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Socially Yours has created custom invitations for over 23 years.Our unique designs have won International awards from the Greeting Card Assoc. Each custom invitation is designed with your wording and a free digital proof is provided for approval.

We think your custom invitations and announcements should be as individual as you are! Let Socially Yours create a one of a kind card for your special occasions!

 

Beach and Summer Custom Invitations

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 31. May 2013 05:28

Beach and Summer Theme Custom Invitations and Announcement

A couple stands on the beach facing each other, hand in hand. Their bare toes feel the sensuous warmth of the sand.  Beautiful rhythmic background music is offered courtesy of the waves rolling into the cove and the sun provides just the right glow, highlighting this most special of days as two people join their lives together forever.  Family and close friends watch silently, sharing in the event, with tears of happiness glinting in the sun.

If this sounds like the wedding of your dreams, Socially Yours Designs is a great place to start. From beach theme wedding invitations, destination wedding invitations, announcements, save the date cards and other print needs, Socially Yours Designs offers the best card stock and the freshest designs for both beach, destination  and weddings of all types.  

Perfect wedding days for beach, destination and traditional weddings, are the result of careful planning that starts when you become engaged.  Part of this planning requires inviting the people you love to be part of your very special day.  Sending out custom, themed engagement notices and memorable save the date cards is a great  way to make sure that family and friends can arrange their lives to hep you celebrate the joy and love of your special day.

Created with the best quality of papers and card stocks, Socially Yours Designs understands that your wedding is unique and your invitations and cards should be as well.  That's why they make it easy to customize your order with wording and art that you choose.  Specially formatting the designs for each order is part of their award winning process and with nearly two decades in the business, they take pride in the fact that every order they send out is truly unique. Sometimes it is hard to come up with just the right wording , but their experienced staff can help with original poetry, or help with quotes and scriptures.  And if you have questions, Socially Yours Designs is always available via phone, email or fax.  

Your beach or destination wedding day is one of the happiest and most memorable days of your life.  Making it both beautiful and stress free is easy when you choose to have all your printing needs custom made by a reputable and trustworthy company, like Socially Yours Designs.  Their expert staff takes pride in making sure that your print needs are correctly themed and ready when you need them, not only for the customized wedding invitations, but also rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, thank you cards and more. 

Beach Bridal Showers

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 31. May 2013 05:19

 

Beach Bridal Shower Invitations

 

A bridal shower is the time for the bride and those closest to her to celebrate her upcoming wedding to the man of her dreams. Gifts are exchanged, excitement is in the air, and everyone has a great time no matter what happens. While traditionally held at someone's house, more brides are choosing to opt for a more fun location, like the beach.

 

Picture this: you and your best friends all gathered on the soft sand of the beach, waves rolling in while everyone laughs and talks about the upcoming nuptials. Day turns to night, and you get to spend the last part of the day watching the sun set behind the gentle waves of the ocean. If you're looking for beach bridal shower invitations, Socially Yours has you covered.

 

This invitation featuring a glowing bride dancing on the beach tells the bridal party to expect a day of fun in the sun. The more sentimental types should consider this invitation, which shows a little girl in a bridal dress, stepping through the sand and looking out to the sky. Both invitations can be customized, making them the perfect choice for your beach themed bridal shower.

 

Beach Theme Invitations for Bachelorette Parties

 

Beach themed bachelorette parties offer the chance to make unforgettable memories in an amazing place. Whether your idea of the perfect bachelorette party involves jello shots while both toes are dipped in the ocean, or toasting marshmallows over a fire with the sound of waves crashing in the background, a bachelorette party set on a beach will be a memorable experience for all the attendees.

 

What better way to get them ready than to send beach themed bachelorette party invitations? First up, we have a bachelorette invite for the surfers in your life. This one features a little girl wearing a grass skirt, standing behind her surfboard and ready to ride the waves. For those bachelorette parties that are going to take place in an island paradise, this beach themed invitation features the deep blue of the ocean set between two palm trees.

 

As with the bridal shower invites, both of these beach themed bachelorette invitations can be customized to your specifications.

 

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Beach Weddings

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 4. March 2013 04:51
Relax, kick off your shoes and get married on the beach
By Helen Anders / Cox Newspapers
Published: March 03. 2013 4:00AM PST

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — With sand between the toes of her bare feet, Rebecca Ferguson married Austin Vandever on the beach at South Padre Island in October.

