Live and die by your planner and smartphone?
Constantly find yourself short on time thanks to a crazy busy work schedule?
Strive for perfection?
Then it sounds like you’re a future CEO bride. If you’re short on time (and possibly dough), here are some ways to keep it classy enough to impress your co-worker attendees and fun and fabulous for your family.
1. Pinstripe Your Cake.
The pinstripe gives a nod to your favorite power suit while looking oh-so-delicious. These thin, delicate lines add a touch of glamour and class to your wedding cake. Colors can be in business-approved navy or black or you can branch out with a surprisingly bold color. Pinstripes don’t have to be just on your cake. Try it with invites, wedding programs and menus.
2. There’s an App for That
Yep, that’s right. You can make your own app for your wedding. Whatever your smartphone, browse your app store for customized wedding apps. From there, you can create an app that also publishes a wedding website for your friends and guests (who probably use their phones just as much as you do). Many wedding apps are on the market, and creating takes three easy steps: choose a design, make it your own and invite your guests. This is especially helpful if you are having a destination wedding and need to coordinate lots of details, such as travel arrangements, for your guests. The app can be an efficient, effective way to get a single message out to lots of people at one time, and you can even use it post-wedding to display pictures and thank guests.
3. Get Caffeinated
There are few things that go together better than business and coffee. If you’re getting married and want to share a favor that you love and that your guests will use, consider gifts related to your favorite brews, including blends from your favorite coffee house to customized mugs.
4. Create a Wedding Brand
In companies, name recognition is achieved through branding. Who can forget the Nike swoosh or the golden arches? To make your wedding just as unforgettable as these icons, why not create your own wedding brand? This means picking a logo and theme colors and carrying it through to your fab invites, ceremony décor, wedding programs and favor bags.
The key for branding is consistency and inspiration. Examples include choosing a motif. From a sun to a decorative heart to a Greek key, symbols can call to mind you and your honey’s relationship and look pretty darn good on your invites. Another way to brand is through initials. If you’re taking his name, you’re creating a new monogram. If it’s a strong initial like a Q or Z, let the single letter make a statement.