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Affordable Honeymoon Destinations and Budgeting Tips

As a friend of Invitation House, by now you’ve hopefully realised that you can still have great quality without a huge budget – our invites are a great example of this. This week we’re dedicating our blog to honeymoons with this theme and looking at beautiful, but affordable, honeymoon destinations.
 

Majorca

Majorca is a popular Mediterranean destination well known for its idyllic beaches, stunning mountains, fabulous local cuisine. The fashionable capital, Palma, is perfect for couples that are looking for a lively break with plenty to see and do. What’s more there is a huge range of choice when it comes to accommodation from hotels to beautifully restored farmhouses with private pools in Sencelles and Selva.

 
Here’s just a selection of our favourites Barcelo Illetas Albatros and Hotel Salvia that offer fantastic quality yet can be enjoyed for under £2000.

 
Portugal

When compared to the rest of Europe, Portugal is one of the most budget-friendly destinations but that doesn’t mean it has any less culture or history to absorb! With a wealth of fishing villages, ancient castles, vineyards and olive groves this charming country has so much to offer. What’s more, the local cuisine is rich with seafood, fresh olive oil and world-renowned wines that you can indulge.

Here’s a great website for finding a stunning luxury hotel in Portugal (click here)

 
Croatia Sea

Croatia boasts unbelievable beaches and beautiful medieval architecture offering some of the most breath-taking scenic views Europe has to offer.

The peninsula of Istria is packed with seductive hill towns that feature all stone archways, winding streets and secret gardens. Whilst the island of Hvar sits in the Adriatic and has miles of beaches plus medieval architecture and great nightlife.

Here’s a couple of our favourites in Croatia Villa Dubrovnik and Grand Villa Argentina

 
Ireland

Think tranquil B&B’s, lush countryside landscapes, historic castles and charming villages. Whilst perhaps on the slightly more unusual honeymoon destinations Ireland offers the opportunity to achieve a budget-friendly yet romantic honeymoon.

Fly in to Dublin and spend lap up the rich history the City has to offer and then head out to explore the stunning countryside and popular attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and the River Shannon.

 
Now for some of our top tips that may help you save even more on your honeymoon…
 

Flaunt it

Tell your travel agent, tour operator or hotel that this is your honeymoon – you may be surprised by how many extras are thrown in.

 
Barter

Don’t be afraid to barter on room price and extra’s with your travel agent, to make sure that you get the best deal possible for your budget.

 
DIY Luxury

You might not be flying business or first class, but you can buy a lounge passes relatively cheaply with companies. Don’t forget, dependent on where you are travelling, you can also buy duty free champagne at the airport.

 
Honeymoon Vouchers

If you are planning to book a honeymoon after your wedding, ask your guests for wedding gift vouchers as their present to you. Holiday Gift Cards purchased from High Street Vouchers gives access to over 200 of the world’s leading tour operators and can be spent on package holidays, UK breaks, cruises, hotels, car hire, hotels with airport parking and much more

 
Book Early

Gone are the days when you could pick up a low cost, last minute holiday as tour operators and hotels are noting that guests are booking later and later. For the best honeymoon deals and to give yourself extra time to save up, book your honeymoon well in advance.

 
Exchange Rates

Choose a destination where the exchange rate is good and keep an eye on currency prices well in advance of your honeymoon, so you can buy your holiday currency at the best rates.

 
All Inclusive

All-inclusive holidays offer extra peace of mind as you won’t need to spend your special break worrying about the number of cocktails you order or how much dinner will be each night. All-inclusive hotels have come a long way over the years and there are super stylish hotels offering gourmet cuisine in a choice of restaurants. Depending on the all-inclusive, you can also enjoy water-sports, cookery lessons, spa treatments and excursions in your package.

This article was brought to you by Daisy Chain Invites, UK Wedding Invitation Printing Company specialising in affordable wedding invitations.

DIY Wedding Invitations
How to save money on your wedding invitations

We all know the average wedding now costs over £15,000 and wedding invites are one area where you can save money.  Shabby homemade looking invites you‘ve made yourself can leave your guests with the idea your wedding is being held on a really tight budget.  Even if true, its not the impression you want to give your wedding guests.

Our DIY wedding invitations will save you money without you having to compromise on style and quality. Our do it yourself wedding stationery is printed on a heavy quality hammered textured card, rather than the cheaper smooth card most suppliers use.  Our DIY invitations are supplied with matching hammered envelopes included in the price quoted.

You'll save money by making your own wedding invitations and it's also a lovely way to add your own personal touch to your wedding.  Why not add a lovely ribbon around the centre to hold everything together.

If you're on a tight budget then ready to write invitation packs are a lovely option - stylish but very affordable.

Take a look at our fully personalised professionally printed wedding invitations which start from just 60p each.  Our 'direct from the printer' costs are so low it may not be worth the stress and worry of trying to make your own.

New Wedding Invitation Styles

Whilst most people have been out enjoying the brief moments of British Summer that have been offered up over the last few weeks. The Invitation House team have been hard at work developing new wedding invitation styles that will complement the newly emerging wedding trends.

Rustic Craft Wedding Invite Range

Our new Rustic Kraft Pocketfold Wedding Invitations are right on trend for rustic, woodland and country themed weddings. This super stylish trend is showing continued popularity for weddings over the next 12 months and is perfect for any season.

These wedding invitations feature an attractive entwined heart design on the actual pocket fold and also the matching stationery inside.

The invitation pack includes a pocketfold layout with invitation details printed, Square Information Card and an A7 RSVP card along with a return addressed envelope.

Our stylish vintage wedding invites and stationery are printed on attractive brown flecked kraft card with a rough natural feel.  Our kraft card is 280gsm in weight, is also eco-friendly and 100% recycled.

This style of wedding invitation is right on trend and the growing popularity of vintage wedding invites is easy to understand, as they are ideal for all types of themed weddings, including woodland weddings, rustic weddings and country weddings.

To purchase our Rustic Craft Wedding Invites
click here.


Lavender Country Flower Invitation Range

Our new Lavender Tri-Fold Wedding Invitations are already proving to be one of our most popular wedding invitation designs! These beautiful Wedding Invitations are on trend for country themed weddings and very elegant for those wanting to achieve a traditional wedding style.

The top quality Lavender Tri-Fold Wedding Invitations are supplied on a thick heavy weight (270gsm) hammered textured card and are available in white or ivory. They also offer three areas for printing, top, middle and bottom panels of the invitation, making the style very versatile and great for including additional information for your wedding guests.

All of our wedding invitations are supplied with a matching hammered envelope and we offer an optional extra of printing your guests names free of charge.

To purchase our Lavender Country Flower Invite Range click here

Autumn and Winter Wedding Trends

At Invitation House we absolutely love Autumn and Winter weddings, with Romantic Woodland and Magical Winter Wonderland Trends, it’s hard to deny that these seasons offer a greater array of choice than ever before. In this week’s blog we’ve selected some of our top Autumn and Winter wedding trends and images to help you create a fabulous ‘on-trend’ wedding.

Winter Wedding Venue
This beautiful wedding venue utilises metallic tones and delicate lighting to achieve the perfect winter wedding venue

Winter Wedding Venue

Venue Styling

The Woodland Wedding Trend will be one of the most popular trends going into Autumn, with whimsical detailing including delicate fairy lights, hessian, lace and natural materials all playing an important part in venue décor. For glamorous weddings, remember that metallics are a massive trend for this year and they give you the opportunity to really make your big day sparkle.

Burgundy and Emerald Bridesmaid Dresses
Stunning wedding dresses in Emerald and Burgundy available from www.oasap.com

Bridal Wear

Colours

Jewel toned shades such as plum, burgundy and emerald paired with dusty pastels are proving popular palettes for Autumn and Winter weddings. As mentioned in one of our earlier blogs titled Top Wedding Trends for 2016 – Metallics, metallic colours are set to play a big part in 2016 and 2017 weddings so look to accent your colour palette with brass, rose gold or yellow gold.

Naked Wedding Cake
Naked wedding cakes are the perfect choice for couples wanting a simple, fresh and delicious cake.

Naked Cake

Cakes
Elegant and humble cakes are officially the number one style for cakes this year. Opt for topper-less cakes and neat tiers simply adorned with small bunches of blooms, berries and branches to achieve an ‘on trend’ wedding cake. Angelina Jolie inspired ‘Naked Cakes’ will also continue to be popular throughout 2016, so if your groom to be isn’t keen on frosting and marzipan a naked cake is the perfect choice for you.

Wedding Stationery
Flowing calligraphy, flower garlands and rustic cards are on trend for wedding invitations and wedding stationery this year. Some of our top ranges to compliment the popular trends are our Vintage Stationery Range, Purple & Lilac Butterfly Range and the Art Deco Wedding Range

Vintage Wedding Stationery Bundle
Our vintage wedding stationery range offers a high quality, on trend range guaranteed to impress your guests.

Remember beautiful calligraphy doesn’t have to stop at your stationery. Weave it through your reception details including it on your table numbers, place cards or signage leading guests around your venue.

Vintage Wedding Invitations Bundle

Bridal Wear
The two main trends for Autumn and Winter wedding brides are Fur (Faux Fur) and long sleeved dresses.  Faux fur offers both warmth and glamour for trend setting brides this year which can be incorporated into your look with shawls, coats or accessories. Textures can also give off different vibes for example shearling is more boho chic, whilst a silky fur offers a luxe, glamorous style.

Wild Wedding Flowers Bouquet
This handy guide we’ve found on Pinterest is great for identifying some of the top wild wedding flowers available.

Wild Wedding Flowers

Flowers
Unstructured wild flowers and the inclusion of berries within your bouquet are a must for these beautiful seasonal weddings. Wild and dried flowers can also be more affordable than traditional cut flower arrangements and will provide your wedding with a more bohemian, rustic feel. For table decorations opt for leafy green arrangements utilising eucalyptus, willow and bay leaf branches. In addition, for brides really wanting to achieve that boho chic style then consider swapping your tiara for a flower crown as a statement headpiece that is sure to wow all of your guests.

About Invitation House
Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to
wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.


Our Top Pre-Wedding Stress Busting Tips

If you’re having a Summer wedding, no doubt by now everything is booked and organised, leaving you with an excited yet anxious countdown to the big day. In this week’s blog we’ve compiled some top tips on how to save your sanity and reduce any anxiety you may be feeling in the weeks running up to your wedding.

    Delegate!

Delegation is the key to a stress-free wedding day, you simply cannot (and should not) do everything by yourself whilst remaining calm on the approach to your wedding. Consider the strengths of each member of your bridal party and allocate any tasks accordingly for example, you may have a creative bridesmaid who could help you make your wedding favours or a strong future Brother in Law who’s willing to deliver your items to the reception venue.

    Guest Information Cards

Make sure you have provided your guests with comprehensive information on the running of your special day. This will ensure that everyone understands where to go, what gifts you would like and finer details including parking, accommodation and local taxi companies. Guest information cards are particularly useful if you have family and friends attending your wedding who aren’t from the area. You can check out our range of wedding information cards by clicking here.

    Free up your diary

Avoid being over-scheduled in the week running up to your wedding and eliminate all non-essential meetings and appointments. Ensure that all wedding items are all dropped off at your venue well in advance or task a member of your wedding party to take over this role for you. Wedding rehearsals, hen party’s, rehearsal dinners and family gatherings are best to be avoided to reduce a chaotic run up to your wedding.

    Try it all on

This may seem like common sense but it’s often something that most Brides (and Grooms) run out of time to do. Make sure you wear in your shoes, have a final check that your wedding dress fits and that all of your other accessories have been tried on the week before your big day.

    Be True to Yourself

One of the most important tips we can share to help you reduce stress on the approach (and on the day) of your wedding, is to be yourself. Do the things that make you feel happy and comfortable, whether that’s doing your own hair or makeup, wearing flat shoes or not following all of the traditional expectations throughout the day. There is nothing more beautiful than a bride who is relaxed and having fun.

About
Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Wedding Information Cards for Wedding Invitations

To ensure your wedding runs smoothly and to reduce the number of questions from your guests in the run up to your big day, we recommend the inclusion of wedding guest information cards to accompany your wedding invites.

Within this week’s blog we’ve included a list of information that typically is included on guest information cards:
1.Accommodation details – local hotels and B&B’s covering all price ranges. If the evening reception is being held at a hotel, negotiate Summer-Bunting-Gift-Card reduced rates with the venue at the time of booking to make sure you and your guests get their most competitive rates.
2.Directions – to the church or wedding venue and reception, plus a map and details of local train stations, airports and recommended taxi providers.
3.Parking – include details of the parking arrangements at the ceremony and reception.
4.Dress Code – If no reference is made to dress code on a formal invitation, then morning attire or suits should be worn by guests. If you wish for guests to attend in black tie, then this should be specifically mentioned.
5.Wedding Lists – details of where guests can find your wedding list is one of the most asked questions. We’re also seeing a continuing increase in popularity of short poems advising guests that a gift of money is preferred, our wedding information cards are the perfect place to include this information.
7.Dietary Requirements – include a request to inform the host of special dietary requirements or allergies when accepting the invitation, this will minimise any issues on the day for guests with specific needs
8.Close – advise your guests of the time the events will draw to a close – often referred to as ‘carriages’ – or when the bride and groom are ‘going away’.
9.Contact Details – provide contact details for the person whom all questions should be directed to, remember in the interests of reducing stress on the run up to your big day that contact details don’t necessarily need to be the bride or groom.

At Invitation House we offer a wide range of Guest Information Cards to compliment your wedding stationery range.

 

About Daisy Chain Invites

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Our Favourite Wedding Trends

Today we’re sharing with you some of our favourite wedding finds that we’ve discovered throughout June. We hope our top wedding picks will help to inspire you whilst you’re planning your special day. This backdrop necklace is the perfect wedding accessory for low cut dresses.

Backdrop Beauty

How beautiful is this pearl and crystal backdrop necklace! With backless wedding dresses becoming increasingly popular there are a vast range of backdrop necklaces available to suit your style and budget, from bold statement jewellery to elegant drop pieces for vintage inspired wedding gowns.

