Elegant Hydrangea Wedding Invitations and Announcements

by dustytoes

Images of real hydrangea flowers, in a variety of colors, make these custom wedding invitations unique and elegant.

Elegant wedding flower images can be added to wedding invitations and announcements. The hydrangea is a favorite choice of brides to carry in bouquets, decorate wedding reception tables, but it doesn't have to stop there. Include images of your favorite color flowers on paper to match your theme.

With an amazing and stunning variety of colors available, this big bloom is appropriate for a ceremony taking place at any season of the year. Often the dried version of this perennial can be lovely also.

At the BlueHyd online store, brides are able to create custom wedding invitation sets that will result in a truly unique set of stationery for her big day!

Lavender Purple Wedding Flowers Stationery

little lavender invitations

New for Spring, the "Lavender Love" hydrangea designer wedding stationery. Lots of light purple flowers decorate the top half of this square ceremony invitation.

The flower is from the "Blushing Bride" mophead variety of hydrangea bush.  It began as a pure white flower but like many hydrangeas of this type, it changes color as it ages.

This past summer, this one turned this pretty lavender color, which pairs perfectly with specialty paper created for couples getting married.

Brides-To-Be Love the Hydrangea Flower

This flower is one of the top flowers chosen by brides for their wedding day.

 hydrangea bouquetI'll bet that you could guess that roses are the number one flower used for weddings, but did you know that according to a list of top ten wedding flowers by The Knot, that hydrangeas are number five?

It's really not very surprising that the big bloom of the hydrangea is popular for special events.  Besides being one of the largest single blooms around, it's available in the most gorgeous and unique colors, including blue and light green.  The light green and white, lacy one is called "limelight" and I see it often in the designs at BlueHyd and some of my other Zazzle stores.

The hydrangea flower is excellent for adding to centerpieces for the reception tables because it has little to no fragrance so it won't interfere with the savory smells of the food being served.  One single bloom can fill a vase quite nicely too.

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We specialize in beautiful, floral stationery at BlueHyd.
We specialize in beautiful, floral stationery at BlueHyd.

Spring Green Hydrangea Wedding Invitation Sets

green hydrangea wedding invitation setsSpring green flowers make a beautiful addition to wedding decor, including invitation sets.  There are a number of flower types that produce true green blooms, but one of the most popular has to be the big, round hydrangea.

Green hydrangeas usually begin as white or blue flowers.  As the season passes and the blooms begin to fade, they will pick up greenish hues.  I grow these flowers, and I never know from season to season how they will look, or what color they will become.

When photographing my flowers, I try to capture all the many variations in color as the season progresses.  The white "Limelight" flowers turn light lime green.  The "Endless Summer" blue can end up purple or green or a mix of both colors.

I offer three separate green hydrangea wedding paper sets, featuring these colors, at my BlueHyd store.  A sample of those sets can be seen below.  Click on any of them and find the link to the complete section in the description area.

Light Blue Makes Up the "Blue Moon" Design

Custom, flat stationery can be horizontal or vertical and has traditional wording.


A popular design contains the Blue Moon hydrangea.  It's not a variety name, but the name we gave to this big blue bloom.  After all, a store full of hydrangea stationery must have a way to differentiate between designs.

Here I am showing the horizontal, flat invitation, but the design line includes vertical ones too.  Combined with traditional wording where the bride and groom are doing the inviting "together with their parents / families" - as you prefer.

Menu Reply Cards

Reply cards with a menu selection can be very helpful for the bride and groom to collect a correct count for the caterers.  Having guests place an initial next to the meal choices listed, makes it easy to coordinate seating at the reception with the meals that will be served. 

If the food service will be buffet style, asking for a number next to each gives you an idea of how much of each dish will be needed so you will have enough food at the reception.

Black and White RSVP Cards

Add two or three entree selections for guests to choose from.
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Save-the-Date Postcards

An affordable way to announce a marriage.

