It’s about time I updated you on what’s new at the shop, and trust me, there are a lot of exciting new stuff and I’m delighted to present them to you today.
1. Custom Jelly Belly Candy Tins (yes, candy included), Favor Tags, and Address Labels
We now (finally) offer the above mentioned in our store and the designs go with our existing invitation sets, allowing you access to a complete collection in an instant. When you click on the links, replace the names and date with your own on the text fields provided to preview how they’ll look. Here are a few samples:
Zazzle has teamed up with Envelopments which means you can now purchase their lovely envelope folders to go with Poptastic Bride’s funky wedding invites. Keep your 5×7 invites, RSVP cards , maps, and any other insert you might want us to customize organized in style. 10 unique color options are available.
Not a shop update but I just wanted to inform you of…
3. The revised blog schedule
As I mentioned yesterday, I missed posting here after my short break but to be honest, there’s just too much going on IRL so it seems I can’t focus all my energies on blogging anymore… That doesn’t mean I’m quitting though, I love this “job” so much to give it up so I’m just giving myself a few days off. Starting today, please expect to see a maximum of three real wedding / e-session / styled shoot feature posts a week (so do keep sending me those awesome non-cookie-cutter weddings because they will make their way here). The two remaining days will now be reserved for updates, printables and freebies, and other post ideas (if any) that may come up now that I’ll have a little more free time.
On that note, please allow me to thank you dear friends for your continued readership. Do come back tomorrow for a cute and playful e-session in a rustic setting.
An original illustration of a couple of lovey-dovey owls are the stars of our latest wedding invitation suite, Lovebird Owls. Our groom owl looks dapper in a fedora and bow tie while pretty bride owl has on a flower garland headdress — I know, so twee! A repeating retro-style flower pattern adorns the back of the invites for a bit of Bohemian flair.
I’ve been drawing a lot of owls and flowers for another project lately so I suddenly felt compelled to make these well-dressed lovebirds. What do you think? Incidentally I can customize the colors of this invite set to suit your motif, just shoot me a note via the contact form.
Matching Save the Dates, RSVP cards, postage, stickers, labels, table numbers, thank you cards, and other paraphernalia are also available. Please visit the shop to see the rest of the Lovebird Owls Wedding Invitation Set.
Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to make a freebie as I’ve been busy working on the new look of our online t-shirt store Poptastic Tees (have you been to it yet? Feel free to have a look around.) but I promise to make it up to you next week. Ciao for now!
It’s time for another roundup and today I’m sharing some alternative bridal transportation ideas from our previously featured Poptastic Bride weddings. The mood and tone of your wedding + the location of your ceremony and reception venues play a major part in deciding what transportation to choose so some of these may be irrelevant to you… Nevertheless I’m sharing them all so you can see the different non-limo ways you can get from point A to point B!
1. BICYCLES are a practical, fun, and not to mention green way to get from one place to another. It’s perfect for informal celebrations where the reception venue is quite close to the ceremony
I know many of you are having Art Deco-inspired weddings given the popularity of modern vintage wedding themes and of course the re-emergence of all things Great Gatsby… so I whipped up this simple and elegant art deco-esque invitation set. The fresh mint, gold, and chocolate color scheme gives it a contemporary twist, don’t you think?
The front and back of the invitation (click through for a bigger view):
Matching Save the Date, RSVP, table number cards, postage, envelopes, labels and seals are also available and as always, you can personalize the details in a matter of minutes from the comforts of your home. (If you need the design in a different color scheme, just shoot me an e-mail.)
As you already know, we’re all about taking inspiration from unlikely sources including the world outside the realm of weddings. Since I don’t get to tackle the topic of wedding speeches much around here (actually I haven’t tackled it at all), I thought you’d have a blast reading this guest post by Roger Kethcart featuring speech tips with some lessons drawn from pretty well-known movies. Feel free to pass this on to your fathers, mothers, attendants, and anyone tasked to make the speech on your special day.
5 Wedding Speech Tips from Movies
Wedding speeches: heartfelt, compelling, loving, nerve-racking, a disaster. One of the most difficult things to do at a wedding, other than the actual nuptials for the couple, is the wedding speech. There is a certain level of finesse that needs to be incorporated to make a great speech. Taking some cues from wedding movies on Cable.tv, you can truly give the perfect speech.
1. Be honest and happy for your child.Father of the Bride (1991)
Although this isn’t a direct, verbal speech, it is as close to one as you can get. The father of the bride, played by Steve Martin, is a nervous wreck as he’s giving his only daughter away at her wedding. His speech or rather thoughts are a heartfelt, honest, loving and a bit sad; a great representation of what a father’s speech should be like at a wedding.
2. Highlight the similarities.My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
“We all different, but in the end we all fruit.” This quote from the father of the bride in this hilarious wedding comedy is a perfect representation of what to say in a cross-culture wedding. With more couples of different races, ethnicities and religions getting married, it’s important for their families and friends to also accept their union. Find a commonality between the two, and make it funny.
3. Keep yourself in check.The Wedding Singer (1998)
Simply put, don’t drink too much. Especially if you’re giving a speech at the wedding. Alcohol makes you say things you would normally not say, and perhaps do things you would not, or should not do. Along this note, don’t bring up the dirty past. Be happy for the couple, there’s no need to bring up your own issues or instances in the past.
4. Keep it simple.The Wedding Date (2005)
The simplest and most heartfelt speeches are often those that the attendees and the bride and groom appreciate the most. Let’s be honest, although in-depth dramatic speeches can add a little something to the wedding, a simple speech will keep everyone’s attention, especially if it’s sweet and sincere. Also, if you’re related or closer to either the bride or the groom, show the other some love by highlighting one of their best traits.
5. Ask for help.The Wedding Planner (2001)
At the beginning of the movie, Mary played, by Jennifer Lopez, recites the best man’s speech for him through an earpiece. Whether she wrote it or not, it’s likely the best man would not have been able to do it without her help. Writing a speech can be very difficult and nerve-racking; ask a close friend or another member of the wedding party or family for help. They’ll most likely love to help and can add some additional insight that will make the perfect speech.
These five tips are sure to help you write and give the appropriate speech for any wedding, whether it’s ultra-casual or super formal.
Roger is a lover of weddings and what they communicate publicly about the nature and beauty of love. He has been happily married to the love of his life for over six years now and has personally delivered two best man speeches. An entertainment writer by trade, he writes over at Cable.tv and can be found on Twitter @RKCart.