Some time ago now Charlotte and I went on a little trip to the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham. In fact it was the day after Charlottes 30th Birthday party, we were more than a little tired and grumpy and weren’t particularly impressed with a lot of the mass market offerings. However, we did find a few gems and the subject of todays post is no exception. In fact it pretty near made the whole trip worthwhile for me. 🙂
The Hummingbird Card Company were a brand that I knew of but had never seen their work in person and so I was quite floored by the spectacularly pretty offerings they had on their stand. The colours and shimmering cardstocks used were quite simply gorgeous and I have always loved the laser cut design, their interpretation of which is delicate and bang on trend.
The laser cut boutique range was the Hummingbird Card Companys first range and offers the full suite of paper offerings to prettify your day and different designs to suit everyone… from vintage inspired, contemporary and unique wedding invitations, to personalised and bespoke wedding stationery
I think the thing I like about these designs most is the delicacy of the designs and the light summery feeling you get when looking at them. For someone planning a dreamy romantic summer-garden affair, I think they are just about perfect.
The collection is also really flexible to blend perfectly with your chosen colour scheme. Pick your favourite design then have a browse through the design section to choose your colours and embellishments. Then you can go on to co-ordinate your chosen invitation with matching wedding reply cards – RSVP cards, place cards, order of service, order of the day, table plans, table numbers, menu’s, favour boxes, and thank-you cards. They’ve got it covered!
Prices range from around £5 per invitation but drop the more you order which applies to all the pieces of stationery.
Even better, for those wanting to save money we are delighted to be able to share the new Silhouette range from Hummingbird. Starting at around £2 per invitation and dropping to under £1.50 the more you order, this one’s a real bargain. And unlike most budget ranges there no pretty lost here…
The budget crunching key is that the design is printed onto the card in black instead of being laser cut, which gives quite a convincing shadow effect. The actual designs are equally pretty and I’m a particular fan of all the fun and modern quotes you can also choose from.
Word art fans watch out!
We’re always on the look out here at Rock My Wedding for ways for you to get the look you want for a better price and whilst the alternative options are often not that close to the original in terms of keeping the feel of the design, Hummingbird Cards have done a great job here I feel. Well worth checking out, even if you think you couldn’t afford the laser cut range.
So what do you look for in your stationery choices and have you seen the new Silhouette range?
PS The Silhouette range hasn’t yet made it onto the Hummingbird website but is available to order samples of and can be seen on their blog.