Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New York Magazine's Top 20 Reception Ideas

1. Avoid playing boring piano music during the cocktail hour.
2. Supplement the often-ignored wedding cake with passed desserts.
3. Transport your guests in style.
4. Even if you don’t normally, think like a foodie for one night.
5. Rent a photo booth.
6. Get creative with your tabletop d├ęcor—if not to flaunt originality, then to be a little more eco-friendly.
7. Serve quirky late-night snacks as guests exit your reception.
8. Plan a good coat-check strategy to avoid long queues blocking the entrance and
dampening first impressions.
9. Take a design risk and seat your guests at a few really long tables.
10. Make your guests the center of attention.
11. Get married at an unusual location.
12. If you’re giving favors, select gifts that won’t be immediately discarded.
13. Make boozing an elegant activity.
14. Showcase what you’re passionate about as part of the entertainment.
15. Get your favorite takeout place to cater your wedding.
16. If you can afford extravagances, do something that will elicit an emotional response.
17. Display seating assignments in a unique way.
18. Take your cue from Truman Capote and host a themed reception.
19. Make a cool video of the party.
20. Plan for after-hours action.

They go further into detail for each point, check out the rest of the article and other great wedding articles here.

{images by Jeni Holder}

Studio On Fire

Via Design*Sponge, I saw the wonderful calendar Studio on Fire created for 2008. Patrick used to work with Ben and we have come to know him over the years and have been huge fans of his studio. Seeing so much great work come from them, we are excited for them to letterpress our wedding invitations, they were actually the first and only letterpress studio we considered. They produce exceptionally high quality, well designed, and best of all fun, playful work!

{images from Studio on Fire}

Monday, December 17, 2007

Megan Bogonovich

I love these ceramic figurines from Megan Bogonovich, they are so intricately detailed and would be lovely as cake toppers. Perfect for the art loving couple.

Check out her Etsy shop!