wedding inspirations

  • Wedding Trends to Watch out for in 2016


    This past year, we saw many beautiful wedding trends from two-piece wedding dresses to tech oriented wedding photography styles, out of the box wedding venues, and more. Wedding designers and stylists are buzzing with excitement for what to watch out for in 2016!  Next year’s wedding trends will not disappoint! Here are some of 2016’s wedding trends that will be sure to excite trendy brides!

    Metallic Colour Palettes

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Rose Gold Metallics

    Metallic colours have always been favoured to glam up any wedding. However, in 2016 we will find this design used just about everywhere; wedding dresses, wedding invitations, table decor and more. Silver will take a backstage with rose gold being the focal choice of metallic to be highlighted in your wedding design.

    Sentimental Decorative Elements

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Sentimental Decor

    Add a personal touch to your reception décor by featuring sentimental trinkets from your travels as table centrepieces to tell your love story (for example an ornament of the Eiffel Tower to represent the location your beloved proposed).

    Creative Seating

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Creative Seating Plans

    We recently wrote a blog post on Creative Wedding Seating Styles and Ideas that will be of great use in 2016. Designers have forecasted that wedding receptions may move away from traditional seating choices and styles to more out-of-the box options.

    Sit Down Dinners and Gueridon Service

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Sit Down Dinner Gueridon Service

    While 2015 was all about food stations, we will be moving onto classic sit-down dinners with pre-set menus. Imagine how beautiful your sovereign menu cards will be. That will also mean you should include food preference information in your RSVP card when sending out your wedding invitation package! However, apart from the wait staff serving your choice of menu, brides and grooms can also opt for gueridon service (a trolley service, where food is cooked, finished or presented to guests at their table from a moveable trolley).  Dishes that can be served via gueridon service include Caesar salads, and steak tartar to name a few.

    Pretty Wedding Cakes

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Naked Wedding Cakes

    Naked cakes are still on trend. Naked cakes are unfrosted or partially frosted for a refined and classy look to a rustic cake. They can be finished off by accessorising them with berries or fresh flowers.

    DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Handpainted Wedding Cakes

    Apart from “naked” cakes, you can still opt for a completely fondant covered cake which can then be accessorised with hand-painted icing. This wedding cake style is versatile and elegant. Many brides who love the idea of watercolour wedding invitations and stationery can carry the design through to the wedding cake. All you need is to use similar brush strokes and colour palettes used on the outer facade of the wedding cake.

    Image Credits: Brides, The American Wedding, Ashley Bride Guide, Intimate Weddings, Ruffled


  • Whimsical Wedding Inspirations


    Full of wonder, fun and colour, whimsical designs can be found around you in everyday life, but when you are planning a wedding, these details are often magnified to be larger than life. With unique wedding invitations, themes and decor accents, you've got yourself a wedding that your guests will be buzzing about for ages! Here are some unique wedding planning ideas!

    One of the most prominent features of a whimsical design theme would be colour and coupled with delightful patterns. Polka dots, stripes, chevron and more fun striking patterns and fun design elements are great ways to add whimsy into your wedding theme. By customising those very patterns and designs with vibrant and bold colours, you're setting the stage for a truly memorable and whimsical inspired wedding.

                                        DreamDay Invitations Whimsical Wedding Invitations

    This type of wedding is ideal if traditional design isn't your personal style! It's the perfect look for a quirky and unique couple that are looking to break away from the traditional wedding mould to create a wedding style that is 101% theirs. By experimenting with unique shapes and looks, you can transform it into your wedding own custom look.

    Start with a wedding inspiration board putting together different ideas for you to blend together beautifully to make a cohesive yet whimsical wedding theme. Some couples truly revel in adding their very own custom designs such as their own handwritten notes included in the design of the wedding invitations, to adding doodles or hand-drawn caricatures that will reflect what's to be expected on the big day. You can carry the very same look and design onto other aspects of the wedding day such as the welcome sign(s) and other wedding stationery to the wedding cake and wedding bombonieres.

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    Once you have your wedding invitations & stationery planned out and all you need to decide is the quantity you will need  (in terms of the wedding stationery, the quantities can be decided closer to the wedding date once guests have RSVPed). You need to think about the way you will style your decorative elements for the wedding such as the altar design, the tablescapes and more.

    Some opt for a garden inspired and other unique looks such as carnival to wonderland inspirations. A beautiful garden inspiration would be a hanging wisteria garden look for the wedding ceremony (whether indoors or outdoors) or if you fancy something more rustic yet full of fun and whimsy, a colourful themed overhead altar with life-size pinwheels. You can even use them instead of bridesmaid's bouquets, boutonnieres and hair accessories. Carnival themed weddings are usually the most common choices for whimsical weddings, but there are fun ways to customise these too. For example, you can trade in a typical photo booth for a kissing booth instead!


  • Autumn Inspired Wedding Invitations & Themes

    For those in the lower hemisphere, it's already autumn, while for those in the upper this beautiful season is a few months away. If you're planning a wedding to be inspired by this beautiful time, keep reading and find out the autumn inspired wedding invitations and themes you can use for your dream wedding day!

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    First off, let's look at the various items that you would generally associate with autumn. Apples, pumpkins, pine cones, acorns, golden-red leaves, wheat and more. These are all ideal to use for your wedding day, whether it's an outdoor or indoor wedding.  Secondly, your wedding location matters too. If you have selected a picturesque venue for your wedding, you can easily incorporate it into your autumn wedding theme, even including a photograph of it via a photo wedding invitation. Infuse the red and gold highlights into your wedding theme and transform it to a dazzling wedding theme, full of fire and warmth.

