Monday, 13 February 2017

Foil Wedding invitations

Over the last few months, we have seen a huge increase in the amount of couples requesting Gold, Rose Gold and Copper Foil incorporated in to their wedding invitations. It really is becoming a very popular trend for 2017 / 2018 weddings, and we can see why, it’s gorgeous!



Metallic Foiling adds a sense of luxury and glamour to any design, no matter how simple or decorative. We personally love to create designs where the bride and grooms names are picked out in foil and also decorative frames or borders to enhance the design.

As much as we love foiling, it doesn’t come cheap. Prices start from £85 for a traditional hot foil press. Although this is the dearer option, it does give you flexibility in the paper options you can print onto. We can’t fault an uncoated stock with hot press foil. Perfect for those rustic / glam invitations.

However, we do have a more cost effective foiling method which involves digital print, this is perfect for those of you on a budget who can’t resist the foil. It’s a great option to keep costs down, and it’s only difference is that it's printed onto a laminated stock.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

What to include on your Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Deciding what to include in your wedding invitations can be tricky. There's lots of information to get across to your guests before your big day, but how much would you like to leave to a surprise?

Many of our brides in the past have given lots of information including if children are invited, hotels nearby and even song requests and menu information. On the other hand, some couples give the bare minimum, leaving it simple by just supplying the very basic information  - times, dates and venues etc.

This just shows that with wedding invitations there really is no right or wrong, it is personal preference to how much you want to give!

To help our engaged couples come to a decision of what they need to pass on to their guests, we have come up with a list of what you can include:

Day / Evening Invites:

  • Who invites (parents or couple) 
  • Names - Full names or first names
  • 'Are getting married' or something similar
  • Date
  • Venue
  • Time
  • Arrival Time
  • Reception venue
  • 'we hope you can join us' or something similar
  • RSVP printed on - or seperate RSVP


Information Cards, what to include: 

  • Addresses of Venues 
  • Illustrated Map - These are great to include for people who don't know the area or are travelling a distance. Illustrated maps can add a design element and you can pick out places of hotels nearby which may be handy.
  • Accommodation - It's good to let guests know about local hotels incase they are wanting to stay the night. You can supply a mixture of Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering etc. It is also helpful to include the distance they are from the venue and also a phone number, website and pricing information.
  • Transport Information / Parking
  • Gifts / Gift List Details 
  • Children - Speak to us about how you can put this across nicely if children are not invited to your wedding day, we have poem options and wording which may suit your needs.
  • Dress Code - Let them know what you want them to wear. It's you day, so let them know if you want them to dress to impress. The last thing you want is Aunty Sue turning up to a Black Tie Wedding in her favourite jeans and a cardigan! This is also really handy for abroad weddings, if it's hot weather you want to reassure your guests that it is still a wedding but you want them to feel comfortable.
  • Carriages
  • Arrival Time


RSVPs, what to include:

  • A Space for guests names
  • Tick boxes for Attending / Not attending
  • Return Date
  • Return Address
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Song Requests
  • Menu Choices 
  • Pre Addressed Envelopes 
  • Post card format

We are not only designers, we are also here to help! If you have any questions regarding wording or information, please do ask, we are more than happy to give our advise.



Thursday, 26 January 2017

Internet Dating Valentines Day Cards


It's nearly Valentine's Day! ❤️ Time to buy a card for that special someone 💕 Shop our dating app, illustrated cards and boarding passes! 💌 

As many people are now finding love online, using apps like Tinder, Match.com and Plenty of Fish. 
We wanted to create quirky Valentines cards of how they found LOOVE ;-)

We have a range of cards available to purchase, include mobile phone illustrations, water colour effects, 'swiping right' and cute couples. 

These are printed onto a textured card and are blank on the inside giving space to write as little or as much as you like. 

Shop our light hearted funny cards on our Rodo Creative online Store: https://www.rodocreative.co.uk/shop/?swoof=1&product_cat=valentines-day-card







Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Flower Wall photo booth set up for hire

We're now Hiring our Photo Booth set up! 

