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Meet June's guest blogger, Donna from Lilac Rose Bridal Boutique

May 2014 - Posts

Find out how to let your guests know your wedding dress code...

Not sure how to address the issue of dress code on your wedding invitations? Here you will find some helpful ideas whether you’re hosting a formal affair or a casual barn style wedding. Where to do it: If you want to be specific about the dress code there are three main places you can do so: - The bottom of the wedding invitation - Separate details card - Your wedding website How to do it: Black Tie: This is the most formal and clearest dress code of them all. “Black Tie” simply...
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Are you looking for an alternative wedding guest book?

It is tradition to have a guestbook at your wedding reception so that your guests can write you a message and leave you a lasting memory of their presence on the day. But at Appleberry Press we think a little differently and have come up with a fun alternative to the traditional guestbook by creating thumbprint guestbooks! Our Thumb-Print Guest Books are a beautiful and unique alternative to the traditional wedding guest book and a really nice keepsake for after your wedding. Enjoy your Guest Book...
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Find out more about Appleberry Press's wedding dress portraits...

Our wedding dress portraits are proving to be very popular. We have lots of husbands-to-be ordering them as a surprise gift for their soon to be bride on their wedding day (we have been know to liaise with bridesmaids and bridal boutique owners for sneaky pictures of the wedding dress!). They are also really popular first year anniversary gifts – first year is paper! Photograph by by Paula O’Hara We love nothing more than creating this special artwork for our customers. Working from photographs...
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The creative director of Appleberry Press explains how she designed her own wedding stationery...

When creative director Ailbhe Cronin of Appleberry Press came to designing her own invitations we knew that they would be special and couldn't wait to begin the creative process. Here is how Ailbhe’s invitation journey went: “I have to say that designing my own invitation was definitely the hardest ! I didn't know where to start and was bursting with ideas, but with the help of the team we managed to hone in my theme. This is where I always recommend coming up with a mood board. Mine...
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When should you send out your wedding invitations?

A simple question that often gets asked is how far in advance of the wedding should I send my invitations? Traditionally, invitations go out six to eight weeks before the wedding - that gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules and make travel arrangements if they don't live nearby. This also factor’s in enough time for them to post back RSVPs . You would usually make the RSVP date 3 weeks before the wedding. This gives you enough time to get the final head count to the venue or...
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The process of creating a bespoke wedding invitation

Your wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests have into your wedding so it is important that it really sets the tone and reflects the style of the day. It is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself and your partners personalities and personal style. This can give your guests a flavour of you both as a couple and get them excited about your event. Appleberry Press specialise in awe-inspiring bespoke wedding invitations. Our award winning designers offer a unique custom design...
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Appleberry Press share their top tips for destination wedding invitations...

A destination wedding can require a little bit of extra attention to be given in certain areas such as guest list, sharing travel information and travel budgets. Here are some handy hints and tips to make sure it all runs smoothly: 1. When to notify guests With destination weddings you will need to announce the date and start communicating it to guests far in advance. Depending on how far they are expected to travel you will need to give them anything from 5 to 8 months. Save the dates have become...
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