The two University of Texas graduates were both beach lovers — her family had vacationed often at Crystal Beach and his at South Padre Island — and they wanted to get married someplace close to their hearts that wouldn’t be too far for grandparents and others to travel.

The answer: the Texas coast.

Here’s the thing about a destination wedding: The bad news is that not everybody invited will go. The good news is that not everybody invited will go. You keep costs down, and the people closest to you will make the effort, especially if you, like the Vandevers, choose a not-too-far location in the off-season, when everything’s reasonably priced.

Beach weddings are getting more popular, says Jackie Reeves, the Vandevers’ wedding planner, of Beach Bride Guides (texas beachwedding.com). Reeves is even planning the pending wedding of two Irish wolfhounds — both therapy dogs — on the beach. (It’s on hold for the moment, though, she says: “The couple is experiencing difficulties.")

“If you’re a beach person, there’s nothing better you can do" than have a beach wedding, Rebecca Vandever says. “But if you’re doing a beach wedding, you need to be laid-back about it. Be calm. Expect the unexpected."

True. An island is no place for a bridezilla. Vandever did have her chance to become one, though, when the caterer accidentally put an A&M logo rather than a UT one on their wedding cake.

“The mother of the bride spotted it," Reeves says. “I took it off to catering and they tried to melt off the A&M and make it into a UT out of it, but it was the wrong font." The caterer wound up throwing rose petals on the cake to cover up the goof.

“We were cracking up," Vandever says. “It makes for a good story."

So, rule No. 1 for a beach wedding: No freaking out. Beyond that, you’ll find that a wedding in the sand, whether at South Padre, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas or Galveston, creates unmatchable memories for both you and your guests.

A big wild card, though, is the weather. You or your wedding planner should have a tent already lined up in case things turn ugly. (The Vandevers had their reception on the outdoor deck of the Hilton Garden Inn and wound up tenting it when a cold front arrived.) Here are some other beach wedding tips:

1. Choose your chunk of beach carefully, aiming for a less-populated area unless you want a lot of crashers. Reeves stages all weddings at the north end of South Padre Island, where few tourists venture. Even then, she posts lookouts.

2. Get a permit if it’s needed. Your planner can get it, or you can.

Colette Rye chose to renew her vows recently with her husband, Thomas, on the beach at Port Aransas’ Mustang Island.

“We just checked into the Mayan Princess, asked a priest to meet us there, walked out on the beach, did our vows then went right back into the room," she says. It can, if you want, be just as simple as that.

3. Get married on the sand if you wish, but choose a reception venue that’s not on the sand. The main reason, of course, is the sand. It gets in the food, the drinks, the people. Also, getting permits for a food-and-drink-on-the-beach thing can be daunting. Instead, choose a hotel or venue that’s wedding-savvy.

4. Your guests should assume they are paying for their own rooms, unless you say otherwise, but your invitation could include a line about hotels offering specially priced blocks of rooms. As to whether you pay for your attendants’ rooms: That’s for you and the attendants to work out, but be clear about it.

5. If the wedding is, indeed, on the sand, the only appropriate footwear is flip-flops. (The Vandevers and their entire wedding party were barefoot.) Guests should in some way be reminded about this, as well, either as a line in the invitation or by word of mouth.

6. Remember your darn marriage certificate.

“I’ve had three couples show up without marriage licenses, saying, ‘I thought you were taking care of that,’" Reeves says. Wedding planners do not get marriage licenses. The happy couple does. Remember to get yours.

High Tea Bridal Showers

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 7. February 2013 04:15

Trendy High Tea for a Bridal Shower

 


High tea was established as a British tradition that dates back to the reign of King Charles II. Both he and his Portuguese bride shared their love of tea for a daily afternoon delight. Their influence made the high-afternoon tea popular among English high society. Soon, high tea mania was sweeping across the English countryside. The popular trend soon evolved into serving cream, light and full teas with savory scones, sweets and desserts. High tea took place in the late afternoon and was usually served in a withdrawing or sitting room where low tables were placed near chairs and sofas.

 

Today, this traditional afternoon tea has gained steam with bridal showers. Brides and their friends are loving the white-laced tables adorned with decorative china and dainty tea scones, sweets and sandwiches. This British tradition is the ideal setting for gift-opening and friendly conversation. Shower teas can be booked at posh hotels, country clubs and cozy inns, or you can even hold the event in your home.

