The holidays are upon us! Among designing and producing Winter Weddings items and Christmas Cards, we love to spend some time in December looking back on the year at all the great projects we were privileged to be a part of. What a great year 2012 has been! We have added new dealers, a Simply Personal Team member (yay for Bethany!), and been a part of countless creative processes with our dealers. Thank YOU for a great year! Use these ideas as inspiration for your projects to come. Remember- we are custom designers and love to help YOU think outside of the box!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane… 2012 was the year of BLING at Simply Personal. We use only the highest quality Swarovski Crystals available in dozens of colors. They really add a “POP” to any printed item.
Using Orange AB Swarovski Crystals, we gave this chair sign a pop!
How classy! An Old Hollywood themed wedding led the Bride to name her tables after famous move stars. Fred and Ginger never looked so good as they do in blue crystals!
Ms. Coco Chanel herself would have been proud of these beauties! Cassie had a subtle Chanel theme where each table number mimicked Chanel’s famous “No. 5″ perfume. We also added a satin ribbon and small brooch to complete each table number. Gorgeous!
Thank you for a great year and check back for my fabulous projects from 2012!
~ The Simply Personal Team~
One of the biggest challenges for an exhibitor at a bridal show is to stand out enough to get the bride’s attention amongst a sea of other competitors, all of who are contributing to sensory overload.
For an invitation dealer, the main goal should be visual impact that radiates elegance, quality designs and dynamic selection. Once you have her attention, one of the most frequently asked questions is “Do you have a website?” Well, using the Simply Personal’s color rich visual aids along with a large computer screen that showcases your portal will excite the brides as something that is tech savvy, time saving and a user friendly alternative to the typical album and sample board display. If you do not have internet capabilities at your show, take a screen shot of your website and put it on your marketing collateral so your customers know where to go after their long day of vendor shopping!
In addition to your spectacular booth design, follow up is essential. Email marketing is a cost effective way and high impact strategy for this. Develop a professionally done, visual format and link it to your Simply Personal portal as a call to action. You can promote that experiment with designing their invitation by clicking on the link. Email at least once a month to brides whose wedding dates are at least 3 months into the future but eliminate brides from the list whose dates have passed…and that’s how it’s done!
Grab their attention with dynamic display shelves, a stunning color swatch board, and a sea of friendly faces!
…and an amazing one at that! Yes, you heard us right. At Simply Personal we have an incredibly cool design tool that allows you to create your own customized designs at an affordable price. We offer over 77 colors and 50 designs that can be combined with our different printing techniques which include premium press (flat printing), thermography, and letterpress. All the wonderful options allow you to tailor your order based on your individual budget.
So stop by simplypersonal.com today and give our design tool a try…you won’t be disappointed!
Design #38 shown in a variety of colors created using our design tool
A new year has begun and it’s a great time to clean out the cobwebs, and really take a good look at what’s working and what’s not. With a fresh year comes fresh ideas and what a better way to start than by ordering a Simply Personal kit. No more messy binders with pages ripping, and being misplaced. Simply Personal’s kit is a modern, clear acrylic box with cool silver accents containing beautiful and neatly categorized samples. It takes up less room than a binder, looks totally mod, and gets updated periodically with fresh new samples. Have a great start to the new year by ordering a Simply Personal kit…or as we like to call it, the Box that Rocks!
To become a Simply Personal dealer, please contact Rachel Stein at Rachel@simplypersonal.com or call 214-347-4090.
The Simply Personal Kit includes a wide variety of gorgeous finished production samples along with luxurious paper and ink sample wands, all at your fingertips.
The date is set, venue picked, dress chosen and the flowers ordered, now it’s time to design the invitation suite!
Many brides don’t actually realize how many coordinating pieces there can be when ordering their invitations. That’s where we come in. One of the greatest advantages we have is allowing our knowledgeable dealers to provide much needed expertise on what coordinating pieces are needed, while the bride has all the fun of designing and customizing her invitation online. Whether it be response and reception cards, directions, programs, menus or place cards, she can see immediately how her chosen colors, designs and fonts carry through to each piece for a truly cohesive and pulled together look.
So let us be your one stop destination for all your invitation needs and we promise to make it sweet to complete the suite!
One of our beautifully coordinated suites, including the invitation, response card and directions
Why not spice up your wedding day with Pantone’s newly announced color of the year, Tangerine Tango, an electric orange red that is warm, uplifting and energizing.
Check how gorgeous it looks used as a bottom layer in our invitation paired with our rich merlot and orange inks, both chosen from our extensive palette of over 50 colors. And since it’s a more wearable orange, flattering different skintones and hair colors, why not carry it through to your bridal bouquet or have your bridesmaids step into these juicy pumps from J.Crew. Any way you slice it, using a little tangerine tango can go a long way in bringing warmth, energy and spirit to your special day!
Some of our favorite ways to have Tangerine Tango dance at your wedding!
At Simply Personal we allow you to do just that by being “hands on” without sacrificing the benefits and ease of online technology. We all know that today’s modern bride wants to control her invitation process. Our dealers receive a unique system including a beautifully designed and packaged kit of finished samples, paper and ink selections all at your fingertips. No cumbersome binders or messy pages to deal with, just periodical sample design updates. Brides have the luxury of looking at invitations online then sitting with the dealer and walking through the design and order process with all their questions being answered and professional guidance being given on the spot. Combining the best of both worlds and benefiting all involved – the bride, the dealer and all the guests too!
Colorful, Bold or Classic. Three great ways to customize one lovely design.
At Simply Personal we have found a truly innovative way to merge the creative efficiency of our online personalization tool with the individualized service, advice, and peace of mind only an experienced invitation dealer can provide. Our unique system allows you to merge the instant benefits of technology while enjoying the important tactile experience of feeling and seeing actual finished samples.
Choose from a wide range of luxurious papers, designs, layouts, ink colors and printing processes to achieve your customized invitation all while keeping it… simply personal.
A small sampling of our elegant invitation collection