I’m sorry that my writing seems a bit sporadic but my brain is just trying to compute the sheer amount of thinking it had to do for our wedding!
What have I covered?
Bunting – check! Jars – check! Flowers – check! Favours – check! Ale – check! Doilies – check! Fairy lights – check!
Ah yes, now I’m a big fan of the printed word. I am, however, not a fan of hand made invitations tied with lace, perhaps with a quirky photograph of the luck couple holding a chalk board with all their wedding details, craft card with lace-effect inserts covered in menus and RSVP details… just me?
First up I enlisted the help of The Fiancé to help make our Save The Date cards. A simple brown luggage tag tied with the gingham ribbon that I bought masses of to decorate the jars and suchlike, and I had a rubber stamp made with the basic information on. I think it worked a treat!
Invitations took a little more brain work and I wanted to keep it under budget too so I turned to the marvels of Vistaprint.co.uk – what a wonderful and reasonably priced place to design your own invites! I had an idea of what I wanted and I was lucky to find that they had a template that I could change to suit my ideas. I spent a fair bit of time working out fonts and layout but once I’d figured out the final bits it was easy then to go on to make my Orders of Service, evening invites and I even made a cheeky I-spy game that I put on each table.
Vistaprint was fabulous – totally worth a look if you are considering designing your own stationary!