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Good morning and happy Monday all my budget savvy brides and friends! Posting might be a little light / different this week as I am in full-on paper-lust at the National Stationery Show! I walked much of the show yesterday and saw so many great designs and cards and overall papery goodness! I’ll share a few favorites that I spotted yesterday for you!

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This engagement card is adorable and totally cracked me up! It’s by a fellow Stationery Academy Alum Julie Goette of Ten Four Paper. She has an amazing collection of hilarious greeting cards for nearly every occasion imaginable. I seriously loved every one! Here’s a couple of her other wedding/engagement greeting cards (not necessarily for the bride but TO the bride):

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Hallelujah- he proposed!

(image from Ten Four Paper)

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Congrats you crazy lovebirds!

(image from Ten Four Paper)

 Hilarious, right? Ya gotta love some witty banter/humor :) Julie also has a great collection of modern and bright wedding invitations that you guys should check out!

A few other faves from Day 1:

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Letter sparklers from Tops Malibu! Spell out your last names, L-O-V-E,   X-O-X-O… possibilities are endless. I think these would be ADORABLE as a cake topper with a sparkly edge during the cake cutting. Very festive, don’t you think?

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Also loved these cards from One Canoe Two Letterpress! Most of their invitations and letterpress items are not necessarily budget savvy BUT I absolutely LOVED their work and these cards are great for a wedding gift!

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You gals already know about my love for May Designs / May Books. These adorable, customizable notebooks are tres chic and make AWESOME gifts. Not to mention they have a variety of functions. I keep one in my purse at all times – you never know when you’re gonna need to take down a note- why not do it in a CUTE notebook? They recently released a wedding planner version of their notebooks which would really help you stay on track of planning your big day. Another good one to keep around is a budget tracker. I seriously can’t say enough good things about the ladies at May Designs and their products!

Well, that about wraps it up for Day 1. I focused mostly on gifty-items yesterday, so coming next will be actual wedding invitation faves! Stay tuned! :)

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  • Krisstin

    Fun stuff! What a great way to add character to your wedding!

  • kaity @ invitation consultants

    love those sparklers!

  • Julie – Ten Four Paper

    Thanks for featuring my cars! You are awesome. :)

  • Julie – Ten Four Paper

    *Cards. LORD. It’s been a day.