New Styles of Wedding Invitations

When we relaunched our new website in late 2012, we decided to archive some of our wedding invitation designs and expand the styles available for each of the collection we have. Pocket wedding invites are by far the most popular style that customers order, but we appreciate that not everyone wants or can afford this style of invite. We therefore made the decision to offer each collection as a pocket fold, wallet and a folded or flat card to enable customers to have a greater choice. It seems to be proving popular, with many customers ordering a pocket for their day invites and a cheaper version of the same design for their evening invites or a wallet with a folded card depending on their preference. Previously budgets may not have allowed everyone to have both day and evening invites in the pocket style. The difference between a pocket and flat card in some designs can be as much as £2 which can certainly add up! We have a huge gallery on Flickr where you can see the variations in the invitation designs along with a lot of images of other items of stationery that is available in each collection.

The size of each style of wedding invitation doesn’t change much as all the variations measure approx. 14 x 14cm square and all come with an envelope. We print all of your chosen wording and put the finishing touches to each one, so all you need to do is write your guest names (unless you opt for us to print these for you) and put the addresses on the envelopes.

We reduced our stationery collection from about 45 designs down to about 30 to make the website more streamlined, but any of these can still be ordered from us. In the current collections we have tried to cater for many of the popular themes used in weddings at the moment like Vintage wedding invitations with lace, pearls, diamante embellishments and satin ribbons, Butterfly themes with crystal and feather butterflies and winter wedding invitations with snowflakes and holly. All of our wedding invitations and wedding stationery designs are available in a huge range of colours. We have many shades of ribbon available to us, and we welcome swatches being sent to us so we can show the best match we have for you.

We have some new designs in the pipeline that need to be finished and as soon as we get the time to finish these we will be looking at putting these on the website – hopefully in time for when the 2013 wedding season gets into full swing.

 

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It’s Christmas!!!!

We are on the wind down for Christmas!! I am so excited about the festive season this year and with a 3 year old at home it is just that bit more magical as for the first time she is really getting Father Christmas and all the celebrations. I take time off twice a year, christmas being one of them, so am sooo looking forward to some relaxing time. I say relaxing, but i always find something to do on the business over the break. This year i am going to look at some new designs (if the inspiration takes me) and do a bit of work on the website. While the other members of the team are taking a well earned break, the show must go on for me (as they say).

December has been crazy with so many winter weddings being booked in , more than ever before. The 22nd December will be a busy day for weddings around the country according to our diary!  We have been so lucky to have had the diary constantly fully booked and have worked with some brilliant couples this year. The accountant tells me the profits are up – yey, but that also means a larger tax bill next month – boo! January is a really rubbish time to send out a tax bill! We are really looking forward to working with some amazing couples in 2013 and looking at the diary so far it is going to be another busy one.

We have revamped some of our designs, archived some older ones to condense everything a bit and did a whole new design on the website, which we hope everyone likes as it took an age to put together. We have been a bit rubbish at keeping facebook, twitter and the gallery up to date, so that is a new years resolution for us – to update everything at least once a week and remember to take photos of the items we have made BEFORE it gets packed up and BEFORE it gets dark!

We have a week to go before we shut and can get all christmassy.  We will be tying up all the loose ends and giving the studio a good sort out as we have made a complete mess of it over the last few months. I don’t know how so much mayhem happens.

I hope everyone reading this has a lovely christmas and new year. We will be closing Friday 21st December and we will be back in business on 3rd January 2013.