Category: Favorite Themes

A black and white palette is the epitome of classic wedding styling. It’s traditional, but can lean modern. It’s classic but has an edge to it. It’s beautiful and feels…expensive. Don’t sweat it though – we, the affordable-wedding experts, are here to show you how to pull off this look without breaking your wedding budget.

A Classic Intro
Your invitation introduces your wedding style to your guests and sets the tone for your entire celebration. Kind of a big deal, right? A big deal doesn’t have to mean a big price tag though. Our famous 99¢ invitation suites include elegant styles that look like they cost way more than a buck a piece. The black and white invitation featured on this mood board features the classic phrase “from this day forward” and even has a spot for you to share a photo of the two of you. It can be customized in any color palette but you just can’t go wrong with this black and white version.

Simple Styling
There’s a valuable benefit of a black and white wedding you may not have considered but will absolutely love: less stress. Take the task of choosing bridesmaid dresses. Instead of searching for just the right shade of purple in all the right silhouettes for your bridesmaids you can simply say, “buy a black dress you love”. Your groom can purchase a suit he’ll wear over and over again. You don’t have to worry your florist will use peach roses instead of blush. The list goes on and on…

Party Perfection
When the ceremony is over, it’s time to party! If you think styling your bridesmaids was simple, creating a beautiful reception space is going be a breeze and be easy on your budget. Instead of spending extra on colorful table linens, go with basic black or white. Your venue should have either on standby and won’t charge an extra fee for ordering a special color. Create a simple but memorable detail by providing custom cocktail napkins for your bar (bonus – they’re just 25¢). These cheap little napkins will litter tabletops and add a pop of personalized detail for just pennies a piece. Complete your look by scattering glass votive holders everywhere. This affordable touch will amp up the romance on the cheap!

 

Photo Credits:  Bride and groom: Rachel Photographs via Green Wedding Shoes, Table: Nick Plus Danee via June Bug Weddings, Bridesmaids: Brandon Scott Photography, Wedding Cake: Miso Bakes, Oreo Cupcakes: Jan Garcia Photography via Style Me Pretty

We’re officially obsessed with this wedding color palette:

Peach as the main color.
Olive as an accent color.
As well as cream and gold as neutral colors.

The perfect peony invitation:
We started with the Peach Peony Wedding Invitation, which is brand-new and absolutely oozing with details so pretty, it looks like it was freshly picked out of a spring garden. The peach and olive combination is the perfect starting point for this gorgeous palette but every palette needs a neutral as well as a little sparkle. That’s where cream and gold come in.

Working it into your wedding:
Let’s start with your main and accent colors. Peach is the shining star, so use it liberally, but don’t wash everything in this blushy tone. We recommend dressing your bridesmaids in shades of peach, including peach-toned flowers in your floral arrangements and then choosing some additional small details to add this pretty hue to. If you’re choosing an up-do, tuck in a peach colored hair piece. Make sure to add a pop of peach to your groom as well. A soft pink necktie or peach boutonnière are all it takes to tie it all together.

Olive is easy to infuse into your day – think greenery! This affordable accent can be used everywhere from your bridal bouquets to ceremony aisle to centerpieces. Our tip – bring an example of the olive hue you prefer to your florist. Floral greenery can range in color from dark hunter to bright lime and your florist is sure to appreciate some guidance so they can nail your look.

Next up: cream. Sure, it might seem a little dull, but do not discount this neutral as unimportant. In fact, much of your day should be washed in a creamy white tone to keep the look light and romantic. Of course, the bride should dress in cream! Be sure to add creamy colors flowers into your bouquets and floral arrangements. They pop against the peach blossoms and olive greenery and create a look that’s rich and romantic. While you might be inclined to choose peach table linens, we suggest cream instead. It’ll give you reception an ethereal vibe that feels so romantic and luxe (not to mention, the rental charge is usually less!).

