Fun and Stylish Hen Party Accessories with The Hen Planner

March 22nd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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Today we have the lovely Claire from The Hen Planner here with us to discuss some super fun and stylish hen party accessories. Our team member Stephanie met Claire whilst blogging at The National Wedding Show back in February and really related to this chic and modern hen party look. Of course Stephanie wanted to share all these goodies that she found with you wonderful brides and bridesmaids so she asked Claire a little more about The Hen Planner…

Team Bride Range Shot- Hen Party Accessories

What is The Hen Planner and what do you provide for brides?

The Hen Planner is an online store focused on selling fun, stylish and modern hen party accessories and decorations. Everything that isn’t your ‘traditional’ hen party items such as tutu skirts or rudely shaped straws etc. We cover a range of themes from classic to boho and fiesta. We also have a range of hen party decorations and party ware that will add more colour and fabulousness to your hen do, bridal shower or bachelorette party. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Top 5 Stunning Real Life Wedding Themes

March 17th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , ,
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Choosing the right wedding theme for your big day can be a little daunting. The world of Pinterest is a very easy place to get in lost in, trust us! However over the years we have seen many different looks come and go, of course a few have really stuck with us. So we decided to show you a few our favourite wedding themes from the real life weddings we have supplied stationery for!

by Sarah Legge Photography

by Sarah Legge Photography

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Offer of the Month: Half Price Express Wedding Stationery Fee

March 6th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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As we welcome a new month of course we also welcome a brand new offer of the month! As March rolls around we know that the wedding planning for summer starts to get a little hectic. That’s why we are offering you HALF PRICE on our express wedding stationery fee!

MARCH-2017 express wedding stationery

Feel like you’re running out of time? Order your wedding stationery now and get our express wedding stationery fee reduced to just £25. This guarantees that once your proofs have been confirmed, we will dispatch your order within 6 working days!

All you need to do is simply email to hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200 and place your wedding stationery order. We will then manually discount your express fee! Please note this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

MARCH-OFFER express wedding stationery

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Below are the links to a few blogs that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Custom Wedding Invitations and Personalisation Options

The Meaning Behind Colourful Wedding Invitations

We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x

Blogging at The National Wedding Show February 2017

March 3rd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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This years National Wedding Show in February at the Olympia in London was of course a huge success, and we were lucky enough to grab a ticket! We decided not to exhibit at the February showcase but we did send our team member Steph along to do some blogging! Despite arriving an hour too early, the que was busy and the show was even busier! See below some fab pictures from the day and the top highlights…

 

National Wedding Show 2017 Exhibitors

This years National Wedding Show was home to over 300 exhibitors, all of which are the best in their industry! The ‘Rock n Roll’ section is ever growing with new alternative wedding businesses and is a real treat for the eyes! Of course Kat herself from Rock n Roll Bride was there alongside her partner Gareth. They were accompanied by the wonderful Crown and Glory – bespoke and alternative headwear for brides!

crown-and-glory national wedding show

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Five Wedding Trends for 2017 with Lily & Lavender Events

February 21st, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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Today on the blog we have the lovely Carol from Lily & Lavender Events here to talk all about wedding trends for 2017. We ourselves will soon be creating a more in-depth full wedding stationery trends for 2017 blog but this one will help you cover all your wedding day essentials.

So, over to Carol who has an expert eye on wedding trends for 2017…

Happy New Year and congratulations if you got engaged over Christmas! What better way to kick-start 2017 than with our favourite wedding trends that you’re guaranteed to see this year?! The style, theme and colour scheme of your wedding begins from the very first ‘Save the Date’ you send out, so you want to make sure your wedding stationery is the perfect reflection of your big day. From bright and bold colours to delicate watercolour hues, find out how to create your wedding theme using our favourite trends and Ivy Ellen’s gorgeous collection of invitations and stationery suites.

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Why You Should Have A Cheese Wedding Cake with Godminster

February 15th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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On the blog today I am so excited to welcome Sarah from Godminster (who make the most amazing cheese wedding cake creations!). Whilst exhibiting at The National Wedding Show last year in London I stopped by the Godminster stand in awe of their cheese wedding cake tower. I believe my first words were “Oh my word, please can I have some cheese?”.

