Events and Covid-19
Gosh, this is a weird time. Who would have thought a month ago that so many parts of the country wouldn’t be allowed to have events, see their loved ones, or even play in a playground? To keep each other safe, especially our most vulnerable neighbors, I 110% support the social distancing and closures of non-essential business. For me, this means two things: 1) many events have been postponed, and 2) I’m technically not allowed to go into the studio. As you can imagine, my bank account is taking a hit. The income that I usually depend on in the Spring is gone. It’s a hard time, although this post isn’t about me, it’s about YOU.
All of you wonderful people and clients who have been meticulously planning and designing once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. I FEEL FOR YOU. I’m here for you. Having to postpone your wedding or your son or daughter’s mitzvah is heartbreaking. You might be sad, angry, confused, and hurt. But the thing is – you aren’t in it alone. You have me. Your trusted event designer and florist. I’m working diligently with my current clients to accomplish the following through this covid-19 crisis:
- Postpone your events.
- Temporarily cancel our policies for fees regarding rescheduled events. No extra fees will be applied. Each client’s payments will be used towards their new date.
- Redesign for free, if necessary. The floral supply line has been insanely disrupted and we aren’t sure when it will be fully back online. This means we’ll be making a game plan in case we have to relay on all local flower farms for 2020 events. Luckily, here in the lower Hudson Valley we have amazing flower farms.
For prospective clients, I’m offering some specials. Because of all of the social distancing restrictions, my Spring sales are way down. 2021 couples and mitzvah parents: THIS IS THE TIME TO BOOK. Anyone who books me for floral design and/or event design by April 30th will get:
- A free bridal bouquet or a $250 credit towards your final bill
- 5% off of the delivery, set-up, and breakdown fees
DIY Personalized Packing Cubes with Martha Stewart and Cricut
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Can I tell you about the magic of packing cubes? Well, sit right down, grab a drink, and let’s talk. They are the best thing I’ve discovered for trips of any kind. Available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, pack your undies in one and your t-shirts in another. Shoes are protected from your clothes. Dirty clothes can come home in their own cube. Your stuff is separated from your partner’s stuff. You can open your suitcase in the airport without your unmentionables flying everywhere.
Like any good organization item, personalization makes them even better. You’ll instantly know who’s cubes are who’s when unpacking at your honeymoon destination. Using the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and the Martha Stewart Materials bundle from Michael’s, I personalized these packing cubes to use on our next trip.
Materials you’ll need:
Set of packing cubes (similar)
I’m using a technique here to layer the iron-on material onto the packing cube. Each color of iron-on is pressed on individually, on top of each other, right onto the packing cube. I chose a font available in Cricut’s Design Space that already made a square and a letter as I typed.
Think of all of the personalization you could do on these cubes! Take it a step further by labeling what goes into each one. Or label them by color. Get crazy and throw in your monogram.
Round Up: The Best Guestbooks
My top 10 picks for modern wedding guestbooks for all of you brides and grooms out there. The point of the guestbook is, well, exactly what it sounds like: to have a place for guests to record that they were present at your wedding. Some guests will simply write their name. Some will write a whole message. Others will draw pictures. Years from your wedding, you’ll be able to flip through to remember everyone who celebrated with you.
You can go simple, like #3, with a blank book for everyone to write you a message. With some planning, you can do #1, and print a photo album of your relationship for guests to experience. For a more tactile approach, a vintage typewriter like #9 will give your guests a fun surprise moment while they type out a loving message for your marriage.
I like #6 as a piece that you can display in your home after the wedding. Customize it with the day of your first date, first I love you, and engagement date. Have your guests sign their names all around the dates.
For a more minimal couple, #10 would look awesome styled on the built-ins in your living room. Put out slips of paper for guests to write their messages on to drop in the box.
Your guestbook is one of the easiest things to cross off of your to-do list. Order it now, pack it up, and it’s one less things to think about. While you are at it, don’t forget the pens, instax camera and film (if you are doing that option), and a pretty pen cup.
- Artifact Uprising Guestbook
- Self-Adhesive Photo Album
- Modern Guest Book
- Kolo Photo Album
- Minimal Guestbook
- Date Sign
- Heart Drop Frame
- Jenga Set
- Brass Box