Personalised Wedding Hangers

Personalised Presents

We love these personalised wedding hangers from Not On the High Street. Personalised hangers are lovely gifts for members of your bridal party. Make sure your photographer gets some great shots of your stunning dresses lined up in the morning whilst you’re getting ready.


Fantastic Favours chocolate-handmade

Wedding favours can be extremely difficult to choose with such a vast array of options depending on your wedding theme and available budget. However, whatever the trend we think these handmade cake pops are a fantastic gift to your wedding guests that can be personalised to suit your colour scheme.

Glistening Gowns

This year’s metallic wedding trend looks set to be a strong favourite going forward into 2017. Traditional white and ivory wedding gowns are no longer expected to grace the aisle with brides favouring dresses that shimmer, sparkle and glitter. Warm tones of rose gold and copper will be increasingly popular amongst wedding trend setters across the whole event and for brides and bridesmaid’s dresses.

Vintage Wedding Stationery Bundle

Rustic Requests

Your wedding stationery really sets the tone of your wedding style, so make sure your wedding invites and stationery is perfect. Here at Invitation House we have huge range of high quality, beautiful wedding stationery, you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice! We’re particularly in love with our new
Vintage Wedding Stationery Range.

About Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invitations and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.


Brown Kraft Card Vintage Wedding Stationery Range


This week we’d like to tell you all about the beautiful new vintage wedding invites and stationery we’ve been creating. 

Inspired by the Woodland Trend we blogged about last week (read that blog here) we’ve been creating a new range of wedding stationery that perfectly complements this popular trend.

Our stylish vintage wedding invites and stationery is all printed on the same attractive brown flecked kraft card with a rough natural feel.  Our kraft card is 280gsm in weight, is also eco-friendly and 100% recycled.

This style of wedding invitations is right on trend and the growing popularity of vintage wedding invites is easy to understand, as they are ideal for a huge range of themed weddings, including woodland weddings, rustic weddings and country weddings.

One of our creative tips for this wedding stationery range is to buy the matching RSVP postcard or RSVP card with return addressed envelope, and guest information card and tie all three items together with some twine to make a bundle!

To purchase our Vintage Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery range click here or for inspiration on how to create your own woodland wedding, take a look at our Romantic Woodland Pinterest board.

 

About
Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invitations, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Top Wedding Trends for 2017 – Enchanting Woodland

This year an enchanting woodland wedding trend is unleashing the inner fairy in all of us.

Weddings throughout 2017 and 2018 are set to embrace the natural tones of the outdoors to create romantic woodland scenes.  From twinkling fairy lights and hessian bunting this wedding trend adopts a simplistic approach to venue styling and wedding invitations and provides more affordable options to couples planning their wedding – what’s not to love about this trend!

Whether your wedding venue is outside or in, this versatile trend will help you to create a unique and stylish day that oozes personality and drama. Couples planning a woodland themed wedding are utilising natural elements within their special day opting for materials such as wood, cement, cork, hessian, twine and stone.  Some of these materials can also be used to create woodland themed wedding stationery.

Flowers within this trend are stepping away from the traditional bouquet arrangements with a less structured, wild look.  When choosing your flowers take inspiration from seasonal wildflowers such Daisies, Lavender and Foxglove in July or Heather and Thistle in September. Wild and dried flowers can also be more affordable than traditional cut flower arrangements and they will provide your wedding with a more bohemian, rustic feel.  Lavender not only provides rustic styling, it also gives your day a beautiful aroma. 

If you’re looking for wedding stationery to compliment the Woodland Trend, then we have a range of affordable
personalised wedding invites that will satisfy your needs. A few of our favourite wedding stationery ranges are; Cherry Blossom, Watercolour Flowers, Blooms. Invitation House are also launching a new range of wedding invitations called, simply ‘Lavender‘. Each piece of wedding stationery can be tailored to your style with a choice of ribbons, fonts and colours to suit your wedding.


 

About Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Perfect Pastels - Top Trends for Weddings and Wedding Invitations

This week, beautiful summer sunshine that has swept through the UK has inspired us to write about one of our favourite wedding trends, pastels!

The pastel colour palette is prospering as a popular wedding trend that looks set to stay. This versatile wedding trend offers a romantic, sweet and charming style that is perfect for Spring and Summer weddings.

If you’re currently considering the perfect colour for your wedding, take a look at the delicately stylish Rose Quartz and calming pastel blue shade of Serenity, the two colours selected by Pantone’s Colour Institute as Colour of the Year for 2016. These pretty pastel colours offer a wide variety of decoration ideas, wedding dresses, bouquets and accessories, allowing you to gently incorporate the theme throughout your special day.

In addition, trend setting Brides are now ditching the traditional shades of white, ivory and cream for their wedding dresses and instead opting for pretty pastel and print dresses.

When considering wedding stationery, this wedding trend offers a wide variety of options to brides that are carefully considering their wedding colour tones. This season our beautiful Summer Bunting Wedding Invites are proving immensely popular, satisfying both the vintage, garden and pastel themes of 2016.

So, if you’re looking to create a romantic, delicate Summer wedding, take a look at our summer bunting high quality wedding invites and stationery we can supply.

About Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding invitations.  We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround wedding stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Metallic - Top Wedding Invitation Trends for 2016

This year’s wedding scene is all about the shimmer, sparkle and glitter that the metallic wedding trend has to offer.  Top wedding stylists are tipping the metallic trend as a huge influence on the wedding scene and a top wedding trend throughout the whole of 2016. Warm tones such as rose gold and copper are also becoming increasingly popular among wedding trend setters.

In addition, this stylish wedding trend reaches far beyond use on wedding stationery, but also as an integral theme throughout the whole wedding celebration, creeping in everywhere from stylish shimmering stationery and jewellery, to head pieces and glittering wedding cakes.

When looking at wedding stationery foil-pressed lettering and shimmery papers are proving popular for those with larger budgets, whilst satin ribbons and bows fulfil the trend for those who want wedding stationery that compliments this key wedding trend without breaking the bank.

Without a doubt this surprisingly versatile trend will inject a dramatic and glamorous feel to your special day. Sequins, Diamantes and Satin effects are also set to dazzle wedding guests throughout the year.

Decorative Sleeve Wedding Invitations

Our beautiful decorative sleeve wedding invitations are perfect to compliment the metallic trend.

About Invitation House

Invitation House are a leading supplier of high quality, affordable and personalised wedding stationery. We are UK based and have an excellent reputation for quick turnaround stationery supply.

In addition to wedding invites and wedding stationery we also supply a wide range of christening invites, wedding anniversary invitations, party invitations, thank you cards and RSVP cards.

Art Deco Themed Wedding

If your wedding theme is full of art deco glamour and 1920's sophistication then our Art Deco wedding invitations and elegant wedding stationery collection is perfect for you.

This ‘Deco’ pattern is reminiscent of the styles seen in the 1920s and 30s. Elegant and stylish‚ this art deco wedding stationery sets the tone for a grand social occasion. Oozing sophisticated glamour, it’s well suited for both a modern or period wedding setting.

Our wedding invitations and matching wedding stationery designs are simple, elegant and printed on a thick heavy weight card.

Personalised Wedding Invitations - Free Guest Name Printing

Invitation House offer free guest name printing on the all their wedding invitations.  If you are worried about your handwriting then why not ask us to print the guests names in your wedding invitations.

Alternatively if you prefer to add the personal touch and write your own guests names then we can add a line or simply leave a space.

Wedding Invitations - Bride and Groom

See our top quality elegant range of wedding invitations and wedding stationery in our Bride and Groom Wedding Stationery Range.  We have wedding invitations for all bugets starting from just 80p each which can be fully personalised with your wedding guests names if you wish.  This is free of charge along with matching hammered envelopes.

Wedding Invitations for £1.10 each

Elegant wedding invitations for just £1.10 each!

Large Square invitations are a perfect choice for your Wedding Invitations and can work out cheaper than producing your own DIY Wedding Invitations.

Fully printed with wedding details and supplied with lovely matching hammered envelopes.

Made from luxury 270gsm hammered card stock
This card has been made using materials from sustainable suppliers within the UK.

We have a huge range of wedding invitations for all budgets.  Our wedding invitation designs shown above are;

Art Deco Wedding Invitations
Motif Wedding Invitations
Tandem Bike Wedding Invitations
Purple and Lilac Butterfly Wedding Invitations
Summer Bunting Wedding Invitations
Blooms Wedding Invitations
Love Tree Wedding Invitations
Diamante Heart Wedding Invitations
Bride and Groom Wedding Invitations

 

Wedding Invitations for Under £1 each

Elegant and Stylish ribbon embellished wedding invitations.
These pretty invitations are a perfect choice for your Wedding Invitations and start from just 60p each and can work out cheaper than DIY Wedding Invitations.

Fully printed with wedding details and supplied with lovely matching hammered envelopes.

Made from luxury 270gsm hammered card stock
This card has been made using materials from sustainable suppliers within the UK.

We have a huge range of wedding invitations for all budgets.

Wedding Invitations - New for 2016

See our selection of new wedding invitation designs for 2016.  They are all detailed under
Wedding Invitations but here are a few we have selected to show you here.  All our handmade wedding invitations can be supplied with guests names printed free of charge offering you totally personalised wedding invitations.  Our cheap wedding invitations are much more affordable than most high street stationers and the quality is far better.

Motif Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery

Invitation House are pleased to announce a new range of wedding stationery called Motif.  For the brides who prefer all their stationery to match and carry the theme throughout the day we have wedding stationery for the ceremony, wedding reception and thank you cards for sending to your guests afterwards. We now stock:

Several Invitation styles from 80p each
RSVP Cards
Gift or Guest Information Cards
Order of Service
Order of Day Cards
Menus
Place Cards
Table Numbers
Table Plans
Thank You Cards

Click here to see all motif wedding invitations and matching wedding stationery Motif Wedding Invitation designs and matching Motif Wedding Stationery.

Poetry on Marriage

 Mary Weston Fordham

The die is cast, come weal, come woe
Two lives are joined together,
For better or for worse, the link
Which naught but death can sever.

 The die is cast, come grief, come joy.
Come richer, or come poorer,
If love but binds the mystic tie,
Blest is the bridal hour.

 

 Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Geniuses of countless nations
Have told their love for generations
Till all their memorable phrases
Are common as goldenrod or daisies.

 Their girls have glimmered like the moon,
Or shimmered like a summer moon,
Stood like a lily, fled like a fawn,
Now the sunset, now the dawn,

 Here the princess in the tower
There the sweet forbidden flower.
Darling, when I look at you
Every aged phrase is new,

 And there are moments when it seems
I've married one of Shakespeare's dreams.

 

 The Colour of My Love

David Foster and Arthur Janov


I'll paint a sun to warm your heart
Knowing that we'll never part.
I'll draw the years all passing by
So much to learn, so much to try.

I'll paint my mood in a shadow blue,
Paint my soul to be with you.
I'll sketch your lips in shaded tones,
Draw your mouth to my own.

I'll trace a hand to wipe your tears
And trace a look to calm your fears.
A silhouette of dark and light
To hold each other oh so tight.

I'll paint the stars in the evening sky,
Draw the light into your eyes,
A touch of love, a touch of grace,
To softly fall on your moonlit face.

And with this ring our lives will start,
Let nothing keep our love apart.
I'll take your hand to hold in mine,
And be together through all time.

 

 From This Day Forward

Author Unknown

From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.

 

 William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds.
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is not shaken:
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Loves's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom,
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

 

 Somewhere

Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours
for one lone soul, another lonely soul -
Each chasing each through all the weary hours,
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal;

 Then blend they - like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole -
And life's long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.

 

 These I Can Promise

Author Unknown

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;

I cannot promise you an easy pathway
That leads away from change or growing old.

But I can promise all my heart's devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;

 A love that's ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

 

 Yes, I'll Marry You

Pam Ayres

Yes, I'll marry you, my dear,
And here's the reason why;
So I can push you out of bed
When the baby starts to cry,

 And if we hear a knocking
And it's creepy and it's late,
I hand you the torch you see,
And you investigate.

Yes, I'll marry you, my dear,
You may not apprehend it,
But when the tumble-drier goes
It's you that has to mend it,

 You have to face the neighbour
Should our labrador attack him,
And if a drunkard fondles me
It's you that has to whack him.

Yes, I'll marry you,
You're virile and you're lean,
My house is like a pigsty
You can help to keep it clean.

 That sexy little dinner
Which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas,
You can cook it every night!

It's you who has to work the drill
and put up curtain track,
And when I've got PMT it's you who gets the flak,


I do see great advantages,
But none of them for you,
And so before you see the light,
I do, I do, I do!

 

Our Mother

Author Unknown

You are the mother I received
The day I wed your son.
And I just want to thank you, Mum
For all the things you've done.

You've given me a gracious man
With whom I share my life.
You are his loving mother and
I his lucky wife.

You used to pat his little head,
And now I hold his hand.
You raised in love a little boy
And gave to me a man.

 

 This Day I Married My Best Friend

Author Unknown

This day I married my best friend
...the one I laugh with as we share life's wonderous zest,
as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best.
...the one I live for because the world seems brighter
as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.
...the one I love with every fiber of my soul.
We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.

 

 Today I Married My Best Friend

Rachel Elizabeth Cooper (b. 1977)

Today I married my best friend,
Our bond complete, it hath no end,
We share one soul, we share one heart,
A perfect time - a perfect start.

With these rings we share together,
Love so close to last forever,
This special day - two special hearts,
Let nothing keep this love apart.

 

 At My Daughter's Side

Linda Jo

Tomorrow was a lifetime away, now suddenly it's here.
How did it happen so quickly? This wedding drawing near.
How can I act so happy? How can I act so gay?
When in such a very short time, I'll give my daughter away.

 I wish I could grasp a moment, and make the clock stand still
So I could let my heart catch up, but I know it never will.
All the worries of being a parent, all the battles won,
No one ever warned me about the day the job is done.

 Yet, there is another side, where my heart is not as sad.
When I look in my daughter's eyes, I can't help but be joyful and glad. This day she has dreamt about, for just about all her life.
She's going to be such a beautiful bride and a loving, caring wife.

