You & Your Wedding Magazine

I am soooooo excited to be mentioned in this month’s edition of You & Your Wedding Magazine!

I knew that it MIGHT be happening, but I expected a tiny little name mention at the end of the article. I DID NOT expect to be mentioned as part of ‘The Dream Team’ and to have a photo of my Indian Wedding Programme included. Hazzah!

I bought copies and copies of this magazine when I was getting married, I love just looking at the beautiful pictures. To be mentioned in the magazine is just amazing.

Big thanks goes to Rav and Roz for having such a beautiful wedding and for including letting me be a part of the planning.

Vintage Military Wedding

Back in January of this year I produced some bespoke Vintage Telegram Wedding Invitations for the lovely Jess and Charlie.

They got married recently! Hurrah! And I am so pleased that they asked me to produce their wedding stationery.

It has been so much fun to design, and a lot of research has gone in to the finer details (who knew there were so many military planes out there??). Charlie is in the RAF and the couple wanted their wedding theme to reflect his career and their lifestyle.

This is by far one of my favourite projects ever, and I am so happy with the results.

The couple wanted a menu and a place name for everyone of their guests, so to save on cost, I produced the Menu Ration Book. Each book was personalised with the guests name. And inside – details of the menu, a special RAF Port rules section, and details of the events of the day. I just love it, and they look fantastic.

The table plan includes the recognisable Lord Kitchner and each table is marked with a military plane silhouette.

To purchase the Vintage Wedding Set for yourselves, please visit my website for details on prices x

Vintage Telegram Invitations

It has been soooo long since I have posted anything on any social media platform, what with Christmas and being super busy working on new projects.

So let’s rectify this and start off with a recent wedding project.

This lovely couple are in love with the vintage era, the Groom-to-be is in the RAF, and they wanted their invitations to reflect this.

This is the final result. I am absolutely in love with them!

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Using Social Media for your Wedding

We all know that social media appears to have taken over the world, we use it everyday – scrolling through page after page to keep in touch with friends, work, catching up on news and now we are even using it for weddings.

I have seen a huge increase in clients asking for social media details to be included on their wedding stationery. It’s a fantastic way to keep your guests updated on details, and to showcase your special day.

So, how can we use social media to make our special day that little bit more spectacular?

Research your Themes

Obviously this is a given. What bride or groom doesn’t head straight to the internet to research ideas. Ask for recommendations on Facebook. Scroll through Pinterest and create a wedding board, or two, or as many as like; one for each element of your wedding (dress, flowers, invitations, food… ). Remember to make these private if you don’t want ‘Sharon’ down the road stealing your ideas!

Group Chat

Set up a private Facebook group with your wedding guests, for your bridesmaids or family – you can have as many as you like. It’s a great way to keep everyone updated of any alterations, or additional details they might need to know, without going to the hassle of trying to contact everyone individually. Obviously there will be those that don’t use Facebook, but this will lighten the load for you slightly.

It’s also a great place for everyone to share photos of the run up to the wedding and of the big day. If you’re not a fan of Facebook then set up a WhatsApp group, but do be prepared for your phone to beep constantly.

Celebrate your Big Day with a Hashtag

This is huge right now. With the popularity of Instagram and Twitter forever growing, bride and grooms are all choosing to add a hashtag to their stationery.

Excite your guests with images of the run up to the wedding and your planning journey. And after the big day sit back and enjoy as people post photos of the fun they had (you will be busy and you may not get to see what everyone is up to).

Do remember to set some guidelines though. Brief your ushers and bridesmaids about what you do and don’t want so that they can keep an eye on guests and enforce the ‘rules’. You may want to be posting photos from the minute you wake up, or you may want certain moments to remain private, make sure that everyone knows and don’t forget to advise your guests not to be snapping and tweeting throughout the ceremony!

Pick a hashtag that is personal to you. Do a search before hand to check that it isn’t already being overused. Hashtags like #ourwedding or #we’regettingmarried will leave you scrolling through photo after photo of couples you don’t know. Try amalgamating your names or adding a date. Just don’t make it too long, you want your guests to be able to type it in quickly and correctly.

Feeling a Little Apprehensive?

If you really want social media to be involved in your wedding day, but are a little cautious about images that may appear of you (let’s be honest, there will definitely be a photo of you looking gormless into space, or chomping down on a piece of cake), then bump up your privacy settings on sites like Facebook. This way you can control which photos do and which don’t appear on your profile.

Make your day a celebration and get everyone involved!