Saturday, December 22, 2012

Custom Pocket Fold Invitations

DIY Star Tree Topper

In honor of the Christmas Season we wanted to show you a fun and easy craft anyone can do. All you need is card stock, a printer, some scissors, hot glue gun and glitter (optional). 

Step 1: Download our Star Template below

 Step 2: Print five copies of the template on your white or colored card stock.

Step 3: Cut on the straight lines and fold on the dotted lines.

Step 4: Using a hot glue gun glue the tabs together so it forms a point like in the picture below. 

Step 5: To glue the points together you need to glue the bottom right side of a tip to the bottom left side of the other.

Your final star should like like this. Feel free to decorate your star anyway you like. I added some gold glitter to mine.

Friday, December 14, 2012

What comes first... the venue or the date?

You know the old saying... what came first the chicken or the egg... it’s one we’ve all heard a million times and something I never could really apply to my life until now.  Even being a part of the wedding industry for so many years, I had never thought about where a bride begins the process until I got engaged... what do you decide on first, the venue or the date?  Every bride I have talked to has a clear cut answer for this, as many do with the chicken and the egg, “I picked the date first then found my perfect venue” or “I found the perfect venue and chose from the dates they had.”  It all sounds so simple until you find yourself engaged and planning a wedding in six months.

When you get engaged all the ads draw you in with “Your engaged... not what?”  Well, I thought the next logical step was to pick my date.  As I knew that would dictate the colors I chose, theme I decide to carry out through the event, basically everything. Unfortunately for me and my fiance we found out that the date we decided on fell the day before a very early Easter. Since most of our family is out of state, this meant that if we wanted anyone to attend we were going to have to choose another date.  Switching gears, I then began talking to venues and their first question was always “what’s your wedding date?”  After going through this for the first few places I called we made the decision that was right for us. We chose a few dates in the season that we wanted and went to look at venues that had those dates available among other qualities we were looking for.  Narrowing down the venues by our priorities and the available dates, we finally made our choice based on where we felt was the most comfortable, made the most sense, and had our top choice for a date.  We are very happy with the final date, it’s only a week away from the original date we wanted, and we’re even more excited about our venue.  It’s beautiful, classic, the food is amazing, and the staff is a perfect fit for us, we couldn’t ask for more!

As a bride and groom you need to decide what’s most important for you and your big day.  If you are set on a specific date, and you start your search early enough there will be plenty of time to choose the perfect venue for your perfect day.  Remember, unique dates that lots of people will want can start booking 1 - 2 years in advance.  If you have your heart set on a specific venue, you may want to be a little more flexible with the date.  Again, the further in advance you book the more availability they will have.  Choosing a season seems to be the the best overall place to start, that way when the perfect date and perfect venue fall in to place it is meant to be.

Happy Planning  :)

Sara Balzarini - The Future Mrs. Cox
Double Trouble Designs LLC

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Custom Door Hangers, Table numbers, Seating Chart, and Thank you cards for Adriane & Patrick

Adriane ordered custom designed door hangers with a message to her guests, folded table numbers, a seating chart, and thank you cards to match her concept and colors! The door hangers are custom designed and printed on high quality card stock with a glossy front and matte back.  The Seating chart, table numbers, and thank you cards are printed on our white linen card stock and several items are backed with our black card stock as well. The folded table numbers have a blank inside so guests can write a message to the bride and groom for them to read on their 1 year anniversary!

Starfish Door Hangers, Table Numbers, and Place Cards for Melissa & Diego

Melissa ordered our starfish door hangers with place cards and table numbers to match her concept and colors! The door hangers are printed on high quality card stock with a glossy front and matte back.  The tented place cards and table numbers are printed on our linen card stock and the table numbers are backed with white metallic to stand out on her orange table cloths.

Custom Door Hangers, Water bottle labels, and Thank You Cards for Glory & Ryan

Glory ordered custom door hangers, water bottle labels, and thank you cards to match her concept and colors! The door hangers are printed on high quality card stock with a glossy front and matte back.  The water resistant labels and thank you cards were designed to match their theme with a classic style and custom monogram.

Starfish Door Hangers

The door hangers are created based on their theme and colors and printed on high quality card stock with a glossy front and matte back. Great favor for out of town guests!

Custom Stickers for a gender reveal party

These stickers are glossy 2" circles for Crystal & Keith's Gender Reveal Party!  Is it going to be a boy or a girl?