Spice it up!Posted: November 12, 2012
There are so many of ‘the same’ out there: traditional place cards, traditional invitations and traditional gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of the traditional. I think that traditions can bring out beauty, class and romantic flair for the old world. However, if you want to spice up your wedding, or party, you can still pull in modern elements while staying connected to the traditional.
I calligraphed some place cards for a fiftieth birthday party and loved it! The client didn’t give me normal, rectangular, place cards. Instead these place cards had roses cut out in the design. These place cards matched the theme and pulled in a great personal element for each guest.
When you are planning your wedding one of the many things to think about are your bridesmaid gifts. This wonderful bride knew that her bridal party would need hangers so she customized the hangers and made them a part of her gift to them: practical meets beautiful!
People have been adding bows to their wedding invitations for years and years. However, have you ever thought about adding something else: twine, leather or even Swarovski crystals? I added Swarovski crystals to my invitations and loved how it took the feel of the invite more toward fun and funky – which was exactly what we were going for.
When it comes to spicing up your wedding or special event, there are a lot of ideas out there. Especially now with all of the “do it yourself” ideas floating around. At the end of the day, you can be as formal or funky, reserved or off the wall as you want to be. Make your event reflect the mood you are trying to create and who it is all about. No doubt that your guests or guest(s) of honor will love it!