How to decorate your wedding reception without renting a storage locker

You are super excited to marry your partner and continue your lives together in wedded bliss. You are also pretty darn excited about the wedding reception too! (The party is half the fun!) There are so many details that are part of the reception, like welcome signs, menus, table decor, centerpieces… the list seems to go on and on. As a custom wedding invitation designer (and details lover!) I live for creating one of a kind decor and reception details, but no one wants to have a bunch of “stuff” that they don’t know what to do with after the wedding day or even taking up all the space in your spare bedroom! Here are a few tips to help you keep the wedding decorations you buy to a minimum, and reuse the ones you love! Rent instead of buy! Look for event designers and rental companies who specialize in unique furniture, props, and decor. A Family Affair, a wedding planner in Maine, has vintage furniture, bistro lights and a myriad of table decor! The larger the inventory a professional has, the less you have to deal with after the wedding.  Choose pieces that you can repurpose in your home! Vintage

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nine ways to include pets in your wedding day even when they can't be there!

9 ways to include your pets in your wedding day

I love when couples come to me for custom wedding invitations and want to include their pets into their wedding stationery. I believe your wedding invites should reflect your style and lives together, and furry family members (and feathered, and scaly and everything in between) are such a big part of a couple’s lives together! It got me thinking about other unique ways couples can incorporate their dogs, cats, and any furry friends into their wedding day. 1. Include your pet in your engagement photos Whether you take pictures at home, or in your favorite spot, you will always be able to look back at what your little family looked like before the wedding. And of course, you can use the moments captured on your save the dates too!

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When to Send Your Wedding Invitations
& When to Order Them!

I know that wedding planning can be super overwhelming. There are so many lines on your to-do list that you have zero experience with, like choosing your wedding colors, or deciding on the venue (tip: always go with your gut!). Chances are you’ve also probably never mailed a card to this many family and friends asking them to come celebrate with you. Wedding invitations are a little different than that backyard BBQ you had last summer, so I’ll help guide you through when to get those invitations in the mail and when to order your custom wedding invitations….

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I’m Jen, the designer behind The Chatty Press. I love amazing lettering, hand drawn illustrations and everything paper. I quote Parks and Rec. way too often, and have a weak spot for a good donut. More…