Posts tagged WEDDING PLANNING
SAVE THE DATES ~ TOP TIPS

Planning a wedding is hectic to say the least, so it's wonderful to have top tips from suppliers in the industry to avoid common mistakes and ensure you get exactly what you want.

The lovely folks at Love My Dress asked for save the date tips from some of their wedding stationery bods, here are a few of mine (some apply to more than save the dates!):

GET WHAT YOU WANT

First and foremost, ask for exactly what you want. Even if it is sky-blue-pink with a yellow border, because chances are it can be done!

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IDEAS

Send as much info as possible when you drop me a line. The more info I have (think images, colour, finishing), the easier and quicker it will be to get you a quote - and let's face it, that's the most important thing!

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AWKWARD CONVOS

Use save the dates as a breeeezy way to ask a guest to 'save the evening' instead of sending them save the dates AND invites. It also avoids any awkward convos.

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ONE AT A TIME

Get the save the dates out first and then worry about the rest. Any good stationery supplier won't force you to design and pay for ALL stationery at the same time, that would be crazy talk.

You will also be able to run any design through it all, so take one thing at a time so you can focus on budget and changes in circumstances.

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COMMS + TRANSPARENCY

Communication is key! Boring but true. I will keep you up to date with work in progress snaps and involve you at all stages. 

If something can't be done within budget or to a high enough standard, I will be the first to let you know and I will work with you to recommend alternatives.

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Above all, this is the exciting bit and should be fun! Whomever you choose, it's their job to know what weight a paper should be and whether you need matte or satin, so take their advice and let them do the hard work! :)

Little Book For Brides ~ Louie Tilley Lettering
 

2018 is looking set to be a busy year for weddings so I am super chuffed to be featured in the Little Book For Brides directory alongside all the other lovely stationery bods.

Beautiful bespoke wedding stationery, chalkboards and signs finished off with exquisite calligraphy and brush lettering by Louie. We adore her work.

Give me a shout if you have a wedding next year and need some advice; I work on the teeniest detail such as place names all the way up to entire packages on the day, nothing is too small and I'm always up for a cuppa and a brainstorm!

 
Helen & Chris' Countryside Wedding
 

Helen and Chris' wedding was held in the beautiful county of Essex and it was tipis and festoon lights galore. Not to mention a well stocked gin bar, gospel choir and welly throwing.

Photography by  Abigail Fahley

Photography by Abigail Fahley

 

The marquee was decorated in ivy foliage, gypsophelia, candles and a whole host of gorgeous friends and family, including a very well behaved little 1 year old bridesmaid.

We created bespoke place names brush lettered in a gorgeous gold pigment on heavy hammered ivory card to complement the natural theme. Table plans were finished off with lots of lovely mini chalkboard details and signs directed the guests where to go.

Have a nose below at the lovely day and get in touch if you need help with lettering on the big day - just about anything is possible and weddings are my absolute favourite!

Photography by  Abigail Fahley

Photography by Abigail Fahley

 
Bespoke Lettering Chalkboards ~ Countryside Hen Do

What a lovely idea this bridesmaid had; creating a personalised gin bar for her sister with chalkboard signs featuring all the places her hens are from!

If you need some bespoke chalkboard signs, there are some perfect little arrows waiting for you in the wedding shop! Coated wood with a little string to hang them up with, and best of all they can be painted either side, in any language AND they are reusable!

Wedding Chalkboard Direction Signs
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Wedding Direction Signs

Direction signs have been one of the most asked for items - so I have added brand spanking new chalkboard arrows to the shop! You can pick from the lettering options available or create bespoke signs, you can even choose gold lettering if you like.

The arrows come ready to hang and are a nice durable coated wood. Perfect for hen dos and engagement parties as well!

Wedding Chalkboard Direction Signs
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A Cressing Temple Wedding
 

I totally forgot about these little signs that I created for my best bud's wedding! It was a stunning day complete with Jenny Packham dress and 13th Century countryside barn setting. The sunshine shone ALL day (there were a few pink shoulders) and the bride and groom didn't stop smiling until they left in the wee small hours.

 

It was my FIRST ever wedding that I did lettering for and as a little bridesmaid, it has gone right in my memory box.

Mr and Mrs Chair Signs
Bride and Groom Chair Signs
 
Kate & Simon's New Zealand wedding
 

Well you don't get much better than a party in sunny New Zealand do you?!

Kate & Simon got married in the gorgeous Old School Forest in the Bay of Plenty. What a ruddy dreamy setting.

 

Their theme was gold and mint, so we opted for metallic gold ink for brush lettering name settings, a big ole seating for eating table plan and lots of little chalkboard signs dotted around for guests. 

This was an interesting one for logistics! The bride loved chalkboards, so I worked with some pretty nifty chalkboard vinyl so we could roll up the table plan and send it on the plane with her fabulous sister. It was popped in a beautiful gold frame and ta daaaaa, one table plan for 113 hungry Kiwi bellies :).

Here's some pics, and a huge thank you to the bride and groom, I am always very appreciative to have photos of their day shared with me.

 
Emma & Kev's Countryside Wedding
 

Emma and Kev had a gorgeous countryside wedding in Sprivers Mansion; a beautiful grade ll listed Georgian country house set in a zillion acres in Kent. 

 

Their theme was gold and yellow, so we hand finished stationery with metallic details and teamed it with classic black calligraphy to match the table and the gorgeous flowers.