5 Wedding Signs You Can’t Miss!

There are a lot of signs that point to what your wedding will look and feel like. Even signs of love from your significant other. And of course the signs we don’t want to see when trying to seat everyone in harmony at the reception… However, we’re talking about actual signs!

Signage at weddings have become a fun way to personalize your big day, and we can’t stop gushing over our favorite Pinterest finds, because let’s face it, besides this blog, ;), Pinterest is the mecca for wedding inspiration. And so, here are 5 Wedding “Signs” we love…

1. “Down-the-Aisle” Signs

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Every little girl or boy would love to have a fun job to do besides the traditional petal throwing or ring-bearing.  A “Here Comes The Love of Your Life” sign absolutely melts our hearts. It will trigger many “oohs and ahhs” as your guests await your big arrival. Also, if it fits into your theme, how could you resist these little cowboy boots??? Absolutely charming!

Here are a great “Set of 2” signs for the ceremony found on our website. The “Here comes the Bride” sign for the ceremony entrance an the “Just Married’ sign for the exit:

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2. Initial or Monogram Signs

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As long as you keep your distance and don’t actually walk under the rustic ladder, you’ll be safe from the wrath of the superstitious. This is perfect for a barn wedding or any type of classic vintage theme. The initials give it a touch of custom, plus I don’t know about you, but after the wedding, this would double as the best corner in my house because I would have it as part of my home decor. Another great idea if you want it to be more than just an ode to your names, it’s a great place to house your escort cards. They can be placed on the steps around the details of the decor and guests can walk up and find their table number.

3. Direction Signs:

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If there’s a bit of confusion or a little bit of a hike to get to your reception after the ceremony or to the ceremony upon arrival, instead of letting your guests wander the streets or the halls of your venue, place fun personalized signs that will help guide them. Along the way, to make it fun you can also setup a small area where they can stop and take a few snaps on a fun background next to your sign. Sort of like a walk-thru photo booth so the momentum for what’s to come stays alive during every part of your day.

These vintage directional signs are a great recommendation and can be purchased right on our website:

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4. Guest Signs

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This idea is another that doubles and even triples in functionality. Besides playing the role of decor, it also is a way to customize by providing your namesake during the event and now you can even ask your guests to write well wishes to cherish forever. Win, Win and Win.

Planning a rustic or vintage theme? This wooden signature that can be personalized and ordered right on our website would be perfect for your day!

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5. Social Signs

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Even if you’ve tried to stay away from social media, you’re really going to lose your battle. So instead of trying to beat them, join them and collect all your snaps from your day from everyone who attended! Create a fun hashtag that can incorporate your name, the location of the wedding, a fun and catchy play on names or wedding sayings. Virtually anything will work, just make sure that you find one that doesn’t already have images from others tagged to it. The key is to be as creative as possible while tying back to the theme of the wedding in some way. Also try and keep them as short and easy to remember as possible. You’ll want as many images tagged as you can get. Having snapping!

And talking about “snapping”, check-out this personalized photo-booth sign that can be customized and ordered right on our website!

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Having these signs at an event will sure up-the-ante. In the “Internet Age” there’s no reason to simply have personalized napkins, there’s so many other ways to spice it up and customize your day. Get creative and share your ideas with us, we’d love to hear from you! Of course, if you are looking for more ideas, you can come and visit us, Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in person in our Hicksville, Long Island office showroom, as we offer many accessories and goodies for your wedding day to make it as unique as can be!

“Spook-tacular” Halloween Candies…a Must Have!

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With Halloween being a little over a week away, I bet one of the biggest things on your Halloween to-do list is getting Halloween Candies!!!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but there have been years where this holiday has been the root of some stress for me. Even if I’m not hosting a party, trying to figure out an original, fun, comfortable costume that won’t leave me freezing in the night’s air has always been a bit of a challenge. But the easiest thing, I’ve found, is choosing all the yummy candy!

Sure the stores are filled with them, aisles and aisles starting in August and while that candy is important to have handy, I suggest this year you take it a bit further and really wow your guests by making your party one to remember.

At Yvonne’s Candy Bar Boutique, we have a ton of different and unique selections to customize chocolate bars and individual candies for virtually any special occasion, today we’re going to show you the selections for Halloween. Worried about timing? No worries! Yvonne’s Candy Bar Boutique is still accepting last-minute orders for Halloween personalized candies through next Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to ship anywhere in the continental U.S on time for Halloween. Now, how is that for some BOO-tiful customer service?

