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Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to all my past and present couples.

Congratulations to all lucky the couples that got engaged over Christmas and New Year.

With Christmas behind us, let the planning begin.

How far are you with your wedding planning? There are lots of lovely wedding blogs out there to help you with planning your dream day. One I especially like is http://english-wedding.com/ great blog to follow. There is so much information to help with your wedding planning.

Venue booked, you have your date, so what’s next?

I get many wedding invitation sample orders in January. What is the top colour scheme for 2013? Purple is still very popular next year so is red, aqua and gold. Often the colour scheme will change. You have vision of your big day only to find something you wanted doesn’t exist in the shade you wanted or the bridesmaids don’t look good in the intended colour. Remember you won’t get everything to match exactly as it’s not possible but you can add a contrast colour so that everything ties in with what you want.

Wedding Invitation Scrolls

When do you order your wedding stationery?

Most brides order their wedding stationery 6 – 9  months before the wedding, but it’s a good idea to start looking around before this. You may want to see a sample of the invitation in your colours. Is it available in other colour schemes? Is there a minimum order? When will I receive them?

A lot of good wedding stationers get booked up really early in the year. You may make and enquiry then go back 3 months later to find they can’t fit you in.

When I get an enquiry there are questions I need to ask.

1. Which invitation are you interested in.

2. What is your colour scheme.

3. Approx how many invitations.

4. Is it the same invitation for the evening guests.

5. When do you want to receive them.  (important)

6. Will you be wanting stationery for your wedding day i.e Seating plan, place cards, table cards etc.

With this information I can usually answer everything in one email. Remember to think carefully about when you want to receive your invitations. Many times I book a slot for a bride. a few months later I get an email to ask for them earlier, by that time, I’ve usually given the slot to another bride so it can be really difficult in busy times to move the date. When you make an enquiry try to include as much information as possible.

If you would like to make an enquiry please visit my web site where you will find a gallery of wedding invitations and much more www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

Purple Butterfly Wedding Invitation

When should I send out wedding invitations?

I normally suggest 4-6  months before the wedding date especially if it’s a summer wedding. A lot of your guests will be planning their summer holidays.  Your venue will want numbers about 8 weeks before the wedding so it’s a good idea to send them out early enough giving your guests time to reply. I make a lot of wedding invitations that contain an RSVP but you would be surprised how many times I can’t start a seating plan even 4 weeks before a wedding because the couple are still awaiting replies.

Wedding Invitation Scroll

Wedding Invitation Scroll

What do I need to include in the wedding invitation?

Apart from the usual wedding details some couples like to add an RSVP insert for their guest to return. It doesn’t mean your guest will reply any sooner, but it is a good idea to add an RSVP date. This should prompt your guests to send back a reply. Some couples like to add a menu choice to their wedding invitation as a  lot of venues these days want to know what meals will be chosen well before your wedding date. I have been asked for maps but to be honest most people own a sat nav so there shouldn’t be any problems, unless of course it’s a new build. As long as the postcode is on the insert everything should be fine. Always remember if you are going to pack out your invitation with all the extra inserts take them to the post office to be weighed. A lot of invitations never arrive because of insufficient postage. The Post Office will leave your guest a card to collect with an extortionate fee to pay!

There are a number of different types of wedding invitations that can provide all this extra information

Wedding scroll invitations, pocketfold style wedding invitations and cheque book style wedding invitation. These type of invitations can be made to accommodate all the extra details.

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crystal flower cheque book

I have seen a wedding invitation I like, but it’s not in my colour scheme

Make an enquiry.

Most of my wedding invitations can be matched to 50 colour schemes. Just because the colour isn’t shown it doesn’t mean it’s not available. I have invitations that I have made in many colours not all are on my web site as it will slow down my pages. I’m happy to send the photos by email or even put on to my web site should someone want to see the design in their chosen colour.

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I have an idea what I want but can’t find it

Make an enquiry.

