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Destination weddings are always fun but a Las Vegas wedding is its own kind of wonderful! We’ve grabbed our favorite wedding invitation and paired it with some other cute finds to give you some ideas for your own Vegas wedding.

Old Vegas Vibes
Las Vegas is filled with lights and shows and gambling but one of the best parts is downtown where old Las Vegas still lives. A great retro vibe that many people prefer over the strip, and a great place to get married! The Vegas Wedding Invitation captures that old-school feel and also inspired our fabulous color scheme. You’ll find this invite in our collection of destination wedding invitations, which is filled with other stylish designs for a variety of locals.One thing you’ll love about all of them is the price!

Lucky you!
Every Vegas wedding should have an element of luck whether it’s the perfect photo op like the Lady Luck backdrop shown or special cuff links for the groom like shown. You might even hand out lottery tickets as favors but you should definitely make a special trip to one of the casinos and see just how lucky you really are. Make sure to bring your entourage, if you have one, to get some extra special snapshots in the casinos.

Marquee Lights
Lights, lights and more lights! Las Vegas is lit up and full of amazing photo ops. Make sure you have some marquee design elements at your ceremony or reception because they really create the perfect look and feel. You can add your own special touch of personalization and sparkle with something cute and simple like the custom napkin shown. The gold foil “cheers” design is a great choice for a Vegas wedding. Napkins are nice because they’re affordable, they pack easy and they’re light. Not to mention they go great with a cocktail!

Photo Credits: Lady Luck: Jamie Y Photography, Dessert Table:The Why We Love via 100 Layer Cake, Bridesmaids: via want that wedding Groom:Lisa Digiglio via Ruffled Blog, Cuff Links: Etsy

Every couple wants to find the perfect wedding invitation design;the one that speaks to them individually and as a couple. For some couples, wedding invitations with sayings or quotes are a must but finding the right fit for the right price can be tough.

Well guess what? Ann’s Bridal Bargains has inexpensive wedding invitations that fit your vision! Most of the invites below come with free response postcards and all are just 99¢ or less.

If you’re a romantic…these wedding invitations are sure to tug at your heartstrings! Designed with sweet sayings you can’t help but fall in love with, these invites are spot on when it comes to capturing the mood you want at your wedding celebration.

My Whole Heart Invitation

Our Fairy Tale Invitation

My Beloved Invitation

If faith is your foundation…these wedding invitations are inspired by the verses that inspire you! You’ll enjoy the stylish design with trendy themes but the focus of these religious invites is always on the love you share for each and your faith.

Love Endures Invitation

Floral Romance Invitation

Love Never Fails Petite Invitation

If you’re adventurous…you need wedding invitations that have as much spirit and ambition as the two of you! Make sure your wedding guests know just how excited you are to start this new journey with your forever person.

The Adventure Begins Invitation

Destination Mexico Invitation

Wanted Poster Invitation

 

You didn’t think you could afford a quality save the date, did you. Or maybe you didn’t think you could afford save the dates at all! Well, guess what? We’ve got some incredible designs for you to choose from and your guests will think you paid top dollar for these beauties.

The Simply Save It Save the Date has a full-photo front with “Save the Date” big and bold in a fun and funky font. It’s simple, it’s striking, it’s perfect!

The Just Us Save the Date has an attractive color bar below your photo. You choose the color AND you get to choose ALL of the text. Use what’s there or create your own adorable wording.

The Ever After Save the Date has that rustic woodsy look your fiancé will like and a pretty touch of floral that you’re going to love!

Want more? Check out our entire collection of save the dates.

 

Check out these top fall trends with wedding invitations to match! All the invitations below are just 99 cents each and come with free response postcards. You can’t beat Ann’s affordable style on quality invitations, so if these designs don’t fit your wedding vision, shop all fall wedding invitations and find the one that does!

Trend: Casual Country
Fall Wedding Invitations:Farmhouse Floral Invitation
What we love about this trend! Country lifestyle presents itself in all kinds of ways in today’s top wedding trends but we love the fresh look of this Farmhouse Floral invite with its whitewashed wood background and rich green leaves with sweet blooming flowers.

Trend:Boho Greenery
Fall Wedding Invitations:Country Boho Invitation
What we love about this trend! Greenery is a beautiful style trend and perfect for weddings, especially for weddings on a budget. Why? Because greenery is affordable and versatile. It will easily brighten your wedding venue and give your décor a breath of fresh air.

