Friday, 31 January 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY - Personalised Wedding Postboxes

KEEP YOUR CARDS.... 
OFTEN CONTAINING MONEY, SAFE!

Here's where we get to be really creative!
We have a huge amount of unique ideas 
to throw at the Bride and Groom.

My latest one has been to incorporate Calla Lilies
on the outside.

Once the wedding is over I'll share them here.
In the meantime here's just a few of the many we have made. 

PLEASE NOTE:

If you order by Mail Order... all our boxes 
will be sent decorated but Flat Packed for ease
of posting and to prevent crushing in transit.


Emma & Stephen 
Chose hearts with silver, Purple and Green as their theme


Holly & Geoff's 
was a bit more subtle with 
pale pink butterflies



I LOVE it when Brides get a bit creative with their colours
and choose 2 complimentary colours that go together.
This purple and hot pink was one of them




And here... for an Autumn Wedding....



Emily and Tom's theme was to be Bombers and Butterflies.
As Tom had already compromised on letting Emily have her butterflies
it was only fair she let him have his planes on the box.....



Amy & Ian had Ivy trails.....



And how's this for a rather different 
knock yer eyes out colour scheme
The Orange, Yellow and Hot Pink
were the colours of the Brides gerbera bouquet



And... this is perfect for the Rainbow themed wedding....


So.... if you are looking for something entirely different
and have an idea or 2... give us a call and we'll see what we can do.

As always.... contact us for further details.
If you live in North Yorkshire, you can call into the studio
288a High Street, Northallerton DL7 8DW

If you live some distance away...
call us on 01609 776 866 

Want to see more Wedding Post Boxes?
CLICK HERE!

Looking for 
IDEAS & INSPIRATION?
Connect with us on PINTEREST!

Like it? Love it? Hate it?
Leave a comment in the box balow! 
ething by me :-)

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Personalised Wedding Order - Beccy & Martin - Fingerprint design

Friday 24th January 2014

CONGRATULATIONS!

To my first Bride & Groom of the year!
Beccy & Martin,
Who choose a finger print design for their Invitations and on the day items.

First I take LOTS of finger prints of the Bride and Groom....
and choose the best one for the heart.

Here the heart is used for the Invitations.....



Beccy was making her own Wedding Favours...
So I made the tags.
Delightful aren't they?



Complete with dangling hearts



All personalised and in RED foil.
the effect was stunning! 


AND HERE




ANd HERE

As always.... if you need any help or information for any of the items you see on my Blog or Website, feel free to pop into the shop at 288a High Street, Northallerton, FL7 8DW during opening hours or give us a call on 01609 776 866 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Don't be fooled!..... I'm out to save the world!

It doesn't happen often.... but every once in a while someone messages or emails me to ask "How much will it be for.................".

If this is the only question it's likely to be for one of only two reasons.

1. Either they are genuinely interested, like your stuff, but don't really know what else to ask
OR the worst case scenario....
2. They are shopping around for prices!

(There's always a chance they are just plain bored and it's their lunchtime of course).

Now, I don't mind anyone shopping around (I do it myself), but one of the things that really bugs me is that they are comparing price not quality!

They NEVER ask the thickness of the card I use... It's 250gsm for folded plus insert and 300gsm for flat invites in case anyone's interested. And this card is too thick to go through a conventional, home printer.

We also used only top quality matching envelopes from a reputable company .... not some shoddy thin rubbish from the local craft store.

Yes.... we 'could' make our Invites cheaper..... but to be honest, we won't! For the odd 10p we will save using cheap materials, the look and feel of your stationery will be severely compromised and our reputation would be in tatters.

That leads me onto our pricing structure. We want to make our stationery 'affordable'. We hate to see Brides being ripped off and ALL of our designs are individually made for EACH client. No 2 invitations are the same. We also personalise the outside of the card... if you notice... many companies only personalise the inner sheet and you have to type up and send them all the wording too! Nice work if you can get it! (And many do!).

So many companies on the internet fall into 1 of 2 categories.

