Tag: “invitation maven”

Five Common Invitation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When designing your custom event invitation, whether it’s for a wedding, bar mitzvah, fundraising event or milestone birthday, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. There’s more to it than simply creating the invitation and placing it in the envelope. Here are the top 5 mistakes most people make when creating their invitations and some tips about how to avoid them.

Mistake #1: Not including all the necessary information on the invitation

I find that some clients worry that their invitation includes too much information. However, I counter that it’s best to include all of the information your guests will need to know rather than leave something out for the sake of cutting out a few words. Of course, your invitation should include the basic details of the event such as the day and date of the event, the time the event starts, and the location of the venue, but don’t be afraid to include inserts with additional details. For example, one of the most common inserts is a Map and Directions card. Even though most cars and phones have navigation software to help guide guests to the location of your event, including a pre-printed map or printed directions in the invitation, especially if the venue is difficult to find, is a courtesy many guests will appreciate.  Read more

No Right Way or Wrong Way…Only YOUR Way

I am often asked “what’s the right way to…” followed by a question about how to handle a situation one might encounter when planning a party. My answer usually is “there is no RIGHT way or WRONG way…there’s only YOUR way.” I say this because every bride and groom, every bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah child, and every honoree is unique and their special event should reflect who they are. So while there are social conventions that can help guide you, there’s no reason why you can’t get creative and have fun planning your big event.

This is even true as it pertains to your invitations.  Read more

Taco Bell is Opening for Weddings

I receive alerts for interesting wedding-related articles. Well, this one caught my eye. Apparently, Taco Bell’s Las Vegas flagship store will be opening for weddings come summer 2017!

Brides and grooms on a budget, or who really love Taco Bell…can get married at Taco Bell for only $600. They receive a Taco Bell garter, bowtie and hot sauce bouquet, as well as “Just Married” shirts and champagne.

Taco Bell is having a contest to see who will be the first couple married at their flagship store. Brides and grooms can enter at: https://www.tacobell.com/loveandtacos. They even have their own hashtag: #LoveandTacos. Voting begins March 1, 2017.

This is taking Taco Tuesdays to a whole new level!

For more information about Taco Bell’s contest, listen to the story posted here: https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/02/20/married-wedding-taco-bell/21717957/

Making Sure Your Guests Know Who the Party is For

Who Is This Bride and Why Am I Invited to Her Shower?

I had a client a few weeks ago who shared an interesting situation with me. She received an invitation to a wedding shower but did not know who the bride was, nor did she recognize the names of any of the hostesses. Her husband has a rather large family so she assumed the bridal shower was for the fiancé of a nephew, but she wasn’t sure. Given how uncomfortable this made her feel, now that she is creating a bridal shower invitation for the daughter of one of her closest friends, she wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to her. Here is some advice I gave my client to help her avoid the same issue.  Read more