Tuesday, 7 December 2010

PRESS: Helen Carter Weddings .co.uk (UK)

Love this piece on Helen Carter Wedding, especially love this bit:

Now I am totally in love with this idea (as are some of my clients!). I think the whole concept is brilliant, and having received a sample can vouch for the high quality of the product. So I decided to invite Karen Brown, the inspiration behind the wedding tea towel and founder of “The Original Wedding Tea Towel” company, to share her story.

Read more from the "inspirational founder" of WTT, Karen Brown here.

To find out more about Wedding Tea Towels visit our site www.weddingteatowels.co.uk or email Karen on karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk

Friday, 3 December 2010

PRESS: Perfect Wedding (UK – PRINT)

So this, month we've been a quiet on the blog and Twitter, but we've been soooooo busy - we smashed our weekly sales record of 5, and hit a colossal 8 orders in one week. It's just been amazing, and it means little Timmy can have a lovely Christmas, he might even get an orange!

Anyway in the middle of all these orders came a great piece of press from the lovely little magazine Perfect Wedding, they asked us a while ago if they could feature the Towel, and of course we said "ermmm, can we think about it", no not really, we said "yes, do you want me to drive up there right now and bring you a sample!". Anyway, we forgot about it in the busyness, of the business, and this week we picked up a copy and there we were: Number 1 in the Alternative Ideas section - NUMBER 1! We couldn't believe it.

What a week!

To find out more about the Wedding Tea Towel, visit our site at www.weddingteatowels.co.uk or email Karen on karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Quite Royal Wedding.

OK, you've heard about the royal engagement right? We wanted Wedding Tea Towels to be involved, we sent a towel to Big Willy, but no reply, so he left us no choice. We had to do our own, and make it available to you. After all, everyone wants a souvenir Royal Wedding Tea towel don't they?

All you have to do to make these regal beauties happen is dress up like a prince or princess (or not), and take a royal portrait of yourself in front of a plain background, don't worry we'll explain more when you order.  

So, if you're getting married this summer, get in touch with us and let's make it a Quite Royal affair.

To find out more about this new design, visit www.weddingteatowels.co.uk or call Karen on 07739 034 331 or email on karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

PRESS: Jon Keith Diamonds (UK)

Happy Wednesday from Jon Keith Diamonds, they love the Wedding Tea Towel listen to this:

WOW - we are simply blown away by this company! What a brilliant idea Ben & Karen have come up with! And, if like us, you have stumbled across this company AFTER your Wedding Day and are kicking yourself you didnt find them sooner, then check out the Thank You Tea Towels and get ordering NOW:
Great eh? They're doing a marvellous job selling for us, how kind! SO we best return the favour: With offices in the heart of Hatton Garden, and suppliers to local and West End shops - now you can miss out the middle man with your very own diamond dealer! Visit Jon Keith Diamonds Facebook page now for more information.

And if my husband is reading this, I really like diamonds, FYI.

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Friday, 15 October 2010

We need your votes!

We've been nominated for the 2010 Bridal Magazine Awards, in the 'Stationery Designer' category, and we need your vote. It's so easy to do, it literally takes 5 seconds, so please click this link and VOTE NOW

Fill in your name etc and then choose 'Wedding Tea Towels' third one down in the first category 'Stationery Designer'. Don't worry about filling the rest of the categories in.

We'd love to win, we've never won anything before.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Bespoke Design Feature: New Zealand

It's been a heck of a week at the Wedding Tea Towel dining room table office, I think we're on to do the most invites in a week, ever! The record is 4, and there's a chance we might do 5 this week if all goes to plan. Amazing! I thought we'd hit a seasonal lull as well.

Anyway to celebrate here's another of our bespoke designs, this time for a wedding in New Zealand. Belinda and Hugh wanted something that made a feature out of where their wedding was, and also incorporated 2 little figures that they were pretty mysterious about, but we got them on there. We love a challenge! The weirder the ideas, the bigger the challenge, the better the invite.

Find out more about Wedding Tea Towels and see if a bespoke design is right for you by emailing karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

PRESS: The Ebury Collection (UK)

Beautiful piece in the lovely, grown-up wedding blog The Ebury Collection. This is a really great site written with passion and creativity and the design is exquisite. We were really in-love with how they laid out our photography, it looked beautiful. Read the full article The Original Wedding Tea Towel here.

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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Spring Design has Sprung

The last few days have been Spring-like enough for me to get on with designing the Spring invite for next year. It's called Spring Hill and we hope you love it as much as we do. The primary colour is Magenta, but it's available in the full range of colours.

It's hard to get into Spring when you've got Christmas-fever right?

If you're interested in order please visit our main site for more details www.weddingteatowels.co.uk

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Friday, 24 September 2010

We did it!

For the last few weeks we've been trying hard to break into the top 100 on the Top 100 UK Wedding Tweeters List, and today we've done it.

Get in! Well done me for all my hilarious tweets.

