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!
Created by the talented Allyson Yuille, Sweet Potato Paper was born out of the newlywed’s own search for stylish invitations to kick off her 2008 Harlem-renaissance themed wedding. Her burning desire to fill this void of creative yet clean and contemporary stationery for women of color helped to birth Sweet Potato Paper. Launching earlier this month, the line is full of flirty and memorable merchandise for the bride-to-be, mother-to-be, birthday gal and more. Each style contains a distinct, non-cookie-cutter design and fun text to match. I adore the bachelorette party invitation above! And unlike most of her competitors, most designs are available with illustrations of women in various hues and hairstyles because Yuille understands that Black women exist in a range of equally beautiful complexions and hair textures. She also incorporates nature into her creations like the peacock themed wedding invite below:
The price points for Sweet Potato Paper are fairly reasonable — especially for the events leading up to a wedding. And Yuille is planning to expand her designs in the coming months. An added bonus are the site’s unintimidating tips on stationery etiquette which is certainly a Godsend for most brides-to-be.
Need another reason to test-drive Sweet Potato Paper? BlackBridalBliss.com folks get 15% off any purchase from the site until March 18th! Just enter the code: BBB2011 at checkout to redeem your savings.
Happy shopping and saving!
(Check out Sweet Potato Paper now and tell me which is your favorite in the comment section below.)
I was first introduced to Sweet Potato Paper by my cousin.. from PA.. who viewed it on Oprah… I too have a Great Interest in Providing people with something “PERSONAL!”… I firmly believe that when someone receives a Card, An Invite, An Announcement MEANT FOR THEM… It Speaks Volumes… And IT’S TRULY SPECIAL and ONE OF A KIND!! Seeing this has given me even more Inspiration to ‘ Think Even More Out Of The Box!!! I SALUTE YOU MY SISTER… !
My experience with Sweet Potato Paper was for lack of a better word stressful. There was delay after delay. I paid for 7 day shipping. After my order was not received in 7 days I was told a computer error caused shipping delays and my order had to be resubmitted. I was given a tracking number which turned out to belong to another customer. My order did not arrive until a week after they were supposed to. I was not refunded any shipping costs and did not receive any compensation for the inconvenience. I will not be using this company again or referring them to anyone else. The stress and lack of customer satisfaction is not worth it. The communication with the “Owner” was lacking and I suppose that was for her to avoid having to face a dissatisfied customer and knowing that they were not doing things correctly. This is still a fairly new small business but if they plan on being around for a while they need to totally re-exam their mission and deliver the service that their customers expect.
@TS2511 – I apologize that your experience with SPP was less than satisfactory. As you mentioned, it is still a new small business so hopefully your experience is not the norm.