Monday, March 26, 2007

Blind Embossing on Wedding Invitations

One of the questions we are asked often at is if we offer specialty printing options such as blind embossing on our wedding invitations or save the date cards. We do of course offer many various types of specialty finishes including embossing and can create very interesting wedding invitations or other printed materials using this technique.

So what exactly is blind embossing? Blind embossing a technique we use to create a raised design on a wedding invitation or other paper product. The term “blind” refers to the fact that no ink or foil is used to create the raised design – instead an image is pressed into the paper to create the effect. We have lots of brides that choose this technique on their wedding invitations – it creates a very custom and sophisticated look.

Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Friends as Wedding Officiates

If you’re planning a Southern California wedding ceremony, chances are you’ve already begun thinking about who you want to be your wedding officiate. While some couples prefer to stick with a professional, it is becoming more and more acceptable to have a friend or family member act as a wedding officiate. While this is a valid choice in certain California counties, brides and grooms will still want to know that whomever they choose to preside over their wedding properly understands their part in the ceremony.

Since I began the Clergy Network, we have trained friends and family members to act as wedding officiates. Usually, brides come to us to ensure that the friend they have chosen gets the job done right. And since we are the only company that actually offers a training program for friend or family officiates, you can imagine how relieved our couple are when they find out our training exists. I’ll do my best to post more details about our one-day family/friend wedding officiate training program nest time I stop by. Until then, have a great day.

Dr. Linda Trott

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Name Change Kit and the Busy Season

We can always tell that it’s Wedding Season at The Name Change Kit because the calls from brides looking for a quick and easy way to change their name once their married seem to be non-stop. Since this time of year is considered one of the most popular times to get married, you can imagine the number of brides trying to change their name in the following weeks. That means that if you’re standing in line at your Social Security office to get your last named change, you should expect to spend even more time than average in line since your most likely one of hundreds of new brides in the area.

Thankfully, the brides that choose The Name Change Kit don’t have to deal with lines of any sort. All our clients do is tell us what state they live in and we send them a tailored kit to ease the process of changing their name. Our kits are customized for each bride, but almost always include name change forms for changing a name on a passport, social security card and drivers license. We love the Wedding Season at The Name Change Kit – it keeps us busy, but that’s the way we like it

Here’s to saving time and making life easier!
Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Who Knew It Could Be So Easy!

It is still always amazing to me that I get such a “wow” reaction when I tell people about The Name Change Kit. While I am not surprised people think the product is great, I am shocked to learn how many people had no idea such a tool existed. Most people tell me that they put off changing their name after they were married or divorced because it required so much work. Some people have even said they had to take a day off of work to stand in line at their local Social Security office. Long gone are those days!

While The Name Change Kit has been around for over a decade, there are still women out there that unfortunately don’t know it exists and are wasting hours or days trying to get their name changed on their own. The Name Change Kit simplifies the entire process and most women I speak with are really excited to find out that changing their name doesn’t have to be a painful process.

Here’s to saving time and making life easier!
Dr. Linda Trott

Wedding Clergy and Wedding Officaites for Every Need

When brides and grooms contact me at The Clergy Network to find out more about hiring a wedding officiate or wedding clergy for their big day, the number one question they ask is what religious affiliation or denomination our officiates or clergy are. This question always makes me smile because I know the answer will be just what every bride and groom wants to hear.

I tell our couples that The Clergy Network provides wedding officiates and wedding clergy for almost every major religious denomination as well as wedding officiates that are affiliated with no particular religious group. Our network is comprised of Catholic priests, Jewish rabbis, non-denominational clergy and secular officiates. So no matter what a couple is looking for, chances are The Clergy Network has the perfect wedding officiate to fit their needs.

Dr. Linda Trott

Easy Attendant Gifts

No matter how big or small your wedding party is, the one thing that you’re expected to do as a bride is give your attendants a token gift to show your appreciation for their participation in your wedding. I can’t tell you the number of brides that almost forget about this and wait till the very last moment to select gifts for their wedding party. While these wedding accessories may seem like a minor detail in comparison to all the other ToDo’s on your list, the gift you choose to give your attendants is a special memento that they will most likely treasure for a lifetime.

If you take a few minutes to hunt for wedding accessories online, you may find that finding the perfect attendant gifts is easier than you thought. Great wedding invitation sites like also have an extensive line of wedding accessories. You can find everything from picture frames to keychains and can even have items engraved for a more personal touch. And for all you procrastinators, offers expedited shipping! So even if you’ve waited till the last minute, you can still properly thank your attendants with great gifts.

Dr. Linda Trott