Now let’s have a little fun. We love a little sparkle and metallic gold is our favorite way to infuse it to your day. Don’t go overboard here; a little goes a long way. Add gold into your jewelry, shoes, bouquet wrapping and don’t’ forget your gold foil-stamped napkins (ours cost pennies a piece!).  Cap your day with gold-sparklers for a send-off you’ll remember for eternity.

Our team at Ann’s Bridal Bargains is currently obsessed with greenery and gold weddings and we know our couples love it too! This combo is a perfect blend of natural and glam elements. Pair this style it with soft watercolors and metallic textures and your little heart will skip a beat!

Invite Glamorously
Don’t let the word glamorous scare you. Our Eternity wedding invitation is the perfect choice for our greenery-loving brides and it’s affordable too! Each invitation comes with a free response postcard! Your budget is going to do a happy dance! The watercolor painted eucalyptus and printed gold detail give you the look of expensive invitations but cost under a buck a piece.

Gorgeous Greenery
Greenery is a wedding trend that can be used in any season and theme. First, find a type of greenery you love. The look we chose to pair with our invitation is silver dollar eucalyptus. It features soft edges and broad leaves, giving you a lot of bang for your buck. Seeded eucalyptus and baby blue eucalyptus are also great choices (and, they smell great!). Use greenery in your bridal party’s bouquets, reception centerpieces, ceremony and on your wedding cake. It gives any element of your wedding a soft, floral touch but doesn’t overwhelm with large blooms and colors.

Glam is in the Details
Next, subtly add metallic gold details. We’re in love with gold, beads and sequins on bridesmaids. Bonus points if you can pull of a mismatched look (isn’t it gorgeous?!). When it comes to décor, think mercury glass. This is a popular way to add metallic and we are loving it paired with soft white florals and our favorite greenery stems! For your reception, we love this foil-stamped beverage napkin. A shining gold wreath, personalized with your initials and wedding date will be a finishing touch at your reception bar.

Photo Credits: Bride: Nastja Kovacec via Ruffled Blog, Cake: Photography by Angela Tucker via Ruffled Blog, Bridesmaids: Tessa June Photography, Ceremony Arch: Anni Maria Photography via Nouba, Centerpieces: Etsy

Main Color: Cobalt
Accent Color: Mauve
Accent Color: Lemongrass
Neutral: Gold

The sweet color combination of cobalt blue and mauve pink makes our heart skip a beat…it’s just so pretty! One of our very favorite floral wedding invitations, Painted Blooms, inspired this enchanting palette. Garden blossoms in blue and pink surround your wedding invitation details on this crazy-affordable invitation. The greenery accents in shades of lemongrass and sage are what make this look feel alive and lush. Can’t you almost smell the sweet scent?! To complete this look, use gold as your neutral. It’ll add a little shimmer and shine – a must for all weddings!

Working it into your wedding:
Cobalt blue and a pinky-mauve can be infused into your wedding day in so many beautiful ways! Our favorite would be to have your groom and his groomsmen suit up in cobalt blue. It’s bold and classic at the same time and so much more fun than a standard navy suit. Next, dress your maids in soft pink mauve. Choose a flowing fabric like chiffon to create a look that’s light as air. Of course, flowers are the key to pulling the whole look together. Using garden and spray roses in complementary shades of pink alongside brilliant blue delphinium will tie your entire day together! Don’t forget to add in greenery as well. It will break up the pink and blue, creating a look that feels like it’s been plucked straight from the garden. Now, spread those flowers as far as the eye can see! Tie stems to the end of your pews or ceremony chairs. Splurge a bit and create a floral arch to recite your vows under. Trust us, it’ll be worth it! In your reception space, float single roses and delphiniums blooms in globe vases. You won’t believe how affordable and beautiful this look is! For a final touch, add gold accents throughout your reception. Gold or brass flatware, linens and foil-stamped napkins will give you just enough shimmer for your day to glow.

Unless you’re wedding planning in a different universe, you’ve noticed the greenery trend. Swags of olive branches. Trailing eucalyptus. Halo veils of cedar. We love it ALL. You can spend a pretty penny on a wedding invitation suite that feature custom watercolor greenery but guess what? You don’t have to. Each one of these gorgeous greenery invitation suites is just 99¢, R.S.V.P. card included!

