Here at Loving Invitations we love beautiful wedding stationery. Ever since Laser Cut wedding invitations appeared on our radar we knew we had to have them. Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut delicate designs onto different quality card , these style of invitations have recently become increasingly popular with brides and grooms wanting something luxurious for their wedding day.
Although laser cut not is the cheapest stationery stationery option, your wedding stationery does become a piece of art which you can cherish forever. The invite inserts that sit neatly inside the laser cut design are stylised using scripted font against a textured paper or card. The delicate designs are tied by fabulous silk ribbon which finished off the invites beautifully. Start your wedding with a stationery design that is guaranteed to impress. Watch our video below as we talk you through some of the options available. For options see our laser cut designs or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to organise a coffee bar for your Irish wedding reception.
On every corner or vacant premises coffee shops are popping up. All the major brands have reached my little piece of the world such as Costa, Starbucks and Insomnia. A cup of Tea is still a secure Irish staple but allot do enjoy a nice cup of Joe. With all this in mind I saw a fab photo on Instagram during the week of a wedding sign for an espresso bar and I thought with the media always enforcing that we Irish people focus a little too much on alcoholic beverages – I thought that maybe a coffee bar at a wedding reception would definitely be something I should have a look at.
Personalise your coffee bar – Make sure to personalise your coffee bar with decorations that tie into your event décor. Add custom touches like custom printed coffee cups or sleeves with a monogram or message.
Chalkboard signs make great accessories for any drink station! We love the idea of a sweet message like ‘Warm up here’ or ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ for a winter wedding. I would decide on a particular type of coffee and make it your signature coffee , you could name it after yourselves.
Different types of coffee (espresso, roasts, cappuccino, etc.)
Different coffee flavours
Unique coffee toppings
Different types of milk – full, low fat and soya milk
Additional Treats – Wedding coffee bar ideas extend beyond just the drinks. Consider coffee dessert bar items also to add to the whole experience such as:
Chocolate-dipped spoons or flavored coffee stirrers
Biscotti, mini donuts, or mini muffins as coffee related treats
Even Wow your guests with a donut wall !!!!
Coffee themed Wedding Favours – What about a coffee mug wedding favour. A cute coffee mug favour which family and friends can use again and again maybe include a little bag of cookies to sweeten the deal. Another clever idea would be to have a brown paper bag filled with coffee beans with the text “the perfect blend” and your names and date of wedding
DIY or Professional – There are two options available to you – this could definitely be a very promising project or you could hire someone to do the job. I came across an Irish company online Bean and Gone If you would love some further inspiration we have an earlier blog post Wedding Ideas for Coffee Lovers – with more great inspiration and information.
How to choose the right wedding suit to flatter your grooms body shape.
Very rarely do I write a blog post for the grooms. So this week I said I would give a little love to the fellas in our lives by giving some tips and advice on how to choose the right wedding suit.
Like us ladies, your man has allot of options to choose from in Mens wedding suits so to make the choice a little easier – I have broken it down into an easy to follow guide.
Consider Your Body Shape – Take a look in the mirror and take into consideration your body shape along with your best features because just like a wedding gown, not all styles will emphasise your best bits.
Slim and Tall – Good news! You can wear just any wedding suit that takes your fancy. I would recommend a two-button jacket with a notched or peaked collar. Give some thought to a double-breasted jacket if you’re self-conscious about being thin. Add the look of broader shoulders by selecting a style with shoulder padding. Pants with narrow legs will elongate your body proportions.
Muscular/Fuller and tall – I would definitely avoid wearing anything that looks too tight. Getting the size right is very important as you want to avoid having your jacket seem poorly fitted. A one-button jacket will make your waist look thinner. Narrow leg trousers provide a leaner appearance. For the most slimming effect, choose a long, narrow tie.
Muscular/Fuller and short – Your main aim is to avoid any extra fabric that might give you a bulky look. Avoid styles that appear tight or short. Think twice about double-breasted jackets. I would definitely have a look at a one or two-button shawl collar jacket with narrow lapels, this usually creates a great thinning effect. From experience I think that a waist coast is a brilliant accessory along with a long, narrow tie.
Slim and Short – Your main aim is to make your body look longer. Avoid any fit that looks short or tight. I would definitely steer clear of any double-breasted jackets. That extra fabric won’t be flattering for a slim man. Have a think about adding a shoulder pad to your jacket. Definitely avoid narrow pants legs. Finish your look with a thin tie and a waistcoat as they will elongate your appearance.
Wedding Stationery : Do’s and Dont’s
You may hear allot of people saying things like “its only an invitation” or the stationery will only be thrown in the bin but don’t be under any illusions wedding stationery is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. It sets in motion a chain of events that lead to one of the biggest days of your life. Wedding stationery notifies your guests of your wedding date, helps them with travel arrangements, guides them through your ceremony, seats them at your reception and then thanks them for their generosity and attendance.So this week we have created a list of of Do’s and Don’ts when choosing your wedding stationery so that you don’t fall into the usual stationery pitfalls.
For further wedding Invitation Inspiration read our earlier blog “ How to choose your wedding invitation”
How to find the perfect wedding supplier
In my last blog I spoke about the practicalities of attending wedding fairs and I gave a few tips on making the most of the events. This week I would like to look at how you choose wedding suppliers that are right for your Irish wedding. Now they don’t have to give you that tingly feeling that your fiancé does but they do have to make you feel special, give you confidence in their services and most importantly produce goods and services that you love.
Bridal shop – Choosing your bridal shop may not be as difficult as choosing your photographer as you are seeing your dress before your purchase but think about the following.
Wedding Fair Survival Guide
As you have probably realised Wedding Season is now in full swing with many Wedding fairs being held locally and nationally. From my experience of being a bride wedding fairs are a great place to get ideas and they offer the opportunity to speak to many different suppliers under one roof.
The downside is that they can seem a bit overwhelming by the choice available and the pressure to make decisions – especially the larger events but do not worry Loving Invitations are here to help with our quick survival guide.
For further tips have a look at our earlier blog “getting the most of out of a wedding fair“