As you may remember a few weeks ago (feels like just yesterday) Ivy Ellen exhibited at The National Wedding Show in London. We had so much fun while we were there, especially because of our new DIY wedding invitation workshop. We were thrilled to be asked to host a DIY workshop each morning of the show – so we thought what better than how to make the perfect wedding invitations? See below for all the pics and details!
The DIY workshop area was beautifully decorated by the team at Shropshire PetalsÂ with plenty of room for all you lovely brides and grooms to come and learn. Team members Gloria and Stephanie hosted each tutorial and loved meeting everyone. We included three different DIY lessons into one session – all of which are super handy for making your own DIY wedding invitation set.
Here at Ivy Ellen we love vintage wedding invitations, whether you’re looking for a simple vintage look or some fab florals. Vintage weddings have remained ever popular with brides and grooms across the country. However, there are many different ways to express the vintage look. From soft vintge florals to retro 60’s inspired themes, they are all vintage and all gorgeous! We have a number of vintage wedding invitations to suit, so here are our top five.
Our Vintage floral wedding invitation is one of our landmark designs, showcasing a stunning hand painted floral artwork embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. These floral wedding invitations would look great for a summer wedding or even a great gatsby 1920â€™s inspired theme. These vintage wedding invitations have been very popular and is often featured in our real life weddings such as this beautiful summer country wedding. Vintage floral wedding invitations start from Â£3.70 Read the rest of this entry »
In 2014 we brought outÂ new collection of stunning belly band wedding invitation designs, all of which are super fun and fresh. A belly band wedding invitation is really handy for holding extra information inserts and RSVP cards etc. all in one neat little package. Belly band wedding invitations look simple and contemporary but can hold alot of text too. Our belly band wedding invitations come as DIY. We supply you with the printed cards as necessary and then you create the belly band with the items we give you.
In your order you would recieve; your printed wedding invitation, any other cards you ordered, the bands, printed and cut tags, clear stickers and pre cut twine or ribbon. So today we decided to create a fun tutorial video. You can follow along with when making up your belly band wedding invitation. This simple guide will show you step by step how to create the perfect belly band.
Have any questions, tips or comments? Let us know in the comments below!
The world of wedding invitations can be a scary place, and there are so many different styles of wedding invitations nowadays. How do you choose? How do you know which style is best for you? Well fear not, we are here today to explain the 5 different types of wedding invitations that we produce here at Ivy Ellen for all you lovely brides and grooms.
The first style we have is postcard wedding invitations. These are a really simple yet modern style of wedding invitation that are fast becoming the most popular style to go for, they are also one of the most budget friendly! Our postcards come in two different designs, a single flat card and mounted postcards. The single card starts from Â£1.20 and the mounted from Â£2.50. Read the rest of this entry »
One of theÂ most popular questions we get asked is how long does the process take? So today we have created for you our wedding invitations timeline! We do have a full run down of your wedding stationery timeline but this one is especially for your wedding invites. Aren’t we good to you?!
Below you will find all the details of our wedding invitations timeline with time frames and explaining the full process – hop you enjoy!
The first step on your wedding invitations timelineÂ is to get looking! Our website is fully interactive and you can see all of our 100+ designs and all of the colours, font and personalisation options available. Take as much time as you need scrolling through and then place a sample request! Your sample invites will be with you within a week. Read the rest of this entry »
One of our most popular designs since it’s release in 2013 has been our London wedding invitations. However this year we have done a little update – London is an evergrowing city and we felt our wonderful wedding invitation should refelect that. We have now added The Shard to our skyline – now one of London’s most popular and iconic bulidings.
The London design is still printed onto our luxurious 300gsm pearlescent board with gloss foiled text. We have a selection of fonts, personalised inserts and matching pearlescent envelopes available too. However the best bit about our London wedding invitations is that they are available in up to 192 different colours! Yes you did read that correctly, 192 different colour choices. Not only can you match these invitations to your colour theme but you can be 100% exact. The price for these London wedding invitations start from just Â£2.25 per invitation. Read the rest of this entry »
E-vites, wedding websites and even facebook groups – however you have thought about sending some paperless wedding invitations here are six reasons why NOT to do it. Now we all know that we of course are biased here, however we believe that these 6 points are 100% valid and brilliant reasons as to why you shouldn’t go paperless for your big day…
1. Are all your family and friends going to be happy accessing your paperless wedding invitations? For example, your grandparents perhaps are not as ‘tech savvy’ as you’d like and you’ll end up having to call them and see whether they have received it, tell them how to respond and see the information. Read the rest of this entry »
If we could give you one piece of wedding stationery advice? Don’t forget to send your wedding thank you cards! Now, the tough part – how do you write them? It may seem like a simple task but many brides and grooms get confused about what you should say to be polite for each type of gift you may or may not have been given. So below we have some top tips and advice for you!
1. They gave you money
If a guest has given you money be sure to not mention the exact amount but do describe how you plan to use the cash. For example…
Dear Auntie Jane and Uncle Simon,
Daniel and I were thrilled with your generous and thoughtful gift. We will put it towards our honeymoon and be sure to think of you when we are sipping Mojitos in Hawaii. Looking forward to seeing you again when we’re home!
Sarah and Daniel
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the majority of your wedding planning you will likely have heard how frustrating it is to get people to RSVP! Many guests may simply open the invitation, stick it on their fridge and then they forget about it until you chase them up. Of course chasing up X amount of wedding guests takes time and is not ideal so close to the big day. So, we have come up with 5 ways to increase your wedding RSVP response rate…
1. Give them options – provide your guests with several options on how to RSVP to you. Include a pre-addresses RSVP card, an email address and your telephone number. By giving them options they should have no excuses such as postage costs, RSVP’s getting ‘lost’ in the post or anything else!
Of course as wedding stationers we love seeing a couple order every wedding stationery item under the sun BUT we know that weddings are very expensive and sometimes saving money on your wedding stationery is a must. So, as the professionals we are here to help advise you on how best to save money on your wedding stationery. Aren’t we just lovely?
Photography by Georgi Mabee – Ivy Ellens Millie Menu Card
So first things first, yes there are couples who completely DIY their wedding stationery but we do feel that you can still save money on your wedding stationery by having it done proffessionaly or at least mostly done! So here are our top tips…
"We are very pleased with our wedding stationery. The quality is superb, and the customer service was outstanding. I can't wait to post my invites out to our family and friends." Mary-Anne, Bournemouth
"Both the invites and the Thank You cards are fantastic – even better than we could have hoped for, thank you very much " - Andrew, London