Number 88 with a bullet.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

PRESS: The Life and Times of a Wedding Planner (UK)

This is easily the longest blog title we've been featured on - The Life and Times of a Wedding and Event Planner, huge! It's a cool blog though all about the life and times of a wedding and event planner funnily enough. That's the good thing about a long title, you can just say what it is. Find out more about The Original Wedding Tea Towel invitation Company.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

PRESS: Belle Amour (UK)

Belle Amour is a really cool wedding blog, their strap line is 'Less of the traditional, more of the original', which is exactly where we fit in (hopefully).  This bit's great;

"All this talk of tea towels won’t work if you’re thinking of your average boring tea towel right now. So let me show you the cute, colourful designs that are far from boring and sure to have your guests responding with glee!"

It's a really nice blog, and we really appreciate this kind of support, without it we'd struggle to exist. Please take a moment to visit the site and let them know how much you love it.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

10 Things we learnt from our first Wedding Fayre

At the weekend we did out first Wedding Fayre, it was good fun, but we were maybe a little under prepared. Here's 10 things we learnt for next time.

1. Don't take a toddler, the boy in the above picture is notorious for hell raising (think a baby Oliver Reed), and he did his best to bring the whole thing crashing down. Then, just as we thought we had him settled he dived head first off a chair and screamed the joint down.

2. The scene is tight, everyone there seemed to know each other and we felt like fresh blood. We got some really helpful advice but ultimately felt like novices.

3. Some couples aren't getting married for two years! I mean who knows what invite you're going to want in two years time, and you have to feel a bit sorry for their H2B's.

4. It's a long day. We need a thermos, some sandwiches, a book, medical supplies, a book about medical supplies, an internet connection, a flash light, change of underwear and a helmet. OK, maybe not all that, but we need to pack more than one pack of Snacker-Jacks.

5. Gaffer Tape is the unsung hero of the Fayre. My husband knew it would be though and he made me pack some, I told him it wasn't necessary, but I was wrong on this occasion.

6. You're invisible to some people, and that means they don't want a tea towel for an invite, and that's fair enough, so there's no need to stare at them until they acknowledge you.

7. You need a good opening gambit. Asking people if they're getting married is a bit pointless, it took me about an hour to figure that one out. We need to think of a leading question to draw people in, like real sales person.

8. Remember you're probably friends with most of the people in the room on Twitter. Nuff said.

9. Don't eat too much sample cake. The people on the cake stand aren't idiots, there's only so many times you walk past pretending to be a punter before they clock you. (A modest estimate would be 5 times).

10. The Wedding Tea Towel is a bit of a weird idea. We forget that working with it everyday, but to some people it seemed like we were flogging a dead horse. One lady actually made the effort to come over and tell us that 'She didn't know if she liked the idea or not'. We were pretty dumbstruck, but ultimately we didn't know if we liked her or not either.

Roll on the next one, we're going to be prepared this time.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

PRESS: The London Bride (UK)

London Bride are 'bringing style to the British aisles' and this week, they've only gone and bought the ruddy tea towel. They've given us a lovely write up here, and taken a different approach to most other blogs by focussing on bespoke pieces we've done for clients.
"They are cute, practical and informative. What's not to love?"
Have a little read here if you've got a spare 5 minutes. Thanks London Bride.

Friday, 3 September 2010

PRESS: My Gorgeous Wedding (UK)

Yikey  - My Gorgeous Wedding got excited about the invite, this has to be one of my favourite blogs posts ever, Check this out:
If you are a West African bride, you are soooo gonna get this. I mean how many ‘Peju is 2′ face clothes, handkerchiefs, bags, towels, bowls etc has your mother got at home?…c’mon, be truthful now! And the thing is those items are super tacky that you just want to hide them away and not put them on show as mummy does. 

I mean, I'm not a West Africa Bride, but it sounds amazing, it's a tradition I had no idea we'd tapped into and something I'm going to research this morning. Thanks so much to Modupe from the site, it's  really passionate piece and it put a smile on our faces this morning. Make sure you read the whole article here and then follow My Gorgeous Wedding on Twitter.

Find out more about ordering these unique invitations by visiting out main site.

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Bespoke Design Feature: Picnic Wedding

From time to time, when I've got a spare moment and when the client allows it I'm going to post some of our bespoke creations, so you can see all the other designs we've done.

This was for an English County Wedding theme, so we decided on a lovely picnic theme with bunting, birdies and a pair of kicked of heels. Lucy was lovely to work with and I'm sure her wedding was perfect.

Remember these designs aren't for sale, they're exclusive to the clients, but they might give you some inspiration.

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Monday, 30 August 2010

PRESS: The Knot (US)

Great piece on giant U.S. wedding site The Knot - we're number one on the '25 Stationery Ideas You'll Love'. It's been really successful for us and resulted in loads of enquiries. Have a look here.

And remember, we're the ORIGINAL Wedding Tea Towel Company, we thought of it and we do it cheapest and best, so find out more about this unique idea for wedding invites by going to our site.

