Hiring A Wedding Vendor: Saving The Date

This post is vendor shoutout featuring Grish & Watson! I truly enjoyed working with Amanda and getting to know a little bit more about her world and search her brain for helpful tips and tricks for those of you with your special day coming up!

Amanda is born and raised in Oregon and proud of it! She is currently located in Portland where her and her team have been helping couple’s with all their stationary needs since 2016. Together they help couples with signage, table settings, invites, save the dates, and much more paper related needs! On top of everything, 10% of all profits go towards organizations that help empower women and girls. How great is that?!

Calligraphy and letter writing has been a passion and inspiration of hers for many years. Taking the next step into turning that passion into a business seemed like the perfect way to share her skill! Amanda’s favorite part about her job is being able to see the power of words be brought to life through her work. It is also important to her that “you should be able to trust your vendors, not only to deliver on your vision, but also to deliver on time. When you make an investment in a professional, you’re not only supporting the livelihood of their craft, but also can expect to see your vision come to life.” This is truly shown in her quality of work.

A couple tips that Grisham shared with me were:

  1. Find your inspiration! Pinterest, magazines, and other images are always great to have. Once you have that general idea, Amanda is happy to help organize those ideas and help form the look that is perfect for you and your event.
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask your vendors for samples. “It is so much easier to try things out in the beginning, then to wait ’til the end!”
  3. Take a moment to breathe and relax. This is such an exciting time for you! “Ask as many questions as you can, and be okay saying no, or asking for help!” This is your day and we are all working to help make those dreams come true.

It was a pleasure speaking with Grish & Watson and being able to spotlight this great woman and company! Be sure to visit her website at https://www.grishandwatson.com and her Instagram page @grishandwatson.