Whenever you receive a “Save the Date” or invitation to a wedding, one of the first things you may do is look up the couple’s registry online. From engagement blogs, to Instagram feeds, to full-blown wedding websites, it is now easier than ever for soon-to-be spouses to share details of their nuptials with friends, family and followers. Whether you are recently engaged and looking for registry ideas, or attending a wedding and searching for a good gift to give, here are some ideas that are bound to be remembered, used and cherished for years to come.Read More
Tips + Tricks
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...though this isn’t the Post Office’s official motto (as you may have thought!), it sounds pretty serious. In truth, the Post Office is an amazing service that we have here in the United States. They process 493.4 million pieces of mail every single day. That’s over 5,700 piece every second. That’s insane - but also absolutely incredible, and I am constantly in awe of them.
You may not have a ton of contact with the post office outside of a few birthday cards once a year, but if you are planning a wedding, get ready to be extra friendly with your mailbox for a while. Most stationery designers have a love/hate relationship with the US Post Office, and I tend to err on the side of love (for evidence, see above. 493.4 million!!!). I currently have a postman who goes above and beyond the call of duty for me, and always has a great attitude - and some nice pats for my dog, which doesn’t hurt! However, you have probably started hearing horror stories about missing Save the Dates or invitations going rogue. Out of almost 500 million pieces every day, sometimes some pieces slip through the cracks, so we put together a list of the most common Post Office Woes and how to avoid them when mailing your wedding invitations!Read More
Today is the day - we say that a lot, don’t we? Yet another fun launch has been added to the chain of fun launches this year! Today is the first release of our YouTube Channel, The Doorbell. This first video explains all the love and thought that went into that name, so definitely take a look at it (HERE) to hear the full story - plus some other fun ones involving Kristen Bell, The Spice Girls, and a few more of the most inspirational women I know! I also provided 7 of my favorite quick and easy tips for improving your work life balance, so we are covering those here in case reading is more your jam! All of these tips can be put into place in a day, so you should be well on your way to better work/life balance by this time tomorrow.Read More
So, you’re engaged! What an awesome milestone in your relationship! *Insert, dancing and celebrating!* I am sure that you’ve already been imagining this day a million different ways, and one question that may have popped up is “How in the world do I narrow down my friends and family to select my Bride Tribe or Groom Gang?” I’ve worked with tons of brides who have way too many close friends or family, and they don’t even know where to start with picking their Top for their Bride Tribe. Let’s be honest, the grooms I’ve worked with aren’t nearly as obsessed with finding the perfect gang. They’re usually just about the food and, well...marrying their best friend! With that being said, we have compiled 5 things to consider when picking your wedding party!Read More
Hello hello! If you got engaged over the holidays or anytime soon, then this post is definitely for you. As the winter weather is coming in and the scenery is blanketed in snow, it’s a perfect time to consider the lovely artists that are there to capture your special moment any day of the year - especially on your Big Day. If you are new to this wedding game (and most of us are, don’t worry), then you probably have no idea where to start with a lot of your vendors. We want to help, so today we compiled 5 questions that you must ask before hiring a wedding photographer (as well as the answers we hope they’ll give)!Read More
Setting the right resolutions can help you track your progress no matter where you are on the way to living your best life. Whether you are another entrepreneur, someone starting out the wedding planning process, or just want to reach some new milestones in 2018, it is key to set the right goals from the beginning.
To help, some of the best goal-setting tips and tricks are below so that you aren't like Phoebe Buffay, when asked if she has a plan, who responds "Plan? I don't even have a pla!" (plus, there's a little bonus in it for you if you make it to the end!)Read More
Last week we opened up one of my absolute favorite topics—how to use gold in your wedding stationery. We went over several different gold printing methods as well as a few different ways to use gold paint in your stationery and wedding day items. Per usual, things got a little lengthy, so I decided to cover some remaining techniques this week in a separate post. The best thing about Part 2 is that all of these options are more flexible cost-wise than the gold printing methods discussed in Part 1. So if foil stamping or gold edging aren’t quite in your budget, keep reading to find out more about how you can incorporate one of the hottest trends of 2017 into your wedding invitations and wedding day stationery!Read More
Gold, rose gold, antique gold, yellow gold, bright gold…I could go on for days and never get tired of every shade of gold there is! The gold craze has been popular for several years, and though there are many different versions of it, it’s not going away anytime soon. We all want to surround ourselves with beautiful gold accents, and your wedding day should be no different! One of the best ways to incorporate golds into your wedding is via your wedding invitations and wedding day stationery items. There are countless ways to bring more gold into your wedding paper goods, and we have put together a list of some our favorites—and of course there are gorgeous pictures to go with! Not a gold person? Don’t worry, all of these tips can apply to copper, silver, or any other metal finishes that you prefer!Read More
Wedding Day Stationery Timeline
You spend months planning every detail of your wedding, so you want it to come together perfectly. From the linens to the music, from the cake to the perfect shade of eyeshadow, every little piece is carefully curated for a cohesive overall look that is uniquely yours. Your wedding day stationery can be a big part of this overall feel, one that can help tie up all the loose ends of your décor, as well as help guide your guests through the entire day with ease. The tricky part of planning out your wedding day stationery is timing everything correctly between incoming RSVPs, table changes, and all the final details. We have created a handy guide to walk you through the timeline of planning your wedding day stationery, so you can make sure to get it right with no added stress!Read More
Creating your wedding invites can be a confusing process - what to send when and how to keep up the "proper" etiquette - it seems daunting at first. If you work with a custom invitation designer, your process will become somewhat easier, but you still have to decide on a few things with your wedding invite wording. We have created some examples below to show you common wedding invite wording, what's "proper," and how to break the rules correctly on your invitation suite!Read More
Good morning Mr. and Mrs. Reader! Or is it Ms. Reader? The Drs. Reader? Addressing envelopes can be tricky, confusing, and frankly, not a whole lot of fun (except for some of us crazy enough to do that for a living). Because snail mail has declined in popularity, and overall our correspondence has lost some formality over the years, wedding invitations are one of the only things that remain in which we actually refer to our guests in formal terms. And because many of us never practice this skill, it's tough to remember all the right ways to address your guests when it's time to send out your invitations. So, we have created a guide to wedding invite address etiquette that will make this a snap for you and your fiancé when the time comes!Read More
The most important thing about a wedding are the invites....just kidding! The most important thing is of course celebrating your love together with all of your favorite people! But in order to get them there, you have to send out invites (which kiiind of makes invites more important, right?). One of the most common questions we get asked by brides is "When on earth am I supposed to send these guys out?" The average couple spends 13-18 months planning a wedding, so the timing of the invites can get a little confusing somewhere in there. Luckily, we have put together some basic wedding invitation timelines to help you figure out when to start reaching out to invitation designers and planning out your designs! Take a look at the guide below to help get your invitation timeline moving along without an ounce of stress!Read More