4 Secrets the Post Office Won’t Tell You About Hand-Canceling Envelopes

hand-canceling-wedding-invitationsIf you’ve started researching wedding invitations, you may have come across the term “hand-canceling.” This is a fancy word for that little black mark that gets stamped onto the envelope to keep people from reusing postage. Normally, this process is done through a machine, and said machine isn’t too gentle with the paper goods. Seeing as how you wouldn’t want to run the risk of your beautiful envelopes (which you likely spent an unexpectedly obscene amount of time choosing) to be bent or ripped, hand-canceling is a way to leave the mark, well, by hand. You particularly want to go this route if your invites have wax seals, calligraphy or ribbon/bows/twine as those will almost definitely get stuck in the machine and arrive in battered condition. Not exactly the first impression you were hoping for.

In order to hand-cancel, you must take your envelopes to a post office. But before you visit your neighborhood mail team, be sure to read these tips:  (more…)

Wed Tech 2.0

You’ll want to bookmark these sites STAT.

A new generation of entrepreneurs are on the rise in the wedding industry but they care more about coding than centerpieces. These six wed tech companies are each bringing something unique to the (rose-sprinkled) table with innovative, virtual tools to help you with your wedding planning process. (more…)

Lynzy and Casey’s Urban Banksy Engagement Shoot

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Before heading out to embark on their next big adventure through Western Europe, Lynzy and Casey made a pit stop in New York City to capture their post-engagement glow through the lens of BAM Weddings — and the images are as stunningly artistic as they come. Shot at the Carlton Arms Hotel where renowned graffiti artist Banksy was once rumored to reside, their engagement photos feature insanely creative, evocative backdrops. Each hotel room offers up it’s own unique, metropolitan flair. For our avid travelers, nothing could be more perfect than taking a moment to celebrate their love surrounded by passion-infused art.

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Registering? There’s an App for That!

target-wedding-registry-be-yourself-together-eventBuilding a wedding registry sounds like fun (who doesn’t love presents?!) but when you find yourself in the position, it can be a bit overwhelming. As I navigate registry territory, I’m asking myself questions like “But we’ve already built a home together, what more do we need?” “Should I register for the traditional china even though we’re not a fancy couple?” “Or should I go totally obscure and register for, like, a tent?” and “What would be easiest for all my small town family and friends?”

Cue anxiety.

Truly, I’ve been dreading it. And after procrastinating for weeks — okay, more like months – it was as if the stars aligned when Love Inc. was invited to attend Target‘s #BeYourselfTogether registry event where I received a sneak peek at their new mobile app that lets you register straight from your phone. Or, if you’re in the store, you can scan items (from your phone!!) and they’ll drop directly into your virtual wish list. Y’all, the future has arrived. Advertisement (more…)

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