Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas wishes

Wishing you all a...

The end of another year and we'd like to say a special thank you to all our customer's who've worked with us to produce their handmade wedding invitations and stationery.

Also a big thank you to everyone who reads our blog.  We'll be back in the New Year.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Our wedding invitation featured in Asian Bride Magazine

Our Kensington style handmade wedding invitation has been featured in Asian Bride Magazine, which comes out towards the end of the week. 

Can you see it?  It's just above with the Royal Blue satin ribbon bow and floral print.  Prices start at £4.40 each for our luxury day invites which include wallet, personalised with guest names and envelope.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Order of service with khaki satin ribbon

We love this colour khaki ribbon used on Georgina and Thomas's Order of Service for their wedding in December.

Prices start at £3.00 and include a 4 page paper insert.  We are able to match our handmade wedding invitations to our order of service booklets.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Jam wedding favours

If you're planning an English wedding, then what would be more fantastic for your guests to take home, than some traditional homemade jam personalised with your guest's names?

A choice of jam, linen or paper cover, ribbon and name tag matched to our handmade wedding invitations
Please contact us for more information on prices and availability.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Classic order of service

We've just completed a customer's order of service and thought they deserved a mention....

They are based on our Kensington collection using bridal white satin ribbon. Simple, classic styling with detail bow on right handside.

The bride and groom's names, details of where and the time of the wedding are printed on the front cover.

Our order of service booklets come in 2 sizes A5 (prices start at £3.00) and A6 (prices start at £2.55).  Inside are 4 sides for printing on, additional pages can be also added. All of our order of service coordinate with our handmade wedding invitations.  Please contact us for more details if you are planning your wedding stationery.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Great British Bake Off Winner - Frances Quinn

The winner of  The Great British Bake Off 2013 was announced last night...... 

Frances Quinn (my favourite) won with her 3 tiered wedding cake featuring cascading confetti, made of pineapple flowers and even bees.

Will it start a new trend in wedding cakes?

Inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the cake recipe included ginger and rhubarb on the bottom, lemon in the middle and carrot on the top....yummy.

Well done Frances and best wishes for the future from eb1weddinginvitations.com!!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

wedding venue - Elmore Court

Set in the beautiful English Cotswold countryside is Elmore Court. A privately owned Grade 11 listed building that has been in the Guises's family since 1262. Recently it has been modernised, refurbished and is now open for private weddings and celebrations.

There are 7 ensuite bedrooms and the master suite which would be an ideal space for newlyweds. There are 4 stunning reception rooms.  The Hall is the largest and is an ideal location for a ceremony of up to 150 guests.

Christian marriages and blessings are also available at the existing 13th century Elmore Church a mile from the Court.

For more information and a glimpse into this eccentric English venue, it's worth while having a look at their blog .  You can read about the introduction of  ’The Gillyflower’, a new venue for dinner and dancing at Elmore.

Don't forget to order your handmade wedding invitations and stationery to announce your wedding day whether it's at Elmore Court or else where, but after looking at this gorgeous piece of English heritage, why would you want your wedding anywhere else?

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Inspiring natural coloured wedding favours

Some of our recent pins this week on Pinterest... why not come and join us!

There's plenty more to see including lots of handmade wedding invitations and wedding ideas.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Latest comment from a happy customer

I just love it when our customers write such gorgeous comments about us......

"Elaine at Eb1 wedding invitations provided fantastic service and creative support in making my wife's special occasion stand out. From the" keep the date free" cards to the menu cards and table plan everything was beautifully designed and presented. The service was always to time and supportive in decision making. I Would highly recommend for any special occasion". 

From Eugene Brazil, who arranged all his wife's stationery for her 'special birthday' .

They chose the Johansson collection in Fuchsia pink changing the wording from our wedding invites to suit their own occasion.  These (above and below) are their invites in the luxury style which come in a wallet with a ribbon tied around the outside and a personalised tab.

Prices start at £4.40 for our luxury style handmade wedding invitations which include personalised with guest names, wallet and envelope.  

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn wedding inspiration

Autumn is upon us....

this wedding screamed the mood of Autumn ....leaves falling, warmer tones, rustic and natural.  
Our Leonardo handmade wedding invitations in gold fit the 'look' as well. Classic day & evening invites start at £2.75 each includes guest names printed and envelope.

