wedding invites using chinese
chinese wedding invitations

We can design our cards in any language using your special photo to create very personal bespoke invitations. We are restricted on fonts, but you can have any colour  this couple had a gold theme. We also made some cards in English as well as chinese for their guests.
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tips on how to survive a National Wedding Show

Nicola and I have been going to the NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW for over 12 years !!!!Logo

There is very little that we have not seen at the show over the years. We thought we would share our top tips on how to get the most out of your time, find inspirational ideas and save money too hopefully!

  • COMFY SHOES

Boring I know, but you will thank us at the end of the day! The floors, although carpeted, are hard underfoot and trust us, after a day on your feet, you will be so glad if you wear your comfortable clothes and trainers. It gets hot too in the hall so take advantage of the cloakroom at the entrance to the show and leave heavy bags or things you don’t need.

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  • MAKE A LIST – 

If there are key things you want to sort out at the show, make a note of the suppliers and look them up on the National Wedding Show guide online and work out a route and stick to it. Tick those companies off your list first to make sure you have covered the essentials.  However, don’t be blinkered to new ideas – there are lots of inspirational things out there you might not have considered.

  • BAGS –

this is so important.  You can always spot a ‘show pro’ as they come armed with a bag on wheels like cabin crew!  It’s a great idea to bring a good-sized bag for collecting information – there will be plenty of leaflets and brochures on offer.

bag ladies

  • BE METHODICAL

There is lots to see and the size of the hall can appear quite daunting, it’s also very easy to get side-tracked. Try to start at one side of the hall and work your way up and down the aisles, that way you won’t miss whole sections of the show.

  • COMPETITIONS – 

There will no doubt be some great prizes worth winning, so get your name in the hat!  However, we recommend you set up a separate wedding e-mail account before you visit the show so your main e-mail doesn’t get bombarded by wedding ideas and products. This way you can look through them at your wedding planning leisure. Some competitions have a tick box to complete if you don’t want to be contacted after the prize has been announced, but this might mean you miss out on some good offers down the line.

  • FREE TICKETS 

If you share foto-fusion Facebook page and then e-mail sales@foto-fusion.co.uk we will send you a link to your code to allow you a pair of FREE tickets worth £40.

  • PACK A PICNIC

The show gets very busy at weekend and you don’t want to spend valuable time queuing for food. The food has really improved the last few years but it is not cheap. There are a few places to sit around the hall but why not eat your picnic whilst watching the catwalk, check the times of the shows and get your seats 15 mins before the start.Show photo catwalk

  • FREE GOODY BAGS

The show has goodie bags which are often worth looking through with free samples usually there is an energy or snack bar and each visitor gets a bag. Don’t forget any stuff you want to look at later put in your bag on wheels.

  • TOILETS 

Showing my age now discussing toilets! There are normally two main toilets within the hall look for signs overhead but they can get busy.  If you go out of the hall, there are normally toilets at the entrance and these are often not quite as mad busy. Normally you can show your ticket and come in and out of the hall easily check with security.

  • HAVE FUN

The first time you ever go to a trade show can be quite daunting so many companies with so may great ideas. But remember often the people on the stands are the owners of the company and its great to have their undivided attention. You can find out a lot by ask them questions and they are often know a lot about the industry it worth having a chat they do want to help

Fun at wedding show

table stationery for wedding
novel table stationery

We created these fantastic table name cards for Lydia Venus’s wedding and thought they were a great idea. Using photos of the two of them at the same ages as the table numbers. It’s hard finding the photos, but worth doing as it looks fabulous and a great talking point on each table.

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some great quotes for wedding invites

I am seeing a growing trend of our customers adding quotes to their save the date cards, wedding invitations, order of service and thank you cards.
We think it adds a really special touch their quotes have ranged from Bible, famous authors, Walt Disney, lines from a favourite song or film. These are just some of our favourite wedding quotes we have used recently;-

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  • “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”~ When Harry Met Sally
  •  “Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”~ Elizabeth Browning
  •  “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. If you can dream it, you can do it.
    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”~ Walt Disney
  •  “… without love, I have nothing”~1 Cor 13:2
  • “To me, you are perfect” ~ Love Actually
  •  This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with,love ~ Author Unknown
  •  “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.”~Christian, Moulin Rouge
  • “ Love makes you do the wacky”~Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  •  “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
  •  “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”~ Dr. Seuss
  •  “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”~ Rita Rudner
  •  “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
    ~ Albert Einstein
  •  “Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
    ~ Elizabeth Browning
  •  “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.”
    ~ Roy Croft
  •  “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
    ~ Jodi Picoult
  •  “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”~ George Sand

Looking forward to seeing some more original quotes to add to our unique wedding invitations.

