An actual reason for our tardiness…

Hiya!!

Tis’ me, the part-time blogger……..and now ‘Mommy’. Yup, that’s what has happened since our last update:

I got fat. See example 1A:

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then gave birth to an ACTUAL human! The newest member of the Be Our Guest team, Dougie! See example 2B:

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But never fear my Padawan learners, I am still totally obsessed with weddings and haven’t diverted my attention towards baby blogs and the like. If I’m honest, I find all the stereotypical baby shiz, all a bit vomit inducing. The frilly, cutesy. ‘ooooo, lets all use words shorter than the real word and repeat it twice because the baby will understand me then’ type stuff. Why can’t we talk to our little smurf’s like a normal person? Why do people use words like, ‘neigh neigh’? It’s a horse! A HORSE! You are actually using an extra syllable to describe something very simple, dag nab it!

But anyway, I digress……

So yeah, I am somebody’s Mom now. Very strange but totally awesome too. I took a bit of a break from stationery to get my head around things and to learn how to look after him (thank god for the husband’s 5 week paternity!) but I now feel I know how to not drop him, feed him when he’s hungry and entertain him. We’re quite accomplished at all the above now 🙂

Orginally I was only going to abandon Hannah for a couple of weeks. Our conversation went something like this:

Me (at 8 months pregnant): “I think I might have to duck out of the stationery world a bit earlier than planned as I’m getting a bit snowed under” FYI, there was no cot built and this didn’t happen until 1AM of the day we went into hospital….oops!

Hannah: “yea, that’s totally fine, you should be chilling out now”

Me: “awwwww thanks friend, don’t worry, I think I’ll only need a couple of weeks after they’re born and I’ll be back with you”

Hannah: “Phahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!”

Me: “No seriously, I reckon I can pick the admin back up after a couple of weeks”

Jess returns when Dougie is 6 weeks old. What do we learn from this? Hannah is always right and it takes time for your body to get over birthing a person.

So normal service has now resumed and I promise I can have a conversation with out mentioning Dougie’s bowel movements or how many ounces he drinks 😉

A special mention has got to go out to another Mommy, of the Hannah’s kind. We’re very lucky to have such supportive families and we couldn’t have got through Dougie-gate without your priceless assistance. So, Thank you!

xxx

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Hop hop hooray…

“Do the bunny hop…..hop, hop, hop”

Do you think if you chose to send out our new stationery suite as your wedding invitations, the little long eared fellas would inspire an impromptu group dance of the ‘Bunny hop’ at your wedding reception, High School Musical styley?? If there is an inkling of this happening, can we come?!

Two things that seem to be a favourite on wedding paper goodies. Number One, hot air balloons, as we’ve already established on many a previous post. They’re big, floaty, colourful and have an air (pun intended) of mystery, what’s not to like? Number two, bicycles. Your standard bike, a cheeky tricycle but best of all a tandem 🙂

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Actually, if said Bunny Hop wedding also includes a tandem bike ride, off into the sunset, with ‘just married’ retro cans rattling behind the bride and groom, it is a mandatory requirement that on choosing to hire us, that we attend your wedding*

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If a yellow colour scheme isn’t your cup of tea, our little furry friends design can be altered to suit your awesome day. As with all our designs, colour scheme and wording can be altered at no extra design cost and adds the personal touch to your stationery. We’ve also included our very popular magnet save the dates with this showcase but you can choose to use any of our invite styles, including our Bunting save the dates.

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Well, as a very famous rabbit once said, “that’s all folks!” Or was that Porky Pig??? Anywho, I can’t think of another famous rabbit saying, so I’m running with it!

*Please note that if you do so kindly ask us to help with any of your wedding stationery needs, we will not under any circumstances gate crash your wedding…….promise 🙂

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 🙂

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*

“all you need is love……dah, dah, da, da daaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

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The Beatles never said a truer word…………OK, maybe you need basic amenities and shelter but we like the romantic intention 🙂 Our new ‘Off the peg’ range, ‘Love’ is classical yet modern. The colour pallet of this range can be … Continue reading