1. Eternity – Invitation with Free Response Postcard
We don’t wanna play favorites, but this beauty might be our favorite. The watercolor eucalyptus paired with the gold accents feels so bohemian and chic.
Pro Tip: Upgrade to shimmer paper to add a little sparkle and shine.

2. Watercolor Greenery – Seal and Send
Have you seen a Seal and Send wedding invitation before? These are genius. Everything you need, including a response postcard, is included all together in an all-in-one piece. We love this painted greenery and gold style!
Pro Tip: Update to a more modern look with a different font options. We love Copperplate Gothic and Futura Light.

3. Winter Pine – Seal and Send
Winter weddings are growing in popularity each year. When it comes to your invitation, think winter greens! This Seal and Send invitation combines silver dollar eucalyptus, pine, frasier fir and pinecones to create a style worthy of your wedding.
Pro Tip: Upgrade to textured paper! It’s perfect for this rustic look.

4. Painted Garden – Invitation with Free Response Postcard
Mix a few floral in with your greenery on this heavenly invitation suite. The white and green palette is so fresh, you can practically smell the blooms!
Pro Tip: If you’re doing an online reply, turn your free R.S.V.P card into a postcard thank you note.

5. Greens and Gold – Invitation with Free Response Postcard
You just can’t go wrong with gold and green. It somehow fits nearly any wedding style! Classic but trendy. Elegant but Edgy. This design is a favorite and it’s easy to see why.
Pro Tip: Update the font from green to black to make this design instantly more modern.

What do florals, greenery, watercolor and shades of blue have in common? They’re all incredibly on-trend details to include in your wedding and also undeniably classic. Our newly-designed blue hydrangea wedding invitation combines all of these popular trends into one beautiful and affordable design. Finding your “something blue” will be easy when you plan an eye-catching wedding like this!

Hello Hydrangeas!
Hydrangeas are a great choice for your spring or summer wedding. They’re affordable and the large size makes your bouquets and centerpieces look full and lush! Hydrangeas come in a variety of colors, but we’re really feeling the dusty blue featured in this style board. Pair these beautiful blooms with varieties of greenery, such as eucalyptus and ruscus, for a fresh-picked look.

Bridesmaids in Blue
If you’ve been a bridesmaid, you know what it’s like to wait and hope that the bride chooses a dress color that you actually like. Trust us – your maids will breathe a collective sigh of relief when you reveal that your pick is dusty shade of blue. This pretty shade looks gorgeous on everyone and those hydrangeas and greens will pop as your girls strut down the aisle.

Simple Details
The key to making this theme look effortless is to not go overboard with fussy decorations and details. Remember, one or two hydrangea blooms in scattered mason jars or low vases is all you need to decorate your reception venue. Dress the tables with white linens and basic white dinnerware; it’s affordable and simple look that will stand the test of time. Our favorite tip is to stock the bar with personalized wedding napkins stamped with our periwinkle foil. They’re an inexpensive detail but you’ll hear compliments on them all night long!

 

Photo Credits: Bridal Party: KATE & CINDY PHOTOGRAPHY, Bouquet: Anastasiya Belik via BURNETTS BOARDS, Centerpiece: VRAI PHOTOGRAPHY via STYLE ME PRETTY, Wedding Cake: ANNA TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY via BELLE THE MAGAZINE, Groom: ALYNA PHOTOGRAPHE via FRENCH WEDDING STYLE

The best bridal showers are the ones that surprise not just the bride but all of her guests! That’s why we’ve pulled together 5 unique bridal shower themes inspired by five of our favorite bridal shower invitations.

Before we get started, did you know our bridal shower invites are only 69¢ each? That might sound like we pedal in cheap bridal shower invitations and the truth is, we do! But you’ll be amazed by the paper and print quality of every invitation we offer. The five highlighted below are prime examples!

