Derby-Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

Even though California Chrome had already been in the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby a few months before, this bride loved her Lucky in Love derby-themed shower, complete with fancy dresses and big, floppy hats traditionally worn at the race. To set the tone and tie all the bridal shower ideas together, the bride-to-be chose Off to the Races Bridal Shower Invitations.
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Before heading to the track, all of the guests met at a local restaurant for lunch and to shower the bride with gifts. The table was sprinkled with photos of the bride growing up, along with pink and gold accents using the Gold Faux Glitter Small Table Decor. At each place setting were small favor boxes adorned with a golden horse and a ribbon stamped with each guest’s name. Inside the boxes were strawberry, chocolate and pistachio flavored French macarons and lucky two-dollar bills for betting.  Continue reading

Couples’ Shower Ideas: I Do BBQ

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

I had asked my sister-in-law if we could throw her and her future husband a couples’ wedding shower. Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with couples’ shower ideas, especially a theme. I wanted to try and find a happy medium where the future bride and groom didn’t feel like the party theme was geared more towards one than the other. After talking with her about it, she thought a BBQ theme would be perfect and I couldn’t have agreed more! I used Pear Tree Greetings’ I Do BBQ Bridal Shower Invitations to set the theme.
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As guests walked into the front entrance, they were greeted by pictures of the happy couple, strung with twine, across an old six panel door. This is a great way to incorporate the couple’s engagement photos that are rarely seen by friends and family.
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Match Your Wedding Stationery for a Look All Your Own!

From your save the date cards to your thank you notes, all your wedding stationery can have the same awesome look–if you know where to shop! Some stationery companies are known for their formal ensembles, but what if that’s not the look you want? For a more contemporary look, try Pear Tree Greetings, a company that’s known for its modern photo cards and amazing designs.

Your save the date cards are the first things your guests will see regarding your wedding (and may even serve as an engagement announcement for those who haven’t heard the news)! It’s an important piece of information, but that doesn’t mean it has to be formal. If it reflects your personality as a couple, then everyone who receives it will be delighted. It’s not necessary to match your save the dates to the rest of your wedding stationery, but if you can, why not?
Coordinate your wedding stationery with @peartreegreet! Everything from save the dates to thank you cards #wedding #stationery

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Twin Cities Live: 42 to Say “I Do” Wedding

Earlier in June, Twin Cities Live started their search for a happy couple looking to get married in just 42 days. This cute couple, Mollie and Sam, entered the contest and were voted by fans, friends and family to say “I Do” on Twin Cities Live! They had 42 short days to plan the entire day from venue to cake to attire to stationery and more. See how Pear Tree Greetings was able to help add a personal touch from the bride & groom.  Continue reading

7 Wedding Photo Ideas

We love looking at wedding photo ideas! Whether on Pinterest or on the wedding thank you cards we see being ordered at Pear Tree, couples and photographers have gotten creative with their wedding photos. We wanted to share 7 of our favorite ideas with you, from romantic photos of the bride and groom to artsy photos of the rings. Hope we inspire you to get creative on your wedding day!

1. A loving embrace
7 wedding photo ideas from bride and groom to photos of the rings #peartreegreetings #weddingphotos

2. A new twist on a romantic kiss
7 wedding photo ideas from bride and groom to photos of the rings #peartreegreetings #weddingphotos

3. Anticipation mixed with the realization of this day
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3 tips for working with your wedding photographer

Ideas and tips for working with your wedding photographer #wedding #photographytips #peartreegreetings
Your wedding day is special and unique, just like the two of you. Selecting your wedding photographer is important because once the day is over, you want to be sure every moment was captured perfectly, from the small details of the flowers, to walking down the aisle, to your first wedding dance. Here are 3 tips to help you work with your photographer to get the wedding photos you want.  Continue reading

5 New Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas!

Bridal showers are an exciting time for the bride-to-be. She gets to be surrounded by her bridal party and guests before her big day. It’s also a great time to meet some of the friends and family members of the groom before you walk down the aisle. Pear Tree Greetings recently launched a new collection of bridal shower invitations that set the tone for your party. Here are five of our favorite bridal shower invitation ideas.

Brunch bridal shower
Perfect for family and friends to enjoy in the morning and toast the bride.
Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas: Brunch theme #bridalshower #wedding #peartreegreetings Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas: Brunch theme #bridalshower #wedding #peartreegreetings

Recipe bridal shower
Have the guests bring their favorite recipe to share with the happy couple!
Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas: share recipes! #bridalshower #wedding #peartreegreetings Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas: share recipes! #bridalshower #wedding #peartreegreetings

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Pear Tree Greetings featured on Twin Cities Live!

Pear Tree Greetings’ wedding collection was featured on Twin Cities Live, Tuesday, June 24th! Stephanie Bottner, General Manager for Pear Tree, shared our latest products and ideas focusing on our save the date cards, wedding invitations, wedding decorations and much more.

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Wedding Ideas: Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

You want your wedding day to be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, memorable event, but you don’t have an unlimited budget. Here are some wedding ideas that will help you keep costs under control. Even one or two of them could save you hundreds of dollars!

Flowers: A growing trend at larger flower stores and farmers markets is to offer DIY workshops where you can bring friends and create your own bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres or floral decorations a few days before the wedding. We’ve also heard of people offering to do it as a gift to the wedding couple.Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget

Invitations: Wedding invitations can run from ultra high-end to DIY. If you’re considering a rustic or more casual theme, this might be a good place to save money. Pear Tree offers beautiful two-sided wedding invitations for less than $1 each!
Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget Here are some wedding ideas from @peartreegreet to help you keep costs under control #peartreegreetings #weddingideas #weddingbudget

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