Photos with thanks via Style me pretty and Mademoiselle Fiona

Friday, 4 October 2013

Croatian wedding

It seems that whenever I take time off from making our handmade wedding invitations, I stumble upon a wedding. Well this year whilst in Dubrovnik, Croatia, it happened again....



Magical moments..... magical place...... and magical memories of a fab holiday.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

silver grey save the dates

A very classic colour for a weddings is silver grey....  

here we added it to our Kensington save the dates to announce a wedding in July next year.

We seem to be producing more and more handmade wedding invitations using this ribbon colour.

A shot of colour - fucshia pink, yellow, orange and red combined with silver grey adds a new twist to this wedding (below)

Monday, 30 September 2013

Fuchsia pink 50th party stationery

You may remember back in March of this year, we completed save the dates for a 50th birthday party.  

Last week we finished the rest of the stationery for the event.  Our largest size A1 table plan, table numbers, menus and personalised luggage style place names which double up as a party favour, will be used to celebrate this special occasion.

The stationery is based on our Johansson collection in the striking colourway Fuchsia pink.

(above) 12 tables fitting onto the A1 table plan

(above) table plan, menu and luggage style place names

(above) luggage style place names organised in order of the table the guests will be sitting at

(above) table numbers personalised with customer's name and date of the party

(above) fuchsia pink satin ribbon tabs on A5 size tent style table numbers

Happy birthday Tracy... have a special day and a memorable evening!!! 

Friday, 27 September 2013

What we pinned this week on Pinterest

These are some of the photos we've pinned this week on Pinterest....  

Please take a look at our boards www.pinterest.com/elainebeere/boards/ and 'follow' them if you want to.  There are plenty of handmade wedding invitations , wedding favours, ideas and inspiration to see, which will definitely help with planning for your big day.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Cornflower inspired wedding invites

Some lovely feedback today from one of our happy customers....

Five star service from very professional EB1. Fantastic value for money for such a quality product. Absolutely thrilled with our finished cornflower invites, they truly are the bees knees!! 
Many, many thanks from Laura and Darren 

Laura and Darren chose our new Cornflower handmade wedding invitations to invite guests to their wedding in March next year. Such a perfect design for a spring wedding.


(above) gatefold day and evening invites with paper tie to secure shut

(above) personalised paper tie with cornflower print

(above)  the paper tie back continues with the cornflower theme

Prices start at £2.75 each which includes envelope and guest names printed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tips for wording your wedding stationery - 4

The information cards are sent out with your handmade wedding invitations and are useful to help guests answer any questions or queries about your wedding day.  

They can also tactfully address any sensitive issues. Some popular and useful topics to cover include - 

  • Transport - Both public and any that you are providing. You can recommend flights, trains, or simply refer your guests to informative websites and services. You can also remind them to answer any transport related questions on your reply card.

  • Directions - Directions to your venue and between your venue and reception are always helpful, especially if your guests are traveling far, or if your venue is in a remote area. You may also want to include details of parking facilites.

  • Accommodation - This can be a list of local hotels and B&B's details and/or details of any special rates you have negotiated with your venue. Include website information as well.
Prices for information cards start at £1.10 each (for between 31-100 items).

Monday, 16 September 2013

Tips for wording your wedding stationery - 3

Tips for wording your reply card - 

Added to your handmade wedding invitations, it is always best to include an RSVP or reply post card.  Reply cards can be a very useful way to ask your guests questions to help you organise, so think about anything you would like to know. Below are some popular questions and ideas of how to word them.

  • A space for names is traditionally provided at the top of a reply card 
  • Attendance - eg. Would love to attend, Sorry, we are unable to attend or I am/We are able to attend or another less formal example - I/We wouldn't miss it for the world!
  • Dietary - This is a very important part to your reply card.  It will help organise the reception meal in advance.  Add wording like - Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or We will be serving (enter the type of dish you will be serving, such as fish) please let us know if you have any special requirements. If you have a choice on your menu you can ask your guests preference in advance in the following way. Please indicate your choice of: Beef, Fish, Vegetarian (as below)

  • Reply Date - Lastly at the bottom of the card add the reply date.