  1. Bridal Shower Brunch

Inspired by the Bridal Brunch Bridal Shower Invitation

The color and style of these bridal shower invitations make them a cut above the rest, no doubt! Can you imagine how excited everyone will be when they receive this beauty in the mail? The bright and beautiful full-color floral artwork is on trend and so is the theme.

Why a brunch bridal shower?

We can think of one very good reason…breakfast food! Ask people to bring egg bakes, or provide all the components for a build-your-own breakfast plate with eggs, bacon, ham, French toast and so much more. You could do a Bloody Mary Bar alongside the brunch buffet. Throw on a little acoustic music to set the mood, decorate a gorgeous buffet table with a beautiful backdrop. Seriously, best theme ever.

 

  1. Rustic Bridal Shower:

Inspired by the Ever After Bridal Shower Invitation

Just the right look if your bride is all about that country chic vibe. The dark wood panel background lends a very rustic feel while the white floral garland around the party details lends a sweet and elegant element of design. Guests are sure to be curious about the rustic bridal shower in their future.

Why a rustic bridal shower?

The “rustic” wedding trend encompasses a few different styles like country chic, woodland whimsy and an outdoors lifestyle. This means you can cater the party look and feel to fit whatever your bride or couple loves. Plan a shower that honors their hobbies like biking or hiking. You could plan the party at a local park they love to frequent. Or maybe the party is themed around their relaxed country lifestyle and you throw the shower at the family farm or ranch. Rustic bridal showers are all about incorporating what the bride loves, and it’s so easy to do.

 

  1. Gold + Greenery Bridal Shower:

Inspired by the Glam Greens Bridal Shower Invitation

Today’s greenery trend is captured beautifully on these bright white bridal shower invitations with hanging branches and faux gold foil accents. This is top-tier style but the price is the lowest you’ll find for such great quality. We love that “Shower the Bride” appears in faux gold foil to match the accents cascading from above.

Why a gold + greenery bridal shower?

What bride doesn’t want a touch glam even if she’s a more natural girl at heart? On the invitation, faux gold foil mimics the look of real foil but it’s digitally printed to be way more affordable. Greenery is a super affordable way to decorate the shower and you can find an incredibly unique variety of gold décor pieces at thrift stores and on clearance shelves to add that glamorous gold element.

 

  1. Sunflower Bridal Shower

Inspired by the Sunflower Charm Bridal Shower Invitation

Sunflowers are undeniably cheerful and beautiful! The distressed artwork on these sunflower bridal shower invitations is so perfect; it portrays a rustic country vibe but still illuminates the brilliance of this larger than life flower. The bride and all of the party guests will be impressed to say the least.

Why a sunflower bridal shower?

Because some people just LOVE sunflowers, and if that’s you’re bride you likely know this about her already. Plus, you’re one lucky person because a sunflowers bridal shower theme is so simple! Your décor and color palette are already determined. Now you get to go shopping for all the right things to make this party special. Pair that with a casual spread of delicious food and desserts, plus a pretty country location and you’ve got a party nobody is going to want to leave!

 

  1. Brunch and Bubbly Bridal Shower

Inspired by the Brunch and Bubbly Bridal Shower Invitation

Nothing announces a fabulous bridal shower theme quite like the eye-catching look of faux gold foil! Gorgeous watercolor roses become the icing on the cake in this invitation’s stunning design, which is sure to inspire an unforgettable bridal shower.

Why a brunch and bubbly bridal shower?

We already explained the food-centric benefits of a brunch bridal shower so the only difference here is adding a few adult beverages, which is almost always a welcome addition to the party! Mimosas are a fabulous choice but you should definitely get creative with some fun beverage options like Bellinis or maybe a little Irish coffee for the coffee lovers.

All couples should be able to afford quality wedding invitations with today’s top designs, and that’s exactly what we offer. Not only do we offer great designs, great paper and great print quality, we offer trendsetting designs with inspired color palettes.

Check out a few of our newest wedding invitations! We pulled the color palette for each one to show you how Ann’s Bridal Bargains makes cheap wedding invitations both beautiful and inspiring. 

