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22/Nov/2017

Wedding invitations are exciting – they set the tone for your big day and let guests know where to be and when, but what else? Many people struggle knowing what information to include on their invitations but it all varies depending on what you want.

Your invitations need to cover the 5 W’s- who, what, where, when and why! Once that’s covered you can start to think of any extra details you may want to share with your guests ahead of your big day. We have made it nice and easy for you and listed a few ideas you may like to consider!

RSVP’s

RSVP’s are essential to finding out who will be joining you on your big day. Opting for an RSVP postcard to go alongside your invitations will give your guests an easy and simple way to respond to your invite. All they need to do is fill it in, pop a stamp on and post it back!

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Menu’s

You may be offering your guests a choice of meal at your wedding breakfast, so this is a great thing to include with your invitations. This could even tie in with your RSVP’s!

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A Map

Is your dream venue a little further afield? Why not include a map or directions for your guests which they can use on the day and avoid anyone getting lost on the way to your ceremony!

Accommodation Options

For guests travelling a little further for your big day, or even those who want to make a night of it – a helpful idea is to offer a few accommodation options of nearby hotels & b&b’s. We normally say no more than 3 or 4 though.

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Dress code

You don’t want someone turning up to your black tie wedding in a casual shirt and jeans, so why not drop a few hints to your guests and include a dress code. Although this isn’t essential, guests will appreciate the guidance!

Gifts

This isn’t to say you are expecting gifts, but having a nice note in case anyone wants to get you a gift is a great way to steer them in the right direction. A lovely example of this would be “You joining us at our wedding is a gift itself so please do not feel you need to bring us a gift. However, if you insist on a gift we would greatly appreciate a contribution to our honeymoon.” You could also say this in more words in the form of a poem!

Notes about the little ones

As many people do prefer only children in their close family attending their wedding, it may be an idea to include a nice, polite note letting your guests know this and also an excuse for them to have the night off!

Of course, it all depends on what you want- after all, this is your wedding and we are here to help create the perfect stationery for your special day.


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22/Nov/2017

The National Wedding Show

The National Wedding Show is a great one stop shop for future brides & grooms to get inspiration and organise their big day. In October this year, we headed over to the Manchester exhibition and set up our stand where we were able to chat to lots of lovely couples, families and friends and showcased our new collections. The Wedding Show fell in line with the launch of our brand new website and new designs which means it was a very busy but exciting time for us.

It was great to meet so many of you and hopefully we were able to help answer some of the many questions surrounding your wedding stationery. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it this time though, we are exhibiting again on 10-11 March 2018 at Event City, Manchester. The other lovely part about the Wedding Show is meeting other suppliers and companies and appreciating the hard work each one puts into their brand. Below we have rounded up a few of our favourite stands of the day…

Love Lights The Way

Love Lights the Way are specialists in providing beautifully crafted light up letters adding that special, unique touch to your special day. We loved all the letters on display on their stand – especially the LOVE sign! What a great backdrop idea for your wedding photos.

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Marie Antoinette Cakes

Marie Antoinette are creators of beautifully designed, contemporary wedding cakes which are sure to add the ‘wow’ factor to your big day. Each cake is made by hand and is perfectly finished which is why we can’t rave about them enough (and they taste great too!) Our favourite of the day has to be the Navy tiered cake with striking flower detail!

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Jacqui Kenyon Photography

Jacqui offers a personal photography service which is an amazing addition to your wedding day. We love Jacqui’s style of photography, especially those shown hanging on the walls of her retro style stand! She also offers a Photo Booth package – what’s not to love!

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Wild & Wondrous

Wild & Wondrous’ stand was the perfect mix of colour and greenery and full of inspiration for your wedding day flowers. They offer something a little different and alternative to your classic bouquet and even better, offer a sustainable approach.

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Shropshire Petals

Shropshire petals offer natural petal confetti which is a great option for your wedding day. Their stand showcased their beautifully arranged confetti packages and gave attendees lots of options on their confetti choices.

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22/Nov/2017

The little details on your wedding day are sometimes the things guests remember the most but these are easily forgotten when the focus is on your venue, dress, invitations and everything else necessary for a wedding to run smoothly. We are here to talk you through any little extras which may have slipped your mind or even offer you a bit of inspiration to help you plan your big day.

Your wedding stationery is an important part of your day and is the first impression your guests will receive. There are many options you can take with your stationery, some more obvious than others, which is why we have listed below a few extras  you might like to consider…

Save The Dates

Many people start with the wedding invitation, but if you’re wedding is a little while away, why not send out a save the date to your guests? These are a great idea if you have a date in mind but nothing else set in stone. Your invitation can be sent out at a later date with all the necessary information, so this is a great way to let people know when you’re getting married!