Save the Date postcards are easy to personalize, and will require less postage than mailing a card in an envelope.

Some RSVP postcards have all the information on the glossy front side.  The entire reverse side can be used for addressing.   Other cards have minimal info on the front with all announcement information on the reverse.

Couples like the idea of saving money while still sending a beautiful marriage announcement.  The postage stamps will cost less and the postcards themselves are usually priced lower than reply card paper.  

Affordable Wedding Announcement Cards

Tradition Calls for Throwing a Shower

Showers can be for the bride only or for the couple.

blue hydrangea bridal showerThe ring was presented and she said, "yes!" and that calls for celebration!

From this time on, the engaged couple's life is a whirlwind of excitement with parties to attend and a wedding day to plan. Events are held in honor of the couple with engagement parties, wedding shower, bridal shower, bachelorette and bachelor parties.

Even the smallest of weddings usually include a shower of some kind. Besides letting everyone know about the happy event, these pre-wedding gatherings can help provide the couple with some necessary items for the home, or gifts of money to go toward a special honeymoon, or for one big item they need.  

Some showers include a "Wishing Well" in place of gifts.  The couple who doesn't need much of anything may request monetary gifts to put toward their honeymoon or to use to fix up their home.  Although some guests may think it crass to ask for money, I believe that whether it's a gift or cash, I'd rather have the couple receive what they really want!

Bright Blue Floral Stationery

Paper For the Wedding Reception

Escort cards, table number, place cards and wedding menus will be needed for a sit down dinner.

Once the invitations are chosen for a wedding, that is not the end of paper that will be needed for the event.  We have wedding menu templates which are printed on upgraded, invitation paper, for an elegant place setting.  Or choose the more affordable menu templates printed on plain white paper.

When the reception planning begins, the couple will realize the need for seating cards, or escort cards.  Often the cards will be set up alphabetically by name outside the venue.  Guests will find their name which directs them to their table.  A corresponding table number card will be set on the tables, usually in a stand for easy viewing.

Sometimes seating charts are used in place of the escort cards.  Guests will find their name on a big poster and head to the table that is theirs.  Then place cards will be needed at each seat so guests will know where to sit, unless they are allowed to choose their own seats.

Each place setting may have a menu to give guests an idea of what types of food are to be served.  This is not necessary, but some couples like this idea.   At BlueHyd we can make all these items to match your theme.

 

Old Fashioned Hydrangea Flowers Are Definitely in Fashion Today

Didn't your grandmother grow these?

light blue hydrangea flowerOften I hear from people who read my blogs or contact me for wedding stationery and they mention that a relative, usually a grandmother, loved the hydrangea flower and had grown them in her yard. 

Because of the sweet sentiment of using a much loved flower, many brides choose this big bloom to decorated for their special day. It gives her that "something blue".

The flower may be thought of as old fashioned, but it is simply gorgeous and very appropriate for weddings as it's one of the best true blue flowers available.

Hydrangeas Also Come in "Blushing Bride" White

white hydrangeaWhite flowers are still the choice for many couples.  Hydrangeas are best known and used for their stunning blue and light green colors, but the white flowers are also very lovely.  The Blushing Bride wedding invitation set features a hydrangea flower of the same name which is big and round.

Typically this hydrangea will begin as a white flower and have a touch of pink to it. If you know anything about growing hydrangeas, you will already know that types of soil will make the flowers (on certain varieties) become colors other than intended.  

Starfish and Hydrangea paper.

 

About Our DIY Wedding Programs

Template text is easy to customize for your wedding ceremony.

Anyone having a hydrangea, summer or garden themed wedding can use our beautiful program designs and they come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Made to match our wedding invitation sets, the program templates are easy to customize using the template text areas.  No one will proofread your program before it is mailed, so be sure all text is exactly as you want it!

  1. Flat Card Programs (tall, square, or 5x7 inch)
  2. Fold in Half Programs
  3. Tri-Fold Programs
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