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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

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Until next time Julie xx

Christmas is almost here

Hope you are all keeping well and preparing for Christmas.

As Christmas fast approaches people are turning towards Christmas presents rather than wedding planning. This week I have been making a mixture of items for Christmas presents and table decorations.

Baby’s 1st Christmas Keepsake Box

A personalised Christmas memory box to store all those little memories.

baby first christmas keepsake box

This makes an ideal gift when you are stuck what to buy a small baby. It’s a treasure box that can be used for 1st Christmas Cards, photographs, small toys.

We have many keepsake designs on our web site www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

Personalised Christmas Candles

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Baby’s 1st Christmas Card & Candle Set

personalised baby's 1st Christmas card

Personalised Baby’s 1st Christmas Card

A personalised baby’s 1st Christmas card and candle set. This is a lovely keepsake that can be displayed in the nursery for years to come. The matching card is boxed and personalised and can be stored later in the baby keepsake box. This is available for a boy or girl with wording of your choice.

Personalised Baby's 1st Christmas Card

Personalised Baby’s 1st Christmas Card

Personalised baby’s 1st Christmas card and matching candle personalised with message and year.  A lovely keepsake.

Candles can make a lovely keepsake. Candles are personalised with wording of your choice.

special friend candle

These make ideal stocking fillers. Can be personalised with wording of your choice Mum, Sister, Grandma, Friend etc.

Candles are wrapped in cellophane and tied with matching ribbons and a gift tag.

I make candles for any occasions wedding, birthday, christenings etc.

Personalised  Photograph Candle

Christmas candles can be personalised with a photograph of your choice. An ideal present for Grandma at Christmas with a photo of the grandchildren. Maybe it’s a favourite pet. These make lovely gifts.

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Place Card / Scratch Card Favours for your Christmas Table

This week I have made some scratch card favours in Christmas colours. These are ideal for your Christmas table and give your guests a chance to win some money ( better than the cracker toy) that’s for sure.

These favours can be made with names of your guests or with a message ‘Happy Christmas’ ‘Just for you’ etc. You can plan your seating arrangement before your guests arrive.

They are ideal to hang on the tree to give to any unexpected guest that may arrive over the Christmas holiday. For the younger guests you can place in a bank note rather than a scratch card. These can be made to match any colour scheme. Ribbons come in silver or gold.

lottery place settings

If you would like to place an order for any of the featured items please call Julie 01244 659593

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Scratch card favours in various colour schemes

Personalised lottery ticket scroll place settings

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These scrolls look beautiful as place settings. Made with pearlescent paper and organza ribbon to give them that little look of luxury. Personalised with your guest names or a message.

Can be made to match your colour scheme.

If you would like to book in time for Christmas please e mail carolmillerdesign@btinternet.com or visit my web site www.carolmillerdesigns.co.uk

for urgent orders call Julie 01244 659593

M 07759145273

The last day I will be posting is 18th December to ensure a delivery in time for Christmas.

Have a good week and keep warm xx

Personalised Wedding Stationery – Silver Theme

Wedding Stationery with a silver colour theme

Wedding invitation scrolls  are very popular but we also make card style invitations in many designs and colour schemes. Many of our designs are personalised with the names of the bride and groom and their wedding date. Purple has been extremely popular this year. I wonder if it will change next year. I have invitations booked for 2013 in aqua, red & gold. I’m wondering if the purple trend will continue.

This week we would like to showcase a silver theme.

Wedding Invitation – Snowflakes

snowflakes invitation silver

This invitation is a trifold card it comes with its own handy little rsvp reply card that slots into a little pocket
on the left inside part of the card. The base card is available in white, ivory or cream. The right side of the
card is trimmed with a beautiful contrasting pearlescent card. The wedding insert sits in the centre of the
card with the ‘wedding invitation’ text just visible when the card is closed.
The card front is personalised with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date.
Sparkly snowflakes with a swarovski crystal centre placed on meandering wire, tied with a matching satin
ribbon makes this invitation a stunning introduction to your wedding day. Perfect for that winter wedding.
This design can be made in a variety of colour schemes.

Wedding Invitation -Fleur

This wedding invitation is stylish yet simple. The sleeve is made from a beautiful silver rose print vellum. There is an RSVP sheet which nestles behind the invitation. The wedding information insert is printed on a stunning stardream card with a matching pull ribbon to slide out of the sleeve. Finished with a beautiful slider heart shaped buckle and satin ribbon. It can be made to match any colour scheme.The sleeve is available in gold and white rose print vellum.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Elegance

A personal favourite of mine. I love this silver and white colour scheme. The scroll sits in a satin silver box giving it the look of luxury. The scroll band consists of silver and white satin ribbons, a beautiful square rhinestone buckle finished with 4 swarovski crystals. The insert is printed on a beautiful ice white stardream paper. This invitation comes with a matching RSVP sheet. This invitation is available in may colour schemes.