 

If you're planning to hold an afternoon high tea for a bridal shower in your home, think roses and daisies with candlelit tables to capture the ambiance of the Victorian era. For some old world charm, English bone china decorated with cottage roses and green leaves are ideal. Even mismatched teacups are endearing and can be purchased at antique shops or garage sales. To display all the teatime goodies, you can set three-tiered silver serving trays on all the tables.

 

There is no rule of thumb for the blend of tea served, but orange pekoe, English breakfast, earl grey and chamomile are some of the trendy favorites. For a hot summer day tea shower, you can serve a variety of iced teas. When it comes to the food, everything should be mini-sized. Watercress sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches are old-time standbys for high tea. You can even get creative with smoked salmon and cream cheese along with tomato and basil mini-sandwiches. Fruit tarts, assorted cookies and mini-cakes make fine desserts.

 

Of course, you'll want the perfect invitations for a high tea bridal shower. At Socially Yours you'll find the invitations are just your cup to tea.

Rehearsal Dinner Traditions and Invitations

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 7. February 2013 04:08

 

            Rehearsal Dinner Traditions and Invitations

 

 

 

Rehearsal dinner parties are unique to North America. While the wedding rehearsal is a common custom in several countries around the globe, Americans rely on rehearsal dinner invitations to get together a select group of individuals before the big day. When should you plan to host your rehearsal dinner and whom should you invite?

 

 

 

What is the Proper Timing of Rehearsal Dinner Parties?

 

It is common to hold your rehearsal dinner the night before the actual wedding ceremony. In some cases, you may choose to hold the dinner on any evening on the week prior to the nuptials. The arrival of out-of-town guests and the general availability of your intended guests usually determine the date.

 

 

 

Who Receives Rehearsal Dinner Invitations?

 

The engaged couple hosts the dinner and therefore both are present. Parents of the bride and groom as well as close family members are at the top of the guest list. Out-of-town family members and close friends come next. Bridesmaids and groomsmen may also receive invitations to the rehearsal dinner. Many couples now also choose to include the officiant.

 

 

 

Who Pays for the Dinner?

 

Wedding etiquette experts point to the groom's family when it comes time to pay the bill. Although the costs of modern rehearsal dinner parties may be covered by either side of the family or even the couple, those who enjoy following tradition will customarily pass the expenses to the groom's father.

 

 

 

What is the Point of Having a Rehearsal Dinner?

 

The goal of the shared meal is to bring together both sides of the family at a social function. Sometimes this meal also allows the bride and groom to sample some of the foods that may be served at the reception. Since the rehearsal dinner is far more relaxed than the wedding reception, this is the time for the families to talk, get to know one another and begin to build relationships. This is particularly important if one family lives far away and is not usually available for social visits and holiday interactions.

 

 

 

Are There Fine Points to Remember when Sending out Rehearsal Dinner Invitations?

 

Visit www.SociallyYours.com for rehearsal dinner invitations that fit any family type and party guest list. The experts there can help with the proper wording, which is particularly critical when blending families and including former in-laws or relations to partake in the setup of the new family.

 

 

 

Conversely, some couples simply do not have a lot of extended family. In these cases, rehearsal dinner parties are perfect occasions to offer gratitude to all those who were involved in the wedding planning and organizing. Rehearsal dinner invitations for these types of dinner parties will vary greatly from the traditional meet-and-greet occasions previously discussed.

 

 

 

First Holy Communion Invitations

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 19. January 2013 08:37

 

 Ordering Customized Beautiful First Holy Communion Invitations

 

First communion is a major crossing point for a boy or girl in the Catholic Church. Not only does it signal the beginning of the child's path toward adulthood in the Church, it also signifies the child's formal understanding of the seriousness of Communion and what the symbolism represents in terms of faith in God and Jesus Christ.

 

As a result, a first holy communion is a major family event and one to announce to relatives and friends in style. With appropriate invitations or announcements a first holy communion can be a cherished occasion and memory to keep forever.

 

Socially Yours has a beautiful collection of first holy communion invitations and announcements for girls and boys. Religious tones can be easily signified with beautiful, ornate chalices, doves and crosses as well as similar religious symbols. With the wide selection of choices available from Socially Yours, a family will have no problem finding an invitation design that helps memorialize a wonderful religious milestone of growth in the Catholic Church.

