Monday, September 27, 2010

How to assemble your wedding invitations

You have found your dream invitations, placed an order and received your delivery. You open one box in great anticipation to see the finished product. After taking in the beauty of your invitation, you notice that there are so many other boxes. So many do I start to assemble without leaving anything out.

You should put together one full invitation and take to the post office for weighing so that you could know exactly how much postage you will need. The post office has wedding related stamps that you can use or you can order custom stamps from an online site like

To begin create piles of of each piece of the wedding ensemble. In the order that they will be placed. This will help make your list manageable and ensure that you do not forget anyone on your list. Have your completed list

Most printed wedding invitations arrive flat and need to be folded before you can begin assembling wedding invitation inserts. Tissue paper is usually provided and it is used between inserts. Place the tissue over the imprinted areas. Depending on the style of your invitation your inserts will either be tucked in or placed on top. You will receive two envelopes for each invitation: an outer and an inner envelope. If selected the inner envelope will be the one with the lining. The inner envelope should not be sealed, it will usually not have adhesive anyway. Here is the suggested order to follow when assembling wedding invitation pieces:

1. Reception Card (if included) right on top of the tissue paper with its wording facing you. It should be closest to the invitation.

2. Response Card is tucked underneath the flap of the response envelope with the printing facing you making it one enclosure. Place on top of Reception Card (or tissue paper if Reception Card is not included). Don't forget to put a stamp on the response envelope or response postcard.

•Enclosures such as maps are usually placed beneath the response card or card closest to the invitation. The card is placed on top of the invite, or they can be tucked inside the invitation if it's a folded card.

When you have your invitation and all inserts ready, you should place in inner envelope with front of invitation facing the flap. When your guests open their envelopes the will be greeted by your beautiful invitations.

Inner envelope once filled will be placed in outer envelope with flap of inner envelop facing the inside of the outer envelope.

Here is a video that will give you more visual instructions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Your very own New Year's Eve Wedding...In Times Square, NY

Press Release

Get Married media TO host first-ever wedding WITH A MILLION GUESTS

IN NEW YORK ’s Times Square ON New Year’s eve 2011

Engaged couples across the country invited to submit today until October 1st

for a chance to “Get Married in Times Square ”

ATLANTA, September 13, 2010 –– Get Married Media, a national multi-media wedding planning and lifestyle resource, today announced that it will host the first wedding ever live in New York’s Times Square during New Year’s Eve 2011 by partnering with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, producers of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve celebration. By submitting entries online at now until October 1st, one lucky couple will have the chance of a lifetime opportunity; to win the wedding of their dreams, with the historic background of New Year’s Eve in Times Square , while sharing planning details and nuptials along the way with the Get Married online audience. The wedding will be witnessed by million people in Times Square and seen by millions of viewers around the world.

On New Year’s Eve 2011 before the annual Ball Drop, Get Married will host and broadcast live a truly unique and spectacular wedding event—Get Married in Times Square—for one deserving couple selected on As part of its mission to engage an interactive audience, Get Married will enable its online audience ( to vote on key wedding elements provided by participating sponsors, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, tuxedos, wedding bands, wedding invitations and wedding cake. Each wedding component will be part of a virtual gallery of images and videos on, providing information about the details its audience votes on, with the highest number of votes ultimately determining the wedding details for this extraordinary wedding in Times Square .

“We are ecstatic about hosting the very first wedding in the epicenter of New Year’s Eve excitement—New York’s Times Square—and we are looking for one special couple who wants to experience a true wedding adventure,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media. “Get Married promises the wedding of the decade and, with the iconic, vibrant and celebratory backdrop of Times Square, we welcome the opportunity to put one couple’s ‘I do’s’ in the limelight and in the hands of the passionate audience.”

As the big day approaches, Get Married will fly the winning couple to New York City to meet with vendors, narrow their selection of wedding details, create webisodes showcasing voting options, and conduct media interviews about their unique wedding experience. The day of the wedding, Get Married will videotape the couple’s wedding preparations and various wedding elements—walk down the aisle, wedding vows, ring exchange, recessional—and by partnering with Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-producers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, will broadcast it live for the world as well as on the large LED screens around Times Square. Immediately following the wedding, Get Married will host a reception for the couple’s friends and family at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square .

“As part of this year’s global tradition of New Year’s Eve in Times Square , we are thrilled to help bring together two exciting celebrations into one magical and romantic occasion, both for the happy couple and the viewing crowd,” said Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance. “With the flashing lights and the unmatched energy of the excited revelers, this will surely be one of the signature moments of the 2011 New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square .”

“We are thrilled to partner with Get Married Media to celebrate the biggest event of the year,” said Jeffrey Straus , President of Countdown Entertainment. “The first wedding ever on New Year’s Eve in Times Square will be witnessed by the million revelers on site and broadcast across the globe via our TSTV pool feed and worldwide webcast.”

Now through October 1, 2010, Get Married is accepting applications from couples across the country who have a great story to tell and also deserve this once in a lifetime opportunity.

For consideration, couples must read the eligibility criteria, application information as well as acknowledgements, consents and releases on and their application must be legible, complete, and signed.

Submission process

- Log onto

- Review eligibility criteria, application, consent forms

- Complete the entry form

- Upload an image of you and your fiancé

- Upload a video of you and your fiancé (optional)

About Get Married Media
Get Married Media is a national, integrated multi-media wedding planning resource that reaches passionate brides online ( and in print (Get Married magazine) and through unique videos. Get Married connects brides with local and national wedding vendors and experts through entertainment and news.

Get Married magazine (distribution 300,000) is the distinctive shopping and trend guide for the savvy bride. Moving beyond the traditional ways of delivering a bridal publication, Get Married magazine offers the newest interactive technology, the latest trends in bridal shopping and style, and a colorful, fresh voice in the wedding genre. For more about Get Married magazine’s Microsoft Tag, visit for step-by-step instructions, including a free application download, a list of Tag-friendly phones, as well as an actual Tag to test on your mobile phone.

Get Married magazine and the online portal at offers brides an interactive experience, including an online wedding shop offering wedding invitations, wedding favors, accessories and products as seen in the magazine, as well as a wedding blog, video segments from the show, articles, image galleries and wedding planning tools.

About Times Square New Year's Eve

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment, which represents the owners of One Times Square, and the New Year’s Eve Ball, is a marketing management and event production company specializing in the Times Square area.


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