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15 Bachelor Party Ideas for the Perfect Pre-Wedding Celebration

Bachelor party ideas: Three guy friends in an industrial pub

Bachelor parties are the perfect way to bring the groom’s closest friends and family together ahead of the wedding. And with the right bachelor party ideas, you can create new memories and treasure old ones before the groom-to-be embarks on his next journey with his partner. It’s an ideal excuse for a party, a once-in-a-lifetime trip, or a thrilling new experience.

If you’re planning a bachelor party for a very special guest of honor, it can be tough to know where to start — especially if you want to plan something out of the ordinary. You can plan a wild night out to celebrate, but you don’t have to if that’s not the groom’s style. We’ve got plenty of bachelor party ideas for every preference.
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18 Bachelorette Party Ideas for a Fun Fling Before the Ring

Bachelorette party ideas: two bachelorette invitations surrounded by confetti

From a fancy fĂŞte to a low key bash, there are so many different ways to celebrate a bride’s last days of being single. If you’re planning your best friend’s bachelorette party and looking for options, we’ve got a few ideas.

Whether the bride-to-be prefers to sing her heart out at karaoke bars or spend time in nature, you’ll find a celebration she’ll love. At the end of the day, a bachelorette party is all about celebrating the bride-to-be. Choose one of her favorite activities, and she’ll have a great time.

Without further ado, here are some of the best bachelorette party ideas for the final fling before the ring. Plus, we’ve added a few stunning bachelorette party invitations to get the bride’s crew excited about the event.
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Cheap and Chic: 8 Affordable Wedding Invitations You’ll Love

three affordable wedding invitations laid out on a wood table with ribbon and envelopes

Your big day is approaching and the wedding planning has begun. While this momentous occasion is one that you’ll cherish forever, you might be feeling the pressure to find the perfect wedding invitation. After all, it’s the first impression of your wedding for all your invited guests. (Unless, of course, you’re sending save the dates.)

But you also have a budget to consider, and between the venue fees, reception costs, and food and beverage bill, you’re thinking that splurging on fancy paper might not be such a smart idea. Fortunately, you have options for finding affordable wedding invitations that won’t break the bank. (And yes, we’re here to show you how.)

Just remember that out of the billions of people on the planet, you found the perfect-for-you partner with whom you’ll spend the rest of your life. If you can pull that off, you can certainly find can’t-live-without wedding invitations that’ll make your heart melt (and your wallet sing).
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The Benefits of Digital Wedding Invitations, Plus 10 Exquisite Ideas

A bride and groom stand at a rustic alter in the woods

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting — and sometimes the most stressful — times of your life. But the joy of sharing your love with friends and family makes all the hard work more than worth the effort. We think planning a wedding should be a harmonious and fun time. From selecting wedding invitations and building a wedding website to trying on wedding dresses and indulging in different cake options, your experience should be one you look back on fondly.

Wedding invitations can be one of the biggest hassles when planning your union. Paper invites take a long time to select and design, and it can be hard to track down responses from some of your less-than-timely guests. That’s where digital wedding invitations come in. Here, we’ll show you the advantages of using digital wedding invites and share some stunning examples you can use to celebrate your love in style.
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The Average Cost of Wedding Invitations: 6 Ways to Do More with Less

Average cost of wedding invitations: a planning calendar, flowers, and wedding rings

Your big day is arriving. You’ve chosen the date, venue, and your guest list. (Or at least, you’ve started to narrow down who you want to invite.) At this point in the wedding planning process, you might be asking, “How much do wedding invitations cost?” Well, we’re glad you asked because we have the answers.

In this guide, we’ll break down what you need to know about the average cost of wedding invitations, plus offer some top tips on how you can cut costs for your special celebration without cutting corners.
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Wedding Invitation Wording: How to Find the Right Words

A bride and groom look lovingly at each other on their wedding day

You found your forever person and figured out where and when the big day is. Now comes the challenge: Finding the perfect words to express the joy, excitement, and overall vibe of your wedding day.

Unless you’re planning on sending save the date cards, your wedding invitation is the first impression you’ll be making about your upcoming wedding celebration, so you want it to be just right.

But before you start putting too much pressure on yourself, we’re here to help. If learning the ins-and-outs of wedding wording doesn’t fit on your pre-nuptial to-do list, you can use our wedding invitation wording tool to plug in your information and get the words you need. Or, use this guide where we’ll show you how to write a wedding invite. Then, we’ll provide examples of different approaches to wedding invitation wording so you not only know what to say, but exactly how to say it.
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19 Wedding Invitation Examples to Share Your Love Story

A couple gets rice thrown at them on their wedding day

Weddings are some of our favorite events. Months of planning — from choosing stunning wedding invitation examples to creating a tailored menu — culminate in a day filled with love and beauty. Cascading floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and all of your loved ones gathered to celebrate a new partnership — There’s truly nothing more beautiful than that.

We won’t keep you as we daydream about our love of all things wedding. After all, you’ve got planning to do! Keep scrolling for seriously stunning wedding invitation examples you can add to your wedding board as you start envisioning your big day.
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Small Wedding, Big Dreams: 5 Small Wedding Ideas for Your Intimate Day

Small wedding ideas: A backyard reception with only one family-size table of guests

Small weddings can make a big impact — on you and your partner, your guests, your photos, and, it must be said, your open bar. With an intimate ceremony, you have more space — literally, figuratively, and financially — to incorporate memorable details than you would with a larger wedding.

If you always dreamt of an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family members, we have plenty of small wedding ideas to help make your day memorable. From over-the-top venues to drool-worthy menus to cocktail options that will have even the best mixologists raising eyebrows, you can pull off a lot with very little.
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3…2…1…Shop: 20 Wedding Registry Ideas to Add to Your List

Wedding registry ideas: a table of wedding gifts

Next to cake tasting, picking out gifts for your registry might be the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process.

As an engaged couple, we hope you thoroughly enjoy selecting items for your registry, and we encourage you to have fun with it. At what other point in your life will you be able to hand-select dozens of potential gifts?

When piecing together your registry, remember to include items at a number of different price points. Ideally, you will also put together a registry that is convenient for your wedding guests to access. For example, stores with locations across multiple U.S. cities (like Williams Sonoma or Bed Bath & Beyond) or stores that allow online ordering (like Amazon) are great options. With that being said, wedding registries are also a great opportunity to support small, locally-owned businesses, so feel free to include that as an option for your local guests.

Once you’ve chosen where to register, Greenvelope can help you send the information to all your guests. You can add your registry details directly to your wedding invitation, so your guest will know where to find your favorite things.

And speaking of favorite things, we’re recommending our top 20 wedding registry ideas. From mixology bar sets to luxury bedding and must-have kitchen items, you’ll find potential wedding gifts that you’ll pine for as much as your fiance.
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Our Sweet and Simple Guide to Sending Wedding Thank You Cards

You’ve celebrated the magic of your wedding day and now you’re settling into married life. While most of your wedding to-dos have been completed, there’s one final task you’ll want to check off your list — sending your wedding thank you cards.
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