A blog with planning tips, fun new trends, and info related to Ethereal Events.
Photo by Barbie Hull
"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Friday, May 15, 2009

Real Wedding Friday - Michele and Paul Stephens

Michelle and Paul's first wedding anniversary is coming up this month! The beautiful and statuesque couple was married memorial day of 2008! St. James Catherdral and Hotel 1000 were the perfect locations to show off Seattle to this East Coast couple's friends and family. Michele and I started working together in January of 2008 to put on this intimate affair.

Michele and Paul, thank you for letting me be a part of your day. I hope your first year of marriage was as full of love and joy as wedding day!

Wedding Planning: Ethereal Events
Ceremony Location: St. James Cathedral
Reception: Hotel 1000
Photography: Barbie Hull
Florist: Flora Nova
Videography: Aaron Horton
DJ: Piano Joe
Dress: Cynderellie's Closet
Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mishap Monday - RSVP nightmare!

It's a huge mishap for Brides and Grooms to not pay for postage on their guests RSVPs. It is a simple gesture that lets your guests know that you will be taking care of them come wedding day! It's thoughtful and considerate.
For you 2009 summer brides, when you do send out your invitation make sure you stamp every envelope or postcard you send with the appropriate postage for when your guests will be returning it. The price of postage is going up Today, May 11th from $0.42 to $0.44.
You can combat this price increase by buying forever stamps at the $0.42 price. These "forever" stamps will work no matter how high the cost of postage gets. I recommend buying far more than you need so you can use them on your RSVP envelopes or postcards and thank you notes too! With the Forever stamp you won't have to worry about not receiving an RSVP due to inadequate postage. Saving money and stress anywhere you can adds up to a lot of savings!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mishap Monday - Did you receive it?

The postage on a wedding invitation varies quite a bit depending on the invite. There can be a huge difference in paper weight, number of inserts and envelopes, invitation shape, ribbon detailing, crystal gem stones, etc. All of it makes a difference in the cost of sending it to your guests. The one thing that does not differ from invitation to invitation is it is a huge mishap to have the wrong postage!

Make sure you take all of your invitations to the post office to be weighted for correct postage value before you put them in the mail. This will relieve a huge amount of stress about whether or not your guest received their invitation!

Invitation in picture is in the Yummies line by Mmm Paper.

Stamp photo from US postal service website.