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 🙂

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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*

The start of 2013!

“Happy New Year!” Are you bored of hearing that yet………………..? I suppose the outcome to that question is how you view the statement. It used to just be the standard greeting that I’d say in the first week of January and by the end of the week I’d find myself rolling my eyes on hearing it. BUT…….this year is different! “Happy New Year” puts a smile on my face. Do you want to know the reason?

Well, I’ll tell you. “Happy New Year!”, “why thank you my friend, as yes, yes it is a happy new year. It’s a new year for meeting lots of new bride and grooms, it’s a year of new designs, it’s a year of exciting opportunities, new paths to take that we don’t know where they will lead and the first fully operational year of Be Our Guest Designs as a bonafide business!”………………….I know what you’re thinking, I bet they wished they hadn’t spoken to me 😉

Maybe my new ‘I’m a mental person, don’t talk to me persona’ about new year is because we already feel it’s started with a bang. We, yes us, yes that’s right, Be Our Guest Designs have only gone and got a mention in an actual bridal magazine! The lovely peeps over at Wedding Ideas have launched a Real Brides supplement and one of our bride’s (who am I kidding, me! little old Jessica of Be Our Guest Designs!) wedding is one of their ten featured days*. Myself and my brand spanking new husband, Luke are totally giddy about it but what’s even better, is that Be Our Guest get a supplier mention and it’s an 8 page spread! We hope that this is a sign of things to come in 2013 and we couldn’t have hoped for a better start.

Myself and Hannah have a tinge of excitement building inside, to see what 2013 will hold, we hope that you guys will come along for the ride x

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*images within the magazine, courtesy of the amazing Albert Palmer photography

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