 

Socially Yours can also help with customizing invitations with special messaging as well as specific religious phrases and writing. Often times scripture, poems, or quotes enhance the cards. The invitations available help everyone understand what the event means in terms of receiving the holy sacrament and holy Baptism of the Church. It also helps show everyone that your child is now ready to understand the seriousness of the Lord's Supper and what the related symbolism means in terms of God's gift and life ever after.

 

Make your child's first communion memorable and lasting with proper invitations from Socially Yours.

 

 

 

 

First Holy Communion Dresses

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 8. January 2013 08:06

First Holy Communion Dresses

 

A First Holy Communion is a special occasion for families and friends to celebrate a child taking communion for the first time. For girls, First Holy Communion dresses are typically white with lace. The latest dresses to mark the special event retain the classic style of First Holy Communion dresses. Most designs are traditional white. Some winter communion dresses are a richer ivory, while spring and summer communion dresses are a lighter or classic white. The same shades of white often found in wedding dresses are common in girl's communion dresses. While white is the most popular color choice for a communion dress, other variations include silver, pink, lavender and pastels.

 

Accenting First Holy Communion Dresses

 

Girl's dresses for communion are typically accented with a matching veil, tiara or other headdress. Sleeve lengths vary, from full long sleeved designs to short sleeve and sleeveless designs. Sleeveless designs are a popular choice since they allow for greater range of motion, a plus for younger girls lacking the patience to sit still. Additional accessories for a First Holy Communion dress include matching purses, seasonal flowers and gloves. Classic all-white arrangements are popular - although variations include red or pink roses or pink or white carnations. Hand-tied or handheld bouquets are also popular communion dress accessories this year. Unique accessories to further enhance a girl's communion dress include:

• Flower baskets with matching seasonal flowers

• Matching mini purses or handbags

• Matching lace or satin gloves

 

 

First Holy Communion Invitations                 

 

Don't forget the First Holy Communion invitations! Communion invitations for girls tend to include lace trim and other fun enhancements. Invitations come in a variety of styles and designs. Some are more traditional, while others are designed to be on the casual side. First Holy Communion invitations often include:

• Religions images

• A verse from the Bible or other special text

• A poem or other message to mark the occasion

• Crosses

 

Socially Yours has beautiful designs for First Holy Communion invitations for girls.

 

Communion Tradition

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 8. January 2013 07:49

 

First Holy Communion Traditions

 


First Holy Communion refers to the Roman Catholic tradition of a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Eucharist. While the actual ceremony is often a solemn event with family members and friends, many families extend the experience to include First Holy Communion party celebrations following the ceremony.

 

A Festive Occasion for the Communion Boy or Girl

 

First Communion is traditionally a festive occasion the communion boy or girl and their families as evidenced by many First Communion traditions. Boys usually wear blue or white suits. Girls usually wear white satin or other light colored dresses for the occasion. A white veil or headdress is usually worn by the girls to symbolize purity. Throw in some fun, appropriate decorations, food and you have everything you need for a special reception or party to honor the communion boy or girl on their special day.

 

Preparing for the Communion Party

 

The communion party or reception usually takes place after the ceremony. During this time pictures are taken and family members gather to celebrate the occasion. There are no set-in-stone rules for a communion reception, but it is essentially a gathering of friends and family. This may include other friends or Sunday school classmates who participated in communion that same day. The focus is always on the boy or girl taking communion for the first time. The party can be simple with just family members gathering at home or a more lavish affair with friends and neighbors included on the guest list and held at a restaurant venue. Appropriate gifts to give the communion boy or girl typically include:

• Rosaries

• Holy Bible or prayer book

• Cross necklace or bracelet

• Religious medal

• Special card with money tucked inside or other special card to celebrate the day

 

Don't Forget the Invitations!

 

A First Holy Communion celebration isn't complete without invitations and/or announcements. The invitations can be specially tailored for a boy or girl celebrating the day they take communion for the first time. Invitations come in a variety of styles, from casual to more formal. Colors can be specially selected to match the decor of the party or simply be the communion boy or girl's favorite color. Invitations often include a special saying, prayer or scripture.

 

 

 

Socially Yours has a beautiful selection of First Holy Communion invitations for boys and girls.

 

Save the Date Cards or Engagement Announcements?

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 28. December 2012 07:09

 

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Engagement Announcement or Save-the-Date Card?

