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You can give your wedding a luxurious feel and still keep it simple by starting with a classic wedding invitation. In addition to your invitation there is a whole range of matching paper accessories available that will bring the whole theme together with ease. Personalised stationary will help to make your wedding flow smoothly as guests will be guided through what is happening and when. Here are some handy hints for planning your wedding paper goods.
Keeping it all matching for simple elegance
Selecting your wedding invitation is the first step. A simple classic design can be created in any colour to match your theme, or choose the always stylish black and white. You can add a hint of your special colour with the help of ribbon, lace or fabric.
When you send your invitations, you should include a Wedding Information Card. Customise yours to include any helpful information that your guests need to know. If you have chosen to have a gift registry or a money tree, include it on your card. If the location of your nuptials can be a bit hard to find, add a map so your guests don’t get lost. Only you are supposed to be late to a wedding!
Including a Reply Card will help speed up your guest’s responses to your invitation as they do not have to go out of their way to buy a reply card to send their RSVP. Tick a box and pop it in the mail and it is all done.
On arrival at the service, present each guest with an Order Of Service. This makes a beautiful keepsake and can include information such as the date, location, your names and photo’s. Take this opportunity to honour family that have passed away, the words of hymns or song, prayers, and any handy hints such as no confetti, or where refreshments are being served whilst you have photo’s taken.
Give your reception tables a polished finish by having matching Place Cards and Menus printed. Simple floral centre pieces or glowing candles in corresponding colours will set the perfect scene. If you wish to give your guests a delightful little reminder to take home with them, a Bomboniere tag is the perfect finishing touch.
A heartfelt thank you to all the family and friends that shared your most special of days is easily accomplished with a Thank You card. You choose the words that clearly express your feelings, so much more important than generic cards available from stores.
All these little touches make the difference between bland and brilliant. Personalising all your wedding stationary reflects exactly who you are and the messages you want to convey. Select your classic wedding invitation now with matching accessories and all those tasks can be crossed off your to do list.
Wedding Invitations that are adorable!
They’re here – some of our new designs and over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to see them firsthand here on our blog. The first wedding invitation suite that we are featuring is called ‘Adore’.
Taking inspiration from the current trend of Watercolours, the Adore Wedding Invitation Collection is not only sweet and romantic but it also stands up well against other stationery in terms of being vibrant and modern too.
Currently the collection features an A5 flat invitation with an optional bellyband. The bellyband is magnetised so that any reply cards, information cards or additional stationery can be pushed underneath and stay in place. Other designs will follow. And as always, if there is a product we don’t carry on our website, we are always able to expand the range upon your inquiry.
Adore Wedding Invitations and accessories are available now in our store.
Kid’s birthday party invites… Amongst the crazy lead up of party games, food, entertainment, costumes etc. the finer details can often be overlooked. The invitation, however, needs to be placed at the top of your party checklist! Aside from the basic information, a winning birthday party invite must include customised details specific for your child’s big day. Read on for our top tips on how to nail it!
Party invitation checklist
Before starting on the invitations, you will need to have all of your party information ready to include. It’s a good idea to send out invites with a couple of weeks’ notice, so get organised and start planning now!
Write a list of the information you want included on the invite. Start with all the standard information; your child’s name, the guest name, date, time, venue, RSVP date. You would be surprised how often one of these essential details gets missed, so check it carefully. No point sending out a gorgeous trimmed invite if it’s missing the date of the party!
Children’s party clothing
Now you have the basics sorted, it’s time to delve a little deeper. If you have a theme, is there going to be dress ups/costumes? Some kid’s party entertainment will require special instructions. If you’re having a pool party, make sure you specify swimmers. Play lands etc. may request children wear socks, or outdoor activities may need closed in shoes. If the children will be doing something messy like painting, clearly state that play clothes are needed and be prepared to get dirty!
Kids party food
The next thing to include on your invitations is food. It’s always a good idea to give the other parents an idea of what food will be included on the day, so they know what to feed them beforehand. If your child’s party is around lunchtime, will lunch be included? Or will it be snack foods? Does the child need to bring anything along? If your child has any allergies, or you know that a guest has a food allergy, it’s always a good idea to include this information as well.
When choosing an invitation design, matching the invite to your party theme is a fun way to give your guests a sneak peak of what to expect on the day! Whether it is a first birthday, fairies, dinosaurs or even a colour theme, there is sure to be an invitation to match. Add a special touch to your invitation by including something extra, for example a photo of the birthday boy/girl, ribbons, charms, stickers etc. Check out our kid’s party invites page for some inspiration and spectacular kid’s party invite designs.
Party invite extras
Every birthday party is unique and will have specific details to include. If your guests have siblings, will they be welcome to join? If the party is at a special venue, are there any costs involved, or will the guests need to bring any money on the day? If the event is outdoors, will hats and sunscreen be necessary?
These finer details included on the party invitation will help to ensure that the overall day runs as smoothly as possible, with your sanity preserved and a birthday party set to delight your little prince or princess!
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