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Wedding Shows, what made us start…

Updated: Feb 17, 2021

Walking around Scotland's biggest wedding show one thing became very apparent to

us - every stationery stand was the same! Every design was pocket-folds of ivory card with glitter and jewel embellishments in every pastel colour you could imagine. While there is nothing wrong with that, if that is your taste. It is then only giving couples one design ascetic option to consider.

Out of the other stands which offered something a bit more contemporary and modern there where still things missing for us, the main thing being upfront prices. Every price tag under every design said “prices start from” which didn’t seem fair to us, as every couple has a budget and if it was us we would want to know if the stationer was in our budget before we wasted any more time. If you dared to even mention you wanted something bespoke then there was definitely no mention of price until you where 3 emails in and had invested even more time.

That is one of the main reasons why we created A Little Bit of Loveliness, we wanted to offer couples the chance to have a completely bespoke design at an affordable price! We make our price list available straight away to anyone who enquires and have standard prices for each item that don’t change depending on the customisation.

We decided from the beginning that glitter, jewels and foil where never going to be something we offered. There is already hundreds of stationers who can offer this and we didn’t want to dive into an already overcrowded pool. We create modern graphic designs which are unique and personal to each couple.

Our last wedding show at the SEC was our most successful. We created a stand to showcase our work which stood out just as much as our designs - We are sure you will agree you

couldn’t miss us!

We absolutely love meeting new couples at wedding shows and hearing all about their big day plans. Seeing our designs in person can really help to explain what a stationery suite really is and how having a stationer as part of your wedding can make things so much easier for you. We have the knowledge of how to word your invites to cater for any type of wedding and also the experience of when to manufacture and send your designs to ensure you get your replies back in time.

Until you see a full suite in front of you, you don’t appreciate how special it can look to have a consistent theme running throughout. We always aim to showcase complete collections at wedding shows so you can get the impact.

During the planning process you design your wedding so why should your stationery be any different. Your stationery sets the tone of your big day as its the first thing your guests receive, it gives them a sample glimpse of your colours or venue or flowers for example just to start the excitement. It's also the last thing your guests receive as we can also create beautiful thank you cards for you which again can tie into your invitation design by continuing the theme in your envelope and liner.

As stationers when we come on board right at the beginning to create your save the dates we love building a relationship with our couples throughout the design process as we join them on their wedding journey.

Why are we different you might ask?

The main reason is everything we do is completely bespoke, meaning we don’t have standard design collections which you just select and change the details on. All of our designs are created just for you based on whatever inspiration or design elements you want to include!

You can have any look, colour or theme, it’s our job to bring your vision to life.

Surely bespoke designs are really expensive?

No, not at A Little Bit of Loveliness!

Every order has a design fee of £50.00 this cost covers our time for creating your design mock-ups for each stage of your order and secures your date in our diary. It is an additional cost on top of your order total not a deposit. It covers the cost of all the design work from your save the dates to invitations then right through until your on the day stationery there is no extra costs with us if you decide to add to your order.

What is included in your standard pricing?

Unlike other stationers we feel the coloured envelopes and envelope liners are what make our designs extra special! So because of this both are included in our standard pricing for save the dates and day & evening invitations. At A Little Bit of Loveliness being upfront about our prices has always been one of our main objectives since we began, we want you to be able to work out the cost of your stationery without the worry of hidden costs. The only additional fees to the prices you have are postage and packaging costs, however if you are local collection is always available.

Unfortunately wedding shows have not been possible over the last year due to all the craziness going on in the world. We miss them greatly because it’s where we get to meet so many amazing couples and fellow suppliers. Moving with the technology world we did a virtual show in October 2020 for the Scottish Wedding Show and created a virtual showroom to showcase some of our most popular designs. This can be viewed on our website and since then we have been able to offer zoom consultations so we can still connect with couples.

Hopefully 2021 starts to return the wedding world we know and love, so that we can continue to create beautiful bespoke stationery for your special day.


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