I remember walking into dance practice the first day feeling nervous and excited. I had tried out for my college dance team a just few weeks before and it was kind of a miracle I made the team. I had no experience, but I’d always loved dance from the sidelines. Senior year and it was time to try something new.
As I looked around the room, I saw people with all different kinds of experience; Zumba, ballet, hip hop, jazz… this would be an adventure. 😃
That’s when I met Taylor! I could tell right away she was a fantastic dancer and I wanted to learn from her.
Fast forward to this past October, Taylor and I were catching up. She was sharing with me all about her business. Things she was loving, still trying to figure out and funny stories.
Taylor has so much heart for what she does. As I listened to her all I could think about was how everyone should know Taylor and what she is up to! Especially, my Watson Brides. 😊
This Wednesday, we’re kickin’ off a new series highlighting just a few of the vendors our Watson Brides already love and a couple new ones. 🙂 What I love about this series is that it’s not just about the venue or vendor, it’s about the people behind the scenes making your wedding vision come to life and the heart they have for what they do.
With that in mind, kickin’ off our Vendor Series today is my friend,Taylor at Taylor Slager Design. 🙌
Taylor: I have loved all things art and design for as long as I can remember. (Seriously, I can’t remember a time when art was not a part of my life!) After graduating from college and entering the workforce, I felt like I was totally neglecting my creative side. I ended up enrolling in a year-long graphic design certificate and loved my newfound passion, but often felt that my work was confined to the computer screen.
About a year later, I discovered stationery design (almost by accident). I loved that the process was functional, creative and tactile, but mostly that I got to work so closely with couples as they prepared to build a life together. I designed my first invitation suite for a very trusting family friend in 2019 and was hooked!
Taylor: Often, couples first come to me with a few inspiration images, some “must-haves” and a general color palette. I absolutely LOVE taking this limited information, digging a little deeper and curating incredibly special and personal paper goods for my couples. I love the “I didn’t know this was what I wanted, but this is exactly what I wanted” moment.
Taylor: Postage! When cultivating unique designs for your big day, always keep in mind that you’re going to have to mail them. Multiple cards, large bows, unique shapes, and vintage postage (to name a few) can all potentially increase the postage rate. It’s also important to keep in mind that rates can vary by post office location. (Seems silly, I know!) If you’re working with a stationery designer, they should be able to easily guide you through this process. If not, I recommend taking an assembled invitation suite and envelope, to your local post office and having them weigh and price it for you.
Taylor: I’ve worked really hard to create an invitation process that is both thorough and streamline. Of course, I want to learn as much as I can about my couples, but I want to do it in a way that’s not burdensome. (Trust me, you have enough on your plate!)
I love being able to smoothly lead my couples through the process in a hassle-free way. I’ll let you know when things need to be mailed, how to format an address, invitation etiquette, etc. so you can focus on the fun stuff.
Taylor: I love time with my pups, couch snuggles with my family and great food. (Always looking for great restaurant recommendations!) I’m also an avid amateur baker and consume unhealthy amounts of The Great British Baking Show.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Taylor and what she does! This series has been a ton of fun so far and I can’t wait to introduce you to another amazing vendor next Wednesday. 🙂
Much Love Friend,
February 5, 2020