Purple Wedding Color Palette
Inspired by the Victorian Floral Invitation with light purple garden flowers and rich greenery accents. A few floral silhouettes decorate the cream colored background.

What does this wedding color say about you?
You’re adventurous! Yes, today’s floral trends are beautiful but you’d prefer it in a color that’s not so mainstream and purple is the perfect choice.

What makes purple wedding invitations so perfect?
Using purple heavily on your wedding invitations might feel a little over-saturated but wedding invitations with some purple can be absolutely beautiful. Finding complementary colors to break up your color scheme is exactly what you need, which is part of why we were so inspired by this invitation design. Pulling jade, raisin, lilac and cream turned into a naturally beautiful yet still elegant wedding color palette.

 

Fall Wedding Color Palette
Inspired by the Rustic Fall Invitation because there is a plethora of fall wedding invitations out there but we have never seen one as simple as this that stays true to the incredible beauty of autumn.

What does this wedding color say about you?
You love fall, obviously! More than that, you love being outdoors and enjoying the gifts that nature so freely gives and fall seems like such a celebration of striking colors, bountiful harvests and refreshing weather. How could you choose any other time of year to get married?

What makes this fall palette so perfect?
A fall palette means your pulling in more than one or two of your favorite autumn colors, which reflects the season perfectly and it gives you a lot of creative freedom. These fall wedding invitations feature terra cotta orange, merlot red, pine green and espresso brown. The great thing about an autumn wedding is that you can use all of these colors in tandem throughout your wedding and the result is going to be beautiful.

 

Navy and Pink Wedding Color Palette
Inspired by the Florals and Flourishes Invitation with its dramatic floral artwork on a dark navy background. The pink and red garden roses are incredibly romantic with faux gold flourishes and touches of greenery adding a vintage element.

What do these wedding colors say about you?
You must be a romantic! If you’re drawn to the lush garden look of this sensual artwork and the rich, saturated colors, you simply have to be a romantic at heart. We can only imagine how gorgeous your wedding will be!

What makes navy and pink wedding invitations so perfect?
No matter what wedding invitations you choose, these two colors together are so pretty that you really can’t go wrong with an invitation. The amazing thing about this color palette is that the dark nature of navy lets pink really steal the show but then you also have that rich burgundy color adding a little more drama and a pop of gold for a little bling. Just imagine what you can do with these wedding colors!

 

White and Green Wedding Color Palette
Inspired by the Painted Garden Invitation, and what a refreshing piece of fine stationery it is! The white flowers and light greenery frame your wording in trendsetting style and classic elegance.

What do these wedding colors say about you?
You thrive on simplicity but value chic style! The natural beauty of these wedding colors is understated yet breathtaking, and that means you’re about to host an unforgettable wedding celebration.

What makes white and green wedding invitations so perfect?
White and green look amazing together, and the best part is they can be used for any season. We see these invitations as perfect for a winter wedding but they could also be quite the introduction for spring weddings or even a minimalist summer garden wedding. Interpret the colors however you like but be sure to enjoy that pop of faux gold mixed in with greens and cream. You can have a lot of fun adding some gold accents to your special day.

 

Blush and Gold Wedding Color Palette
Inspired by the Blush Floral Invitation, which is a bright and beautiful representation of a few of today’s hottest trends: extravagant florals and gold accents. You will adore the oversized flowers taking center stage in this artwork and the faded greenery filler against a soft cream background

What do these wedding colors say about you?
You have a sophisticated sense of style with a talent for making something plain into something pretty. Your wedding is an opportunity to really let your natural talents shine and shine they will especially with wedding colors as pretty as these.

What makes blush and gold wedding invitations so perfect?
Blush is basically light pink, right? Pairing light pink and gold is like every girl’s dream! Do wedding colors get prettier?! Add a little olive green and then the classic color of mauve, and this color palette is to die for. It’s got everything you could want from sweet and natural to slightly sassy. Although we love this wedding invitation, we would be remiss not to point out our incredible selection of gold wedding invitations. You’ll have lots of fun shopping this collection.

