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Expert Advice for Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

Expert Advice for Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

One of the first big decisions on your wedding to-do list is choosing a venue that beautifully sets the tone for your special day. Along with aesthetics, there are several other factors to consider before you begin scheduling tours. To help ease you into this process, we’re excited to share some expert insights that break down everything you need to know for finding a dream venue that’s also functional.

Below, we have celebrity event planner Colin Cowie, Virginia Edelson of Bluebird Productions, and Nick and Aleah of Valley & Company Events joining us to cover everything you need to know when weighing different venue options.

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Extend your Wedding Weekend with These Activities

Extend your Wedding Weekend with These Activities

What’s better than spending time with loved ones at your wedding? A chance to prolong the party! You can keep the festivities going by planning smaller-scale activities around your ceremony and reception. Welcome parties and farewell breakfasts are definitely a trend right now, but you don’t have to be limited to those two ideas. Below we’ve included some other ideas to help to help you extend your wedding weekend and spend more quality time with your friends and family.

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The Perfect Welcome Cocktails for Your Special Event

welcome cocktail ideas

We love cocktails that make a statement—an immediate statement. If you ask us, a beverage display is the perfect way to properly welcome all of the spirit enthusiasts on your guest list. From birthday parties and bridal showers to family reunions and wedding celebrations, here are six versatile cocktail displays to help inspire your next soirée. Cheers!

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Designer Feature: Phrosné Ras

Phrosné Ras

Today, we’re thrilled to be featuring Phrosné Ras, an incredibly accomplished designer based in South Africa’s Cape Town. She’s best known for intricate line drawings, elegant color palettes, and a fierce attention to detail, but it’s her unwavering drive that Phrosné is most proud of. Ranging from holiday cards and birthday invitations to wedding save-the-dates and thank-you notes, her stunning collection has encouraged celebrations and set the stage for gatherings of all kind. Today, she’s here to share a bit more about her journey, her inspiration, and her passions.  

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What to Buy for the Perfect Host or Hostess Gift

What to Buy for the Perfect Host or Hostess Gift

Offering a host or hostess gift is the perfect way to show appreciation for your friend or family member’s hospitality. So whether you’re attending a festive housewarming party or an upscale dinner soirée, make sure you don’t arrive empty-handed! As we know, gift giving is often easier said than done. So if you need a little inspiration, here are some ideas (both practical and fun!) that we love:

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Greenvelope’s Birthday Design Competition

Greenvelope’s Birthday Design Competition

If you happen to be looking for an excuse to throw a birthday bash this year, you’re in luck. We have a fierce collection of brand new birthday invites, thanks to Greenvelope’s second design competition! Our community of designers were challenged to create and submit their very coolest birthday invitations. And if you ask Sogoal Zolghadri (owner of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop and our esteemed judge), they crushed it. Choosing three category winners wasn’t easy, but here’s what stood out to Sogoal the most:

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Online Invitations: Practical Benefits for Businesses

Online Invitations: Practical Benefits for Businesses

As the average consumer becomes more tech savvy and spends more of their time online, many companies are moving away from paper invitations for events. While this trend may have started due to the convenience of sending electronically, we are now at a point that going paperless has become instrumental in effectively organizing an event. More than just a time saver, this new breed of digital invitation site offers a complex array of features that give companies the ability to manage their event in a way they never have before. Keep scrolling for some practical reasons why your company should be sending digital invites.

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Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding

Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding

“Wedding planning.” That term alone makes people cringe, thinking about the time, effort, and dollars that go into planning the perfect day. Not to mention destination weddings, which require extra travel and accommodation fees. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If flying off for your big day is something you’re thinking about, rest assured, there are some shortcuts you and your fiancé can take to make your experience as stress-free as possible.

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Fall in Love with 6 of our Most Popular Save-The-Dates

Most popular save the date

So the question was popped and you’re officially engaged—congratulations! The first step is to break out the bubbly and celebrate accordingly. The next step is to finalize a date and get all your loved ones in the loop. Sending save-the-dates for your wedding is the easiest (and most stylish!) way to get your guests to mark their calendars. And as you begin to brainstorm that perfect design, here’s what’s trending this season. Keep scrolling to see our 6 most-popular save-the-dates!

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How to Dress up a Store-Bought Cake

How to Dress up a Store-Bought Cake

As much as we’d all love to be one of those party hosts that can whip up a bakery-worthy cake from scratch, reality doesn’t always work like that. The rest of us can take pleasure in knowing that you don’t actually have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a gorgeous, party-perfect cake. With minimal effort (and a few easy tricks!) you can completely transform even the gaudiest of store-bought cakes into stunning masterpieces. Keep scrolling for tips and inspiration!

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