From make your own mimosa, to signature cocktails, to wine tastings, DIY bars are the hottest here-to-stay trend at bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The best part is, you can be as simple or elaborate as you want when deciding your decor for the bar setup. Our personal favorite are gold foil prints, like this “pour one more” sign from StaceyHolbrookDesign.
That’s why we’re so excited to announce an amazing giveaway of two of her gold foil prints! Before we give you all the details on how to win, check out what she had to say during our Q&A.
Hey Stacey! Tell us a little about yourself:
Hi, ya’ll. I’m Stacey. I create stationery for weddings and events + paper goods for your home. I design invitations and party details to help you celebrate life’s best events.
I’m an Atlanta transplant, married to my college sweetheart, and mom to Nora, our diva boxer pup. I’m a lover of travel, parties, front porches, and all things (Clemson) orange. I firmly believe that everything can be fixed with prayer, a margarita and brownies.
I believe in gathering people together to celebrate this gift of life, and that no event is too small for fabulous, memorable details. I’ve always had a thing for snail mail, paper and design. I also love weddings, parties of all kinds, and hosting events at my small circa-1925 home. These passions collided and StaceyHolbrookDesign was born.
Margaritas are also our favorite, and wine, and bubbly, and… moving on… so what sets you apart from other companies?
My goal is to give clients a hands-on, stress-free, custom experience for wedding invitation design. I’ve been a bride myself, and I understand the stresses and pressures that come with wedding planning. By steering the process from brainstorming, creating drafts, finalizing the design, and printing the paper goods, I’m able to take the work off of the brides plate and help her create something meaningful for her big day.
What designs have you created for bachelorette parties and bridal showers?
Along with invitation design, I sell prints in my shop that are perfect for a bridal shower or a bachelorette weekend. Gold foil prints, like the saying “smile there’s wine” are a great addition to a bar cart. The best part is that they’re a good gift for the bride afterwards! I also sell custom prints that include the wedding date and location, with a favorite quote or Bible verse to include. They’re a custom gift that the bride will love, and because you can choose any frame, they’re really affordable, quick and easy!
My “pour one more” gold foil print is a favorite for a mimosa bar, perfect for the bachelorette weekend away. I’ve also created schedules for the bachelorette weekend and other paper goods for the girls to find along the way. Kicking off the weekend with a mailed invitation – rather than an evite – is a fun way to get the group excited about the activities to come.
Onto a really important question, have you ever been a bridesmaid before? What was that experience like for you?
I’ve been a bridesmaid in many friends’ weddings and I know what a fun experience it can be. It’s a sweet time to celebrate and honor the bride… to be beside her on one of the biggest days of her life. As a bridesmaid, you have a unique opportunity to serve your friend. Ask her how she’s really doing, how you can help, what you can take off of her plate. You’re invited to have a front row seat for all of it – the parties, the showers, the bachelorette weekend, and the wedding itself. It’s one of my favorite memories with my closest friends.
Planning a bridal shower can be stressful, as you know. Pinterest sometimes makes it even more overwhelming. Do you have any tips for how to keep the design vision on track?
In order to minimize the stress, I think having your goal in mind before you begin planning is really important. There are so many fun ideas and details that you can add. Choosing a theme or general feel first helps cut through the clutter.
Decide what’s important to you, and spend your money there. While the small details certainly tie it all together, the big decisions – food, drink, location, theme, style – will be more impactful for a successful shower.
I’m currently planning a couple’s shower for my sister, and my goal is this: a fun, casual party where everyone – the bride and groom-to-be, AND the guests – has a really good time. We’ve all been to showers that feel too formal or forced, or that last for six hours. I want the guests to feel welcomed, my sister and her fiance to feel honored, and for everyone to have a good time getting to know new friends.
That’s some solid advice! Thanks for doing a Q&A with us today and for offering our readers 20% off your the StaceyHolbrookDesign Shop with the code BRIDESMAIDS until March 31, 2017.
—CONTEST IS CLOSED—
Disclaimer: Shipping will be free to any US address or APO box. Frames not included. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via Instagram direct message.
What do you think about gold foil prints for your DIY bar? Tell us in the comments.