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RSVP

An important part of your wedding invitation is an RSVP– it is crucial you know how many guests will be joining you on your big day and a nice way of making sure of this is including a separate RSVP when sending out your invitations. If you are offering menu choices your RSVP can also include a section where your guest can select their food choice for the wedding breakfast too.

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Menus

The wedding breakfast- a much anticipated time for guests after the ceremony. If you are offering your guests a choice for their meal, it’s a nice idea to send out a menu with the invitations and ask them to respond with their choice on your RSVP cards. If you are having a set menu, on the day stationery reminding people what they are having is also a nice touch (because chances are people will forget!)

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Table Plans

The best way to let your guests know where they will be sitting (without the awkward walking around the tables looking for your name), is a table plan. Whether you want small individual cards for each table or one large framed table plan  positioned at the entrance of the room – this will be seen as a great addition for your guests.

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Name Cards

Name cards on your tables may seem an obvious choice for on the day stationery, but did you know we can also print your guests menu choices or personal message on the back too?

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Wedding Timeline

As a guest at a wedding you want to know what’s happening on the day. A great, creative way of doing this could be by creating a wedding timeline which shows guests the different activities which will take part throughout the day. Again, similar to the table plan this could be individual to each guest or displayed as a large timeline for everyone to see.

As well as a wedding timeline, many people opt for an order of the day or order of service which again can be personalised to you and your day.

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Signage

You may have decided to have little extras at your reception such as a sweet cart or maybe a prosecco bar (which every guests loves!). A way to show off your extras could be signage to let guests know what you have on offer. So why not invite your guests to ‘Pimp up their Prosecco’ or ‘Take a sweet treat’.

Thank You Cards

Thank you cards are a lovely and personal way to thank your guests for coming to celebrate your wedding day with you. These can be personalised with a photo from your day  and lets your friends and family know it wouldn’t have been the same without them.

 

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There are endless options of little details you can consider for your big day, we’re not here to say you need them all but to give you an idea of what we can do to help make your wedding special. Why not get in touch with us and discuss any ideas you have? We would love to hear them.


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22/Nov/2017

As Love Invited celebrates it’s fifth anniversary, my gorgeous hubby Dave and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this June.

It was such a wonderful day, that even 10 years on it is still fresh in our minds. It was full of fun, laughter, friends and family and we loved every minute. So when the opportunity to establish Love Invited came up, I had to grab it with both hands and now I get to do weddingy stuff every day!

Back on 2007 there certainly wasn’t as much choice or inspiration out there, which was probably a good thing! I often think there is so much out there that it is overwhelming. I am in the mind of keeping it simple and going with what you want, rather than what you think you should have.

Here are a few pics from our day along with our own wedding stationery. There wasn’t as much need to have a theme 10 years ago but looking back ours definitely had a floral country theme as we got married in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.  The colour scheme of ivory and tones of pink was only settled on when we went bridesmaid dress shopping !

Anyway take a look and see how we did it back in 2007!

 

 


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22/Nov/2017

We’ve  been really looking forward to sharing this exciting new bespoke design with you.

Here’s the story…

We first met Tamara and Mike at the National Wedding Show in Manchester in February 2016. Their brief was to create a school book style invitation as they were getting married at The Great John Street Hotel, which was a former school house. Tamara was great as she knew exactly what style she was looking for and I couldn’t wait to get started. To get the ball rolling we created a neat A7 sized save the date, incorporating old school style doodles along the lines of  ‘Mr & Mrs Forever’ on a chalkboard background. A magnet was attached to the reverse of the save the date so guests could pop it on their fridge, just to keep the important date well and truly in mind.

A few months after the save the dates were designed, printed and posted out it was time to make a start on the wedding invitation. This took the form of a booklet that imitated the look of a school exercise book. The design incorporated the doodles from the save the date, to ensure the theme was carried though and the pages were made up of lined and graph paper. The invitation even included original school photos of the couple, which was a lovely personal touch.

At the back of each invitation there was a pocket which held a library card style Rsvp and return envelope and also ‘a note to the bride a groom’ tag. Guests were asked to fill in the tag and post it back with the Rsvp so they could be used to decorate the venue. We thought this was a great idea.

Following the invitation we also produced Tamara and Mikes on the day stationery. This included a table plan, order of the day, table menu and order of service, all of which followed the school theme.

Hope you like it!

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22/Nov/2017

Dusky Pinks, Sage Greens and White Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by the early blooms and blossom trees of Spring with a glimpse of sunshine and Summer in the distance. These light shades can give a delicately fresh feel to your wedding. I hope this selection of photos will inspire you. Soft tones of pink, including rose quartz, which is a Pantone colour of the year are paired with subtle shades of sage green and lots of crisps whites.

