Just last weekend Pushing the Envelope was on the road at A Wedding Day at the Eden sponsored by 101 the Rose radio!
We set up a darling booth in the Regency Ballroom and felt that the event was a huge success! I personally spoke with what seemed like hundreds of brides-to-be and their families. I was really thrilled that the brides were paying special attention to every detail associated with their special day….they seemed “serious” for lack of a better word, but, in a good way!
The color yellow is extremely popular with spring and summer brides who plan to use it as an accent color with greys, greens, navy and black. See my post below!
Couples are becoming increasingly interested in using recycled materials in their invitations…I had a lot of interest in my Naturally Ever After album that showcases invitations made from 40% post-consumer fibers.
The concept of invitations utilizing “pockets” is still very HOT! If you plan on using several enclosure pieces like direction, accommodation, reception and response cards then a pocket invitation is the way to go. Keeping all of your enclosures neatly tucked in to a pocket makes a lovely presentation and it keeps things well organized for your guests too.
Couples also seemed very interested in our collection of personalized jewelry and gifts. Whether it is a pearl necklace with a monogrammed sterling pendant for bridesmaids or an engraved mug for the groomsmen, a personal touch never goes unnoticed.
Lastly, the trend in using a calligrapher is here to stay. I shared my booth with good friend and amazing calligrapher, Nora Given. We found that brides are still craving the classic style of hand addressed envelopes and place cards. Calligraphy offers a personal touch to your announcements or invitations!