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It’s time for another Show and tell and today I am delighted to introduce you all to Raquel Wallace from Vintage Invitations, who are one of my newest sponsors. Vintage Invitations was set up in 2011 after Raquel struggled to find invitations she liked for her own wedding.
Here’s Raquel to tell you more about her new business……
We are based in Central London and started up the company last year after planning my own wedding in September 2010. My husband and I found it incredibly difficult to find really pretty handmade stationery. Everything was printed and mass produced such is the way of our culture with a token bow on a ‘Kidson’ type floral card or one diamante on the front was about as good as it got. I wanted something that looked like someone had taken time to make it, something a bit different, elegant and that really shouted “I’ve been handmade!”
In keeping with our name we have tried to work with an elegant vintage style. We have kept close to the classic theme by using typical vintage materials such as lace, satin, velvet, flowers, pearls and feathers.
Personally the biggest achievement has been making stationery that people want to buy, and then getting lovely feedback afterwards. It’s so genuinely amazing making people happy and actually be chosen to help them announce their big day. I feel a massive sense of pride and achievement for sure.
I like to think that we offer something a little unique, we are different because we work hard at making our stationery stand out with embellishments. We try to stay away from trends instead opting for something traditional, classic and pretty.
I love my Job getting to be creative and play around with paper crafts, sourcing pretty embellishments, what girl doesn’t like a bit of sparkle and pearls every now and then! But working with the brides and in some cases the mothers of the bride is by far the best bit. From the moment I get my first email/call from a customer there is excitement a real buzz. By the time I’m sending out the table stationery, it’s pretty uncontrollable everyone is happy there is lots of girly “eeking” – where else do you get to work on happy occasions with happy people every day?
We have had couples with classic country wedding styles very elegant and floral. But we have had other couples who have opted for a shabby chic vintage style fun wedding with lots of lace and bunting. I think a lot of our couples have a quirky pretty edge to them and also want to stay clear of mass produced items.
♥ Save the date postcards start at £1.80
♥ Our ‘message in a bottle’ save the dates start from £60 for a box of 12 (these can also be used as an alternative to the traditional wedding invitation).
♥ Our invitations range from £4.40 to £10.40, invitations can be boxed with tissue paper for added elegance or in simple cream envelopes.
♥ Our table stationery start from £3.50 for luggage tag style name place cards, £5 for table names/numbers and table plans start from £60.
♥ We also offer cards/tags for sweet tables
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