… and I couldn’t be more disappointed.
They’ve teamed up with William Arthur to “speak to the effortlessness of an SMP wedding and yet the pure chic of our wonderful readers.” As a member of their Little Black Book, it’s kind of a slap in the face.
Why must every wedding blog and website insist on directly competing with it’s advertisers by offering the same products (sometimes even for free)? I’m looking at you The Knot, Wedding Chicks and Ruffled, among others. Stationers are a very specialized group of service providers, with a distinct set of skills and experience that create one of the most important elements of the wedding day. I’m sure the folks at Style Me Pretty would be thrilled if the stationers in their Little Black Book got together to start a wedding blog in a style similar to theirs.
Granted, SMP’s founder started as an invitation designer. But offering their own stationery designs just tells those of us who support the blog editorially and financially that they don’t value us or what we do.