I am a huge stationery fan. It all began when my father purchased personalized stationery for me when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I even worked a part-time job at a very high-end British stationery and small leather goods boutique as an adult. Oh and guess what else? I dabble in calligraphy (another hobby I owe to my father). So much so that one of my girlfriends paid me to address her wedding invitations. Add to all of this that I’m a bridal blogger and let’s just say that the pressure to have “THE BOMB” invitation suite was a bit daunting. Okay, it was very daunting. [Read more...]
What are you doing tonight? Nothing? Good! You are officially booked. You now have a date with Triple B and Kisha Kingston, the creative mastermind behind Royale Amethyst Invitations. Known for incorporating luxe materials like crystals and silk into her stationery designs, Kingston who launched Royale Amethyst Invitations in 2008, is not only an artist but quite knowledgable about her craft. This evening she’ll be answering those sticky questions about wedding stationery etiquette (What should you do when including the names of divorced parents on an invite?) to dishing insider tips and tricks on the best ways to get the most bang for your bridal buck when selecting an invitation suite. Folks, this might be the best date you’ve had in a long time — and you don’t even have to dress up for it. Our last Twitter Chat with DJ Mark Battle was so much fun folks didn’t want to leave! We’re starting at 9PM EST and using the hashtags: #bbbchat and #weddinginvitechat. Of course you’re already following Triple B on Twitter (ahem) but just in case you can find us here and Royale Amethyst Invitations here. Meet you on Twitter TONIGHT! And this chat will be informative for planning brides and grooms so be sure to tell a friend to tell a friend.
A significant portion of my life for the last few weeks has been dedicated to wedding invitations. My Save the Date was a hit so the pressure is now on for the invite(s). It can be overwhelming for even the biggest stationery fan. Below are a few tips and tricks that are helping me sort through the paper maze. [Read more...]
She’s baaa-aaack! In a follow-up to her buzz-worthy Part I on Invitations, Triple B contributor Nae returns with the 411 on her invitation suite designs and more. As always, show love in the comments.
Once we had the guest list finalized, it was time to choose our invitation suite. Early on in the planning process I attended a bridal event at a stationery store. All of the talk about letterpress and typeset made me realize that Mr. DrummerBoy and I would not be going the traditional wedding stationery route. After browsing several different styles, we decided on the Love Story design above (picture from Pinterest). [Read more...]
Since I’m preparing to send out my Save-the-Dates in the coming weeks (WOO HOO!), I thought this post was timely. My fiance and I had some questions about what to do and what not to do so I’m anxious to share my recent findings with you all. As always, Triple B encourages everyone to ultimately do what works best for them and their household. (I’m even tweaking a couple of these for my own Save-the-Dates…) However I thought the below suggestions were pretty universal: [Read more...]
Way before I thought about a wedding of my own I was a bona fide fan of stationery. My father purchased my first set of personalized note cards when I was about 8 years-old and I even worked a part-time job after college at a fancy smancy British stationery shop. Any opportunity to highlight more invitation suite options for nearlywed couples is a treat. Here’s what stationery resources are currently on my radar: [Read more...]
How many times have you received an invitation in the mail and wondered why it looked so boring? And how many times have you decided to plan an event but the available invitations fell short of your expectations? You’re probably avoiding sending Facebook invites by keeping it old school and adding a personal touch. When it comes to getting married, most brides are searching for a personal touch when inviting loved ones to the “big” day.
Most would agree the right invitation sets the mood for any memorable affair. And with the popularity of e-vites and the like, I’m increasingly impressed by unique invitations sent (gasp!) snail mail. This is why when I learned of a new, fun addition to the stationery world — Sweet Potato Paper — I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
I’m sure you’re busy solidifying exciting New Year’s Eve plans but don’t forget about the fab discounts from A La Mode Bride and One Sound and Entertainment. These special offers I secured just for you expire on Friday, December 31st at midnight! We all know how expensive weddings can be so even a 10% discount will prove helpful when creating the nuptials (or any special event) you and yours truly want. Spread the word!
Happy December! I know many of you are in the thick of purchasing gifts for the holidays which can especially put a strain on your wallet in the midst of planning a wedding. I got y’all though! Remember this post on the fab invitation suite resource, A La Mode Bride? Well, as of today you will get 10% off any order from A La Mode Bride when you mention BlackBridalBliss.com! This exclusive offer ends on midnight December 31, 2010.