How to personalise your wedding #2: create some easy DIY memorable wedding stationery

One of my favourite websites, when I’m wearing my design hat, is the printing site moo.com. They provide brilliant customisable printed products at really good prices. I used them for my ‘JK’ monogram stickers that I created for my wedding stationery and they can help you produce all sorts of creative personalised wedding ideas. Here are some lovely ideas that other creative brides and grooms have done:

SAVE THE DATE CARDS
Another fun idea are these ‘tying the knot’ save-the-date cards. The pictures of the bride and groom (Kerry and Terrell) at various ages are printed on Moo Minicards and then are tied to a home-printed card carrying the details, with a perfect knot.
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PLACEHOLDER CARDS
Kelly Harris personalised Moo’s minicards with the faces of her guests to make everyone feel special (they make great icebreakers too). Kelly laboriously sourced photos of her 300+ friends and family from Facebook and other means and then displayed the place holder cards in corks which she found in on eBay. Absolutely gorgeous!
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GUEST WISHCARDS
Gary and Luzel made guest wishcards for their wedding using lots of their favourite photos printed on Minicards on one side, and a printed little “advice for the newlyweds” message on the reverse. Very cute and very memorable.
GUEST WISHCARDS
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EXTRA WEDDING DETAILS BUNDLES
Chris Hannah designed some Business Cards in the same colour as his invitations to make a cute little package that included cards for things like Wedding Gift List, Dietary Requirements and wallet sized Travel Directions. He then bound them with hand-cut paper strips, held together with round stickers, customised with his wedding monogram.
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THANK YOU CARDS
Use a mix of your official shots on business cards, greeting cards or postcards for Thank you card, like Tania Chau did.
THANK YOU CARDS
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Have a look at the Moo weddings website and also the Flickr Pool for more inspiration. You can find thank you cards and share-your-photos cards and lots more inspirations for affordable,creative wedding stationery ideas.

Wedding Tea Towel Invitations

How about doing something really quirky for your stationery (not to mention totally memorable and eco-friendly) and having these very cool Wedding Tea Towels as your invitations? Your guests will be hard pressed to forget your wedding date with these!

There are options for Save the Date’s, information cards, door hangers, and the invitation itself (including variations for day and evening invitees as well as thank you’s). I know I for one would love to receive something so unusual and memorable from a couple.

Get them from the lovely Karen over on www.weddingteatowels.co.uk
Wedding Tea Towels as Invitations
Wedding Tea Towel Invitations

Karen & Jeremy | London Jewish Wedding at the Wallace Collection Art Gallery, London, UK

Wallace Collection Wedding
As the founder of Smashing The Glass it’s only right that I share my own wedding day, and all the creative ideas that were behind it, with you.

I love so many of the centuries-old Jewish traditions such as the hora, the beautiful songs, the chuppah, the smashing of the glass etc. but what my now-husband and I very much didn’t want was a party that followed the typical London Jewish-wedding-by-numbers formula… ie. fancy hotel, too many guests, the same kosher caterer that everyone uses, the same band etc…..

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VENUE

I had always dreamt of an outdoor summer wedding and that’s one of the reasons why I love Israeli weddings – the chuppah under the stars, the all-night party vibe, the abundance of food and having the ceremony and party all in one venue. But when it came to organising our wedding it meant the world to us to have Jeremy’s 97 year old grandmother there and as she is unable to travel, a wedding abroad with guaranteed summer weather was out of the question.

London, our home city, was our next choice and the criteria for a venue was to have a feel of being in the outdoors without worrying about the unpredictable British weather spoiling the party, and a stylish, intimate venue, preferably with an arty slant to reflect our creative sides. Wallace Collection Wedding London
The Wallace Collection, once a family home, and now a stunning art collection, in the heart of the West End was our perfect choice. The stunning Courtyard flooded with natural light and dotted with trees and sculptures felt utterly al fresco, yet protected us from the elements with a phenomenal glass roof. Breathtaking and intimate at the same time, it ticked all the right boxes.

We wanted to have both the chuppah ceremony and the dinner dancing in the Courtyard to really feel as if the majority of the wedding was outdoors. We also loved the idea of the changing daylight from the hopefully sunny (and it was!) afternoon to the starry night sky. In between the ceremony and dinner our guests were able to look around all the artwork on the first floor of the house where all the galleries were open to our guests to meander round as they chatted, imbibed and grazed on Zafferano‘s (our chosen caterers) delicious canapés.

In terms of getting ready and spending our first night as a married couple, we stayed at the gorgeous Home House in Portman Square just a few minutes walk from the Wallace Collection.

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Natasha & Jez | French Riviera Jewish Wedding at Villa Ephrussi & Passable Beach, Cap Ferrat, France

Villa Ephrussi Wedding
French Riviera weddings are renowned for being exquisitely beautiful but I think that this Côte d’Azur wedding is one of the most unique that I’ve seen. It has  absolutely magnificent attention to detail and superb originality and creativity running through it including a gospel choir singing before and after the Chuppah ceremony, a life-size cow wedding cake (bet you’ve never seen that before!) and a surprise second half to the evening when guests were transported from a palatial villa garden setting onwards to a magical secret beach party.

Natasha and Jez, both from London, met at a mutual friends wedding and are a super-gorgeous couple with great taste and style. Both Jez and Natasha were very heavily involved in their wedding planning, both wanting to make it a fun and very special party for themselves and their guests. Riviera Jewish Wedding
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Natasha the bride: I wanted to get married somewhere different and I wanted to think ‘outside of the box’. We have a house in Cap-Ferrat in the South of France where we spend a lot of time, and I remember being there and thinking how lovely it would be to get married in the area. We looked at all sorts of local venues and by far our favourite was the Villa Ephrussi. We had the ceremony and reception in the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and then later on we secretly took everyone down to Passable Beach for the dinner and dancing. No-one knew they were going there. We didn’t mention Passable Beach on the invitation and people were wondering around thinking “where are we going to sit for the food” and bit by bit, “where is everyone going?!” Guests stating disappearing but they didn’t know where they were going to!

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Sandra & Re’em | Israeli Wedding at Bamboo Village Beach, Netanya, Israel

Israeli beach wedding
This is a gorgeous joy-filled Israeli wedding, set in a dream-like beach setting that as well as being phenomenally stylish, oozes a cool-factor and an almost Ibiza-like feel-good atmosphere. Get ready for some serious beach wedding eye candy!

Sandra had the awesome idea of giving wedding-branded flip-flops for her guests to wear once the dance party got in full swing. Genius and a great keepsake too!

A little bit about this über-cool couple: Sandra hails from Belgium, Re’em from Israel and they met whilst they both were living in London (where they still live) through mutual friends. Israel Wedding Beach BEACH_WEDDING1
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THE VENUE + THEME
Sandra, the Bride: I had always wanted to get married on the beach and I am really connected to Israel, and with my husband being Israeli it was the perfect place to celebrate!  We decided on decided on Bamboo Village beach, in Poleg near Netanya, a beautiful coastal setting that was neither too big nor too small. It felt intimate enough, yet buzzy enough for what we were after. Obviously the theme of our wedding was the beach and we used sand and aqua green colours with white and touches of silver. We also added light balls on the sand, which made the path to the water glowing.

We had a venue designer and told her we wanted a simple beach design. I collected photos of styles I liked to make a mood board and she interpreted my ideas brilliantly. Everything from the chuppah to the seating to the lighting to the different zones (chill-out / party / bar) were designed by her beautifully with my creative lead.

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