It’s time to plan the seating chart for your wedding reception, and you’re stumped. As you stare down at your kitchen table, littered with diagrams, post-it-notes, and multi-colored pens, you realize that you feel like you’re playing the world’s most stressful board game.
You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, and you come across a latergram from your bestie’s wedding the weekend before. You and the rest of the bridal party are standing in a row, your floor-length, rose-colored chiffon bridesmaids’ gowns just grazing your pink painted toes. Every bridesmaid looks effortlessly gorgeous, with glossy ringlets of hair just barely blowing in the breeze, and peony-pink lips smiling to reveal perfect white teeth.
Then there’s you.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re taking a minute to look back on everything we’ve done in the last 11 (WOW) years at RSVP to me. Really, what better time to reflect on our own origin story than on a holiday that launched some of America’s first traditions?
To give you just a quick snapshot of how RSVP to me came to be, it really was a ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ type of thing. When our founder, Kelly Adams, was getting married over a decade ago, she couldn’t find anything that she loved. At the time, wedding invitations were so boring, and she couldn’t stand to sit and go through books and books of totally cookie cutter designs. She felt VERY uninspired. So, feeling pretty helpless, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She made her my own invites, day-of stationery, and everyone who came to her wedding and found out that she was the visionary behind it all, was super impressed.
After fulfilling a few orders for family and friends, she didn’t look back. And now, after years of carefully crafting invites for weddings, Bar/Bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, bachelorettes, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday bashes, Kelly has become an arbiter of exceptional stationery and RSVP to me has found its niche as a distinguished, contemporary paperie boutique.
We’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing clients since our beginning, and we are truly nothing without their kind words of support, smitten smiles and ultimate satisfaction and admiration. Knowing we’ve nailed a client’s vision for their special day, be it a whimsical, grown-up fairytale wedding or a polka-dotted pop of color party for a peanut’s second birthday, is our greatest success, so we will always put in the time to make it happen.
Everything we do at RSVP to me is totally custom and specialized to each and every client. Kelly’s worst memories from her own quest for invites included being limited to color swatches, paper finishes and fonts in huge binders, so she made it her mission not to put any of her own clients through that lackluster experience. Never has and never will.
Last month, we were fortunate enough to spend the day with the incredible titular cinematographer of Rob Adams Films, and though it wasn’t the easiest thing to do (who enjoys talking about themselves 😏), we put together a great behind-the-scenes look at our business. He did a phenomenal job capturing what we do and how we stand out in a very cluttered invitation market. Couldn’t have asked for a better partner in making the magic – and it was fun to dress and glam up for the day. #celebritystatus for a minute!
Take a peek and peep some of our favorite invites of all time!
This winter, wedding color themes are heating up with cool combinations that will make brides blush and guests tear up. For brides looking for inspiration to help them choose the wedding hues that will help them stand out while walking down the aisle, we’ve compiled three of the most breathtaking winter wedding palettes we’re expecting to see this season.
There are many, very specific rules associated with the traditional wedding. The bride must wear something old, new, borrowed, and blue. The groom can’t see the bride before the wedding. The couple has a limited amount of time to send their thank you notes. With so many rules for the bride and groom to follow, simply being a guest at a wedding should be carefree, right? Not exactly.
We love all weddings. Indoors or outdoors, faith-based or non-denominational, huge bridal parties or simple private ceremonies all make us swoon and sigh over the romantic possibility of saying I Do to your one true love. The uniqueness of every wedding is part of what makes them all so special, as each wedding is designed to represent the unique couple being tied to one another, and the unique love that they share.
75 percent of women and 73 percent of men have a fear of public speaking. If you’re among those who would prefer to be trapped in an elevator than be handed a mic in a room full of people, then being asked to give a wedding speech may immediately make you break out in a cold sweat. It’s important to keep in mind that being asked to speak at a loved one’s wedding is a huge compliment and honor. Whether you’re the M.O.H., the mother of the bride, a sister, or a family friend with a story to tell, take a few moments to read our speech writing and speaking tips below.