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Rain On Your Wedding Day? No Problem!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

You can’t control mother nature – but you can control how you deal with it! Rain on your wedding day might seem like the end of the world but we can 100% assure you that it is not! Some of the most stunning photographs we have come across while blogging weddings have been ones where it is pouring down with rain. So today we wanted to chat a little bit about how to deal with unfortunate weather and how to make the best of it…

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Okay so the first thing you need to do is make sure you have a backup plan for anything that is planned outdoors. For example your ceremony location should either have an indoor alternative that you can use or some kind of shelter should be available. For example if you’re planning to tie the knot in the middle of a field – perhaps a gazebo or even plenty of large umbrellas would be a great way to save the day. Rain on your wedding day does not have to spell disaster! Read the rest of this entry »


How To Create A Wonderful Woodland Wedding Theme

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Wedding statistics for 2017 are showing us that one of the most popular themes for the big day is a woodland wedding. So naturally we thought to ourselves – why don’t we have a blog about wonderful woodland weddings and how to create them?

woodland wedding

A woodland wedding can come in many different variaties such as whimsical, botanical and eco-friendly. Today we would like to show you a few options we have found that would make your woodland wedding really come to life.

Of course we are going start off with one of our own wedding stationery designs. Fauna was created by Ivy Ellen’s own Stephanie Miller, with details from floral paintings by artist Jo Corner. The stationery is printed on 50% recycled flecked 350gsm board. This floral stag wedding stationery range is perfect for a rustic woodland wedding day. Fauna is available in a full selection of wedding stationery items including: Save the Date, RSVP cards, Menu, Order of Service, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards.

You can find Fauna from £1.95 right here: Fauna Wedding Stationery Collection

woodland wedding - Fauna

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Offer of the Month: Wedding Place Cards – Free Printed Guest Names

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Free printed guest names on your wedding place cards? Yes that’s right – we want to save you not only money but the stress of hand writing all your guest names! Aren’t we lovely?

Place cards enable guests to find their seat at the wedding reception. Most people choose to do this to make it is easier than everyone scrambling to sit next each other (or maybe you want to keep some guests apart!). A great idea, if you have the time, is to also write your guests menu choices in brief on the inside of their place card. For example Kathy – and then on the inside… Prawn, Chicken & Brownie. This is another handy reminder for your guests and stops anyone saying ‘I didn’t order that’ to the poor confused waitress. Why not check out our place cards online.

All you have to do is order any of our wedding place cards and we will print all your guest names, for free!

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We have over one hundred different stationery designs that all have place cards available! Whether you’re looking for something classic and simple or fun and cute – like these Bunnies place cards. Simply email us your order to hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200 and we will discount the price if these guest names for you.

wedding place cards

Below is the link to a blog that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Wedding Stationery: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?
We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x


6 Cinderella Worthy Highstreet Wedding Shoes

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Today we’re discussing highstreet wedding shoes, because we don’t all have a fairy godmother to magic up some glasses slippers! Many ‘higher end’ wedding shoe suppliers can be a tad on the pricey side, whereas these wonderful highstreet wedding shoes look just as fabulous for just a fraction of the cost! Highstreet wedding shoes can range from £150 right down to £15, so whatever your budget I’m sure we can help you find the right glass slipper for the big day…

Highstreet Wedding Shoes

Your wedding day shoes should be beautiful, stunning and most importantly comfortable! Many brides will even opt for a high heel during the ceremony and then switch to flats for the reception so we will give you an option or two of those aswell!

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Offer of the Month: 15% Off Table Plans

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Okay let us start by apologising – we are a tad late on the offer of the month blog post! However this month we are offering you 15% OFF all table plans!

Is your wedding fast approaching? Time to get that table plan sorted!

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All of our table plans come fully assembled in a beautiful swept frame. We also offer the choice of a gold, ivory or white frame along with your choice of wedding stationery design.

If you’d like to save money on your table plan then all you have to do is enter the discount code MAYPLAN at the checkout stage online. You can also email us at hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200.

table plans offer

<<SEE THE MAJORITY OF OUR TABLE PLANS HERE>>

*If you don’t see the design you want please do let us know!

