Archives for November 2010

Mightyvites = Traditional + Techy Wedding Invitations

I recently met with Chris and Stephanie, the awesome brother and sister team behind the new invitation site, Mightyvites… and it didn’t take me long to realize that this may be one of the coolest new concepts in wedding invitations. What exactly is so different about Mightyvites? They take the traditional printed invitation that we all know and love, and they add a customizable online RSVP that perfectly matches the printed piece, along with a guestlist manager. Here are some more details from their website:

What’s Included?

In Print:
– Invitations with copy crafted by you (with customizable color schemes)
– One set of enclosures with everything needed for your guest to RSVP online
Outer envelopes with digitally printed guest and return addresses (yup, we take care of that too!)

Online:
– Guest ability to create and change their RSVP
– Event information that you create and which your guests view
– Event choices that you create and which your guests respond to (including meal choices!!)
A guest list that you edit and later watch for RSVPs
– Email notification of guest RSVPs
Ability to import contacts to your guest list from Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, etc.

You Can Also Have:
– Additional enclosures for event details you want to keep offline
– Your invitations mailed to your guests via the United States Postal Service
– Use of your own domain name for online guest RSVPs   

You can choose from either flat printing or LETTERPRESS! And the fact that you can upload your guestlist and their addresses… and Mightyvites will actually PRINT all the addresses directly on the envelopes for you… brilliant!

Here are some of my favorite designs from their gallery:

I saw the letterpressed version of the Regalia and it was beayooootiful!

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Vintage Glee design and matching RSVP site

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Blossoms design

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The Urban

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I can’t even express how smitten I am with Mightyvites. Their prices are surprisingly reasonable, considering how they truly take so much of the painful legwork away from you in regards to managing your guestlist, addressing your envelopes, mailing them out for you (obviously you pay for shipping), tracking your RSVPs, and more! And for those of you worried about your less-tech-savvy guests, you have the ability to print a smaller amount of traditional RSVP cards… voila! Easy and Done!

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Coral and Gold Drake Hotel Wedding

This post is long overdue! A few months ago, I gave you a sneak peak of Raschele and Deepak’s stunning wedding at the Drake Hotel. And finally I have the pro pics from photographer, Jonathan Miano, who documented their wedding beautifully. Their color scheme of coral, green and gold were perfectly complemented by the opulence of the Drake Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom, one of Chicago’s most famous venues.

When it comes to wedding photos, it thrills me to see my couples happy and relaxed, with eyes only for each other… and these images truly capture the love Raschele and Deepak have for each other.

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A happy bride at the end of the night :) Thanks R&D, for letting Sweetchic be a part of your most important day!underwood_himalaya_JM_0001.jpg

VENDORS:
Coordinator: Sweetchic Events, Inc.
Photographer: Jonathan Miano
Church: Fourth Presbyterian Church
Venue: Drake Hotel, Gold Coast Ballroom
Floral: Richard Remiard Event Design
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Band: Jeff Sandler Orchestra
Hair & Makeup: Starlight Makeup

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Seeking: Assistant Wedding Coordinator (Chicago)

UPDATE: This post has been filled, thank you for your interest!

Are you crazy about the wedding industry and love all the different facets of a wedding? You may be in luck: Sweetchic Events is seeking a vivacious Assistant Wedding Coordinator for 2011!

Job Description: The Assistant Wedding Coordinator will be expected to help with aspects leading up to—and most importantly —the wedding event. Whether it’s doing behind-the-scenes office work, running the ceremony rehearsal, setting up escort cards, directing the wedding party, or making sure the ceremony runs according to schedule, the Assistant should be able to handle it all while keeping a genuine smile on their face.

Skill-set: The perfect applicant will have a flexible schedule, be familiar with the Chicagoland area with access to personal transportation, and be extremely detail-oriented. The ability to take direction well and think quickly on their feet is an absolute must, as well as top-notch organizational and communicative skills. An upbeat personality and sense of humor are necessary; graphic design and tech skills are a plus.

Apply: E-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@sweetchicevents.com – we look forward to hearing from you!

** Weekend availability is required and overall time commitment will vary depending on scheduled events, ranging from 15 – 30 hours per month during peak wedding season (May – September).

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