 I'll stand with the congregation as my daughter walks down the aisle And even though there are tears in my eyes, my face wll bear a smile. For I know that I was very blessed when God lent this child to me. To love and care for and nurture, so she would grow up to be This lovely, bright young woman, who tomorrow will be a bride And as always I'll be there, with love at my daughter's side.

 I Promise

Dorothy R. Colgan

I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realize that your interests, desires and needs
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention
and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how. Completely and forever.

 

 Marriage Advice

Jane Wells (1886)

Let your love be stronger than your hate and anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. Believe the best rather than the worst.

 People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.

 Please hand this down to your children and your children's children.

 

 Never Marry But For Love

William Penn (1644-1718)

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. He that minds a body and not a soul has not the better part of that relationship, and will consequently lack the noblest comfort of a married life.

 Between a man and his wife nothing ought rule but love. As love ought to bring them together, so it is the best way to keep them well together.

A husband and wife that love one another show their children that they should do so too. Others visibly lose their authority in their families by their contempt of one another, and teach their children to be unnatural by their own examples.

Let not enjoyment lessen, but augment, affection; it being the basest of passions to like when we have not, what we slight when we possess.

Here it is we ought to search out our pleasure, where the field is large and full of variety, and of an enduring nature; sickness, poverty or disgrace being not able to shake it because it is not under the moving influences of worldly contingencies.

Nothing can be more entire and without reserve; nothing more zealous, affectionate and sincere; nothing more contented than such a couple, nor greater temporal felicity than to be one of them.

 The Art Of A Good Marriage

Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.

 A good marriage must be created. In marriage the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands.

 It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

 It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.

 It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

 It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.

 It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.

 A Good Wedding Cake

Author Unknown

4 lb. of love.

 1 lb. butter of youth.

 1/2 lb. of good looks.

 l lb. sweet temper.

 1 lb. of blindness for faults.

 1 lb. of self forgetfulness.

 l lb. of pounded wit.

 l lb. of good humour.

 2 tablespoons of sweet argument.

 1 pint of rippling laughter.

 1 wine glass of common sense.

 1 oz. modesty.

 Put the love, good looks and sweet temper into a well furnished house. Beat the butter of youth to a cream, and mix well together with the blindness of faults. Stir the pounded wit and good humour into the sweet argument, then add the rippling

 laughter and common sense. Work the whole together until everything is well mixed, and bake gently for ever.

 The Blessing Of The Apaches

Author Unknown

Now you will feel no rain,

 For each of you will be shelter to the other.

 Now you will feel no cold,

 For each of you will be warmth to the other.

 Now there is no more lonliness for you,

 For each of you will be companion to the other.

 Now you are two bodies,

 But there is only one life before you.

 Go now to your dwelling place,

 To enter into the days of your togetherness.

 And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

 Apache Blessing

Author Unknown

May the sun bring you new energy by day,

 May the moon softly restore you by night,

 May the rain wash away your worries

 And the breeze blow new strength into your being,

 And all the days of your life may you walk

 Gently through the world and know its beauty.

 Eskimo Love Song

Author Unknown

You are my husband (wife)

 My feet shall run because of you

 My feet shall dance because of you

 My heart shall beat because of you

 My eyes see because of you

 My mind thinks because of you

 And I shall love because of you.

 Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love

Edmund O'Neill (b. 1929)

Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

 Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent or child.

 Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.

When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love

 each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill.

 Our Family

Author Unknown

Our family is a circle of love and strength.

 With every birth and every union, the circle grows.

 Every joy shared adds more love.

 Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.

 Why Marriage?

Author Unknown

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,

 With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

 Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,

 Who won't hold them against me,

 Who loves me when I'm unlikable,

 Who sees the small child in me, and

 Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Becasue I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night

 With someone who thanks God for me,

 With someone I feel blessed to hold...

 Because marriage means opportunity

 To grow in love in friendship...

 Because marriage is a discipline

 To be added to a list of achievements...

 Because marriages do not fail, people fail

 When they enter into marriage

 Expecting another to make them whole...

 Because, knowing this,

 I promise myself to take full responsibility

 For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness

 I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage

 Together we create our marriage...

Because of this understanding

 The possibilities are limitless.

 On Marriage

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?" And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

 Blessing For A Marriage

James Dillet Freeman

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.

May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness.

 May you want one another, but not out of lack.

 May you entice one another, but not compel one another.

 May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults.

If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.

May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

 To Be One With Each Other

George Eliot (1819-1880)

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?

Purple and Lilac Butterfly Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery

Invitation House are now adding additional wedding stationery items to their popular Purple and Lilac Butterfly Design.  For the brides who prefer all their stationery to match and carry the theme throughout the day we have wedding stationery for the ceremony, wedding reception and thank you cards for sending to your guests afterwards. We now stock:

Several Invitation designs from 80p each
RSVP Cards
Gift or Guest Information Cards
Order of Service
Order of Day Cards
Menus
Place Cards
Table Numbers
Table Plans

Please see our full range on Purple and Lilac Butterfly Tri Fold Wedding Invitation designs and stationery.

 

Wedding Stationery by Invitation House

Invitation House offer a range of personalised wedding invitations from the plain, simple and elegant single sided invitations to the more luxurious wrap ribbon invitations featuring a thick double faced satin ribbon. The prices quoted include fully printed unique wedding invitations, (personalised with guests names if you wish), and a matching envelope.

All our wedding designs offer unique wedding invitations and just because they are beautiful invitation cards does not mean that they are expensive.  We have worked hard to build a reputation for top quality invitations at prices which enable you to spend more of your budget on other elements of your wedding day.  We prove you don’t need to compromise on quality and service in order to achieve beautiful, unique wedding invitations cheaply.

We supply all wedding stationery items at very affordable prices and our minimum order quantity is just 15 invites. Our wedding invitation cards are contemporary in style and we now stock floral wedding invitations featuring a cream rose, gerberas and white lilies.

Once you have placed an order and supplied your details our designers will produce a proof for you to approve and double check any spellings before we print your invitations and wedding stationery.

We stock a huge range of ribbon colours to complement a colour scheme you may have chosen for your wedding, the more popular wedding colours are, purple, orange, burgundy, lilac, red, black, gold , royal blue, turquoise, teal, aqua and ivory. We can produce invitations with both organza and satin ribbon.  Alternatively if you prefer to add your own ribbon we also offer a printing service starting from just 60p each.

As soon as you have confirmed your guest list and have all the correct spellings for guests names and addresses then its time to order your stationery. Double check postcodes so that there is less chance of your invitations going astray in the post.

Wedding etiquette usually states that invitations should be sent out 8-10 weeks beforehand but if you’ve not already sent out Save the Date cards then the earlier you can post them the more chance you have your guests will be able to attend. Bear in mind that if you are getting married during the summer people do tend to book holidays up to 12 months in advance.

It's always a good idea to order a few extra wedding and evening invitations as you may have a reserve list of guests who you’d like to invite if you have a wedding guest who is not able to share your wedding day. It's also nice idea to order an additional invitation for your wedding day keepsake box.

Wedding Stationery

Our stationery prices seem much cheaper compared to some companies but you can be confident we don’t compromise on the quality of all the materials we use, ie the thickness of the card, the ribbon width and quality, even the envelopes. We source all items in bulk so we can offer you affordable wedding invitations and wedding stationery items.

Discount or cheap wedding invitations are usually only available when buying large quantities but at Invitation House our minimum order is just 15. Our cheap wedding invitations are top quality, read our reviews for confidence when buying our handmade wedding invites. Personalised invitations can be purchased for as little as 60p each.  We stock a huge range of wedding stationery to match.

Evening Invitations

Evening Reception Invitations can also be sent out at this time to the guests who are not attending the ceremony itself.

Reply Cards and RSVP Cards

Its also a good idea to send out a reply card with your invitations as it makes it much easier for your guests to respond to your invitation. They are an excellent way of ensuring your guests reply within a time frame and we can also supply cards with details of the wedding breakfast and a series of tick boxes so you can let the reception venue know meal requirements in advance of the wedding. We offer two styles of reply card, the postcard style with RSVP details on one side and your return address on the reverse, these are 35p each or the RSVP card with separate addressed envelope for 55p each.

If you are providing transport between the church or venue and reception then this is way of finding out if they’d like a seat reserving. This is a popular option if reception venues have limited parking.

Order of Service Books and Order of the Day Cards

We have an option for all budgets and requirements. These are given to your guests as a detailed programme of the days events and timings for either a church service or civil ceremony. They make a lovely memento of the day as guests like to keep them and take them home afterwards.

Your order of service will be printed with all personalised details regarding the wedding ceremony, hymns and readings.  We include your names, date and church details on the front cover and can print your wedding party details on the inside front cover if you wish ie. Name of best man, bridesmaids, and ushers etc.

Our order of service books can be finished with a luxurious ribbon to match your colour theme. If you prefer we can supply the card outers for you to add your own inserts. All our invitation styles and designs can be incorporated into the wedding order of service.

Wedding Thank You Cards

These are usually ordered last but can be purchased in advance of your wedding day so that you have plenty of time after the wedding to get them posted out to your guests. Why not take them on honeymoon and write them at your leisure.

Its important to send a thank you card to all guests who have sent a gift, even if they were not able to attend the actual wedding day celebrations.  We sell thank you cards for just 60p each and the card will match the card used on your initial invitations and other wedding stationery. To save time writing them we can personalise each card and then print a generic thank you message from you both, alternatively for those, who prefer to handwrite a message, we can leave space for this on the design.

Its also appropriate to refer to the actual gift in the card but don’t forget to write a list of who bought what as you open your wedding presents.

Menu Cards

We supply both large table menu cards for sit down meals, usually two per table is sufficient, these can be finished in ribbon to match your theme and also detail the wines being served and the toasts. They can also detail any vegetarian courses or children’s meals.

Alternatively, we can produce individual menu cards for each guest with their name on. These are much more personal and if your guests have pre-selected their meal choices in advance they can be personalised for each guest with their own choices detailed. These menu cards are perfect for those guests who haven’t remembered what they ordered which could have been a few weeks prior to your wedding day. We can print individual details for the starter, main course and dessert.

We can also provide menus for evening receptions and separate children's menus if you wish.

Place Cards

Place cards ensure your guests know exactly where to be seated during the reception. Place cards can be printed in a font to match the rest of your stationery and are available in white or ivory card. We can also print the details of the meal courses on the reverse for each guest if they have selected their meal in advance of the wedding.

Alternatively if you wish to handwrite your own place cards then we can supply them blank.

Planning your wedding

For most of us our wedding day is one of the biggest days (if not the biggest) of our lives and it requires months of planning to ensure it runs smoothly and everyone has a memorable time. Organising the venue, wedding dress, flowers and reception food tends to be quite high up on the list of priorities but organising your wedding stationery is one of the most important aspects of your day. The wedding stationery not only gives your guests all the information they need for your wedding day, for example date, time, venue, directions, gift preferences, and dress code (black tie), the look of your stationery also sets the tone and style of your day. Guests will have a good idea from the wedding invitation what colour scheme you have chosen and the level of formality on the day.

Language Wedding Invitations

We are able to produce wedding invitations in most languages and have also printed religious symbols on our invitations for both Sikh and Hindu weddings. We have produced invitations for Muslim, Polish, Spanish, French, Greek and Jewish weddings.

Information and Gift Cards

These are supplied in matching hammered card and can include any information you may wish to convey to your wedding guest. For example, directions, hotel details, dress code or gift list details. Our insert cards can be used for any information you may wish to include with your wedding invites. Single Sided Printing is 35p per card and double sided printing is just 45p per card.

Wedding Save the Date Cards

It is important to notify your guests as soon as you know the date of your wedding so that your wedding date can be put into diaries. Sending out save the date cards in advance takes the pressure off organising your wedding invitations so you can take your time and ensure all ceremony and reception details are correct and included. If you are getting married on a weekday or during school holidays then the earlier your guests know this, the more easily they can arrange to be with you on your wedding day. We also offer Save the Date cards for the whole wedding day and Save the Date cards for the evening reception only.

New Party Invitation - Drink Champagne and Dance on the Tables

Invitation House are in the process of introducing some new invitation styles to our current party invitations.  Our first new addition is this cheeky 'Time to drink champagne and dance on the tables' party invitation which is suitable for any party or occasion.  The informal style of the invitation is available in any colour and the invitation details can be printed in any colour and font style.

This party invitation is suitable for all birthdays (18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th) not sure about dancing on the table after 70!!  They are also suitable for other celebration events where a party is in order.  How about Hen Do Party Invitations or Engagement Party Invites. 

Click here to see Drink Champagne and Dance on the Tables Party Invitation designs and styles.


Personalised Affordable Wedding Invitations

Our cheapest Wedding invitations start from just 60p.  Personalised Wedding Invitations with the guests names printed and a matching envelope for quick delivery!

Click here to see Single Sided Wedding Invitation designs and styles.

These wedding invitations are perfect if you wish to add your own embellishment enabling you to buy professionally printed wedding invitations for a much cheaper price.

Our invitations are produced using a thick heavy weight hammered card and are available in either white or ivory. 

They are supplied with matching hammered envelopes.

We have a range of on trend fonts for you to create truely bespoke classic invitations to wow your guests!

 

Wedding Order of Service Readings

He Never Leaves the Seat Up!

He never leaves the seat up
Or wet towels upon the floor
The toothpaste has the lid on
And he always shuts the door!

She’s very clean and tidy
Though she may sometimes delude
Leave your things out at your peril
In a second they’ll have moved!

He’s a very active person
As are all his next of kin
Where as she likes lazy days
He’ll still drag her to the gym!

He romances her and dines her
Home cooked dinners and the like
He even knows her favourite food
And spoils her day and night!

She’s thoughtful when he looks at her
A smile upon his face
Will he look that good in 50 years
When his dentures aren’t in place?!

He says he loves her figure
And her mental prowess too
But when gravity takes her over
Will she charm with her IQ?

She says she loves his kindness
And his patience is a must
And of course she thinks he’s handsome
Which in her eyes is a plus!

They’re both not wholly perfect
But who are we to judge
He can be pig headed
Where as she won’t even budge!

All that said and done
They love the time they spent together
And I hope as I’m sure you do
That this fine day will last forever.

