Is it just me or is everyone suddenly happier when the sun comes out? It’s been such a gorgeous week and I can’t wait for a lovely sunny weekend. And being full of good spirits I have made up an exclusive offer for you gorgeous readers!

10% off your wedding place names – all colours, all styles!

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Photo credit Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

I spent a big part of this week adding my full collection of wedding heart tags to my Etsy shop – I think there were about 80 photos to take, upload and describe on Wednesday! (And all that lovely sunshine beckoning from the other side of my laptop…)

calligraphy discount code

My online shop is now fully stocked and brides and grooms around the world* can buy place name hearts in every colour under the sun! Readers of the English Wedding Blog, being more attractive, clever and nicer people than everyone else, can also claim a 10% discount on every order over £50. Woohoo!

*I shipped my first calligraphy tags to Australia this spring! Happy days 🙂


Hello everyone! I hope the weather is treating you kindly… for a moment there I thought February was going to be spring-like – but no. It’s freezing here! My crafting fingers are safely tucked away in fingerless gloves so it’s lucky I have Katie from Artyard Handmade to bring you a bit of genius wedding DIY on the blog today – and I know you’ll love her guest post. Glue and scissors at the ready everyone (or bookmark the page for later!) Enjoy. Claire xxx

wedding place card craft ideas by Artyard

Wedding place card craft ideas by Artyard

Wedding place cards with a handmade touch

Anything handmade takes time. That’s part of the charm. When it comes time to do the place cards for your reception, using plain place cards is an easy way to set the table but if you’re after something special with a handmade touch get your girlfriends together for an evening of crafting. You’ll need scissors, glue and some pretty papers to match your theme or even just pages from old books. Here are a few ideas to get you started.