Shine Brighter Than A Thousand Stars

Today brings the first release for our new ‘Light the Way’ wedding stationery set. So here it is…

Printed navy blue save the date. Can be bought from our shop as a card or a magnet.

This gorgeous save the date card is beautiful and simple. The strings of lights across the top give a feeling of warmth and energy. Don’t forget when choosing a save the date card you must remember that this is the first impression people have of your wedding so you want to make it great. As with most of our save the date cards, this design can be purchased as either a card printed on our lovely high quality Nettuno or as a magnet. Magnetic save the dates are fun and people love sticking them on the fridge or notice board.

More pieces in this stationery set will become available over the coming week. These will include;

  • Invitations;
  • RSVP cards;
  • Name Cards;
  • Table Numbers;
  • Table Plan;
  • Thank You cards.

This will be the largest stationery set we will have available on our website so far but is it only the beginning. The coming months will bring more sets for our printed ranges, our handmade ranges and our DIY kits. Keep your eyes peeled this summer as we have so much to share with you!

New Product – Rustic Pastels

Today marks the launch of our beautiful new addition to the Inked By Kate range. This latest design is a lovely rustic save the date card. It is available as an A6 or A7 card on 280gsm Nettuno paper or as an A7 magnet. Our new design features a string of flowers and handing mason jars along the top with a larger jar of flowers at the bottom. Inked by hand and then coloured with gorgeous pastel pinks, blues and purples this save the date card is perfect for a DIY wedding.

Printed A6 luxury hand painted wedding stationery.
Rustic Pastels

Rustic Pastels is the third piece in our Inked By Kate range. If you like the style but the design isn’t quite what you were after why not have a quick look at the other two in this collection.

Printed floral wedding invitation
Fascinating Florals
Printed A6 luxury hand painted wedding stationery.
Forget-Me-Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions feel free to email us at enquiries@wishfulinkingltd.co.uk or give us a call on 07802724899.

Simple, Stunning, and Shining

We are thrilled to share our latest save the date cards with you today! Both designs are A6 in size. The first of the two new releases is this beautiful floral wreath.

Foiled floral save the date card

Foiled floral save the date card

This save the date card is perfect if you are yet to decide on a colour scheme or theme.  Simple and elegant, this design is really quite beautiful. The foiling on this piece can be created in a variety of colours including: gold, silver, blue, purple, pink, green and red. The card itself is pearlescent and you can choose either white or ivory.

 

The second of the two new designs is called ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and, as you may have guessed, features a spray of glittering stars. It too can be produced on either white or ivory pearlescent card. The foiling on our starry save the date cards can be created in three different colours; silver, gold or holographic silver.

Foiled star save the date card

Foiled star save the date card

 

 

 

 

 

Foiled star save the date card

Foiled star save the date card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These two are just a couple of the designs we are bringing to our stationery range in the coming weeks. Be sure to keep popping back and seeing what’s new. You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

As always, if you have any questions or queries or just fancy a chat about wedding stationery just drop us an email enquiries@wishfulinkingltd.co.uk or gives us a call on 07802724899

Making a good first impression.

Here at Wishful Inking we aim to create the wedding stationery that you truly want to complement your special day. Your invitations or save the date cards are the first impression that your guests will have of your wedding. This means that you should choose which elements of your wedding you want your guests to get a sneak preview of.

 

Making the right first impression is vital and you don’t want your wedding stationery to feel cheap and flimsy. Luxury

Red, gold and white pocketful wedding invitation available in our online shop.

heavy weight cards and papers are the first step to that feeling of quality. Your guests will be holding your stationery in their hands as they look at it and you want them to know this card, that has dropped through their letterbox, is obviously something important and special.

You may choose to share the elegance and splendour of your wedding day with your guests. This can be achieved using rich colours for your stationery or by enhancing elements of the images and text by using foiling. The metallic lettering can really create a focal point for your whole invitation and capture that feeling of elegance and grandeur in the finished look. Our ‘Time Flies’ invitation uses a rich red colour to create a striking contrast to the white of the main card. To really give it that next level of splendour, the gold foiling is used on the Bride and Groom’s names as well as other key elements of the information.

Summer pocketfold wedding invitations now available from our online shop.

