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Military wedding? Ideas just for you

When you and/or your fiancé serve in the military, your wedding will no doubt include symbols of your branch and your patriotism. The perfect way to start? With a Jean M wedding invitation that’s beautifully worded to show your pride in your military service AND your love for one another. Here are some wording ideas if you or your fiancé are…

Ensign rank or higher:

Mr. and Mrs. David Todd White

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Eliza Rose


Matthew James Fischer

Ensign, United States Navy…

Officers above the rank of Lieutenant:

Mr. and Mrs. David Todd White

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Eliza Rose


Captain Matthew James Fischer

United States Army…

Junior Officers:

Mr. and Mrs. David Todd White

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

Eliza Rose


Matthew James Fischer

First Lieutenant, United States Army…

For more military invitation wording ideas and wording examples for other family situations, visit our Verse Ideas section.

You can choose any wedding invitation color and design you’d like for your wedding, but think about coordinating your invitation paper color with your branch of service. Here are some examples we thought of — be creative and come up with the paper and ink colors that represent YOUR wedding style and your patriotism.

Jean M White Patriotic Invitation

Choose a white invitation printed in red, blue, gold or black.

We feature a White Invitation Card with Pocket.

Jean M Army Green Invitation

Jean M Black and Gold Invite


Go for an olive green invitation or a black  and gold paper combination for an Army wedding.



We feature an Olive Invitation Card and a Black Layered Invitation with Pocket.

Jean M Navy Invitation

Opt for shades of blue and white or ecru for a Navy wedding.

We feature an Ecru Shimmer Layered Invitation with a Pocket.

Jean M Air Force Invitation

Layers of midnight blue and white are perfect for Air Force personnel getting married.

We feature a Midnight Layered Invitation with a Pocket.

Jean M Black Invitation

Bold red and black with a touch of navy blue are great for a Marine Corps wedding.

We feature our Bold Double Border Pocket Invitation in Merlot.

Whether or not you are having a full military wedding with the arch of sabers or swords and men in uniform, you’ll want to make sure to honor your service throughout your wedding. Think about creating a “stars and stripes” theme by hanging bunting and adding flags to decorations and floral arrangements. Cut your wedding cake with the groom’s saber or sword, if he has one. Wear a camouflage garter and toss it to eligible bachelors.


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Wedding colors: insights into the colors we love!

The color you choose for your wedding can set the mood more than any other detail — so choose the color of your day with care! Use multiple colors for a daring statement or just a hint of color that “pops” from a black and white color scheme for a more refined look. The modern bride may prefer brilliant hues while the classic bride may lean toward the sophisticated look of soft metallics, white or ecru.

When choosing your wedding colors, think about the meanings behind and the feelings associated with them.  If chosen with care, your color scheme can enhance your special day with meaning and personality. Invitations are the first glimpse your guests will see of the wedding and can set the tone of your wedding early on. For your convenience we have matched colors with moods along with invitation examples. Read on…


Red is the color of passion and energy. It is an exciting and stimulating color that demands attention. A red wedding shows that you are passionate and unafraid to make a bold statement.

Set the tone with…

Merlot Layered Invitation

 Green is the color of new growth and nature. Since this color is often associated with rebirth (think spring), the color green shows that you are looking forward to a wonderful new beginning.

Set the tone with…


Green Shimmer Layered Invitation

 Pink is the color of vitality and youth — it is a happy and innocent color. A pink wedding is both feminine and pretty.

Set the tone with…


Hot Pink Shimmer Layered Invitation

 Blue is the color of tranquility. This color spreads a calm and peaceful feeling across a room full of guests and gives brides and bridesmaids a look of serenity.

Set the tone with…


Two-Tone Damask Pocket Invitation

Yellow stands for true happiness. Yellow bridesmaid dresses and yellow flowers to indicate that happiness follows you wherever you go.

Set the tone with…


Yellow Floral Invitation

 Brown is the color of comfort. Think of wood tones and the shades of rich velvet, suede and wool. Add in natural touches for a woodsy look or cream and gold for elegance.

