Blog Series – Let’s talk about Daytime Stationery. Part 6

Blog Series – Let’s talk about Daytime Stationery. Part 6

In true stationery addict style

(that’s me!) , the gorgeous books I create are offered with crisp clean pages all ready for your guests to sign their names and perhaps leave a wedding day wish for you both on your special day.

After your wedding day is done, you may find amusing anecdotes and all manner of things inside these – but it all adds to recreating the atmosphere from your wedding day in years to come. Always decorated to fully coordinate with your other items it just sets the gift table off nicely and again can be a fab way to keep your guests occupied as you slip away for a few photos, or in between courses at the table (watch out for the soup starter getting spilled on it though!)

 

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There are LOADS of other options for these now if you don’t want the more traditional style of stationery.

You can have a ‘drop-box’ style, which is left to fill up tokens of some sort written with your guests messages and builds a gorgeous picture of the lovely people you shared your day with. You could have a ‘wishing tree’ where lovely messages are hung on it for you to read later, ohh I could go on and on but I am sure if you are keen on pinterest at all you will have seen lots of ideas for these too.

 

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Just remember you are more than welcome to drop me a line if you have any questions about this and so much more.

Before I disappear let me tell you a little about Wedding Post boxes.

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Post Boxes

 

I like to use real life examples where possible, so here is one for you. At a family wedding some years ago, the majority of the guests were family. The couple received some amazing monetary gifts, it really was quite astounding. 2 years later, the bride’s sister married and had her reception at the same venue, a similar group of family members attended but she was very shocked not to have received anything at all from one relative in particular, knowing how generous they had been with her sister. It later came to light that they had in fact been gifted with something similar but unfortunately it went missing at the wedding reception.

If you don’t want something like this happening then you need somewhere safe for your guests to place their cards while you party the night away! This can be done inexpensively with a beautifully coordinated decorated and personalised post box available in different styles which would sit beautifully on the gift table on near the cake table is also a good spot for it. Why not pop your guest book right next to it?

 

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When you have spent so much time planning your wedding (I find many of my couples spend at least 18-24 months and many of them even longer) it can be something you imagine for so long that you really want that moment to feel just perfect. As you enter the wedding breakfast room and see the room you have dreamed about taking shape perfectly, a real ‘ta-dah’ moment, you will be so pleased you made the choices that you did and knowing it all coordinates just perfectly without you having to get ‘too’ involved take away some of that stress. I love helping my couples with this piece of their puzzle so why not get in touch and see if I can help your daytime stationery dreams come true?

 

I have absolutely loved writing this series

to help you understand a little more about the different stationery options available for your wedding, it has also given me a lot of exciting ideas for my own wedding in November 2020. (As I wrote this last post a magical idea popped into my head for our guest book so I quickly scribbled it down before I forgot!)

Check out the epic blog post about wedding stationery packages – click here to understand more about why they can be such a time saver when planning your wedding, not to mention completely co-ordinating everything from day one of your planning!

In the coming weeks I will be sharing more about the other packages available as they are released properly into the wedding world.

It’s all here to help you so make use of it – and remember to ask  me any questions at all!

Just pop me an email.

I can’t wait to hear from you,

much love,

Luxury Wedding Stationery Fuchsia Fairy Nottingham

(also a blushing bride-to-be)

 

Blog Series – Let’s talk about Daytime Stationery. Part 4

Blog Series – Let’s talk about Daytime Stationery. Part 4

If you are just catching up, make yourselves comfortable as I have lots of hints & tips to share with you about Table/Wedding Breakfast/Daytime stationery.

 

In the first of the series here, I talked about having all your stationery made to match throughout your wedding planning – it really can make a big difference to the finished feel of the room and the impact on your guests too.

In number 2 of this series here we looked at the seating plan and any matching name or number cards and why they help everything to flow beautifully on the day.

The 3rd in this series (see this one here) was all about place cards and what format they should take, the options you have and how they can help your guests find their way around.

In today’s issue we are looking at menus and the different ways in which you can display these – really what are they all for anyway?

Make yourself comfortable as we work our way down this list, it might answer a question that’s been bothering you!

Menu Cards

Here we have another one with various options, and it can also depend on your venue’s offerings or personal choices as to whether or not you have opted for a la carte or pre-selected the menu for them.

