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If you don’t do etiquette in your daily life, there’s really no need to suddenly start doing it in your wedding invitations. Unless you’re the Queen. Have you ever “requested the pleasure of the company of” any of your friends before? No! Because they’d look at you all weird. Now isn’t the time to start… there’s a billion better ways to word your wedding invites!

Gracefully asking your guests to join you on your wedding day is the goal. Your invitations should make your guests smile (not yawn; not skim read to the best bits) and have them looking forward to your big day. Beautiful design goes a long way – and throwing in some personal touches makes any wedding invite unique and special.


How DIY are you, really? If you’ve felt the pressure to make your own wedding… [fill in the blank with pretty much anything here] – and your fingers aren’t buzzing with craftitude – then I’m here to show you there are plenty of other options out there.

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Yay! wedding invitation by Style & Joy

Contrary to popular belief, making your own wedding invitations won’t necessarily save you money. If you’re photoshopping, printing at home, buying card, trimming, sticking bits on, tying with ribbon etc. you will be spending more than you think and fizzling time away as if you were never that bothered about having a social life in the first place 😉


Seeing all of your table plans fascinates me: I’ve already decided I’d be on the Prodigy table for this one… although the choice is fantastic! Nonetheless today’s is a celebration where music really mattered, and it sounds as though the band playing at Stacey and Roger’s festival wedding outshone any of the famous names on the table plan! Today’s is a fab theme, and a gorgeous autumn wedding: I hope you love it as much as I do!

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