Surprise your guests with this unique floral backdrop along with props and other items to create fantastic photos & make memories that last.

You can see it featured at Ben and Sarah's wedding last month - it really was a hit with the guests! Rather than printing the photos out on the day, Sarah and Ben posted the keepsake photographs along with the thank you cards after the wedding, reminding people of what a great day they had. 

You could also use this at other events like birthdays, anniversaries or ever hen dos. A great way to create some fun photographs. 

We have different options available for hiring our photo booth set up including just hiring the backdrop, please get in touch to find out more. 

Contact us at rodocreative@gmail.com for more information about pricing and how it works. 





Thursday, 30 June 2016

Bridesmaid Cards - the perfect way to ask your special friends to be a main role on your wedding day



'Will you be my Bridesmaid?' & 'Will you be my Maid of Honour' Cards! Perfect for popping the big question to your best friends! 

We all know what a huge part maid of honours and bridesmaids are on a wedding day. They're not just there to wear a nice dress and look pretty - they are there to support the bride from the moment they are asked! 

From moral support, to making favours and planning an amazing hen weekend, being a bridesmaid can be a hard job but a very rewarding one :) 
They make a huge difference on your wedding day and always try their best to make it the best day possible!

As being a bridesmaid is such an important role, it is nice for the bride to ask their friends formally with a cute card! Which is exactly the reason we decided to design this range of floral cards. 

Our floral bridesmaid and maid of honour cards are now available to order on our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RodoCreative?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=18962838

Click to view our card range













Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Father's Day Cards

It's nearly Father's Day! From splendid chaps to Superhero dads, here is your chance to say a big thank you for everything he does for you! 

Our illustrated Father's day cards are now available to buy on our Etsy store: 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/278988106/happy-fathers-day-to-a-splendid-chap?ref=listing-shop-header-3

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Friday, 22 April 2016

Traditional Wording - Wedding Invitations

Traditional Wedding Invitation Wording Examples


Choosing wording for your invitations can be difficult, so we have put together some of our most popular traditional wording templates to give you some ideas. Traditionally the first line on the invitation will identify who is hosting the wedding. In the past, the brides parents would be paying for the wedding therefore would be the hosts. This is not always the case nowadays so we have included examples of when both sets of parents are contributing or the Bride & Groom.


Bride's Parents Invite...


Mr and Mrs Andrew Hook
request the pleasure of the company of
……………………………………………..
at the marriage of their daughter

Lauren Marie to Ben Kightly Smith

St John’s Church, Bradshaw
Saturday 16th September 2018 at 2pm
Reception to follow at Holdsworth House, Halifax

--

Mr and Mrs Andrew Hook
request the he honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Lauren Marie to Ben Kightly Smith

St John’s Church, Bradshaw
Saturday 16th September 2018 at 2pm
Reception to follow at Holdsworth House, Halifax



Both Parents Invite...


Tony And Jean Potter
Together With Ken And Doreene Mitchell

Invite You To Celebrate
The Marriage Of Their Children

Samantha Marie & Ben Kightly Mitchell

On Saturday 27th June 2015
At Twelve Noon
Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa, Chester
Reception To Follow

--

Lauren Hook
Daughter of Sue and Andrew Hook
And
Lewis Wright
Son of Hannah and John Wright

Are Delighted To Invite
……………………………………………..
To Celebrate Their Marriage At
Taj Exotica, Benaulim, Goa, India
On Sunday 16th February 2018



Bride & Groom Invite...



Charlene Maher
Simon Barker

Invite You To Share In The Joy Of Their Marriage On
Saturday 8th August 2015
12:30pm
St John’s Rc Church, 47 High Lane, 
Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9ee

And Afterwards At
Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, 
Stockport, Sk1 3xe

--

Miss Charlene Marie Maher
&
Mr Simon John Barker

request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage

on Saturday 8th August 2015

at twelve noon

St John’s Rc Church, 47 High Lane, 
Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9ee