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Hello’s Favorite Things 3.13.15 March 12, 2015

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*We are starting a new series where we will feature five of our favorite things from that week, from all over the web and world, curated by Hello Productions team members!

 

1.) T-shirt + Floor-length skirt = Just right for the casual, summer wedding.

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2.) Live Event Painting captures that special day or moment forever.
This gorgeous one by LA-Based artist, Agnes Csiszar Russo, was painted during a wedding reception.

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3.) Homemade Funfetti Cake. Need we say more?
(Wouldn’t this recipe make great shower cupcakes?)

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4.) Barn proposals complete with lanterns, stained glass panes, and antique trunks
(as seen in this US Magazine photo of Bachelor Chris Soules’ proposal).

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More gorgeous barn inspiration: greenweddingshoes.com/the-24-best-barn-venues-for-your-wedding

 

5.) Paper Source wedding invitations with 15% Off plus free shipping!
We are crazy about these envelope liners!

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See you next week!

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Our Favorite Invitation Websites (with Coupons!) November 30, 2014

If you’re looking for invitations or announcements online, there are a lot of websites available. Most offer all kinds of customizable design layouts and the option to add photos and personalized text. These sites offer cards for every occasion, from wedding invitations and save-the-date cards to holiday photo cards and shower announcements. Here are a few of our favorites – we think each of these companies has something that makes it special – and perfect for your next event!

 
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Minted (www.minted.com)

Minted offers an exclusive assortment of holiday cards, Christmas cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements and many more cards sourced through their global community of indie designers. All of their designs are customizable and have add-on features such as envelop colors, return labels and corresponding thank you cards.

 

What We Love: Purchase customizable place cards and receive FREE guest name printing! These are a great option for an event of any size, from a large wedding or a small dinner party.

 

Right now: Enjoy 15% off wedding orders of $200+, 10% off $150+ with CODE: WED2014. Sign up for their newsletter or visit http://www.minted.com/minted-coupon-codes for additional promotional codes.

 
 
 
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Tinyprints (www.tinyprints.com)

Tinyprints specializes in personalized birth and graduation announcements, birthday and shower invitations, and thank you cards. You can include your own photos or use one of their stylish designs.

 

What We Love: Tinyprints has a resource page (http://www.tinyprints.com/etiquette.htm) to help with wording, advice and inspiration on your invitations.

 

Right Now: Free Shipping on Orders of $49+ with CODE: FREESHIP49. Sign up for their newsletter to receive additional promotional codes.

 
 
 
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Wedding Paper Divas (www.weddingpaperdivas.com)

Wedding Paper Divas (the sister company to Tiny Prints) is a great online resource to find everything from gorgeous wedding invitations and save the date cards to rehearsal dinner invites and response cards.

 

What We Love: Completely coordinate your invitations with personalized postage!

 

Right Now: Sign up for our emails and get $15 off your first purchase. Free Shipping For All Orders! CODE: FS14. And check back for Deal of the Day!

 
 
 
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Pear Tree Greetings (www.peartreegreetings.com)

Pear Tree’s collection of save the date cards and save the date magnets are uniquely modern and fresh in design, combining photos and the latest trends to let you create a look all your own.

 

What We Love: Their unique wedding invitations can also be customized with photos and your choice of over 70 colors to perfectly match your wedding colors.

 

Right Now: Save 40% on select wedding invitations with code WEDSAVE40. Sign up for their email sand $10 off your first order.

 
 
 
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Paperless Post (www.paperlesspost.com)

If you want to be completely paperless and deliver your invitations online, Paperless Post has some great options. Paperless Post helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic.

 

What we love: For the budget-conscientious bride, they have an assorted of free designs.

 

Right now: 15% off flat-printed invitations and announcements when using Promo Code CBHOLIDAY15.

 
 

Need help with invitations? Hello Productions can handle it! Contact us today!

 

Our Five Favorite Invitation Websites April 4, 2013

If you’re looking for invitations or announcements online, there are a lot of websites out there to use. Most offer all kinds of design layouts and the option to add custom photos and personalized text. When you’re not sure who to choose, take a look at these. We think each of these has something that makes it special – and perfect for your next event!