Perhaps you’re having a fun summery wedding and want to give your guests a taste of the sunshine. This can be achieved by using vibrant colours and fun floral motifs. Move away from those traditional calligraphy fonts and bring in something a little more quirky to show off the more playful side of your big day. You can even bring these features in right from your save the date cards too. The soft watercolour feel of our ‘Summer Fun’ magnetic save the date cards really adds to the warm and fun effect of a great day at the beach.

There are so many ways to make a great first impression with your wedding stationery. Why not drop us an email at enquiries@wishfulinkingltd.co.uk and find out how we can help.

Printed or magnetic save the date.

Printed or magnetic save the date.

Printed or magnetic save the date.

Printed or magnetic save the date.

Forget-Me-Not and Wedding Fayres

Today we bring you the release of the second design in our stunning ‘Inked By Kate’ range. This new invitation design is the start of a whole matching set of wedding stationery. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for the additional items including; Save the Date cards, RSVP cards, table numbers and name cards.

Printed A6 luxury hand painted wedding stationery.
Beautiful blue watercolour wedding invitations. Printed invitations with a floral theme. Part of the Inked By Kate range.

The beautiful watercolour flowers background was created by Kate and will be the focal point of this Forget-Me-Not range. The invitation is already available to purchase from our shop. Prices for this invitation begin at £1.30 each.

Coming up in March we also have another wedding fayre. This time we will be at the Park Hall Best Western Hotel, Charnock Richard. This is lovely hotel which features a medieval banquet hall as well as its more modern venue. The wedding fayre is free entry and there will be a fantastic range of suppliers for you to meet. The fayre is 12-4pm on Sunday 14th March. Come along and say hello! To keep up-to-date with all of our wedding fayres check out our contact page.

If you have an questions or queries feel free to drop us an email: enquiries@wisfulinkingltd.co.uk

Meet Kate! And so much more.

So this week we have launched the first design from our brand new ‘Inked By Kate’ range, but who is Kate?

Kate is a wonderful freelance illustrator who has teamed up with us to create some stunning new wedding stationery designs. She has a degree in animation and aspires to a career in book illustration.

Printed floral wedding invitation

This is the first of Kate’s designs to be featured on our website and it is an absolutely gorgeous printed flat wedding invitation called ‘Fascinating Florals’. The watercolour style floral sprays make this invitation wonderfully elegant while the bright colours keep a relaxed and fun feel to the whole thing.

This is intended to be the first of many for the ‘Inked By Kate’ range so do keep your eyes peeled on our shop and our Facebook for more updates!

We are also excited to announce that there are some new Wedding Fayre dates marked on our map, so check if you’re free and pop along to say ‘hello’!

 

 

Also this week we bring you the release of our ‘Summer Fun‘ Save the Date collection. These vibrant watercolour washes look fantastic as magnets and are the perfect way to remind your guests that they need to save your wedding date.  Available in four different colours these Save the Dates are now on sale in our shop.

 

Printed or magnetic save the date.
Tropical Beach
Printed or magnetic save the date.
Summer Sun
Printed or magnetic save the date.
Ocean View
Printed or magnetic save the date.
Blue Skies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have so much more to bring you over the coming weeks and months! It is an exciting time for Wishful Inking.

 

Welcome to our New Website – Feature Friday

We have been working on this for a few months now and are so pleased to be able to share it with you. We have added some great new features so please have a good look around.

One of the biggest changes on the new website is the ability to select your chosen number of invitations, RSVP cards or save the date cards. On our previous site you could only select 25, 50, 75 or 100. There is a minimum order of 25 for most of our products but you can just drop us a line if you require fewer and we can create a custom quote for you.

Product FilteringThere is a wonderful discount for anyone who purchases printed Save the Date cards, printed Invitations and a set of printed RSVP cards. If you have one of each of these types of product in your basket you will get a 5% discount on your entire basket. So if you also order a fingerprint guestbook canvas at the same time as your stationery you would get 5% off that too!

Another great feature we have introduced on the new site is filtering. Why spend 3 hours scrolling through page after page of products if you have an idea of what kind of thing you are looking for? Our filters allow you to narrow down your product list so you are only looking at the things that might genuinely be of interest to you.

As well as our products for sale and our bespoke gallery we also have our ‘Contact Us’ and ‘Where to Find Us’ pages. These are a great way of getting in touch with us, either by filling in the contact form or by popping along to one of our upcoming wedding fayres for a chat. If you do have any questions about products, designs or turnaround times do just fire an email off to us and we will be happy to help you out.