After a quick chat with Sarah I realised that everyone needs to know why they should be looking at having a cheese wedding cake for their big day. So here we are…

Celebration-cheese wedding cake

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Should Your Groom See Your Wedding Dress?

February 13th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Posted in Wedding Ideas & Inspiration, Wedding Planning Help | No Comments »

Tradition says that it’s bad luck but should your groom see your wedding dress before the wedding ceremony? Seeing each other before the ceremony or even having a hand in choosing the dress is becoming a new favourite. The ‘first look’ photos that we keep seeing everywhere are to die for, and are such a sweet moment. Here are a few reasons for and against letting your groom see your wedding dress!

S&M - groom see your wedding dress

GROOM SEEING THE WEDDING DRESS

Many brides and grooms experience a lot of anxiety and nerves before the ceremony. By enjoying a ‘first look’ moment together you can calm and reassure each other.

One of the most wonderful photographs to see is the grooms reaction when he first sees his bride. Many grooms may try to stop themselves from getting emotional when in front of a crowd so a first look is super sweet!

If you were superstitious then shouldn’t you also be wearing a face covering veil, having your maids in white and about a hundred other things?

If you had a say in what suit he chose, perhaps he would like a say in what dress you choose also?

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A Beautiful Valentines Day Wedding Theme

February 10th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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The big day of love is just round the corner, you know the one, February 14th. A valentines day wedding theme would be SO beautiful we just have to show you some tips on how to achieve it.

First a little history…

Throughout the decades valentines day has become very commercialised with an abundance of chocolates and red roses. However it all started with Saint Valentine – it is thought that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The story also goes on to state that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. So a declaration of love – what better theme for a valentines day wedding?

VALENTINES

So of course we want to start with the wedding invitations that are PERFECT for a valentines day wedding. First up we have our ‘Hearts Galore Belly Band Wedding Invitation‘. These super sweet belly band invites are perfect for the ultimate valentines day wedding! The soft confetti style watercolour design is both modern and romantic. We love the soft rounded edges and pink striped ribbon. Prices start from only £1.95.

Hearts Galore valentines day wedding

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Offer of the Month: FREE RSVP Card Labels

February 7th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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February is the month of love. So of course we’re going to share a little with all our lovely brides and grooms! Free RSVP card labels are yours – that means no time wasted writing your own address on tons of RSVP card envelopes!

FREE RSVP card labels

Here at Ivy Ellen we understand how frustrating it can be to plan a wedding. There seems like a  million tasks and zero time left to do them. That’s why we like to make your wedding stationery the easiest part of your wedding admin! Be sure to pick up these free RSVP card labels when ordering to ensure you don’t have to write out your own address over and over again!

All you need to do is simply add both RSVP cards and RSVP card labels to your basket online and then enter the code RSVPFEB. You can also email us to hello@ivyellen.com or call 0203 034 1200 to order your wedding stationery. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

RSVP Card Labels

<<SEE ALL OF OUR WEDDING INVITATIONS RIGHT HERE>>

<<SEE ALL OF OUR RSVP CARDS HERE >>

 

Below are the links to a few blogs that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Custom Wedding Invitations and Personalisation Options

The Meaning Behind Colourful Wedding Invitations

We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x

How To Tell Someone They’re NOT Invited To Your Wedding

February 2nd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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How to tell someone they’re not invited to your wedding is tricky. Very tricky. It all depends on how well you know them, what your relationship with them is and how they assumed they were invited! The last thing you need while planning a wedding is more stress. So, we’re here to help. We have come up with a little guide on how to tell someone they’re not invited to your wedding.

First things first, do you know who’s not invited to your wedding? When writing your guest list be sure that you have a defined list of who is invited and how many spaces may be ‘free’. This way when someone starts talking about how excited they are you don’t accidently say “Yes I can’t wait to see you there!”. This is especially common with friends of parents or distant relatives! The next obstacle is being delicate about the topic. You do not want anybody to feel like you don’t care about them, so here are a few scenarios…

CHARTULA BUTTERFLY KISS - not Invited To Your Wedding

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