Month: December 2014

Winter wedding invites

We’re loving the trend for pretty florals, but they can look a little too summery for a winter wedding. Getting married at this time of year doesn’t have to mean going for icy blues and whites or festive red and green, either – try one of these gorgeous, grown-up options for size…

1) Add a little gold dust with these foiled Luna invitations from Artcadia (invites from £4.15) – nothing says winter glamour like luxurious letterpress invites.

Luna invite, Artcadia

2) Go for all-out decadence with an Art Deco theme. The Deco collection from Hip Hip Hooray (downloadable invites from £12) makes us want to wrap up in our finest furs (fake of course!).

Art Deco wedding invite

3) This gorgeous collection from Kate Ruth Romey is perfect for a city setting and we love the simple but stylish typography.

Winter wedding stationery ideas

Alternative place name ideas

Fancy something a bit different to the usual place cards on your tables? We love these cute ideas – you can find even more on our Pinterest page.

1. These paper flowers are made from old book pages – hunt out copies of your favourite love stories at charity shops and cut out the individual petals from pages (if you can bear it). Sweet huh?

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Dottie Photography

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How to word your wedding invites: relaxed style

Wording your wedding invites can be tricky – who should they be from, what should they say, and how should you say it?

If you’re planning a formal wedding where your parents are paying for everything, it’s traditional for invites to be sent from them, but with more couples contributing to their big day themselves, this can feel outdated. You don’t have to use traditional language, either – if “requesting the pleasure of your company” doesn’t feel in-keeping with your day, then don’t be afraid to choose something less formal.

Here’s our suggestion for a relaxed wedding when both families and the couple themselves have contributed to the wedding costs. It’s simple and straightforward but still a bit romantic, and does a good job of including all the family!

Together with their wonderful parents

[Your names here]

Are delighted to invite

[Guests’ names here]

To celebrate their love, friendship and marriage

[Date, time and venue here]

Followed by dinner and dancing

If you want to make it a little more formal, try:

Together with their families

[Your names here]

Invite you to celebrate their marriage

On [date here]

At [venue here]

At [] o’clock in the afternoon

Followed by dinner and dancing

This also avoids the need to write in guests’ names – great if you and your fiancé don’t have the neatest handwriting!

How are you wording your wedding invites, and what have you found most difficult? Tell us in the comments section below.

Tuesday trend: Back to black

Think wedding stationery has to be all pretty pastels and ivory cardstock? Then think again with this season’s gorgeous trend for black and white designs. A monochrome palette has the potential to look severe, but mix it up with whimsical fonts and floral motifs to add a touch of modern romance. Here are some of our favourites…

1) Printed Love Co‘s beautiful Claudia collection (invites from £2.30), combines a chalkboard effect with baker’s twine and hessian for a modern take on rustic style.

Printed Love Co Claudia Collection

2) These chic and simple Modern Script invites by Ivy White (invites from £2.10) are ideal for a glam city celebration. Bring the pretty by picking out your names in a delicate font, then add a touch of luxury with thick cardstock.

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3) The sweet, sketched designs on the Hedgerow collection from The Charming Press (invites from £2) strikes the perfect balance between a contemporary colourway and kitsch-cool details.

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