Subject: See Attachment, YOU’RE INVITED! E-Invitations For the Modern Couple

The tech age has certainly changed the bridal industry and the traditions surrounding the big day. A lot of things have been made easier: you can browse for your dress, preview venues, research caterers and wedding planners, even thoroughly vet your bridal party’s progress all from the comfort of your sofa. The online marketplace has also opened up some new phenomena that are certainly altering tradition— namely, online invitations.

No, I am not talking about those silly JibJabs your uncle or co-worker is obsessed with. As of 2014, there are a number of sites that specialize in wedding e-vites. These are sophisticated, high-class designs to fit any theme and are perfect for international or large weddings, eco-conscious and new-age couples. The sites are virtually stress-free and make it easy to save time for other elements of the wedding, like cake tasting.

Here are the top three:

1. Paperless Postpaperlesspost.com

This site is the pioneer in online invitations. It’s perfect for the creative bride who has an idea and needs an easy way to put it into fruition. Offering a number of gorgeous motifs, the site has everything from save the date to bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner invitations, allowing you to match the invitations or pick from a few variant designs. The aesthetics of these invitations are so realistic and beautiful you will feel like you can pick them up off the screen. Perhaps the best thing about Paperless Post, however, is that you can personally create and edit invitations online in a matter of minutes. You can choose from over 50 font types, alter the alignment, sizing and color. If you have some family that require more tangible invites, the site will allow you to create a mixture of online and print cards.

2. Evitepostmark.com

Similarly, Evite offers several types of invitations in an array of styles and with equal flexibility. When you select an e-vite, you can choose the color, whether or not you want it to come in an “envelope,” choose the liner and stamp, customize the font, wording, and size. What’s particularly unique is that you can insert text cards for additional information as well as up to 6 photo cards to include, perfect for the couple who’s taken engagement photos and wants to show them off. The site also allows you to easily import your contact list and save drafts — in case there are too many options to choose from immediately.

3. Celebrationscelebrations.com

Need a bit more direction but want to know you’re getting a great design? While there is less editing potential here, Celebrations allows talented artists to post unique invitation designs for a variety of wedding-related events. You can narrow your search by color and style, from “hand drawn” to “textured” or “retro.” The site also allows you to choose from one or two image ports as well as offering the ability to send print in addition to digital invites with RSVPs included. With hundreds of options to choose from, you certainly won’t feel limited.

The Perfect Sunday-At Papyrus

dscf2248Planning ones wedding can be the most stressful project. But it should be the most festive event of ones life.

How do you go about capturing the joy of the whole experience? Stop and smell the roses. Take a moment and realize this should not be a hardship. Those working with you should also contribute to the enjoyment of the occasion.

Today I attended a great event hosted by Papyrus Paper in SoHo. The vendors that participated in it were a joy to be around. Small business owners that take pride in their work and their gift.   These artist put their best foot forward to share their work and their desire to participate in your joyous occasion.

Please visit these amazing vendors in their respected establishments support them in all they do because they truly love what they do.

The Bridal Reflection, Swarvoski, The Big Apple Florist, Linda C Smith Photographer, Kristen Therese makeup, Ryan Darius Salon, JE- Jarrell Entertainment,  m2m damorejon, ‘Cure Beauty Bar and Cake Alchmey.dscf2257dscf2241dscf2242dscf2246dscf2273dscf2276

Papyrus Spring Bridal Event

windowPapyrus is hosting “The Wedding Event of the Season April 26th at several of their New York locations from 12 until 6pm.  Your chance to sit down one on one with the wedding pros; get expert advice and great discounts on stationary, flowers, photography and confections.  Visit either the Soho, 3rd Ave or 64th Street stores. For more information visit Papyrus on-line at http://www.papyrusonline.com