Set the tone with…


Brown Medallion Invitation

 Purple is the traditional color of nobility and luxury. Purple will surely make you a queen for the day!

Set the tone with…


Purple Shimmer Invitation Card

 Orange is a spirited color that stands for warmth and comfort. Although it can be a motivating color, orange makes people feel at ease with their surroundings.

Set the tone with…


Orange Copper Layered Invitation

 Taupe is considered one of the most sophisticated and elegant colors. It is a popular choice for brides who stop at nothing to achieve the most crisp and tailored look.

Set the tone with…

Garden Trellis Pocket Invitation

 Silver and Gray are refined colors that represent composure and grace. The ever-popular pewter achieves the same effect.

Set the tone with…


Silver Shimmer Invitation Card

 Black is the traditional color of formality. It is elegant, strong and very sophisticated. When paired with traditional white, brides can achieve the classic black-tie-affair look. With a pop of a bright color like fuchsia, green or red, it’s a modern and bold touch.

Set the tone with…


Black Pocket Invitation

 White is the traditional color of brides. In the past, it symbolized purity and virtue. Today, it has come to mean clean, crisp and luxurious. Brides who choose white for their décor or ensemble can’t go wrong.

Set the tone with…


White Traditional Invitation


Colorful invitation papers,  inks and envelopes are a few simple ways to add color to your special day, but you can also complete your look by choosing colorful ribbonsnapkins, favors and more. Jean M Mix and Match Invitations  are a great way to incorporate more than one color into your stationery ensemble. Experiment with two or three of your favorite colors to discover the combination that suits you best. Have fun with it!


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Look of the Week – Wedding Invitations by Jean M

Purple is becoming the hottest wedding color to hit the aisles this year. So we’ve come up with a purple invitation look to get you inspired for creating your own custom invitation!

Jean M Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation

Jean M Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation

We started with the Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation with a Pocket and personalized it with…

• a black bottom layer

• a black pocket

• layout MD8 – Graceful Damask

• verse W363

• Copperplate Gothic – Cezanne lettering styles

• black raised ink

Get creative — and be sure to share the invitation look YOU create with us on our Facebook page!


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New and unique invitation looks for your winter wedding.

over, traditional red-and-green winter weddings — we have the “winter blues” in
a beautiful way!


shades of icy blue and sparkling accents make the invitations you send for your
winter wedding elegant, classy, chic and so unexpected. Take a look at some of
these winter blue ideas and get ready to spread the joy and the cheer of your
romantic news!

wedding invitations

Our Erin custom wedding invitation cards in midnight paper and white ink sets a dramatic tone for your wedding. Choose a
layout that allows you to add the design of your choice (we showcase layout JM2261)
and add adhesive rhinestones for a bit of sparkle!


The elegant filigree and flourishes on our Jasmin custom layered wedding invitations remind us of a romantic snowfall! Go with platinum and sky papers for a frosty
and beautiful look.


Shades of blue and a festive design (we feature reindeer design JM8196) make
our Claire custom layered wedding invitations the perfect choice for your wintry celebration!


Love the DIY look but don’t want to go to all that hassle? Choose our layered Sienna
custom layered wedding invitations
Choose three paper layers that will be perfect for your winter wedding.



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Get a head start on a great sale for wedding invitations and accessories!

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

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Jean M staff members share their favorite wedding invitations and accessories

Jean M, we work with beautiful items every day. So it’s not difficult to fall
in love with certain products and play favorites.

on — a few staff members and I share what we’re loving right now!

Jean, founder


been a fan of our rectangular vases
for a long time. They’re so versatile and so stylish! I love it that they can
be engraved with a design or monogram to become a unique and custom accent to
any bride’s wedding.”

personalized large rectangular vase personalized small rectangular vase

Rachel, photographer


 “I think our lottery ticket holder favors are so much fun! They’re a great, interactive way to break the ice at
the reception — and who knows, your guests might be lucky winners!  Plus you can personalize it to match your wedding colors, and have your names and wedding date featured."

personalized lottery ticket holder favor

Robin, product


can’t get enough of damask patterns. They encompass the best of both worlds — a
vintage design with modern flair. Our “Jane” custom wedding invitation card
is shown here with layout JM4280.  You get to choose the paper and envelope colors, ink colors, fonts, and wording for a unique

Jane custom wedding invitation cards

and stay tuned for more staff picks soon!

