Monday, 12 December 2011

Roses are Red...

...a wonderfuly romantic theme! Would be fantastic for this time of year or the new year would be a fantastic time to buy things for this theme in the January sale - think christmas decorations that arent strictly 'Christmassy' - all things red and sparkly!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Eco Wedding Theme

...becoming more and more popular is the eco friendly wedding theme. There are many ways you can make your wedding eco friendly:

For stationery, Look for products which are made with fairtrade or recycled paper/card products such as these Environmentally-friendly recycled board tag inserts

Confetti could be organic, fairtrade or locally produced flower petals or made with recycled paper or bird friendly seeds.

This fragranced pink heart soap packaged in a simple brown envelope tied with a contrasting ribbon trim and matching 'with love' tag makes the perfect favour or gift!
Use a local florist using locally sourced flowers and don’t forget to use recycled containers whenever possible

Thursday, 6 October 2011

More free wedding templates

I'd just like to apologise for the lack of posts recently - I've been extremely busy lately but promise to be back on track soon!

Here are some more free wedding templates to help keep that budget down!

Black and white printable stationery set from

Candy buffet and cake table signs from Ruffled

Program, menu and stationery templates from Martha Stewart

Save the date cards from Wedding Chics

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

DIY Letters

Just thought I'd share my latest DIY project - its for our nursery (baby due in December!) but these would be a fab idea for your wedding too.

The paper mache letters were £2.00 each from ebay. I painted a couple and covered the fronts of a couple with patterned paperstock. I then used embelishments and papers to decorate the letters.

Ideal for use as a welcome sign, sweetie table or guest book sign etc...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tips for keeping stationery costs down...

  • Reply postcards cost less than reply cards and will also cut back on postage fees
  • Select a less expensive paper stock than 100% cotton or linen rag if the longevity of the invitaiton is not a top priority

  • If the wedding ceremony and reception are to take place at the same venue, omit the reception card
  • Choose thermal lithography printing rather than engraving
  • Order supplies from warehouses or wholesale outlets rather than speciality paper boutiques or art stores - they are more likely to have discounts!

  • Only purchase inserts you feel are definately neccessary - if you dont think you need menus for your wedding, you dont have to include them
  • Order supplies well ahead of time in case of unforseen delays and because rush orders almost always cost significantly more 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Complete Wedding Package £1999

....instead of £5025!

A complete wedding or civil ceremony package is on offer for couples to tie the knot with, accommodating attendance of up to 50 people for the ceremony and up to 70 people for evening festivities at the stately venue.

click here for the offer

A joyous and life-affirming union of two that have always been destined for each other, everyone celebrates the day they wear a pair of matching socks. Enjoy an even more momentous merger with today’s Groupon: for £1999 instead of £5025, get a complete wedding venue package at Woodborough Hall.

The package includes: 
Ceremony room hire and set up, with a choice of the main hall or the orangery
 Choice of the main hall or the orangery (with a sit-down capacity of 120)
 Includes all tableware, linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware
• Michelin rated Three course meal of a starter, main course and dessert
Glass of Champagne at the reception for the bride and groom
Still and sparkling bottled water during the meal. 
Three course meal of a starter, main course and dessert
 Tea or coffee and petit fours
Mixed drinks reception of Pimm's No. 3 Winter Mix, hot or cold, for up to 50
Evening finger buffet for 70 guests (Maximum capacity of 250)
Choice of chair covers and sashes to match the wedding colour scheme
Luxury wedding night bridal suite with a continental breakfast
 Dedicated toastmaster/manager to ensure your day runs perfectly
In-house wedding planner 

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Confetti Promotion Codes

Confetti have some more fantastic money off codes...

10% off orders over £40 Use code 10SEPT
10% off and free P&P on orders over £100 Use code 12SEPT

 Terms & Conditions:Offer end midnight 30th September 2011.
Offers cannot be used with any other promotion codes.
Unless specified, discount is not applied to P&P.
To apply discount, enter voucher code at the checkout

Monday, 29 August 2011

Wedding Craft Projects

Hobbycraft has some fantastic wedding craft projects - perfect for the DIY bride!

Frosted Candle Jars

What You Need:
Glass jars - small and large
1mm silver plated jewellery wire
Glass etch spray
Small pliers

Craft punches (optional)
Repositionable spray adhesive
Scrap paper
Click here for instructions on how to create the jars
What You Need:
Mini basket
Rubber stamp & ink pad
Sugar coated almonds
Click here for instructions

What You Need:
Selection of artificial floral stems and leaf foliage
Feather picks
Dry floral foam
Galvanised bucket
15mm wide ribbon
Selection of seed beads and sequins
Wire cutters

Click here for instructions

Happy crafting!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Premiere Studios Wedding Photography Package for £250

Premiere Studios Wedding Photography Package for £250 with Premiere Studios (£699 Value)

Please click here to see the offer

Deal only open until midnight tonight!

When weddings have to work with a limited budget, transport cuts are first to be made resulting in the bride giving lifts to guests on the back of her train. Take a seat in a carriage to marital bliss with today’s Groupon: £250 instead of £699 for a Wedding Photography Package at Premiere Studios.

When weddings have to work with a limited budget, transport cuts are first to be made resulting in the bride giving lifts to guests on the back of her train. Take a seat in a carriage to marital bliss with today’s Groupon: £250 instead of £699 for a Wedding Photography Package at Premiere Studios.

