Monday, October 25, 2010


According to all the hottest sources on the wedding circuits, 2011 Wedding InvitationTrends are calling for color and style. No longer is the bride to be constrained to flowers and swirls fonts on their wedding invites- 2011 wedding invitation trends call for bold colors, modern wedding invitation styles and using your own personal, artistic style to claim the day of your wedding.

A mere generation ago, planning your wedding was a whole lot easier. Cream invites with black script font, a few paper choices to go through and your invitations were "good to go." The wedding invitation market just didn't have alot of options- but that is certainly no longer the case. In 2011, you can express your personal style in any way you want. So what does this mean to you if this is your wedding year? Throw caution to the wind!

Some brides can solve the color question without thinking too much about style. They might have a life-long love for purple. Or, their venue might have strong hues they need to coordinate with. Or, when they picture their wedding, they already see their bridesmaids awash in certain colors. But for others, choosing your wedding colors is not so easy- so let's look at what the experts have to say.

All creative professionals from graphic designers to fashionistas hold one thing scared— color predictions from Pantone. Pantone is the absolute leader in color trend. Yes there is a company that does this! Typically industries from printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical looks to Pantone for inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color. It is how color is decided.

Michelle Mospens has also been quoted and used as a color reference for brides since, oh...forever! Her colors for the 2011 spring and summer wedding season are above- I've added color codes for easier use. She also concurs- bright is the color choice for 2011- tropical, whimsical and LOVELY!!!! Yup, this wedding season embrace vivid shades of your favorite color from lime green to bold orange and everything in between!

And you cannot forget the fall and winter wedding in 2011. The colors are still very unique and GORGEOUS- great rich warm tones that have never before been used for weddings!!!


And the colors are translating into a whole new world of wedding invitation opportunities- think bold, modern and stylish this year with many different vendors offering up incredibly unique wedding invitations in the 2011 marketplace. A popular trend in 2011 will be putting a little sophistication into the vintage wedding invites of the past- adding a modern twist to the retro styles of days gone by.


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Chic Wedding Stationery at Minted

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I'm serious about the amazing wedding invitations available at these store fronts. Incredible wedding invitation designs, gorgeous stationery and unique new designs that will give you lots of inspirations!  And since I am a designer myself, always have to throw in a plug for some of my absolute faves in 2011!!!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harry Potter Merchandise Now Available!

We all know that Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling, chronicling the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter, his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger- all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Since the June 30, 1997 release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide.As of June 2008, the book series has sold more than 400 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

But did you know that J.K. Rowling and the makers of the Harry Potter movies have teamed up with Zazzle to offer official HARRY POTTER MERCHANDISE? That's right, Harry Potter posters, Harry Potter and Muggles Tshirts , Howarts Mousepads Dumbledore, Aragos and Ravensclaw School Binders and so much more!!!

Here's a few of the favorites selling right now or 
to see all of the merchandise! You can click on any of the products to take you to the Harry potter Gallery at Zazzle too!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


October seems to be a huge months to take advantage of special sales for all things wedding. I've been looking around and have found countless great deals from vendors - my mind is reeling! Here's some great sale merchandise to get you started (or finished) planning your big event!

Disposable Wedding Cameras

Wedding Cameras On Sale at The Knot Wedding Shop

Look no further! The Knot has a great sale right now!
Your wedding day will be one of the most wonderful days of your life, but you’ll be caught up in such a whirlwind of romance and excitement that it might seem like a blur. One way to ensure you remember your day from every angle is to distribute disposable wedding cameras to your guests. They will have a blast taking fun pictures, and upon seeing them you will enjoy your wedding from your guests’ perspectives. We have wedding cameras in many styles and varieties; choose from plain disposable cameras or disposable cameras that complement your d├ęcor. From gold, silver and crystal-encrusted to personalized disposable and Polaroid cameras, you’ll find everything you need to ensure your wedding is captured from every angle.
Disposable wedding cameras are a trend that started several years ago and, despite recent digital and HD technologies, has persevered and remains one of the more popular staples at weddings. Some brides choose to let their guests take the cameras home and others leave a basket near the exit with a sign requesting that guests leave the cameras behind. Leave 2-3 cameras on each table and allow guests to share in the fun, or give each person his or her own camera. However you decide to distribute your disposable wedding cameras, you are guaranteed laughter and warmth when you see the candid pictures taken by your dearest loved ones.



You have to stop in and visit you will find everything you could possibly imagine to make the event, well---shall we say, interesting!!

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And while you are at it, if you're still looking for that perfect little gift, I've seen some really YUMMY finds at I bet you'll find something perfect- be sure to check out the clearance section for some great crystal gifts!!  Allow the new couple to create a decadent living space full of vibrant colors or surround themselves in the luxury of a great gift today!

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And one last HUGE find today.... HOUSE OF BRIDES HAS A HUGE SALE GOING ON!

Their global website features over 50,000 products at up to 40% off retail prices. A wide array of products includes bridal and bridesmaid dresses, mother of the wedding dresses, maternity dresses, plus size dresses, flower girl dresses, quinceanera dresses, prom dresses, special occasion dresses, bridal headpieces, jewelry, accessories, shoes, lingerie and much, much more. House of Brides is the oldest name in the bridal industry, in business since 1929. They have a  trusted reputation is known worldwide for selection, quality, competitive prices and outstanding customer service.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Invitations for Corporate Holiday Parties

Planning a corporate holiday party is an important and challenging task. A company holiday party is a great way to thank key stakeholders for their help and support over the past year. It also offers a fun way to do a little relationship building with everyone who has helped to make your business successful. We've spent time gathering resources to provide you with lots of ideas to make this year's holiday party a safe, fun and memorable event for clients and coworkers alike. These ideas are designed for both large companies with great budgets as well as small businesses with minimum resources.

The energy of the party starts with the invitations…. or Christmas Greeting cards… One company tells the story of taking a photo of all employees in Santa hats personalized with the employees names-then using the postcard as a corporate Christmas card as well as Christmas party invitation for their customers. The Hats were then saved for the holiday party gala. The themes for corporate holiday parties are absolutely endless. The very first thing which needs to be done is to decide how much money you have to spend. Some companies have money designated in the budget, others simply wing it. But knowing the amount of money to be spent will definitely impact your choice of invitation and theme. These ideas are designed for both large companies with great budgets as well as small businesses with minimum resources.


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Now that you have a theme and invitations for your party, you're going to need to plan on how to create the decor match your theme. EHOW has a GREAT agenda for planning the theme- you can click HERE to follow up on the next steps. In the interim, there are some great suppliers of AWESOME holiday themed gifts, decor and planning trends that follow- be sure to check them out on your quest for the perfect holiday party!

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