Aged 12, my parents took us on a family holiday to Ireland. I remember visiting Blarney Castle and seeing the queue of people waiting to be held upside down by their ankles to kiss the Blarney stone. Legend has it that kissing the stone will give you the gift of eloquence. (Very useful in my profession!)
A common issue amongst brides is not knowing how to word their wedding invitations. How does an evening only invite differ from an all-day invitation? What should you write in an order of service? When should you send your save the dates? Thankfully, lovely Linda from Loving Invitations has all the answers. Linda and her team of graphic designers will happily create wedding stationary for you that is both eloquently written and elegantly styled.
Creative, Contemporary, Original
Located in Kilkenny, the company have been creating fresh and unique wedding invitation designs to brides and grooms from across the UK and Northern Ireland since 2010. Whilst planning for her own wedding, Linda realised that the majority of wedding invitations were handmade; so, armed with an honours degree in visual communications, she decided to create her own and from thereon, her passion was born.
A Professional Template
Specialising in rustic, floral and illustrative designs, Loving Invitations makes ordering from them simple. The website sorts the available designs by style (e.g. flat/folding/tri-fold) or by season. I loved the Christmas Tandem Couple design, showing the silhouette of a bride and groom amongst a backdrop of red and silver baubles and snowflakes. You can choose between 17 classic or contemporary fonts and over 60 different colour swatches. Once happy with your theme, you can then use it to create save the dates, table plans or thank-you cards that mirror the style of your invitations. I like how easy it is to organise all of your wedding stationary in one place – you could tick several items off your to-do list simultaneously. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t appreciate saving a little bit of time whenever they can, especially when wedding planning!
Elegance and Eloquence
Linda kindly sent me a sample of her stationary and my first observation was that I was impressed by the quality of the card. Whoever said that first impressions count was right. Before they read your invite, your guests will first have to touch it as they remove it from the envelope. A classy bash or a cheap gig? Your guests will assume a lot about your wedding before they’ve even read the invitation. Fortunately, Loving Invitations prints its stationary on your choice of 350gsm matt white or cream card or 300gsm pearlescent card – so, even if you’ve opted for a cheap gig, your guests could easily be fooled into thinking your wedding will be a classy number!
Linda has made the process of selecting an elegant style, font and colour theme for your wedding stationary easy. The only other aspect for you to consider is the wording and thankfully, Linda and her team have suggestions to suit all scenarios. Formal or informal, religious or civil, evening only or adults only, they can advise you on how to invite your guests in the most eloquent of fashions.
Who knows, maybe she’s kissed the Blarney stone herself?
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The Fab Stuffs:
- Praise given for outstanding customer service and professionalism across many testimonials.
- Lower cost options available with envelopes included in the price.
- High quality finish across the whole range.
- Simple ordering system with helpful suggestions on wording when necessary.
- Matching thank-you cards, save the dates, ceremony booklets, menus and RSVPs are also available.
The Sad Stuffs:
- New designs are continually being introduced, so no brochure is available; however all of the current invitation and stationary designs are available on their website.