He’ll be more than just her husband
He’ll also be her friend
And she’ll be more than just his wife
She’s be his soul mate ‘till the end


The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together departs from that of the ordinary, dictionary-defined discourse. Familiarity creates a new language, an in-house language of intimacy that carries reference to the story the two lovers are weaving together and that cannot be readily understood by others.

Alain de Botton


Paths and Journeys (Adapted from Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy)

We are all on our own paths, all on our own journeys.  Sometimes the paths cross, and people arrive at the crossing points at the same time and meet each other. There are greetings, pleasantries are exchanged, and then they move on. But then once in a while the pleasantries become more, friendship grows, deeper links are made, hands are joined and love flies.  The friendship has turned into love.  Paths are joined, one path with two people walking it, both going in the same direction, and sharing each other's journeys.  Today Sharon and Tim are joining their paths.  They will now skip together in harmony and love, sharing joys and sorrows, hopes and fears, strengthening and upholding each other as they walk along side by side.  At home by the fire, whenever I look up, there you will be.  And whenever you look up, there I shall be.


 “The One”

When the one whose hand you’re holding
Is the one who holds your heart
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight
And the things you plan together
Makes the whole world seem just right
When the one whom you believe in
Puts their faith and trust in you
You’ve found the one and only love
You’ll share the whole life through


 “What is a Soulmate?”

If you have found a smile
That is the sweetest one you’ve known
If you’ve heard within a voice the echoes of your own
If you have felt a touch that stirs the longing of your heart
And still can feel that closeness in the moments you’re apart
If you have filled with wonder at the way two lives can blend
To weave a perfect pattern that is seamless end to end
If you believe some things in life are simply meant to be
Then you have found your soulmate, you hearts own destiny.

Please see our range of order of service books at
Wedding Order of Service Booklets with ribbon designs and styles.

Invitation House Customer Reviews

This company were excellent from start to finish. Correspondence was always answered quickly and they delivered exactly what I wanted. If you are looking for simple but lovely invitations and other stationery, this company is definitely what you are looking for. I purchased invitations, name place cards and order of service and they all came within 4 days of each order! Amazing.
Helen Grice - 14 June 2015

5.0 out of 5
Wanted wedding invites which looked amazing without paying an extortionate amount. Invitation House have done just that! They look fantastic just brilliant! Great quality printing and paper, replied to emails ASAP, and amended last minute things with no complaints. Will definitely be using Invitation House for my thank you cards after my wedding and be recommending you to everyone that is wanting invites of all sorts. Many thanks indeed. I just absolutely love my invites thank you so much.
Priya Jivani - 13 June 2015

We wanted a small number of Order of Services for our wedding in two weeks time. Invitation house talk us through our needs and offered an excellent quick service. They arrived today, excactly what we had in mind, the service provided was second to none.

Richard and Sheila.Sheila Bates - 11 June 2015

Invitation House has just produced invites for my husband and I's Wedding Vow Renewal/Ruby Wedding Anniversary. The service is fantastic! They arrived today having only ordered them 4 days ago. The quality is excellent. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending them. Thank you for a first rate service! Sylvia 09/06/2015.Sylvia - 09 June 2015

Recently ordered invitations for our Golden Wedding celebration. Quality, service.
And delivery were excellent. Communications with Jan were quick and easy. I would definitely recommend Invitation House.
Beryl Marlow 3rd June 2015.Beryl Marlow - 03 June 2015

The Process to order the invites was simple and easy and Jan's communication was faultless, we love out invites and would not hesistate to recommend to anyone else.Zoe C - 02 June 2015

We have been looking for wedding invitations in a small quantity at a reasonable price for some time and google popped up with Invitation House and am I glad they did. Lots of great ideas easy to use website, ordering process and excellent communication, the final invitations are perfect, just what we wanted. Highly recommended, thank you Invitation House for being part of our plans and helping us tick another box!Tracey Maddison - 31 May 2015


I had searched everywhere for a 60th wedding anniversary invite to no avail. Finding Invitation House was just perfect, The price, assistance, communication and final result was ourstanding and I cannot recommend highly enough.Lisa Papworth - 31 May 2015


The 'single-sided wedding invitations without ribbon' that we ordered for our evening reception met our requirements perfectly and surpassed our expectations. The order was handled with efficiency and professionalism from start to finish; we would definitely use Invitation House again and will recommend them to others. Thank you.
Caroline 28.05.15.Caroline Laura - 28 May 2015


I ordered place name cards, table plan cards and table numbers! Everything was perfect.
I'm so happy and impressed with how quick and easy the whole process was!
The finished product is at a very high standard and I will be recommending this company to friends and family.Lindsay nicol - 22 May 2015


Ordered my daughters wedding invitations week commencing 11.05.15. Proofs came through friday/sat - I checked them all through and confirmed 9pm sunday evening 17.05.15.

Invitations arrived wednesday 20.05.15. A very quick and efficient service and the invitations are lovely on a very high quality card. Would definitely recommend and will use them for the next wedding.
D. Cook.Deborah Cook - 22 May 2015


Invitation House printed the Order of Service booklets for our church service, and menus, place cards and table names for our reception. We were so impressed with the fantastic service - received an answer to my initial enquiry on a Sunday evening! All the printing was beautifully done, and delivered quickly. Highly recommended.Corinne Ashley - 22 May 2015


Ordered my sons christening invitation and I couldn't be happier with them. Money well spent and the service was excellent. Highly recommended and will definitely come back again. Thank you.Michelle Michael - 19 May 2015


Ordering our wedding invitations couldn't have been easier and they arrived within a few days of our order. The quality of the invitations is just stunning! We are absolutely delighted! Thank you Jan.Sue and Alan - 17 May 2015


Ordered our wedding invites from invitation house and they are wonderful. I cannot wait to order place cards, menus and order of service from invitation house. Jan is lovely and really kept me up to date. Speedy delivery. So thrilled. Thank you Jan. Charlotte and James x.Charlotte Crutcher - 14 May 2015


I have received the 40th birthday invitations that I ordered for my husbands birthday this morning. They are wonderfully done, fantastic quality and look elegant which is just what I wanted. Thank you for brilliant service :).Jess Bennett - 12 May 2015

We are extremely pleased with the invitations we have ordered - excellent quality, a good choice of styles which suited our needs perfectly. Extremely impressive service, efficiency and friendliness could not be faulted.
Many thanks. Dorothy Priest.Dorothy Priest - 10 May 2015


Great service provided by invitation house. Great communication which sometimes can be lacking when ordering online but not from invitation house. Very quick and the quality of invite is fantastic. Will recommend to all family and friends in the future. 5 stars. I'd like to thank everyone at invitation house.Stuart brown - 09 May 2015


An excellent service. High quality products and Jan and Steve are very responsive to tight timescale requests. Our golden wedding celebration invitation cards have generated many complimentary comments. The events manager at the hotel where we are having our Golden wedding celebration was impressed by the place cards and menu cards. John Main.John Main - 04 May 2015


Perfect result with excellent service. From my first call to Steve we have felt comfortable and confident with the service we have received from Invitation House. Amazing thank you so much, we will be back. Jill.Jill Saunders - 02 May 2015


Thank you so much for our lovely invitations and for doing them so quickly, they are now in the post! Your customer service is excellent, your invitations beautiful. We will not hesitate in recommending you - lovely people, the best service.
Marian Leeder - 01 May 2015


Our invitations arrived unbelievably quickly and were lovely. We'd been recommended Invitation House and I wouldn't hesitate in doing the same.Martine Cooper - 25 April 2015

Jan was absolutely fabulous, our wedding invitations, place cards and order of service exceeded our expectations - we would highly recommend Invitation House as our experience from start to finish was easy, pleasant and the value compared to other stationers was outstanding - thank you Jan for making our special day complete Quentin and Gail !!!!

Pocketfold Wedding Invitations

See our new range of pocket fold wedding invitations available from 2014.  Our new Pocket Wedding Invitations are the latest style we've added to our range at Invitation House.
 
Square Pocketfold Wedding Invitation designs.

This design enables you to send information to your guests in the form of extra cards which are kept safely in the pocket at the side of the invitation.  The insert cards can be removed from the wedding invitation for convenience, very useful it you have included directions.

Information suitable for insert cards are as follows:

Directions to venue
Gift List Details
Accommodation options in the local area
Taxi Numbers
Venue restrictions ie. children
Timings and Order of the Day
Wedding Breakfast Menu

 

Ordering Wedding Invitations

Similar to choosing the perfect wedding dress, ordering wedding invitations can cause bridal panic attacks. First impressions last forever, and wedding invitations set the tone and theme for the entire affair – not to mention the fact that they’ll last forever in your mother-in-law’s scrapbook.


Put all that together and it’s easy to see what a central role invites play in your big day. But remember, this is supposed to be fun! Take a deep breath and consider the following invitation details to guide yourself through the process intact.


Many brides struggle with creating the perfect theme for their weddings. In my experience, brides begin with a theme in mind, but it goes out the window once they see invitation samples they love. Keep an open mind about invitations, especially if you have no locked-in theme or colour scheme. Sometimes, actually viewing product samples is the difference between liking an invitation and ordering an invitation.

My best advice when it comes to planning a wedding is to stick with a colour theme, rather than stick to a design theme. Narrow design themes can eliminate choices before you’ve even considered them.


Invitations can get pricey. It’s also difficult to weigh a fair price against the level of quality and detail required. I recommend that brides compare the prices of many wedding invitation suppliers to ensure they’re receiving reasonable deals. Invitation House offer free guest name printing on invitations, and offer free shipping on all UK orders over £200. It’s important to consider each aspect of a price to get the best value for money.


Wedding Invitation design


Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. What one bride loves, another bride hates. For example, more outgoing brides could feel that a tri fold with a satin ribbon and diamante heart perfectly sets the stage for an elaborate, flashy wedding. On the other hand, traditional brides may love classic invitations, featuring a white hammered card with black, gold or silver ribbon that appears simple and elegant.


I would also recommend that brides stay away from adding photos of the couple to the wedding invitations. Photos of the couple, or of a landscape, are more appropriate for a thank you card or a save-the-date card. If you have your heart set on incorporating a favourite photo, use it on your wedding order of service, table menu or wedding favour.


Wedding Stationery Supplier


Shopping for invitations online can save brides a lot of time, money and stress. Wedding Invitation suppliers, like Invitation House, offer a vast selection of designs and can provide a custom design invitations to fit each bride’s unique requirements. Brides can also easily search for reviews of suppliers online. Past brides often offer the most reliable feedback.


Ease your invitation stress by performing a little research before contacting suppliers. Know roughly what you want, but keep an open mind in order to get the best results. Have fun with the process, and you’ll be able to create something that you’ll want in your scrapbook, too.

See our range of wedding invitations at Wedding Invitation designs.

Wedding Planning
Part Two - 10 Step guide to planning your wedding


Step 5 - Plan your wedding guest list

Your guest list and the number of people invited will be closely linked to your budget as within your budget you’ll have an agreed amount to be spent on the reception venue. The size of the reception venue could also determine the number of people who can be invited.

So now start planning who is invited. Start with the people closest to you, the key players (family members, best man or men, bridesmaids, etc) and then work outwards. Imagine you are designing your 'family and friends tree'.

At this point, do not worry about the actual number of people you have down but think more about not overlooking anyone. Once you are convinced you have everyone included, you can start eliminating people off the list or at least categorising people into daytime and evening guests.

Be prepared to give and take a little when discussing people with your partner and try to be as accommodating as possible.

Step 6 - Choosing the dress

Buying a wedding dress will be one of the most fun and exciting parts of the whole wedding preparation process. Remember to plan attire and accessories for the groom, ushers, bridesmaids, flower girls, pageboys and every other member of the wedding party’

Step 7 - Order wedding stationery

Whilst you’ve probably already told everyone you know about your up and coming marriage, now is the time to make it official. Your wedding invitations and associated stationery (rsvp cards, information cards etc.) should be sent out approximately 3-6 months in advance of your big day, but it’s never too early to choose a design or style of stationery that you love. In order to give your guests as much notice as possible, why not send out 'save the date' cards to announce your wedding and ensure that your guests keep that date free, with an ‘official invitation to follow’ in the near future. At Invitation House we supply the complete range of wedding stationery to include Save the Date cards, wedding invitations, rsvp cards, information cards, order of service booklets, place cards and table plan cards and thank you cards, all created in the same design to match your wedding theme.

Step 8 - The Honeymoon

Planning a wedding is a lot of work and at the end of it you’ll need a holiday!  Your honeymoon could be your first few weeks alone with your new partner, so it should be truly exciting. If you’ve not built your honeymoon spend into your main wedding budget then decide between you both how much money you can allocate for your honeymoon, and where you’d like to go.

Step 9 - Book a photographer

Through out your wedding day you will experience so many wonderful moments that you will want to remember forever. Do plenty of research to ensure you find the right photographer to capture your magic moments.

Step 10 - Your wedding guest list

Whilst you are getting married for love, one nice 'bonus' is all those lovely presents you are going to receive. It is a good idea to have a gift list so you don’t get 4 toasters and 5 kettles! Wedding gift lists can be arranged at most leading department stores. Another popular choice for the modern bride and groom is to request money instead of a boxed gift.  As most couples have already established a home before they have got married this is now the preferred options and ensures money can be put towards a lovely honeymoon or household improvements.

Finally, enjoy the planning and have fun!

Wedding Planning
Part One – 10 Step guide to planning your wedding


Planning your wedding should be one of the most fun times in your life, our quick step guide has been designed to make planning your wedding day not only fun but also stress free.


Step 1 – Plan your budget


One of the first things to think about when planning a wedding is how much you can afford to spend. Whether your budget is £2000 or £40,000, you can be sure that there are wedding venues and services out there that will suit your needs.

Invitation House have affordable invitations ranging from just 60p each for those couples on a tight budget. Some couples choose to pay for their wedding themselves, whereas others share the cost with their parents, or the parents are happy to fund the whole day themselves.


Step 2 – Find your venue


First of have a rough wedding date in mind. More often than not, unless you are planning to an exact date years in advance, the availability and choice of venue will drive the actual date of the wedding.

Choosing the right wedding venue will most certainly take time, do plenty of research to ensure you find a perfect setting for your big day. If you choose to get married in a church or require a local registrar then be sure to seek the advice of your local Register Office.

