Want to Win Personalized Thank You Cards?

Categories Budget + Wedding Stationery

Hurry! Ends today! Win 150 Personalized Thank You Cards from MagnetStreet!

What would you do with the extra money if you WON your Thank You Cards? You could, hmmm, put it toward your honeymoon, a certain menu item, an indulgent décor item … YAY … anything you want!

All you need to do to enter is register for the giveaway {thru today} and share your favorite Thank You design.

Browse Thank You Cards  | Enter Giveaway on Facebook.

Thank You Card Giveaway from MagnetStreet

Personalized Thank You Cards are thoughtful to send and fun to create. Each design can be personalized on the front, inside and back—giving you plenty of room to share your message of gratitude with each of your guests.

 

3 Ways to Save on Your Stationery & Budget Your Expenses

1. While you’re getting your free wedding samples, be sure to sign up for Bride Vibe–our e-newsletter so you never miss another giveaway or exclusive discount.
2. Check out the 7 Savvy Secrets to Saving Big on your Save the Dates.
3. Download our free budget guide to help you track your expenses and categorize your costs.

 

 

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Classic Military Wedding with Teal Accents

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We have a pretty military wedding with teal and silver accents for you today. Rochelly, our beautiful bride, looked amazing in her lace, off the shoulder grown while our groom, Omar, looked handsome and polished in his US Navy dress whites. Their lovely ceremony was held in a magnificent venue and concluded with an Arch of Swords ceremony that featured two members from each branch of the military. After the ceremony, the newlyweds spent a few hours at the University of Tampa taking portraits with their families and wedding party. They also managed to sneak in a few romantic shots with just the two of them! So much pretty–from ceremony grandeur to gorgeous florals and sweetly captured moments… Enjoy!

Photo Save the Date and military wedding

Wedding Style: Classic With a Modern Twist
Wedding Colors: Teal With Silver Accents
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ybor City, Tampa
Reception Venue: Rusty Pelican in Tampa, Florida.

Photographer: Richard, Heather, and Scott of Richard Harrell Photography
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings

teal bridesmaid dresses in military wedding

classic bride in lace wedding dress

teal wedding accessories

white wedding bouquet with crystal embellishments

Navy hat and medals

bride arriving at ceremony

first look in military wedding photo

military groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

military personnel in wedding ceremony

bride walking down the aisle

military wedding ceremony

bride and groom leaving church

Arch of Swords USMC Marine Ceremony

Arch of Swords ceremony

Best part of the whole wedding day
The best part was marrying the man of my dreams!! It was so magical. At the University of Tampa we said our vows to each other because we wanted it to be a private moment and it was simply amazing. That was the best part of the day.

reciting vows at U of Tampa

Advice you wished you’d taken
Everyone I know that has gotten married told me the day would fly by and I believed it. They told me to take in every moment and not to stress! I wish I had stopped more often on my wedding day to take it all in. I was so occupied with making sure everything was perfect that sometimes I forgot to breathe.

wedding party jumping

unique wedding ring photo

Advice you’d like to give
On your wedding day … kiss each other, hold each other, and say sweet things to each other. This day is all about the two of you and nobody else. Everyone else is there to enjoy and share in your happiness but at the end of the day it is all about you.

Also, no matter how expensive your wedding is, go on a honeymoon! Even if it is two towns over in a motel, make sure you get away! Our honeymoon was the best week ever and we had no worries about anything until we got back. It was the best!

bride and military groom

classic bride and military groom

wedding party walking down the street

teal wedding decor

bride and groom first dance

wedding venue with teal decor

Advice you’re glad you took
Our florist was incredible and was sort of like a wedding planner. We only met with her twice before the wedding but she reminded us of so many little details that hadn’t thought of like asking for a cake stand, having all of our accessories ready, how to decorate the sweetheart table, etc…

tall wedding centerpieces

wedding cake and glass wedding cake topper

Blowing bubbles wedding send-off

Congrats Rochelly and Omar! Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding with us!
xo

 

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Richard Harrell Photography
Richard Harrell was amazing! He did our engagement shoot as well and instantly made us feel comfortable. He was so creative and wanted to do more. He is totally worth every penny. Our wedding photos are phenomenal.

Publix Supermarkets
We got our cake from Publix Supermarkets and it was out of this world amazing. It was seriously the most beautiful cake I have ever seen and it tasted AMAZING. Everyone loved it. Their customer service is amazing as well and I wouldn’t recommend any one else for wedding cakes.