Our Reply postcards (see above) have the host's name and address printed on the reverse side, so that guests are encouraged to add a stamp and return by post. Prices start at £1.80 each (between 31 -100 items).

Friday, 13 September 2013

Tips for wording your wedding stationery - 2

Part 2 of Tips for wording your wedding stationery...

Invitation Wording Examples -

Bride's Parents Hosting

Mr and Mrs (Bride's Parents Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride's Name)
Mr (Groom's Name)
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
and afterwards at
(Reception Details)

Bride and Groom and Families Hosting

Together with their families
(Bride's Name)
(Groom's Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
and afterwards at
(Reception Details)

Bride and Groom Hosting

(Bride's Name)
(Groom's Name)
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
and afterwards at
(Reception Details)

Invitation Variations and Phrases
Any of the above examples, can be changed by adding or substituting some of the following phrases to your handmade wedding invitations making them more personal to you -

At the beginning:
Request the pleasure of your company
Request the honor of your presence
Would like to invite you to join them
Invite you to celebrate
Would love for you to join them

Dates and Times:
2 o'clock2.00 pm
Two o'clock
Saturday 14th June 2008
Saturday the Fourteenth of June Two Thousand and Eight

At the End:
And afterwards for dinner and dancing
Followed by dinner and dancing
Followed by a reception at

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tips for wording your wedding stationery

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing with you some tips, guidelines and examples for wording your handmade wedding invitations and stationery. 

This can often be a bit confusing especially if you and your fiancĂ© or both sets of parents are contributing to the cost of your wedding. 

Here are some useful Invitation Tips to help you -


    • The Bride's name traditionally includes her first and middle names but not her title. The Bride's surname is not included if either or both of her parents are hosting but is often included if the Bride and Groom are hosting, if they are hosting with their families or if the Groom's parents are hosting. (see above)

    • The Groom's name traditionally includes his title, first and middle names, and surname. However if the Bride and Groom are hosting or hosting with their families then often the Groom's title is not included.

    • No matter who is hosting the Bride's name should always be written before the Groom's. (see above)

    • For a formal invitation always use the full names of those hosting.

    • Use the hosts formal titles such as Doctor or Professor.

    • Some couples choose to only use their first names for a less formal invitation. (see above)

    • Include the address of your ceremony (and reception if it is at a different venue) in full without any abbreviations. The postcode is always useful to include especially as guests may have a Sat Nav. Remember if your wedding is abroad also include the country!

    • Invitations have their own rules for punctuation and grammar. Only use capital letters for names, dates and titles. Words such as; at, on, to, and, request, invite, followed, etc should always be written without capitals. Full stops are not usually used and commas are optional but generally only used as part of addresses if necessary, or dates and times.

    Monday, 9 September 2013

    naming ceremony invitations

    Returning customers is always seen as a positive for us......it confirms that we must have done something right originally.  

    When Stephen and Anette asked us to produce their baby daughter's Naming Ceremony invites, we were excited by the challenge.  

    Having previously used our Hepburn luxury handmade wedding invitations to announce their wedding, they wanted to continue with the theme again, only this time with a few changes to the ribbon colour and monogram with their daughter's initials.   

    (above) The wallet with bow, name and date and inside invite incorporating English and Swedish wording.

    (above) The monogram features a more sympathetic font chosen for a young child's initials

    (above) Reverse side of the invite showing Swedish wording

    Prices start at £4.40 each (between 31 to 100 items) for our Luxury style invites which includes invite, wallet, personalized guest names and envelope

    Friday, 9 August 2013

    wedding favours for a Malaysian wedding

    We were kindly asked by a customer to help with wedding favours and reception items for her sister's wedding in Malaysia.

    Personalised matchboxes and cigar labels were printed with a specially designed monogram onto a glossy sticker. These were then stuck onto the matchbox and cigars.  Moss green was chosen for sentimental reasons, as the brides parent's had also used this colour for their wedding.  

    matchbox labels from £0.90 each

    cigar labels from £0.90 each

    personalised napkin holders from £2.20 each

    Their order of the day cards were based on our luxury Kidman handmade wedding invitations but without the wallet. An essential item at a wedding, order of the day cards keep your guests informed of what will be happening at their reception.

    Order of the day from £2.40 each


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