Wedding Wednesday Feature – New Sponsor Sweet Words and Win Your Retro Wedding Invitations in our Competition

Would you like to win these fab retro wedding invitations in colours of your choice? Can you think of a good name for this design range? If yes then keep on reading!

On the blog today I’m delighted to welcome our new sponsor Sweet Words Stationery & Accessories, who design and make gorgeous wedding stationery and accessories. It’s also extra exciting because today we’re also launching a competition in conjunction with this fab little business where you can win 30 of these gorgeous wedding invitations.

Firstly though, Ruth of Sweet Words told me more about her business and how it came about.

I’ve always loved design and as my mum says always been arty farty which does mean my house is full of bits and pieces I pickup from craft shops and markets. I was also made redundant in October so I thought this is obviously fate! I like seeing something coming together especially if it’s a bespoke design and customers are really pleased. I think an invite is really special whatever the event and sets precedent on what kind of do it will be! However the business has developed slightly with brides asking me where they could get some of the props I use for events so I decided to start selling pretty things that can be used creatively. There is a new blog on the way for all this!

I love Ruths mix of colourful, retro and unique designs – like these boarding pass/ticket style invites below. How cool are they?! Perfect for any wedding abroad I think. The vintage postcard invitations would be great for a wedding abroad too. I just think they are fab.

Or how about these z-fold invitations. Ultra cool.

Sweet Words also do menus and place names.

Recently Sweet Words have branched into accessories too. Aren’t these signs just so cute? They would make gorgeous retro wedding decorations for your reception venue.

wedding sign

Sweet Words accessories - heart chalkboard

With such a wide range of designs it’s obvious Ruth takes her inspiration from many things. I asked her a bit more about it…

I have defiantly developed my design style over the last 6 months though experience and from what customers have wanted. I look at interior styles and what’s in fashion. I love all the vintage look (I don’t mind what era!) I particularly like patterns, bold shapes and colours. For a 50s-inspired bride the new spotty range totally fits the bill. So very retro – I love it! It can be customised to your wedding colours too. Gorgeous! Ruth also told me what she loves most about her job… I like the people I have met through being in business. There are some really creative people out there and its inspiring to see. I like how my mind has been opened and its made me think out of the box which I should have been doing more off! I just love designing full stop and seeing people happy because of that is a big buzz!

I always ask this question, but I think it’s an important one!…Ruth’s one top tip for all those brides-to-be reading this?

Enjoy the whole planning of it. You really don’t need to get stressed. One thing about the wedding industry from the businesses I have met – they always want everything perfect and go that extra mile.

♥    Now more on that competition!    ♥

To win 30 of these 50s-style spotty wedding invitations all you have to do is these two small things…


♥ Think of a name for this new design range from Sweet Words Stationery.

♥ Email me your suggested name at with the words ‘invitation competition’ as the subject header.


Each invitation is 125mm by 125mm folded card with insert and envelope (normal price £1.90 each (50 plus) or £2.10 order under 50). You can pick your colours too.

Please leave your name and contact details and email by 31st July 2011. Ruth of Sweet Words will pick her favourite name and the winner will be contacted and announced early August.

♥ Good luck ♥

Huge thanks to Sweet Words Stationery & Accessories for contributing to the blog today and for the competition. Please take a look at her products in the Fifties Wedding Shop and on her website.

Have a great day all.

Charlie x ♥

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