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Friday, 27 August 2010

PRESS: Love My Dress (UK)

"Wedding Tea Towels I tell you! I love it! :)" - 'Well Love My Dress' now LOVE our tea towel, which is great news, this is a lovely little blog and they've said some very nice things. 
Annabel from the site signs off with "Well there you have it! A truly wonderful and original little idea that will no doubt bring a smile to every recipients face - and kind to the environment too! :)" Thanks so much for the post, it's a great site, make sure you pay it a visit.
Find out more about our unique wedding invitations.

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Monday, 23 August 2010

Congratulations Gemma!

Another happy customer in the bag! We found this lovely blog from Gemma who's planning a wedding in May next year and she's just sent out her Wedding Tea Towel invites. She seems pretty happy about them and with our service:

"I would thoroughly recommend the wedding tea towel company. Karen, who we dealt with, was brilliant. And although they said they'd take 4-weeks to arrive, they were here within 2! Woo hoo! Thank you Karen."

Good luck Gemma, thanks for the blog. You can read the whole thing here.

Click for more information about our unusual wedding invitations.


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Thursday, 19 August 2010

We're on Twitter

Yup, I don't know why we didn't do it sooner, but I guess we've been pretty busy. You can follow us on http://twitter.com/weddingteatowel, we really like the design though. Considering carrying it through to our homepage, but I'll let the design monkey decide that.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

PRESS: Bow Occasions (UK)

Another bit of lubberly press for our unique wedding invites this time from Bow Occasions. Looks like they are totally digging our work:

"The Original Wedding Tea Towel is some of the coolest stationery I have seen and best of all it is eco-friendly too."

Nice eh? Have a look at their blog here, and feel free to comment on the Wedding Tea Towel on their page.

Monday, 16 August 2010

PRESS: Jo My Goodness (US)

More US press today from Jo My Goodness. It's a lovely little piece, full of praise for the idea and design, just the kind of thing we like, they seem to love our idea for unusual wedding invitations. Thanks Jo, and yes, we can make arrangements for the US.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Our First Grown-Up Ad

If you're engaged, between 25-14 and a lady then you might be lucky enough to see our brand new Facebook ad, but, then on the other hand, if you do see it it'll be a bit of a waste as you obviously know about the Original Wedding Tea Towel as you're on the blog. Still nevermind, it's our first grown-up ad, and we're proud of ourselves.


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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

PRESS: Trouwen in Deregio (NE)

OK, we have no idea that any of this says, but assuming it's all positive, they seem to love our idea for unusual wedding invitations. It's a Dutch site about weddings, we know this much. Lovely stuff, or as they say in the Netherlands 'Mooi spul' – (hopefully).

Friday, 30 July 2010

PRESS: The Wedding Community

The Wedding Community has given us the honour of being their first 'Product of the Week', it's a lovely little blog, and another great write up for the Wedding Tea Towel. Read it at The Wedding Community.


Thursday, 29 July 2010

New Christmas invitation design!

Around this time of year people get giddy, they get a bit tipsy and sometimes they decide to get married. Sometimes they can wait till next summer, but sometimes they just want to get married cause they're in love. So for all you summer lovers getting married this (or next) Christmas we've launched a Christmas Wedding Invitation. Lovely eh?

Be the first to order, click here to speak to Karen today.

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Thursday, 22 July 2010


More great press:

I get sent quite a bit of stuff in the post, loads of samples from different suppliers, wedding fair invites, promotions for bridal shops, venue brochures……..you name it. But today I received what I think has been the most original idea so far………even my husband was impressed!! The Wedding Tea Towel!!

Thanks to the lovely people at Boho Weddings and Events, check out the blog here.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Become an Agent and make some money

So, as Wedding Tea Towels beings to break new territories we're starting to need some local knowledge. While it's no problem for us to print the towels in the UK and ship them all over the world, it's kind of expensive, and that's not great for you.

What we want to try and do going into next year is to set up some agents in our busiest areas, so, the US, Canada and Australia, and work with those people to set up a localised versions of the business in their countries that they can run and make money from, while we handle the design work back here in Blighty.

If you're interested in becoming a Wedding Tea Towel agent contact us on karen@weddingteatowel.co.uk and we can hammer out the details. We'll look forward to hearing from you.


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Exclusive to Inclusive - Gala has arrived

Some of you may remember this design, we set it up as an exclusive for the excellent blog 'Rock My Wedding', but now it's come home, and it's in our design portfolio. That means anyone can use it.

As we get towards people thinking about winter weddings it's a nice option, I'm sure you'll agree we're all little birdies chirping in the moonlight at the end of the day.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

PRESS: Brenda's Wedding Blog (US)

More great press for the Wedding Tea Towel, this time from America on the popular Brenda's Wedding Blog. It's a very nice little piece and it's encouraged our first U.S. orders which is exciting.

Brenda say's Their tagline sums it up perfectly: "Create an impression your guests can keep forever." I forgot about that, she's right, it really does. Well done us!

Thanks to Brenda's Blog as well.

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