Trend: Woodsy & Whimsical
Fall Wedding Invitations: Ever After Invitation
What we love about this trend! One word describes exactly what we love about the woodsy wedding trend — romantic! Who wouldn’t love an elegant wedding celebration surrounded by the beauty of nature and joined by friends and family?

Trend: Gold!
Fall Wedding Invitations:Gold Magnolias Invitation
What we love about this trend! It’s glamorous, and it adds that touch of sparkle we all want but can’t always afford. These invitations allow you to have the look of expensive gold foil without the cost. And magnolias…well they’re just luxurious in themselves.

Geometric shapes and patterns are taking the world of weddings by storm. They’re modern, fresh and can be translated to fit any number of different wedding themes and styles. The look we’re highlighting today is a modern one, using geometric lines to create the illusion of gemstone facets.

Rock Inspo
Take a look at your left hand. See that rock you’re sporting? That’s where the inspiration for this look started. There’s hardly anything more mesmerizing than your engagement ring catching light, right? And what makes it possible is all those tins facets. Now, take that geometric element, enlarge it and think of all the ways you could use it on your wedding day. We love the 3D triangular shapes suspending from the ceiling. They create such a statement and would also be an easy and affordable DIY. Use similar patterns in your centerpieces and cake. Even beaded elements on your dress and your bridesmaids dresses can get in on the fun.

Soft Hues
Think color palette. You could go dark and moody with this look – think, art deco. Or, you could do bright and colorful – think fiesta-inspired. However, if you want to keep things all glowy and romantic, we suggest sticking with soft pastels. Our style board features a shade of blush paired with hunter green (who doesn’t love an unexpected twist?!) but you could also choose a light shade of lavender or mint. Dress your bridesmaids in a similar hue, and sprinkle it in the details like linens and florals to bring your look together.

Glowing Gold
Ahhh, gold. What’s not to love? It takes any look from “eh” to “ermahgerd” in no time flat. But wait. Isn’t gold expensive? Think again! Our featured Modern Chic Wedding Invitation uses faux gold foil instead of the real deal. It looks expensive but we promise this gorgeous invitation is a fraction the price of real gold foil invitations. Oh and also, an rsvp postcard comes with it for free! As for all those other wedding-day details, we have a secret: gold spray paint. This stuff is magic! It leaves everything from thrift store finds to raw wood DIYs with a golden glow that looks crazy-expensive but costs just a few dollars to create. Our last recommendation is to add personalized napkins to your bar. Our mood board features the Signature Drink Cocktail Napkin in gold foil stamping. Add your recipe for your favorite cocktail for a personalized detail every guest will love!

Photo Credit: Cake: Kim Lyn Photography viA Style Me Pretty, Bride & Groom: J Wiley Photography, Reception Table: Premier Bride, Bridesmaids: Aisle Society, Ring Box: Wedding Wonderland

A country wedding has a certain charm that no other wedding style can touch. Wide open space. A rustic setting. A vibe that feels elegant but casual. It’s the really the formula for a perfect day. Whether your style is shabby chic, rustic woodland or classic country, we have a wedding invitation that fits your day perfectly at a price that you’re going fall head over heels for. Just 99¢ each, rsvp cards included!

Ever After – Rustic boho meets fairy tale
This invitation is beloved by brides and grooms alike! The dark rustic wood grain background feels masculine and the white sketched halo wreath has a boho vibe every bride will adore. Now let’s talk about that wording. Happily Ever After. Sigh. Isn’t that exactly what you’ve found?

With my Whole Heart – Charming romance
The sentiment on this sweet country wedding invitation is practically vow-worthy! For my Whole Heart For My Whole Life appears in any color you’d like which means you can customize this charming style to fit your taste.

Birch Tree Carvings – Rustic style, perfected
If you’re an outdoor-loving couple who’s having an outdoor themed wedding, THIS is the invitation for you! The birch bark background and romantic carved heart checks every box for a rustic-themed wedding.

Burlap and Lace Frame – Practically frame-worthy
Burlap and lace is a hot trend turned classic style. You can’t go wrong pairing natural burlap with dainty lace and this design lets you invite in style that matches your wedding-day vision. Our favorite part of this invitation though, is the photo of the two of you! It’s the perfect way to put those engagement photos to good use.

