Seeing wedding invitation examples always helps bring a product to life! In today’s blog, I’m highlighting two couples who chose the exact same invitation from my semi-custom collection as their “base,” but ended up with wildly different results. Color palettes and varying bells and whistles transform the same starting point to vastly personalized end sets in these invitations — and it’s easy for you to do the same. Having versatility in an invitation that’s customizable is so important, so you can make sure it feels like your wedding!
Our unique wedding celebration was on November 10, 2018 — black tie in a boxing gym. My dad walked me down the aisle in a landing bay for parked vans, accompanied by a live pianist. Adam built our chuppah with trees felled from my family’s cottage. He also built the tables our wedding party sat at, beneath mossed chandeliers hung from the industrial ceiling. Our band’s “stage” was set up in a boxing ring. I designed all the paper goods and wore my grandmother’s silk gown. We skipped the cake but staged an extra bartender for boozy hot cider add-ins at our dessert bar. That’s just how we roll. Oh, and it was all planned during our a seven-month engagement. A huge thank you to all our vendors, but especially Parsonage Events for absolutely blowing me away with their installation, the Downtown Boxing Gym for your incredible hospitality, and Casey Brodley for the photos and video we’ll forever cherish. Though I’m a notoriously private person, here’s a glimpse into our wedding day. It was certainly an unforgettable one.
While craft stores are everywhere, the calligraphy supplies I use are often a little more specific than what’s available at Michael’s, JoAnn Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby. The good news is that there are lots of online options for purchasing these specialty tools!
Stevie and Scott hosted their intimate wedding at home in 2020. I was honored that Cassy Rose Events brought me onto this sweet couple’s vendor team to design their custom stationery. They had fewer than 30 guests on the grounds of the bride’s parents’ home for their ceremony and reception dinner. Their outdoor tented cocktail reception kept the after-party going a little while longer into the evening. No stone was left unturned with this event, proving an intimate wedding at home can be as elegant and luxurious as it is heartfelt and meaningful.
Pop a bottle and toss some confetti… Sachs Strategy is officially here! Scheduling for entrepreneurs doesn’t have to be so hard. I decided to start this brand to help service-based entrepreneurs (ahem, you) get clarity about your client workload, while keeping the flexibility that entrepreneurship affords you. It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is over! It’s time to stop playing catch-up and start feeling in control of your schedule.
For many years before starting this business, I worked at a venture capital firm, as the CEO’s executive assistant. I scheduled another (very busy) person’s entire life, down to the minute. His days were fast-paced, jam-packed with responsibility, and different every day. Turns out, it’s much the same with scheduling for entrepreneurs.
After so many years working with a high profile calendar, and many more since then with my own project calendar, scheduling feels like a second skin to me. I’m so excited to help with scheduling for entrepreneurs in two ways!
23 pages outlining my tried-and-true Stick To It calendar system, so you can tell right away if you’re available/booked, keep track of all your admin work, and maintain flexibility within your daily routine.
With a 1-on-1 scheduling session, I’ll explain my Stick To It system with personalized suggestions, so you can implement it with a tailor-made approach for your business and start benefiting from it right away.
Recently, I asked on Instagram if anyone in my community had some recommended books for me to to read… and I got so many responses!
I’ve included some books I’ve read and loved recently (that I can vouch for), along with a crowdsourced list of recommended books. They aren’t in much of an order, but if this list grows to the point that they need to be categorized, I’ll do that. For now, it’s a hodgepodge!
Years ago, a sweet client of mine called me in a panic, wondering if I had ever heard of the “steamer” trick or the “freezer” trick to get sealed envelopes to pop open. In my calmest possible tone, I asked why she needed to get her envelopes open (with sweaty palms and a nervous inner monologue). She had chosen the most gorgeous, ultra traditional wedding invitations, and I had hand-calligraphed her envelopes. I started to panic alongside her, wondering what had happened, and if she didn’t know how to assemble wedding invitations.
“Well, I bought enough postage for my outer envelopes and response envelopes. I got to the end, sealed everything up, stamped the envelopes and couldn’t figure out why I had so many stamps left over. Then, it hit me — I hadn’t stamped the response envelopes inside!”
Kelly and James got married in August 2020. Their burgundy and blush Royal Park Hotel wedding was filled with love. Plus, visually, it was a stunner! I’m forever grateful to Kelly, who was the first-ever client to purchase her invitations from my semi-custom collection. Her trust in me is something I’ll always carry with me!
Lately, my email inbox has felt like the Wild West. Every hour seems to present a different type of question, ranging from “we’d like to book you last minute” to “how do I know what to order” to “we’d like to learn about your postponement policy.” The most common question I’ve been getting has been “how late can I order invitations?”. It’s all over the place! And I get it — it’s for good reason. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now still for couples planning in the midst of COVID, vaccination rollouts, and inconsistent state-by-state protocols for events. I get that waiting as long as possible to decide about your wedding taking place as planned makes sense! So, in this blog I’ll be answering some of the common questions I’m fielding lately, so you’re ready to go with stationery, no matter what your event protocol looks like.