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

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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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