I was recently on a consultation call with a potential client — let’s call her Jane. Midway through my spiel, Jane asked how much do wedding invitations cost. I explained that invitation pricing varies a lot, and that there are many elements people forget about when budgeting for their wedding stationery.
As the midterm elections approach, we’re surrounded by challenges of how to deal with difficult people. So many folks have entrenched themselves on one side of the aisle or the other, and political discussions turn ugly all too frequently. We’re familiar with interpersonal problems when it comes to governmental policies, but your wedding is supposed to be fun! What do you do when someone is hard to deal with during the wedding planning process? Here are my tips on how to deal with difficult people during your engagement.
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!
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!”
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.
This summer, I worked with one of my clients on her postponement announcements after she and her fiancé decided to move their August 2020 wedding to a 2021 date. Fast forward a bit, and I got another call from the same bride. She told me they would be getting married privately in November 2020, with a small group of family, outdoors in her parents’ garden, in advance of their 2021 celebration. She’d need intimate wedding invitations, noting that just because it was small, didn’t mean it wasn’t the real deal. She wanted to ensure they were special and got her loved ones excited to celebrate with them.
One of the questions I often receive is “How is your semi-custom line different from Minted?” And I get it — it’s also a collection of online wedding invitations, with some of the options that are pre-determined and lots of elements personalized to you. But my line (and any other indie stationer’s line) costs more than Minted, and the big box option has quite frankly done a nice job with papers and print methods, in terms of quality. So your question is totally valid. Why spend more if you don’t have to? That’s just being a savvy shopper, and when you’re planning a wedding, you need to factor in every cost to get the most bang for your buck.
In this blog, I’ll go through the reasons why my semi-custom collection is different from shopping with Minted, so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you as part of your big day!
I was recently chatting with my friend Sarah, who’s a self-proclaimed “COVID bride.” She told me that so many of her fellow brides have asked in their group chats about how to repurpose their original wedding color palette for a new date, that falls in a different season from the original one. If you’ve been planning a 2020 wedding that’s now at a different time of year in 2021 or 2022, this blog is for you! Sarah, I hope this is helpful for you and your fellow COVID couples… thanks so much for letting me know that this was such a hot topic!