Hello All! Today there no ordinary guest books here. Oh No. The ladies over at Illustries have worked their own brand of magic to offer you the chance to win one of their fabulous personalised Guest Books.

The books are absolutely brilliant and so unique, giving your guests the chance to draw pictures, doodle stories, write messages and lots more. They are guaranteed to keep guests entertained and leave you with a very special memento of your big day.

As part of the competition the lucky winner will get to add their names, wedding date and signature colour to their prize. The guest books normally retail at £69 so what are you waiting for! All you need to do to enter is “Like our Facebook page, then share the competition post and hey presto you’ll be automatically entered.

Good luck!

Emma x



The Small Print: The competition closes on Friday 9th August 2013 when the winner will be chosen at random. Please note that the competition is open to individual Facebook entrants only and not business pages. Winners will be notified through Facebook and a UK delivery address for the book will be required from the winner. No correspondence will be entered into, prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative. Prizes may be substituted for equal or greater value if the stated prize becomes unavailable. If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 28 days of being notified otherwise the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. The prize will be sent directly from the supplier to the winner. Please allow 28 days for delivery of your prize from the date you contact us to claim your prize.

If you’ve already set the date and are getting ready to send out your “save the date” cards why not add your very own wedding website address to the cards.


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Setting up a wedding website is a great way to keep all your guests up to date with all the wedding gossip as well as deal with practical matters such as car parking and directions, hotel booking info, lift-sharing facility and RSVPs. You can manage your guest list online with food options and table planning if you wish as well as polls and surveys about certain aspects of your wedding day including favourite song choices etc.

What’s more it’s free to set up and you can also help everyone get to know your bridal party through profile updates and links with social networking sites meaning once it gets to wedding day there’ll be no unfamiliar faces in suits telling your nearest and dearest where to sit!

Check out Sarah and Thomas’s example and see if it’s for you!


Lauren Armstrong is the owner and designer behind Heart Invites, an award winning wedding stationery business based in Kent.

It’s the perfect one-stop shop for all the stationery you’ll need for your wedding and there’s a really fantastic range to choose from including save the dates, invitations, table plans, names places, menus and much more. But as Lauren herself tells us “if there’s not a design that is right for your wedding any of the designs can be customised to suit you including text, colour, layout and font changes. I’m also happy to do one-off  stationery designs which are bespoke to you and your requirements.”

We absolutely love the option of a “Print From Home Service” and a range of “E-Invites” where you can adapt any ‘off the peg’ design and make fantastic savings on print costs, great for those of you on a tight budget.

Lauren is currently offering Wedding Dolls blog readers 10% off any stationery order made before the end of February 2013!

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Vintage Nautical Concertina Invite

Charlie loves Lucy is the fabulous creation of Claire Hawkes, who works out of her studio in Kent designing wedding stationery. We first saw her designs at the Bluewater Wedding Fair and thought they were totally gorgeous!

Claire has a passion for beautiful design and typography and says “we want to create exquisite stationery that’s packed with personality and without compromise”. With over six years in design Claire’s love for all things printed and has seen her business grow and now “The Tea at Elaine’s” design comes in five colour ways; Blush, Sage, Bluebell, Lemon and Mocha. I personally wouldn’t be able to choose – love them all!

Claire can either give you a completely bespoke design or you can choose from one of her fantastic ranges, some of which are shown below.









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