Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tropical-Themed Rehearsal Dinner Invites

*This post is sponsored by Wedding Paper Divas. All words, opinions, and photos are my own. 

Happy wedding Wednesday! You might remember this post from about a month ago when I was trying to decide between several designs for our rehearsal dinner invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. Well, after looking through the sample kit options with josh's mom and taking into account some of your votes, we finally came to a decision and our printed invites arrived last week! I'm so in love with them. We ended up choosing the "touch of paradise" design in the pink/green colorway. We liked that the invitations were square shaped, which is a bit different, and also that they were fun, colorful, and fit the laid-back beach vibe that we are going for at our rehearsal dinner perfectly.
What I love most about these invitations (and what you can't really tell from photos) is the quality of paper. We opted to upgrade to the "Premium DoubleThick Matte" paperweight option and man, it makes all the difference. We also added envelope liners from the collection, which are printed in the same palm leaf pattern and easily slide right into the envelope. Where have envelope liners been all my life?! They are so cute that it's going to be tough to ever look at a plain envelope the same again.
And once we had decided on the color, shape, thickness, liner, and envelope style, we simply edited the invitation text and then our design was off to one of Wedding Paper Divas' designers to develop a proof before we "approved" the final order. Being the perfectionist that I am, having the ability to see the proof and make sure everything was perfect before the invites went to print was in my opinion, one of the best features of the process.
And in case you were wondering...the design has also officially been "Bandit-approved". He's a tough critic, so that means a lot. 
Thanks to Wedding Paper Divas for making this part of the planning process so easy! I seriously don't know what people did before this site. In terms of the rest of our rehearsal dinner decor plans, we are going for a look similar to the photos below! I've been really digging tropical color palettes lately - deep palm leaf greens, bold pinks, bright pineapple yellows, etc. - and that's very different from the plan for the next day at our wedding, so we thought why not have fun with this theme at the rehearsal dinner. With the help of our families, some of my creative bridesmaids, and a little DIYing, I'm excited to bring a bit of the tropics to coastal New England. Think Palm Beach meets the Caribbean meets Westport, MA. And luckily, Wedding Paper Divas had no shortage of invite options within that theme to choose from. If you are planning a wedding-related event in the near future (or even just a summer party), don't miss this site!


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