1. They are massive print companies who knock out pre printed pieces of card and only add your details to the front... meaning changing the design is not likely. What you see is what you get.

or even worse 2. The table top crafter with little experience of design and layout and using home printer quality card, meaning that when you get it, it has little chance of standing upright and even if you manage to get it that far it will faint in a heap the minute your central heating comes on.

Ok.... so I know I can't save the world! But many of the above company's are charging the same price as me! I've been told that for individually designed invitations and stationery, designed and foiled, using only the best quality materials with a personal consultation thrown in for good measure, I should
 be charging DOUBLE!

I AGREE! We SHOULD!

Especially when you compare my prices to the people who work from a kitchen table, sell on ebay and have no business bricks and mortar rent, rates, insurance, electric, telephone, water rates and insurance to pay for, well BEFORE you get a penny in profit. 

I'm wondering if when clients are comparing prices that they think the more they spend the BETTER the product? Seriously, I would like to run a separate website under a generic name and see what would happen... it may be interesting! 

I'm wondering who is the daftest here... is it me for wanting to offer my Brides and Grooms the very best in both product and service for as little as possible, when I could simply work from home, churn out generic covers and take cash of the unsuspecting couples for simply printing out the inside on substandard materials. And if I did that would make far more profit per card than I do! or is it the Brides who think that they will get the very same thing as I am offering... this saving themselves a few pence per card? 

6 WAYS NOT TO GET
CAUGHT OUT!

1. be VERY careful WHO you buy your stationery from
2. ask questions about the thickness of the card and ask for a sample if you don't live close by
3. SHOP LOCAL! Most reputable Wedding Stationers will gladly meet up with you to show you their wares. 
4. Be VERY careful when buying of pages on Facebook! They can be here today... gone tomorrow... usually with a shed load of peoples money as well! Trust me... this has happened on more than one occasion.
5. attend Wedding Fairs and meet the people who you are buying off.  
6. Make sure (if you are buying off the internet) that their company address and telephone number is clearly displayed. Then CHECK OUT HE ADDRESS! It's LAW that companies have this information on their website!  


I'm interested to know what you think? 
Anyone else have this problem?
Brides ... are you just looking for the 'cheapest'.... no matter how it looks?

Please ... help me out here with your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 
Or email me (Sue Simpson if you don't know my name by now)

Ok.... back to the grindstone! :-)

Friday, 24 January 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY - Personalised Place cards for Weddings and other Ocassions

Place cards come in all shapes and sizes
and here at Inspired by Script
we are only too happy to make something
that fully fits in with your themes and ideas.

Here are just a few of the many we have made...

This one was for a wedding where the couple chose to
use an apple as their wedding favours....

Cute eh? 



Here.... the more traditional stand up tent cards


As afully qualified, professional Calligrapher,
I can write your guests names out, to 
match whatever colour theme 
you have running through your Wedding.


Butterflies in lovely Hot Pink




Mid blue.... with clients own place cards


Black lettering and Silver Foil



soft grey and Silver... clients own cards



As a qualified calligrapher I am only too happy
to use my skills to hand write each one.

So, if you want your cards to look extra special

As always.... contact us for further details.
If you live in North Yorkshire, you can call into the studio
288a High Street, Northallerton DL7 8DW

If you live some distance away...
call us on 01609 776 866 

Want to see more place cards?
CLICK ON THE LINK HERE!

Looking for 
IDEAS & INSPIRATION?
Connect with us on PINTEREST!

Like it? Love it? Hate it?
Leave a comment in the box balow! 



Friday, 17 January 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY - Personalised Wedding Seating Plans

Seating plans can be as simple or as decorative as you like. They tell your guests where to sit. My seating plans are usually created in conjunction with WEDDING POST BOXES and decorated to match.
The MOST POPULAR DESIGN 
so far has been the Butterfly design.



Here.... although it's not a fantastic photograph
 is one in HOT PINK & CADBURY'S PURPLE



And this one which was ordered from 
London was CHOCOLATE BROWN & GOLD


And... ROYAL BLUE for Claire & John


It's amazing how different they can look, 
depending on the colours used.



This one for Amy & Ian, saw me cutting out Ivy.


