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Gorgeous Greens: Foliage Details

Greenery has been having it’s big moment on the wedding scene recently, and rightly so, with the trend being so adaptable to different styles. The way foliage is used within weddings has expanded into stationery, table settings and even replacing traditional bouquets. Foliage can be classed as the main theme, but we are also seeing mini themes within this in the form of ‘Rustic Foliage’, ‘Organic Foliage’ and ‘Modern Foliage’ which shows that greenery can cater for many different tastes.

Here at Love Invited we love this trend, especially as we think it can work for both a summer and winter wedding with just the alteration of a few colours here and there. Our ‘Watercolour Flora’ collection reflects this perfectly, we have taken the trend and adapted it to be subtle and versatile depending on what our Brides & Grooms want. All colours & wording on our collection pieces are customisable which means we have made it easy for you to tailor the trend to suit you.

We have recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely couple called ‘Ed & Amy’, who chose our the Watercolour Flora design to compliment their big day. They ever so kindly sent us over their wedding photos so we are able to share with you some lovely snaps from their day, taken by the Talented Nicola Gough. We are thrilled to see this design work so well at their wedding, with the style being complimented by the foliage details in the decor of their venue and even their cake!

Ed & Amy Nicola Gough Photography Foliage Ed & Amy Nicola Gough Photography Foliage Ed & Amy Nicola Gough Photography FoliageAll photography by Nicola Gough.

We love seeing our designs come to life at your weddings! For more information on how we can help with your wedding stationery, or even if you would just like to see what we do – head over here!



It’s Show Time!

Show season is nearly upon us and this year we are kicking it off with The National Wedding Show at Event City, Manchester on 10th & 11th March 2018! We will be setting up our stall to showcase our designs and answer any burning questions you may have about your wedding stationery. Last years NWS gave us the chance to meet so many lovely couples and hopefully we were able to help a few of you along the way. If you want to see what we thought about the last show you can check out our blog post here.

We also have some complimentary tickets to give away to March’s show in Manchester, if you would like to come along and say hello, simply get in touch with us and we will send over the details of how to redeem your free tickets. The National Wedding Show is great way to see everything we have to offer, all in one go.

Until then we will be busy prepping and planning to make sure we wow you with our stand! If you would like to have a peek at our current collections you can find them here.

National Wedding Show 2017 wedding stationery




First of all – Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time for you both and you’re probably now thinking…what next?

To begin with, you need to decide on what wedding stationery you will be wanting. As a guide we put together a blog post called ‘The Little Details’ which gives you a run down on all wedding stationery that isn’t as obvious as the invite! After you have decided, the next question you will probably ask is “when do I send out my save the dates/invitations?’/ ‘how far in advance do I need my table plan and place cards?’/ ‘how long does it take to get my wedding stationery?’ We have put together this post to hopefully shed some light on these questions for you…

Before you continue please remember that this is simply a guide, timings and everything else need to suit you and it is important you don’t panic if you don’t get your invites out at the recommended time! It’s your wedding – your rules.

Wedding Stationery Timings

Save The Dates

Save The Dates are a popular option for couples who have booked their wedding venue a year or more in advance. If you have your venue and date confirmed, there is no harm in sending out your Save The Dates straight away to give your guests as much notice as possible, to ensure that everyone you want to be there can be. Others may suggest sending your Save The Dates out around 6-8 months in advance, but from experience we find that sending them out a little earlier, if you can, is a good option.


Save The Dates aren’t a necessity, and if you have booked your venue with less than a year to go, we suggest skipping the Save The Dates and focus straight onto your invitations (only if you want to!). If you do opt for no Save The Date, we advise sending out your wedding invitations 6-8 months before the wedding, however if you have sent out Save The Dates, you can always hold off a little longer and send around 3 months before the wedding.

On The Day Stationery

Getting your on the day stationery ready will typically depend on your RSVP’s. We advise setting your RSVP date 8 weeks before the wedding so that you have 8 weeks to get your order of service/order of the daytable plan, table numbers, place cards and menus in order for the wedding day. If you wanted to start planning earlier, an option could be to simply hold off confirming the finer details like your guests names and final quantities until you receive your replies. Here at Love Invited we only need a maximum of 4 weeks to get everything ready for you, but there is no harm in starting earlier!

Another thing to always consider is whether your wedding falls within school holidays or at Christmas. If it does, you may want to give your guests (and the postman) a little bit more of a heads up so everyone can plan in advance and make sure they can attend.

If you need any more information on timings & your wedding stationery please feel free to get in touch– we are more than happy to help!


Foil Wedding Stationery

Foil wedding stationery seems to be having it’s moment in the spotlight, and for good reason! We love the way foil can transform any piece of wedding stationery into something extra special for your big day. A lot of the time, using foil on your stationery is seen as expensive and unrealistic, but luckily for you, we have found a way to make it easier for everyone to have a little shimmer.

We are very excited to announce we are now able to offer our customers foil wedding stationery at a very reasonable price! From an additional £1 per side you can add silver, gold or rose gold foil detail to your favourite designs.

