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Wedding Gift Etiquette

wedding gift what to buy

So you have a date, a dress-code-approved outfit, and a fierce craving for bubbly. The last thing left on your to-do list is probably figuring out a wedding gift. If you find yourself struggling, we have some ideas and answers for all your gift-related questions below!

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Designer Feature: Sogoal Zolghadri of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

Sogoal Zolghadri of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

We have Sogoal Zolghadri, a trained baker and incredibly talented watercolor artist, on the blog today. By pairing both her artistic skills and love for baking, she successfully opened Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop, where she beautifully hand-draws each glazed sugar cookie into edible art. Filled with creativity, wit, and off-the-wall inspiration, her cookies have been beautifully integrated into dozens of special events. With clients like Food52, Free People, and a whole lot of others, she’s widely popular. So, you could say the whole Greenvelope team was pretty excited to work with her to create a mini invitation collection! Today, she’s here to share a bit more about the inspiration behind her edible masterpieces and her journey of fusing both art and baking into one beautiful medium.

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The Most Common (and Some Uncommon) Wedding Dress Codes Explained

What to Wear Wedding Guest Attire

Are you a guest who was recently invited to a wedding and wondering what “festive attire” means? Or perhaps a couple putting together their invitation, wondering what verbiage will best indicate that your venue is more of a “suit jacket” affair? Well, you came to the right place.

A common question we get from couples putting together their invites is about attire, so we’ve curated a list of all the most common (and some less common) guest attire descriptors. That said, as with every detail of your wedding, do what feels right to you as a couple and don’t get hung up on tradition. Just be sure that if you are offering more inventive or non-traditional attire requests, be sure to communicate that with your guests so as to keep them from feeling lost.

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How to Pull off a Group Campout

planning a group camping trip

It’s that time of year when winter passes and the summer months bring a familiar, welcomed warmth. And what better way is there to celebrate than a weekend of sitting around the campfire, laughing, and roasting marshmallows? Complete with favorable weather, a night of exchanging stories under the stars with a group of your closest friends and family is pretty hard to beat. The only catch? Someone needs to plan the trip (and this could easily be you). Organizing a great camping trip doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why we’ve put together some simple tips to help make your planning process run smooth.

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5 Tips from a Real-Life Bride-To-Be

Today’s post is brought to us by real-life, bride-to-be Ayn Bernos

I’ve always been in love with weddings. My family runs a small catering business, and so in the past few years I’ve been heavily involved in helping our customers plan their weddings. I am also an emcee on the side, and a lot of the events I’ve hosted are actually — surprise, surprise — weddings as well. Currently, I work as the Content Manager for Wedding Favy, an online haven for themed and personalized wedding favors.

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Plan a Perfect 4th of July Party

4th of July evite

What’s not to love about the 4th of July? The day typically starts with great food—like fresh grilled corn and barbecue chicken—and ends with sparklers, midnight stars, and if you’re lucky, a tasty red, white, and blue trifle. This year is the perfect opportunity to host your own party (and we can help!) Below are some tips to plan a fun, festive 4th of July party.

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How to Plan an Elegant, Harry Potter-Inspired Wedding

J.K. Rowling captured the hearts of pretty much everyone with her beloved Harry Potter series. Her fans are the real deal and some are taking things to a whole new level. Couples are channeling their shared adoration for the books into their wedding plans and we’re totally in awe. A themed wedding is one of the best ways for a couple to showcase their personality or highlight a shared interest. Best of all, they offer a fun experience for guests too! We’re thrilled to share some Harry Potter inspiration that’s captured our attention (and hearts!) If a thematic, Harry Potter wedding is in your future, check out our tips below!
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New Designs in the National Park Foundation Collection

National Park Stationery

We’re thrilled to announce that six new gorgeous invitation suites have joined the National Park Foundation collection. Inspired by untamed landscapes like Grand Teton, to iconic, panoramic views like Yosemite, each of these new designs will continue to reflect and celebrate our nation’s diverse heritage. With this artful expansion, the Greenvelope team looks forward to continuing our goal of helping to preserve national parks for generations to come. Read on to see them all!

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Party Tips From Sogoal Zolghadri

Sogi's Honeybake Shop

Summer is almost here (believe it or not). And with the change in season comes the best part of summertime: the parties. Sure, there are other good things too (like patios and drinks with mint in them). But parties are a summer highlight, and you might want to think about throwing one. Sogoal Zolghadri of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop is right there with us when it comes to party planning perfection, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Small touches, like fairy lights and excessive amounts of gold glitter, are only a couple of her fail-safe tips. The best part? She has a full collection of digital invites that are themed perfectly for summer. Read on for all her tips!

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Designer Feature: Patrice Horvath

Patrice Horvath

We’re thrilled to feature Patrice Horvath, an endlessly talented artist and designer based in New Jersey. Filled with colorful patterning, thematic illustrations, and whimsical watercoloring, Patrice’s invitation designs beautifully set the stage for dozens of birthdays, weddings, and outdoor events (with a fresh, colorful aesthetic!) Today, she’s here to share a bit more about her journey, her inspiration, and her favorite part of the design process.

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