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This one is a personal favorite. Not only do your guests get a whole lot’a chocolate, but there’s so much room to add custom information! You can add the name you gave your party, a website or album link for the guests to check out pictures of the event at a later date and you can even add the event hashtag so you can collect even more images on social media. It’s a fun and delicious way to inform your guests that this party is not yet over, and besides enjoying the goodies, there are event photographs to look forward to. Your guests will be “wow-ed” with your attention to detail especially with the ghost’s googly moving 3D-eye and glittered design on the candy corn! We use Hershey Milk Chocolate bars!

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Halloween Spooky Assorted Chocolate Mini Mix


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These chocolate miniatures are fantastic because there are so many ideas for them! First, the obvious, Trick or Treating. When the kids get home and admire the fruit of their labor on October 31st, one piece in particular will stand out. They’ll let their parents know this candy is from Nixon and Sydney the awesome neighbors from down the street! This will surely make you stand out in a crowd of Twix and bite-sized Mr. Goodbars. These candies will also be a hit at your Halloween party. You can scatter them around on table tops, add them to goodie bags for your guests and even display them in giant bowls mixed in with the rest of your candy. And thirdly, this one will be sure to make your little one happy and proud to have such a creative parent. Add your child’s name and class and send him to school with a small goodie bag for his classmates. Not to mention, this also works wonders if you’re a teacher gifting your students a bag. We use the Assorted Hershey Mini Mix and each chocolate type is printed on the back of each candy bar wrapper for easy identification.

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Glitter Ghost Personalized Mini Treat Bags

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Now, how about these very clever personalized Mini Treat Bags for your mini chocolates or other spooky assorted candy mixes? Again, comes in handy with the trick-or-treaters. These are mom-approved and teachers are sure to give these an A+ as well! These 2 pc. treat bags come with a personalized topper and a 4″ x 6″ mini clear bag that can be cut down to size depending on how much you want to fill!

Have the need to be matchy-matchy with your Halloween candy?  Then fill these bags with these coordinating chocolate minis….

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No matter how you decide to use these custom chocolate treats, you’re going to come out shinning and not even the ghosts and goblins will be able to deny your creativity this Halloween. We are taking even last-minute orders, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween !

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We’ve got some great reads coming your way…

Introducing Yvonne’s new blogger Maria, who will be bringing you a mix of wedding, fashion and lifestyle stories to keep you on the cutting edge of our industry. Maria Caligiuri is a social media storyteller who loves Big Macs and has a very close relationship with her Chapstick.  She’s a former wedding and event planner who still follows the latest trends in the industry. You can also catch her on her lifestyle blog Pami + Me and follow her on Instagram @mariiacali 

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Love is for the Birds this Season… Lovebirds, that is!

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After having a rough and snowy winter this year, we are sure glad that Spring finally arrives this weekend, aren’t you? If you are a newly engaged bride, Spring is the perfect time of year to begin your wedding process. As the snow begins to melt, days get longer and warmer weather arrives,  the new and fresh color palettes you see in nature around you will perhaps inspire you in choosing colors for your wedding. Nature itself can be inspiring….new life emerging in flowers send trees and birds can have an effect in what props and themes you choose for your wedding!

One very “springy” and romantic theme is a “Love Birds” theme!  Where to start? That is where Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors can help with a unique and customizable variety of both invitations as well as favors for family and friends that will certainly impress!

Captivating Love Birds Invitation

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This alluring invitation with a pair of lovebirds nestled among the branches within the laser-cut heart at the top is a truly sophisticated design that everyone will love. The process of the laser-cut makes each piece unique in that some invitations will have difference in color variation around the design.

Shimmering Treeline Invitation

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Love shines naturally with this shimmering treeline invitation! Notice the scalloped edges (optional) and metallic gold foil! It’s all about detail…so the back of the invitation doesn’t go unnoticed either with a wooded landscape design! Perfect for nature lovers or tree-huggers!

Soaring Love Invitation

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This soaring love invitation is a beautiful way to invite your guests to your special event. With the barn swallows, banners and a floral-framed center point, this invitation gives off that elegant and vintage vibe that will be highly admired for its pleasing design. Along with matching reception card, respond card and envelope, and delightful and adorable way to showcase your new-found marriage. They are sure to leave a lingering impression on your friends and family and will be a constant reminder of the love that the new wedded pair shares with each other.