    Choose to buy the best wedding invitation design that will match the autumn theme you're envisioning. It all starts with an inspiration or an idea. Would you prefer a photo wedding invite? Perhaps you would prefer an abstract or textured design? Often couples planning an autumn wedding prefer a rustic look, so you may even find using recycled Kraft paper ideal!  By choosing an online wedding invitations shop that offers personalised touches and even custom designs, you're able to get the desired finish and quality without the commute. By communicating with the invitations design team virtually, you need not even leave your house (let alone wear pants)! Make sure to get samples so you can see firsthand the quality and the look of the wedding stationery designs you are after.

    If you're having an outdoor wedding, make sure to provide blankets, or even a bonfire or brasserie for your wedding guests to keep warm. Some great ways to stay within theme would be to style your wedding buffet with fun Autumn inspired food such as a pine cone cheese ball, candy apples, and pies  (such as pecan, pumpkin and apple)!  In terms of decor, you may look towards various themes, from your favourite autumn fruit (apple) to vegetable (pumpkin), but you can look at the bigger picture such as a harvest themed wedding with wheat being the focal decor factor.

                                                         

    Stay tuned to our social media accounts for great autumn wedding invitations and theme ideas & inspirations this week!

  • Wedding Styles Inspired by DreamDay Invitations

    You've probably looked high and low for the perfect wedding design, theme or style, but haven't come across an inspiration that really strikes you. It's a matter of finding one point of inspiration to really jolt your fancy. Have you thought of wedding invitations as your wedding inspiration? With many designs available across different styles and theme with the fantastic option to not only personalise the wedding invitation wording and also add on personalised guest name information to each card, you can have the graphic team also work on getting a custom look for you done up based on the inspired wedding invite design. We've selected a few designs from DreamDay Invitations collections that have been voted in by our Design Team.

    Hardcover Pebbles in Silver Wedding Invitation

    This luxurious DreamDay wedding invitation brings forth various styles - elegance, contemporary appeal and finesse with its sparkling pebbled speciality embossed paper coupled with the classy embellished accessory that is the perfect final touch to the ensemble. The black band where the cluster brooch rests on can also be swapped out for a colour of your choice. When it comes to being inspired by this wedding look, you can opt for contrasting colour tones against white with the dazzling hues of pebbled silver.

                                DreamDay Invitations Hardcover Embossed Silver Pebbled Speciality Paper

    For a modern bride who would like to step out of the traditional wedding dress mould, she could opt to find a wedding sequined dress that mimics the same look as the wedding invites. A thing to note is that to avoid going over the top and making your design flamboyant, you can use simplistic colours and design elements. For example, the wedding invitation design features white with black (or the colour of your choice). These colours can be used through the wedding in a balanced manner - black and white placemats and napkin bands, black and white flowers with shimmery ferns adornments to name a few options. A bow tie or skinny tie with a crisp Italian cut suit would be ideal for the Groom!

    Vanessa Great Gatsby Wedding Invite

    A much loved wedding theme since Leonardo di Caprio made an impression in the movie, sparking more and more weddings to take to the fashion and style of the roaring twenties. This design by DreamDay Invitations features many  style elements from the colours of white,  gold and use of a contrasting black base for a contemporary effect in the wedding invitations and stationery suite. The borders and flourish detailing can be incorporated through the wedding with decor and even floral accents by using gold metallic finishes.  Whilst you need not wear a fringe or similar wedding dress style from the era, you can opt to use other style influences like feathers and trims inspired by the wedding invites for the rest of your wedding.

                                    DreamDay Invitations Vanessa White Gold Black Wedding Invitations Inspiration Great Gatsby Leonardo di Caprio

  • Thank You Cards for Weddings: Styles, Wordings and Inspiration

    "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom" said Marcel Proust. Be courteous and kind and send a thank you card for one's presence, for one's thoughtfulness and for one's gift. It is good etiquette to send wedding thank you cards and should be done soon after the big day, as the sentiment will go a long way to whom you send the thank you cards to.

                            DreamDay Invitations Fantasy Lace Thank You Cards  Wedding Invitations & Stationery Suite DreamDay Invitations

    There are many types of cards that you can use to say thanks. They can range from an extremely personal handwritten note inserted into plain envelope, a printed note with a printed address label on the envelope, or a thank you card that has a design and is styled beautifully. The last types of thank you cards are best suited for weddings and/or special events. A printed card on quality paper stock/card stock to match the wedding theme with a printed wording and even the guests names printed tucked into a matching printed envelope says a lot. You can also add your own handwritten note to each card making it even more personal.

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    These personalized wedding thank you cards are quite popular and have a number of styles that can be used. Choose from elegant styles that range from vintage, modern and even rustic. Some may be simple with only embossing details and no illustrations to match your wedding invitations and stationery. Photo thank you wedding cards are quite popular for their keepsake appeal as you can include a picture from the wedding that they may even be able to have it framed or kept in their scrapbook albums.

    The fact that you can maintain a professional look with the printed names and wording as well as add your own note at the end with your signature is a great advantage to brides and grooms because once they have the guest list in hand and their addresses, they need only order them, double check the details and wait for it to be delivered. Once you receive the thank you cards package in the mail, you can go through your list and take each guests card and envelope and write a few words and sign it off. All you'll need to do then is to stick on a stamp and mail it to your wedding guests!

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    Always remember to say THANK YOU! Browse the DreamDay Invitations Thank You Cards selection and use the Promo Code "THANKS15" upon checkout and received 15% OFF! Offer is valid until 6th of March 2015!

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