Country Sunflowers – Classic country style
If you’ve ever seen a sunflower field on a warm summer day, you know that sunflowers = country. This sweet bloom is often the centerpiece of country-themed weddings so why not invite with a sunflower wedding invitation?

Rustic Floral – Fresh, fabulous floral
Florals are having a moment and we love it! Flowers are a natural fit for a wedding, of course, and we adore this bouquet paired with natural dark wood. The garden roses and lilies of the valley looked freshly plucked from a country garden.

Farmhouse Floral – Simply pretty country style
Farmhouse is a style we love for home décor and it’s become a natural fit for country-themed weddings. The wood background on this country wedding invitation keeps this bright and white and the petite flowers and greenery are just plain pretty!

Wood Heart – Shabby chic and oh-so-sweet
Rustic romance exudes from this shabby chic wedding invitation. The heart can be changed to any color and we love this design in rosy pink or plum purple. We adore this style for its casual nature and your guests will too!

White and green weddings may be on-trend at the moment, but we love this color combo for its timeless appeal as well. After all, you’ll never regret a wedding palette inspired by nature.

The Right Green

There are a million different greens and choosing the shade for your wedding is mission critical. To pull off this classic, fresh-out-of-the-garden look, steer clear of bright shades like lime or chartreuse. Be wary of greens with hints of blue that you find in pistachio and mint. Instead, consider the shades that are found in nature such as moss, pine or basil. We chose hunter ink one the Charming Banners invitation featured in this style story and love how it pops on the white paper.

A Natural Setting

Now that you have your perfect shade of green, it’s time to consider how you’ll style your wedding day. Start with your location. Choosing a venue in a natural setting will lend instant style and you won’t have to lift a finger. A winery is elegant but could have a considerable cost. If you’re on a budget, check out local public gardens. Most can be reserved for a small fee. Want to really get in touch with nature? Say your nuptials lakeside or have a woodland-themed wedding.

Be Choosey

Lastly, don’t forget about your other color – white! Use it as a backdrop to really make those green shades pop. Of course, you’ll have a white dress and it’s going to look incredible with a bouquet of green ferns and white garden roses. Use white linens or table runners with pops of green and white in your centerpieces. Lastly, we love a white napkin with shiny green foil. Personalize this boho wreath napkin for an inexpensive look that’s functional too.

Credits: Bride: Wedding Sparrow, Reception: Greg Fink via Brit & Co, Cake: Tracy Enoch via Southern Weddings, Bridesmaids: Graham Terhune via Mod Wedding, Plant Favor: Gina and Ryan via Mod Wedding, Groom: Bows n Ties.

 

The Millennial generation doesn’t hold back when it comes to having a good time, and bachelorette parties are no different! More and more bachelorette parties are spanning weekends rather than just one crazy night. Spending a whole weekend celebrating the occasion sounds like a blast but it’s not so fun for someone on a budget. So here are five ideas for an awesome bachelorette party weekend that won’t leave your ladies broke.

The Bachelorette Party Weekend: 5 Affordable Ideas

1. Camping/Backpacking

Camping is always a great way to get away without spending a lot of money. Campgrounds are never too far away and it’s the perfect weekend outing for the more adventurous crowd. We recommend focusing your camping trip around a certain activity like hiking/backpacking, kayaking, tubing, canoeing, boating, etc. There are plenty of campgrounds that have these things available for rent. If you have to travel a few hours to find one, it’s worth it!

2. Local Attractions

Think about all the things in your area you never make it to because there just isn’t enough time or someone to go with. Flag a few of those destinations and plan a bachelorette weekend around visiting them. You can start by meeting at the bride’s favorite restaurant on Friday night for food and drinks. Fill Saturday with various attractions (museums, historical sites, public gardens, breweries, wineries and waterfalls). Find a rec center with team activities like rock wall climbing or ropes courses. End the weekend with brunch on Sunday at someone’s home. Make it feel even more like a weekend getaway by renting an Airbnb so everyone can stay together all weekend long.

3. Cabin Stay

Renting a cabin can be very affordable when you have several people to share the cost. Everyone can chip in for food and drinks as well. The overall cost per person is very reasonable and you get to spend the weekend just relaxing with the ladies! Bring swimsuits, water inflatables and yard games. End each night with a campfire, s’mores and a few beverages. Worried about the weather? Bring movies, your favorite TV series on DVD and board games. Or explore the nearby towns for a little coffee and shopping.

