Some Bridal Show tips for brides & Vendors

April 28, 2009

I've collected some tips for vendors and brides because i'm looking to do my first bridal show this September (stay tuned for details on when and where you can come and see us!).

  • Set up an email address for your wedding. is a great way to collect vendor info without flooding your regular email address.
  • Make up address labels with the wedding email, your mailing address, and phone number so that you can easily fill out those raffle tickets and vendor info cards at the show.
  • Bring one or two people with you but not a crowd. It can get confusing and it will feel like you have to entertain them all night.
  • Bring a camera or take pictures with your phone so that you can keep good ideas on file!

  • Make sure that you can receive leads from the show and find out whether you will get an electronic copy/printouts/ etc.
  • find out if they will charge for electric/whether there will be an outlet or extension cords available.
  • how big will your table be?
  • What kind of traffic will the show recieve?
  • Have some interesting giveaways! (Some Ideas: company monogramed sweets or other items, something blue, a hot electronic to raffle off like a digital photo frame..)
  • Check out the space! What will the traffic flow be like? Will brides be able to come back to your table after the show/at the end of the evening?
Please add your own thoughts and suggestion in the comments!

Vendor Spotlight: Its amazing who you meet...

April 24, 2009

On, yes, twitter I connected with the designer of the ketubah we found for our wedding. We loved our ketubah because it was so different, unique and the design we chose had a name that hit close to home ;)

Here are a few pictures from our wedding!

Check out Modern Ketubah!

Vendor Spotlight- Something Spectacular Custom Floral Design

April 22, 2009

I was glad to meet Kim of Something Floral Design through Twitter and she introduced me to her company. She specializes in creating gorgeus silk/artificial floral bouquets and ships them all over the US!

There are many reasons why brides would and should consider artificial flowers.

  • Something Spectacular Custom Floral Design's prices are sometimes even more affordable than the real things
  • If you are allergic to real flowers
  • Your favorite fresh flowers are out of season or unavailable for your wedding date.
  • The event is in a very hot location or time of year when fresh flowers quickly wilt.
  • Brides might want to a keepsake after the wedding.
  • Perfect for destination or cruise weddings!

When asked what sets them apart from other floral designers, Kim said:

Besides the quality of the materials we use, our other advantage is quality of the construction (to withstand travel and years of enjoyment on display) and design of our products. As owner and lead designer, I have a formal education in floral design, fine art, visual design, interior design, and communications.

To me, floral design is an art form that I am very passionate about, and we take the time to design and construct each item to be well balanced in color, scale, texture, proportion, etc.—all the formal principles of good visual design. Without formal art and design training and education, a designer is just a designer, and without good design, a floral arrangement is just an arrangement. We believe that every client deserves outstanding flowers that are truly worthy of their special day. We're skilled and trained artisans who create floral artistry and not just designers who create arrangements.

We here at Creative Custom Cardboxes think you should definitely check out this fantastic company! Click here to check them out!

Here is a quick sneak peek at how some lovely floral bouquets can coordinate perfectly with our cardboxes!

We'd also like to thank Kim for posting such a lovely feature of Creative Custom Cardboxes on her blog...check it out!

Card Box Creations - Creative Custom Card Boxes are NOT just for weddings!

These two fun 1 tier cardboxes were created for some great people having parties. This first Navy Blue, Kelly Green, and white cardbox was designed for a happy guy graduating High School this May! The sunflower is his 'class flower'.

This chic black, red and gold cardbox is for a 50th birthday party. It is elegant and simple!

Feel free to leave comments about your favorite!

Need Help Planning your Bridal Shower?

April 14, 2009

Check out this fantastic, FREE e-guide that is a step by step manual for anyone planning a bridal shower. Brides: forward this to your maid of honour!

Check out our friend for more info and to download the FREE PDF file!

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to for mentioning us in this informative and super helpful e-book!

CCC News - Introducing: Our New Cake Table Letters...CURLZ Font!

April 13, 2009

We are so excited to be able to offer these fab and funky letters for our brides and party planners! They are available in any letter combo you'd like as a monogram like this one:

-Shimmery Black Monogram letters-

Or as I DO and WE DO Letters:

-Ivory and pearl WE DO letters-

-Navy Blue and Crystals I DO letters-

Contact us for pricing info!


Card Box Creations - Purple and Silver, Silver and Purple...Popular colors this season!

Check out these two extra large cardboxes we created for two different brides accross the country! This color combo seems to be super popular this wedding season. Purple is all the rage!


Card Box Creations - Shimmery Champagne wishes!

We love this shimmery champagne, chocolate brown and pink card box with matching Beveled block font I DO letters! The champagne color really glows and it will look lovely in candle light and sunlight equally.


Our Favorite Creative Vendors

April 11, 2009

Through networking on Twitter and at local networking events we've had the pleasure and privilege to meet some wonderfully creative people, just like us! We'd love to help them get more exposure and so we'll periodically post info about some of our favorite, unique vendors!

Take a look at Scissor Paper Stone!

You’re cool, funky and gorgeous, so why should your wedding stationery have hearts &

Scissor Paper Stone offers completely personalized wedding stationery printed to your
custom specifications, so you can change colors, flowers, typeface, or even print a
personal photograph. Available in a range of formats to suit every budget, from luxurious
handmade invitations wrapped in tissue and ribbon to cool and funky postcards. Our
website makes ordering online a snap but if you would like a
consultation or have any questions please feel free to get in touch at 718.313.0139 and
just ask for Robin.


I Do Brunch Update

The Wedding DIVA put together what looks to have been a super swanky and fabulous event. See some pictures here and check out her lovely words about our custom cardbox that we made especially for the event!
Click here to visit her blog and read!

Card Box Creations - Lavender and Plum...just plum fabulous!

April 6, 2009

Our Knottie friend Dana got married at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ this past Saturday. Marni, the owner of CCC was married at this venue on July 6, 2008 and LOVED it.

Dana's colors were lavender and plum and her card box perfectly matched her wedding menus and other stationary. Hopefully we will have some pro pictures for you soon but until then, here is a sneak peek!

Card Box Creations - Beach Themes Can Be Elegant! Check out this Gray and white Round Card Box

A Mother Of the Bride contacted us to create a custom Card Box for her Daughter's beachey wedding in California. This simple and elegant 2 tier, round card box is adorned with real Sand dollars.



Card Box Creations - Chocolate brown and orange..not just for FALL!

This lovely Card Box was just completed for a lovely May bride. Yes, MAY! Why can't these lovely colors be used for a spring wedding? I think this card box is beautiful if I do say so myself!



CCC News - Our first networking event

April 2, 2009

So my mother (and biz partner) and I went to our first networking event last night at the Skylands in Randolph, NJ. At the event we sampled some cocktail hour food and got to meet some great fellow professionals and connect with some Twitteratti as well!

Check out this N.J. photographer. I've seen some of his work and its very cool!

Neil van Niekerk

One Perfect Moment

I'll be adding to this post in the next few days as I get in touch with more of these great local vendors!