A SIGNATURE WELCOME
A CHARLESTON LUXURY GIFT STUDIO
A Signature Welcome is a luxury gifting studio, curating gifts that celebrate™. Founded in 2014 by Lindsay Marko and Emily Slater in Charleston, South Carolina, A Signature Welcome offers gifting services to clients looking for corporate, wedding and everyday gifts.
How did you get started?
Lindsay and I became fast friends in 2003 on move-in day freshman year at The University of Georgia. Ten years later, we found ourselves in Charleston with a vision and decided to combine strengths. I had been working in the wedding industry for several years at a bridal publication and Lindsay, a graduate of New York City's Parsons The New School for Design and Jimmy Fallon costumes alum had the design background we needed. We saw a gap in the wedding industry and instantly contacted a few wedding planner friends in Charleston to pitch our idea for a one-stop shop for custom welcome gifts.
What’s your favorite part of being a part of the wedding community?
It's an incredible feeling being involved in such a monumental, blissful time in an individual's life. While our part (the welcome gifts) may be small in the grand scheme of the wedding weekend, it's also the first impression and we take that seriously around here! We feel very fortunate to work with the talented creatives that we do - planners, stationers, photographers, etc. It's so fun taking a wedding design board from a planner and translating their vision into a welcome gift that's cohesive with the rest of the aesthetic. We're truly inspired every day by the talent that surrounds us.
What’s your best piece of advice for a couple getting married?
Be confident in your decisions! It's so easy to get wrapped up in all of the choices that are out there...big wedding vs. intimate, bold color vs. neutral palette, bridesmaids or no bridesmaids, and on and on. You'll find wedding planning goes much more seamlessly if you stick to your gut and forget all the noise. Oh, and hire a wedding planner!