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Posted on February 7th, 2013 by Lucy

Hi Everyone,
OK, mouses up all of you who are looking for something a little bit different this Valentines Day!
Well I’ve been on my travels this week and spent a good deal of time at the Spring Fair sourcing fab gifts for valentines day

Block cufflinks

Block Cufflinks

If only I had taken some comfortable shoes I would have found more…a lesson learned! Over on our sister site www.favouritefavours.com you will see our latest valentine gifts for him and for her. Beautiful designer cufflinks and an acrylic jewellery range in a selection of striking colours.

Clear Cufflinks

Block Clear Acrylic Cufflinks

love 2 love ya baby!

Plan the perfect wedding »

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Lucy

Watching two people join together in holy matrimony is an amazing experience.

There’s an amazing feeling of joy and happiness at a wedding and it truly brings out the best in people.

However, when it comes to planning it’s a different story. It can seem daunting, stressful and even impossible.

But it’s really not that difficult if you can organise yourself well.

Sure, you need to find a venue, and then hire everything from caterers and photographers to weddings cars, but all it really takes in the ability to work to a budget and manage your time as well as a bit of scrutiny.

The pressure of a wedding could mean you just aren’t thinking straight.

Calm down, relax and have a think about what you need to do to make your wedding a success.

Firstly, think about where you want to hold it.

Knowing where your venue is will give you a much better idea of your wedding theme.

Now that the biggest task is out of the way, it’s time to get some of the bigger tasks done.

 

1. Book your caterer

2. Sort out your wedding décor

3. Hire a DJ for the evening.

 

Spend some time researching and reading reviews about different companies. It’s very important to pick companies that care about how well your wedding day goes almost as much as you do.

In particular, your wedding transport! You have to choose a company who really cares and will help you to a) pick out the most suitable cars and limos and b) will ensure they arrive on time to pick everyone up.

Since there are so many things to consider when you hire your limo it’s a good idea if both the bride and groom make a joint decision.

 

1. Decide on the type of vehicle. For examples, you’ll need vehicles to transport all your bridal party as well all your other guests

2. What type of transport will be most suitable for your wedding.

 

You can travel classically in a car like a Beauford, for small parties and hire a limo for larger parties.

A stylish Chrysler limo works particularly well for wedding transport.

Now that you have arranged the most daunting tasks you can begin focusing on other details – wedding invitations, photographers, favours, flowers, and the wedding cake.

By managing your wedding this way, you’ll be organised before you know it. It’s simply a matter of prioritisation.

 

Who’s popped the question? »

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by Lucy

Ok who got engaged?? I know my niece did and like her, I’m sure that there are many couples now eagerly looking to book their venues, find suppliers and choose honeymoon destinations that have temperatures a little more appealing than our current ones!

Upmarket, quirky, foreign venues are usually the first priority and often the most expensive to book. Many couples are now opting for package deals, mid week weddings, ceremonies and receptions in the same location as well as booking barns and supplying their own caterers. With a little thought and imagination, a lot of money can be saved by being creative.

For example why not compile a playlist of all the music for your evening reception and then have your ushers take turns in DJ’ing for half an hour? If it’s a summer wedding why not have a game of volleyball in the receptions grounds?

One wise investment both in terms of time and cost is the purchase of digitally printed wedding invitations. The benefits over other types of printing are two fold. If you have a budget to stick to and want a unique wedding invitation or modern wedding stationery then digital printing is the way to go. It allows you to have full colour printing and has a quick turnaround, a week in some cases.

Modern wedding invitations allow you to express your ideas in an inexpensive way that takes the stress out of your wedding. Find a reputable stationer/graphic designer, read testimonials and check that they respond to your emails in a timely fashion. If they act professionally, then you will get a professional job.

Here are some examples of our modern wedding invites, to give you a taste of what can be achieved.

Unique wedding stationery

Modern wedding invitations

Modern wedding invites

Valentines day invitations

 

Modern weddings

Unique wedding stationery

I’m a celebrity get me out of here! »

Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Lucy

Well, I’m not quite a celebrity but I do have some lovely little jungle candles that would go down well with this years jungle posse. Queen of the jungle pink cat candles are just what celebs/MPs like Nadine Dorries may wish they have in their back pack to keep the flies and paparazzi at bay! Perfect novelty birthday candles, they encapsulate the  fun of the jungle. Take a look and decide if you’re a monkey or a mouse

monkey candle favour

Monkey candle favour

Jungle candle favours

Novelty candle favour

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles! »

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Lucy

As the song says, the good old bubble has been around for a long time. Bubbles are the oldest and most popular of children’s toys. Even when families had no money for toys, they could find a wire to twist into a circle and some soap for blowing bubbles. This fondness is due partly to having them around when we were younger but really, who doesn’t like popping them! The fun we get from trying to blow the biggest, the most etc. is so easily translated to a wedding. Bubble wedding favours make for fantastic photographs and come in all shapes and themes.  So I’m pleased to show you a selection of them, all available on our sister site www.fantasticfavours.com

Get bubbling now!!

