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Unique Handmade Personalised Wedding Stationery

If your venue is one of your first considerations, then shortly after that you will be thinking about your save the dates and invitations (and a trillion other things you want to start deciding on). Deciding on a date and finding a venue to suit your wedding plans are decided upon first, but then letting your guests know they should be putting a day or two to one side is one of the many things next on your to do list(s. We wrote a blog to help with those too, read more?). 

Now when it comes to invitations it is considered by some as a way to get the date to your friends and family, requiring a little piece of the budget and a smidgen of time spent deciding on theme, colour or quality of paper etc. This is fine as there are many great generic designs available which although not personalised are visually pleasing for you and hopefully for your guests to receive in the post.

   

However, here at WWD’s we are all for designed, themed, colour co-ordinating and personalised save the dates or invitations. With so much effort going into the choice of your wedding day theme and colours, with budget being spent on the little elements that make up the day, we feel that the save the date or invitation offers a little insight into what they will experience on the day. The advantage you do have is that unlike corporate and public events you don’t have to convince your nearest and dearest to come to your wedding as they already have a pretty good reason to attend. It does give you the feeling that you are building the excitement for the day and that guests will be intrigued as to what they will experience on the day. Of course, apart from the main event which will be your ceremony.

It is quite nice to spend a little time and money on an invitation that will be on your guest’s fridge, mantelpiece or side as a constant reminder of the wedding and how long they have left to find an outfit. The style and theme will indicate the dress code and atmosphere for the day as well as a chance to express your personalities. We have put together some images of save the dates and invitations on Pinterest if you want to take a look at what we are going on about.

  

Tina Harknett of Wight Creations is an Isle of Wight supplier that offers handmade, personalised and unique save the dates, invitation and other wedding day stationery. Tina can work with you from the design stage to deciding on a style and theme to suit you both and your day, then incorporating it into your invitations, place cards, table numbers, menus and table plans. A lot of different pieces of stationery to think about and it is nice to have consistency with each.

Having a business like Wight Creations design and print your wedding stationery guarantees you get a high quality finish from someone who creates these products on a daily basis in a dedicated workspace. We all have the best intentions when we get the blue peter kit out but realistically the finish might not be the same as having a professional create them for you, while you just lick and apply the stamps (ok so that is old school because stamps are sticky now, but imagine all those stamps if you did have to! A moments thought for your parents and grandparents).

We asked Tina a few question about her daily work with Wight Creations, her creative passion.

When did Wight Creations start and why?

I started the business almost a year ago now, just before Christmas 2011.  I’ve had Chronic Fatigue for 16 years and had been wanting to start my own business from home for some time, but was unsure about what I wanted to do.  I’ve always been creative so knew I wanted to put my creative skills to good use, and had been making Greetings Cards for friends and family for a while so knew that this was something I would enjoy.   So I started off by making Greetings Cards but wanted something I could get my teeth into more so I ventured into Wedding Stationery a short while after.

How has Wight Creations grown since you started?

My client base has been steadily growing month after month through recommendations and feedback, and I find that I have a lot of customers who initially just had invitations, then come back for other Stationery items such as Order of Service, Table Numbers and Table Plans etc.

 

Who are the team behind Wight Creations?

It’s just me!  I do all the designing, creating, printing and hand embellishing myself although my partner, Alan, does the photography for me.

What are the main wedding services you offer couples?

I provide all Wedding Stationery items and if there’s an item that a customer wants that I don’t currently do, then I will always try to accommodate their requests.

Do you offer anything that a client might not know about and may be of interest?

I can also provide stationery for Civil Partnerships.

What is the future for Wight Creations?

I am currently awaiting the delivery of a digital cutter, which I’m quite excited about, as I’m hoping that will give me the scope to create more elaborate designs and offer my customers something new.

   

 

What differentiates you from other wedding stationers?

Customer Service is paramount to me.  I always keep my customers informed along every step of the way as to how their order is progressing and nothing leaves here until I’m 100% happy with it.  This is reflected in the lovely feedback I receive.  I also think my designs offer something uniquely individual at an affordable price.

 

It is definitely worth considering seriously when you start browsing the generic invites that just.don’t.quite. say…..’us!’ on your wedding day. To see a little more info on Wight Creations and to visit the website for contact Tina directly pop to the listing here.

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