For a set menu – a nice simple option which will allow them to specify their dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free for example (a must in this day and age!) a single card or 2 on each guest table can work really well, just offering guests a quick reminder of what’s available to eat today. It looks so lovely on the table (one of my brides simply called hers ‘Our Perfect Menu’) when coordinating with your other stationery and décor and can give them something to talk about too.

 

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If you have gone to the trouble of a menu tasting which you then sent to your guests with a few options, a single menu card on the table serves little purpose. What you can do though, is use their place cards to serve as a little reminder what they ordered.

If you really want to personalise it you can print individual menu sheets for each guest, perhaps to be wrapped in their serviette/napkin (check with your venue or décor provider if they can set these up for you first) and tied up with a pretty ribbon or anything which matches your theme.

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3 sided table cards

These are a fantastic idea for several reasons and are always popular at wedding fayres.
With 3 sides (sort of like a toblerone but standing on its end) you can make the most of the space on your table without cluttering it up with too many things.

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Over the years I have had these used in many different ways but you could choose from: Table name/number, Guest list reminder for the table, Menu details, Order of the Day, A lovely quote for them to remember your special day, or you could get really quirky and put fascinating facts about each of your guests to break the ice a bit if you feel the need to. I like the idea of some kind of quiz, keeping your guests occupied by getting them to answer questions about you as a couple and see who REALLY knows you.

The thing about the way I work is there are no rules for what you have on your stationery, availability permitting. If you need them to have different things according to the tables that is absolutely fine. It does work well if they all coordinate though and the 3 sided cards can be a great way to save space and money too.

They definitely work out cheaper than having individual menu cards, place cards and table number cards so why not have a think about if they could work for you? Remember they are also included in the Beautiful Wedding Breakfast package which keeps things nice and simple when planning your wedding breakfast room. Click on the link for more info!

 

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Do remember to consider what else is going on your tables and maybe have a chat with whoever is organising these for you to make sure they would sit well alongside everything else.

 

It seems like there is a lot to think about, but truthfully its got to be exactly as you want it to be. If you have this vision of how you want your tables to look on the day but aren’t sure how best to achieve that – pop me a message and I’ll see what I can do to help! I’ve been working in this industry for years now and seen all kinds of ideas in that time.

Have a good look around and see what inspires you and let’s go from there!
Much love,

Luxury Wedding Stationery Fuchsia Fairy Nottingham

A Beautiful Wedding Breakfast – the package

A Beautiful Wedding Breakfast – the package

Stunning simple stationery packages to help you on your way.

 

For a long time now I have been keen to share the packages I’ve created to make your wedding planning a bit easier.

Those finishing touches are so important, and often the last minute details can be the most effective ones.
For this reason, I have started my wedding stationery package launch with the least likely one – the wedding breakfast stationery.

All too often I have met with brides who sent out gorgeous invites bought from another source, only to fall at the final hurdle. They haven’t thought to introduce elegant, beautiful stationery into their wedding breakfast room.

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It’s the first thing your guests will see when they gather round to be wowed by that stunning ‘ta-dah’ moment, the carefully dressed reception room. You will have spent a long time picturing this scene, so let’s finish it perfectly with a luxurious framed table plan and matching stationery, shall we?

A look at the seating plan.

Beautifully handcrafted and made to order, using machine cut mounts perfect for your number of tables. Your chosen design, colours and fonts all carefully arranged to give the most beautiful hand finished, elegant style to your seating plan. Available with white or ivory double layer mounts (adds a luxurious depth to the finished piece) as standard.
Choose from ornate or more modern frames in keeping with your venue style.

These seating plans will helpfully guide your guests as they find their name on the plan and then see in the room the table you have chosen for them – causing minimal disruption to the beginning of your first meal as a newly married couple.

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3 sided table cards – what are they?

A perfect solution when you want minimal fuss on your guest tables.

These low-key, freestanding table cards can include any detail you want.

Easily visible from any place on the table, use these to make it clear which table is which when you put the table number on name detail on one side.

Use the second side to highlight your set menu and make your guests’ mouth water at the very thought of your chosen delicacies.

For the third side you have so many options – repeat the table name, list your guest names as a helpful reminder for them or why not add a lovely quote that means something to you both.

 

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Place name cards

These lovely tent-fold cards sit discreetly on the table at the place of every guest, so there is no doubt in their mind they have arrived at their place. There are lovely ways you can add extra personalised detail to these, such as your names and the wedding date if you wish, a nickname for them, or even their own personal menu choices if that is the route you have gone down.