When both the ceremony and wedding venue arrangements have been chosen, your whole day should fall into place. Something else important to remember will be your first night together as a married couple. Not all reception venues have hotel facilities, so planning your first night together should be something too consider when viewing wedding venues.


Step 3 – Buy wedding insurance


The average UK wedding costs between £15,000 and £20,000. While it is not very romantic to think about what might go wrong with your wedding, it is best to be prepared. Purchasing wedding insurance from the moment you start spending money on your wedding could really help with peace of mind for both your wedding spend, and honeymoon spend alike.


Step 4 – Select your wedding rings


Now you have set a date and purchased wedding insurance you can start to buy all of the accessories that will bring your big day together. When choosing your rings remember you are also taking another step towards bonding yourselves together forever.


Step 5 – Plan your wedding guest list


Your guest list and the number of people invited will be closely linked to your budget as within your budget you’ll have an agreed amount to be spent on the reception venue. The size of the reception venue could also determine the number of people who can be invited.

So now start planning who is invited. Start with the people closest to you, the key players (family members, best man or men, bridesmaids, etc.) and then work outwards. Imagine you are designing your ‘family and friends tree’.

At this point, do not worry about the actual number of people you have down but think more about not overlooking anyone. Once you are convinced you have everyone included, you can start eliminating people off the list or at least categorising people into daytime and evening guests.

Be prepared to give and take a little when discussing people with your partner and try to be as accommodating as possible.
Part 2 of this guide will follow.


This article was brought to you by http://www.invitationhouse.co.uk
Suppliers of cheap wedding invitations and order of service books

Wedding Thank You Card Verses and Poems


We can print any wording inside your card but here are a few examples.

Just a card to thank you
 And a line to tell you too.
 Nothing could have been more welcome
 Than that thoughtful gift from you.
 And as the years shall come and go
 Your gift will give us pleasure
 And bring you back to us again
 In memories to treasure.
 
So from the tips of our boots
To the tops of our hats
We thank you for your present
And your hearty "congrats".
 
A loving note can barely say
all we felt that magic day.
A heartfelt thanks is sent to you
for your thoughtful gift and wishes, too.
 
These few words can hardly say
all I felt on my magical birthday.
I send to you my heartfelt thanks
for your thoughtful gift
and your best wishes too.
 
Our wedding day was special because we were lucky
enough to be surrounded by the people we love.
Your thoughtfulness & generosity are truly appreciated.
Thank you for sharing in the start of our new life together.

We would like to thank you
In our special way,
For the gift you gave
On our wedding day.
It was thoughtful and kind
And generous too,
The perfect gift
To us from you.
A gift to remind us
Of our wedding day
So to you for your kindness
Thank you we say.

This brings sincere thanks
 for the lovely gift you sent.
 We hope it helps to tell you
 just how much it meant.

Words cannot express
 the joy that we feel
 remembering that you shared
 the beginning of our new life together.
 Thank you for your very thoughtful gift.

Your presence at our wedding has added
 much love to special our day.
 Your gift has brought us joy and will
 help us build our life together.

Our wedding would not have been
 complete without the support of
 our family and friends.
 Thank you for sharing our day!

A.A loving note can barely express how you have added to our happiness. We would like to send our sincerest thanks for your thoughts, your prayers, your wonderful gifts & your presence in our lives.

We planned our day for many months
We thought that it would never come
But then it came, and went so fast
But we have beautiful memories that will always last
Our day was perfect Better than we could have wished
And in one way or another you contributed to this
Whether you were there to share our day
Or thought of us along the way Gave a gift
Or said a prayer Your kindness & generosity means more to us than words can say
And for this in our hearts you will always stay All our love

See our page for ideas of thank you card verses at
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Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery on a Budget - Keeping Costs Down

Below are some top tips on how to reduce your costs and keep to your  allocated wedding budget when it comes to your stationery order:

Choose and place the order for the invitations at least 6 months in advance. Ordering the invitations at the last minute can be stressful, not to mention the worry of not getting your guests to respond in time. Stick to your wedding timeline guide and order the invitations early!  This is particularly important if you haven’t sent out save the date cards.

Order extra invitations with your original stationery order. Bulk orders at one time will cost you less than having to get extras made later down the line. You will save money on the postage and packaging costs.  Ordering extra wedding stationery will also allow for you to invite extra guests should you receive any regrets.

Place your stationery order with one wedding supplier. Not only will this save you time, but it will also guarantee that you’ll be getting the exact same colour match and design when it comes to your place cards, order of service cards, menus or thank you cards.

How about doing away with the response cards completely? Consider adding an email address to your wedding invitations so that your guests can all respond digitally, or add a phone number for text acceptances and regrets.   Invitation House have a large range of designs which enable you to include the RSVP details and, therefore, helps you to save money by negating the need for separate cards.

Proof read your wedding invitation thoroughly. You don't want to have to pay out again for the re-printing of your order.

If you plan on making your own wedding stationery, be sure to consider all costs before you start — including your time.  By the time you’ve paid for card, ribbon, printer cartridges, embellishments, envelopes you may find that its false economy.  There are lots of very competitively priced wedding stationery companies who can supply wedding invitations from 60p each.

Search for special offers and deals when it comes to placing your wedding stationery order.   Invitation House offer free guest name printing and envelopes.   If you order all your stationery at the same time  and the value is over £200 then we also offer free postage and packaging.

Consider ordering your wedding stationery from an online company, you can order invitations, RSVP cards, guest information cards, order of service cards, wedding breakfast menus, table place cards thank you cards and more   Invitation House have just a 3-5 working day turn around, allowing you to send your invites out to guests quickly. You can also personalise your wedding stationery to coordinate with your wedding colour scheme, and some designs allow you to add images and important information about your wedding.

History of Wedding Invitations

Before the invention of the printing press weddings in England were normally announced by the Town Crier.

In the middle ages most people were illiterate, however, most of the nobility was literate and they were the ones that began the tradition of sending wedding invitations. Commonly a monk, who was skilled in the art of Calligraphy, would hand write the invitations. These notices often carried the Coat of Arms or personal crest and were sealed with wax. Some couples today still choose to finish their wedding invitations with a wax seal.

The early printing presses were not of a good enough quality for printing wedding invitations. However in 1642 advancements in technology finally meant that higher quality wedding invites could be produced. Although these printed invites were only really affordable by the middle classes. The technology used at this time was metal-plate engraving. However this could be time consuming process as each letter had to be hand carved from a metal plate.

In 1798 Lithography was invented by Alois Senefelder. This printing technique was a vast improvement and meant that sharp and clear printing could be achieved without engraving.

The origins of modern "fine wedding stationery" began after World War II. Increased industrial growth meant that ordinary people could afford high quality printed wedding stationery. Fine wedding invitations were no longer for the middle classes.

The development of thermography provide an alternative to traditional engraving. This method does not impress onto the paper like traditional engraving does. But leaves raised letter on the surface of the paper.

Modern
wedding invitations come in a variety of styles, colours and themes. Many different printing techniques are used to create wedding invitations in the modern printing industry. Many choices of card and paper are also available. Other embellishments such as charms and ribbons often decorate modern wedding invites. More traditional wedding invites simply contain black text printed on white card with only minor embellishments. Couples do not have to choose a traditional style invite although these are still available. They can choose a design which is full of colour, vibrant, modern and funky. Or perhaps something cute or funny.



Gift List Poems

On this day, our special day
We do not know how to say
We have a house and contents too
So presents really wouldn’t do
But if a gift you’d like to bring
Then money would be just the thing
We hope this does not cause offence
In our case it makes more sense.

We are sending out this invitation,
And hope you will join our celebration.
If to send a gift is your intention,
In modesty we would like to mention,
We have already got a kettle and a toaster,
Crockery, dinner mats and coasters,
So rather than something we have already got,
Please give us money for our savings pot.
But, most importantly, we request,
That you turn up as our wedding guest.

We haven't got a gift list, for all of you to see,
Because as you all know we never can agree!
But if you'd like to help us, start our married life,
cash or high street vouchers, would save a lot of strife.

We've been together a few years now;
We have pots and pans and linen and towels;
We have glasses and toasters,
really quite a few;
So instead of more gifts,
we suggest this to you;
If it doesn't offend
and it won't send you running;
What we would really appreciate
is quite simply money.

We've lived quite a while
with all our pots and pans
and as we don't need homely gifts
we've got another plan.
We know its not traditional
but an awful lot more fun
to have items on our wedding list
to help us catch some sun.
So if you'd like to give a gift
and send us on our way
a donation to our honeymoon
would really make our day!

We’ve been together for a while,
And have a lovely home.
There are not too many things,
That we don’t already own
So please don’t be offended,
And please don’t think we’re brash.
But if thoughts were on a present,
We would much prefer the cash.
But the choice is really up to you,
And we would like to say,
That the best gift we could receive,
Is you, here, on our special day.
So what do you get
For the bride and groom
Whose house needs things
In every room?
When shopping for a present please don’t be rash
As there is always the option
To just give cash!
We hope you don’t find
Our request to be funny
But we really would appreciate
A gift of money.
Unsure in our minds, of what we may need,
Not wanting to offend, or show any greed,
We have the essentials to be living in sin,
A kettle, a toaster, and even a bin.
So , money is requested, in order to proceed,
With life's little luxuries one day we might need.
More than just kisses so far we've shared
Our home has been made with love and care
Most things we need we’ve already got
Like a toaster and kettle, pans and pots.

A wishing well we thought would be great
(but only if you wish to participate)
A gift of money is placed in the well
Then make a wish … but do not tell.

Once we’ve replaced the old with the new
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness we’re sure
that one day soon you'll get what you wished for!

The love of family and friends
Bring happiness that never ends
Each one of you as guests we’ll treasure
You’ll fill our day with so much pleasure
While wedding presents are so nice
Your presence really will suffice
But if a gift is on your mind
Your contribution would be kind
We are saving to buy a home together as you know,
Each welcome gift will help it grow
But the greatest gift is that you’ll say
You’d love to share our wedding day.

Name and Name are getting wed
A happy event it must be said.
They are beginning a new life
Looking ahead to be husband and wife.

To help them set up home anew
Now they've found pastures new.
To buy sofas, beds and wardrobes too
A gift of money they request of you.

But, most importantly, they request,
That you turn up as their wedding guest.
We’ve been together now for a year or two,
Our weddings coming up and we’ve invited you.
We have all we need so there’s no wedding list,
But we have a plan, if you must and persist.
A donation to our Wishing Well would be gratefully received,
Just don’t think you have to, we would not be aggrieved.
We really want your company to help make our day,
To eat, drink, and be merry and dance the night away.
We thank you in advance and hope we’ll be seeing you,
Because you’re part of our wish that we want to come true.


About Wedding Invitations

A wedding is often the most important day in a couple's life, and is considered right up there with a birth or christening. One great way to announce the impending special day with great style and aplomb, is to choose a high quality set of wedding invitations. Choosing a style that reflects your personality, along with the type of wedding you are planning, will let your guests know that the day will be a special one, and a date that they just can't miss.



While electronic forms of communication are growing in popularity every day, with services like email, Facebook, Twitter and text messages slowly replacing more traditional forms of communication, when it comes to wedding invitations, you can't beat a physical card, sent through the post or delivered by hand, for setting the tone of the big day.

 



While it is fine to send a 'save the date' email to announce the chosen date to your would-be guests, most of your friends and family will be expecting, and perhaps hoping, for a paper invitation to reach them. With so many different styles available, there will be something out there that should appeal to you and help start your wedding plans off on the right foot. For those of you who want to incorporate some more recent technology into your invitations, while still remaining traditional, then custom designs and motifs, as well as personalised photos, can be incorporated into many good wedding invitations these days. As this is your special day, it makes sense to send out invitations that reflect this.

Sending our wedding invitations gives you a chance to give your guests some clues as to the theme and tone of your wedding day. The invitation will communicate whether it is to be a formal wedding or an informal celebration. You can also incorporate your wedding colours into the invitation so guests know in advance what your colour scheme will be throughout the day of your wedding.

Beautiful wedding invitations will be displayed on your friends and family's the mantle pieces for weeks prior to the day, so its important to send a quality invitation which will take pride of place and be a constant reminder of the wonderful day to come

 

Wedding Invitations - Add a Touch of Class with Ribbon


Your wedding invitation, or in fact your invitation to any celebration, is one of your first steps to planning your wedding or celebration. This is the first hint for your guests of what is to come at your weddding ceremony and reception.

There are thousands and thousands of wedding and civil partnership invitation designs to choose from and Invitation House can supply you with affordable invitations which will match your wedding colours and the theme of your special day. We have a huge range of invitation ribbon colours which can be matched up to your bridesmaids dresses, the flower arrangements, wedding cake and decorations at the reception venue.


Personalised wedding stationery is the best way to include you and your fiancé’s personality into your invites. By adding some ribbon to your invitations you are helping to give your guests an early indication of your colour scheme so they can plan their own outfit so as not to clash with your colours.


If you are leaning towards classy wedding invitations then satin ribbons will clearly represent this. Ribbons are a great way to make your personalised invitations stand out from many other invitations. We also stock a huge range of organza ribbon which is a fine sheer quality ribbon with woven edges to stop fraying.


If you want go the little step further we have invitations which combine a ribbon and diamante heart and give a lovely elegant feel - it will really start to get your guests very excited when these wedding invites drop on their door mat!


Dressing up your wedding invitations with ribbons and diamantes add great flair to the occasion and gives the impression of luxury wedding stationery, which usually costs far more.


If you have additional information cards inside the invitation the ribbon can be used to secure everything together and offers a sense of occasion when your guest receives the invitation and unties their bundle.


Ribbons are a nice touch to any invitation and they will show your guests your wedding colours and style in advance they really help you put your mark on your occasion. Use ribbon to dress the wedding car, the wedding cake and other items of wedding stationery so everything matches.


If you prefer to source your own ribbon we offer an invitation printing service so that you can have your wedding invitations and wedding stationery professionally printed and then you can add your own ribbon or embellishments making the invitations exactly as you’d want them.


These are known as part DIY Wedding Invitations and more couples are choosing this route, to ensure they still send out top quality printed invites which they wouldn’t be able to reproduce on a home printer but want the enjoyment of adding some personal touches to the invitations themselves before sending them out.