Where to Find us
Our blog is nice and easy for you to find and as well as announcing new product ranges and other exciting Blognews we do a fortnightly ‘Feature Friday’ post. This is where we may give you a bit of information about some of our designs or we may feature other wedding vendors, we have also been know to share wedding tips and tricks so make sure you check in regularly. If you really enjoy keeping up to date you can sign up for email notifications about new blog posts too.

In the New Year we are launching a fabulous little addition in the form of a newsletter. Our newsletter will feature our newest releases and any special offers or promotions we have running. We will be giving you a chance to sign up to that in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

And finally, an element of the website that is due for launch in January is the ‘create your own invite’ this will allow you to choose which type of handmade invitation you want and you get to choose all the colours, the inserts, how and where any ribbon goes. You can really get just what you want.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or just want a chat drop an email to enquiries@wishfulinkingltd.co.uk

 

Emma

Seals and Stickers – When And Where To Use Them

The obvious use for a seal or sticker is to seal your wedding invitation envelopes as you send them out to your guests. They are a lovely finishing touch that seems to make such a difference to the finished look of your wedding stationery.

Stickers are also a great way of sealing little bags of chocolates or sweets that you are having on your tables as wedding favours. Personalised stickers with a little message from the Bride and Groom would be fantastic for this. They really add a personal touch rather than just a piece of tape or a little star or heart sticker.

Some of the quirkier uses for stickers are my favourites!

What about having stickers with a photograph of the lovely couple and their wedding date to send out to people as part of your Save the Date cards. You can encourage people to stick it on their calendar as a fun way to remember the date of your wedding. In a similar style you could also include a sticker with your RSVP cards that is stuck in a certain place on the card by the guest to show whether they are able to attend or not.

Stickers can be a lot of fun and you can really use them in some creative ways. We offer a large selection of stickers in our shop; most of the digital designs have matching stickers available. We can also design you a custom set of stickers if you had something else in mind.

When Should I Send Out My Wedding Invitations – Feature Friday

When should I send out my Wedding Invitations or Save the Date cards?

This is a question we are asked quite frequently at wedding fayres. Traditionally, and according to several of the popular bridal magazines, you send out your invitations 3 months before your wedding and your save the date cards 4-6 months before the wedding. We would say this isn’t entirely accurate. What you need to do is ask yourself some important questions:

Do you have lots of friends or relatives that will be travelling a reasonable distance?

Do you have friends or family members who are notorious for forgetting to reply to messages?

Are you having a summer wedding?

Are you having a destination wedding?

Is your wedding at an expensive time of year (i.e. near Christmas)?

If the answer to any of those questions is ‘yes’ then you want to consider giving your guests more notice. For example, for a summer wedding, we would always recommend sending your Save the Date cards out about 12 months in advance or if you are just planning on sending out invitations, you may want to consider having them sent out 6-8 months before the date. This gives people plenty of notice and minimizes the chance of people having booked holidays or other events that would stop them attending your wedding.

Do I need to send out Save the Date cards?

You don’t have to, no. Remember though, that the later you leave it to send out your invitations the more likely it will be that someone could be busy. Please also remember your guests may have to book hotels or train tickets and they can be quiet pricey last minute. Some people prefer just to tell people verbally when the wedding is and then follow up with invitations later. This really is entirely up to you.

I am sending out Save the Date cards but who do I send them to?

Again, this is entirely up to you but we would always recommend sending Save the Date cards to any guest you are inviting to the wedding breakfast. If you are getting married in a venue where you can only invite a limited number of guests to the wedding itself these are the guests you send your Save the Date cards to. If you wish to send out Save the Date cards to every guest whether they are invited for the day or the evening you can.

How many invitations or Save the Date cards do I need to order?

Less than you think. The thing to remember here is that you only need to send out one invitation to each couple or perhaps family if they live at the same address. Obviously, this does alter slightly if you have several guests that live at the same address but are invited to different parts of the wedding. You really do need to sit down and work through your guestlist and tally up how many of each type of invite (day or night) you require, we cannot work that number out for you. Just as a guideline a couple of weddings we have created invitations for recently worked out as follows,

100 guests across the day and evening – We made 67 invitations. A couple of those were spares that the couple wanted to keep in albums and scrap books and they also had a lot of guests whose families were split across several locations due to work.

