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Professional and custom writing services

In conjunction with the blogging and web design that I perform on a daily basis for A Paper Proposal | Inspired Weddings, I also offer a wide variety of writing and design services for brides, wedding and creative professionals. This includes (but is not limited to):

For Brides:

  • Production and design of welcome brochures, letters, inserts and informational packets for out-of-town or destination wedding guests.
  • Organization and production of wedding planning materials, such as wedding day and full weekend timelines, complete ceremony scripts, toasts and speeches.
  • Composition and wording of wedding invitations, save the date cards and other wedding paper.
  • Design, production and maintanence of personal wedding/event websites.
  • Handwritten (not calligraphed) "Thank You" notes, addressing and distribution.

For Wedding and Creative Professionals:

  • Design and composition of marketing materials such as press releases, pitches, media advisories, newsletters and mailers.
  • Composition of all business related materials including client correspondence, news updates, articles, biographies, historical timelines, business templates and more.
  • Production and maintenance of company websites and ongoing (daily/weekly/monthly) ghost blogging services.
  • Creation of business proposals, grant writing and the full development of event-specific, year-end and quarterly recaps.
  • Development of media and advertising kits, PowerPoint presentations, informational packets and other necessary business documents.

Basically, if you ever find yourself stuck figuring out what to write and how to write it (no matter what it is), I can help! No project or job is too big or small...I love to write any chance I get! I also have a solid background in public relations and marketing, and am very comfortable producing copy and business materials of all kinds.

As a former destination bride, I am also available to answer questions, offer advice and/or ongoing planning guidance to any brides and grooms out there struggling to plan their destination weddings on their own from afar! Fees may apply, and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

If any of these services are of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact me at Sarah-at-APaperProposal-dot-com. I'm always available for questions and special requests!


Sample work

Welcome Bag, Brochure and Letter Development

Destination wedding welcome brochure
Destination wedding welcome brochure

This is the welcome brochure that I designed for my own destination wedding. I am also available to design any and all elements of your own destination wedding welcome bags and/or gifts for your out-of-town guests! The design fee for a standard, 8.5 x 11 tri-fold, doublesided welcome brochure starts at $65 (printing not included), and the design process done through email will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to complete, although rush orders are open for discussion!


Marriage Ceremony Script Development

Opening Prayer
We are gathered here in the presence of God, family and friends to unite Sarah and Dale in holy matrimony. Marriage is an honorable estate, and is therefore not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, advisedly, soberly and with God's blessing. Today, they will receive God's greatest gift; another person to share with, grow with, change with, be joyful with and to stand with as one when trials and tribulations enter their lives. It is fitting, therefore, that we should on this occasion begin by asking for God's blessing on this marriage. Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, we gather to celebrate your gift of love, and its presence among us. We rejoice that these two people have chosen to commit themselves to a life of loving faithfulness to one another. We praise you, Lord, for the ways you have touched our lives with loving relationships such as Dale and Sarah's, and we give thanks for the special love and friendship you have put in their hearts. Renew within us an affectionate and loving spirit. Enrich our lives with the gracious gift of your love so that we may embrace others with that same love. May our participation in this celebration of love and commitment, give to us a new joy and responsiveness to the relationships that we cherish. In your loving arms we pray, Amen.

You may all be seated.

Definition of Commitment
Marriage is a joyous occasion. It is connected in our thoughts with the charm of love, the warmth of home, and with all that is pleasant, as being one of the most important events of our lives. Its sacredness and unity is the most significant and binding covenant known in human relations.

Dale and Sarah, let me charge you both to remember that your future happiness is to be in mutual consideration, patience, kindness, confidence and affection. It is the duty of each of you to find your greatest joy in the company of the other; to remember that your love pledged today must remain undivided for a lifetime.

It is your duty, Dale, to be to Sarah, a considerate, tender, faithful, and loving husband: to support, guide and cherish her in prosperity and trouble; to thoughtfully and carefully enlarge the place she holds in your life; to constantly show to her the tokens of your affection, to shelter her from danger, and to love her with an unchangeable love.

It is your duty, Sarah, to be to Dale, a considerate, tender, faithful, and loving wife; to comfort, guide and cherish him in prosperity and trouble; to give to him the unfailing evidences of your affection; to continue making the place he holds in your heart, broader and deeper; to support him, value him and work with him to make your marriage the very best that it can be.

I call your attention to the seriousness of the decision which you have made and the covenant you are about to declare before God. The vows you are about to take are not to be taken without careful thought, for in them you are committing yourselves exclusively to one another for as long as you both shall live...

Wedding Vows
If you are ready to assume the obligations and duties before God, as I have defined them, you will unite your hands and pledge your love and your lives to each other.

Dale, repeat after me.
I Dale, take you, Sarah, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

Now Sarah, please repeat after me.
I Sarah, take you, Dale, to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

View the script in its entirety here. I am also available to compose ceremony scripts, speeches and toasts to suit your specific needs!


Wedding Invitation Composition

Nautical letterpress wedding invitations
Destination wedding invitations

Wording and composition of wedding invitation and inserts developed by me. Wedding invitation design and printing by Paper and Thread Studio. I'm always available to develop the wording and any requested content for your wedding stationery.


Wedding Planning Timeline Development

12 - 11 Months To Go
  • This is the fun part (or one of them anyway ;) - start a wedding binder or new folder on your desktop and start saving inspiration!
  • Set the date!
  • Begin discussing size of wedding and potential guest list
  • Determine wedding budget - talk to your partner and loved ones who may (hopefully) want to pitch in.
  • If you'd like to hire a wedding planner, begin looking!
  • Get engagement ring appraised and insured.
  • Get started on your diet and exercise plan!
  • Discuss possible engagement party (or brunch?) with your families.

10 - 9 Months To Go

8 - 7 Months To Go
  • Select your bridal party
  • Book blocks of hotel rooms (at a couple of hotels in various price ranges) for any traveling guests
  • Set up wedding website and/or mail travel information to out of town guests
  • Compile guest list, select and send your save the date cards
  • Begin looking for wedding invitations (if interested in letterpress or more detailed custom designs)
  • Begin looking for wedding gowns!
  • Book caterer
  • Hire videographer
  • Order thank-you notes for shower gifts
  • Purchase wedding gown and veil

6 Months To Go
  • Book floral designer or florist
  • Book any lighting necessary
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Create your gift registry or registry alternative for your shower and wedding
  • Getting wedding insurance? If so, look into it now
  • Discuss and research honeymoon destinations, then begin vaccinations necessary
  • Scout out location for rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch
  • Book musicians for ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Book entertainment for reception
  • If you're hiring a day-of coordinator (rather than a full-service planner), book him/her now

View this general planning timeline in its entirety here. I am also available to create personalized timelines designed to fit your needs!


To request additional samples, feel free to contact me at Sarah-at-APaperProposal-dot-com.