Happy quoting!!!

 

 

mirror wedding table plan
gorgeous table plans

Create a stunning feature with your table plan at your wedding and you can use the mirror again your special day.

We design these all to match your invitations and make sure your theme is carried through to create a beautiful finishing touch. The stationary for the below table plan came to £27.50!!

table plan

Adding your own gems can add another nice finishing touch to coordinate with your colour theme.


table plan close upPlease note we only design table stationery for foto-fusion clients so that they will match all their other stationery.

matching personalised table stationery
matching table stationery
It’s all about the little details

We can design and print your guest’s place names and table numbers/names making sure everything matches the rest of your wedding stationery.

We are able to produce table plans we can print the individual cards with the list of guests on each table for you to mount on card and perhaps frame if you so wish.

placename cards for your wedding table

One of our customers kindly sent in some photos from her wedding, and had some nice words to say….

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“I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you so much for everything that you did to help make our wedding day so special. The stationery that you provided was just perfect, absolutely beautiful. From the invitations, to the running orders, thank you cards and all the table stationery – they all just looked amazing!! 🙂

I really appreciate the time and effort you took with us, we received so many complements about all the aspects of the stationery, which speaks volumes about you and your business. I just wanted you to know how appreciative we are and how much I enjoyed working with you!

Carly and Gav

personalised wedding invites
personalising your cards

Let us put the finishing touches to your invitations – we can print your guests names on each invitation and their addresses on the envelopes using a font that either matches or co-ordinates with the rest of your stationery.

 

There is an additional charge for personalising your stationery:

individual names on invitations – 20p each

addresses on envelopes – 30p each

Simply ask us to email our guest list spreadsheet and then complete it with your guest’s details.  Please double check all the spellings as we can only print the data exactly as you supply it.  You may only want your envelopes printing – that fine, and you may need a small number of cards left blank for last minute guests – that’s fine too!

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different languages
Bilingual Wedding invitations

Although we are based in the UK, we can print our cards in any language. Depending on the language needed we are sometimes limited by some font options for certain languages. But we like a challenge and we will always work with you to achieve the best result.

Wedding customs vary greatly across the globe, but because all our cards are individually designed, we can adapt them to suit your cultural celebration and comply with your country’s wedding etiquette.

We can work with most languages and usually the best way to get the text to us is in a word document rather than direct entry onto the proof request form.

If you would like to use two languages, we can either split your order (no extra charge) or we can combine more than one language on the same invitation…

For this greek wedding, our couple wanted some additional cards to explain the ceremonial proceedings and traditions.  It was a lovely way to involve everyone in the service.

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get the best photo tips

It is your special photograph that makes foto-fusion cards so personal and it also means that no two card designs are ever the same (which makes our life more fun too!).

Here are some useful tips helping you to select the most suitable photograph:

Image Quality: The larger the file size, the higher the resolution of the image (usually) and sometimes images are too small to give a clear and sharp print. We will try to make you aware if we feel the image you have provided is too small, or if you have any concerns you can order a hard copy proof of your card prior to placing a full order.  If you are using old photographs that have been scanned it is unlikely they will quite as sharp as a modern digital image – however, this is generally part of their charm!

Often images taken off websites are too small and they are often covered by copywright too. If you are wanting to use a photograph of a venue you could either contact the venue and ask for a jpeg image (between 300kb and 1mb) or you could get creative and take your own!

Image Size: The ideal parameters for a good file size are between 300kb and 1mb.  If you have any concerns about your image or need some help regarding the file size, please just ask.

Going Digital: You may not have a digital copy of your photograph and therefore need to scan the image.  If you are doing this yourself, we recommend scanning on a setting of 300dpi but this may need to be higher if the physical size of the original is quite small.  If you would rather send us the photographs (by recorded mail to be safe) that’s fine, we will scan them on a high dpi and return the images to you.

Image Colour: If you provide us with a colour image, we can either convert it into black/white or sepia if you wish.

Image Format: ideally jpeg, gif, bmp or png

Cropping Your Image: if you can, please send us the full size original image – we have set photo templates for the different sizes of cards and the larger the image the more we can work with it to get the best framed shot.

The image doesn’t have to be a photograph: why not use a painting or a cartoon drawing…the options are endless!