Name : Katharine
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Stationery style/what you can offer?
We offer a fully bespoke service for you. No request is too unusual, we love designing new stationery all of the time. If you see something you like but want it in another colour, that is no problem. We also offer a DIY design service for a flat rate fee, we design the stationery with your input, then provide you with the materials at cost price to make your own invitations. We also offer personalised chocolate bars & wrappers, handmade cards for all occasions and hen party invitations.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Inspiration for new stationery comes in many forms, sometimes it is colour palates from interior design or nature or sometimes I just get an idea that pops into my head. Inspiration for bespoke designs come from the client, I speak to them at length to ensure I have the best understanding of what they want then tweak the design until they are 100% satisfied.
Any tips on wording etiquette?
I’m a great believer in the bride and groom having what they want on their big day. If you want to have an invitation that says “We’re in love, please come and share our day” I think that is absolutely fine. Formal wording can be good for some bride and grooms but it is really an individual choice.
Any tips to those thinking of DIY stationery?
Be aware that there are companies like us who are aware that many brides want to make their own stationery. Talk to us! We are more than willing to offer advice and generally get giddy over paper and ribbons with you. Again think about using someone to design the stationery and give you tips on how best to make it.
How far in advance should you order?
The more time we have the better, but of course some people want to get married sooner. I’d say most people rarely refuse work, even at late notice, so just ask stationers if they can make it for you or not. A good example was one of our bride’s who recently brought her wedding forward by 13 months and gave me 3 weeks notice until the actual big day itself. . Luckily I had spoken to her and we had finalised the design so when she called me up on the Tuesday and asked for the invitations by the Friday I was able to accommodate her needs.
Trends for 2011?
You can rarely miss vintage these days, but it doesn’t just mean lace and pearls and tea parties, the 20’s and war-time inspired 40’s is a trend I predict in a big way for vintage. Coral has been a popular colour so far this year and I predict a lot more white on white or cream on cream stationery for a very classy but simple look.
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