Sunday, May 17, 2015

Blog much?!?!?

So I'm not the greatest at blogging or keeping up on my social media...I can't be THAT perfect! :)  I wanted to post some updates on what's going on with me and my business.  After a stressful 2014 wedding season, I decided to limit the number of planning/coordination clients I take on.  I'd rather be focused on doing a fabulous job for a few very special clients!  That's my plan for the 2015 season anyway :)

The thing I'm most passionate about when it comes to weddings is the decor and special little details.  My etsy shop is my special project and I just LOVE being able to work with people from all sorts of places to create personalized details.  I've shipped items all around the US and even to Australia - crazy right?!?!?  If you're in search of some fabulous, affordable, and unique items to add to your wedding, I might be your go-to person!

What's the reasoning behind my creations?  I'm not a fan of cookie-cutter printed items.  If I can look at it and know exactly how it was done and what store the materials came from, I'm not impressed.  I hold myself to a higher standard...and that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune, just maybe a little more time to find the right stuff.  You may be on a budget and your venue may not be high end, but adding the right items into the mix can be the difference between tacky and impressive...unless tacky is your chosen theme ;)

My most popular items have been from what I'm calling my Kraft Paper Collection.  I just love how the white text looks on kraft paper!

Folded Place Cards - Send me your guest list!

Napkin Wraps - I like these to spice up place settings when there's a buffet dinner

Folded Place Cards with Ribbon - These are one of my favorites!!!

When you're planning a wedding or event, you want your guests to feel special!  This can get overlooked by all the other planning that goes into it, but it's important to remember the meaning that your guests have in your life and just how special it is that they've taken the time (and sometimes a considerable amount of money) to be there for your special day.  Place cards and other little details give them warm fuzzies and they're a great way to add to your decor and reinforce your theme or colors.  I've had some guests want to keep their place card and put it on their desk at work or use it in their scrapbook.  They're a great way to add a little "wow" to your table settings and let people know they have a special place and they've been thought of.  I've had some clients add nicknames for certain guests, which is a special touch too!

State Shaped Tags - Customized to your state and with your message or guest names.

Favor Tags - Customized with the text or design or your choose ribbon color too!

Monogram Tags - Oh you fancy huh?!?

My tags have been very popular!  These can be personalized with your own message or the names of each of your guests.  You can tie them around napkins/silverware, put them on favors, add them to your welcome bags...many creative possibilities!  I've even had people send me their custom designs to put on the tags so they match their invitations, menus, etc.  I get a lot of custom requests and that's what I love...making them personalized to what fits you!  Too bad etsy doesn't allow me to put more customized options, because I can do countless different things for most of my products.  Most people will message me to ask if I can do it, so thank goodness for the messaging!

I've had a couple requests from some high profile people, which is a huge compliment for me!  Of course, I won't say who, but you've probably seen some of them on TV ;)

Framed Magnet Board - Love these for informational sign display!

Framed Magnet Board - Great for displaying escort cards!
My Striped Elegance Collection has remained popular, the magnet boards especially!  I'm working on getting some more up in the store.  These reflect my personal taste the most and my customers who have purchased them typically use them in their home or office.  I actually have a couple hanging in my own home that I put cute cards or quotes up on.  I'm working on some themed gallery wall sets that go with them, so that's coming soon.

Foiled Confetti Place Cards - I'm a little obsessed with these!
I'm working on adding to my newest section, the Luxe Collection!  So far I only have these foiled confetti place cards up, but I'm working on some other designs that include stickers, tags, and napkin wraps.  

Cupcake Favor Kit - Everything you need for fabulous favors - except cupcakes, I'll leave that to you!

I'm working on adding some custom favor packaging and so far I just have these cupcake boxes up.  I just love these!  I need to work on getting some better photos though - I'm no photographer, but it's a skill I'm working on!  

Well that's what I've got going for now - I keep saying I'm making a goal to write on my blog more, but this time I mean it...really :)

♥ Allison