Everyone knows we love weddings – it’s the heart and soul of our creative business. Weddings are so romantic and fun, which both translate well into stationery design.
Did you know we also provide custom design services for other types of events, besides weddings? We LOVE helping clients create beautiful paperie and signage for charity and non-profit events, anniversary celebrations, holiday parties, and other big gatherings.
Most large events carry a theme throughout – whether it be a slogan, logo, color scheme, or particular holiday. Custom stationery is the best and most affordable way to carry these design elements into the event without overdoing it: Simple but classy invitations, small pops of color on menu cards, themed table number signs, and a subtle welcome sign at the entrance, just to name a few!
One of the most recent non-profit events for which we created custom stationery was The Pearl, hosted by Guerin Catholic High School. This charitable event celebrates the overall mission of Guerin Catholic. It helped raise money for the Indianapolis area high school, and gave the school a chance to present various awards. Creating an inviting and elegant evening will entice guests to donate, and that’s exactly what Guerin Catholic did.
With the help of the team at Boldly Chic Events, Guerin Catholic planned the charitable event for approximately 350 guests. For our part, we helped them create menu cards, table number signs, and various signage to display throughout the dinner event. The menu cards featured a lovely lapis purple, to help tie in the school’s colors elegantly. The menus also featured an ornate die cut shape, as well as the event’s logo header at the top. The tented table numbers were layered onto a lovely gold metallic paper, and embellished with purple satin ribbon and a pearl and rhinestone brooch. The miscellaneous signage included large entry welcome signs, 8x10 signs for the bar areas, and various tent cards for reserved tables and hashtag information for Instagram (to help boost the event’s promotion).
Their total custom stationery investment for their 350-guest event?
As we said, it’s incredibly affordable to take your event’s design to the next level with custom stationery. If you do the math above, they spent roughly $1.15 per person to add lovely stationery touches throughout their charitable event! WOW, talk about budget friendly!
Of course, we’re based out of the Indianapolis area and are easily accessible by local event planners and venues. Though, we also want to note that our custom design services for weddings and events are not just limited to Indianapolis, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg and Central Indiana. We will happily work with clients remotely in any location! The best thing about custom stationery is that it can easily ship anywhere and fairly quickly, since we are in the big city of Indianapolis!
Whether you are planning a downtown wedding, barn wedding, small family gathering, charity event, nonprofit dinner, employer holiday party, or other event – we would love to help you brand your event with custom stationery! Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your event, and we would be thrilled to put together a custom stationery proposal for you.
Where are my creative small business owners and wedding professionals? This blog’s for you!
I should start off with a disclaimer…
One thing I won’t claim to be is an expert at Instagram or social media. Perhaps if I were a Marketing major at Purdue in current time, I would be! But so much has changed since earning my degree many moons ago – a big one being the emergence of social media platforms.
Though, I will say I’ve learned a lot about Instagram through our presence on the social media platform over last few years. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned, which can help your Instagram exposure, increase your post likes and interactions, and help you gain followers.
We all know Instagram has an algorithm that determines where you show up in others’ feeds. These tips and tricks will essentially help boost your clout!
- WHO YOU FOLLOW
First, it’s important to interact on a regular basis with those that you follow. Be sure to spend a 5-10 minutes a day scrolling through your Instagram feed, liking and leaving comments (4+ words is the rule of thumb. Emojis are fun but don’t count towards your word count!).
- BE SURE TO FOLLOW BACK
When new instagram accounts begin to follow you, it's important to follow them back! Instagram will pick up on the fact that you're interactive with your followers. My usual rule of thumb: If the account is semi-relevant to my line of work (for example: weddings, graphic design, laser cutting), I will follow them back. The exceptions to this "follow back" rule would be the obvious fake or "sales" accounts, who will likely unfollow you within a day or two.
*** A tip to manage this, to weed out the "follow for follow" seekers: download an app that generates instagram reports, such as Reports+ (my go-to app). This will tell you who has unfollowed you - so, if you see someone on this report that you followed back, just unfollow them. They were just fishing for followers anyway!
- FOLLOWING HASHTAGS
Start following a few hashtags that are of interest or relevance to you. For instance, I follow #weddinginvitations, #engagementphotos, and #indianaweddings (to name a few). I follow about 10 hashtags total. This gives you some diversity in your Instagram feed & allows you the chance to like and comment on other’s photos that you don’t necessarily follow (another element that helps boost your clout!).
