Hi! My name is Marlene Widawer, but I am also known as the “Invitation Maven.”
Maven means “expert” in Yiddish, and my clients and colleagues call me a "Maven" because they are so happy with the invitations that I design and make for them.
A creative, interesting and unique invitation is the first thing your guests will see and is the best way to get your party started. I LOVE working with my clients to create the perfect invitation for their event. I also love working with people, and my passion is to make all my clients’ dreams come true.
I have been designing invitations for more than 20 years. What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a passion that I wanted to share with others. I have expanded my design capabilities and work with a variety of design platforms and products. I love creating that one-of-a-kind invitation that reflects my client's unique style and personality. Every client is different. Every party is different. My job is to make the perfect invitation for each client every time.
On a personal note, I am a mom of three children (Bradley, Hannah and Max), and have been married for more than a quarter of a century to my husband, Mark. I live in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California with my husband, the youngest of our three kids, and our dog, Toby, a Maltipoo we adopted in 2018.
I just love designing invitations and have designed just about everything from invitations and all the pieces of an invitation suite to 6-foot-tall flowers for a bat mitzvah. In August 2018, I had the honor of designing my eldest son’s wedding invitations, as well as all the decor for his wedding.
I love sharing my experiences with others (take a peek at my blog when you have a chance), and I spend lots of time looking for inspiration and new invitation and decor design trends. In my spare time, I teach art and work on my laser cutter to create one-of-a-kind signs, invitations, seating cards, and other event decor for clients, as well as fun and unique items to give as gifts.
I encourage you to look at my samples and to join my email list to keep informed about my current design projects. Get to know me, and I’m sure you’ll learn about my attention to detail and my passion for my clients and for my work.
I look forward to meeting you soon to help you design the perfect invitation of your dreams!
The Invitation Maven
marlene (at) invitationmaven.com