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The New Look of Wedding Invitations

  At this time of year Events by Design receives many new wedding invitation albums and updates. I am so happy to say that invitation companies, who produce quality products, are coming of age. Almost without exception, Events by Design print partners are adding paper choices, including metallics, sheens, textures, and more. Many companies are

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+ February 20th, 2016 in Invitations, Weddings

Cabernet Elegance: Wedding Invitations

I really love it when the design package for a wedding is cohesive. Our bride Cassandra and her mother had definite ideas for the late summer wedding. Gloria of Events by Design coordinated the wedding and worked with the family every step of the way. The direction became warm colors. The color was cabernet, with

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+ October 14th, 2015 in Invitations, Weddings

Wedding Stationery Timeline

Your Timeline to keep all your stationery needs on track 1 year to 6 months before the wedding – order Save the Date cards 6 months before the wedding – decide on wedding invitation Contact us with your thoughts – we can speed things up for the busy professional 6 months before the wedding –

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+ June 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized

We Love Weddings

  Selecting a wedding florist is sometimes a daunting task. Telling the florist what you want presents an even bigger challenge. But no worries, the Events by Design team is always able to help with the vision. With words, pictures, or tear sheets to show our design team – we can create the look you

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+ June 11th, 2015 in Floral, Uncategorized, Weddings

Stamps! for your wedding, business, or personal

Of course we specialize in weddings, but this is one product that is great for everyone! Wedding coming up? Stamp your envelopes for save the dates, wedding invites, party and rehearsal dinner invites, and thank you’s. Send out business mail or notes? Stamp your business correspondence and other pieces! Newly wed or just want a

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+ May 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

Spring is here! What should guests wear?

I have been waiting for this all winter! Who doesn’t love Spring? It’s the sign of warmth, sunshine, and happiness upon us after a long, cold winter. It’s also the sign of Wedding Season. The Events By Design team is ready for wedding season to get started and we have the bride and all her

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+ March 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized, Weddings

What is Wedding Concierge and how much does it cost?

What is Wedding Concierge? Coordination? Planning?  What do planners do? Why do I need this service? How much am I willing to pay for this service? These are all questions that many brides, grooms, and parents ask themselves and us when they think about wedding planning. All of these are great questions! Wedding planning is a

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+ February 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

2015 Wedding Trends

Thinking about what resonated last year and what is going on this year I have some predictions for 2015. Invitations Paper choice for more brides is now ivory. The pocket invitation still works but more people seem to like the layers and no pocket. Pearlized paper still is perceived as a luxury product. Gold and

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1 January 24th, 2015 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Wedding Planning Mistakes

Mistakes to Avoid in Planning Your Wedding Don’t invite everyone before you know enough. Step one is to talk to each other and your parents. See what the budget is and potentially how many guests you might have. Call some preferred venues to find out what the per-person charges would be, the rental of the

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+ January 13th, 2015 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Engagement Season

Everyone knows the spring, summer, and fall are “wedding season” – the time of year when most couples choose to get married, especially in locations with cold winters.  That doesn’t mean that the wedding industry disappears with the leaves and hibernates all winter. No, there is actually a balance in the wedding industry because the winter holds several

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+ January 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized, Weddings

Wedding Flowers Personalized

After you have hired your wedding planner and found your venue, you will want to think of your wedding flowers. How do you decide which floral designer to work with? Events by Design can design your vision and then work with a great team of floral designers who will understand and execute your desires. You want

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+ December 17th, 2014 in Floral

Choosing a Wedding Venue

Congratulations on your engagement! In choosing an Indianapolis Wedding Venue there is much to choose from. So where do you begin? I always think that the search starts before you leave your home. The budget will impact everything about your wedding and the venue and catering that comes with it will be the largest impact

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+ December 11th, 2014 in Weddings

The Venetian Indianapolis Ceremony with a Chance of Rain

When Ivonne and Gabriel came to us at the beginning of the year, they told us about their Italian and Mexican backgrounds and that they wanted to incorporate their cultures into their wedding. Gloria and I were excited to see it all come to life. Plans were made and the wedding was coming nearer. The

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+ December 2nd, 2014 in Floral, Uncategorized, Weddings

Destination – Indiana

Couples looking for a great place to have a destination wedding, do not need to look further than right in our own state of Indiana. West Baden Resort is an excellent place for a beautiful destination wedding. My Events by Design couple, Amanda and Michael, wanted to get away, but wanted something close enough that

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+ November 20th, 2014 in Floral, Weddings

