Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We hope your holiday is full of treats and few tricks! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Suggestion Saturday: Foosie Design

We're so proud to offer Foosie Design Paper Products here at WGIC that we've decided to feature them on this week's Suggestion Saturday.

What: A consciously creative paper company that offers recycled paper products great for your wedding, for holiday cards, and for your baby announcements.  Foosie Design offers everything you need for your wedding from Save-the-Dates to Table Numbers to Escort Cards.  We're big fans of cohesive, economical events - and Foosie makes it possible.  With free customization available, we can tailor any of the designs to fit your wedding perfectly!

When: Recently have a baby? Planning a wedding? Holiday greeting card list getting pretty long?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then it's the perfect time for Foosie!  Proofs are available within 2-4 business days.

Where: Get them here! Contact us for a personal quote.  Check out the basic designs HERE.

Who: Brides, New mothers, anyone that wants adorable holiday cards.

Why: To customize your event and remain a Social(ly Responsibly) Butterfly!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Spooky Contest

One of our favorite clients came to us not too long ago with a very special request.  A friend of hers will be holding a 40th Birthday celebration for her husband; a birthday (and party) that falls the day before Halloween.  How fun, right!?  Our client's friend had the great idea to have a costume contest to spice things up - that's where we come in.  We were given the wonderful task of creating a Ballot Box and Ballots for said, creepy contest. 

The theme of the party is old Paris; decor colors being black and purple, with hints of an earthy orange.  We love Halloween here at WGIC (the party possibilities are just endless and so Spooktakularly (yes, it's a word!) delightful), so we couldn't wait to take on the project.

AND, we couldn't wait to share with you, enjoy!  (Please excuse our far-from-perfect photography skills)

Need paper products of some sort, design ideas or assembly help?  Give us a call and we'll develop something special, just for you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Think Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and even though the month is almost over it doesn't mean the giving/awareness has to be.  Thinking pink also got us thinking about about a great new trend we're seeing at weddings these days: Donations in lieu of wedding gifts or wedding favors.

We love this idea here at WGIC because it's not only green (eliminating the packaging and wrapping of the more traditional gifts given), it's inspiring.  The economy has hit everyone hard in the last few years including very needy charitable organizations.  Research shows when we give of ourselves, life satisfaction, self-realization and physical health is significantly improved.  So in our eyes it's a win/win!

Another great byproduct of asking your guests to donate to your favorite charity (is there a cause you feel strongly about? The prevention of cruelty to animals, Breast Cancer Awareness, feeding the hungry, bringing clean water to those without...) you give each guest the option to choose an amount that works for their current situation.  With many struggling to just make ends meet, this is a great benefit. 

If you prefer to be the ones making the charitable donation in your guests honor (in lieu of traditional favors), consider this great website we found, TisBest Philanthropy
It works like a gift card, except that instead of using it to buy stuff in a store, the recipient spends it to support a charity of their choice. You are the donor and your recipient chooses the charity!

How it works:
1) You buy a Charity Gift Card online. TisBest Philanthropy holds your donation in a specific bank account.

2) You give the Charity Gift Card as a favor, (made from 100% recycled content, or course! And you can even upload your own photo on the cards - how fun!).

3) Your gift recipient visits the TisBest Philanthropy website and chooses a charity to receive your donation.

Whether you and your partner choose to make the donations or you leave that to your guests, giving to others is always great in our eyes.  What a great way to have your wedding really make a positive impact on the world!  

Happy Donating!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wedding Wishing Trees

We can't get enough of this creative alternative to the traditional Wedding Guest Book.   It gives brides a chance to show their style and personality AND it gives guests a chance to really be a part of any wedding.  

It's Simple:  Using actual branches found outside (ones that have already fallen, of course) makes this a great green event idea. You can spray paint the branch whatever color you would like, or even keep it natural if that fits into your theme/decor. 

Get Creative:  Add flowers to some of the branches or even hang candles to jazz up your Wishing Tree. Use a potted plant as your base or a glass vase (any shape, size or color works here); add marbles or stones to the base for an extra punch. The possibilities are just endless! The tags your guests will fill out can also be any color, shape or size.  Tie on a elegant ribbon, dangle a beautiful crystal or stamp with an artsy swirl or two.

Some of our favorites are below:



                                                Green, White, Wedding, Black, Modern, And, Card, Damask, Tree, Spring, Kelly oshiro events, Chic, Place

Monday, October 25, 2010


Looking for something to do with the kiddos for Halloween, or have guests in town?  The 14th annual Chicagoween is here.  Daley plaza is often transformed for the holiday season, and Halloween is no exception.  As in years past, Daley plaza becomes Franken Plaza complete with prizes, give-aways, hayrides, a performance by Midnight Circus and a costume contest (Oct. 30th 11am-1pm).

Have a contest you know will be a big hit?  CLICK HERE to officially enter the Chicagoween Monster Bash Costume Showcase and Contest.  Want the full schedule of events, CLICK HERE.

And the best part - it's all FREE1!

Franken Plaza (Daley Plaza) is located at:
              50 W. Washington St.
              Chicago, IL 60602
Have a Spooooktacular time!!