January 2018

Trends in wedding invitations

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

When designing invitations, it’s important to keep in mind that this is the first impression guests will be getting for the wedding. With an invitation suite, guests learn not only about all the necessary information they need to know about the day, but they’ll also learn about the overall look of the day, how formal it will be, and in some instances even more about the couple! 2018 brides are thinking more and more about this, and as a result, we’re seeing some wonderful trends emerge!

Exciting Trends In Wedding Invitations

Personalization of your wedding invitations

The number one trend is personalization. Couples are really valuing the idea of a completely custom invitation, unique designs, and details specific to their relationship. Whether this is a hand-painted watercolor of their venue or a custom monogram couples want their invitations personalized!

Specialty printing

Specialty printing has also become a trend in the invitation design world. 2018 printing techniques brides love include…

Letterpress

Specialty printing - letterpress

Foil Printing

Specialty printing - fpol

Hand Lettering

Specialty printing - hand lettering

Calligraphy

Specialty printing - calligraphy

Embellishments

With ideas swirling around Pinterest brides realize the possibilities here are endless! Popular embellishment choices of 2018 are:

Satin Ribbons

Embellishments - satin ribbons

Glitter Belly Bands

Embellishments - glitter belly bands

Wax Seals

Embellishments - wax seals

Envelope Liners

Embellishments - envelope liners

Invitation embellishment trends seem to be getting better and better all the time. 2018 brides love the idea of adding some extra special touches to their invitation suite through embellishments. And we can’t get enough either!

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Bio: Abbie Kinnett Guthier started her wedding design business, OKOTA, in Cincinnati, Ohio offering wedding planning, photography, and invitation design. OKOTA has since grown to offer floral design and dessert design to the wedding design offerings and is still as excited as ever about the beautiful weddings she is a part of every year. When it comes to wedding invitation design she’s passionate about staying on top of ever-evolving trends to make sure her OKOTA brides have the absolute best!

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Ensure your day with a wedding planner

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Your wedding day is a big day and one of the few milestones of your life you ideally celebrate once. So why do so many people choose to cut corners on it and leave so many aspects of it to chance?

Let’s look at it this way: you invest in many different areas of your life, paying insurance for services that will help protect you from any unforeseen and unpredictable problems that may arise in your life. And your wedding day should be treated no differently because it is a day that cannot be repeated!

So, how can you take care and enjoy your wedding day??

Answer: By hiring a wedding planner.

Wedding planners are your insurance policies for your wedding: they serve as a guide through the arduous, detail-filled process of wedding planning and protect you with actual insurance.

Five Main Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner

Whether you choose to receive assistance every step of the way of the wedding planning process, or simply opt for wedding-day management, the following are five main reasons of why you should hire a wedding planner:

Invest in a wedding planner

Photo Credit: Tom Keene, LAdigitalphtos

1. It reduces stress and anxiety.

Wedding planners assist in eliminating the overwhelming anxiety, stress, and pressure accompanying the effort and work required to organize and plan a wedding, ensuring you feel in-control and relaxed as you enjoy your metamorphosis from Miss to Mrs.

Save time by hiring a wedding planner

2. They help you save time.

Now, you may be a person whose modus operandi is D.I.Y. due to a desire to save money. To accomplish this, you delegate different tasks and responsibilities to family members and close friends.

Orchestrating all aspects of the wedding planning to remain on task and schedule before, during, and even after the wedding takes time and manpower that will create a lot of stress and pressure, cause you to possibly overlook essential elements, and may even result in your not enjoying yourself at your own wedding.

You do not want this happening to you on your big day! Let the wedding planner take on all the hard work and research. Their experience in planning previous weddings allows them to advise you on what may work or not help achieve your desired wedding vision.

Wedding planners save you time in searching and know exactly who to choose to help turn your envisioned wedding into a reality. They have established relationships with an eclectic selection of trust-worthy vendors, caterers, entertainers, florists, venues, and other professional businesses.

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Flowers by Zima Design, Large Marquee letters by Lights for Nights, Event Planning and photo Zaza & Co. Events, Venue Tagalayan Complex in Hollywood.

3. They save you money.

This shared business history your wedding planner has with others is in your favor as you may benefit from special, discounted rates on services and packages that would be costlier if you tried getting them as an individual. A good wedding planner will help you stay within your budget and ensure you have a successful and impressive wedding.

Wedding planners save you money

Photo Credit: Robert Yu Photography , Flowers by Flower Duet, Décor and Event Planning by Zaza & Co. Events

4. They are detail-oriented.

A wedding planner knows the prices of services and what weddings demand.

By learning what your taste and wedding vision is, a good wedding planner will suggest amazing decor and ideas heighten the quality of your wedding.

They will orchestrate your entire wedding so all parts and vendors go well together like a symphony.

And a professional wedding planner will be sure to adjust any glitch that may arise before, during, or after the wedding so that your wedding vision is down to the tee (many times without you noticing anything went wrong!).

Wedding planners insure your wedding

Flowers by Palos Verdes Flowers, chuppah rental by Knights for Lights

5. Wedding planners will insure your wedding—literally.

Many couples have never heard of such a thing. Those who have most likely may purchase their own policy, but when you have a wedding planner, you are usually covered as part of the service.

Wedding insurance policy details are pretty exhaustive, so here is the gist of it:

All wedding planners must purchase and carry wedding insurance that will cover any mishaps.

For example, at Zaza & Company Events & Designs, our insurance policy is $ 2 million, and always covers our couple and venue. Other times, vendors cover their own equipment, bringing more policy coverage to the table.

I was not joking when I said having a wedding planner REALLY is an insurance policy!

Protect your wedding investment with a wedding planner

Photo Credit: Tom Keene, LAdigitalphtos

Bottom line: Life is based on decisions. Choosing to tie the knot is a very important life event, and investing in a wedding planner to guide you through the planning process and day is an important decision as well. One of the most popular and influential wedding and bridal blogs “Junebug Weddings” frequently asks its brides, “What is the best decision you made when planning your wedding? And the most popular response has been, hiring a wedding planner.”

Having a wedding planner both ensures and ensures that you will have a perfect wedding day.

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Bio: Written by Houda Itani on behalf of Zaza & Co. Events and Design.

Let Zaza plan your eventsSherine Zaza, owner of Zaza & Co. Events and Design, specializes in extravagant event planning. Featured in Ceremony Magazine, People Magazine, Big Fake Wedding, and awarded Woman of the Year Award by the National Association of Professional Women. We ensure each event is unique to our client’s taste, style, and vision. For events from business conferences to baby showers to celebrity-status weddings, call Sherine Zaza for a consultation at (310) 292-6578.

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