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Welcome to our wedding stationery blog page where we use our years of experience to bring you top tips and advice. If there's anything you'd like to see us blog about, let us know!
 
  Getting your guests to RSVP can be an unwanted headache. You’ve sent out your invitations in plenty of time and the last thing you want to be doing with your weekends and evenings is chasing up people who can’t be bothered to reply! We’ve picked up a thing or two during th ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 16 September 2019 13:04
A reply card can be a really useful inclusion for your wedding invitations and something we strongly advise you consider providing – not because we are trying to upsell (as many of our invitations already include a reply card as standard), but because it can make your life a lot easier. And we ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 20 August 2019 12:09
The invitations have been sent out, the RSVPs have been returned and the champagne is on ice. There’s just one massive job left on your list. The Table Plan. But where do you start? Aunt Mable isn’t talking to Uncle Fred and Suzy down the road doesn’t know anyone. How will it ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 10 August 2019 10:00
A question we get asked quite regularly, is should we number our tables, or should we name them? Many couples will come into our wedding stationery showroom with no ideas of what they could name their tables after, but after a bit of discussion, we usually find something that would be appropriate f ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 17 July 2019 16:20
Yesterday, I sat at home with my family and watched the England Men’s Cricket Team win the World Cup. It was an emotional roller coaster, full of the highs and lows that comes with supporting England in any sport. But boy, was it worth it! This was their fourth appearance in a World Cup fi ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 15 July 2019 11:16
Say the words “Wedding Fair” to someone, and it may well conjure up memories of THAT episode from Gavin and Stacey. You know the one! Wedding fairs are an amazing way of getting to meet loads of different suppliers, and they give you the opportunity to gather tons of inspiration for y ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull on 05 July 2019 10:00
Yesterday, I drove over to Wellingborough for our annual car service for our Vauxhall Insignia. This is a source of much hilarity to my family as there is a Vauxhall garage just five minutes from where we live, yet we choose to drive an hour and a half (ish) round trip twice a year for a service an ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull on 22 June 2019 09:09
Today sees the start of London Fashion Week, the bi-annual event that gives the chance for fashion designers from all over the world to showcase their new collections for the following seasons. Now, hands up. I’m not known for my fashion in a clothing sense. But I do know weddings. So, in ho ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull on 15 February 2019 14:38
JMS Creative owner and designer Jo Stratfull takes a look at why a visit to their Milton Keynes showroom has been compared to a task on The Apprentice, and how this could help you make the most out of your visit to conquer your wedding stationery. Tonight sees the final of The Apprentice on BBC1, ...
Posted by jms-creative on 16 December 2018 09:05
  November is a stressful time in the Stratfull household because it’s party season. Bad planning on our part has led to our little ones having birthdays within five days of each other. This year, Jake turned 7 and Chloe turned 5, and gone are the days that we could get away with joint p ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull on 30 November 2018 21:05
Happy Halloween! If you're looking for the best place to hide this halloween, take some reading along with you! In our latest blog post, we investigate some of the spookiest wedding superstitions. Find out how Brides used to keep unwelcome evil spirits away, and why you should want it to rain on ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 31 October 2018 13:48
One thing that is absolutely key to us as a company, is open and honest pricing. The invitation is the very first thing that anyone will see in relation to your wedding. It sets the tone, and tells your guests what they should expect, and what kind of occasion lies ahead of them. Its importance c ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 19 October 2018 09:47
Isn’t Autumn beautiful. As I ran (when I say ‘ran’, it was more like a medium-page shuffle) into work a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by the beauty of nature. Now I’m a summer girl, through and through – give me long days and hot summer ni ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 06 October 2018 14:00
In a digital age, it’s easy to think that it could be the beginning of the end for the traditional wedding invitation, but we think quite the opposite, and here’s why!   What does your postman usually bring you? Bills....circulars...the latest takeaway menu? Now, whilst we lov ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 21 September 2018 10:06
We are highly skilled in making sure that all of your wedding stationery ties together so that you have a seamless transition from your Invitations to your On the Day stationery. However, in our line of work, we don’t always get to see the end results in ‘real life’ as we're ...
Posted by Jo Stratfull, JMS Creative on 07 September 2018 15:41
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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