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Trade Show Booth Design Success!

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Wedding Booth Vintage TypewriterWith our second Wedding MBA show now behind us, it’s time to share our trade show success!  I’m happy to report our booth came together perfectly, and we received plenty of great feedback.  But, in spite of the compliments, Vegas was not without hiccups, and unfortunately not without tragedy.

Before mentioning our triumphs, it needs to be noted that we were in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting our nation has seen.  The following days were both saddening and heartwarming; watching both the news and the outpouring of love in Vegas.  The Knot and Wedding Wire, typically competitors, merged their two show events into one large party.  This gave the attendees that magical ‘one big happy family’ feeling.  Thank you to the Knot and Wedding Wire for merging the parties so quickly and completely and allowing us all to relax in a secure and fun environment.  I think all of Vegas needed a drink that night… but when doesn’t all of Vegas need a drink?

Our booth came together seamlessly, thanks to lots of planning.  We featured a gold, blush and cream color palette. Dripping in flowers, our booth was a stark contrast from last years more masculine colors and feel.  We created an inviting space that would be attractive and make our booth impossible to resist.  Now THAT’S trade show success!Wedding MBA booth 6130

In addition to welcoming colors, we boasted favors and giveaways to lure in the most resistant of show-goers.  Our favor options included: a hangover kit, candy and popcorn.  The popular hangover kit included an Emergen-C, Mint Lifesaver and Advil… all the essentials for surviving even the worst hangover.  The label says it all: Hangover Survival Kit; YOU’RE WELCOME.  Believe me, we received many thanks for giving this out the morning after the Knot and Wedding Wire party!  These make a great addition to any Wedding Welcome bag, or bachelor/bachelorette party favor.  Purchase the fun label here, the kraft bags here.  Finally, but the goodies inside from Amazon here: Advil, Lifesaver, Emergen-C.

Hangover Kit with Custom LabelsOther favors included a sweet Smartie and savory bag of microwave popcorn.  The popcorn was a simple microwave bag, purchased from the ever-trusty Costco, but you could use any brand.  We used the same Kraft bags that were utilized in our hangover kit to create an adorable brown paper package.  Then, all we had to do was tie it up with string!

Popcorn Party Favor with Custom Label

You can purchase Smarties in bulk from your local Party City.  Then, place it in this 3″ x 4″ self-sealing cellophane bag .  Next, add a small piece of chipboard and the perfect label, which can be purchased here, and you’ve got one SMART favor on your hands!Smartie Candy Favor with Custom Label

Our giveaways were our piece de resistance featuring 4 bottles of delicious and coveted BOOZE!  (Buy this CHEERS label here)  Here is one of our happy winners: a new friend from JC Room Blocks – a fantastic vendor that every bride needs!  If you are having a destination wedding, room blocks are par for the course, so give them a call!  You’ll be happy you did!

Custom Label Winner - trade show success

That’s officially a wrap on our trade show success folks!  See you next year at WED MBA 2018!

Prelude to a Trade Show

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Anyone that has attended a trade show can attest they are a LOT of work.  If you haven’t attended one before, let me catch you up on how it goes.  Cross something off the to-do list, and then add two more items to the bottom!  Here at iCustomLabel and 9th Letter Press, we have been preparing for weeks to attend the 2017 Wedding MBA show.  Now it’s only days away and the list has been checked, the palette has been shipped and now the countdown is on!  Did I mention it’s in Las Vegas?   If Sin City is calling you, then it’s not too late to attend!  Can’t make it, or just can’t wait?  In addition to great giveaways and fun favors here are some teasers of what you can expect to see at our booth this year.  If luck be a lady, then we hope to see her at Booth #6130… and we hope you’re with her! Viva Las Vegas!Wedding MBA 2017

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Celebrate with 9th Letter Press

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So Much To Celebrate CardThere is SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE today at iCustomLabel!  We have officially partnered with 9th Letter Press and will now be bringing you a premier line of stationery cards and products! 9th Letter Press designs feature the fun and whimsical workings of Isabel Ibanez Davis who will continue to be the lead designer, offering you the style of cards you have come to know and love.