Many times I get emails. A couple have an idea what they want, but can’t find it. It’s easier if you make an initial enquiry. I often ask a bride to call me to discuss their ideas. If a new colour scheme is available it doesn’t always mean everything else is. If you speak to your stationer they will know if the idea you have, will also be available for your ‘on the day stationery’ i.e wedding seating plan, place cards etc. A couple of years ago I was able to find some purple butterflies which have proved very popular, unfortunately they are not available in coral. I wish it was that simple. your stationer will be able to discuss the options that are possible.

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I haven’t yet decided on a colour scheme for my wedding

No problem. A lot of brides make enquiries but the colour scheme is not yet set in stone.

Most designs can be adapted to suit your final decision. I once had a wedding order. The bride ordered my ‘Ellie’ wedding scroll in ivory and champagne. We had spoken a number of times on the telephone. She had a different scheme for the day, but no one knew, not even the groom! I knew that on the day everything was Lavender. The invitations were sent out, but the seating plan, place cards, guest book etc had a lavender rose rather than an ivory one that was on the original invitation. You don’t have to stick to the colour you originally chose for your invitations.

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I may decide to have a different colour scheme on the day

This isn’t a problem. When an initial booking is made the colour scheme is usually decided for the wedding invitations. Many couples want something different for the actual day. I had a couple last year. They had champagne ivory ‘Megan’ for the invitations. It was to be the same for the day. They were quite local and decided to collect one Sunday afternoon. They had gone on a shopping spree just before they came to me. By chance the groom ran back to the car to show me their teal centrepieces.They were gorgeous, I said, ‘why don’t you have ivory and teal then for the day? They both looked at me as though I’d said, ‘I’ll pay for the whole of your wedding’ ( I didn’t by the way) I got out my teal ribbons which were a good match. They were thrilled, so was I that I’d made them so happy. That was so easy they didn’t realise they only had to ask. Wedding stationers will make anything to accommodate your ideas. Believe me I get just as excited as you, planning your table stationery.

I hope this post answers some of the questions you may have. If there is anything you would like to know, feel free to drop me an email carolmillerdesign@btinternet.com

Please join us on facebook where we post regular updates of our products.

Until next time Julie xx

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Personalised Wedding Stationery – Lilac Colour Scheme

Wedding Stationery in lilac

Lilac is a lovely colour scheme and is popular for 2013. I really like this scheme especially when it’s

coordinated with cadbury’s purple. Here are a few stationery items with a lilac theme.

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Civil Ceremony Invitation – Rapture

This wedding invitation is unusual and modern. A little acetate tag hangs form the middle of the card with the saying “Love is ………When reality is better than your dreams” with the name of the couple and their wedding date.

Base card can be white, ivory or cream. This design can be made in over 50 different colour schemes. Other quotes available. Perfect for a civil ceremony.

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Butterfly Wedding Invitation – Jessica

This is one of our most popular wedding invitations apart from the wedding invitation scrolls we make. A simple pretty design. A beautiful organza ribbon with pearlised butterflies and swarovski crystals make this a stunning invitation. This design can be made in any colour scheme. This is a very popular design for 2013. The base card comes in white, ivory or cream. Butterflies can be made to match the ribbon or mix and match. The choice is yours.

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Wedding Invitation Scroll – Megan

This beautiful wedding invitation scroll is made with a pearl ivory scroll box and lilac satin ribbons. Perfect for any venue. Truly a statement invitation.

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Wedding Invitation – Love Hearts

Lilac and silver double heart wedding invitations. Card style invitations made for a couple of mine. They ordered wedding scrolls for the wedding reception but needed to cut the budget for the evening reception. I made these invitations keeping with the same colour scheme and heart theme.

There is a matching card style invitation to match all of our wedding scroll designs

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Wedding Seating Plan – Lilac Butterfly Theme

Wedding seating plan with lilac tables and butterflies. Trimmed with lilac satin ribbon and swarovski crystals. Can be made to match any colour scheme.

You will find more colour schemes on our web site www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

or visit our facebook page  Carol Miller Designs where you will find a gallery of designs.

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Wedding Post Box and matching Wedding Guest Book

A heart themed wedding post box and guest book. Wedding post boxes come in many designs and colour schemes. Please visit www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk for more designs.

