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I’ve always had a thing for cute stationary and cleverly thought out invitations. I’m pretty sure that’s girl thing. I remember painstakingly picking out our wedding invitations many moons ago and how they had to be JUST right. My biggest fail in that decision was not realizing that my irregularly shaped invitations were going to cost extra in the postage department. I didn’t find that out until they had already been professionally printed to include pre-addressed envelops. Woops! Expensive lesson, that’s all I will say. Being a ally to your best friend? Piece of cake. Being the boss of a bunch of bridesmaids? a touch more complicated. As we all know, each bridal party is different than subsequent . Some are made from an in depth knit group of friends while others can include complete strangers. regardless of your situation, it’s one among your maid of honor duties to stay all the bridesmaids up so far and on an equivalent page regarding everything wedding related. an excellent thanks to keep the lines of communication open is to start out a gaggle message through text or email. Remember- the bride is up to her eyeballs in wedding planning, so your role as middle(wo)man between her and her bridesmaids takes tons off her already full plate. One of the foremost exciting maid of honor duties helps detect the dress. Not only does one get front row seats to a personal bridal fashion show, you get to observe your bestie fulfill her childhood dream of becoming Cinderella. Whether it takes fitting 1 or 100 dresses, seeing her eyes illuminate as she sees herself in “the one” are going to be an experience you’ll cherish forever. Once she’s said yes to the dress, it’s your responsibility as maid of honor to attend all the subsequent fittings. Throughout this process, you’ll also assist the bride within the look for her day accessories- shoes, jewelry, veil, etc. One of the foremost rewarding duties of the maid of honor is throwing your bride-to-be a wonderful bridal shower. for several brides, they remember this get-together of family and friends because the first time they said to themselves “holy crap, this is often really happening!” Needless to mention , it’s your duty to knock it out of the park. Before you panic, remember that you’ll have the assistance of your fellow bridesmaids to share responsibility and split costs. Our advice? Delegate a task or two to every of the bridesmaids, whether it’s bringing a shareable dish or providing the plates, cups and utensils. Pro tip- Don’t be afraid to ask both the mother of the bride and therefore the mother of the groom to help in any way they will , they love being involved within the process!
Fast forward to both of our boy’s(I debuted both boys and my amazing husband a few weeks ago on the blog here) first five birthday parties. I either created the party invitations myself or had them custom designed and printed. I had a bit of an obsession, you guys.
I’ve since learned the immense value and peace of mind of going paperless! From baby shower invites to Valentine’s Day, sending out invitations is now a snap and much more budget friendly. In no time, you can custom create an invitation or card that works for your occasion and have them sent online just by including the emails of your potential guests/recipients.
If you’re still more of a “hold it in your hands” kinda gal(I get it, I’m still that way too from time to time), Paperless Post also offers a ton of printed options as well.
Pete and I really like celebrating most holidays, but Valentine’s Day is one we tend to keep more low-key. Having both worked in the restaurant industry before we were married, we still remember those CRAZY hectic nights waiting tables on Valentine’s Day. As a result, neither one of us are ever super stoked at the idea of crowed restaurants for date night. On that particular holiday, I much rather prefer him cook us some nice steaks at home and enjoy the quiet. (Something else I’m thinking might be fun would be to cook dinner together using one of these meal prep solutions! Kinda romantic and fun, right?)
The one thing we do normally do each year though is exchange heartfelt cards and maybe some sweet treats(my absolute fav! I’m a cake girl!). So, I opted to create this personalized Valentine’s Day card for him this year and I love that the interior includes what I wanted to say, making it feel so much more personal that a standard drugstore card. I know receiving one of these personalized babies would feel much more special for me knowing it was thought out and planned ahead of time.
I seriously urge you to consider simplifying some of those things that are on your to-do list in 2017! I know paperless invitations have been a real game-changer for me the past few birthday parties and brought my stress levels down greatly!
Here are just a few of the occasions to shop for at Paperless Post:
- Wedding Announcements
- Moving Announcements
- Baby Shower Invitations
- Birthday Party Invitations
- Cards of ANY and all types
- Save The Date cards
The options are really endless and easy to create. And just think, by going paperless, you’ll be MUCH more likely to get those Christmas cards out to family and friends way BEFORE the big man makes his way down the chimney this year! 🙂
Thanks for reading tonight, ladies! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
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