We keep all invitation layouts on file so if you need additional quantities at a later date we can easily despatch out some more within a couple of days.





How to plan a wedding on a budget

You don't have to break the bank to have a beautiful, meaningful wedding day. Here's how to save cash without looking cheap!
Most importantly, remember that you only truly need three things to have a successful wedding day: a bride, a groom, and an officiant. Everything else is optional.

The Wedding Dress

Many women spend a good chunk of their lives dreaming of the beautiful frock they will wear on our wedding day, It is possible, to find a gorgeous gown for far less than the astronomical prices charged by bridal salons.
There are lots of alternative options to get a dress, even a designer gown, at a far lower price than at a bridal salon. Auction websites and second hand shops. have beautiful designer gowns at a fraction of the cost.

Wedding Day Beauty

Don't buy an expensive veil. You would be spending upwards of £200 for fabric that really only costs a few pounds dollars per yard. Buy the fabric and have one made, you'll save hundreds of pounds. You can skip the veil and wear a beautiful jewelled comb or flowers in your hair.

Your Guest List


The single easiest way to slash your budget is by slashing your guest list. Your wedding is a celebration, but it is also a very intimate moment.
Do you really need to invite work colleagues who aren’t rue friends? Or second cousins twice removed that you haven't seen since you were in nappies?
When budgeting is a concern, keep your guest list to immediate family and the closest of friends. Not only will this save you wads of cash, but you will enjoy spending this meaningful day with the people you value the most.

The Wedding Reception

Your wedding reception will probably be the most expensive chunk of your day, barring your honeymoon. To cut costs, consider these tweaks. Have your wedding on a Friday or Sunday. Hold anything but a dinner party -- brunch, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dessert/champagne and cake, even a lunch garden picnic will all save you tons of cash over a full dinner.

Flowers

Wedding flowers can easily run you in the thousands. To cut costs, make sure you order only blooms that are in-season. Order loose stems and make the arrangements yourself.
You might also try ordering flowers without mentioning they're for a wedding, because sometimes the simple mention of matrimony can bump the price up a couple notches. Just say you're buying flowers for a party.

You can skip...

Favours:

Most guests toss wedding favours anyway. If you really want to leave something bake yummy treats yourself.


Video:

Chances are you will only watch a wedding video once or twice, yet spend thousands on its production. Add this money into your still photography budget instead.

Wedding Car:

Ask a friend or relative with a nice car if you can use it for the trip to the church and reception. Once you’ve added a ribbon to the front and the door handles it will look the part and save you £’s on wedding car hire.

Don't skimp on

Wedding Photography:

Hire the absolute best photographer that you can afford. If you try to cut corners here, you are guaranteed to regret it each and every time you look at your wedding photos. A great photographer is one of the most important investments you can make. Remember, you are asking them to record a piece of family history -- one that will last for generations to come.


Wedding Invitations:

You can make your own to save money but you can also buy affordable wedding invitations which have been professionally printed from just 60p each. Alternatively get your wedding invitations printed cheaply and then add your own embellishments to save money. Wedding invitations set the tone and style of your wedding day so don’t skimp.

Tips on a great father-of-the-bride speech

Tuck this advice in your coat pocket as you prepare for your daughters big day.

1.    When to speak: At most weddings, the father of the bride is the first to speak, usually during or towards the end of the meal. If you're really worried about it, break with tradition and get the speeches out of the way before the meal. That way, you (and the other speakers) can enjoy the rest of the evening.
2.    Structure: A good speech should last 6-7 minutes. Write down the headings you want to cover in the speech - such as 'welcome', 'thanks', bride's early years', 'her career', 'how she met the groom' etc, Tell your daughter how proud you are of her.
3.    Good taste: Be entertaining without being crass. Ensure stories don't embarrass your daughter. Imagine her reaction  if you told the story at a family party. Would she laugh or be embarrassed? There's your answer." Also keep each story or joke as short as possible. If people don't respond well, it doesn't matter because you'll have moved on to another one.
4.    Keep it friendly: Don't approach your speech with a huge amount of formality - just imagine you're telling a story to friends. This will also help you relax.
5.    Try and learn your speech: You don't need to know it by heart, but read it over and over again in the lead-up to the wedding so that it's familiar. You'll feel much more confident and relaxed.
6.    Make copies: Make several copies of your speech and give them to friends/siblings. Many people panic about losing their speech.
7.    Take your time: The slower and clearer your speech, the better it will be received.  Don't be afraid to pause for effect after a joke or after you say something you want the audience to appreciate
8.    Watch your drink: Have one or two drinks beforehand to calm the nerves, but no more.
9.    Animate: Using your hands to help explain things will make you feel more confident and relaxed.
10.    Have fun! You're surrounded by friends and family - they don't care if you fluff your lines. This is your moment to be a proud father-of-the-bride - try and take in every second of it. Finish off with a toast to the bride and groom. Have a drink - you'll have earned it!
Here's a few opening lines to start you off…
"Let me say that it's an honour to stand here today. I get to speak, you have to listen - for a man who's been married for XX years, this is a big thing. So please do get comfortable."
"I'm very proud to stand here on the day that my daughter becomes someone's wife. I see today as not necessarily losing a daughter, but gaining a son… and a gardener, an odd job's man, a car mechanic, and a personal decorator."
"When I saw (NAME OF DAUGHTER) this morning, she looked absolutely beautiful. I even had a few tears in my eyes - not because she looked so beautiful, but because I was thinking about how my bank manager will react on Monday morning when he sees the bill for today…"
"I must admit, I'm slightly nervous today. I've only had to stand up in front of this many people once before - and all I had to say then was 'Guilty your honour'....
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Tips on a great father-of-the-bride speech
Tuck this advice in your coat pocket as you prepare for your daughters big day.

1.    When to speak: At most weddings, the father of the bride is the first to speak, usually during or towards the end of the meal. If you're really worried about it, break with tradition and get the speeches out of the way before the meal. That way, you (and the other speakers) can enjoy the rest of the evening.
2.    Structure: A good speech should last 6-7 minutes. Write down the headings you want to cover in the speech - such as 'welcome', 'thanks', bride's early years', 'her career', 'how she met the groom' etc, Tell your daughter how proud you are of her.
3.    Good taste: Be entertaining without being crass. Ensure stories don't embarrass your daughter. Imagine her reaction  if you told the story at a family party. Would she laugh or be embarrassed? There's your answer." Also keep each story or joke as short as possible. If people don't respond well, it doesn't matter because you'll have moved on to another one.
4.    Keep it friendly: Don't approach your speech with a huge amount of formality - just imagine you're telling a story to friends. This will also help you relax.
5.    Try and learn your speech: You don't need to know it by heart, but read it over and over again in the lead-up to the wedding so that it's familiar. You'll feel much more confident and relaxed.
6.    Make copies: Make several copies of your speech and give them to friends/siblings. Many people panic about losing their speech.
7.    Take your time: The slower and clearer your speech, the better it will be received.  Don't be afraid to pause for effect after a joke or after you say something you want the audience to appreciate
8.    Watch your drink: Have one or two drinks beforehand to calm the nerves, but no more.
9.    Animate: Using your hands to help explain things will make you feel more confident and relaxed.
10.    Have fun! You're surrounded by friends and family - they don't care if you fluff your lines. This is your moment to be a proud father-of-the-bride - try and take in every second of it. Finish off with a toast to the bride and groom. Have a drink - you'll have earned it!
Here's a few opening lines to start you off…
"Let me say that it's an honour to stand here today. I get to speak, you have to listen - for a man who's been married for XX years, this is a big thing. So please do get comfortable."
"I'm very proud to stand here on the day that my daughter becomes someone's wife. I see today as not necessarily losing a daughter, but gaining a son… and a gardener, an odd job's man, a car mechanic, and a personal decorator."
"When I saw (NAME OF DAUGHTER) this morning, she looked absolutely beautiful. I even had a few tears in my eyes - not because she looked so beautiful, but because I was thinking about how my bank manager will react on Monday morning when he sees the bill for today…"
"I must admit, I'm slightly nervous today. I've only had to stand up in front of this many people once before - and all I had to say then was 'Guilty your honour'…

The 7 Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings

The flowers, the dress, luxury wedding invitations, a beautiful setting, the rings, an indulgent cake…. Weddings are never cheap.  But what would you buy if you had an unlimited budget?

Not surprisingly, the top two entries are both weddings of the British Royals.  But what may surprise you is how much difference there is in the cost between the two.  Take a look at the top seven most expensive mainstream celebrity weddings below:

7.  Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar (March 2007)

Indian businessman Arun Nayar and model and actress Liz Hurley had two lavish ceremonies totalling approximately £1.6 million - one based in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India and the other at the scenic Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.  Celebrations lasted for over a week as a result… and compared to the other weddings in this list, it seems like they got a lot for their money!

6.  Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault (April 2009)

Mexican actress Salma Hayek enjoyed a £2 million wedding ceremony with French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in Venice, which included songs performed by Bono and a carnival themed ball.

5.  Paul McCartney and Heather Mills (June 2002)

An Irish Castle and a scenic yacht ride contributed towards Paul and Heather spending a massive £2.75 million on their wedding in the summer of 2002 - sadly, it was less than their divorce six years later.

4.  Liza Minnelli and David Guest (March 2002)

With famous guests ranging from Michael Jackson to Elizabeth Taylor and a sixty piece orchestra, Liza and David’s wedding was a huge showbiz event with over a thousand  attendees.  Despite costing roughly £2.7 million, the couple broke up a year later and divorced in 2007, proving that money doesn’t buy you happiness.

3.  Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLaughlin (June 2008)

The famous footballer married childhood sweetheart Coleen in Genoa.  Celebrations were conducted in style and included a masked ball on a yacht and a luxury seventeenth century villa, at a total cost of around £5 million.

2.  Prince William and Kate Middleton (April 2011)

Just missing the top spot is William and Kate’s Royal Wedding in the spring of 2011.  With the cake alone costing £50,000, far beyond most couple’s entire wedding budget, this occasion was filmed live and watched by millions of people all over the world.  The total cost of the wedding is allegedly between £21.5 and £22.3 million.

1.  Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer (July 1981)

The most expensive wedding on record is Charles and Diana’s.  Set in St. Paul’s Cathedral, it cost around £75.5 million and included a five foot high cake costing over £26,000.

What would you choose for a lavish, no expenses spared dream wedding?

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Personalised Wedding Invitations

One of the first things you do when you decide to get married, after telling family and friends, is pick a wedding date. This is the start of months of planning and many decisions will need to be made on the type and style of wedding you’d like. An important part of this is selecting your wedding invitations which will be the first indication your guests will get as to the style and formality of your wedding. You don’t need to spend a huge budget on wedding invitations, Invitation House have a large range of styles which are available with ribbon to match your colour scheme. Our affordable wedding invitations
are supplied personalised and fully assembled and include matching envelopes.

Make sure you carefully compile your guest list so you only need to order the correct number of wedding invitations, although you will probably want a couple of extra invites for people that may not have made it to the original guest list, invitations do not have to use the biggest part of your budget. Cheap wedding invitations can sometimes be more beautiful than the expensive ones at Invitation House you do not have to order more than you need, we can print those forgotten invites as you go.

Cheap wedding invitations can be found almost anywhere on the internet but be aware, with other suppliers they can be less personalised then you might think. You may get to put in your information and then choose from select designs and fonts, sometimes the wording is not what you would have chosen if you had had any say in it. Invitation House supply cheap wedding invitations with your own wording, exactly as you’d want them to be and your choices are not limited by the automated ordering systems some wedding stationery suppliers use. Invitation House offer cheap wedding invitations that offer you more control and personalisation, and can save you a lots of money.

Printing your own invitations may be the cheapest way to go but bear in mind that most home printers will not take the thickness of card required. With the right printer and paper, you can have cheaper wedding invitations but they may take you hours of time and you may need to buy a special font and have wastage which would need to be included in the overall costs. Cheap handmade wedding invitations can be just as beautiful as something that you bought, but may not cost that much less by the time you‘ve bought the materials, spent your budget on card, paper, ribbon, ink, envelopes, embellishments, glue, and not to mention your time

Finding the perfect wedding invitation does not have to be the task that takes forever. Get ideas from those expensive wedding websites or magazines and then find cheap wedding invitations that give the pricier ones a run for their money. A little time and effort can make a huge difference in where you spend your wedding budget. Cheap wedding invitations can look just as expensive as the expensive ones cost, but they will probably be nowhere near as personal. When it comes to your once in a lifetime, personal should be what makes all the difference in how you feel about all of the details of your planning.

Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery can be very confusing. But just like any other part of wedding planning, it's all about figuring out what it is you really want.  So read on for what every single card is for, you can then decide which ones are must-haves and which ones you can skip to save some of your wedding budget.

Save-The-Date Cards

Sent 6 to 12 months before your wedding date, the save-the-dates give guests their first peek at your plans.  If you have included the venue details as well as the date then it enables them to make initial enquiries regarding travel and accommodation arrangements well in advance.  If you have a number of guests travelling quite far for your wedding and you are getting married on a bank holiday weekend then the more notice they have the better

You don’t really need to spend money on Save The Date Cards if you are planning your wedding within about 3-4 months as they’ll get the notice they need from the invitation.  This is especially true if your wedding is local and most of your guests are travelling from the same area.

Wedding Invitations

They give guests the date, time and place of your wedding -- and request their RSVPs so you know who's coming and can confirm venue and catering arrangements.

There's no getting around having wedding invitations. Even if you're only inviting a dozen guests, it still merits a printed card. include RSVP cards too; they make it easier to keep track of who's coming -- and who still needs to let you know.

If you want to save money skip the separate RSVP card and have the RSVP details printed inside the invitation card.

Order of Day Cards

They let your guests know what's going on during the ceremony: the order of events, explanations of religious customs, who's who in the wedding party and any other info you want to give. It's also a perfect chance to thank all of your guests for coming.

If you're having a ceremony that's small, brief or both, an order of day card isn't too important. Some guests may not even remember to grab theirs.

