Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Handcrafted especially by you...

Making your own wedding stationery is not only cost effective, but also very satisfying!
Your invitations will be the first glimpse that your guests have of your special day.  Think about whether you want to bring your colour into the design of your invites, or if you are going to stick with neutral Ivory, White, Gold or Silver and keep your colour under wraps.  It's also worth considering how you are going to incorporate the design of your invitations into the other stationery required on the day ie  Order of Service, Menus, Table Plan, Place cards and favours.
Source good quality cards for your invitations and don't forget that you will need envelopes and inserts as well as embellishments. Ideally you want your invitations to look 'handcrafted' and not 'homemade' so keep it simple and choose a design that can be easily mass produced!
Think about the 'tools' that will be required for the making of your stationery...Glue, Tape and a cutter for cutting straight edges...if you don't have the correct adhesive for the job it can be a disaster!
When using ribbons, I would always recommend that you stick satin to avoid bulky unattractive bows and, tie organza, as there is nothing worse than being able to see the glue or tape used to stick the ribbon. It is also very important to have a nice sharp pair of scissors to cut your ribbon as this will ensure you have a nice crisp edge and avoid fraying.
If you have a printer at home it is easy to print your own inserts with the help of a free template.  I prefer to print inserts using a grey font as it doesn't look as harsh as black and will not smudge as easily on pearlescent papers.  The font choice is also important, on of my favourites is 'Pristina' as it is elegant and easy to read.
Have fun...and wait for the compliments to come rolling in!
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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Save The Date!

Sending a Save the Date to your guests is becoming increasingly popular. It's a great idea if you are getting married in the summer months, and want to let your guests know before they book their holidays! You may also want to give your guests plenty of notice, so that they can book accommodation etc. Save the Dates are generally sent to everybody you will be sending a daytime wedding invitation, and are a great way of announcing your exciting news!
Kraft card is a popular choice this summer and can be used for both formal and informal weddings. The striped card can be a colour of your choice to co ordinate with your colour scheme. Spots are also very pretty and look a little more fun and less formal.

You really don't need to include much information...just your names and the date! So as soon as you have a date you can get them sent out and let everybody know your wonderful news!
A flower and pearls finish this design, but you could add a bit of bling if you prefer! We can provide you with a kit (which includes printed cards) if you would like to make your own Save the Date cards...or we can make them for you! Take a look at our facebook page for more inspiration and drop us a message if you would like some advice...we love to help!
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