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

Wedding Stationery: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?
We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x


Royal Wedding Day Inspiration – A Right Royal Affair

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

As many of you will know there was a *sort of* royal wedding this last weekend! Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wed her long term boyfriend James Matthews. The ceremony was held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. Of course the Duchess herself along with Prince William were both in attendance and keeping an eye on flower girl Princess Charlotte and page boy Prince George. After enjoying a wonderful champagne ­reception at Englefield House, guests then reassembled at Bucklebury village hall for security checks before being ushered to the Middleton family home for the evening festivities. A few pictures have been released of the wedding events and we just ADORE the classic and timeless theme. Of course William & Kate also chose a very elegant and classic wedding theme – so we figured lets get a little royal wedding inspiration…

Of course first is the dress. Both Catherine and Pippa chose very elegant and modest wedding dresses for the ceremony and a more modern and sleek style for the evening celebrations. Both formal dresses were embellished with stunning lace details, a sweeping veil and long train. Pippa’s gown was a custom-made, lace Giles Deacon design, which reportedly cost fourty thousand pounds. Kate wore a stunning gown by Alexander McQueen, which cost more than four-hundred thousand pounds.

royal wedding - the brides

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Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Today we’re discussing wedding thank you card etiquette! We have made a brand new video for dedicated to this subject in our series of Youtube vlogs for wedding planning and advice, however we thought youmight also like to read all about it too.

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and part of what makes that day so special is being able to share it with your friends and family. Sending a wedding thank you card is a personal and proper way to thank your guests for not only their attendance but also their generosity in the gifts they give you.  So here are some pointers…

Be personal – Your guests would have put a lot of thought into your gift and how they presented themselves on the day. So make sure that you return the favour by mentioning how much you loved seeing them on the day and thank them specifically for their gift.

Send ASAP – Make sure you send yourguest their  wedding thank you card as soon as possible. Settling down as a newlyweds can be a busy time but it will make your guests feels really appreciated if you can send them within 2 months of the big day. Read the rest of this entry »


Wedding Planning – Top 5 Ed Sheeran First Dance Songs

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

There is no point trying to deny it, there are many good choices for Ed Sheeran first dance songs. The majority of his music is soft, romantic and oh so sweet. Of course this is no exception for his latest album release. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months you probably will have noticed that the new Ed Sheeran album is EVERYWHERE! Of course as someone who works in the wedding industry I can’t help but listen to songs and wonder how many people had this is as their first dance music, or even to walk down the aisle.

ed sheeran first dance song

So for a little bit of fun, in no particular order, I have put together the top 5 Ed Sheeran first dance songs, enjoy!

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Wedding Flower Displays with The Blossom Company

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Today we have the lovely Izabella from The Blossom Company here with us to discuss wedding flower displays. I met Izabella whilst blogging at The National Wedding Show back in February. I of course fell in LOVE with the stunning floral arch on display! So much so that I felt the need to share it with all you wonderful brides and grooms. So I conducted a quick interview about The Blossom Company, and here are the results…

floral arch - wedding flower displays

What is your favourite piece that you have created for a wedding?

That would definitely have to be the Marie Antoinette floral arch, it is just such an extreme statement piece to have for your wedding day, and it is very unique. I believe it’s really beautiful and adds that extra glamour to the big day.

The floral arch starts from around £500 to hire however this can vary if you are ordering a larger or smaller package deal. You can also ask for different colour or varieties of flower to match your wedding day theme/look.

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Offer of the Month: 10% Off On the Day Wedding Stationery

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Is it really April?! As we head into another month of 2017 we are of course offering a new discount -10% off on the day wedding stationery! Is your summer wedding on the horizon? Order your on the day wedding stationery items now – there is 10% off all; Menu Cards, Order of Service, Table Numbers, Place Cards and even Table Plans!

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If you’d like to save money on your on the day wedding stationery items then all you have to do is enter the discount code OTD10 at the checkout stage online. You can also email us at hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200.

on the day wedding stationery

<< SEE ALL OF OUR ON THE DAY WEDDING STATIONERY ITEMS HERE >>

 

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

Wedding Stationery: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?
We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x