Fruit Salad…

Nostalgia is awesome! Looking back to the past, highlights what great things it has provided us with. It brings you great bits of discarded furniture, no longer wanted by somebody but restored, it’s loved by somebody else. Also, all the best bands are from yesteryear (in my opinion ;)). How many weddings now feature vintage china and rustic elements? Lots……because its awesome. But one of the best bits of ye’ oldie times, I have to admit, by far is…….RETRO SWEETS!

Now here comes the pop quiz. Can you guess which retro sweet influenced our new range? *Please don’t let the title of this post sway your answer. A flying saucer? A gobstopper? A giant cola bottle? A bag of Fizz Whizz or maybe a Sherbet Dip Dab? Ok, you’ve got me, we all know it’s none of the above but it’s a great excuse to lust after one of your favourite guilty pleasures. So, my little sweet lovers, who’s favourite was the ever colourful Fruit Salad? Arrr, the memories of holding your paper bag full of your 20p worth and nearly losing a tooth chomping your way through them. No? Just me then 😳

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‘Fruit salad’s’ colourful print and quirky fonts create a relaxed but fun first impression of your day. As we love the funness of this range, we’ve used it to debut our new Save the Date bunting invite. Instead of just sending a postcard, why not make your first contact with your future guests, interactive?

A small envelope is mounted onto card, but hidden inside the envelope is the secret of the date of your big day of fun, until your guests pull on the string to reveal a cute row of bunting.

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We’re rolling these little beauts out to all of our ranges and they start from £3 an invite.

We hope you like them 🙂

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We love a bespoke design….

Louise contacted us earlier in the year, enquiring about ‘on the day’ stationery for her planned wedding to Matthew, in none other than Sardinia! Yes, you heard right, Sardinia. Our first international order, woo hoo!!

After we composed ourselves, Louise gave us the brief of sea-side pretty with soft pinks and blue/grey hues. They wanted to include a nod to the sea without being ‘fairing sea dogs’………their shell and stripe design emerged and became the theme that ran throughout their stationery package.

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Another first for us, was also being asked to create paddle fans to keep their guests cool in the Italian sun and also function as their ‘order of the day’ information.

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Along with the menus, place names, table numbers and information cards, we hope the guests at this fabulous wedding appreciated the stationery as much as we appreciated being asked to be a small part of Louise and Matthew’s day.

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Congratulations guys!

New designs…..

Our designer Hannah has been a very busy bee and has illustrated a couple of new designs. I love them!

As you know from one of our previous designs “Don’t forget your passport…”, we love any excuse to crowbar a hot balloon into a design, and what a better way than a ruddy big fat one as the main feature. “Up, up and away” can be found in our ‘Off the peg’ ranges and can feature our newly added save the date magnets.

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This is an elegant, pretty but fun design and can be altered to suit any colour theme.

If you’re after a more colourful way to include some sort of air filled transport into your wedding invitations……..then how about “Pop!”. This design can also be found in our ‘off the peg’ range and also can include our save the date magnets.

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As with all of our designs, the final outcome is your decision. If you’d like to change part of the design, please get in touch with us at beourguestdesigns@gmail.com to let us know your ideas.

We hope you like the new additions as much as we do xx

More badges galore….

And here they are! The promised extra photos of the badges range……do you think I could get away with wearing ‘The ACTUAL bride’ badge in every day life? No? *sulks*

New range…..exciiiiiiiiited!

For crafty and designer types, one of the most exciting things EVER is finding new tools and gadgets of the trade.

Hannah and I were lucky enough to have an exciting parcel in the post this week and Hannah hasn’t stopped playing with it! “stop using all the stock Hannah!!”………………….I don’t blame her though, tis fun 🙂

So, I hear you ask, what is this amazing new tool we’ve got and what is it creating?? Well, we’re now able to offer magnets, badges and keyrings. What ever may take your fancy.

These make simple and effective Save the dates as magnets, or maybe you’d like to combine your place names with your favours? Give all of your guests their very own name badge. You could also supply quirky, fun badges as favours, leave them dotted around your venue, they could be a conversation starter. If I had my time again, I’d definitely be rocking a “The actual bride” badge 🙂

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Happy anniversary…

It’s nice when we get contacted by somebody that would like us to create something that’s a little different to actual wedding day stationery.

It was lovely to be asked to design place names for a 15th wedding anniversary dinner. What a great thing to celebrate! We combined the place names with the menu, so every guest had their very own keepsake on their side plate.

15 years is the crystal celebration, so we included little crystals between the courses as a nod to this celebration. We hope everybody had a lovely time and we got very jealous and hungry while making these place cards…….great menu options!

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I wanna Rock…

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In the words of Twisted Sister………….”I wanna Rock!” Our latest addition to the ‘off the peg’ ranges is being celebrated with hand aloft, rock horn waving, head banging appreciation. Rock range can be as subtle or as ROCK as you … Continue reading

Websites, wedding fayres & wonderful people…

So last week was a busy old week. We had websites, wedding events and wonderful people. First on the agenda was ‘websites’. We were superly, duperly happy to launch our new site.

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Little old us have got a proper website. Needless to say we’re a bit happy about it and we hope you like it too.

Secondly, we went to our first ever wedding fayre……or is it ‘fair’, we still don’t know the answer to this but I’m sticking with ‘fayre’ as I think it looks fancier 🙂 We met actual proper brides and some grooms too. OK, so it was mostly brides with maids and moms but still awesome! * Tip for any grooms reading this……..go to at least one fayre, you’ll win heaps loads of brownie points!

Everybody was so lovely and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was great to meet so many wonderful people and quite a few had some awesome ideas that we can’t wait to be a part of. We also had some great feedback from our fellow suppliers which made us feel all proud and warm and fuzzy inside. The wedding industry is such a lovely, supportive environment. We hope we can pass this on to any future couples that we work with.

Here’s a cheeky little snippet of our stall and us being embarrassingly geeky behind it:

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