Wednesday, 10 January 2018

5 wedding trends for 2018 that you've probably not thought of...

Creating wedding invites is basically like being in a time machine. It's a direct trip in to the future.

You might all still be welcoming in the new year but over here, we're already well in to 2018 and we've noticed a few trends forming so here are The Original Wedding Tea Towels top 5 wedding trend predictions for 2018. Settle in, have a read and then get yourselves straight over to Pinterest.

In no particular order, here we go...

1. Wreaths

As versatile as they are beautiful, wreaths can be worked in to your wedding theme in a million (approx.) ways. Go for full floral, full foliage, both, neither, add feathers, add hay or even lights. Have them illustrated on your stationery or built by your florist on the day, they'll always look sensational FOR SURE.

2. Brights

Yes, yes, yes and yes! We are in love with wedding brights. Always have and we always will. Soft pastels look dreamy but we can't help but love the bright, welcome vibrancy of a super fun hot pink or electric blue.

3. Modern vintage

No one can deny that all things vintage are still going strong and looking fabulous but we're also seeing many more modern twists being added in.

The Modern Vintage theme is just pure and striking simplicity. Strong typography (massive high fives from us on this one) and uncluttered design to keep your style simple, unfussy and sophisticatedly beautiful.

4. Mismatch

Mismatched colours, patterns and textures add a super playful and interesting twist to the day. Just imagine bridesmaids wearing colour complimenting dresses to suit their actual shape & style, flowers that look like they've picked randomly in a beautiful meadow or a colour explosion on each table with favours in all the colour of the rainbow. Ahhhh... lovely.

5. Geometric

What a totally cool design addition to your wedding theme. Beautiful shades of colour offset by bold geometric prints. What could be more striking and help you to mix up the look of your day. Throw in some metallics as well and you'll be on to a sure winner.

Visit to see all of our Invite, Favour and Save the Date designs.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The most popular date to get engaged has been revealed...

Firstly, full disclosure  - I can't take any credit here for the facts included in this post. It's that have done all the research and hard work. I'm merely spreading the word...

But before I get to the good stuff, remember that when you get engaged there will be a ton of stuff to arrange but good news, the fact you're here means your invites are SORTED.

Of course, you're going to want to wow all your guests with an Original Wedding Tea Towel. I mean, you do want to hear your loved ones declare 'you've sent the best invite they've ever seen', don't you?

Because that is what is going to happen.

Anyway, back to the date, no surprises that we are about to head in to the actual month that is most popular for engagements. The good old merry month of December.

Then narrowed down slightly to the latter part of the month. Looking at last years data, Bridebook have concluded that the most popular day for proposals is in fact... 23rd December.

So there you have it. If you guys & girls, are wondering if the question is going to be popped anytime soon then that's probably (well... maybe) the day.

Please, please, please PLEASE let me know if it does actually happen - email me!

Bye for now
Karen & Ben xx

Visit to see all of our Invite, Favour and Save the Date designs.

Friday, 27 October 2017

It's only taken me almost an entire year...

Finally, I've updated our 'Happy Couples' page. Hooray me! I'm so happy to receive 
all your reviews on Facebook and to think that our couples take the time to write 
such lovely things about us makes me do a super smile. 

Want the headlines? Well here, you can have them:

Thanks so much to Karen & Ben!!! Our Wedding-Towels were amazing, we just love them! 
We handed them (almost) all out in person, to see peoples reactions, those were of 
course priceless as our frineds and family have never seen such original invitations

Absolutely love our tea towel invites! So pleased with the outcome and all the help and 
professionalism from Karen, we are as excited to give them out as we were to receive them! 
Amazing and unique and wouldn't hesiatate to use you in the future!! THANK YOU!!!

The invites are landing and people are loving them! Great people to work with, 
it was incredibly easy yet very personal service.

So all in all it seems:

Great idea ✔
Fab quality product✔
Amazing service ✔
Friendly and personal ✔

And all of this makes me feel:

Still not sure, then read all the lovely couple reviews here and if 
you'd like to see all our designs then go to our Gallery.

I'm always available to chat so drop me an email if you've got any questions. 

See you soon 
Karen xx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The hottest wedding colour of 2018 looks set to be...

Whilst you're all probably still quite invested in the rest of 2017, 
over here, we are pretty much 100% in 2018 these days.

So what do we know from our visit to the future you may be wondering. Well, it's this... 



Congratulations. It's really no wonder really when it looks 
this special printed on to one of our wedding tea towels.

So there you have it. The future. 

See you all there.

Karen x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sorry, I've just got to say this really quickly...

Now believe me, this hurts me to write as much as it's going to hurt you to read
 so in advance I can only apologise.