60 Guests for the wedding breakfast – This couple ordered 40 invitations and 40 Save the Date cards so they had a few spare just in case they had miscounted or made any mistake when writing them.

So I now have my numbers and I know when I am sending them out but when should I order them?

You should have ordered with us no later than 2 months before you want to send them out. This allows us time to order any materials from our suppliers in the correct colours and to actually make your invitations. We then aim to have them sent out to you a month before you wish to be sending them to your guests to give you time to write, address and stamp them all so they can go out together.

Please do remember that as it takes time for us to make the wedding stationery by hand it is wise to get in touch and make sure we have a time slot available to create your order when you want it. This is where our deposit system comes in as you can book your time slot months in advance if you wish by paying a 25% deposit upfront and then at the start of the month that we are making your invitations you will be required to pay the full balance. This method guarantees you get your wedding stationery promptly when you want it.

For more details about the deposit system or anything else please feel free to contact us: enquiries@wishfulinkingltd.co.uk

Bespoke Design Service – Feature Friday

Bespoke handmade Alice In Wonderland Wedding InvitationAre you A DIY bride? Are you looking for inspiring ideas? Do you have a strong concept and are not sure where to begin? Or do you only have a vague image or your special day?

At Wishful Inking we take pleasure in a holistic approach to product design, and we love to talk and offer advice and guidance. Seriously, no question is too small, or idea too crazy!

If you love our work but don’t see anything that is quite right for you we can offer you our Bespoke Design Service. For a small fee we consult personally with you, take your ideas and transform them into something unique for your special day.
You are under no obligation to have us make your designs…we can send you the prototype design with instructions on how to make them yourself, or send you the digital files for a printed design so you can find your own printers (perfect for a DIY bride). If, however, you want us to take the pressure away from you we can handle the whole making process from start to finish and we simply deduct the cost of the Bespoke Design Service from the final balance.
Head over to the bespoke section of our website or follow our bespoke board on pinterest for examples of bespoke work already created for clients, or be inspired by some of our new ideas.

 

Bespoke Wedding Invitations Gallery Updated

Bespoke handmade Alice In Wonderland Wedding Invitation

Have a look in our bespoke gallery to find pictures of our more recent projects. These include our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ handmade wedding invitations.

Our bespoke collection is all about creating exactly what you want for your wedding. The design process will see us working with you to gather ideas and inspirations you may have together and create the ultimate wedding stationery for your big day. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Blue Swish Save the Dates – Feature Friday

These beautiful printed Save The Date cards are available on high quality paper or as magnets.

These gorgeous Blue Swish Save the Date cards were designed quite traditionally. Emma started with some blue and purple inks. Starting with one colour she practised creating the gentle waves across paper. When she became happy with her technique she took an A6 card and painted the swishes in both colours, building them up until she was happy. The finished swishes were allowed to dry before we scanned the design in and began adding text.

We wanted to keep the text quite simple. The purple brush style lettering was added as a last minute detail as it just needed a little more.

As with most of our save the date cards this design can be printed onto 180gsm Nettuno card which has a lovely high quality feel to it and just a small amount of texture or they can be printed as A7 magnets. The magnets are a wonderful way of presenting your save the date cards as they can be stuck straight onto the fridge or a magnetic whiteboard planner.

Welcome to Feature Friday!

Welcome to ‪#‎FeatureFriday‬ where we show you one of the products from our collection and give you a little bit of information about it.

This beautiful Dandelions and Dragonflies stationery set is perfect for those bright spring and summer weddings. Our Dandelions and Dragonflies collection uses blues and greens to create the feel of a glorious sunny day. The white silhouettes of the dandelions and dragonflies help reinforce the suggestion of sunlight. Keeping the features in silhouette also stops them detracting from the most important part of the stationery; the names, dates and locations. We used fun fonts, staying away from harsh lines to keep the relaxed feeling of the set.

The set is made up of DL invitations, A6 Save The Date cards and A7 RSVPs all printed on 280gsm Nettuno paper. If bought as a bundle plain white envelopes are included free of charge, you can upgrade to cream, pearlescent white, silver or gold envelopes for an additional fee.

Our printed wedding stationery collection Dandelions and Dragonflies