You may want to consider order of service books if you're having a very large wedding, the pages of your order of service offer a place where you can welcome all of your loved ones at once.  Likewise, if your ceremony includes traditions that guests may not be familiar with, your order of service lets you explain these basics so guests can be part of the ceremony instead of being bewildered by it.

You can include whatever you want in your order of service, from favourite poems to your proposal story to photographs from your engagement shoot. One useful idea: Put a map of how to get from the ceremony to the reception venue on the inside of the back cover if you're holding your events in two different places.

Place Cards

These are placed on the table so guests know where they are to sit for the reception venue.  It's a good idea to assign guests' seats instead of letting them choose their own. Otherwise, your grandparents can get stuck at the back while your fiance's work colleagues sit nearest the wedding party.

You don’t need place cards if you are hoping to have your friends mingle.  Couples, friends and families will pick seats near each other.  Guests do like to be able to sit with people they know.

Menus

Whether you're having a brunch buffet or a multi course plated dinner, these let your guests know what they're about to enjoy and what choices they may have.
 
If you're having a buffet, you can simply post signs at various stations explaining what's what.  If the info is only on the menu card, your guests may not remember the options anyway!  But even for a seated dinner -- especially one where guests don't get to choose their entrees -- everyone will simply eat whatever is served to them when it arrives. Not knowing what's for dinner can actually build suspense -- in a good way!

A menu is also an opportunity to give guests special information about the foods that you've chosen, like if certain eats are locally grown, organic, vegan or Kosher, for example.  Also consider detailing the wines you have selected to be served with each dish.  It is usual to select both a red and white wine and then a sparkling wine for the toasts.

If you don't want the added cost of all those cards, consider doing one larger menu card per table.  Or consider laying a large one out with a note instructing your guests to pass it around. That's a sure fire way to get them talking!

Wedding Favours

Are treats you've bought your guests to offer a final thank-you before they go.  They are usually left by their plates for them to take home when the reception ends.  You can give out separate gifts for boys and girls.

Wedding Thank You Cards

Thanking guests for attending your wedding and giving you gifts.

You must send a personal thank-you note for each and every gift you receive, whether they were wedding gifts or engagement gifts.  Even if guests of yours "forgot" to bring a gift (and still haven't remembered a month later), show them that you're grateful that they helped you celebrate. These also let you play the part of gracious host, particularly if you had a large wedding and didn't find time to talk extensively with everyone who was there.

Start writing your thank-you cards as soon as you start receiving gifts. Even though it's hard to squeeze them in pre wedding, it's much better than sitting down and writing them all at once in your post honeymoon bliss. Send them no more than two weeks after receiving early wedding gifts and six weeks after getting back from your honeymoon.

 

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10 Tips for a great best man speech

At some point in your life, one of your best mates or your brother will probably ask you to be the best man in his wedding. This is a great honor. One of the duties of a best man is to give a speech wherein you say a few kind words about your friend/brother and his new wife

If you don’t want to make yourself look like a real ignoramus, and you want to truly be the best man, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you prepare to give your speech:

1. Prepare. Don’t walk into the wedding reception thinking you’ll know exactly what to say when you get there. If you have a few weeks before the wedding, start mulling over some ideas for the speech. Begin brainstorming and jotting down thoughts, stories, jokes, and quotes you might want to use. The goal of the speech is to celebrate the couple and make them look good.

2. Stay sober. Sure, you want to enjoy yourself, and yes, alcohol may help take the edge off of giving a speech in front of hundreds of strangers; they don’t call alcohol liquid confidence for nothing. Be man enough to postpone your own gratification until after the speech is completed.

3. Open by expressing gratitude. Thank all the people who made the day possible. Single out the bride and groom’s parents by name, and offer a toast to them for not only putting on the wedding but for raising two fine people. Thank the guests for coming.

4. Tell a story–make a connection. The ideal way to structure a best man speech is to find a connection between a story about your friend and your support for the couple. Share a story about how your friend would always lament that he would never find a woman with x,y, and z qualities, but how he finally did in his new bride. Or tell a story about the moment when you were hanging out with the couple and you realized your friend had found his match.

5. Avoid controversial topics. Keep your speech on topics that aren’t controversial, offensive, or embarrassing. You would think this is common sense, but people somehow forget this when they’re standing with a microphone in their hand in front of a crowd of people. What gets people in trouble is attempting to be funny by sharing some embarrassing story or cracking some lame joke about a ball and chain.

Don’t talk about the groom’s past relationships, don’t tell people what you really thought of your buddy’s wife when you first met her!! basically, just use some tact and common sense.

6. Avoid inside jokes. If you want to keep people’s attention, save the inside jokes for when it’s just you and your friend.

7. Keep it short. Nothing irritates people more than some rambling drunk going on and on and on.

8. End with a quote. An easy way to end is by using a quote that wraps the speech up nicely. In “How Do You Know When She’s the One?” I shared the quote my father-in-law used at my wedding. You can’t go wrong with it: “Marriage is not about finding a person you can live with, it’s about finding the person you can’t live without.” After that you can simply say, “My friend has found that person.” The End.

9. Raise your glass and propose a toast. Raise your glass and say something to the effect of: “Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and love for ____ and ____!”

10. Remember to be yourself. No need to get formal or try to be someone you’re not. And there’s no need to follow these instructions exactly either. Simply use them as a guide and be yourself.

Wedding Invitations - Top Tips

A wedding invitation sets the tone of your big day. Your guests will use your invitation as a hint of what to expect on the day.  No matter where you are having your wedding whether it be traditional or modern, formal or informal Invitation House can supply beautiful invitations.

Traditionally, the bride’s parents are the hosts of the wedding so they usually organise the invitations.  However, more couples are organising their own wedding and are the hosts so therefore, organise their own invitations, send them out and receive the replies.
 
Once the wedding details have been finalised the wedding invitations should be ordered and sent out.  If you have already sent save the date cards then sending out your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding is sufficient.  If you have not sent save the date cards then allow your guests as much notice as possible, especially if you are getting married in the summer months when holidays are generally taken.

Always put an RSVP by date on your invitations so that you allow time to confirm the numbers with your venue which allows you to determine the size of your wedding party and how much food and drink etc you will need.  Also if you have a reserve guest list for wedding day guests you still have time to send out additional Wedding Invitations in plenty of time.

If your budget allows it is preferable to send separate RSVP postcards so that your guests can easily reply back to you with little effort on their part so that you are more likely to receive all the responses back within the time frame you’ve set.  If your RSVP date has passed and you have still not had confirmation from some guests you can call them at this point to verify that they have received the invitation and it has not gotten lost in the post.

Wedding invitations are a very important part of your wedding preparations. The decision of what to have on your wedding invitations should be a joint decision of both the bride and groom. Wedding invites are the first part of your wedding your guests will see and it’s very important that you ensure all the information required is included.

One of the first considerations should of course be the invitations themselves and the information that should be included. For example- what day your wedding will be on, the date and time, and the location. Your names also need to be on there. You should include information on if you are having a reception after the ceremony and where it will be held as well. You wedding invitations should match your wedding theme and colour scheme. Doing this will gives your guests an indication of the type of wedding you are having, e.g. formal/informal.

For guests not from the area you should included additional information of local accommodation and a map of the area.



Order of Service Template


It is important to liaise with your vicar or priest when starting to think about your
order of service and the content you’d like to include in your wedding ceremony.  To most couples this is the most important part of the day and a lot of thought should be given to the readings and hymns you’d like to include.  If you are unsure your vicar or priest will be able to help out and advise on the hymns and readings which will be in keeping with the joyful celebration which you want your wedding to be.  Every church will have their own preferred order for the marriage ceremony but we have put together an order of service template which is the most popular format for a Church of England Wedding and this can be easily tweaked by your vicar if necessary.

Front Page

Order of Service
for the marriage of

Charlotte Stevens
to
Michael Miles

at St. Mary’s Church, Winchester
Saturday 24th August 2014



Entrance of the Bride
Music: Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel

Welcome and Introduction
Reverend E Jones

Hymn
All Things Bright and Beautiful
(words)

Reading
by David Buchanan
1 Corinthians, Chapter 13: 1-13

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

The Marriage Ceremony

The Prayers
The Lord’s Prayer

The Exchange Of Rings

Hymn
Lord of the Dance
(words)

The Signing Of The Register
Witnesses: Jeanette Stevens and David Miles

Bride and Groom Exit
Music: Wedding March by Mendelssohn

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Christenings

If you would like your child to be brought up as a Christian, then a christening is the first step.

However, these days, faith is not always the only motivation. A christening is also a great way to get the whole family together to celebrate your new arrival. Being a member of a church could also help your child get a place at the excellent local church school further down the line!  While some clergy are quite relaxed about the parents’ own church attendance, others will expect to see you and your child on a regular basis before and after the christening.

A christening calls for your child to believe in Jesus and to repent any sins. However, an increasing number of parents – and clergy themselves – question how a baby can possibly understand and, therefore, commit to this. As an alternative, your little one can be blessed and thanks can be given for his safe arrival into the world, without you making any promises on his behalf. A christening can then be held when your child is older and more able to understand what baptism involves.  If you are unsure what to do, talk to friends who have gone down either route and seek advice from your local church.

Once you have decided to have a christening, the first step is to talk to your local vicar. You will need to find out whether a special service needs to be arranged or whether the christening will be part of a main Sunday service. Some churches may ask few questions apart from which day you’d like the ceremony on and the names of the godparents, while others will want more details about your own faith, baptism and those of the godparents.

You might want a small tea reception of sandwiches and cakes after the service. However, if friends and family are coming from far afield, it might be a good idea to offer something more substantial.  Whatever the size of your Christening, Invitation House have a varied choice of
christening invitations to suit a small gathering of friends and family or a larger party.

All our christening invitations are available with ribbon, we stock both satin and organza and although most customers choose either a pale pink or pale blue ribbon for a boy or girl, we do stock over 40 colours.  If you have having twins or groups of siblings christened then Lilac or Lemon ribbon are popular choices.

We can print your guests names on the invitations free of charge which saves you the worry of making a mistake or smudging them when writting them.  We can also print your guests names and addresses on the envelopes which will save you time and we only charge 20p per envelope for this service.

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Requesting Money for Honeymoon

How do you politely ask your guests to offer donations to your honeymoon fund? Here are a few verses which could be included in your wedding invitation.
 
Not Tradition
 
We know it’s not tradition
 It’s not the way it’s done
 But instead of a wedding list
 We’d like a bit of sun
 We’ve lived together quite a while
 And all the bills are paid
 We’ve got our plates, our pots and pans,
 Our plans have all been made
 
We would appreciate your help though,
 To send us on our way
 A contribution to our honeymoon
 In a land quite far away
 
But, most importantly, we request,
 You come to our Wedding as our guest
 To share with us our special day
 And have some fun along the way
 
House is Full of Things
 
When thinking of a gift for us
 We ask if you’d please consider
 Contributing to our honeymoon
 to make it all the sweeter.
 Our house is full of all the things
 a couple could require,
 and so a holiday away
 is what we most desire.
 Then while we’re relaxing on the beach
 or by the pool so blue
 we’ll sit back and know
 that it is truly thanks to you!
 
Wishing Well
 
We made a commitment, some time ago,
 that together through life, we were destined to go.
 To save you looking, shopping and buying,
 Here is an idea, we hope you’ll like trying!
 Come to our wedding, to wish us both well,
 And please make a donation, to our wishing well.
 
Make Our Day!
 
We’ve lived together quite a while
 with all our pots and pans,
 and as we don’t need homely gifts
 we’ve got another plan!
 
We know it’s not traditional
 but an awful lot more fun,
 to have items on our wedding list
 to help us catch some sun!
 
So if you’d like to give a gift
 and send us on our way
 a donation to our honeymoon
 would really make our day!!
 
Be Assured
 
Many of our guests have enquired
 For a gift idea to be inspired
 Like many young couples today
 We have most things anyway
 If you would like to give, it is our request
 For something for our treasure chest
 A gift of money you can afford
 Is just what we need you can be assured
 Without the help of this little pun
 Our honeymoon would not be much fun.

Order of Service for Weddings

Check out our luxury order of service books for weddings.  They make a lovely momento for your guests to keep as a reminder of your special day.

We have an option for all budgets. Order of Service Books and/or Order of Day Cards are given to your guests as a detailed programme of the days events and timings for either a church service or civil ceremony. They also make a lovely memento of the day as guests like to take them home.

Order of service books are printed with all personalised details regarding the wedding ceremony, hymns and readings. We include the bride and groom's names, date of wedding and church on the front cover and your wedding party details on the inside front cover if you wish ie. name of best man, bridesmaids, and ushers etc. Our order of service booklets can be finished with a luxurious ribbon to match your colour theme. If you prefer we can supply the card outers for you to add your own inserts. All our wedding invitation styles and designs can be incorporated into the order of service.

 

Wedding RSVP Cards and Menu RSVP Cards

It is customary to include RSVP cards with wedding invitations to supply your guests with a method of responding. Not only do you then have a way of knowing who is attending your nuptials, but you also have a simple way to ensure you receive all the information from your guests that you need.

Because of the ease of gathering information to plan your wedding, the RSVP has become a traditional inclusion with your wedding invitations. As for what you want to include on the RSVP, it is up to you. An RSVP can be quite simple with only your contact information followed by a space for guests to indicate if they are coming and if so, how many other guests they are bringing with them.

They can also be more detailed to include things like a meal choice, the ages of the guests, or any allergies that you should be aware of. Sending these together with the invitation then is also a tradition as the longer you have to adjust for anyone with special needs that is coming to your wedding, the better you will be able to prepare for them.


Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding Invitations are normally sent out 6 weeks before the wedding but if you haven’t already sent Save The Date Cards then 10-12 weeks might be advisable.  Here is a step by step guide to help you structure your wedding invitation wording:

Step 1: Who is hosting the event, the brides parents or the couple themselves?  It used to be who was paying for the event, but more and more these days the invites are sent from the Bride and Groom.
Step 2: Determine if your invite will be formal or informal. You could say "Mr and Mrs John Spencer request the honour of your presence" or  "Please join us....."
Step 3: If you are to be married in a place of worship then its normally "request the pleasure of your company" but a less formal way could be " would like to invite".
Step 4: For a traditional wedding invitation, detail the brides name, usually Christian and Middle name only, after her parents names. For example "Mr and Mrs John Spencer, request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Charlotte Grace"
Step 5: Brides name with the full name of the Groom "to Mr Gregory Elliott Woodward" you could also add the names of the Grooms parents at this point if desired, "son of Mr and Mrs Charles Woodward.
Step 6: Date of wedding ie. Saturday10th July 2014
Step 7: Time of the ceremony at 2 o’clock
Step 8: Ceremony location, full address and postcode (this is good for visiting family/friends not familiar with the area and using Sat Nav.
Step 9: Where the reception is to be held if different from the ceremony venue.
Step 10: Decide the RSVP address, are the responses going to parents house or bride and grooms house? Also decide if you are going to include an RSVP card, you will get faster responses if you do.  See
invitation wording ideas on the tab above.

Wedding Stationery

Your wedding stationery is the first hint your wedding guests will get towards the style and theme of your wedding day. When choosing your wedding stationery, think carefully about how you want to present your big day, perhaps you want to give the first clues about your big day or maybe you want to keep your theme a secret and send a wedding invitation that is more neutral. Wedding stationery can include save the dates, invitations, order of service, menus, placecards and more. Traditionally the wedding invitation comes from the bride’s parents as they are inviting you to the wedding they are hosting on their daughter’s behalf, however with many couples now paying for the big day themselves, this tradition is starting to fade. If you are having a very traditional wedding day then you may want to reflect this in the wording of your wedding stationery, or if you are having a more relaxed day then you may want to use this approach with your wedding stationery.
Impress your guests on your big day with our beautiful stationery, put together with the intention of providing stationery that will cover all aspects of a wedding.

It can be difficult to find the personalised stationery that is right for you, so we recommend that you view as many designs as possible before making your decision. From that very first moment that your guests open up your invitation until the day they receive the thank you card – the wedding stationery will set the tone and theme. The last thing you would want would be for your stationery to be at odds with the style of your wedding.

Stationery like the Invitations, Save the Date Cards and RSVP's can give your guests a clue as to what kind of wedding they can expect. Sending luxurious wedding invitations is a great way to get your guests even more excited about your wedding.
Be sure to check back often as we are always expanding our wedding stationery line in order to keep up with the ever evolving demands of Brides and the current wedding trends.




Wedding Poetry

Weddings are associated with some of the most romantic forms and images of poetry. Traditional love poems and songs are often used during ceremonies to mark the occasion with something special, particularly as an addition to (or sometimes substitute for) more markedly religious readings. Wedding poetry is also often written naturally thanks to inspiration stemming from the day’s events, and can subsequently be used for a general expression of love for all kinds of events from Valentine’s Day to anniversaries.

Writing Wedding Poetry
Wedding poetry can be relatively easy to write as there are no hard and fast rules. Sonnets are the traditional choice, but this is definitely an area where the words themselves are far more important. If you’re considering writing wedding poetry but you aren’t sure where to get started, consider who can get involved. Writing a poem to swap with your partner can work quite well, as can writing a line each. If you aren’t confident with your own poetry, getting a close friend or relative to write about you both as a couple can add extra meaning and charm, particularly if you can get it printed or handwritten and signed as a permanent memory of the day.

The most important thing when writing traditionally styled wedding poetry and poetic vows is to avoid clichés and hyperbolic presentation of emotion. Whilst this can be quite successful for ironic modern pieces, it’s far too easy to write poetry that will make your guests cringe. The best place to test reactions is via an online poetry forum. Friends and family will tell you your poem is great regardless, and it will ruin the surprise if you test it out with people you know anyway. Forum members are far more likely to give you honest feedback – constructive or otherwise!

To get started with a more modern take, try making a list of words that describe how you feel about your partner (or ask the happy couple to make a list for you if you’re writing for someone else).

Traditional vs. Modern Wedding Poems
A great way to get inspiration or find a poem for your own wedding day is to take a look at some of the most popular romantic poems. Even if you’re intending to go for something non-traditional or create your own unique piece, reading up on existing poetry can help you identify themes, associations and styles to incorporate or avoid according to your tastes.

Probably the most popular love poem of all time is William Shakespeare’s sonnet, ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’. It is a popular choice at weddings all over the globe, and is particularly suited to more traditional church weddings.

However, modern poems can be a lot more personal and are preferred by couples looking for an expression of love they can identify with more easily. If you’re interested in reading more modern works, The Guardian has an excellent piece from Carol Ann Duffy covering a range of new wedding poems by various talented poets.

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Wedding Invitations

Invitation House offer a range of personalised wedding invitations from the plain, simple and elegant single sided invitations to the more luxurious wrap ribbon invitations featuring a thick double faced satin ribbon. The prices quoted include fully printed wedding invitations, (personalised with guests names if you wish), and a matching envelope.

All our wedding designs offer unique wedding invitation styles.  We have worked hard to build a reputation for top quality invitations at prices which enable you to spend more of your budget on other elements of your wedding day.  We prove you don’t need to compromise on quality and service in order to achieve beautiful, unique wedding invitations cheaply.

We supply all wedding stationery items at very affordable prices and our minimum order quantity is just 15 invites.

We supply wedding invitations to all parts of the UK and Ireland including:

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Christening Invitations

Invitation House supply beautiful contemporary christening invitations. We have produced invitations for twins and groups of children if siblings are being christened at the same time. We can supply invitations for boys and girls and have a huge range of ribbon colours. Although most of our invitations are shown with either pale blue or pale pink ribbon we can produce christening invitations with any colour ribbon. We also supply invitations for Baptism and Naming Ceremonies. All our printing is done in house so we can print whatever wording on both the front and inside making them suitable for any event. We have a wide selection of typefaces available from informal to formal styles and we can print in any colour to match the ribbon if you wish. If you are unsure of wording then we can help, just send us the outline details of your christening day and we’ll put the invitation together for you. Guest names are printed (optional) free of charge.

Vintage Style Save The Date Cards

Vintage Save The Date Cards are a popular choice for just 80p each.  They are also available in a single colour of your choice to match a scheme.  They are supplied with free envelopes making them excellent value for money.

Lottery Wedding Favours

Our Lottery ticket holders can be trimmed in ribbon to match your colour scheme.  Just buy the lottery tickets and attach to the inside of your cards.  Create real excitment on the night by announcing the lottery numbers..... fingers crossed one of your guests may win!

Vintage Birdcage and Chandelier Wedding Invitations

Browse our range of Vintage Birdcage and Chandelier wedding invitations which are ideal for vintage themed weddings which are very popular.  These designs will be available on all card ranges and start from just £1 each.

We can also carry the Birdcage and Chandelier theme across your save the date cards, invitations, order of service books, menus and place cards.  We can also supply table plan stationery to match the theme and include ribbon to tie in with your colour scheme.

Menu RSVP Cards

We have menu response cards with return addressed envelopes available for just 60p each.  These enable your guests to pre-select from a menu prior to your wedding day.  We can detail your starter, main course and dessert options and add the correct number of tick boxes for your guests.  They then simply tick the menu option they'd like for each course and post back the card so you can collate your requirements and liaise with your wedding venue.

This means you can keep your wastage and therefore, catering costs to a minimum.  We can also include a question regarding any special dietary requirements like vegetarian, gluten free or vegan.

Once you have all your guests menu choices you could provide them with their own personalised individual menu (60p each) which acts as their place card and provides a menu in case they have forgotten what they ordered!

Choosing your Wedding Invitations

If you want something that's upscale and classy, but also not at all simple, consider a gatefold invite that comes tied with a beautiful satin ribbon. A ribbon tied around the invitation gives the guests a hint of the wedding that is to come. It's as though they get to unwrap a tiny present when your invitation arrives.

Don't rule out simple black and white.  A classically styled, large hammered wedding invitation with a white background and simple black text can say a lot about the luxury and nature of your wedding without being too fussy. Sometimes simple is best, and such is definitely the case when it comes to wedding invites. Black and white says that your event will be luxurious but classic, timeless but modern. Black and white never goes out of style. 

Invitation House can supply beautiful wedding invitations with ribbon starting from just 85p each.


Poetry or Verses for your Order of Service

Why not include a beautiful verse inside your wedding invitations or order of service.

Today I married my best friend,
Our bond complete, it hath no end,
We share one soul, we share one heart,
A perfect time - a perfect start.

With these rings we share together,
Love so close to last forever,
This special day - two special hearts,
Let nothing keep this love apart.
                                                                                              Rachel Elizabeth Cooper

 

Soulmates...
two halves of the
same soul
joining together in lifes journey

Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
~ Friedrich Halm ~

Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose
beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

This day I will marry my best friend,
the one I laugh with,
live for,
dream with,
love


You know you are in love
when you see the world in her eyes,
and her eyes everywhere in the world.
~ David Levesque ~


You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without


We seek the comfort of another.
Someone to share and share the life we choose.
Someone to help us through the
neverending attempt to understand ourselves.
And in the end,
someone to comfort us along the way.
~ Marlin Finch Lupus ~


Love is that condition in which the happiness
of another person is essential to your own.
~ Robert Heinlein ~







Table Number Cards

We've just introduced table numbers.  We can supply these cards with table names in place of the numbers if you prefer.  We can print whatever you wish on them so instead of numbers how about memorable names or places you've visited as a couple.

Today's bride and groom like to personalise their wedding and this extends to the the names they like to give their tables.  We can do football players, flowers, capital cities, fashion designers, whatever you wish.

We can print them on white or ivory card to match your other table stationery and in any font/colour.

Table Name/Number cards can be printed landscape or portrait and are double sided.

Place Cards

We've now introduced place cards with a little diamante heart to add some sparkle to your table!  Just 35p each, available in your choice of font and colour.

Place cards ensure your guests know exactly where to be seated during the reception. Place cards can be printed in a font to match the rest of your stationery and are available in white or ivory card. We can also print the details of the meal courses on the reverse for each guest if they have selected their meal in advance of the wedding.

Alternatively if you wish to handwrite your own place cards then we can supply them blank. 

Place Cards can be printed in any colour to match your colour scheme and we also stock them with diamante hearts to add a bit of bling to your wedding reception table. 

Invite your guests to write a message/memory of your day on the reverse and ask them to pop them into a jar or post box.  You can collate them after the wedding and compile your own box of memories to keep and treasure.


 

Wedding Anniversary Invitations

See our new Wedding Anniversary Invitations, they are available for Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond Wedding Anniversary Celebrations.

Celebrate togetherness! Whether it's been 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of wonderful wedded bliss, our wedding anniversary invitations are the perfect choice to bring all of your loved ones together for a great celebration.

We have a beautiful selection of personalised formal or informal invitations to a family celebration for every colour scheme and budget, some designs being amongst the cheapest available. 

We can add your names, photos, plus fonts and wording of your choice to your anniversary invitation. All prices include free proof service via email and matching hammered envelopes.

We also offer matching wedding anniversary RSVP cards thank you cards, all of which can be personalised and produced to match your invitations.

We are a top rated UK on line supplier of quality personalised invitations for all occasions.

Wedding Anniversary Flower Gifts

1st Wedding Anniversary Carnation

2nd Wedding Anniversary Lily of the Valley
3rd Wedding Anniversary Sunflower
4th Wedding Anniversary Hydrangea
5th Wedding Anniversary Daisy
6th Wedding Anniversary Calla
7th Wedding Anniversary Freesia
8th Wedding Anniversary Lilac
9th Wedding Anniversary Bird of paradise
10th Wedding Anniversary Daffodil
11th Wedding Anniversary Tulip
12th Wedding Anniversary Peony
13th Wedding Anniversary Chrysanthemum
14th Wedding Anniversary Dahlia
15th Wedding Anniversary Rose
20th Wedding Anniversary Aster
25th Wedding Anniversary Iris
28th Wedding Anniversary Orchid
30th Wedding Anniversary Lily
40th Wedding Anniversary Gladiolus
50th Wedding Anniversary Yellow rose, violet

Save The Date Cards

You’ve found your dream venue and booked the perfect date, now you need to make sure your nearest and dearest keep it free.

Whether you choose to send a traditional card that matches the rest of your stationery or something a little different, timing is everything. So, when should you send your
save the date cards?

Announce the date of your wedding well in advance of sending out your wedding invitations. This is particularly useful if your wedding is on a weekday or when people are likely to be away on holiday. Save the Dates can be sent out a year or more in advance of your wedding and can easily be included in your Christmas cards.

It is important to notify your guests as soon as you know the date of your wedding so that your wedding date can be put into diaries. Sending out save the date cards in advance takes the pressure off organising your wedding invitations so you can take your time and ensure all ceremony and reception details are correct and included.

 If you are getting married on a weekday or during school holidays then the earlier your guests know this, the more easily they can arrange to be with you on your wedding day.
 
You may not know all of the specifics for the wedding yet, but don’t worry at this stage. That is why you follow up your save the dates with a formal invitation, around two months before the big day.

If you’re allowing plus ones, try to include them on the save the date so that everyone is clear from the start who is and who isn’t invited. That goes for children too. If you aren’t inviting children, then parents will need to make alternative arrangements for them. Sending a clear save the date will allow them the time to do so. You only need to send save the dates to the people that you definitely want at your ceremony, so finalise your guest list before sending them.

If you are inviting some guests to the evening reception, you do not need to send out save the dates, just the invitation when the time comes. You will have a selection of people who you plan to ask to your evening reception but, if some of the guests you invite to the ceremony cannot attend, you might wish to invite some of your evening guests in their place. You wouldn’t need to send a save the date in this case. Be warned though, no one likes to be second best, so try not to let on that these guests are on a reserve guest list.

If you plan on marrying abroad or away from your home town, include this information on your save the date. This gives guests time to book holiday from work and save for the additional cost of flights and accommodation.

If you have chosen the theme and feel for your day, choose a save the date to fit with the rest of your plans. Laid-back, rustic weddings would suit a brown kraft card save the date or to give your guests a flavour of your colour scheme for the day choose one with a ribbon.   Choose a design that reflects you as a couple along with the day you want to have and you can’t go wrong.

Order of Service Verse

The Blessing of the Hands

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work along side yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. and lastly,

These are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

Author: Unknown - revised by Rev Daniel L Harris

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