A wedding post box is an ideal place for your guests to securely leave their monetary gifts. Place on a table along with your wedding guest book. As your guests arrive they can deposit cards and sign your guest book.

Wedding Pholtograph Album

Wedding Photograph Album – Lilac and Purple Heart theme

Wedding photograph album with a lilac and purple heart theme. These colours look lovely together.

Below is the matching wedding guest book

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Wedding Guest Book – Lilac and Purple Heart theme

Some ideas if you are thinking of having a lilac theme. Lilac also goes well with navy blue and many other colours. We offer a free bespoke service. If there is something you like on the site but can’t see the colour, please get in touch with Julie carolmillerdesign@btinternet.com

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2013.

Until next time. Keep warm

Julie x

Personalised Wedding Stationery – Black Colour Scheme

Black is such a lovely colour scheme for a wedding. It’s crisp and clean. It looks stunning especially in photographs and venue dressing.

This week I have been making wedding invitation scrolls in black and white with a red rose.

Wedding Invitations in Black and White

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wedding scroll invitation

This scroll wedding invitation ‘Ellie’ has an ice white pearlescent scroll box and matching pearlescent paper for the insert. The scroll band consists of satin ribbons, swarovski crystals, a mulberry rose and feather. The wedding invitation design can be made in 50 different colours ways. It’s a simple but striking design.

This design and colour scheme can also be made with a black scroll box

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wedding invitation scroll

Wedding Invitation Scrolls can sometimes work out expensive if you need  a lot of invitations.

At Carol Miller Designs we can make a card style matching invitation which is less expensive but just as pretty.

wedding invitation black and white with red rose www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

This card style invitation is a less expensive choice for your evening reception.

The design can be made in 50 different colour schemes.

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Wedding Invitation Splendour

A beautiful personalised  tri fold wedding invitation which comes with an RSVP reply card. The base card is available in white, ivory or cream. The invitation is personalised with your name and date of the wedding.

This wedding invitation comes with its own reply card that slots into a little pocket on the inside of the card. Pearlescent hearts placed on a meandering wire, tied with a matching ribbon makes this invitation a stunning introduction to your wedding day. This design can be made to match any colour scheme. Samples are available on request

www.carolmillerdesign.co.uk

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Wedding Invitation ‘Daisy’

Stylish and modern. Daisy comes in a linen effect card which is available in white or ivory. Black and white ribbons mounted with diamante daisies make this a beautiful invitation for the modern wedding. This invitation can be made in any colour scheme. Join our facebook page where you will find many different colour schemes.

Wedding Post Box and Camera Box in black and white

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Wedding post box with a matching camera box. A place for your guests to deposit disposable cameras.

Wedding Favours

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These wedding favour wallets contain a lottery ticket. They double up as a place setting ad can be made to match any colour scheme.

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Wedding Seating Plan, Table Cards and Table Stationery in black.

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Wedding seating plan in black and white with silver butterflies

 

 

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Wedding Table Names with matching Place Cards

Black and white with silver satin hearts.

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Wedding table name, menu and place cards in black and cream.

ivory black megan guest book

If you would like to enquire about any of our products please visit www.carolmillerdesign.co.uk

If you have any questions regarding colour schemes etc we’d be only too happy to help please feel free to email Julie  carolmillerdesign@btinternet.com

or alternatively call Julie on 01244 659593

Personalised Wedding Stationery – Purple Theme

Personalised Wedding Stationery with a purple colour scheme

This week I’d like to feature ‘purple’ wedding stationery. Purple has proved to be very popular this year. It seems it will continue in 2013.

Wedding Invitation – Lottie

wedding invitation in purple

This invitation can be made in a variety of colourways. The base card is available in a white, ivory or cream linen textured finish. It incorporates a satin ribbon with a diamante rhinestone square buckle. The lower part of the card is trimmed with a lace style paper.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Grace

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This wedding invitation scroll comes in many colourways. The band consists of a lace design paper, matching contrasting satin ribbon and a beautiful tiny diamante square buckle. The design is carried through to the box front. The insert is printed on a pearlescent paper and comes with a matching RSVP insert. A real statement invitation.

