On or Off the Registry?

24 Jul

It’s wedding season and I’ve had quite a few engagement parties, bridal showers and weddings to go to this summer.  With these parties comes gifts.  I always check the couples registry lists and see if there’s anything I’d like to purchase.  But then there are times I go “off the registry” and buy the couple something unique that they might not expect.

Sometimes I get them a gift certificate to their favorite place to eat and write a note saying to enjoy each other amongst all the planning.  Other times I have given gift cards for spa services so they can relax before the wedding.

Another idea I like is personalized champagne flutes or personalized wine glasses.  Gifting this with a bottle of champagne or wine has been my favorite engagement party gift.  The couple can use this for their actual wedding as well and in their home.

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When you’re purchasing a gift for a wedding, do you always follow the registry?  Or do you have a fun gift idea?  Let us know in the comments.  I would love to hear from you!

xoxo

Jennifer

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A Birthday Party Fit for a Prince

21 Jul

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll know that Prince George is turning one tomorrow.  There is even a social media hashtag trending in his honor: #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge. I am sure the royal family will be throwing a lavish party fit for the prince.  While most of us won’t be throwing parties for princes, any baby can feel like royalty on their first birthday with party invites and decor from The Stationery Studio.  I am sharing some of my favorites for ideas for your own party!

3 adorable invites from our Boys First Birthday Invitations boutique:

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Some great ideas from our Kids Birthday Party Napkins boutique:

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For even more personalized items, we have personalized party supplies and baby gifts to make any 1st birthday party special.  And of course, make sure to take lots of photos of your little one making a mess of their birthday cake.  That’s always my favorite part!

xoxo

Jennifer

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Email or Thank You Note?

18 Jul

It’s Friday and I was thinking ahead to the weekend.  We are invited to two parties and of course I am planning what I will bring. Then I started to think about making sure I have enough stationery and stamps for writing a thank you note afterwards to thank the host.  I wonder how many people actually still take the time to write their host a thank you card.  Or is it now more acceptable to simply send a text or email after a party?

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I feel that a handwritten thank you note shows your host how much you really appreciate the time they took to have the party.  And honestly, who doesn’t like getting mail that isn’t a bill or advertisement?  It’s always fun to get a handwritten thank you note in the mail!  No matter what you believe, it’s always in good taste to thank your host either way.  So now I’d love to know what you think is acceptable … an email/text or a handwritten note?  Tell me what you think and why in the comments below!

xoxo

Jennifer

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