Given the idea I can turn my hand to many things lol.






And my latest one here is for Emily & Tom. 
The table names were named after old 
R.A.F. Bombers..... so of course we had to have planes! 





And a simple green with mini red hearts. 



Here's a close up of the names and
 the butterflies are in flight :-)







I write the Bride and Grooms name in 
calligraphy...makes it look extra special.




Of course.... you can just get 
us to make the cards for you...



And you can decorate them yourself,
or get us to do it for you...


So.... whatever your colour scheme or 

theme.... we can usually come up with 


something, TOGETHER. 


Prices start at at £4 per table for DIY cards

and £6 a table for the full version complete with board..

As usual, call me at the studio on 01609 776 866  or if you are close to Northalerton, North Yorkshire call in for a no obligation chat. 


Hey!...... want to see some more 
Inspirational Ideas from 
Inspired by Script?

Then CLICK HERE 
to see our Pinterest Board!

Friday, 10 January 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY - Personalised Save The Date!


Save the date cards 
and fridge magnets are sent
(usually) when the wedding date has been chosen 
but the venue and other details have still yet to be sorted




We produce Save the Dates
as either cards or fridge magnets,
each one is designed and printed especially for you....

Here's one in a Magnet format....



And one made as a card.....


Call us at the studio on
01609 776 866
or call into the shop at
288a High Street, Northallerton,
North Yorkshire DL7 8DW

for further details

Friday, 3 January 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY - Personalised Wedding Invitations

Below is a selection of
bespoke Wedding Invitations....
Created during 2013!


Our Invitations come 
in a choice of 2 sizes


DL Either Portrait (upright)
or Landscape (horizontal) 

ANNE


Card Size is around 10 cm x 21 cm
And Square
14.5 cm x 14.5 cm 


Generally people choose 
Folded Invitations for the Daytime
and Flat Postcard style for the Evening.



The choice is entirely up to the couple
and there's no reason why each format 
cannot be used for both... Ideal 
if you are on a VERY tight budget.


REMEMBER: 
As well as picking a style, size and format
you can choose from over 15 foil colours 
too... so there's something for everyone.


AND... we now have available Ivory coloured card 
as well as the classic white....
this is proving to be VERY popular.


ALSO: Each card is designed specifically 
FOR YOU... with no 2 designs exactly the same!
So it is truly unique to YOU!


Imagine how impressed your friends will be,
when you tell them you had your invitations 'Especially Designed For You'....
DESIGNER STATIONERY at an affordable price! 

POSTCARD STYLE INVITATIONS Start at £1.50! 
The FOLDED STYLE at only £2.50! 


These prices include FULL consultation and DESIGN! 


And we are just at the end of the phone 
so for FREE advice and guidance
Contact me (Sue Simpson) on 01609 776 866 
or call in if you are local to Northallerton, North Yorkshire. 
We have many more designs at the shop 
and there's something for everyone. If you can't see 
what you are looking for, share your ideas and see what we can come up with.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WEDDING INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY! - Scottish Themed Wedding - Rachel & David

HELLO! & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Because our Scottish neighbours have just celebrated Hogmonay, I thought I'd kick off the first post of the year with a Scottish Themed Wedding Invitation, designed and made at the back end of last year for Rachel & David.

It was important to David to have the Stags Head on the card as this was from his regimental cap badge and as their Wedding was to be in a Castle... well there had to be thistles on there somewhere, didn't there?


Rachel & David also wanted some matching R.S.V.P. cards
to make it easier for people to respond. 


And matching cards also for their request for a small 
contribution to their honeymoon completed the set perfectly. 


All our invitations are available in

·      White or Ivory Card stock 
and include a matching envelope.
 
·      A choice of over 15 foil colours
 
·      Folded or flat cards
 
·     
Square, Landscape or Portrait

and come with a FREE design service!



Some designs are available 
colour printed for the Vintage Bride.


See something you like?
Or do you have ideas of your own?
Run it by me by ringing Sue on 01609 776 866
Or call in to the shop Inspired by Script, 288a high Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8DW
For a no obligation consultation.

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