5. Foodie Weekend

A foodie weekend can range from eating out all weekend long to planning a progressive-style party where different people make different meals and the group travels from place to place. Say one bridesmaid sets up her kitchen for everyone to make sushi at lunch on Saturday and then another bridesmaid is making a traditional paella dish at her home an hour away for supper. Someone might suggest a good spot for a quick drink on the way or a great farmer’s market to stop at. A foodie weekend is about getting everyone to contribute, whether it’s making food or suggesting a favorite place to go.

5. The Casino

Flying to Las Vegas might be out of the question for anyone really watching their budget but local casinos are a great option! Larger casinos often have hotels with recreational pools and fitness centers not to mention plenty of restaurants and bars. However, don’t expect everyone to do the same things all weekend long. Put together group activities and free time. For example, you might start the weekend with dinner and a comedy show at the casino on Friday night. Then allow everyone to go separate ways Saturday morning and possibly gather at the pool area in the early afternoon after lunch. Meet for supper and gambling that night then let everyone relax Sunday morning. Customize the weekend as much as you want!

Personalized address stamps are an easy (and stylish!) way to address your save the dates, wedding invitations and thank you notes. Oh, and these stamps are designed to last so you can use them long after the wedding!

Personalized stamps by PSA Essentials are self-inking stamps and each inkpad is good for up to 10,000 impressions. Each stamp comes with one stamper, a personalized Peel & Stick stamp and a black inkpad. The patented Peel & Stick® design means you can use the same stamper with different stamps. You can order custom stamps right here at Ann’s, which are perfect for adding a finishing touch to favor boxes, place cards, gift tags and other wedding details, or you can find lots of fun stamp packs featuring a variety of designs at PSA Essentials.

So what’s holding you back? Maybe you’re worried about wedding etiquette. A bride isn’t supposed to use the groom’s last name until after the wedding ceremony after all. We believe practicality can outweigh etiquette and with so many couples sharing an address these days, personalized stamps make a lot of sense.

Perhaps you think it’s bad luck…no worries! Custom stamps make a really sweet gift. Order a custom stamp as a wedding gift for your future spouse and use it on your thank you notes and everyday correspondence after the wedding.

Country living is something worth celebrating, and your wedding is the perfect opportunity to highlight your country roots. The Country Blooms wedding theme pairs the beauty of flowers with a slight touch of rustic charm to set a beautiful scene for your nuptials.

Fabulous Florals
Few things say country living quite like fresh-cut flowers. The look you’re going for is straight from the farm—imagine you woke up and decided to pick fresh flowers for Sunday dinner with the entire family. That’s the look you want except multiplied! Think lush bouquets for the bridesmaids, floral arrangements on the reception tables and a floral hairpiece to complement the wedding gown. Real flowers aren’t your only option either. Order custom wedding napkins with a floral design for your reception (very affordable). The ecru napkin shown in rose gold foil is so perfect!

Rustic Touches
Get that casual country vibe by throwing in a few touches of rustic charm throughout the ceremony and reception. We started with the wedding invitations. Here at Invitations by Dawn, you’ll find lots of rustic wedding invitations and floral wedding invitations to choose from. We grabbed the Rustic Floral Wedding Invitation. Not only do we LOVE the rich wood panel background paired with gorgeous garden flowers, we also love that these invitations come with FREE response postcards. Take the money you save on the invitations and put it toward those flowers!

Naturally Beautiful
A Country Blooms wedding is all about celebrating natural beauty. The flowers and greenery you choose are important for portraying the country lifestyle you hold so dear but there are many other ways you can incorporate natural beauty. Hold the ceremony and/or reception outdoors and let your surroundings be all the décor you need. Use wood reception tables, wood panel signs and throw in a few vintage accents along the tables as a throwback to simpler times.

Photo Credits: Bride/Hairstyle: Lindy Yewen Photography via Cute Wedding Ideas, Table Setting: Happy Wedd, Cake: Kate Drennan Photography via The Wedding Playbook, Bridesmaids: Michelle Boyd Photography via Style Me Pretty, Welcome Sign: Whimsy Design Studio