By Rachel Wilkerson, Lover.ly
Have you ever looked at gorgeous wedding stationery online and wondered how to get that look for your own invitations, save-the-dates, or escort cards? Us too! So today we're going into the wild, National Geographic-style, to spot the fonts used on some of the most popular styles of wedding stationery. As you design your dream wedding invitations, here are some fonts you may want to consider using.
1. Old-timey/Western Invitations
old-timey carnival invites
Photo by: Meghan Hopkins Sokorai on And Here We Are via Lover.ly
As more and more couples throw whimsical weddings, fun, old-timey invitations like these are becoming more popular. This invitations uses Edwardian Script, Goudy Handtooled, and Rosewood. You might also consider the rest of Adobe's lovely Old Western font collection; we love Mesquite and Juniper.
2. Minimalist and Modern Invitations
minimalist modern invites
Modern Type Wedding Invitations by Oscar & Emma From Minted via Lover.ly
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photo: Grant Cornett Ever wish you could wave a wand and your wedding day would organize itself? Wedding planning doesn't have to rule your life. Check out these wacky confessions and real-life tips from brides who've been there.
Get Your Marriage License "We didn't know we were supposed to get the marriage license! We thought the pastor would bring it. When he said, 'Do you have papers for me to sign?' we looked at each other and said, 'Papers?!' We now have two anniversaries, one the day of the wedding and one the official day of signing. We still laugh about it." --Lindsey, 29, Sedro-Wooley, Wash.
Print Directions From the Wedding Ceremony to the Reception "I was driving to one of our receptions a few days after the wedding, and my fiancé fell asleep. I got lost and tried to make up for lost time but couldn't because there was construction. We were almost an hour late to our own reception. At least one guest had to leave before we got there." --Christie, 34, Rexburg, Idaho
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photo: George Chinsee Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney put her bridesmaids in White by Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses, which were from David's Bridal and fell under the $200 mark. I thought that was awesome, because Tamra wasn't asking her friends (who might not be as flush with cash) to splurge on fancy designer gowns just because she wore a fancy designer wedding dress. (Or, er, three of 'em.)
But Save the Date reader shoponadime thought it would have been even awesome-r if Tamra had paid to put her bridesmaids in their own custom dresses, since she'll be making some Benjamins off the wedding (her third) anyway. Reader Lauren_F took it a step further and suggested maybe EVERY bride should pay for her bridesmaids' dresses. "After all, the bride nearly always picks the dress, the color, or at least has some say in the matter."
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photo: Kyle Ericksen Not that anyone needs to remind you, but wedding planning can suck. So it shouldn't surprise you that there's a book out called Planning Your Wedding Sucks. Luckily, it's not just a bunch of brides complaining (though there's some of that)--there's some really good advice like…
Know how to have the money talk with your parents.
It's not easy, but you've got to sit down with dear old mom and dad if you're hoping they'll chip in to pay for the wedding. The way to make the chat successful? Be frank about what you're hoping your wedding will be like, ask if they'd feel comfortable contributing, and kiss ass (just a little bit).
Stay organized and you'll stay on budget.
It's not a bad idea to check out online budgeting tools, where you enter your overall budget and get a suggested breakdown of how much to spend on each item. But after that, make your own Excel spreadsheet where you keep track of every single fee you've paid and have yet to pay (with vendors' names and
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"If you don't look perky and proportionate, you're not wearing the right size. The best way to guarantee a proper fit is to get sized by a professional. Then think of a bra as a seesaw: the lower it sits on your back, the more lift you'll have in front. If you need a lot of support, adjust the straps so it rides low, and vice versa. Also, a brand-new bra will relax with wear, so it should be taut when you clasp it in the loosest position. Remember that bras are a lot like shoes-they're not comfortable until they're broken in."
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Any suggestions for finding a style that works with your body type and dress?
"For strapless silhouettes, be sure your bra is really snug; women often buy them too big around. You don't want to be hiking it up
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The Queen of Swords card reversed suggests that putting up a wall may have served its purpose, but it might be time to let go of the false security that could be interfering in your love life. What was once a defense could now be reinforcing feelings of abandonment, irrational thinking or self-deception. It may take more will and courage to try again than to remain the long-suffering martyr. When you find you are tired of being right but alone, you can change your mind and find resolution or healing beginning with an honest acknowledgement of the situation, along with responsible and direct communication. Grieve for your losses and accept that love isn't perfect. An underlying belief that perfection can exist is what creates such disappointed expectations in the first place.
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Married people fight, and some fight more than others. Casey and I used to fight a lot. Our second year of marriage was a disaster in the fighting department. It seemed like we were fighting with each other the majority of the time. It made that year pretty taxing on us and I think it took several years to get over that second year. Over time, the number of fights we had keep shrinking until we only fought once or twice per week. Sometimes our fights were about nothing at all, but they would get pretty intense. But after we rededicated ourselves to our marriage back in 2009, our fights have dwindled to maybe a couple per month, but when we do fight it's almost always over the same things. Click through for 7 fights couples have ALL the time! -By Cody Coombs
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For some reason, celebrities like to taunt the public by keeping tight-lipped about their trueloves. They say things like, "I keep my private life private." Boring! Maybe they're just afraid of the dreaded Love Gush Curse: Got her name tattooed on you? You're gonna break up. Jump up and down on a couch on TV professing your love? Yup, you're gonna be single soon. But not all romantic admissions have to be a one-way ticket to Splitsville. To wit, here are six love declarations from happy, healthy as-yet-still-together lovebirds. - Charlie Fish for HowAboutWe
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Betabeat is reporting a new, alarming wedding trend: couples at weddings are banning the use of cellphones so their special day can be all about them.
"Many couples are using passive-aggressive signage to suggest their guests put the phones away. Others, like Diva Extraordinaire Sean Parker, take things a step further and ask their guests to physically separate themselves from their phones and leave them at the door, which is actually just a cruel and unusual way of trying to control other people."
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Now, on the one hand, I get the appeal. As someone who still doesn't have a smartphone, I find it unbelievably annoying when you're sitting with someone, having a nice dinner, and instead of talking to you they're checking their Facebook. On the other hand, this is a wedding, not a prison. The attention will be on you whether you let people use their phones or not, I promise!
Plus you can get even
- Cosmo Latina | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
Eric Ray Davidson So you're in love and considering moving in with your boyfriend. Before you do that, remember that moving in is a big step. Most couples do it thinking it means you're in a committed relationship, but a recent study actually showed that nearly 52 percent of men and 39 percent of women who moved in together said they weren't secure about their relationships. Here are some signs that you need to push that idea back a little.Read More »from 5 Signs You're Not Ready to Move in with Your Boyfriend
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1. You've been dating less than one year
Rule of thumb. Because you see every side of a person when you live with them, you want to make sure you've been with them long enough to prepare for what is yet to come. Getting to know every aspect of a person in a matter of months can be overwhelming.
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2. You can't seem to compromise on anything
When you spend time with each other, you can't ever seem to agree with anything. This is a bad sign. When you live with someone, it's all about compromise, from splitting
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