What is your most memorable wedding?
My own wedding was of course very memorable. My husband and I tied the knot in a tiny church just outside Guildford & we were then flown by helicopter from an adjacent wheat field, to our wedding venue, Great Fosters in Egham! It sounds a bit flash, but it was a gift from a helicopter pilot friend, which we just couldn't say no to! However, since then I've been to so many wonderful friends' weddings, its almost impossible to choose!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Understated elegance with a hint of glamour.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Apart from our dedication to delivering stylish stationery, we take a lot of pride in providing a personal and seamless ordering process. Organising a wedding or event can be stressful and your stationery is just one of many things on the 'To Do List'. Flamboyant Invites wants to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Consider the style/theme and venue for your wedding as soon as you and start looking at stationery options to suit, as Save the Dates go out 6-9 months in advance of your wedding day and invitations around 2-3 months in advance. A custom stationery designer will of course allow you the flexibility to tailor your stationery to suit your requirements and theme, however lead-times can be up to 6-8 weeks from initial contact to print delivery.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I went to a small wedding in Spain last year and all the ladies were given a beautiful traditional painted wooden fan.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
As an online stationery business, we tend to correspond with our clients by email, but we are also happy to discuss by phone or Skype. Our DIY templates are self-explanatory and you get a detailed instructions pack, together with our Print Shop secrets, when you order via our website or on Etsy.
To kick start our custom design or printed service, we would ask clients to provide some details and the items that they require, via our online form (https://flamboyantinvites.typeform.com/to/h1vXJD). We would then provide a quotation within 2 business days. Of course, we are on hand to answer any questions that you might have and we would be happy to schedule a call, if preferred.
What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?
The invitation is the essential piece as it sets the tone for your wedding day (particularly if you're not sending out Save the Date cards).
What is your best seller?
Our Muted Floral Invitation Suite and our Coco Palm are currently our most popular invitations suites, probably because they both reflect current trends. The Muted Floral suite combines faded florals with gold-effect geometric style, which looks shimmery when printed onto pearl finish paper! The Coco Palm Suite celebrates the tropical palm & botanical print trend with faded palm fronds.
How do you add romance to any wedding stationery you do?
Well, we see the modern couple as fresh-thinking, who want to create a look and atmosphere for their wedding day, which not only reflects their personalities but also creates a memorable day for their guests. By offering a custom design service, we make room for those individual choices, whether it's a custom colour combination, or a completely bespoke design. Let's face it, the stationery (and perhaps the website), is the first impression that your guests will receive of your special day!