We have created some amazing foil designs in the past which is why we are so excited to be able to offer a high quality foil service at a lower price! The various foil colour options means you can add foil to any of our designs and it will work – of course, if you wanted a bespoke design creating with foiling we can do that too! Why not browse our designs here and see what you think?

foil wedding stationery



Once you have decided on the perfect wedding invitations design, it’s time to decide on your wording. You can be formal & traditional or casual & creative – it’s completely up to you, as long as you have all the necessary information in there.

Day Invitations

day wedding invitations together with parents wording

The Hosts

The first question to ask would be ‘who is hosting the wedding?’ Traditionally, the Brides parents host the wedding, which is where you may use something similar to the following…


Paul & Denise Joseph

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the marriage of their daughter

Olivia Rose Joseph


Nicolas James Hurst


If however, you are going down a less traditional route and wanted it to be a whole family hosting, something like the following may be more suitable…


Together with their parents/families

Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage


Finally, if you want to host your wedding as a couple, an option of wording may be…


Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

Date & Time

After you have decided who is inviting your guests (this is completely your choice & whatever suits you!), you will need to let your guests know the date, venue & time of your wedding. This can be as informal or formal as you like, here is a popular example…


On Saturday 3rd September 2018

at 2.00 pm

Mitton Hall

Mitton Road, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ


When noting the time of your wedding, we recommend you put on the time you want your guests to sit down by, and not the ceremony time as you want to make sure the only person late is the Bride! If you are having an evening reception at the same venue as your ceremony, you may decide to opt for something similar to “With an evening reception to follow” after the address. However, if your evening venue differs from the day you will need to include this address on your invitation also.


Followed by dinner and dancing at

Styal Lodge, Styal Golf Club, Station Road, Cheshire SK9 4JN


Finally, it is important you also include an RSVP date on your invitation. Usually, we advise to set this 8 weeks before your wedding date so you have time to make necessary arrangements including your on the day wedding stationery (which we can also help you with). You can also advise how to RSVP on your actual invite, or if preferred, include a separate RSVP postcard for your guests to return to you.


Please RSVP by 9th July 2018 to


RSVP menu choice wedding wording

As we previously mentioned above, some couples decide to only add the RSVP date to their invitation, and have a separate card with the rest of the information on.


Kindly reply by 9th July 2018 by returning the card enclosed


If you do decide to opt for a separate RSVP card, this is a good opportunity to request guests meal choices, or even playlist suggestions. The most popular RSVP card is the post card style, where your address is pre printed on the back with a space for a stamp – quick and easy for your guests to post back.

Our Playlist

We’re taking song requests!

Let us know what song will get you up and dancing.

If it’s not too questionable it might get played

Evening Invitations



We recommend your evening invitations being a scaled back version of your day invites. Remove any information that doesn’t apply to the evening and include a message to let your guests know that this is an invitation to the evening reception.


Olivia Rose Joseph & Nicolas James Hurst

Request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their marriage

on Saturday 3rd September 2018

At 7.30PM

Styal Lodge, Styal Golf Club, Station Road, Cheshire SK9 4JN

For an evening reception


Additional Information Cards

Additional information wedding gifts accommodation wording

Additional information cards are a great way to let your guests know about accommodation, dress codes or even a gift message.


Gift messages are tricky, as you probably don’t want to seem like you’re expecting a present, but trust us, your guests will appreciate the guidance. Here’s a popular and simple message example requesting a contribution towards the honeymoon.


Your presence at our wedding is gift enough,

but if you do wish to buy us something, a contribution towards our

dream honeymoon would be greatly appreciated.

Little Ones

Another tricky one is letting guests know if you are not inviting children, this is completely your decision but of course you don’t want to offend anyone. Here is an example of how you may want to word it…


Little Ones

As much as we would like to invite all the children of our friends and family, we have made the difficult decision to accommodate the children of immediate family only.

We hope that you see this as an opportunity to enjoy an adult only day, let your hair down and enjoy the celebration with us.


Moving away onto easier subjects, letting your guests know about accommodation options at your venue or nearby is a nice little extra which will be appreciated. You can opt for something similar to the below, or even go further by adding a few options of places to stay in there too (we recommend only suggesting a maximum of 3 options)


Accommodation at the venue is unfortunately limited.

There are a number of hotels and B&B’s in the area.

Please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Dress Code

Finally, if you are wanting your guests to follow a dress code you will need to let them know…


Dress Code
Ladies – Fabulous hats are encouraged
Gents – Kilts or Top Hats would be superb


The most important thing to remember is that the above examples are a guide only, We will accommodate whatever format and wording you would like so make sure it suits you. We hope the above examples have helped even just a little bit. If you have any questions on your wedding stationery give us a call or drop us an email – we are always here to help!




We are really looking forward to exhibiting at the Spring National Wedding Show, Manchester – to be held at Event City on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2017.

Come to see us at stand A40 and be inspired by our wonderful wedding stationery collections. From vintage florals to hollywood glamour and with tons of bespoke ideas we have something for everyone.

Love Invited is also offering 10% off any orders secured at the show. So come along and say Hi!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet we have a few going spare so drop us a line at They will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information about the show visit The National Wedding Show site.