 

From the day a future bride gets engaged, she wants to shout it from the roof tops. Of course, she can call family and friends, post a Facebook update or Tweet about it, but the best way to announce an engagement is through elegant engagement announcements. These are not to be confused with save the date cards. Engagement announcements and save the date cards are similar in fashion yet serve two distinctly different purposes.

 

Engagement Announcements

 

Engagement announcements can be cards, photos, magnets and sometimes even poems that tell your family and friends in a formal way that you are now engaged. Engagement announcements can be mailed, published in a local publication or announced at an engagement party. The most common way is to mail out engagement announcements. Engagement announcements are similar to wedding invitations, but are much less intricate. If you're a future bride that is planning ahead and already have your wedding theme and colors picked out, your engagement announcements may match the theme of the invitations you plan to send out at a later date. Engagement announcements are generally sent out soon after a couple is engaged and may also be accompanied by engagement party invitations. A fun way to celebrate an engagement is to have an engagement party, big or small, with some of your closest family and friends. An engagement party is a way to share the story about your engagement, show off your sparkling engagement ring and spread the details of the upcoming big day. A couple may send engagement announcements and engagement party invitations out even prior to having a wedding date set since the purpose is simply to announce the formal union of the future bride and groom, not the impending day of the wedding.

 

Save the Date Cards

 

That is what save the date cards are for. Save the date cards are usually mailed out several months (sometimes even a year) prior to the actual wedding date. The purpose of save the date cards is to tell your family and friends the date and time you are planning to get married so that they can make sure to make themselves available that day. A save the date card is somewhat of an informal wedding invitation. It tells the recipient that you would like to have them at your wedding at a later date and may provide information on location, time and date. Since save the date cards are usually mailed out well into the stages of wedding planning, the cards tend to match the theme and colors of the wedding itself. Save the date cards also help in getting your guest list set ahead of time and saving a couple money on invitations and postage fees. If a guest receives a save the date card and knows they will not be able to attend, possibly because they are unavailable or cannot travel, the couple knows they don't have to send that guest a formal invitation since they have already confirmed they cannot attend.

 

When it comes to engagement announcements and save the date cards, it is essentially up to the couple if they want to send both or one or the other. Sending engagement announcements tends to be more of a formal announcement that is not always necessary and can be skipped if family and friends are all nearby. Save the date cards are more practical and more convenient in that they informally announce your engagement, albeit sometimes a little late, and help guests plan to attend a future wedding as well. In the end, it's all up to the bride and groom to decide!

 

Engagement Announcements

by Muse@SociallyYours.com 28. December 2012 07:02

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

 

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Engagement Announcements

 

 

What to Include on Engagement Announcements

 

So he finally proposed to you after all of these months of your hinting around! Sure, he accidentally placed the ring on your right hand, but you quietly moved it over and then burst into tears with excitement. Now the time has come to send out those engagement announcements, engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards to family members and friends. But what should they include? Wording is the way in which you'll fully explain the details on engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards, so it's important to choose the right ones. From fun fonts to classy lettering, so many different messages can be conveyed.

 

 

 

With the wedding coming up in just a couple of years, or maybe even a few months, you're going to be sending out a lot of mailings. From announcements to save-the-dates and invitations for all sorts of events so it's a smart idea to couple as much information as possible onto these engagement announcements. Of course, you do not want the announcements or engagement party invitations to look overbearing, and Socially Yours will help to pick out a layout that is perfect for you!

 

Instead of only announcing the fact that the two of you plan to wed, you can use these mailings as engagement invitations as well. The date, time and location of the engagement party can be included on the card. In many cases, brides and grooms invite more people to the wedding than to the engagement party. If this is the case for the two of you, have two separate announcements made up. One will include announcement wording that pertains only to the fact that the two of you are now engaged, and the other one will let invited individuals know the details of your engagement party.

 

These engagement announcements also have the ability to double as save-the-dates. A save-the-date is a card that lets individuals know when the actual wedding is going to be. It might also include the location of the wedding as well as hotel information if a number of out of town guests will be attending. Coupling save-the-date cards with engagement party invitations on engagement announcements will save you money and stress.

 

When should these announcements be sent out ?

 

Well, you can ask the professionals at Socially Yours what they recommend. However, a general rule of thumb is to send engagement announcements out as soon as possible, engagement party invitations out about two months in advance and save-the-dates out up to one year in advance. All of this information might seem a bit overwhelming, so be sure to call Socially Yours for professional assistance today.

 

 

 


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