Meet Liz, owner of The Paperbag wedding invitations and stationery, located in Allentown, Pa. Her company can create invitations, menus, thank you notes, you name it!
How did you get started in this business?
I worked at The Paperbag starting on July 7, 1984, left in 1990 to work at Macy’s, and went back to The Paperbag on July 7, 1991. Finally I then bought The Paperbag on May 30, 1997.
What are some of your favorite aspects of your business?
Working with customers, seeing new trends, and becoming friends with customers!
What song/music is in heavy rotation for you right now?
What is one of your hobbies?
Photography: Reflections Creative Photography
What is your favorite part of a wedding?
When the bride walks down the aisle!
What is your fondest wedding memory-either from your wedding, if you are married, or from a wedding you attended?
Meeting my husband at the altar.
What brought you to the Lehigh Valley?
My dad started working at PPL in 1977 – this was my 17th move in 13 years (dad was in the US Navy).
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at in the Lehigh Valley? Your favorite dish to order?
The Vineyard – either Chicken Piccata or Chicken Marsala.
What is your best advice for a couple planning their wedding?
Wear ear plugs when everyone wants to give you their opinion/ideas.
What is a common mistake you see couples make while planning a wedding?
Over ordering wedding invitations.
What is your favorite movie and/or book genre?
What do you like to do in your free time?
Bike, Ski, Dance, Workout.
What does the perfect day look like to you?
Spending time with my husband doing “whatever”.
What is your favorite season and why?
I like all the seasons equally. I just like the change of seasons.
What do you wish couples knew about your part of the wedding industry?
That the invitation sets the tone to the wedding – not colors, themes, flowers, etc.
What is the best way for a couple to prepare to meet with you?
Come into the store so we can sit and talk about what you want, what you envision, what choices you have.
The Paperbag wedding invitations and stationery has a wide selection to fit your personal style. Be sure to visit their Adore profile to learn more and schedule a consult!
Images provided to Adore Weddings LV by The Paperbag, Allentown, Pa.
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