Here is a little taste of what you can look forward to:

Adorable Art PrintsRough Storms Art PrintA Celebration of Baby

Bun in the Oven Card

Birthday Cards

Shake a Tail Feather Card

Thank You Cards

Everyday Cards

Notepads

Anniversary and Wedding Cards

Confetti Courier – A once a month subscription box with five seasonal greeting cards sent right to your front door!

And of course, custom wedding invitations!

custom letter press wedding invitations

So stay tuned for updates and new designs as we relaunch our trusted brands!  We can’t wait to bring you new and fresh designs in the second half of the year!

 

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DIY Cactus Tealight Favors

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With breezy Bohemian themed affairs making the rounds, we wanted to share with you our latest event swag: DIY Cactus Tealight Favors.  These cheery goodies will be a great compliment to a fiesta, cactus party, taco night or Coachella themed gathering.  Requiring minimal supplies and DIY skills, this favor will be easy to make for a novice DIY-er.  Here’s our handy tutorial:

  1. First, gather your materials.  We started awesome mini cactus tealights as our inspiration.  Use two types of cacti for added variety, like the Golden Barrel Cactus and San Pedro Cactus tealights, both available on Linentablecloth.com.  For the base of the tealights we used 2″ mini clay pots, like these, available in your local Michael’s or craft store.  They will serve as the base for our favor.  Next, we need these paper flowers, also sourced from Michael’s, to top our cacti, and this gold spray paint to transform our little pots.  Lastly, you will need 26 gauge wire for adding your favor label toppers.DIY Cactus Tealight Supplies
  2. Next, spray paint your pots.  This step is fairly self-explanatory, but here are some spray painting tips: use several light coats for even coverage and be sure to rotate your pots often so you don’t miss any spots.Spray Painted Clay Pots
  3. Then, remove the tealight tin.  The mini tealights fit so snugly in the little clay pots, that the tin is unnecessary.Tealight Candle Cactus Tealight DIY
  4. Next, clip your flower.  These flowers are ideal because they don’t have a plastic base, but rather are attached to a green wire.  This makes them perfect for fitting into the candle, just slide the wire into the hole made by the wick.  Be sure to trim any wire that may be coming from the top of the flower as well.Faux Flower Clipping
  5. Next step: Make your sticker topper.  We used two types of 1.5″ round favor labels, customized here, with wire sandwiched in the middle.  The wire should be skinny enough to fit into the wick hole along with the small flower wire.Sticker Topper DIYTealight Topper
  6. Finally, place your toppers and flowers.  Just slide them right in!
  7. Lastly, ENJOY!
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Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Whether you’re a guy or a gal your last fling before the ring should be epic!  Here are our top 5 Bachelor and Bachelorette party ideas that are essential to raising hell before the wedding bells!  Sew those wild oats people… next up is the altar!

  1. Plan for the boys!  If you’re the groom, take care of your wing men.  If you’re a bride, spoil your groom and his guys with a fun basket like this to get the party started.  Custom cigar bands and personalized mini liquor labels will set the tone for a night of refined debauchery.Bachelor Party SwagThe groom and his guys will surely be drunk in love with this set up of little liquors.  Next, up the ante with a little whiskey on the rocks.Custom Cigar Label
  2. Spiff up your Spirits!  No, we don’t mean your morale, we mean your booze!  Try these personalized mini wine labels as the perfect match to a pretty little bottle of Rosé, blush or Zinfandel.Bachelorette Party Mini Wine
  3. Don’t forget the favors!  No party is complete these days without a great favor for your guests.  For the night of, include some fun items to kick off the party atmosphere.  Here a lipgloss, nail polish and mini liquor are just enough to set the tone.  Finally, add a flirty and descriptive label, like the one seen here, to add an element of fun to the gathering.Bachelorette Party Favor
  4.  Do something fun the morning after.  For the few strong that survive, host a breakfast together to help ease that hangover.  But before you do, don’t forget a few embarrassing and fun photos.  Morning-after mug shots make for the perfect way to capture the consequences of fun.Bachelorette Party Mugshots
    1. Speaking of the consequences of fun, before you send your friends on their way, hook them up with a little hangover relief.  Oh $hit kits are fantastic, and easily personalized.  Most importantly, include headache medicine, water, mints and maybe a little hair of the dog!  Lastly, pop your items in a small bag, box or tin, add a sweet label and call it a day.
      Hangover KitHangover KitNOTE: While the wedding is still a ways off, the fun can start now.  Let loose, have fun with your peeps and go crazy… responsibly of course.  A designated driver might be the most important commodity on the evening of a bachelor/bachelorette party.  Whether its Lyft, public transit, a party bus or a peddle pub, the most important bachelor and bachelorette party idea is to make sure everyone gets home safely.
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Build a Stellar Wedding Welcome Bag

