Where are you located and what service/products do you offer?
Yorkshire Wedding Invites are located in a small town called Mexborough which is situated between Doncaster and Sheffield in South Yorkshire. We have a shop on the main Doncaster road and have ample parking outside the shop or in the pub car park opposite.
We design and make everything a couple would need for their wedding stationery, save the dates, invitations, table/seating plans, place cards, guest-books and much more. Since our move into the shop we have also purchased a laser cutting and engraving machine so we now also produce personalised gifts and even engraved photographs.
How long have you been involved in the industry?
Stephanie started making cards and invitations over 15 years ago, as a hobby and as demand grew we took the huge step to open as a business selling to the general public. We had been running Yorkshire Wedding Invites from our home for several years, however as the demand increased we out grew our dining room. We took an even bigger risk by opening our own shop, which we are very pleased to say has taken off really well.
Above the owners Andrew and Stephanie
Check out the website: www.yorkshireweddinginvites.co.uk
What planning advice would you give to couples?
To be honest there is lots of advice we could give, but a couple important things to remember are:
Have you got any trend tips for couples planning their own wedding?
Trends seem to change like the UK weather, it is very much your wedding so look for those individual touches, personal styles to stand out from the crowd. Things like natural products, wood, meadow flowers and ferns are very popular as are the neutral or pale colours. Lace has been very popular for a few years, used in a number of ways, from our 2018/2019 orders we can see this is set to continue.
Have any weddings you attended left a lasting impression and why?
We recently attended my cousins wedding at Bisham Abbey, this was an absolutely stunning venue right next to the River Thames. Although the location was magical what really made the day is everything was designed and shaped around their fun personalities. There were some great outdoor games for the kids (and big kids), photo-booth and gambling tables for the adults. Even the food was specially designed for their day as part of the family is Austrian, so several Austrian dishes were available. Such a special day where everyone was there for one thing only, to help celebrate their wedding.
Any other information you like to add?
It is so easy to get carried away planning your wedding, you start off with a low key small wedding and before you know it your plans escalate to a guest list of 300 and you want to get married in a castle.
By all means if your funds allow and this is what you would like then fantastic, however sometimes we have to remember why we’re getting married, it is about you both as a couple not trying to compete with Posh and Becks.
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