Wedding Bubbles

Purple Top Champagne Bubbles

Champagne Bubble Favours

Bubble favours

Crystal themed wedding bubbles

Pink Top Crystal Bubbles

Heart themed wedding bubbles

Heart themed wedding bubbles

Wedding Favour Website Favourite Favours Launches »

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Lucy

Hi Everyone,

we’ve done it!

Welcome to the official opening blog of Favourite Favours.
We’ve been working very hard to get our sister site Favourite Favours up and running for all your wedding favour needs. We we’re being asked so much for a wider selection of favours that we needed to expand.

We have such a wonderful collection of unique wedding favours for you that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

To give you a taster, we’re going to show you a selection of our wonderful Rhinestone Tiaras and Rhinestone Bracelets, all available to order online via PayPal.

Happy shopping!

Rhinestone Comb Tiara

Rhinestone Bracelet hypo-allergenic and nickel free

Rhinestone Pearl Bracelet

Pure Weddings Magazine »

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by Lucy

Sticky Snail Design had the pleasure this August to feature in ‘Pure Wedding Magazine’
Take a look at how it turned out.
All the suppliers, Beth, from Cakes by Beth and photographer Neil Redfern were given a colour palette of Red and Silver as well as a request from the Magazine for a minimal design/photo shoot. We set up camp in the wonderful Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester and created a wonderful contemporary theme using the delightful backdrop of the restaurant. A big thank you to everyone who attended especially Jan Clark who directed us all on the day and wrote the  finished article.

Don’t forget to look out for us and our Letterpress Designs in the winter edition of ‘Pure Wedding Magazine’…

P.S  Note to Beth, thanks for the biscuit favours at the end of the shoot. Always a bonus to be able to eat your work at the end of a hard day!!

City Chic Wedding Stationery

Setting a City Chic theme

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel Manchester

Biscuit Wedding Favours

Biscuit Wedding Favours

 

Vintage Brides »

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by Lucy

Hi Everyone,
I had the great pleasure of meeting a lady last week who I just have to tell you about.
Her name is Melanie and she owns the wonderful bridal boutique ‘Melanie James’ on Beech Road in Chorlton, Manchester.

I have seen lots of bridal companies on my travels and at wedding fayres but this lady is a little bit different.
Why? Well the first thing you should expect from any wedding supplier is great personality, someone that you can talk to easily, whether it be for bridal dresses, wedding stationery or photographers; you need to feel at ease and that the person you are investing your big day in  has both the experience and the creative versatility to fashion your perfect day.

Melanie has just that. The boutique is both welcoming and inspiring. All her dresses are designed and hand finished  in house to a high standard. Not something that is always available with large suppliers. Her uniqueness is in her ability to take and idea and create a truly wonderful  one off  bridal gown.

Take a look at her vintage designs and then look at how affordable they are. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

It doesn’t stop there either; she has an exclusive range of ‘Red Carpet dresses’ that are to die for, all available to try on at your leisure.

So to give you a taster, I’ve added a few photographs of her wonderful designs.

Have fun!

Vintage Wedding Dress by Melanie James

Melanie James Couture Wedding Dresses

 

Autumn Wedding Favours »

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by Lucy

Okay, who’s put the heating on??

Yes it’s that time again where we all start settling into our thick woolly jumpers and warm fleece lined gloves.
It’s Autumn, one of the most wonderful times of the year to get married. I’m pleased to announce that we have just taken stock of some wonderful  Autumn wedding favours to tie in with any Autumnal wedding theme. From trinket boxes to leaf candy dishes, we have something that fits all purses.

Take a look : )

Leaf trinket box wedding favour

Autumn Leaf Shaped Sweet Dishes

 

It’s how many days to Christmas??**!! »

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Lucy

Okay, Okay I said it! I hold my hands up!

It’s just that I saw Christmas cards on sale and couldn’t believe how early they were or how late I was at getting my Christmas stock out lol!

It does pay to however, to start looking round for affordable gifts that can be given as bookmarks for children or as keepsakes for Winter weddings. We will very shortly be adding our 2013 Christmas stock to the site but in the meantime here are a few tasty teasers!

Snowflake

Winter Wonderland Snowflake design box

Snowman Key Chains