Whichever option you choose, they will be individually handcrafted with the same attention to detail as the rest of your stationery, carefully matched embellishments and colours to tone in perfectly with the rest of your theme while still being practical and pretty.

The Package

This carefully thought out package provides everything you need for an elegant wedding breakfast. Every design in my portfolio is available in this package, which means you can completely co-ordinate all your stationery from the beginning of your wedding planning journey, safe in the knowledge that the quality and craftmanship is second to none.

This will save you tons of time hunting down matching stationery, freeing you up to enjoy last minute wedding prep and relax in the run up to your special day, ticking several gorgeous, matching items off your list at once.

I have created these packages inspired by the items booked on a regular basis by my couples – this particular package is perfect for ticking off those last minute items you either may not have thought of until now, or were waiting to see if there was enough left in your budget. Whichever way, it can just take the pressure off your last minute mad panic buying, knowing that the needs of your guests have been met, simply, beautifully and effectively.

 

Devotion Wedding Breakfast Stationery Package Framed Table Plan Personalised Place Cards Crystals Hearts Satin Ribbon Ivory Luxury Stationery Fuchsia Fairy Nottingham

 

Starting at items to allow for 50 guests at your wedding breakfast, and tiered gradually to allow for higher numbers, you can easily add in extra items if you need them. And don’t forget there’s always the option of matching invites and other daytime stationery if you still haven’t sorted those! Check out the packages page by clicking the image above for all the options available to you. Any questions at all, do please drop me a line,

Much love,
Jacqui xx

Let’s talk about wedding stationery packages

Let’s talk about wedding stationery packages

I am really excited to tell you about these wonderful stationery packages

 

I have spent a lot of time crafting brand new offerings for my wedding stationery packages and I just know you are going to love them!

Why is a wedding stationery package a better idea than ordering items individually?

There are soooo many different items available for your wedding stationery, it can all become a bit overwhelming – not to mention you may not even understand what half of them are or what purpose they serve.

I have written a lot of posts about the different elements of wedding stationery and I would love to share these with you first, to help you understand the purpose of these items.

Daytime stationery series number 1 – what is daytime stationery?

The seating plan

10 top tips when planning your wedding stationery

Do you need Save the dates?

What is a pocketfold?

Let’s take a look at Evening invitations

wedding stationery items at a glance

There is plenty for you to read there, so I suggest bookmarking this post so you can come back to it when you need to.

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As a rough guide, when you get married in the lovely venues I often do wedding stationery for – like The Nottinghamshire, Shottle Hall, Swancar Farm, The Old Vicarage Boutique to name but a few, you will be having a sit down meal of some sort.

For this a seating plan is often the best way to avoid chaos.

Captivate Wedding Seating Table Plan Personalised Satin Ribbon Diamante Embellished White Luxury Stationery Fuchsia Fairy Nottingham

Once you have a seating plan in place, you will more than likely need table name or number cards to go with it (need some inspiration for ideas? look no further), pointing your guests in the right direction for their table, and if you have gone to all the trouble to decide who sits next to who, it makes perfect sense to have the matching place cards with their names on – these can be personalised further with their individual menu choices if you wish.

Captivate Wedding Breakfast Stationery Package Framed Table Plan Personalised Place Cards Crystals Sparkles Satin Ribbon Embellished White Luxury Stationery Fuchsia Fairy Nottingham

Book a nice neat package of these beautiful things, and we can create a picture perfect scene just for you, to continue your gorgeous theme right the way through from your wedding invitations to the big day itself. Your guests will be truly delighted to find that you have gone to all the trouble of matching your stationery perfectly, and when you walk into the room after tying the knot, you will feel the sparkly warmth of knowing that it is exactly as you pictured it.

There are 4 packages created with the picture perfect vision in mind. Here is a blog about

The Beautiful Wedding Breakfast

Which explains all about this stationery for a beautiful, elegant wedding breakfast.

To view the packages, click here

Sound good?

Get in touch now, I’d LOVE to hear from you –  click on my pic below to pop me an email and find out more.

I have other packages also available and will be posting more about these very soon but to incorporate your beautiful designs from save the Dates through to thank you cards it really is the best way to plan for an all inclusive experience.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon! With love and sparkles,