The scroll boxes come in satin gold and silver or pearlescent white and ivory.

Wedding Invitation – Princess

Princess invitation is simple but stylish. The base card has a linen texture. The organza ribbon runs up the left hand side of the card and ties in a knot with a charming diamante heart.

The base card is available in a white, ivory or cream textured linen card. This design can be made to match any colour scheme.

On the day stationery with a silver theme

We have many different designs in our range. All your ‘on the day’ stationery can be matched to your colour scheme and theme,

Butterfly Wedding Seating Plan in Silver

Wedding seating plan with silver butterflies. A wedding seating plan is a must at a wedding reception. It’s a little map to tell your guests which table they are seated on. Most table plans can be made to match the room layout.This normally stands outside the room. A place card will tell your guest which seat to sit in.

Silver Butterfly Wedding Seating Plan

Wedding Guest Book – Silver with Ivory Roses

A wedding guest book where your guest can leave a special message or thought for the bride and groom. This is a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come. I normally suggest your guest book is put on a table along with your wedding post box. Your guests can write a message and then leave a card or monetary gift in your wedding post box.

Wedding guest book in silver with ivory roses

Wedding Photograph Album for parents

These personalised albums are a wonderful idea if you are at a loss what to give the parents as a ‘thank you’ they can add their own special photos of your special day. They will be able to take to relatives and friends without having to give it back!

wedding photograph album

These are just a few examples of the stationery we provide. We have more designs and colour schemes on or Facebook page.

Next week I’ll be featuring ‘purple’ if there’s a colour scheme you would like me to feature please get in touch. carolmillerdesign@btinternet.com

Have a good week Julie x

Scroll Wedding Invitations.

Wedding Scroll Invitations

This week I’d like to feature my Wedding Scroll Invitations. I make hundreds of these every year.  These are the most popular wedding invitation I make. They have been sent far and wide. They have been sent to Spain, Italy, South Africa and Las Vegas to name a few.

They can be made in almost any colour you can imagine. The collections range from simply elegant to gloriously elaborate using only the highest quality materials available. To date I have 12 different wedding scroll invitation designs.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Megan

This is by far the most popular design to date

Champagne Gold & Ivory Wedding Invitation Scroll

This design incorporates two beautiful  satin ribbons, a matching satin padded heart and a heart shaped diamonte. It’s finished off with a feather and 4 swarovski crystals. The wedding insert is printed on an ivory pearlescent paper. The ivory scroll box lid is tied with a matching champagne ribbon. The name of the bride and groom and their wedding date sits on the right side of the box with two diamonte hearts on either side.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Aqua Megan

Scroll boxes come in a variety of colours. White and ivory are the most requested. These boxes are also available in pearlescent.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Pearlescent Rose Pink & Fuchsia Megan

These wedding invitations are really more of a keepsake. The feedback I get from the couples is fantastic. So many guests comment on their choice of wedding invitations. I’ve had many bookings from brides that received a scroll from their friend. They want the same type of invitation and luckily I have so many designs they will always look different.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Elegance

This design comes a close second to Megan. The luxurious Gold & Silver boxes really make a statement. The design also comes in a pearlescent White & Ivory box.

This week I’m working on gold ivory elegance for a wedding in Italy.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Gold Ivory Elegance

This is a beautiful design, incorporating 2 beautiful satin ribbons. A beautiful sparkling heart shaped buckle, finished with 4 swarovski crystals. The insert is printed on a luxurious ice gold or ice white paper. The design comes with a matching RSVP insert. The box lid is tied with a matching satin ribbon and displayed with the name of the bride and groom & their wedding date.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Silver Purple Diamond Elegance

I have a range of buckles to chose from. They come in various shapes, heart, diamond, square & rectangle. There is also the choice of silver or gold.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Pearl Ivory Box with Silver

I truly love this colour scheme pearl ivory box with ivory bow. It’s so simple but stylish. This colour scheme is a personal favourite of mine.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Silver White Square Elegance

These elegance wedding scroll invitations really are elegant.

Wedding Invitation Scroll – Ellie

A beautiful simple design. This can me made in any colour scheme.

The design incorporates 2 satin ribbons, a rose, feather and 4 swarovski crystals. The insert is printed on a white rose design vellum paper. A satin bow is attached to the lid with the name of the bride and groom situated on the right of the box. There are 2 heart diamantes either side of the name plate.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Ellie in Pink

This design comes in a variety of box colours to match your colour scheme.

I’m a big lover of blues and pinks so I particularly like these 2 colour schemes.

Wedding Invitation Scroll Black White Ellie

By changing the colour scheme the invitation can look so different.

That’s the first 3 designs showcased Megan, Elegance & Ellie. For my next blog I will showcase more designs in various colour schemes.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

Best wishes to Stefanie & Anthony getting married on Monday 27th. They chose the Elegance scroll invitation in pearl ivory and silver.

Julie x