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How to stand out as an event planner – create custom welcome gifts

As an event planner and lover of gift giving, gifting our clients has always been an important part of our systems. We think it is so important to show our clients how much we appreciate them entrusting us with their most special day. We wanted to give you some ideas of gifts that you could put together for your clients. We have also included details on when in the planning process we like to give certain gifts. We love to give something custom to each of our couples. Lately we have been loving screen printed tees for our brides and bridesmaids as well as custom tote bags for the whole bridal party. We love to put a box together for...

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Contributor Spotlight: Bridge Nine Candle Co.

We are so excited to start this blog series that will highlight all of our contributors! Every other week we will give you a sneak peak into the lives of our contributors from here in the Pacific Northwest. We have fallen in love with these small businesses and we know you will too. So, come learn about these rad Pacific Northwest products and the people that created them!  Bridge Nine Candle Co.  How did Bridgenine start, what made you want to start a handmade candle biz? I started Bridge Nine Candle Co. when I was living in the St Johns neighborhood of N Portland. (I started the business with my sister-in-law, who has since moved on to other ventures!) I...

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How to welcome out of town wedding guests with a custom gift

Portland has become an awesome destination for weddings! There are people from all over the country that have realized getting married in our awesome city has a lot to offer for them and their guests - and we take so much joy in helping them find the perfect way to showcase this awesome city to their loved ones.  When we help our couples plan their wedding day, there is always a common theme. They want their friends and family to have the best time, create amazing memories, and really experience all Portland has to offer. This can start with an incredible welcome gift that greets them when they check in to their hotel or small favor boxes at the reception. We...

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A day in the life: following our dream from friends to business partners

A day in the life: following our dream from friends to business partners We’ve worked so hard in the last few months to put together an incredible selection of local products, and now we are ramping up getting to know our customers online. A business is so much more than a brand logo and product pictures. We want YOU, yea you, to know who we are and what drives us to put everything we’ve got into our awesome, custom gift boxes. Hello! I am Kayla, the blog writer, social media poster, taste tester, box packer, mom of two, wife to one. To help you get a grasp of who I am I will say this. I think that I am...

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