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An entire collection to make coordinating your wedding easy — and beautiful!

first met our Aqua Blue Modern Floral pattern in the FREE Save the Date
And now, we’re making it easy to coordinate your entire wedding with matching

out the NEW Aqua Blue Modern Floral Collection of two-sided invitations, photo save the dates, envelope icings, place
cards and menu cards, plus other aqua blue items to complete your wedding look.

aqua blue modern floral wedding theme

The two-sided Aqua Blue Modern Floral wedding invitation card
of rich, heavy paper features your invitation wording on the front in the
format shown and your reception, direction, accommodation or other wording on
the back, eliminating the need for separate enclosure cards.

Provide colorful coasters at your bar and on your tables to bring in your aqua and blue color scheme. Add
your favorite design or your monogram for a personal touch.

Create a signature drink in your wedding colors for a splash of fun at your
reception! Serve the drinks in clear toasting flutes or stemless glasses to show off your style. (photo by
Infinity Photography)

Aqua Blue Modern Floral save the date postcards feature a fun surprise on the back — your photo!

Dress up your envelopes in a unique way with our Aqua Blue Modern Floral
"Envelope Icings"
— just address and wrap around the envelopes!

6. Choose from a multitude of ribbon colors
to make this white satin Create Your Look Pillow coordinate with YOUR wedding colors! Shades of aqua, blue and green match our
Aqua Blue Modern Floral Collection beautifully. Check out all our ribbon
and be sure to buy rolls of ribbon for endless decorating!

7. Even your napkins will be a statement of your wedding style when you personalize them with a
stylish design or monogram in a foil color that coordinates with your color scheme.

8. Cream or white flowers accented with
punches of bright green make a fresh, unique statement. (Photo by: Yeakle Photography)

9. Get a great, coordinated look throughout
your entire wedding with ribbon in colors that match your look. Purchase satin,
grosgrain and chiffon ribbons
on rolls for a great value.

10. Aqua favor boxes will dress up your tables and add a touch of color to your reception. Choose
your design or monogram
to coordinate perfectly.

11. Make your wedding menu stand out in a
delicious way with our Aqua Blue Modern Floral menu cards
Prop one at each place setting for a beautiful touch of coordinating color at
your tables.

12. Send guests to their reception places in
style with Aqua Blue Modern Floral place cards. They’re personalized on the front and open on the back for you to write in each
guest’s name for a personal touch.

13. Outdoor or summer wedding? Help guests
keep cool with fan programs
Choose aqua paper and tie with coordinating ribbon
for a look that’s fresh and pretty.



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FREE Wedding Websites as stylish as you are!

you love to have a personalized wedding website that’s as stylish as you are?
One that even matches your invitations? One that’s FREE?

Jean M WeddingWire.com wedding websites

have good news for you: Jean M has just partnered with Weddingwire.com to bring
you FREE wedding websites
that match six of our invitation designs in a variety of colors! Just look how
great these website designs match our…

Floral Wedding Invitation Cards

floral taupe wedding website Taupe Floral Wedding Invitation Cards

Wedding Invitation Card

Hibiscus wedding website Hibiscus wedding invitation cards

Damask Wedding Invitation Cards

brown wedding website brown damask wedding invitation cards

Black and White Damask Wedding Invitation Cards

pink damask wedding website Black And White Damask Wedding Invitation Cards

you can keep your guests, friends and bridal party up to date with all your
exciting wedding plans while giving them a peek at your wedding style. You’ll
get a custom URL, you can create as many pages as you like and choose from
great applications like the custom gallery, flash intros for an added splash,
an online RSVP service and set up registries. You can even store your photos to
share with everyone!

can also access easy-to-use wedding planning tools to help keep you on track during the process. Check out budget tools,
seating charts, checklists, guest and vendor organizers and even an inspiration
board to keep all your great ideas in one place.

you’ve set up your website and gotten your first Jean M order, be sure to give Jean M a review so other brides can
hear about your experience: http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/jean/8c46855901f2c5a5.html
(you’ll see a link on the left below the star ratings to write a review.)



