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Wedding stationery – spelt with an ‘e’, folks – can be a labour of love, a crafter’s delight or a daunting challenge if you plan to create your very own design from scratch. But we have the answer – with lovely printables from Brighton-based Connie & Joan.  They’re super sweet, perfectly on trend and designed to make your wedding stationery-making days easier!

Connie & Joan‘s wedding stationery printable templates are aimed at making weddings more affordable. They’ve helped hundreds of brides and grooms around the world with wedding stationery items, including invitations, RSVPs, guest enclosures, place cards, table numbers, thank you cards, menus, order of service, signage, table plans, gift tags and other items.

Connie & Joan are designer Lizzie’s two beloved grandmothers, the inspiration behind the name of this wonderful online wedding stationery brand. Lizzie is based in Brighton and sells her printable wedding invitation templates worldwide.

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Hello everyone! Have you bought, made or booked your wedding invitations yet? I have some inspiration here for you this morning which should help you pick the perfect invitation for any theme, courtesy of the lovely Matt and Lisa Price at Olivia Samuel.

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Olivia Samuel promises to provide high quality products at competitive prices and takes pride in every item produced. They want their customers to be as passionate about their wedding stationery products as they are – and with consistent quality, comfortable pricing and beautiful design throughout each collection, their dedication to their family business shines through.

I’d always urge couples to buy from independent businesses and to support British designers when buying wedding stationery – and with Olivia Samuel you really can’t go wrong. Here are ten of their pretty wedding invitations for 2014’s most popular wedding styles and themes. Buy online at www.oliviasamuel.co.uk

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If there’s one thing I hear from brides and grooms more than anything else, it’s that they’re looking for something “just a bit different” for their wedding. Everyone likes to show a bit of personality or have something as a talking point – so how do you find something different which is still classy, elegant and won’t upset your Nan?

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You don’t need to think outside the box. You need to think: box.

Specifically, think about boxed wedding invites or scroll invitations for your wedding – they’re gorgeous, and just different enough to get people talking about your big day.

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scroll wedding invite (2)All of these scroll invitations are timeless classics, elegant and beautifully made. They’d fit with an elegant vintage wedding theme and can be adapted to suit any colour theme.

Wedding invitation designer Julie from Carol Miller Designs near Chester has been creating these little beauties for years and sells hundreds every year. To find out more about the scroll invitation designs and options read Julie’s blog post Scroll Wedding Invitations.
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wedding invitation ideas for summer
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wedding invitation ideas for summerOn Friday I asked wedding invitation designers from all over the UK to share their best bright and summery invites with English Wedding blog. A cold and frosty day turned into a little ray of sunshine for me as lots of talented designers joined in to showcase wedding invitations with a cheerful spring and summer feel to them.

A new feature on English Wedding blog

This will become a regular feature because it gives you lovely readers out there a chance to see lots of new and exciting designs and ideas, all in one place.

(I’m thinking next time I might look for jewellery and accessories on a theme… if you have a theme, season or style in mind, give me a shout and I’ll ask for ideas for your theme!)

Do pop over to the English Wedding Showcase to see the summery wedding invitations in glorious technicolour (by which I mean: bigger. They also have descriptions and more info from the designers over there). In the meantime, here’s a round up of all the designs shared: two wedding inspiration boards with all the supplier information below each one.

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wedding invitation idea eco friendlyI wonder how many of you brides and grooms out there started the month a day or two ago with a resounding rallying cry of, “Right!” If you’re marrying in 2012, it’s time to get stuck into your planning, and especially time to think about wedding invitations. And if my inbox is anything to go by, plenty of you are investigating your options for stationery already! So I welcomed this guest blog post from Confetti with open arms. I hope you find it useful!

This article is supplied by Confetti.co.uk. To see their range of wedding stationery, visit www.confetti.co.uk/wedding-stationery/

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Ok, you’ve set the date, what’s next? Well, this is where it starts to get really exciting. This is your chance to tell the world, (or your friends and family at least) by inviting them to the big day! Your wedding stationery is the first glimpse your guests will get of your wedding day style, so it’s important to make a good first impression.

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