We have a great guest blog post from the team behind Alice Palace, one of our recommended wedding stationery companies here at The Natural Wedding Company (you can check out their profile page here). They have been designing and printing wedding stationery for over 6 years now and often get asked about how they come up with their wedding stationery designs and what information should be included on the invitations.
To help our lovely brides- and grooms-to-be they have come up with a fab guide to help you get the wedding stationery which really reflects you as a couple. We’re going to hand you over to Liz, Alice Palace’s studio manager, to tell take you through their top tips…
How We Came Up With Our Wedding Stationery Designs
When Charlie and I were planning our wedding, we were a bit indecisive, we knew we wanted a small intimate wedding with just our closest friends and family but that was as far as our ideas went!
So first things first, we fixed our budget, sensible I know, but there was no point coming up with ideas if they were going to run off the money scale! Once we knew what we had to spend (a small budget), we spent a fun evening consuming a (little) bit of wine, and using the following wedding words we wrote down the first idea that came into our heads:
- Date / time of year we wanted to get married
- Venue / where we thought we would have it
- Colour themes
- What would we eat?
- Our outfits
- The cake
- The flowers
- Stationery ideas
We each took it in turns to read out the answers and discussed our ideas. This really helped to see what we both wanted and it was a great way to come up with ideas for our own unique wedding stationery – which can then be passed on to your wedding stationery designer (if you’re using one).
New Wives Club Christmas Special: quirky illustrated recycled wrapping papers and tapes from Alice Palace
Have you wrapped your Christmas gifts yet? If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you’ll know that I’m way behind this year due to some home renovation, but I’m looking forward to getting festive this coming week when hopefully all will be finished. Yey!
My wrapping paper of choice is most often a simple brown paper parcel tied up with raffia, but when I saw these from Alice Palace with their beautiful hand-drawn images I was in love.
Decorated with joyous festive images such as robins, mince pies, geese, holly berries, Christmas puddings and even a lovely snow bunny – they are so fun and I’m sure your family and friends would be delighted to received parcels wrapped up in this paper. What’s even better is that Alice Palace’s wrapping paper is made from 100% recycled paper and printed using vegetable inks.
To celebrate 5 years of The Natural Wedding Company, Alice Palace are offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount on all wedding stationery orders placed by 30th April 2012. All of the designs created by Alice Palace are original, personal and tell your story, and are just down-right beautiful!
Each design is lovingly created and printed in the UK using recycled FSC certified boarded and recycled envelopes for eco-chic brides. If you are looking for something totally unique with that handcrafted feel then take a look at some examples of wedding stationery they’ve created for other couples and get in touch to discuss yours!
Aren’t these just adorable! These cute ‘Mr and Mrs’ aprons with pretty cupcake illustration are printed in the UK and designed by Alice Palace – and what’s more, they can be personalised with any surname.
Alice has thought of everything and can even print ‘Mr and Mr’ and ‘Mrs and Mrs’ aprons. Perfect for a wedding gift or even a Christmas or anniversary present.