Wedding Invitation Inspiration + Tips From Our Favorite Creative Experts

An invitation suite with black, cream and gold accents surrounded by a bride's white heels, an open box with a diamond engagement ring and fresh white florals.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Invitations + Stationery: Bering’s Hardware

The moment guests open your invitation, the font choice, design, type of paper and packaging tells a guest what to expect on the wedding day. Not every bride or groom has an eye for design or knows what they’re looking for, so it’s a good idea to choose a professional who specializes in fine stationery, paper goods and/or all the above.

Read on for our talented stationery vendors’ wisdom, and get inspired by their favorite invitation suites from real weddings.

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Bering’s Q&A: Iconic Houston Retailer Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Photo: Traci Ling

Bering’s, our favorite stop for all things gifts turns 80! For generations, Bering’s, the iconic Houston retailer has served the city with a unique array of fine registry gifts, elegant tableware, stunning invitations and stationery, apart from hardware, specialty cleaning products, and pretty much everything you could want for your home.

To commemorate their 80th-anniversary milestone, we sat down with Mary Margaret Pizzitola, Bering’s marketing associate, for an exclusive Q&A. Read on to find out why Bering’s is known as an iconic Houston store, what makes their registry experience so unique, and what the future trends are for wedding registry gifts and wedding invitations!

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11 Creative Wedding Signs & Stationery Ideas

Photo: Blanca Duran | Stationery & Calligraphy: A Day To Remember

Wedding signs are not only a beautiful piece of decor… they are also a guide to direct your guests and help them know what to expect on your big day. Add fun, personal touches to your wedding by including creative wedding signs and stationery, which can be designed along with your invitation suite, to carry through your motif, monogram, palette and/or lettering style.

From ceremony programs to signature cocktail signs, don’t forget to ask your wedding stationery and signage designer about these 11 wedding signage and stationery ideas!

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Wedding Invitations by Memory Lane Paperie

Memory Lane Paperie custom wedding invitation suite modern elegant minimal black white
We cordially invite you to meet Ashleigh Duhon of Memory Lane Paperie, calligrapher and creator of beautiful wedding invitations and wedding stationery. Using what she refers to as “luxe minimalism,” Duhon creates gorgeous, unique wedding invitations and stationery suites, perfect for Houston brides and grooms who want a classic feel for their wedding invitations, but with a clean, fresh, modern edge.

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Our Soiree Gift Bag Brands ROCK!

Photo: Civic Photos

One of our favorite parts of planning the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree is curating awesome goodies for our fabulous Soiree gift bags. And the swag we gifted our attendees at this past week’s I Do! Soiree was no exception! Find out what’s in the bag, why we picked it and what we love about each selected brand and product. We really do take great care to choose Soiree gift bag goodies we think you’ll love. And we hope you’ll make these fine beauty, skincare, fragrance, lifestyle and accessory part of your pre-wedding prep routine, and gift-buying decisions for hostess gifts, bridesmaids gifts and favors, before and after your big day! Click here to read the rest of this post »