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Bridal Spectacular Bridal Show August 2016

My Booth Design

I had a lot of help when it came down to putting my booth design together. I wanted to be a little bit different than the rest of the wedding stationery vendors at the show. I decided to make my booth into tablescapes for each of the invitations being showcased. I wanted to show brides the purpose of an invitation. It gives wedding guests a glimpse of what the wedding will be like. If a bride is having a beach wedding and it is casual chic attire or a winter wonderland wedding and it is a formal affair, the wedding invitation would reflect that.

D8 Studio’s Vendor List

Eden Productions - 702.601.2500 - eproductionslv@gmail.com

Eden Johnson, of Eden Productions, is an amazing and talented woman. She has access to some of the most fun and amazing linens. I rented the following items from her:

 -- All of my linens

-- Manzanita tree and crystals

-- Tin cups holding the tulips

-- Gold cups on the pink burlap table

-- Black feather centerpiece with crystals

-- Crystals on the black chargers

-- Crystal hanging from the black chair

-- Crystal ball and votive holders

Enchanted Florist - 702.731.2656

Michelle, over at Enchanted Florist, was a dream to work with. She took my ideas for each of the tables and ran with it. She gave me ideas of what the flowers were going to look like and the vases they would go in. I highly recommend these ladies because their talents show in the way that they create centerpieces as well as how they treat their customers.

RSVP Rentals - 702.878.0144

I rented out a few things from RSVP Rentals. I always put my trust in them whenever I am renting items for an event. The items I rented for this show were the following:

-- Black chargers on the Gatsby table

-- Black chairs with the black cushions at the table and at my booth

-- All of the tables

 

This show was the first that I had ever done on such a large scale and it was such a blast. I had an amazing time meeting with brides and their significant others as well as my fellow vendors. I felt that I did well enough that I would do the other show in January 2017.

I will be back at Cashman Center with a new booth size and a new booth design! The next show is January 20-21, 2017 at Cashman Center and I hope to see the next set of bride-to-be’s there with rings on!

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Spring Wedding Invitations

Love is in the Air

Spring makes me want to sing, “love is in the air!” Because, it feels like it is. Lots of forevers are promised around the holidays, making spring blissful in more ways than one.

The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, kids are outside playing, and brides-to-be are busy planning away.

If you’re looking for someone to create a spring wedding invitation for you or for spring wedding invitation ideas, here’s just a glimpse of the fun we can have.

Whether you want soft and neutral colors with a fun pattern, bright colors with a floral design, or something whimsical and unique, we can get really creative to give you the invitation of your dreams.

Spring Blossom Wedding Invitation

This invitation is fun-loving and sweet. It’s perfect for the couple who wants a hint of floral on their invitations.

 

Sweetheart Confetti Wedding Invitation

This invitation is for the sweethearts who love simple and endearing designs. It’s soft, colorful, and fabulous for a spring wedding.

 

Threads of Love

Bright and bold for the free-spirited couples (or anyone who loves this hena-inspired design), this wedding invitation has bursts of bright spring color with a one-of-a-kind design.

 

Paisley Love

A mix of elegant and laid back, this Paisley Love wedding invitation is a beautiful pick for those who are planning a spring wedding, but aren’t choosing typical spring wedding colors.

 

Do you see any designs that you would love to explore further? Do you already have a design in mind that you want me to take a look at? I’d love to work with you on your spring wedding invitation. I’m certain we’ll be the perfect match, and you’ll have the wedding invitation you’ve been dreaming of.

I work with brides near and far and you can order wedding invitations online directly from me.

Double Eight Design Studio custom designs wedding invitations and more. Contact me today to discuss your design ideas and order online.

Follow Double 8 Design Studio on Facebook for more design inspiration.

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10 Wedding Invitation & Planning Tips Every Bride-to-be Must Know

From wedding invitations to wedding table assignments to wedding thank you cards, the more organized you are with every aspect of your wedding, the better. Use these tips and tricks to help you war off stress and keep Bridezilla at bay as you prepare for your wedding day.

1. Number the back of your RSVP cards

Number the back of your RSVP cards and have each number correspond to a name on your guest list. This way, if someone sends an RSVP card back blank or with missing information, you know whose it is. This quick and easy tip will help you keep your guest list organized.

2. Order wedding invitations 3-8 months before your wedding

When do you order wedding invitations? And, when do you send out save the dates? And, gosh, when do you send out wedding invitations? There are soooo many questions involved when planning a wedding.

You should order your wedding invitations 3-8 months before your wedding to allow enough time to receive them, get them ready, and mail them out. Leave yourself a little extra time for any mishaps with ordering or shipping, so you’re not scrambling last minute. No bride-to-be wants that kind of stress. Send your save the dates out 6-8 months before your wedding to give guests enough time to mark their calendars, and send your wedding invitations out 4-8 weeks before your wedding day.

3. Order extra wedding invitations

You should definitely order extra wedding invitations, but exactly how many extra wedding invitations should your order? A good rule of thumb is to take the number of your guest list per family or couple + 20 extra invitations. So, if your guest list includes 300 families/couples, you should order 320 wedding invitations. This will help you avoid excess expense, but leave you extra in case you make a mistake or forget about a few people until the last minute.

4. Weigh your invitations at the post office

Bring an invitation to the post office and have it weighed prior to stamping them and sending them out. Many invitations will require extra postage and this is one piece of mail you don’t want returned to sender.

5. Weigh Your RSVP Cards

Many people forget to have their RSVP cards weighed, but you don’t want to overpay or underpay for these little babies either. Take a reply card and the envelope to the post office and have it weighed to be sure that

6. Square wedding invitations require extra postage

It’s important that you know from the get-go that square wedding invitations require extra postage. You may be wondering why? Square envelopes cannot be run through the automated postal machines; therefore, they require special handling. That special handling costs.

7. Ask your post office about hand canceling

Hand canceling means that your wedding invitations will be processed by hand as opposed to run through the postage machines. As wedding invitations are thicker, they might be damaged by the postal machines, which makes the option of hand canceling appealing to many brides-to-be. Each post office handles hand canceling differently. Some post office locations don’t offer it, some do, some will quote you a price, some will say it’s complimentary, some will even let you hand cancel them yourself at a nearby counter to save money. Ask around—you might be able to hand cancel your wedding invitations for free.

8. Color coordinate your table assignments

Use colored sticky notes to color coordinate your wedding table assignments. This will allow you to very quickly see who is sitting next to whom and to move them around easily, if necessary.

9. Have guests address their thank you card envelope

Set up a cute little station at the gift table or near it, and ask guests to write their address on their thank you card envelope to make it easier on you when sending out thank you cards. Make a fun little sign with cute wording that says something along the lines of how one extra little gift of writing out their address will help lighten the load for the new bride and groom. If you make this request tastefully and add some charm to it, your guests likely won’t find it off-putting.

10. Pack early for your honeymoon

Even if you have one to two days between your wedding and honeymoon, pack early. Packing early and getting everything in order will ensure you can spend more time with family and friends while they’re in town. Plus, it’ll ensure you don’t forget to pack something in the chaos of your big day. If you aren’t leaving until a day or two later, you can also get a jump start on wedding thank you cards.

 

There you have it—hopefully these tips have gotten you one step closer to planning the wedding of your dreams.

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You can order wedding invitations online, wedding thank you cards, bridal shower invitations, or other wedding stationery from Double 8 Designs. Contact me for more information.

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