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Get the look…

Wedding Stationery: Choose our sweet watercolour collection with romantic detailing in soft shades of pink. Use the same details to tie your wedding invitations, order of service, menus, table plan and thank you cards to create a look to compliment your whole day.

Flowers: An abundance of blooms in soft and delicate shades will mark the arrival of Spring. Peonies, anemones, blush pink carnations and roses in white, cream and pink are perfect paired with the soft greens of eucalyptus for contrast. On-trend and providing huge impact, hanging flowers are a great choice for your Spring wedding.

Style: Beautiful soft flowing gowns for your bridesmaids in either shades of pink or sage and for the bride, a tulle gown with simple detailing. Finally for the groom, a light suit paired with a pink or sage bow-tie. Add some rose-gold toned jewellery for a finishing touch.

Cake: A simple, lightly coloured, soft-iced cake topped with with fresh flowers is just the perfect finishing touch for this Spring wedding look.

Image Credits

Watercolour Stationery: Love Invited | Hanging Florals: Lolita Says So | Sage Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN |  Cake: One Fab Day


22/Nov/2017

We recently completed a wedding invitation order for the lovely Hayley and Darren who get married later this year.

I met Hayley at the Autumn National Wedding Show in Manchester in October last year. As their reception venue is a rustic style barn in Cumbria they wanted their invitations to complement this, so they chose from our Vintage Floral collection, however, Hayley asked if they could have their invitations as a set of three tag style cards tied with raffia twine rather than what was available on the website. This was no problem at all and we adapted the design to suit them. Their colour palette was berry tones with a touch of navy blue which suited the floral design perfectly.

The invitations are now all done and dusted and have been sent out to Hayley and Daren’s guests.

I received a lovely message from Hayley when she received their invitations to say:

“Just to let you know that the parcel arrived today.
Thank you so much we both love them, they are just so pretty!”

We hope you like them as much as we do.

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22/Nov/2017

When choosing your wedding stationery you may wonder if a theme is the best route for you. A wedding theme is not essential, however, it could be a good way to narrow your initial choices down and to ensure a style is set for your day and carried through from start to finish.

If you do think a theme is for you then here are a few pointers that may help with choosing the perfect one. Start with your own personal style, the way you like to dress and even how you decorate your home can start you off in the right direction. You could look at basing your theme on your travels, looking at trips you have taken that mean a lot to the two of you or even where you plan to Honeymoon. It could also be a design style you both love, art deco and vintage themes are very popular.

Love Invited have a wide range of themed wedding stationery collections from The Gatsby inspired Hollywood Glamour to the fun and rustic Country Bunting. Each collection includes items from Save the dates and Wedding Invitations right the way through to Table Plans and Thank You Cards.Love-Invited-country-bunting

What colour?

Alongside your over all theme, colour is an important consideration. If you have a theme this will give you some insight in to the colour palette you can use for your wedding stationery. If you don’t have a theme then just think of the colours you like and create a palette that you would like to see at your wedding. A couple of good examples is the use of pastels for Vintage or Country weddings or black and white for Art Deco or stately home weddings.Love-Invited-Floral-Lace

Your stationery and your venue

When choosing your wedding stationery consider how it will sit with the venue you have chosen. With any venue try to tie in the look and feel with your stationery. A floral invitation would complement a garden wedding or a vintage look would work well in a marquee.Love-Invited-Hearts-and-Bicycles

What if you don’t want a theme?

You may decide that your ideas don’t really suit going down the stationery theme route. So, if you are looking for something a little different we also offer a bespoke wedding stationery service, that is personal to you.

Good luck with planning your wedding day, theme or not! If you need any advice get in touch, we would be happy to help.Love-Invited-bespoke


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22/Nov/2017

Thank you to Pantone for launching their amazing colours for Spring 2016. They are truly inspirational and are sure to help you with your wedding colour palette.

All the colours are amazing from Beautiful ‘Rose Quartz’, Maritime inspired ‘Snorkel Blue’ to happy, sunny ‘Buttercup’.

Don’t forget that all of our wedding stationery collections can be colour coordinated to match these fantastic colours or any colour of your choice.

 

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To read a bit more about the colours for Spring 2016 visit the Pantone website


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22/Nov/2017

Letterpress printing is an amazing way to bring a simple wedding invitation to life, giving it a luxurious, high quality finish.

Laura and Cody were married in July this year and commissioned me to design and print their bespoke Letterpress wedding invitations. Each invitation set included an A6 wedding invitation and A7 Rsvp card, both with printed envelopes. The design incorporated their own personalised crest and an illustration of the their wedding venue. Each invitation and rsvp card was printed using the Letterpress process, in black ink on to Saunders Waterford 100% cotton paper. They were a great success and looked amazing as a set.

The couple went with a gorgeous simple but glamorous style which i’m sure you will love. Their beautiful wedding photos are courtesy of Chris Semple Photography.

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