Monthly Archives: July 2009

Vendors: How to Choose Your Photographer – Part 2

Personality Type — Spend some time talking to a prospective photographer. Are you going to want this person around you all day on your big day? Do they seem interested in getting you the pictures and wedding experience that you want? If not, perhaps you should keep looking. Your wedding day is supposed to be
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Vendors: How to Choose Your Photographer – Part 1

When selecting someone to capture your special day, there are several things to keep in mind. The first and probably the most important thing to consider is the amount you have budgeted for photography. As with most things, if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to pay for it. While we don’t
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Planning: Reception Schedule

Whether you are having a formal or informal wedding reception, it is important to plan ahead and establish a schedule of when you want certain things done. Planning out your reception ahead of time will save you from a lot of confusion and needless distractions on your wedding day. Here are some hints: Put your
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Beauty: 10 Ways to Combat Wedding Stress

Getting married can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Here are a few ways to relieve stress and make your special day special: Be Organized. Buy a date book and a notebook or folder during the early planning stages. Set a schedule and deadlines. By scheduling things out, you will not
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Beauty: Bride’s Emergency Kit – Part 2

Here are a few more items to pack in your emergency bride kit: Beauty/Grooming Small bottle of foundation or powder for last minute touch ups Hair spray, barrettes and/or bobby pins and ponytail holders Brush, comb or pick Hand mirror Hand lotion Perfume Nail polish and remover Small hand towel Cotton Swabs Curling iron Scissors
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Beauty: Bride’s Emergency Kit – Part 1

You never know what kind of problem might pop up on your wedding day. It is a good idea to create an emergency kit so you’re prepared for those unexpected emergencies. You can use any kind of overnight bag, paper bag, basket, or a really big purse for your emergency kit. The completed kit can
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Cake: Your Wedding Cake – Part 3

After you have decided on a baker and all the details, make sure to get everything in writing. Your contract should include the following: Detailed description of the cake type, style, and description of the decorations. The number of layers and fillings for each layer if applicable. Type of frosting. Wedding date, time and location
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News & Press: American Stationery Co., Inc. named as WPT “Best of the Best” in 12th Annual Excellence in Thermography Awards

PERU, IN – American Stationery Company, Inc. was presented the 2009 Fred Nicotera Award for The Best of the Best for industry excellence from the Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association (WPT).  The winning entry, “The Celebration of Cole Porter” invitation, was framed with the award and presented to American Stationery at the WPT’s annual awards dinner
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Cake: Your Wedding Cake – Part 2

Before your meeting with the baker, collect pictures of wedding cakes that appeal to you. Be sure to take those pictures with you on your interviews so that you can give your baker an illustrated idea of what you are looking for in a wedding cake. Here are some key questions you need to ask
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Cake: Your Wedding Cake – Part 1

The wedding cake is one of the most important features of your reception; in fact, it is the centerpiece of your reception. You should begin shopping for a baker 6-8 months before the wedding. if you plan on having your reception catered, ask your caterer if they will bake your wedding cake. However, you do
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