This post is about *whispers* Christmas.

But more specifically, it's for all you lovely lot who want to give out your wedding invitations to your friend and family over the holiday period. We know it's a super popular time of year for handing out your wedding tea towels, you see practically everyone you know and love at the same time and what's more, you get to see their reactions face to face to what is probably 'the most amazing invites they've ever received'.

The thing is, you may not be alone in this and that makes from now until December a really busy time for us so if you know you want to order and have all your details ready, why not beat the rush then you can spend a leisurely time wrapping and packing them until you're ready to wow your future guests. 

Otherwise, no worries but just do remember that our lead times will be a little longer than usual so please please please make sure you allow plenty of time. 

There. I won't mention the 'C' word again now until the 1st December. Promise. 

See you soon
Karen xx

Monday, 21 August 2017

Not just for weddings dontcha know.

Massive congratulations to Tracey & Richard on celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. What a way to celebrate! 

We can tailor any of our designs so if you want to change the wording to suit whatever your occasion then just let me know. It's totally our pleasure.

Take a look at all our designs here or drop me an email to chat it through.

Bye for now.
Karen xx

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Reducing Waste at your Wedding... good for the world and good for your bank account!

I read a really interesting article the other day all about waste at weddings. We are huge fans of Zero Waste over here at wedding tea towels as I'm sure you've noticed, I am often banging on about why our wedding tea towels are so great - because your guests can keep them and use them so won't end up in the bin.

On average apparently couples spend around £365 on edible favours for their guests and nearly 40% of interviewed guests said they throw them in the bin! What. A. Massive. Waste. Of time, money and effort.

That seems a lot to me when you can buy 50 of our wonderful usable wedding tea towels in one of our beautiful classic designs for just £199. What's more, even if you went for 100 the cost is STILL nearly £100 less than the average amount spent on edible favours. Join me when I say... wowzer.

So there are the facts, and you simply can't argue with them.

If you'd like to see all our designs then please check our Gallery or email me to chat.

See you soon
Karen xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Let us do you a FAVOUR...

Guys, you must never, ever, ever, ever, EVVVVVEEEER forget that each and every one of our amazing wedding tea towel designs can be used as favours / thank yous as well!

Sure everyone enjoys a chocolate on their place setting but once thats gone, it's gone... forgotten. Not like these.

Roll them up and tie a pretty bow and leave our unique wedding tea towels as a lovely gift on the table for your guests... like this:

And then... make your friends and family THIS happy!

And their totally washable at 40 degrees so if they want to use them to protect their lovely outfits during the wedding breakfast, go for it!

Or pop them in the post after the wedding as one final, eternally lasting, thank you to everyone you love for sharing your day and no doubt being super generous with your gift lists! (plus they'll never forget your anniversary!)

You can see each design as a favour in our gallery here. And if you've got any more questions, email me on

Bye bye

Karen xx

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Design your own tea towel, we love them all!

Got a friend or partner who wants to design you your very own wedding tea towel? Lucky you! We still want in though.

You go on ahead and do the creative and we'll happily take care of the print for you. Like we did for this lovely one here. All designed by the couples talented friend and we think it looks beautiful.

If you do decide to simply print your own artwork then all we need is a print ready PDF to size. The set up cost is a one off fee of £30 plus printing (the print prices are here on our site).

Alternatively, browse our gallery here and see if you fancy any of our designs or drop me an email.

Bye for now
Karen xx

Friday, 16 June 2017

The biggest wedding trend happening right now... The Zero Waste Wedding.

"Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles 
so that all products are reused and no rubbish is sent to landfill'

Yes! We hate waste, and we are super keen on doing 
everything we can to reduce it in our own home, and also to spend some time 
trying to encourage the idea of working some zero waste ideas in to your own weddings.

This got me thinking and wondering about whether we are actually part of that crew. 
And I think we just might be. 

Of course, there is the TEA TOWEL itself - massive REUSE points. It's not going to 
end up in landfill like most other invitations, it's something your guests can keep and 
reuse every single day.

The PACKAGING whether it be boxes or envelopes, can all be RECYCLED (or reused 
for that matter) and if you're really on your game, you can use recycled packaging to begin 
with so that's double world karma points for you. Same with our printed information cards, 
if you'd like them printed on to recycled card to begin with, just say the word and it's done. 

The STRING, snip it off and REUSE it for something else around your home. You might 
not need it today or tomorrow but next week, you'll will find a fabulous use for it. I'm sure of it!

*Reuse, recycle, reduce* we hear you chant and we are right there with you.

Get in touch with me now on email or check out all our designs in our Gallery

Bye for now.

Karen & Ben xx