How to Start Planning a Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement!

Your wedding is the perfect time to share what makes your love unique. Whether you are college sweethearts or met at your favorite coffee shop, let Paper Source help celebrate your relationship with a wedding that tells your story. Start with elements that mean something to you as a couple in your everyday life together: Do you both love the summertime or share a favorite sports team? The designers at Paper Source will help empower you to curate elements that represent your style as a couple.

Inspiration can come from anywhere — from your first date all the way to your engagement story — so use personal touches to make your event meaningful. Pay homage to your alma mater by using school colors, or incorporate a Parisian theme if you fell in love in France. Once you pick a theme, our designers make it easy to tie your style together with patterns, colors, and fonts that carry through from invitations to favors. Use cohesive elements like our elegant fine paper, exclusive Colorscope, or adornments that tie your event together.

From address stamps to table décor and everything in between, Paper Source has the complete wedding package. Our many colors and corresponding prints help thread your theme through your wedding from start to finish.

Q: Where do I start planning my wedding?

A: We know that endless options can make any couple's head spin. That's why our in-store associates are here to help you narrow your vision down into something you can see for your special day. Stop in to talk to one of them to get inspired!

Take a look at our Pinterest boards for ideas, and take a shot at creating your own! You and your fiancé can collaborate to choose a theme that gets you both excited for the main event. Our DIY videos can also help you add a personal touch to make your wedding day uniquely yours.

Sending Save the Dates

Q: Should I send Save the Dates?

A: The fabulous thing about your wedding is just that — it's yours! If you opt to send Save the Dates, Paper Source has so many designs that help you share your excitement. These cards are the perfect way to set the tone for your wedding day and encourage your friends and family to reserve your special day.

Our cohesive wedding suites include many creative Save the Date designs to announce your nuptials. We also offer a wide variety of photo cards to put those beautiful engagement pics to good use. Our DIY tools can easily transform your announcement into a magnet or sticker so your loved ones can display your reminder wherever they like.

Creative Customization for your Wedding

Q: How much can you customize?

A: We are passionate about design and our assortment offers you countless ways to create something that is uniquely you. You decide the color, font and paper to personalize everything from Save the Dates to the ribbon wrapped around your bouquet. From matching envelope liners to monogrammed napkins, Paper Source products help tie your wedding together and make your vision come to life.

Photo Save the Date Cards are a Perfect Personal Option

Q: How do we take a good picture for a photo card?

A: Follow a few basic guidelines to ensure your engagement pics property represent your excitement, and get your loved ones excited too!

First off, choose your location — whether it's outside in a favorite park or inside the home you share, make sure to consider the lighting that is available to you. Harsh overhead lights (even sunlight!) can cast unflattering shadows, so opt for a spot with soft lighting — you can even venture outside on a cloudy day to take advantage of natural, flattering light.

Second, get to snapping! You can never have too many photos, and the more you take, the more you'll have to choose from! Play around with angles and poses until you feel you've gotten just the right shot. Take some close-ups, zoom out to capture the background and get creative! Just make sure you avoid locations with distracting signs, people or animals that could show up behind you.

Third, don't forget to make it personal! Pick a place with special meaning for you as a couple. Have some fun with props, signs and themed clothing that really tell your story. Love sports? Have your photographer snap some shots of you on the field. Excited to share your new family name? Decorate large craft letters with your wedding colors to show off your future monogram.

No matter what, don't stress about starting to plan your big day. Paper Source will be here for you every step of the way.