Between your cousin?s bridal shower and that charity dinner you?ve volunteered to host, party planning can feel like a real chore. But before you give in to an Evite and store-bought veggie platter, consider Vivaleur, a one-stop shop for all of your event-planning needs.
Founded by brand marketer, culinary enthusiast and avid blogger Victoria McGinley, Vivaleur (a delightfully made-up French word) is a lifestyle services company that offers everything from custom paper goods to event styling to recipe curation.
Begin with McGinley?s gorgeously designed invitations (from $100), which she?s happy to customize to your specific affair, working with you via Skype, phone or e-mail. Perhaps because of our own embarrassing chicken scrawl, we?re particularly obsessed with her darling hand-lettering service (from $1.50 per piece).
Next up is the actual party planning. Need help deciding what to serve? Try Vivaleur?s customized menu service, which is designed to work within your thematic, financial and dietary confines. Still not sure about your party?s vibe? McGinley can give pointers for displays, lighting, music and so on. She?ll even help you devise cocktail-making instructions so your guests can confidently mix their own martinis.
As for the cleanup: That?s all on you.