 Lovebirds Chrome Bottle Stopper

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Each time your guests use this beautifully crafted wine bottle stopper, they will think of you….the newly-wed love birds! Because brides and grooms are looking for more “practical” and “useful” favors to give their guests, it’s no wonder that this wine bottle stopper is the “natural” thing to give!

Love Birds Burlap Wine Bag 

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Bring rustic style to your reception tables, décor and gifts. Burlap bags with a love birds design hold bottles of wine, flowers, or other favors to share during the reception. These are the perfect burlap bags for any favor for your event to make it just that much more special and to really bring out that certain style that everyone will love!

Rustic Love Bird Pillow Favor Box

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Give your guests a sweet treat to take home with these adorable rustic love bird designed treat boxes. These little favor boxes are easy to fill and can be persnalized with bride and groom names.  The “kraft” look of these boxes is sure to be a hit at any rustic event!

Bird Cage Rental

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At Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we offer our one of a kind Bird Cage rental which can be used for a multitude of purposes such as a reception card holder or even a centerpiece for a wedding or other event you may be planning! With this bird cage, your guests will notice the ostentatiously attractive design of the rhinestones and added sparkle on the simple and elegant white bird cage. This will definitely be an inspiring, and delightful, added embellishment to your event!

These were just a few of the many love bird themed keepsakes that can be ordered through Yvonne’s for your Wedding or other Love Bird or Nature-themed occasion!  When it comes to celebrating your special day,  Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in Hicksville, NY  is the place to stop in for grand ideas!  Whether last minute or spur-of-the moment, Yvonne’s can make it happen for you with our quick shipping turn-around time!

Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in Long Island services Hickville, Syosset, Jericho, Levittown, Farmingdale, Westbury, Melville and other surrounding areas in Nassau or Suffolk County.

LATEST NEWS:

Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors is the proud recipient of The Knot’s 2015 Best of Weddings Award for Invitations, as well as the new Preferred Invitations Vendor for The Inn at New Hyde Park!  

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Marsala: The 2015 Color of the Year!

Marsala – The 2015 Color of the Year

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Pantone is known as the global color authority and they have declared that for 2015 the hot and trendy color will be Marsala, a rich terra-cotta red! Throughout the year, this color will be integrated into fashion, home décor, and will even make a splash in weddings. If you are the type of person that loves to be hip, cool, and up-to-date with the latest crazes then Marsala is where it’s at! Look at just how versatile Marsala can be! It looks great as fashion statement on the runway as well as a throw on your couch! You can be chic even while sipping your freshly brewed cup of coffee! Accent your living room with a cute decorative pillow, or jazz up your wardrobe with splashes of this rich red.  Its lavish tone creates a classy and elegant look, no matter where it’s integrated.

 

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This is exactly why Marsala is the perfect color for weddings. So brides listen up! Not sure what your wedding color scheme will be yet? Marsala is the way to go! Its sophisticated and chic quality is sure to make any wedding a dream come true. “How can I incorporate this color into my wedding?”, you may ask. Well, you can insert this color practically anywhere. Why not have your bridesmaids decked out in Marsala dresses? The color compliments almost every skin tone, so you can’t go wrong with  it! Add Marsala to your table decorations with a elegant table cloth or even a gorgeous arrangement of Marsala-toned flowers. From bridesmaid dresses, to the flower bouquets, the table clothes, the favors, and even the invitations, Marsala is a versatile color that is sure to make a statement. And that is where we come in. Here at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we can help you to pick the perfect invitation, as well as wedding favors and accessories to match your color scheme!

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Here are some fabulous invitations you can find at Yvonne’s that compliment the Marsala color of the year!

Layered Pocket Invitation

At Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors, we have a wide selection of Pocket invitations to chose from whether it be a classic rectangular pocket, a square pocket, back-pocket and much more! You can choose from many design and paper options. Pictured here is a red shimmer pocket which compliments a Marsala wedding color scheme.

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Letterpress Invitations

If letterpress is your preferred method of printing, then these invitations are for you! Choose from a simple look with just a hint of accent color just in the right places or a trendy chevron look. Either way, you will make a statement and set the tone for your wedding!

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Delphinium Invitation

If you want to make a bold statement, then go for an all-colored invitation! Here is a invitation and it’s coordinating enclosure on claret shimmer paper stock to compliment your Marsala-colored wedding. With our extensive customization options, you can choose from thermography, laser or foil imprinting and even mix and match your enclosures and envelopes! This silver foil-printed invitation is certainly a  “must-see”.