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A theme story to inspire you: Espresso Damask!

Damask patterns are
rich and elegant — and a perfectly stylish design element on which to base your
entire wedding look! Add damask-patterned items to every part of your
celebration for a look that's both vintage and modern in one.

Here, we’ve put
together a Damask Color Story in beautiful, espresso brown. Just look at all
the options you have for mixing, matching and coordinating!

brown damask wedding theme

1. Mocha satin drapes
over this guest book and pen — guests won't be able to resist signing such a rich and elegant register!

2. Damask-like swirls
are studded with your choice of rhinestones or pearls on our "Jasmin"
custom layered wedding invitation
. Choose layers of espresso and gold shimmer papers for a rich combination.

3. Damask patterns
take the cake! Adorable, individual cakes are covered in chocolate frosting in
a pretty swirl. (photo: Element Studio)

4. Espresso favor
boxes with a damask-accented monogram (JM987) are almost as rich as the
delicious treats you place inside.

5. Choose layout
JM4315 and espresso paper to accent this "Jane" custom wedding invitation card for a beautiful introduction to your damask-theme wedding.

6. Espresso
become elegant and regal when printed with a damask-style monogram (JM986).
Order cocktail and dinner napkins in coordinating colors.

7. The perfect
addition to your espresso damask theme reception? Chocolate desserts! Not only
will the desserts fit right into your color scheme, they'll add a touch of rich
decadence to the end of your celebration. (photo:
Red Loft Studio)

8. Carry the damask
look through to your floral arrangements by choosing deeply colored blooms and
adding brown fern curls to mimic your theme. (photo: Robert Evans Studios)

9. Accent your
napkins, favor boxes and more with ribbon tags printed with a damask-like monogram (JM988). Choose coordinating ink and ribbon colors for a beautiful look.

10. Guests will
"treasure" discovering their favor treats inside espresso chest
favor boxes
adorned with tiny, pearl add-ons.

11. Direct guests to
their reception seats elegantly AND give a nod to your damask theme. Espresso ribbon
place cards
are printed with a damask-accented monogram (JM987) and tied with ribbon that matches the ink color.

12. Top your
damask-theme wedding cake with a cake topper that only adds to its style. Our custom acrylic
cake top

is engraved with a stylish monogram.

13. Our Brown
Damask Wedding Invitation Card
will set the tone for your damask theme wedding perfectly.



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The most unique look in wedding invitations (don’t try this at home!)

invitations printed with light ink are all the rage for 2010 weddings. And it's
something you just can't capture at home on your printer.

Jean M to the rescue! We offer great array of light inks that look perfectly
stunning on our darker papers. You can go with cream or white ink for a
classic, crisp look; choose a pastel ink like petal, lavender or sky on a
darker paper of the same hue; or be dazzling with rich platinum or gold ink.

are some examples to get you inspired. Then check out which ink colors will
look best on the paper color you've chosen by clicking here. Some of our designs even allow you to choose up to TWO ink colors to perfectly
match your style! We'll be more than happy to make this unique look perfect for
YOUR wedding.


Damask Wedding Invitation Card –Jane


Brown Damask Wedding Invitation Cards

Custom Layered Wedding Invitations


JM4280 (damask design)

and Sky Ink

Monogram JM986 on Ooh la color midnight accented envelopes

Gwen Custom Layered Wedding Invitations

Layered Wedding Invitation

Printed Layer



Chelsea Floral Layered Wedding Invitations

Damask Wedding Invitation Card – Erin

and Taupe Inks

Brown Damask Wedding Invitation Cards

Custom Layered Wedding Invitation

Bottom Layer

Printed Top layer




Grace Custom Layered Wedding Invitations

Jade Custom Layered Wedding Invitation

Shimmer Bottom Layer

Printed Top Layer



Jade Custom Layered Wedding Invitations

Sleek Save the Date  



Sleek Save the Dates


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