Wedding Stationery Advice

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 »

Ivy Ellen’s Top 5 Luxury Wedding Invitations

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Luxury wedding invitations are some of the most beautiful options on the wedding stationery market. However so many of them come with quite a hefty price tag attached.  Here at Ivy Ellen we pride ourselves on creating stunning and unique luxury wedding invitations at an affordable price. Ranging from colourful and modern to classic and traditonal – our luxury wedding invitations come in all shapes and sizes.

Let’s see our top 5 Luxury Wedding Invitations


vintage floral - luxury wedding invitations

Our first one is our Vintage Floral wedding invitation. One of our most popualar wedding ststainery collections the design was created around a stunning hand painted artwork. Each wedding invitation is hand embellished with six genuine Swarovski crystals and then metallic gloss foiled text is added in either gloss gold or silver. These floral wedding invitations wouldbe perfect for a country garden wedding or even a great gatsby 1920’s inspired theme. These floral luxury wedding invitations start from £3.70 and have a full rnage of ststaionery items avaibale such as RSVP cards and on the day stationery. Read the rest of this entry »

The DIY Wedding Invitation Workshop – NWS2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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!

dig-brides DIY Wedding Invitation

The DIY workshop area was beautifully decorated by the team at Shropshire Petals 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.

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Ivy Ellen’s Top 5 Vintage Wedding Invitations

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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.

Vintage Floral wedding invitation - 10 HRes

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 1920’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 £3.70 Read the rest of this entry »

How To Create A Belly Band Wedding Invitation

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

In 2014 we brought out  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!

See all our belly band wedding invitation designs here >> Belly Band Wedding Invitations

For more wedding stationery tips see: 5 Tips To Increase Your RSVP Response Rate

The 5 Styles of Wedding Invitations at Ivy Ellen

Friday, July 8th, 2016

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 £1.20 and the mounted from £2.50. Read the rest of this entry »

Ordering Your Wedding Invitations Timeline

Monday, May 16th, 2016

One of the 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!

Print - Wedding Invitations Timeline

The first step on your wedding invitations timeline 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 »

Ivy Ellen Update: London Wedding Invitations

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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 £2.25 per invitation. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Reasons NOT To Go For Paperless Wedding Invitations

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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 »

How To Write Your Wedding Thank You Cards

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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

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