 

Drawing inspiration from your wedding invitations is an excellent way to create a coordinated look throughout your wedding from the very beginning through the ceremony and reception all the way to the thank you cards. Not to mention it makes your life a little bit easier by giving you a solid, designer-approved starting point. Need more color inspiration? Check out our Perfect Wedding Color Palette series in our Colors & Themes blog category.

Watercolor wedding invitations have burst onto the wedding scene in a major way within the last five years. Often we see it in the form of vintage floral and modern greenery designs but we’re starting to see a more contemporary watercolor look emerge. That paired with the growing popularity of gray watercolor weddings has inspired us to create this soft, simple approach to your special day.

Sweet Simplicity

Watercolor artwork has a sweet simplicity to it that we can all appreciate and admire. Any child who takes an art class starts out learning the joys of watercolor. Its innate beauty and nostalgic value makes it a uniquely sweet and romantic choice for a wedding theme. Take that simplicity and start reinterpreting it for your wedding. For example, the matte gray dinner plates become incredibly eye-catching with a splash of gold on top. The gray wedding cake with a splatter of gold foil and simple white tier at the top is equally pretty. Another fabulous finishing touch for this gray and gold wedding is the custom wedding napkins with foil stamped personalization.

Watercolor Whimsy

No matter the subject, whether it’s vintage flowers or abstract shapes, watercolor paintings have a whimsical quality that’s absolutely beautiful. The group of bridesmaids shown here might be one of our all-time favorite ways of incorporating the wedding theme. Look at the Watercolor Burst Wedding Invitations at the top and now take a look at those bridesmaids gowns. The range of shades is subtle but different and it’s like they jumped straight out of the artwork with its varying intensities of color. Absolutely stunning!

Pick Your Color

Like most wedding invitations here at Ann’s Bridal Bargains, you can choose your artwork color for the Watercolor Burst Wedding Invitations and we just happened to go with the soft look of a blue and slate watercolor wedding. However, you have to play around with this invitation because choosing another color dramatically changes the look and will surely inspire your own unique wedding style!

 

Photo Credits: Cake: Aisle Society, Bridesmaids: Carolina Tran via Style Me Pretty, Table Numbers: Diana McGregor Photography via Style Me Pretty, Place Setting: Ruffled Blog, Flower Girl: Malibuli & Co.

Fall is coming and it’s amazing how every year we can’t help but get excited! Even though it’s sad to see summer winding down, there is something about fall weddings we all just love. So here is one of several Perfect Wedding Color Palettes we put together for this beautiful season.

Primary Color: Copper
Primary Color: Pine
Primary Color: Brick
Accent Color: Gold

If you follow this color palette series, you’ll recognize that we laid out the color palette a little differently this time. We typically have a main color followed by two accent colors and a neutral. However, there is no one star of the show when it comes to autumn colors in nature. So we took our inspiration from the Rustic Fall Wedding Invitations featuring an abundance of leaves in pretty fall colors and a lovely wood grain background. Plus, you get free response postcards with these invites. All around, these are a great choice from our collection of fall wedding invitations and the color palette is spot on.

Working it into your wedding:

Copper, brick and pine represent some of Autumn’s most abundant and beautiful colors. We suggest treating these colors as nature treats them — without preference. An even mix of these colors throughout your wedding will result in something visually appealing and naturally relaxing. We added the metallic gold accent color to bring in an element of sparkle.

Flowers in colors like copper and brick with plenty of greenery would look amazing on reception tables and in bouquets. Any one of these colors will work beautifully for the bridal party attire. If you choose copper bridesmaid dresses, tone them down with greenery-heavy bouquets and dark red flowers. If you feel like you’re missing a particular hue, things like aisle runners and table linens can add a bold pop of one color.

If your wedding is outside, you can rely on your natural surroundings to bring the color if you really time it right! The invitation we chose is quite perfect for introducing a wedding in a more natural setting. Also, remember that you can lean heavily on other natural elements like wood grains and seasonal produce like squashes and pumpkins. We highly recommend bringing in nature’s finest bounty to incorporate all of fall’s colors.