Thursday, 17 May 2018

Wedding disaster we can laugh about... now.

Wedding season is most definitely upon us so let's take a moment to learn a thing or two from those who have gone before us...

Children at your wedding? 

I'll kick this off with my own personal wedding disaster that involves, there is no nice way to say this basically, it's wee. 

The wee of our (then) 9 month old son. A boy... and we all know how that hose goes when they let it off. Well on this particular occasion, it went off good and proper, and it went all over me and all over my pristine wedding dress. 

So reminiscing about this, got me searching to find some other great wedding disaster stories. These are my favourites:

Speaking of children... giving them too much responsibility, perhaps not the best plan!

My four year old son was the ring bearer and, halfway down the aisle, he started scowling and ducked his head. When it made it to us, it was discovered that my ring was missing... in the 3in tall glass, somewhere along the 20ft aisle. When I say that every person at our wedding was on hands and knees scouring through the grass, I am not exaggerating. 

Spontaneous fire, no thanks.

My husband was reading cue cards for his speech. When finished with each one, he tossed them aside on the table where they promptly landed on a fairy light candle and went up in flames!

Turn off your phones, people! Dad we're looking at you.

My Dad's cellphone went off - loudly - just as we got to the front of the aisle. But he had changed his ringtone, so didn't recognise it as his, so we were all looking around like 'Whose phone is that?!'

Finally we figured it out. But instead of just signalling to my Dad that it was his, my fiancee reached into my Dad's jacket pocket, pulled out the phone, and answered it, pretending to by my Dad in-front of the whole congregation.

Here comes the bride... covered in Pimms, thanks to Grandma

The ceremony was over and we were all heading out for the confetti throw. Yay! Photographer at the ready to get the winning shot... only my Grandmother accidentally threw her drink over me... instead of her cup of confetti.

Of course, the first thing you can do to avoid wedding disaster is to order your invitations from wedding tea towels. To view all our designs, go to our Gallery and if you have any questions then just drop me an email me and we can chat things through.

Bye for now
Karen xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

6 wedding trends for 2019 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. Wedding Tea Towel Invitations

Your invitations are the first memory that you're going to create of your incredible day, so why not send something your guests will never forget, a cotton tea towel with your information on it makes for the most unique wedding invitation ever! The Original Wedding Tea Towels have loads of amazing designs, and Karen will guide you through the whole process, which should only take 2-3 weeks from start to finish! Take a look at some of the designs below;

2. 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.

3. 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.

Wedding Tea Towels advert

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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, or give me a call on 01908 282 606 and we can start planning your invitation today.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Want to WIN your wedding tea towel artwork fee back? Then read on...

We need your help. 

All you have to do is film your friends & families reaction when they open their wedding tea towel invites and email it over to me. If we use it, we'll refund your artwork fee*. Simple as that.

So go on, get your phones out, get filming and get that money back in your pocket. 

Email videos to me on

Can't wait to see them!

Bye for now. 
Karen xx

*Maximum value refund of £60. Artwork refunds will only be given if the video is used. By submitting your video, you are giving permission for use in promotional material and on social media channels. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

NEW DESIGN! Introducing... Circle of Love

Introducing the latest addition to our Gallery... Circle of Love. Endless, without a beginning or end, love is a circle and this design is the perfect way to introduce your perfect day. A classic, elegant and beautiful wedding invitation design. 

Also featured here in the newest colour to be added to our range - Burgundy.

Dreamy even if we do say so ourselves.

To see more on this design or to see the supporting stationery go to our Designs. Or if you have any questions then just drop me an email and I'm always happy to help.

Bye for now
Karen xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

OK! then...

Stop everything! We are in 'Celebrity Secrets - The Wedding Issue' which has come out this week as part of OK! Magazine. They say and I quote 'we love these cute wedding tea towels'. Well guess what, so do we. 

Not only that though, we are in the same magazine bundle as Meghan Markles' photo which means we are practically best friends now and that we are probably* going to be creating their official royal wedding tea towel. Such a great day.

Check out all our designs in our gallery and if you've got any questions, then just drop me an email

Bye for now
Karen xx


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