Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates

Fall Wedding Save the Dates, Invitations & Stationery

We know this might seem a bit premature but it is NOT TOO EARLY to begin planning your Fall wedding.  In fact, End of March – May are the months to get your Save the Date mailed. Remember the whole process takes time – try not to be in a rush.  Also, if your mailing requires more than 1 stamp, please make sure you order enough the first time because you never know if the stamps will still be available when you go to mail your final invite.  Mixed stamps give a sloppy first impression.

Here are a few things to consider:

Autumn Wedding Colors

The colors you naturally think of for fall (deep reds, oranges, and browns) work great, but if you want to open it up a little, consider olives, purples, dark yellows, and cream.

Some great color combos include:

Eggplant – Dark Olive – Light Olive Chocolate – Dark Red – Orange Chocolate – Light Brown – Cream Eggplant – Chocolate – Light Brown

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The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

White Eyelet Gift Card Box

The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

One of our clients' most challenging conundrums is really one of the simplest details – what to do with the gift cards at their wedding reception or other celebration. Truthfully, we are not so enamored with the ever popular birdcage gift card holder option. First, we don't love that people can see how many cards you receive and secondly, unless you are hosting a garden theme event, we just do not get the connection. After much soul searching we realized part of our discomfort is we are loathe to admit  how uncomfortable we are with the concept of presents being such a conspicuous part of the event. We much prefer when gifts are sent separately to the recipient's home or envelopes subtly palmed and discretely placed in an inside jacket pocket, out of sight. Having said all that, we do understand that gift card boxes are a practical reality and are not going to disappear from the celebration scene any time soon. So when we happened upon this Martha Stewart White Eyelet Hexagon Shape Gift Card Box, we immediately knew this was the one. We love the shape. We love the subtle texture. We love the price (just $14.54) We love the box's simplicity. And we love that its easy transformation is limited only by your own imagination. Make it elegant, make it whimsical, add bows or flowers or a personalized printed label to coordinate with the rest of your visual theme.

Party Hearty!

Kids Community Service Activity – Clip Coupons for Coupons Help!

Coupons Help Fight Hunger

We are so excited to introduce our visitors to Coupons Help, a non-profit organization started by a 10 year old thoughtful, inspired, creative angel.  Basically, Chloe was at a family dinner when a friend of her father's mentioned that the food pantry he worked with could use coupons in addition to food to help those in need purchase food and essentials. Chloe began collecting coupons from the Sunday paper that would have otherwise been thrown away and mailed them to the shelter. It made a difference and so she thought she would build a website and try to collect coupons from people all over the world, especially kids like her. Chloe's goal is to get 3,000 coupons by the end of year!  We are here to support her in her efforts.

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Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Have you always wondered what other brides are buying as bridesmaid gifts? We turned to our partners at Beau-Coup & Dessy to answer just that question. Interestingly, when we first wrote this post a few years ago, these Engravable Bridesmaid's Compact Mirrors and Pink Bridesmaid Personalized Flasks topped Beau-coup's list of best selling bridesmaid gifts. No way would we have ever guessed. Today matching bridesmaid robes, metallic bridesmaid t-shirts, flip flops, slippers & ballet flats, pashminas and totes galore top the list! Continue Reading →