Monday, 17 October 2011

A decision has been made.......

......about the Wedding Stationery! Jess and Stuart came over yesterday afternoon and loved the samples (phew!!), and the aubergine is spot-on :) There wasn't a shred of aboulomania (today's long word!) and they almost immediately decided on a later sample style that I made:
The cute little diamante heart shaped ribbon sliders clinched it for sure. The wording is to be changed a bit and will say 'Stuart and Jessica' - plus the addition of their Wedding website and password at the bottom. Minor changes and they liked the font :)

This is the invitation itself - although this sample one says Evening Invitation:
The hotel will produce the place cards, menus and table layout in plenty of time (I hope!), which I'll 'pretty up' for them. Ooops, then there's the Order of Service of course.

We did have a laugh - Jess trotted off with a length of ribbon to use for matching the bridesmaids dresses and it amused us that they will be matched to the stationery, not the other way round :)

So, if you see a mad woman racing round Hampshire today buying up aubergine card from Hobbycraft - that'll be me then :))

It's gonna be busy here as the Save The Date cards need to be ready ASAP. We even had the presence of mind to check the thickness using my posting gauge - and they will go at the normal sized postage rather than large letter.

Sorted............now let the action commence! :)

Di
x

17 comments:

mamapez5 said...

Plain and simple. I like that! And the ribbon slider is just beautiful. Have fun! Kate x

Cath Wilson said...

He, he - that's the design I used for my son's wedding stationery, although all the ribbon was horizontal. Great until you get the fiddly little cards to do, lol. Unfortunately, I gave the diamante hearts to Mum before she went back to New Zealand or I'd have offered you the 70+ medium ones I had left - they're not cheap! I know a reasonable seller, though, if you need a contact... x

Karen said...

Clean and simple, looks gorgeous. Going to be busy busy busy then Di!

Diane said...

Well done Di.....see you were worried for nothing!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely cards, clean and simple and the little heart is perfect - can quite see how it influenced the decision. Hope it isn't raining cats and dogs, as it is here, you're trip out for supplies could be a wet one. So funny to be matching your bridesmaid's dresses to the stationery ... hope Jess finds what she is looking for. Elizabeth x

Angela said...

Hi Di,
I understand exactly how you feel. Trying to anticipate what the couple's wishes are...it's not easy, but you have done a bang-up job. Well done and good luck with the next stage. I'm still working on some Thank You samples. for my nephew...or did you forget those :-))

Beautiful cards
Axx

Di said...

Oh Angela - that was sooo unfair :)) I totally forgot those. All stocks are either ordered or have been bought on my whizz out this afternoon. Stand by for action! Di xx

505whimsygirl said...

Di,

What a beautiful card! Love that it is simple yet elegant!

You have enough to keep you busy for a while.

Peggy said...

I can see why the happy couple went for that Di. Perfect! I reckon aubergine may not appear in your fav colour list in a few weeks though ;-) Dee xx

Kathleen said...

These are really lovely Di and I hope that you haven't too many to make, I love the simplicity but with a really classy look.
Just one thing though, I have done loads of Wedding Invites and it is not really right that the male name goes first, if you think about it, it is always refered to as The Bride and Groom, the Brides name always comes first in anything to do with a Wedding (except the Stag do lol) see if you can get them to change their minds.
Hope you don't mind me saying this.

Kath x

Di said...

Thanks Kath, it didn't seem 100% right to me either so am checking with Stuart before I begin to do any printing :) Please feel free to add anything else helpful :) Di xx

Sandra said...

Di, you have done yourself proud the invites are gorgeous and the ribbon slider is great also love the colour chosen truly lovely:) Sandra H

MaggieC said...

That stationary is so lovely, Di. I hope you manage to get enough aubergine card locally, and that the hotel get all the bits and pieces to you in time to pretty up.

Gill xx said...

What a lucky couple having you making them such lovely elegant wedding stationery. Congratulations you have got it just right with the little heart.

Bernie said...

Oh Di these are exquisite!! Clean, simple but stunning! The little heart slider is perfect. Hope the hotel gets things done right and in plenty of time. When we got married there were two spelling errors, one being my name. The whole lot had to be reprinted at the last minuet. So funny Jess is matching her bridesmaid's dresses to the stationery but it shows you picked the perfect shade.
Hugs
Bernie

Jules said...

Hi Di

Mega behind time for me .. .. but these are absolutely stunning!!!

I love them.

What a gorgeous colour combo.

The little heart sliders are just pefect!

I feel sure you will really enjoy making everything .. once all the materials are in your hands. That is always the most scary part I feel .. .. I panic incase something goes out of stock!! Eeeekk!!!

Have fun!

Love Jules xx

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Hi Di love the twisted easel card. The wedding stationery is stunning. I enjoyed doing our friends invites. I hope you manage to get everything you need Hugs Jenny x