Message in a bottle

We are delightful to have Diane from Dilightful on our blog today!

She is makes custom, fully personalised, handmade wedding invitations and stationery.
One exciting feature she has is the ‘message in a bottle’.

We asked her a couple of questions to get to know her more.

Tell us a bit about yourself and the company.

“I’ve always made invitations for as long as I can remember. This is because a lot of my friends and family wanted a high end look to their wedding or event, but didn’t have a fully personalised stationery budget, so I provided a complete custom service that didn’t break the bank. The finish it gives is priceless! Makes the event look thousands more than it actually cost. An invitation is a first impression of a wedding after all! So my style is elegant sophisticated and high end - whilst being within realistic budgets.”

How did you get the idea of message in a bottle invites?

“Well, a wedding planner asked me to do them for one of her high end couples and luckily enough, I almost fell across a local wholesale supplier of the bottles. I wasn’t 100% sure initiallly on how they would look. My style is elegant, classic and sophisticated and I didn’t want to go against what was ‘me’ if you know what I mean? lol (I don’t think you can pull off a style that isn’t in harmony with your own). Anyway, after finishing them, I was amazed! The quality is unbelievable, they really are the cutest little things and really are beautiful. I wish the pictures did them justice. I’ve been so impressed, so much so, that I’m hoping to launch a favour range in the near future.”

 What are your goals for the future?

“For the future, I love what I do and wish to continue what I’m doing! I have a two year old and so sometimes have to have a strict limit on how much work I take on, but when little one goes to school, would love to devote more of my time to Dilightful and develop her further.”

If you want to find out more about these gorgeous message in a bottle invites, you can view her website at:-

and find her on facebook and twitter.

Please feel free to leave your comments below too!

Wedding Tea Towels

I came across Karen’s tea towels on twitter and I was immediately fascinated. How unique, handmade custom wedding tea towels! They are perfect to use as invites, save the dates or wedding favours. You can choose from her range of designs or if that doesn’t do it for you, you can even have you own bespoke tea towel designed!

You may be wondering how this idea came about. Way back in 2009, Karen and Ben got married and wanted something extra for their wedding invitation. Something to create a buzz around their wedding, cheaper than the standard paper options, good for the environment and something guests could keep forever…and that is when they created the ‘Wedding Tea Towel’.

Their guests were genuinely blown away and the response was totally amazing. It became one of the most memorable thing about their wedding. So after they got married, they both wondered if maybe the idea was good enough to make a little business out of, so that’s exactly what they did. Now they have 18 designs to choose from and also provide matching artwork for evening invites, RSVPs and Information cards.

A new idea which is equally as good for the environment, as you do not need to spend money on invites that people will throw away. These tea towels can be kept forever.

Another plus is that your guests will never forever your anniversary! With the Tea Towel hanging around your kitchen for years to come, guests have no excuse for forgetting your wedding anniversary.

Finally, this creates a buzz. The responses you will receive will be epic as everyone is going to have an opinion on your invite and they can’t wait to get in touch to tell you, this makes RSVP’s so much easier.

Check out some of their work below and if you want to get in touch with Karen, you can find her on:-

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twitter -@weddingteatowel

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