January 8, 2014

Trend Watch ~ Wedding Stationery

Posted in Planning Tips and Information, Weddings tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:30 am by JBEvents

As the New Year gets underway and many newly engaged couples begin the planning process for their SPECIAL DAY, one of the many decisions that they will have to make is how they will brand their wedding.  Your wedding or special event should have a consistent branding theme throughout.  Many couples opt for a particular color, or design, or even their monogram.  Whatever you select, keeping the branding all throughout your event will make all elements cohesive.  The branding will be your signature on your event and just one of the many details that will make your event special.  Trying to decide what your signature brand will be is just one of the many tasks that we can assist with.   

One of the elements where your branding can begin is with the type and style of stationery products that will be used to announcement the pending nuptials.  We are a representative of one of the nation’s largest stationery supply company’s, with an online store containing thousands of options ~ not only for weddings, but for any special occasion to include Mitzvahs, Showers, Birthdays, Holiday cards as well as items to be used for all types of celebrations.

We are able to offer creative design ideas on every aspect of your special event and to assist you all along the way.  Contact us to begin the planning process and let us show you how you can actually enjoy planning your wedding or any other special event while we handle the details and make sure it’s flawless.  

To give you a little inspiration, take a look at just a very small sampling of the products available through our online store.  To view the entire collection, please click here.

 

Acrylic Invitation that comes in a box.

Acrylic Invitation that comes with a box for mailing.

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Acrylic invitation with envelope for mailing

Black Moire Invitation

Black Moire Invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Bling wrapped invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation.  Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Art Deco inspired invitation. Set is created with perforations for the Response Card.

Damask design on engraved invitation

Damask design on engraved invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Art Deco inspired invitation

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched with a Flourish ~ Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Etched Wood Save the Date

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Folded invitation in a heart shape mailed in a box

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Invitation wrapped with Lace

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Laser cut lace invitation in a vintage design

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

Art Deco inspired Save the Date magnet

If you are interested in any of these items or would like to view all of the products we have available, please visit www.JaniceBlackmonEvents.CarlsonCraft.com.

If you would like to receive information on how we can assist with the planning of your special event, please contact us.  

 

Janice Blackmon Events is an Event Planning firm specializing in assisting our clients with Innovative Concepts, Creative Design and Flawless Execution of their event!!!

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April 26, 2013

Setting the Tone

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:15 am by JBEvents

As I tell all of my clients, setting the tone for your event starts not only with the venue selection, but more importantly with the invitation.  Etiquette states that the level of formality is portrayed by the invitation – not with words, but with the style of the invitation.  The invitation is supposed to inform your guests of what to expect.   It has always been against etiquette to include the phrase “Black Tie” or “Black Tie Optional”, however, the level of formality should be conveyed with the style of the invitation.  For instance, if you received an invitation which was presented in a custom box which upon opening you find a dupioni silk bag holding the invitation with a jeweled brooch, you would be led to assume that the event will be formal.

Custom Invitation with special box for delivery.  Formal wedding

Custom Invitation with special box for delivery. Formal wedding

Whereas if you received an invitation perhaps with images of a beach setting, you would assume the event would be more casual.

Beach Wedding ~ Destination.  Less Formal to Casual

Beach Wedding ~ Destination. Less Formal to Casual

Invitations can be custom-made and can be in any imaginable form.  Of course, the more custom an invitation is, the more costly the invitation will be.  However, there are many options of every style of invitation that can fit into your budget while still relaying the feel of the event.

To give a very brief visual tutorial on invitation styles and the message they portray, I’ve prepared the following gallery.

Intricate detail with laser cut lends to a formal wedding.

Intricate detail with laser cut lends to a formal wedding.

Traditional panel invitation. Usually will be engraved or similar process like thermography. Formal invitation.

Traditional panel invitation. Usually will be engraved or similar process like thermography. Formal invitation.

Unique Rustic invitation.  This invitation would be considered less formal perhaps semi-formal but could be casual.

Unique Rustic invitation. This invitation would be considered less formal perhaps the venue will be a barn or something similar which would require the lower end of the cocktail attire to even a “business professional” attire.

Rustic/Vintage design.  This particular invitation would lend itself to a more formal to semi-formal wedding.

Rustic/Vintage design. This particular invitation would lend itself to a  semi-formal wedding where cocktail attire would be appropriate.

This type of invitation would be appropriate for a destination wedding.

This type of invitation would be appropriate for a destination wedding. Typically, destination weddings tend to be less formal, however this invitation would signify semi-formal/cocktail attire .

The style of this invitation is modern/contemporary and would typically be a semi-formal wedding.

The style of this invitation is modern/contemporary and would typically be less formal where cocktail attire would be in order.

The bold letters and colors on this invitation would signify a slightly less formal event, but cocktail attire would be appropriate.

The bold letters and colors on this invitation would signify a slightly less formal event, but cocktail attire would be appropriate.

This is a casual invitation which would allow for lighter clothing options appropriate for a summer wedding, perhaps even out of doors.

This is a casual invitation which would allow for lighter clothing options appropriate for a summer wedding, perhaps even out-of-doors.

Check out the line of stationery products that we represent in our online store ~ Carlson Craft.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  We are also available to refer our clients to one of our Preferred Vendors for a custom creation that can truly set the tone for your event!

Janice Blackmon Events ~ A full-service event planning firm offering a variety of packages so clients can determine the level of assistance they need!  Our philosophy is that with our assistance, your event will be flawless!!!

April 5, 2013

Inspiration for a Sweet Sixteen!!!

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:00 am by JBEvents

For something a little different, I decided to take you through an inspiration board process for a Sweet Sixteen party.  As with any event, you need a theme or a common thread that the event will be built around.  This is what creates the consistency or branding of the event.

For this Sweet Sixteen party, the first thing I did was select the invitation.  I chose a purple invitation with details of diamonds.  That then became the “theme”.  For all other decisions from decor, linens, favors, attire and even lighting, that theme was carried out so that guests will “get it” – in other words, they will feel how everything works together because the same theme is in every detail.  The way I always think about an event from conception to completion is a full circle – where the beginning “theme” carries a guest from invitation to the last dance of the night.  Thinking in this manner will keep the event from feeling disjointed. 

Instead of  giving you all of the details in words – I created a Pinterest Board with all of the selections.  Take a look — the descriptions of each image let’s you know the use or thought behind the item.  As with all events there are multiple options to be considered – so this Inspiration Board would be for the BIG PICTURE ~ The start of the process.  Once the Client has made some decision on their preferences, then the Inspiration Board gets pared down so that it will only indicate the ACTUAL event decisions.  While sometimes, having too many options or choices creates more confusion, there are times when you  need to examine many options to find just the right selection to suit the client.  That is the premise behind this project.   Follow this link to take a look into the planning of a beautiful Sweet Sixteen celebration.

http://pinterest.com/jbevents/sweet-sixteen-celebrations/

Creating a common and consistent theme is just one of the many services that we offer.  As a full-service Event Consultant, we provide guidance on all aspects of the event, allowing you {the Client} the ability to relax and enjoy the planning process as well as enjoying the actual event while we make it flawless.  

Janice Blackmon Events ~ A full-service event planning firm offering a variety of packages so clients can determine the level of assistance they need!  Our philosophy is that with our assistance, your event will be flawless!!!

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