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The Sash Company Blog

Where we share all things sash & stole!

The Sash Company Blog

Where we share all things sash & stole!
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8 Lesser Known Wedding Words


October 15th is National Learn a Word Day, so The Sash Company felt it was appropriate to do some research and find some of the more obscure English words related to weddings!

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Photo Credit: NC Watermelon Queen


The coronavirus pandemic has brought most events around the world to a halt and pageants are no exception. Many have already been postponed or cancelled, while others have made the decision to go virtual. Essentially every system is under a time crunch to crown a winner and get them ready for the next level. This obviously isn’t ideal but is necessary during these uncertain times. After all, who knows if the world will be ready to have a theater open to full capacity anytime soon?

Planning the perfect wedding can be as stressful and frustrating as the amount of money required to make it all happen, so we’re all for ideas that can help take some of the load off the soon-to-be wed couple and save them some money in the process. This is why we’re so excited to share a lesser-known tip we came across to stock the bar of your wedding for pennies on the dollar! In this blog post we’ll tell you how to get the free booze, some fun ideas for themes and games, as well as recommendations to avoid some of the pitfalls that can come with this plan.

Weddings are getting more and more expensive every day, which is why many couples have begun to embrace the idea of a ‘Stock the Bar’ bridal shower or bachelor/bachelorette party. Instead of bringing traditional wedding gifts or things from a registry, guests are encouraged to bring some liquor, bottles of wine, or cases of beer. All that booze can be used to stock the bar at your wedding reception which can save you THOUSANDS on the bar tab. For example, if you have 10 people at your party and each brings two one-liter bottles of liquor that’s roughly 450 drinks for guests you no longer have to foot the bill for!

Graduation season is around the corner and there is no time like the present. I have seen many graduates procrastinate when it comes to preparing for GRAD DAY.

Graduation stoles have remained the tradition for many schools and college graduates. Even Fraternities and Sororities have made it a tradition to customize matching graduation stoles and sashes for their group. Here are 3 fun ways to customize your graduation stole:

According to Pageant Planet, Sashes by The Sash Company have been rated the Best Pageant Products of 2019.

We are so honored to be recognized with this great achievement. The Sash Company started on Angelique Barnum’s (CEO) kitchen table in 2002 making her very first graduation stole for her husband Robert Barnum. She discovered a niche market that eventually became the production of – All things Sash and Stole. Almost two years later, with a logo, website in place, and orders coming in, a production company from Los Angeles requests a sash sample. Which to Angelique’s surprise later found out it was for the Miss America Pageant.

Hello 2020. New year. New goals.

So, what’s NEW for The Sash Company in 2020?!!



Recognition is something all individuals feel we need more of. Feeling seen makes an employee feel appreciated. And you know what they say - A person who feels appreciated will do MORE of what is expected than a person who does not feel appreciated. This is because being recognized is in alignment with feeling appreciated.

Recognition drives productivity. Remember back in grade school? Teachers often rewarded students with a gold star for good behavior and good work. The gold star was something to strive for. It pushed students to work hard just to receive those sparkly, shining stickers. I know I did. Now, as adults... Are we really any different? The answer is NO. Employees want to be recognized for their contributions. They want their work to have purpose. And when recognition is not given, it’s like ignoring their presence.

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