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2-Piece Favor Boxes – Claret

Finally, accessorize your look with personalized favor boxes for edibles your guests will take home from your dessert table. Because it’s all in the details, every little thing you do or display at your wedding will make an impact and create the mood for your wedding. Your guest will be impressed with all of the thought and details you put into your big day!

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As you can see, there is so much to choose from at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors! We can certainly help you create your “wedding look” from start to finish! Call to schedule an appointment with us in our Hicksville showroom in Nassau County in Long Island at 516-932-9600 and we will turn your vision into reality!

 

Happy Event Planning,

Yvonne

 

 

 

 

Mazel Tov! Here’s to Finding the Perfect Invitation!

Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Invitations

The bar mitzvah and the bat mitzvah are momentous occasions in the lives of young Jewish boys and girls. It commemorates their coming of age. For such a significant event, there is only one way to celebrate: Party!! One of the first steps in planning any successful party is finding the perfect invitation for your event. That goes for you bar and bat mitzvah planners too! The invitation, although generally looked over, is the first glimpse the attendees get into the grandeur of the party. You want them to be impressed from beginning to end, so why not start the “wow-factor” with the invitations? From modern and chic, to traditional and simple, all of your bar/bat mitzvah invitation needs can be met at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors located on Long Island in Hicksville.

Here at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors we have an eclectic collection and will help you to find the perfect invitation for your bar/bat mitzvah. There are many ways that you can customize your order in regards to bringing forth the invitation that you envisioned.

Custom Bar Mitzvah Modern Metallic Invitation

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At Yvonne’s, we pride ourselves in our customization abilities. You can choose from a multitude of different colors, shapes, papers (such as metallic paper as featured above), and even inks! You can even choose to customize the inner and outer liners of the envelopes. As seen here,  the inside liner was customized to have the individuals name printed in a shiny ink on a matte background. The backs of the ensemble pieces were also personalized and printed with big block lettering, for that special element of detail.

Custom Bar Mitzvah Copper and Navy Invitation

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This square-shaped invitation is chock-full of pizzazz and that oh so sought after wow factor! This modern-styled invitation features copper foil lettering on thick dark blue shimmer cardstock and is sure to astound your guests! The enclosures are a complimentary metallic copper paper with navy thermography lettering. This beautiful invitation definitely has it all and can be customized with your event colors!

Custom Chic Torah Bat Mitzvah Invitation 

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This Bat-Mitzvah invitation is chic and sophisticated indeed! Featured here is a bright fuchsia stock with black thermography and a torah intricately laser-cut.  It doesn’t stop there…even the envelope is luxurious too with coordinating decor in an impressive fuchsia pattern.

Fancy Tallit Invitation 

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Looking for a modern-style with an element of tradition? Then, here is a perfect example of an invitation that may tickle your fancy. Being comprised of the traditional tallit and modern foil ink on grey shimmer stock, this invitation is the best of both styles.  Click here for more details

Animal Print Bat Mitzvah Shimmer Pocket Invitation 

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Pockets are not just for weddings…yes, even Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations come with pockets!  This wild pocket invitation in varying animal prints (zebra, giraffe, leopard) will sure let your guests know that they are about to have a wild time! This pocket invitation is completely customizable, so take a  walk on the wild side and let your imagination run free with all of the customization options! Click here for more details

Torah Tradition Invitation 

This complex, yet stunning invitation is yet another way to impress your attendees. The Torah, shown on the front, expands as you unfold the invitation. The metallic ink and coordinating gold ribbon to hold it closed, help to complete the look of this invitation. Click here for more details

VIP Pass Invitation

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Looking for something a little more unique? Here are some V.I.P. passes complete with lanyard that double as an invitation. Your guests will surely feel important as they read this pass! Click here for more details

Red Carpet Event Invitations and Favors

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For those of you with a theme for your party, we have invitations for you too! Here is an example of an over-the-top, red-carpet themed bat mitzvah. Most definitely a way to announce the arrival of your big day.  We can also create custon favors, such as the gum favors with the personalized wrappers shown, to match your theme!

Above is just a small taste of the many invitations that you can find at Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors! When the time comes to start looking for invitations for your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, keep us in mind! We will go above and beyond to make your ideal invitation a reality. Mozel tov and good luck!

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