By Invitation of Wisconsin - Designs for all occasions

Sleeves are In!

The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel bridal fashion show this past weekend, introduced us to this season’s trend in wedding gowns! Wedding gowns are designed with all styles of sleeves, from little cap sleeves to elbow length sleeves to long sleeves that extend beyond the wrist.

Sleeves are lacy, beaded, sheer and often in the same or contrasting fabric as the gown itself. Gowns with sleeves are perfect for winter weddings, evening weddings and traditional settings. You will also see sleeve details in wedding jackets, lace boleros and even pretty cardigans.

Wedding stationery trends are also following fashion trends. Many of the new designs in wedding invitations include layers, wraps and lacey details. You will also see these details featured in the envelope.

Please take a look at By Invitation’s online store to see the following!

  • Get the cap sleeve look with our Black Die Cut Invitation. Laser-cut daisies in the corners secure the invitation.
  • Our Rustic Lace Wrap Boxes are simple favor boxes wrapped with a lace-printed band for a special look.
  • Wedding invitations can have the look of a bolero! Our Vintage Lace Invitation has an exquisite laser-cut wrap.
  • The sheer wrap of our Filigree Letters Invitation is like a soft, sheer wedding gown sleeve.
  • The ultimate invitation elegance might be presented in a real lace envelope!

Be inspired by your wedding dress, and choose your invitation and accessories to complete your “look”.

Don't Forget the Wedding Program!

Your wedding program completes your wedding ensemble. It is such an important detail and also helps to set the tone of your wedding. The copy should be simple and easy to read. Below are some great ideas for you.

Personalize your program

You might want to add your names or a beautiful monogram on the top and front of your program along with your wedding date, time and location. Your guests will certainly want to keep your program for a keepsake.


Include everyone that participates in your wedding ceremony in your wedding program. That might include the officiant, your parents, grandparents, wedding party, personal attendants, musicians and readers.

Order of worship

Include the order of worship, the responses to prayers and the hymn numbers so that guests can follow along with the service. Also list the names of the processional and recessional music and solos along with the composers.

Thank you

On the last page, include a thank you message to your guests. This is also a place to mention family members and friends who could not be with you on your special day. You might also remember those loved ones who have passed.


You might also add at the end of the service a polite request such as no flash photography and please turn off all cell phones.

…and some fun

Have some fun and include an interesting fact or detail about each member of your wedding party. You might also write a timeline of your “love story” with the date that you met and the circumstances, your first kiss and details of the proposal

Tropical Sweetness


Pineapples are not only sweet but they can give us sweet dreams of tropical destinations!.

If you’re dreaming of welcoming your guests to your wedding with elegance and a little tropical flair, we have a few wonderful ideas for you. Our classic pineapple invitation has a gold foil pineapple at the top of the invitation and a beautiful gold border. Not only is it elegant but you have personal choices as far as the wording, lettering style and ink color. Keep your gown light and whimsical with a little sparkle and lace to catch those tropical breezes. Light metallic shoes add just the perfect touch as you walk down the aisle!

The pineapple theme can be implemented in your table number cards, centerpieces, floral arrangements and personalized tags. Guests can be served a signature pineapple cocktail as they toast the happy couple! The possibilities are endless and will definitely say "tropical sweetness" to your guests.

I Said Yes!

I said Yes

The countdown is on! Valentines Day is near and the time has come for him to pop the big question. I don't think that there is a more exciting time in your lives. Once you have said "Yes", there are so many things to think about and one of your first steps, will be to get the exciting news out to your friends and family on social media. You will want to also find your reception and ceremony venues and then order your Save the Date Cards. All of the other wedding details will fall into place as you start to make your wedding plans. Make it fun and don't stress. It all starts with a "yes"! 

Beautiful Hearts

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day anymore! A heart theme wedding is sweet and romantic any time of year and there are so many ways you can add your personal style to make your invitation ensemble unique.

Our aqua, red and white heart theme, for example. It has vintage style, a retro look, and lots of fun and romance!

Our Hearts and Banner Invitation and the great items that coordinate with it include adorable coasters imprinted with a thank you message, favor tags in a variety of shapes, seals with different shapes and sizes, labels and table numbers cards.

You can be creative with our products and use them in fun ways, as in adding seals to drinking straws as little flags and using menu wraps to hold together napkins and big lollipop favors.

Want to add your custom flair to this look? You will have the option of choosing the lettering style and the ink color for the design and personalization.

Shop on to find all of these wonderful products and ideas!

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New London, WI

N4638 Struck Road