 

Minted (www.minted.com)

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Minted offers an exclusive assortment of holiday cards, Christmas cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements and many more cards sourced through their global community of indie designers. All of their designs are customizable and have add-on features such as envelop colors, return labels and corresponding thank you cards.

 

What We Love: In addition to quality invitations, you can also order adorable party décor, like these unique items.

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Right now: 15% off all products; use code 5YEARS.

 
 
 

Tinyprints (www.tinyprints.com)

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Tinyprints specializes in personalized birth and graduations announcements, birthday and shower invitations and thank you cards. You can include your own photos or use one of their stylish designs.

 

What We Love: Tinyprints has a resource page (www.tinyprints.com/thingstoknow) to help with wording, advice and inspiration on your invitations.

 

Right Now: 15% off graduation announcements and invitations; use code apr15grad.

 
 
 

Wedding Paper Divas (www.weddingpaperdivas.com)

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Wedding Paper Divas is a great online resource to find everything from gorgeous wedding invitations and save the date cards to rehearsal dinner invites and response cards.

 

What We Love: If you’re not entirely sure what type of invitation you want, you can search the Wedding Paper Divas collections by color, theme, collection or even season!

 

Right Now: Up to 25% off wedding invites; use code 25aprwed. Free shipping for orders of $59+; use code FSHIP13. Get 8 free sample cards; use code FREETRY.

 
 
 

Pear Tree Greetings (www.peartreegreetings.com)

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Cards are made with 100-pound matte finish card stock. Additional items include address labels, magnets, recipe cards and gift tags.

 
What We Love: Use these adorable photo monogram napkins (right) at your next event!

 

Right Now: Save $20 on grad orders of $125 or more; use code 20GRADUATE. Free shipping on orders over $100.

 
 
 

Polka Dot Design (www.polkadotdesign.com)

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Like many of the other sites, Polka Dot Design offers all types of cards for birthday parties, baby showers, moving announcements and more. Their commitment to quality includes a free proof with every order. Be sure to check out their party supplies as well!

 

What We Love: They have invites for all types of events, such as first communion, mardi gras and these cute Kentucky Derby party invitations (right).

 

Right Now: $5 Flat rate shipping. 15% off everything and 20% off polka dot design brand; use code SAVEAPRIL13.

 

Need help with invitations? Hello Productions can handle it! Contact Us today!

 

Looking for Local Wedding Invitations or Save-the-Date Cards? March 23, 2011

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Look no further than LiLoLa Designs!

 

In case you missed our March newsletter (and if you did, sign up here), we sat down with Lauren Norris, owner of LiLoLa Designs. Her company specializes in invitation design, but she’s willing to cater to any personal or business designing needs. We asked her things that every bride should know before starting the invitation process.

 

1. Tell me a little about you and your business.

 

I started doing wedding invitations back in 2005 – and my sister was my first client! I did everything for her wedding, from start to finish, and it turned out to be a great invitation package. After that first one, it just took off from there. I received my B.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh back in 2004, and have lived and worked in Pittsburgh ever since.

 

2. How far in advance do you recommend meeting with the bride?

 

Nine months to a year in advance once they have their date and venue set.

 

3. Would you say most brides send out save-the-dates nowadays or skip them?

 

Today, the save-the-date is one of the most important pieces. So many couples have out-of-town guests, and having hotel and transportation information to your guests nine months in advance is very beneficial for their travel planning.

 


4. Do you have any tips for brides on a budget who still want beautiful invitations?

 

If you’re on a limited budget, there are still creative ways to have elegant invitations. One suggestion I would have is to look into colored or textured paper, with black and white ink. Black and white printing is less expensive than color printing, and you’re able to keep a color element involved. You can also add colored or textured envelopes for an additional touch.

 

5. Have you seen any new trends for save-the-dates and invitations recently?

 

The square-shaped card is becoming more popular, and I’ve also seen custom made boxes for invitations with fabric overlays. Both are very elegant looks that set the tone for your event.

 

6. Anything else you want us to share with our brides and readers?

 

The stationery pieces for your wedding are so important. Carrying your color scheme and personal style through each event (Save-the-Date, Shower Invitations, Wedding Invitations, Thank You Cards, Place Cards, etc.) looks so nice, and you end up having a great set of keepsakes from your wedding day!

 

For help with booking LiLoLa Designs, please contact us at info@helloproductions.com.