Arlene Floral Design
Arlene Floral Design was a blessing on our wedding day. The church, cocktail hour, and reception hall looked like they were out of a magazine. Arlene went above and beyond to provide us with the best service possible. All the flowers were fresh and so beautiful and all of the details were perfect. She did a ceiling draping in our reception hall making it look like out of a movie. She is the best!

Cinemedia
Steve from Cinemedia was our videographer and he is out of the Orlando area. I haven’t received my video yet but I know it will be amazing. He was awesome to work with.

Alegria’s Brides {wedding gown}
It was amazing. I felt like a princess!  It was an A-line dress with extra poof at the bottom that gave it a princess look and all lace. It was off the shoulder so it had a little sexy in it as well but so elegant and classic.

MagnetStreet Weddings
I loved it! I love that I could pick a design that I liked and I was able to personalize it to fit mine and my husband’s personalities and style. Their customer service was awesome! I was able to ask questions and make adjustments without a problem. The price was very affordable for such good quality. That is why we got our thank you cards from them too. Everything was so beautiful and the process was so easy.

Full Photo Save the Date design
For the save the dates we knew we wanted to only do one picture that we really liked. We wanted a very clean look that emphasized us and our style–which is why we went with that particular design. We were able to change the font and color to make it more us and it was perfect.

Life of Luxury Thank You Card design
The same goes for the thank you cards. We wanted one particular picture on it so we browsed for designs with one picture and then customized it to fit our style. What I love about Magnetstreet is that they have so many different options and designs and make it so easy for you to fit your style!

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Lush English Garden Outdoor Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We are thrilled to feature Ben and Robin’s colorful California wedding today. Ben and Robin were married this past February at Twin Oaks Garden Estates–a gorgeous historic venue surrounded by a giant forest and lush English gardens. One of our fave focal points is the arbor walkway and its canopy of twinkling lights…wow! These gorgeous grounds are the perfect backdrop for Robin and Ben–our playful, joyful bride and groom whose “unofficial” wedding theme was colorful. Julio Fonyat of Fonyat Photography did an amazing job of capturing the beauty of the grounds and the essence of this captivating couple. Enjoy as our lovely bride shares wedding advice and moments from their big day.

Wedding Style: Rustic & Playful
Wedding Colors: Royal Blue & Yellow
Ceremony & Reception: Twin Oaks Garden Estates, San Marcos, CA

photo Save the Date and Thank You Card

Photographer: Julio Fonyat, Fonyat Photography
Save the Dates & Thank You Cards: MagnetStreet Weddings

adorable bridea and groom

Highlights from the day…
Oh man! Everything! Lol…really though, it was just a fantastic, wonderful day. Some highlights would probably be getting the entire wedding to join us in for our first dance, an epic conga line, and a precarious chair-lifted kiss.

getting ready

garden wedding signs

blue wedding shoes

Tell us about your dress, shoes …
The dress turned out beautifully, a trumpet gown with a simple front and an elegant chiffon flowy back. Though, it was almost a bit of a disaster, since my original tailor cut a bit too much off here and there and we didn’t get it to actually fit until about three days before the wedding! You gotta take it all in turn. I ended up putting straps on for the ceremony to ensure I wouldn’t pop out, but it was great because I sort of felt like I had two dresses! I went with a birdcage veil–which I absolutely loved, as well. My shoes were bright blue.

bride holding colorful wedding bouquet

Is there advice you’re glad you took?
Absolutely. Hire experts and then trust them. They do this for a living, you don’t know more than they do. Your opinion matters, of course, but if they say that something isn’t a good idea, then you’re probably best off skipping it. Also, the first look can be a wonderful experience–a few private minutes with your loved one before the chaos of the day begins.

first look wedding photo

first look wedding photos

first look wedding photo in a garden

California real wedding party

Is there advice you wished you’d taken?
Don’t buy dresses online to save money. Seriously–nothing like ordering rush bridesmaid dresses because no online dresses fit.

