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Using Candles to Light Up Your Venue

Imagine coming into a room only lit by candlelight, their soft golden glow enveloping everything with mystery and beauty-- nothing elevates a room like candlelight. Limited budget for decorating? Candles and wreaths create timeless magic for any wedding. Use greens and berries for winter events with large, white and red pillar candles as centers; use springs buds and multicolored tapers for festive springs weddings and lush, full blossoms with votivs for summer events.  There are many ways to use candles in your event, here are just a few. 

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A Formal Affair--Black and Navy Blue Invitations

When I first began designing wedding invitations, color selection was one of my first priorities. I assumed that white and light cream would be the top sellers—WRONG. Our top sellers for years have been Black invitation cards and Blue invitation cards especially Navy blue and silver invitations. Now, to be fair, I do have the largest and most varied selection of Black and Blue wedding invitations on the internet but none the less, both Black and Navy blue make for stunning and elegant wedding invitations.


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"My aunt suggested that I use a printable wedding invitation kit—how do I know if they are right for me?"

I received this question in an email recently and it’s a very important one. How do you know if a printable wedding invitation kit is right for you? So, in answering this question there are three issues to consider.


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How to Create an Elegant Wedding Invitation

The word “elegance” means to be graceful and stylish. When we first began Wedding Bell Invitations back in 2007 our moniker was “creating elegance one wedding at a time”-- certainly that is still our goal today. We wanted to design DIY wedding invitations that were beautiful, stylish and elegant.  A DIY elegant wedding invitation was not the norm then—mostly they were sweet and simple. I should know—I choose one for our wedding years ago and found the choices very limited.

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DIY Wedding Invitations--Our Story

DIY Wedding Invitations—Our Story

At Wedding Bell Invitations, we recently celebrated our 11th year anniversary. Now being an e-commerce site on the internet for 11 straight years is almost unheard of. When we began, Amazon was only a bookseller and Social Media had not been invented. In fact, the question most commonly faced by retailers then was, “Will women ever feel safe enough to shop online?”.

So perhaps it wasn’t so surprising that the newest and youngest member of our staff asked, **“Why DIY Wedding Invitations?  How did you come up with DIY Wedding Invitation kits? And why do you encourage couples to print their own wedding invitations?”**

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Outdoor Weddings - Are They Right For You?

Everyone loves those gorgeous pictures in wedding magazines for beautiful outdoor weddings. The sun is always shining, the wind is not blowing, the temperature is temperate, the guests are smiling, the Bride and Groom are serene. Sigh. I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news, there will be moments in your outdoor wedding that will be like that. The bad news, not as many moments as you would like. Listen below for the realistic view of outdoor weddings and what you need to do to ensure that you still have the outdoor wedding of your dreams. Also, don't forget wedding bell invitations offers customizable wedding invitation cards perfectly designed to complement your outdoor wedding theme.

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Print It Your Way!

Which Printer do I have? Which printer will do the best job on my DIY invitations kit? These questions and more are addressed in our instructional video: Print It Your Way! Enjoy.

If you have any questions about DIY invitation cards or kits, please feel free to contact us. 

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Do It Yourself Wedding Invitations: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re looking to minimize costs, retain more control or just add your personal touch, crafting your own DIY wedding invites can be a fun and rewarding endeavor.

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In this guide we want to walk through the step-by-step process to easily create do-it-yourself wedding invitations that are so polished and sophisticated, your guests will never know you pulled them together yourself.

We’ll show you how to take your invites from a simple idea to fully made cards, from selecting a design, to buying stationery and printing. We’ll also share our practical tips for avoiding common blunders and saving time.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Advantages of Making Your Own Wedding Invites
  • Finding Inspiration and Ideas
  • Choosing the Right Invitation Style for You
  • Test Your Idea
  • How to Make Your Wedding Cards, Step-by-Step

Wedding bell invitation works hard to create unique, creative, elegant and at the same time economical DIY Invitation kit and cards. 

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Metallic Shimmer invitations for 2016

Invitations for 2016 are trending towards:

Metallic, Bold & Shimmer Colors.

Wedding Bell Invitations has you covered for all the latest trends! 


2016 Wedding Trends

2016 Wedding Trends are Amazing!