Friday, December 11, 2009

Invitation Inspiration

Recently, we asked pastry chef, baker and dessert-maker extraordinaire Carissa Jones of Sugar and Spice and... to be a guest blogger on our site and to share some of her knowledge and ideas with our brides. Her first guest blogged was about Mini Indulgences. Here, she blogs about "Invitation Inspiration:"

"The wedding checklist can be overwhelming. So many decisions can contribute to the look and feel of your wedding day, but once you choose a beautiful invitation it can be used to help you make others. Below are a few tips on creative ways to use your invitation selection to ease the decision making process.

  • An invitation not only serves as an announcement of your big day, it is the first glimpse your guests will have of the mood or style of your event. Is it going to be casual, formal, traditional or modern?
  • Incorporate a graphic or font into your menu cards, table numbers, place cards and programs -- and then to your cake. Work with your stationer to create something unique that will allow you to share your vision with your guests.
  • Use a specific graphic on your invite to decorate the cake. Choosing a wedding cake design can be overwhelming, but if you use your invitation as inspiration you will not only get a unique centerpiece for your wedding, your baker will easily be able to suggest decoration options.
About Sugar and Spice and...
Sugar and Spice and... creates desserts as unique and special as you and your event. They believe you CAN have you cake and eat it too, but you can also have mousse, pies and tarts, crème brûlée, or éclairs! Special events are just that, SPECIAL and nothing says PARTY like those sweet little bites at the end of the party.

Be sure to check out Sugar and Spice and...'s Web site: and Carissa's blog:

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