What advice would you like to give?
Choose what you want your wedding to feel like, not to look like. The best thing we did in our wedding was to include our guests in special ways: having friends and family share quotes during the ceremony, having them all give their blessing before our vows (with a big “We Will!”) and turning our first dance from a slow romantic one to a crazy one with all our favorite people on the dance floor. If you’re having a wonderful time and show it, everyone else is going to follow suit.

wedding ceremony flowers

father walking daughter down the aisle

walking down the aisle

father and daughter at the altar

bride and groom reciting wedding vows

wedding party at the altar

bride and groom at the altar

plugged in wedding ceremony

What was the best part of the whole wedding day?
The overwhelming, and even surprising, outpouring of love and support. I did not realize how tangible it would all be in the moment, and how alive the night would make me feel with my new husband. So ultimately, the best part of the whole wedding day (besides, you know, getting married to my favorite person in the world) was all the people who came out to share it with us.

outdoor wedding ceremony

chalkboard wedding sign

tall floral wedding centerpiece

reception table decor

white wedding cake with cascading flowersfirst wedding dance

first dance

wedding reception dancing

chair on the dancefloorwedding reception speeches

black and white wedding photo

outdoor wedding photos

tree canopy of lights

bride and groom under canopy of lights

Congratulations Ben and Robin–thanks so much for sharing your day with us! It was truly magical. 

 

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Julio Fonyat, Fonyat Photography. The BEST EVER. www.fonyatweddings.com
I was extremely impressed with Julio’s work. He is an incredible value for what you get, and was practically invisible the day of the wedding. Even guests remarked how they barely noticed the photographers (he had an assistant) the entire night. I couldn’t be happier with my wedding photos.

Jerri Disney, Florist
I was super impressed with our florist as well, and couldn’t believe the gorgeous job she did. I literally had a total of one meeting with Jerri and she had everything she needed to run with for the wedding. Of course there were a handful of phone calls and emails, but I had never seen any samples/etc before the day of. But she totally delivered - she did incredibly beautiful work, especially since my husband and I decided to keep our floral budget low. She did a lot with a little.

DJ Mark Huntzinger
This guy IS weddings. He’s done…I think…1100 weddings? He knows exactly when to make a joke, play a good song…just naturally good at reading the crowd and adapting. He did a fantastic job at keeping the party going all night (seriously, the dance floor was never empty) and was extremely easy to work with. Very reasonable price, and he helped us plan our timeline from beginning to end, with suggestions on what he has seen work and what has not. Without Mark, the wedding would not have run nearly as smoothly. He was essentially our wedding coordinator for the night.

MagnetStreet Weddings
I was pretty impressed with MagnetStreet (plus the save the dates box ended up being our wedding storage box all year!) – what attracted me was the prices. Weddings are expensive enough these days! The customization process was super easy, and I LOVED being able to order one to test {Just One® Program}. We ended up ordering singles of about half a dozen designs we created (yeah, I know, so decisive), which ultimately helped us choose our final one. It is fun having all those on our fridge right now, though.

I was about to go for the super cheap for Thank you Cards as well, but Magnet Street had much nicer designs, and also really reasonable prices. We definitely liked the idea of having the front be an entire picture, and liked the overlay of the Thank You on the one that we chose. It was obvious enough to see, but didn’t over shadow the picture.

We chose a fairly generic save the date, but chose colors that we had in our wedding that made it look a bit more fun. We did the same with the thank you cards–loved the full front pictures, and was able to customize the Thank You on front to a color that fit well with the picture.

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Giveaway Alert: Win Your Thank You Cards

Categories Wedding Stationery

Have you entered MagnetStreet’s giveaway to win 150 personalized Thank Yous yet? Oh yes, they’re free alright! We’re talking any style, any design–personalized with your photos, colors, fonts–to coordinate with your wedding invitations. So don’t wait another minute…

Enter giveaway on Facebook. Good luck, friends!

Personalized wedding Thank You Cards from MagnetStreet

April is National Letter Writing Month. That said, I challenge each of us to take up our pens and write a letter to someone every day for the rest of the month. Getting an actual letter in the mail is the best!

Wording Helps
And if you need some help with wording your Thank You Cards, this article on the etiquette of writing out Thank Yous combined with the 11 tips below should help.

11 Tips on Writing Thank Yous:

  • send a thank you within 2 weeks of receiving the gift
  • be sincere
  • check for spelling and grammar errors
  • both bride and groom should share in writing thank yous
  • order extras!
  • everyone who sends a gift, should receive a thank you
  • mention the gift in your thank you and how you’ll use it
  • use your guest list {with addresses} to keep track of who gave what
  • write out your thank yous in a comfy place
  • invest in a high quality pen
  • remember to include your wedding party, parents, officiant, and even your wedding pros

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