A year ago today I got married. It was such an amazing day and that was thanks to all the super wedding suppliers involved. I caught up with two of them – Flowers & Sparkle who created my floral displays and room decor and Hiptwist – who created my pretty wedding stationery.
I caught up with Lisa from Flowers & Sparkle, a Sevenoaks based Florist.
Tell me about Flowers & Sparkle and what you do?
Flowers & Sparkle is based in the heart of Sevenoaks offering wedding & event flowers. Our work is very on-trend, we love to think outside of the box and show our clients new ideas and show them how flowers can be used creatively. We co-ordinate this with wedding stationery, venue decor, chair covers dressing service and much more……..
Flowers & Sparkle at my wedding
I caught up with Sarah from Hiptwist, a couture wedding stationery supplier
Tell me about Hiptwist and what you do?
At HipTwist, we specialise in creating beautiful Wedding Stationery with a distinctive elegance. All of our stationery is handmade, and we draw inspiration for our stationery designs from a wide range of sources, from fashion to photography, to create unique designs with a contemporary edge. We use only top quality materials and work hard to source stunning embellishments and finishing touches to create stationery that you and your guests can’t stop talking about! We produce the whole range of stationery, from the first Save the Date card to Table Plans and Thank You cards, all co-ordinating in colour and design.
How long should I allow for my stationery?
As a general rule you should send your invitations out 3 months in advance of your Wedding. Your stationery will take approx 4 weeks to produce (or more for large orders), so you should look to order your invitations at least 5 months before you Wedding. If your Wedding falls in the busy spring/summer period, you should aim to order your invitations and book into the diary for your ‘On the Day’ stationery at the start of the year to avoid disappointment!
How long have you been involved in wedding stationery?
HipTwist was set up in 2009, so about 3 years. Time goes so quickly as we are constantly busy for almost the whole year!
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of the job is creating stationery that gets such amazing feedback from Brides, Grooms and their Wedding guests – beautiful stationery can be such a big talking point on a Wedding day and lots of guests take their Place Cards or Order of Service home with them as a momento of a special day. Our favourite items to create are table plans, as they take a lot of time but are so impressive to look at, especially the framed ones.
It is also fantastic when we see the names of our previous couples on the guest list of a couple ordering their stationery, as it shows that we have been reccommended!
What advice would you give when choosing stationery for a wedding
The first thing to decide on is your colour scheme, and what sort of general ‘look’ you are after e.g Pearls & Lace, Vintage, Black tie, Colourful, Crystals & Sparkles, English Country Garden. This should help you really narrow down your search and find stationery to tie in with your theme.
If you are on a budget, a top tip is to think carefully about what will be in your Wedding photos – it is worth spending a bit more on table decoration e.g Place cards and Table Names as well as a table plan as these will be photographed a lot! You can save money in other ways, e.g having one Order of Service between two guests, or sending your invites out early so that you don’t need to also send Save the Dates!
How do I get in contact with you?
Hiptwist at my wedding