- INSTAGRAM STORIES
Utilize your “stories” feature! It shows Instagram that you are an active user, not a passive occasional one. These can be as personal or impersonal as you’d like. Though, I’ll say from experience, the first option tends to get more interaction. Show your followers what you’re working on that day, give sneak peeks into projects or events, or create a fun poll (either business or non-business related). Be sure to include a hashtag to gain more visibility. Also, if your story involves another Instagram user, it’s important to tag them! They’ll then have the opportunity to share your story in their story – and BOOM, upping your clout again. =)
- POSTING NEW CONTENT
Post new content 2-3 times a week consistently. I know this one is a struggle during our busiest times (I fail at times). If you fall off the posting wagon, just hop right back on as soon as you can. You’ll notice you may have lost a tiny bit of clout (with less likes and followers), but you’ll quickly pick back up! With each post, it’s important to utilize your hashtags (you can use up to 14) and tag others when you can (i.e. the venue featured, the photographer’s work who should be credited, other individuals who also contributed to the content of the photo or setting).
I hope you’ve found these quick tips and tricks to be somewhat helpful! For more advice on how to increase your followers and post interactions, we highly recommend checking out Gary Vee’s strategy. He spells it out simply on why it’s important to share your “two cents”, in order to get that same investment in return from others. Give it a read, you won’t regret it!
With all of the hard work, hours and manual labor we invest in each of our clients’ wedding stationery, it is always rewarding to see recent Indianapolis weddings and events featured in local and national publications. If you are looking for wedding inspiration or simply enjoy seeing what is happening in the Indianapolis and general wedding stationery and event planning scene, you’ll enjoy today’s blog recap!
We had the honor of helping all of the brides and grooms below with custom designed wedding invitations and day-of stationery (ceremony programs, menus, table numbers, and seating cards, just to name a few examples). Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to in our studio…
A CORAL AND VINTAGE INFUSED EVENT
Vintage elements always seem to add a little romance and elegance to just about anything. Not only that, but this special day also incorporated the Pantone Color of the Year, which is Living Coral. For our custom stationery pieces, Bethany from Eden + Vine provided all of the gorgeous spot calligraphy elements (isn't her lettering so lovely?). What made this day extra pretty were the amazing florals by our pal Courtney at Violets are Blue, a local wedding florist located in downtown Indianapolis. Thanks to Beth Waterman for capturing this day on camera!
For more photos and a full list of vendor credits, you can see the wedding featured on the Tacari Weddings blog.
VINTAGE CHIC TRAVEL-INSPIRED NUPTIALS
Sometimes we get the chance to hop outside of the Indianapolis wedding and events circle, and play a role in weddings across the country. We especially love southern weddings – they have impeccable taste!
A popular blog, Strictly Weddings, recently featured this gorgeous day – jam packed with incredible travel and aviation inspired details. The day took place at a private airfield in rural Georgia, where a vintage yellow airplane served as the backdrop for the outdoor ceremony space. Our favorite detail? That breathtaking cake by The Topiary! A true work of art!
For a full list of contributing wedding vendors, please visit:
BEACHY DESTINATION WEDDING VIBES
Speaking of southern weddings, here’s another recent one we LOVE! It a day packed with so many gorgeous wedding elements! This stunning day took place at The Island Weddings in Ft. Walton Beach, where Taylor’d Southern Events executed this wedding style perfectly! The stunning florals were provided by the talented Moonstruck Florals team – aren’t the wedding flowers just dreamy?!
Photos were taken by Madeline Vezain. Click the link below for a full list of the wedding day vendor team:
- Dusty Blue and Neutral Hued Winery Wedding at California's Allegretto Vineyard Resort | Indianapolis Wedding Invitations & Custom Stationery Studio
- An Autumn Wedding at a Beautiful Private Estate | Indianapolis and Carmel Wedding Invitations and Laser Cutting
- Industrial Style Wedding with a Bold Spring Color Palette | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitations, Custom Stationery, and Laser Cutting
- Charming Estate Wedding in Kentucky | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitations, Custom Stationery, and Laser Cutting
- A Dreamy Low Country Charleston Wedding at Magnolia Plantation | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitations and Custom Stationery