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Putting together a stellar Wedding Welcome bag can be trickier than it seems.  Between finding the right tote and trying to select the goodies, it can cause unexpected stress in wedding planning.   Trying to do it yourself and pull it all off on your own is even more stressful.  Luckily, a few custom labels can take the hassle and guess work out of coordinating the items in your bag.

A basic box is a great start and holds a ton of items.  Kraft and black paper make for a simple color scheme that is easy to coordinate.  These water bottle labels are waterproof and self adhesive, so they couldn’t be easier to use!   Small plastic bags are cheap and perfect for treats, plus they are easy to find at your local craft store.  Add scrapbooking paper and a favor label, like this one, and your guests will have a handsome snack.  Every good welcome basket has mints and booze, so don’t forget the mini wine labels and candy kiss labels.  With coordinating labels, the effort is minimal and the impact is massive!  Don’t forget the favor label on the top of the box to tie it all together!

Wedding Welcome Box

Here, custom labels are the hero again, pulling all the items together for a coordinated container.  Use this label, typically used on a wine bottle, with a length of black and white ribbon on the front to create a dynamic looking gable box.  Dress up a basic water bottle with these custom labels.  Mini liquor bottles and soda mixer get a makeover with custom liquor and favor labels.  Tried and true spice labels designate hand wipes as “fresh and clean” and snacks as “favorites” to add a dose of personality.   Literally tied together with black and white yarn this attractive welcome bag is a cinch to create.  As for convenience, you can order your labels, gable boxes and treat bags all in one place…wedding bag: complete!

Black and White Wedding welcome box

Who wouldn’t feel welcomed with this gorgeous and dynamic wedding welcome gable box?

Wedding Welcome Box

Lastly, is this stunning and modern wedding welcome tote.  Perfect for a swanky affair, this colorful label will let your guests know they are in for a great event.  Here, this wine label works overtime as both a bottle label and is used again as a door hanger.  To create a hanger like this for your bag, simply add a wine label to a length of sturdy card stock.  Next, use a 2.25″ round hole punch (like this one) at the top and you’re done!  We also switched up the use of this mini wine label to go on a cute square hang tag.  Snacks and the ever-important Tide pen are given descriptive spice labels.  Finally, the quintessential wedding welcome water bottle is beautified with these custom labels.

Wedding Welcome Tote

Encourage your guests to have a great time by including a mini hangover kit as well.  You know, hangovers last a lifetime, but memories last forever!  We made a fun kit here by including a little something for hydration, a little something for the head and a little hair of the dog.

 

Now that you’ve gathered your items and decided what you want to go into your bag, you’ve got to decide how to get it in the hands of your guests.  In the past, it was common to have the bags waiting for your guests at check-in.  Another alternative is to assemble your items, display them in a pretty way, and let your guests pick and choose what they’d like.  What may be work for you can turn into fun for your guests!

Gathered wedding welcome bag items

Wedding welcome bags are a quintessential way for you and your new Mr. or Mrs. to really show your personalities.  Don’t be afraid to be fun, playful or a bit tongue-in-cheek.  After all, this is just the start of your amazing festivities… ENJOY IT!!!

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