Nestled neatly just outside the city centre, this independent photographer is busy documenting nuptials and wannabe model newbies all over Nottingham. Portraits can be taken either at the studio, a specified chosen location or at the abodes of photogenic families. Groupon grooms and brides-to-be can feel safe in the mitts of an all-day memory catching pro. Whilst the wedding bells ring out, candid shots are captured amidst throws of confetti and bouquets. First dances and potentially embarrassing speeches are also caught on camera. After the special day, a framed 10x8 print can be added to the wedding gift table.

Package Includes:

Pre-wedding meeting at venue of choice
Bridal preparation
Posed pictures
Cake cutting
First dance
Candid shots throughout
Up to 700 edited images on copyright free data DVD
100-image slideshow to music DVD presented in an ivory faux leather-bound case
10x8 framed print

Premiere Studios
Wedgwood House, 70 Carlton Road
NG3 2AP Nottingham

Expires 23 August 2013

Thursday, 18 August 2011

20% off Butterfly & Flowers Theme

Confetti are offering 20% off their butterfly and flower products....

If you have chosen to add butterflies into your theme you can use them on your invitation design, table plan, flowers or place setting cards.

Your favors and centerpieces are great places to display your butterfly wedding theme ideas.

Many brides also like the idea of a butterfly release.  It is a dramatic and beautiful display that enhances any couple’s butterfly wedding theme idea. 

Thursday, 11 August 2011

DIY Wedding Cake

....cos we all love cake!

Wedding cakes can cost a fortune nowadays, so why not put your baking and creativity skills to the test and make your own! (you may need a trail run or two but it will be worth it in the long run)

Picture  from ‘Wedding Ideas’ website

You may want to consider buying a pre-made and iced wedding cake, and just decorate it to match your wedding. But if you decide to make your own, the following tips may help...

  • Allow yourself enough time and patience and look for simple yet beautiful decorating techniques, Such as patterned hearts or  sugar flowers
  • Plan to bake the cake about 3 days before your wedding and decorate it 1-2 days before your reception
  • use a recipe specifically designed to be a wedding cake as it will ensure that it is sturdy enough
  • Cake doesn’t have to be cake anymore. If you’re creative, adventurous and want something unique, you can make your own wedding “cake” from fresh fruit, sweets, chocolates…
  • Have a transportation plan – you don’t want all your hard work going to waste by  the cake getting dropped/squashed!
  • a cupcake wedding cake is a simple, easy and cost effective wedding cake to make
  • Stick with a reliable frosting option, such as buttercream, which is easier to apply than fondant
  • If this is your first bash at baking and decorating a cake, use fresh flowers instead of trying to make sugar flowers or top your cake with a pre-made topper

  • Think about how you wish to display the wedding cake you have created at your reception – consider cake stands, table decorations for around the cake, cake knife etc

Good luck!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Coast - Free Delivery

Another offer day today!

Coast are offering free next day delivery on all orders before 3pm on Wednesday 10th August so what are you waiting for!

Some gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, wedding guest outfits or just a treat...
A captivating stretch Duchess Satin dress with intricate panelled detailing. Figure hugging and flattering, the Jocasta gives you a sophisticated and feminine figure. Wearing length from underarm is 83cm

This is a great bandeau dress with modern hitched detailing at the skirt section. This dress has boning at the bust, is fully lined and has a removable sash belt. Wearing length from underarm is 69cm. 

Make an impact in the Savannah Maxi dress. This bandeau style has a sweetheart neck line and fabulous fishtail skirt, and comes with matching detachable straps

Monday, 8 August 2011

Confetti Offers!

Some more fantastic offers from Confetti...

12% OFF + FREE P&P on orders over £100 - Use code 12AUG

10% OFF orders over £35 - Use code 10AUG

With lots of fab products to choose from, how can you resist?! See below for some of their fantastic new products...

Offer end midnight 31st August 2011.Offers cannot be used with any other promotion codes.
Unless specified, discount is not applied to P&P.
To apply discount, enter voucher code at the checkout. 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Tips & Techniques

Here are a few tips and techniques to help you with your wedding DIY projects...
Tags are great to add to favours, use as placenames or labels for a buffet.
You can create your own template in word or download some templates from here and why not purchase a tag punch to save having to cut them out? Use a hole punch to make the hole for the ribbon - neater than cutting one yourself!

When making your own cards and invitations, take your unfinished invitations to a local printing shop to have them cut to size. This will give your cards a finished, professional-looking edge at a great price; plus it will save you a lot of time and effort over cutting them yourself!

Printable card supplies are often much cheaper than purchasing backing papers and embelishments. Click here for a selection.

Use easy to read fonts for your stationery and inserts.

Use a program such Adobe Illustrator to create your invitations. Although it might take a little while to figure out, it will ultimately allow you to play around more with the general design. You can download free versions on the Adobe website. There are also other free software programmes available to play around with.

Don't be afraid to use unusual colours and textures!

Think about the pieces you need…most people generally want an Invitation, a Response Card and perhaps a Reception Card. Make sure you order enough paper!

Essential tools:
Paper trimmer
Craft knife - A craft knife allows you to cut intricate shapes with precision and ease
Good scissors
Cutting mat

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Moda in Pelle Sale!

Moda in Pelle have a fantastic sale on at the moment – great if you’re a bride, bridesmaid or a guest!

For an additional 10% off the sale price, add SALE10* to your basket before checkout.

Here’s a small selection of the huge range of shoes in the sale...

Happy shopping! x