Name : Elle from Elle Is For Love
Stationery style/what you can offer?
Fully bespoke service in any style required by the bridal couple. From vintage postcards to modern line prints….we create designs as unique as our clients.
Where does your inspiration come from?
As our service is bespoke, a lot of our inspiration comes directly from the client. We’re given a brief and then work within those guidelines to produce something which perfectly matches and exceeds expectations.
Any tips on wording etiquette?
Sticking with tradition and having the Bride’s parents hosting gives your invitations a classic look. However, this doesn’t suit everyone. For example, if the couple already have children, it’s lovely to include them in the wording, requesting your guests join them to celebrate the wedding of their ‘Mummy & Daddy’. Alternatively, the couple may prefer to host the wedding themselves.
If you have any requests, such as the exclusion of children or dress codes at your wedding, ensure this is included on your invitations so that guests are made aware of your wishes.
Any tips to those thinking of DIY stationery?
It can be very rewarding to add personal touches to your wedding day, but be prepared to give up many hours to making your own Stationery! Keep things simple and classic and you’ll end up with a stylish suite of stationery which your guests will love.
How far in advance should you order?
I recommend booking as soon as you can. I get booked up very quickly, so ensuring your date is booked in to my diary is very important. Depending on the complexity of the design you choose, orders can be made at short notice but I would advise leaving at least 4-6 weeks for your stationery to be created.
Trends for 2011?
I think we will see many more lace designs, inspired by Kate’s dress at the Royal Wedding. Summer brights and florals will remain popular and the pretty English Country Garden theme with muted pastel shades will be inspiring many vintage style weddings.
What makes you different?
As well as offering stationery products from Invitations to Orders of Service, we also provide a whole host of reception accessories. This includes personalised confetti cones and stands, hanging ‘Just Married’ signs, Keepsake boxes, Guest books, Candy Buffet tags/labels etc, designed to perfectly compliment the theme of your stationery.
Most popular invitation?
Currently our Passport invitations for abroad brides are hugely popular. Available in an array of colours or our sought after aged, Vintage-style. Featuring our signature design or the UK crest, these have matching Boarding Pass RSVPs and Luggage Tag Gift List details to continue the travel theme.
For UK brides, we’re working on transforming our Passports into mini books with matching bookmark RSVP.
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