It’s no secret that we LOVE a good love story, and it’s always fun to see what lucky couple gets featured in the Vows column in The New York Times every Sunday. Well, we’ve discovered that now, through a company called Prequels, every single engaged couple can have their story written by a professional reporter!
Why is your company called Prequels?
Because we write about the love story that leads up to the wedding. So in that sense, the courtship and engagement details are the prequel to the wedding.
And you’re a journalist?
So when you interview a couple, does their story get published in a newspaper?
Nope! Think of us as your private journalists. We interview you by phone and write your story just as we would for a newspaper. But instead of publishing it, the story is yours to distribute to all your guests and for you to have forever and pass down to your children and grandchildren.
How do couples share the story with their guests?
Some couples post it on their wedding website, and others print it and mail a copy to each guest, or distribute it at the wedding. Couples have been getting really creative in how they format and print their love stories. They can also order the keepsakes that we create, incorporating their love story and their favorite photos. One of the keepsakes we offer looks just like a newspaper, and some couples leave it in their guests’ hotel rooms.
You said you also create invitations and ceremony programs, tell me about that.
Yes, some of our keepsakes double as wedding stationery including Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs and Thank You notes, each including the story and photos as well.
Do you conduct your interviews in person?
No, everything is done by phone, because I live in New York City and many of my clients do not, they live all over the world. I interview them by phone and Skype, and they email me their photos, if I am going to create their keepsakes.
How much does it cost?
Our packages start at $300, and we also have gift certificates available, for parents or bridal parties who want to gift this service to the couple.
Thank you so much to Denise from Prequels for taking the time to chat with me. I love your company!