Wedding Invitation – Jessica

Purple Butterfly Wedding Invitation

This square style card invitation is very popular. It can be made in 50 colourways. Three butterflies with a swarovski crystal trail make this invitation simple but stylish. The invitation is finished with a matching organza sheer ribbon.

Wedding Invitation – Splendour

wedding invitation with purple hearts

This tri fold wedding invitation comes with it’s own reply card that slots inside a little pocket on the inside of the card. Hearts placed on a meandering wire, tied with matching satin ribbon makes this invitation a stunning introduction to your wedding day.

Wedding Seating Plan – Purple

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Wedding seating plan in purple with silver hearts and heart shaped diamantes

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Wedding seating plan in purple with butterflies and swarovski crystals

Wedding Table Cards and Place Cards

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Wedding table numbers in purple with silver satin hearts

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Wedding table names with purple butterflies and crystals

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Wedding Post Box & Guest Book in Purple

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wedding guest book in purple

All designs shown can be made to match any colours scheme. There are more colour options on our website

www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk or join our facebook page Carol Miller Designs

Scroll Wedding Invitations part 2

Scroll Wedding Invitations

I would like to showcase some more of my Wedding Scroll Invitation designs.

Wedding Scroll Invitation – Imogen

This is one of my latest designs and a personal favourite of mine.

I love anything that sparkles and this really does sparkle.

Wedding Scroll Invitation – Imogen in Navy and White

This beautiful photograph of Imogen Wedding Invitation Scroll was photographed by Yvonne at White Gold Images

www.whitegoldimages.co.uk

I had the pleasure to meet Yvonne in February when she came up north for a photo shoot.

 I met her  through Twitter. She came up with Joyce from www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk ( a wonderful make up artist)

I was telling Yvonne how I struggle with photographs. I can’t catch the details.

Well, that’s why she is a photographer and I’m not! She has a gift, sadly I don’t posses.

She gave me some tips. I did try, but really I thought, ‘leave it to the experts’

Yvonne recently took some photographs for me that will be featured for a brochure.

It’s for Double Tree Hilton in Chester. www.doubletree.hilton.co.uk/chester

I can’t wait to see the pics and maybe one day I’ll get to meet the gorgeous

Marco Pierre White who has a restaurant there.

She also blogged the scrolls on her own site. She wrote some very kind words indeed.

Here’s what she wrote ……….

http://www.whitegoldimages.co.uk/carol-miller-designs-wedding-stationery-photoshoot/

Close up shot of Wedding Invitation Scroll – Imogen

Yvonne has really captured the detail in this photo.

Wedding Scroll Invitation – Imogen in Pearl White & Red

Wedding Invitation Scroll Imogen in Rose Pink & White

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Melissa

 This is a very popular scroll because it incorporates a butterfly. Butterflies are always popular for wedding themes. This wedding invitation scroll can be made in any colour scheme.

The invitation band is made with 2 contrasting satin ribbons. The butterfly is handmade, the antennae is made with wire and tiny seed beads. There is a Swarovski crystal trail.  Scroll boxes come in almost any colour and there’s a choice of either matt or pearlescent finish. The actual invite is printed on a white butterfly vellum paper.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Melissa in Pearl White

A lot of brides don’t want to write on the insert. I can print the names of your guests for a small charge.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Melissa in Black and Turquoise

It’s surprising how different Wedding Invitation Scrolls can look when you change the colour scheme. I like this one as I love turquoise.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Summer

This design is very pretty and perfect for a summer wedding. The band incorporates 2 satin ribbons, swarovski crystals and a gerbera flower with a centre diamante. The flowers come in a variety of colours including burgundy, ivory, white & black.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Baby Blue Gerbera – Summer

This design also looks good in bold colours too.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Fuchsia and Turquoise Gerbera – Summer

Wedding Invitation Scroll Turquoise Fuchsia Gerbera – Summer

This design is simple but fun. The insert is printed on a beautiful ice white pearlescent paper.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Pale Pink Gerbera – Summer

Well that 3 more wedding invitation scrolls featured. I still have more to showcase. If you would like to see a particular design in your wedding theme colours drop me an email and I’ll showcase one for you.

