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 Bridebook.co.uk 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 www.weddingteatowels.co.uk 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 karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk

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

Friday, 2 June 2017

Spotted! On IDEAL HOME *screams*

Love it when a message drops in from one of my gorgeous friends to say we've been spotted.

One of our fab wedding tea towel invites is ONLY on Ideal Home! Wah ha ha ha ha! 

Trevor & Vickie framed one, popped it up in their bathroom and it looks sensational. 
The black and white with yellow pops are a dreamy combo. Bathroom goals!

This is our Penny Friendly design but all our other designs can be found on in a  our Gallery 
and if you've got any questions then email me right now. 

Bye for now
Karen xx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

These two reactions to a wedding tea towel invite are ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

Firstly, massive thanks so much to Matt & Lisa for letting us share this shot of their friend receiving his wedding tea towel invitation. He looks pretty chuffed by it, right? He sure does. But wait...

That's only half the fabulousness of this photo. If you ever needed any more proof that wedding tea towels are the only way to wow your guests then stop and take a look at the lovely lady in the backgrounds face. It's pure amazement. We literally live for these photos. Thanks a mil Matt & Lisa!

Here's how they were packaged up before the grand reveal...

Amazing job guys!

Talk to me today about how you can make your invitations the best invitation your guests have ever seen or check out all our designs for yourself, then tell me your fave. 

Bye for now
Karen xx

Friday, 5 May 2017

Everyone loves food, right? So share your fave recipe with your guests. Even better if it's an old family one!

True Inspiration Story Incoming.

I was making my Great Grandmas' Tea Loaf recipe the other morning and it got me thinking 
about two things that actually go together more closely than... umm... Ant n' Dec and that is - 

Why not use our Love Poets design to share your own family recipe with your guests. 

You can put any wording you'd like on this design so if it's a recipe you choose to share 
with your guests then who are we to stop you! Tell you something else as well, 
we won't charge you a penny more to do this so get sharing!

Oh and feel free to give my Great Grandmas' recipe a whirl. It's pretty darn tasty!

See you soon.
Karen xx

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

BRAND NEW DESIGN... Introducing Grand Deco

We are delighted to introduce to you our latest brand new creation... the Grand Deco. 

Looking truly splendid, this marvellous design is soaked in all the splendour and style from 
the Art Deco era. This spiffing invitation will give your day the announcement it deserves. 

Now sit down tiger and pass me my Gin. 

For more information on this and all of our other designs, check out our Design gallery 
and if you've got any questions then just drop me an email.

Ta ta for now my ol' chums.
Karen x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Prosecco Parties... oh sorry, I mean Wrapping Parties.

Come on, get the gang over, crack open a bottle of Prosecco 
and get to wrapping your fabulous wedding tea towels. 

*record scratch* Package them...? In what? How? 
Panic over, we're here to give you the answers you've been looking for. 

We recommend you wrap and send your tea towels in one of two ways usually 
(...actually with a secret third way chucked in). 

One - Postage boxes and super gorgeous accessories! 
Look below to see why I particularly love these ones.

This bird paper from Hobbycraft gives me ALL the feels.

The ribbon... oh how I love this ribbon. So perfect! Especially to match our grey on natural print.

Literally, every single time I look at these ones. I come over all emotional. I ADORE the family photo inside the lid. I just think it makes their wedding invitations so special and personal and so much more touching.

A personalised sticker to seal the tissue paper? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and YES! Close up below.

The full set. The cards, the confetti, the string. Nothing says this wedding is going to be awesome than opening this package as a first introduction to it.

Option Two - Classic Brown Paper

Classic, elegant, hugely exciting to receive through your letterbox and simple to post out. The Brown Paper look is a firm favourite of ours, as you'll notice if you've received one of our samples! It's how we do it.

Option Three - However you blimin' well want to send them. Do your thing, your way. 
Go as crazy and creative as you want, just make sure you remember to show 
me when you're done so I can go all gooey eyed over them.

These coloured bright envelopes look fabulous laid out together, the compliment the grey print beautifully. Brights rock my world when they are used like this. 

Vintage wrapping paper - it's vintage, it's beautiful and it actually looks like each one of your guests is being given an actual present. Which they are. Spot on. 

So these are just a small selection of our Wrapping Superstars (basically where you see how others have sent their wedding tea towels are steal their ideas), you can see the full Album on our Facebook page. It really is worth going over to have a look for inspiration, ideas and to get yourself all excited over how you might decide to send yours. 

If you've got any questions in the meantime, then do email me or you can take a look at our full design Gallery here

Be in touch soon!
Karen xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bespoke artworks by Original Wedding Tea Towels

Ever wondered what a bespoke tea towel artwork from Original Wedding Tea Towels looks like? Sure you might love all our classic designs on the website but sometimes, we know that they just might not be quite what you're looking for.

Maybe you want to show off your venue in advance of your guests arriving on your big day, maybe you and your future spouse love a hobby so much you just can't imagine getting married without it featuring in there. Maybe it's where you met? Maybe it's where you're both from? It could be anything!

And to show you how varied it could be... here are a sample of some of our bespoke artworks. Feast your eyes on these.

And an oldie but I still love the detail it gives their guests, so here is one from years ago.

And look at this lovely ornate border on this gorgeous one.

And finally, I think I'll save the Gino D'Campo story for another day...

If you'd like to talk to us about a bespoke design then just email karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk and we can chat things over. Otherwise, take a browse through our classic designs and I'm sure you'll find something you'll fall in love with in there.

Bye for now folks.
Karen & Ben x

Thursday, 2 March 2017

6 Reasons You NEED a Wedding Tea Towel Invitation

So for some reason you can't decide if Wedding Tea Towels are going to blow everyone's minds, and make your wedding the best day ever, well lucky for you we're here to help you decide, with our 100% unbiased '6 reasons for choosing a Wedding Tea Towel invitation'.

1. The look on their faces.
Once you give out your invites your guests reactions will make it all worthwhile, and 10 on 10 it'll get a mention in at least one of the speeches.

Look how Happy she is!

2. They'll be around for ever.
Nobody is going to forget your Wedding Anniversary if your invite is hanging in their kitchen for years to come.

Open the Prosecco, get some snacks out and have your bezzies round to help fold and wrap your beautiful Wedding Invitations.

Wrapping Superstars
Wrapping Superstar

4. The RSVPs are amaze!
Once you set the bar this high, expect some of your more creative guests to RSVP back in other interesting ways. See some of the best ones here: http://www.weddingteatowels.co.uk/happy-couples

5. Our customers love us
We like to look after the couples we work with and our motto has always been 'create every invite like it's our own'. You can read a whole bunch of gushing praise here: http://www.weddingteatowels.co.uk/happy-couples

6. Another part of your day you'll never forget.
Trust us, you will never have this conversation:
You: "Dean, what did we do for our invitations?"
Bob: "Sarah, I have no idea, it was 57 years ago."
...It's a wedding invitation you'll never forget.

See! Easy choice right? 

For orders & samples email: karen@weddingteatowels.co.uk
Take a look at www.weddingteatowels.co.uk to see our full range of designs.

Wedding Planners get in touch for a sample, bloggers hit us up for a media pack.

So ponder on this lovely people! 
Bye for now 
Karen x