Invitations for your Wedding

  Are you getting ready to look for and order invitations for your wedding? There are so many choices these days. Not so long ago the only choice was an ivory or white paper, folded, with the writing in black engraving or thermography. We have surely come a long way from that. Ever popular is

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+ September 19th, 2014 in Invitations, Weddings

Planning Your Guest List

  As a newly engaged the first thing you probably did was discuss with everyone the budget for your wedding. After that, the next most important task is to devise a guest list. The guest list will impact all of the rest of your decisions like the size needed for the reception, the money you

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+ July 23rd, 2014 in Invitations, Weddings

Remembering Loved Ones

As you are making plans for your wedding it is very possible and also very common to remember loved ones not able to be present at your wedding – whether they are deceased or not able to travel. How do you honor those people? One perfect way is with flowers in a unity arrangement. The

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+ June 13th, 2014 in Invitations, Weddings

Guests at a Wedding

As an invited guest at a wedding, you will want to maintain a certain poise and decorum. It all starts with the invitation. A reply card is normal to send with the invitation. Did you send it back? Be sure that you send it back in a timely fashion, so that the wedding planner or

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+ May 18th, 2014 in Invitations, Weddings

Your Dream Wedding Team

Putting your dream wedding team together is really crucial to your wedding day. Involving your wedding planner from the beginning is the best investment you can make. Not only can she perhaps save you some money, she will save you time and stress and make sure you have the best possible team available. The other

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+ April 8th, 2014 in Weddings

Wedding Jewelry

After you carefully choose your wedding gown the next step is most likely to find the great accessories that will make your look complete. For my wedding I was given a strand of opera length pearls by my soon-to-be husband. I of course wore those on my wedding day. It is still a favorite piece

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+ March 27th, 2014 in Weddings

Ceremony Decor

In designing for your wedding ceremony be sure that the background is meaningful and beautiful. In a house of worship you can usually add floral arrangements, for a space in a venue you have much more latitude. Your imagination can soar.

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+ February 10th, 2014 in Floral, Weddings

The Importance of Ceremony

It is no secret that I love a church ceremony. The ceremony after all is the reason that people gather and come to your wedding. A house of worship is an ideal place to have your ceremony. It is a structure built to encourage worship to God and it is a fitting place for a

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+ February 1st, 2014 in Weddings

You Will Never Get Tired Of …

The principles of interior design really do translate to wedding design. I recently read an article on interior design that caught my eye, and here is my interpretation for weddings. You’ll never get tired of keeping it simple. If you love to manipulate, sew, paint, glue and cut out then by all means do that

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+ December 15th, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Enchanted Woodland Wedding part 2

When Allison and David arrived at their reception the scene was set for their Enchanted Woodland Wedding. Under the direction of designer David Strohmeyer, there were 3 different centerpieces for the tables. The two wedding party tables, flanking the sweetheart table had glass vases with bare branches and hanging votives. Hanging from the branches were

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+ November 23rd, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Enchanted Woodland Wedding

Bride Allison and Groom David love the outdoors, so they wanted to create a wedding that reflected their tastes. But in mid-June in Indianapolis, there was a strong chance it would be too hot, too rainy, or too windy for the perfect outdoor setting. So they decided to bring the outdoors in. The ceremony was

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+ November 20th, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a time honored talent that few excel at. The calligrapher takes pen to paper and using beautiful strokes with a variety of nibs, the words and numbers take on a special meaning. Every time I have gotten a hand-lettered piece of mail, I can’t wait to open it and find out what the

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+ October 29th, 2013 in Invitations, Weddings

Monograms for Couples

It has been a trend for years that married couples use monograms. They use them on stationery, barware, linens, silverware and anything else that might be personalized. So, can you use a monogram before your wedding day? Yes and no. It is fine to use his and her initials as long as they are not

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+ October 3rd, 2013 in Invitations, Weddings

Top Planning Priorities

1. Set a budget . Everything flows from a budget. Your planner can help make your budget realistic. 2. Make a guest list. All the parties – that is both families and the bride and groom – should start to write down who they would like. Whoever is paying should determine how many guests they

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+ September 27th, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Choosing Color

A really important aspect in the design of your wedding day is color. You have no doubt been making color decisions all your life, and your wedding day will be no exception. So what determines the color for your wedding? I have participated in hundreds of design meetings with Brides and Moms and inevitably the

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+ July 2nd, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings

Choosing the Right Planner

The choice of a wedding planner is pretty critical to the success of your wedding day. In today’s market there are many people who call themselves planners. Some are bona-fide bridal consultants and others are not. If you google wedding planner you might be led to a venue, a florist shop, a seamstress, a disc

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+ May 16th, 2013 in Floral, Invitations, Weddings
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