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Invitations with a Personal Touch!

  “Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding — and that starts with the envelope. Now, we’re not saying you need to hire a calligrapher, but it adds such a personal touch to hand write the addresses. Perhaps ask a friend or relative with nice handwriting to help out.”-   Kristen O’Gorman Klein of Bridalguide.com… Continue reading Invitations with a Personal Touch!

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You’re Invited to our Invitation Event on Nov. 10th from 5-8pm

Kathryn’s Bridal is hosting a Crane Trunk Show & Invitation Open House on Thursday, November 10th from 5 to 8 pm. Call us at 815.385.7330 to r.s.v.p. so you can see all the latest invitations, save the dates and stationery from William Arthur, Vera Wang and Crane. Special bonuses and discounts will be available to all… Continue reading You’re Invited to our Invitation Event on Nov. 10th from 5-8pm

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Romance is in the Mail!

There is nothing more romantic than finding a beautiful wedding invitation in your mailbox! The hopes, dreams and love story of a couple are forever written on paper for the world to see. Every bride dreams of creating, addressing and mailing their very own wedding invitations because they are the very first glimpse of their big day. Busy brides… Continue reading Romance is in the Mail!

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Save Money on Invitations!

Your professional local stationery shop can actually save you money! Stationers have access to numerous vendors for every budget, and they know what products are a good value. A local storefront’s buying power is something you can benefit from, and their expertise in etiquette and trends can help you avoid embarrassing and often costly mistakes. Remember that… Continue reading Save Money on Invitations!

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Giving thanks and showing appreciation

Thanksgiving is truly the season of appreciation. It challenges all of us to think about our blessings throughout the year and express our heartfelt thanks. Brides also should be inspired by this centuries old, humble holiday when wondering if sending handwritten thank you notes are a necessity. Don’t try to convince yourself that Thank You… Continue reading Giving thanks and showing appreciation

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Social Media & A Wedding?

from Allure
from Allure
from William Arthur
from William Arthur

Social media is present in the vast majority of weddings today, and bride’s need to recognize its potential harm. Major decisions such as the bride’s gown and invitations are frequently made and announced via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and texting. Despite the ease, be very cautious of who may actually see your information.

from Maggie Sottero
from Maggie Sottero
from Carlson Craft
from Carlson Craft

So, in order to prevent Social Media from ruining your wedding, may we suggest some basic guidelines? 1. Do not post every detail: Unless you have unlimited wealth and plan to invite every friend you have, resist the temptation to post details of every milestone such as when you purchase your dress, mail invitations, and so on. It can become quite awkward for those acquaintances who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their invitation, yet you consider them only online friends. Did you see this cringe-worthy recent piece online? http://blog.theknot.com/2014/08/11/bride-burns-un-invited-facebook-friends-what-not-to-do/ 2. Be a woman of mystery: You need to keep an element of surprise. Leave the specifics for the big day instead of divulging too much on social media. A bride wants her guests to look forward to the event, rather than compare it to the photos previously posted online. 3. Gently discourage phones during the ceremony & celebration: As tempting as it is for your guests to post photos of your wedding day online immediately, they need to understand you have hired or delegated an individual to take photographs. What bride wants to see less than flattering pictures online? Ask your guests to think before posting. Ask your wedding party to spread the word…

from Enzoani
from Enzoani
from Vera Wang
from Vera Wang

The most important rule for all wedding guests to remember is do not say or print anything that is simply not flattering. Good manners are always in style! Kathryn’s Bridal, 3807 West Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 815.385.7330 http://www.kathryns-bridal.com “Like” us on Facebook! Kath_Exterior For more information on this topic: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/how-facebook-ruins-weddings.aspx