Don’t forget to visit the sites I mentioned.

http://www.whitegoldimages.co.uk

http://www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

http://www.doubletree.hilton.co.uk/chester

Please feel free to comment on my blog. You can also find me on Facebook – Carol Miller Designs where I regularly add new designs and colours.

You can visit my website for a wide range of wedding invitations and matching accessories

www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

Keepsake / Memory Boxes

Personalised Wedding  Keepsake Box

Over the last month I’ve made a lot of Personalised Wedding Keepsake Boxes. A make a lot for wedding presents. I can also add a little message on the inside lid  if it for a gift.

These boxes are ideal to store all the  memories from your special day. A place to keep anything from your wedding invitation to your table stationery. I do get asked after the event to make up another place card, table card, menu etc as most guests take everything home.

Wedding Keepsake Box – Heart Designs

Wedding Keepsake Box with matching Wedding Certificate Holder

All keepsake boxes are personalised with the name of the bride & groom and their wedding date.

Dusty Pink Splendour Design

It’s a lovely gift idea as most brides buy these after their wedding day. All boxes can be tailored to suit any colour scheme. If you are unsure of the colour it’s always best to go for a neutral shade like white or ivory.

 

 

Wedding Keepsake Box – Butterfly Design

White Butterfly

Butterflies are by far the most popular design.

Purple Butterfly

 

Keepsake / Memory Boxes for any occasion

Memory boxes can be made for almost any occasion. I make memory boxes for Weddings, Engagements, Babies & Anniversaries.

I even make pet keepsake boxes.

Engagement Keepsake Box

Memory boxes come in a range of colours.

They can be personalised to match any colour scheme.

Hen Night Memory Box

 

 

Ruby Wedding Memory Box

 

If you would like to order a personalised memory box please visit my web site www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk  where you will find a gallery of many designs and colour schemes. We also have a gallery on our facebook page.

 

Wedding Keepsake Box – Floral Design

Gerbera Design

 

Lilies

Memory Boxes with poems

Wedding Keepsake Box

Memory boxes can be made with any poem or message of your choice.

Wedding Keepsake Box

Keepsake Box for New Baby

Keepsake Box for New Baby Girl

Keepsake Box for Baby Boy

 

 

Keepsake Box for New Baby

 

And finally

I made this box for my special girl Kira. We keep all her photos, first puppy  collar, pedigree papers, vet booster card etc in it.

Pet Keepsake Box

I would love you to join me on my facebook page which is updated at least twice a week.

Personalised Wedding Photograph Albums

Personalised Wedding Photograph Albums

At Carol Miller Designs we make personalised wedding photograph albums to match your colour scheme and theme. Albums come in a variety of colours, textures and sizes. They all come with a matching box.

Photograph albums have tissue interleaves so every photograph is protected. The photographs are mounted on the page with photo corners.

I have large albums mainly for the bride and groom. I have matching medium albums that  are very popular to give to parents as a way of saying ‘thank you for all your help. I can even make a matching guest book so everything ties in with your colour scheme.

I don’t know about you, but I like to view wedding photographs in an album rather than watch a DVD slideshow. There’s something about turning the pages it’s a bit like a visual story. The start of the day with the bride, right through to the end, where they all lived happily ever after.

A photograph album gives you the chance to display your very favourite photographs a place to carry round to show relatives and friends.

Personalised Photograph Albums for Parents

So, you have a personalised wedding photograph album. You then have to decide on your favourite photographs that will be mounted on the pages. The excitement of showing the finished album to family and friends. It’s something to be proud of.

Parents also want to borrow your album to show their friends, family, colleagues etc. What do you do?

You can have a matching album personalised as their own special keepsake of your special day. I personalise with text of your choice,  ‘My Daughter’s Wedding’,  ‘Our Son’s Wedding etc.  I can add a short message inside if it’s a thank you for all your help gift.

A special keepsake of your Son/Daughter’s special day.

A beautiful keepsake to treasure for many years to come.

If you would like to see more designs in our gallery please visit my webiste www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk or why not ‘like’ us on facebook to get the very latest updates.