the Dates, RSVP cards, Wishing Well Cards, Directions/Accommodations Cards and much more. If you would rather not have the exact same design, you can always choose a completing, but different design for an eclectic touch!

    Beach Wedding Invitations

    Don’t forget to include any special instructions at this final stage such as colour changes, shifting of design elements etc. Your assigned designer will then make the change and send over an electronic proof that you will need to approve prior to having your order printed. If an electronic proof is just not enough for you to make up your mind, you can order a sample which will be really helpful especially if you’ve requested a lot of personalising on an invitation design. Don’t forget to go through the design and wording a few times before approving it to avoid any small errors - perhaps even ask someone else to take a look too, a fresh set of eyes maybe able to pick out an error that you could have missed.

    That’s all it takes to design and order your wedding invitations online and can be done in just a few days, so start browsing the DreamDay wedding invitation collection and place your order online.

  • Our Top 5 Favourite Winter Wedding Invite Designs

     

    While planning a winter wedding may seem like a daunting task with everything from wedding venues through to flowers, table decor etc being so much easier to put together for a summer wedding, choosing a winter wedding invitation design makes up for all that! There’s so many different unique wedding invitation designs that you could select for a winter wedding and here’s just a few of our favourites!

    Photograph for Winter Wedding Invitations

    Photo Winter Wedding Invitations

    Unique and such great momentos, we love the idea of customising your wedding invitations to feature photos.You can be as creative as you like when selecting pictures for your wedding invitations, but capturing the magic of winter with pictures of the two of you making snow angels, skiing or even just sipping on a steaming cuppa are some of our favourites. However, if you’ve decided on an unique wedding location away in the snowy hills, consider customising your pictures to include a sneak peak at the location in all its glory!

    Winter Wedding Invitation Colour Palettes

    Popular colour combinations for a winter wedding include both icy blue blended with shades of grey, metallic silver and white as accent colours or even a more warm colour palette featuring rustic wood tones, reds, burgundies and deep browns; all resplendent of a warm fire inside a log cabin.

    Winter Wedding Invitations

    Unique Winter Elements for Wedding Invitations

    The trick is to keep the winter themed design elements to a minimum and not go overdo it to avoid making your winter wedding invitation designs cliche. Choose a few design elements that capture your winter wedding theme perfectly and include them in all parts of your wedding from the wedding invitations through to the wedding decor for continuity. Elegant illustrations of snowflakes or pine-cones combined with a cool blue palette really sets the stage for the chic elegance of a traditional winter wedding, while an artistic capture of two sets of skies with initials in the snow is more suitable for a quirky, fun couple

    Winter Wedding Invitations | Pine Cones
  • Premium Wedding Invitations

     

    Premium wedding invitations are the ideal complement to a lavish wedding affair with an array of exquisite luxury invitation designs exuding an opulent flair to choose from. If your tastes are just not standard and generic, take your wedding invitations to the next level by opting for an unusual and luxe look by  incorporating one of the styles listed below.

    Premium Foiled Wedding Invites

    Foiled wedding invitations are the perfect way to announce your big day with utter sophistication and style! Available in a carefully curated range of designs in silver, gold and copper foil, DreamDay Invitations foiled wedding invitations has something for everyone with an array of regal through to carnival and more quirky design invitation design styles.

    Premium Wedding Invitations by DreamDay

    As with all other DreamDay wedding invitations, our range of metallic wedding invites can be easily customised from start to finish to include your personal touches. Feel free to communicate with your assigned designer to customise the layout with your invites from simpler things such as altering space and element placement etc through to personalising your invitation to include guest names to truly make the design your own!

    Premium Double Thick Wedding Invitations

    Premium Wedding Invitations by DreamDay

    Superior to standard wedding invitations in style, elegance and quality, double thick wedding invites add an instant luxurious touch to your big day! While the overall look of these premium wedding invitations are extremely sophisticated capturing the glamorous decadence of a traditional and formal wedding style, this invitation design can also be used for a contemporary wedding using sumptuous patterns on silk and satin, bold colours and unique textures.

    A real showstopper of a wedding invitation, we love the look of double thick premium wedding stationery, especially when they're customised to reflect the unique tastes and personality of the couple!

    Premium White Ink Wedding Invitations

    Rustic, but oh so elegant, white ink wedding invitations have become extremely trendy and stylish! Adding extra dimension for that jaw dropping pop, white ink wedding invites are available in an eclectic range of designs suitable for any wedding theme from traditional elegance to whimsical and modern. Our designs are not printed on a white cardstock, but on Kraft where the look of the printed stationery far exceeds that of designs printed with solid colours over a white cardstock!

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