Choosing the perfect wedding stationery

When it comes to organising almost every facet of your special day, couples are spoilt for choice. Selecting the perfect wedding stationery is no different. FIRST GLIMPSE When your wedding invitation is plucked out of your guests’ letter box and opened at the kitchen counter, this is their first glimpse of your special day. If […]

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How to word your wedding invitations

Once you’ve chosen the perfect design for your wedding invitations, you need to choose your words carefully. Much like the design of your invitations, the wording will set the tone of your wedding, whether it be formal and fancy, or casual and contemporary. In its most basic form, an invitation is simply a means of […]

10 Wedding Stationery Tips

  Your wedding plans are underway and it’s time to get your wedding stationery sorted – here are 10 tips to get you started. 1. Get in early with Save the Date cards Save the Date cards are becoming increasingly common and are an expected courtesy for destination weddings. They are also a great idea […]

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Your wedding planning checklist

Recently engaged and don’t know where to begin?!  Our handy wedding planning checklist will steer you in the right direction and help you tick off all the essential wedding to-dos. 12 – 18 MONTHS TO GO Dream up your ideal wedding and set your budget Write a guest list and get an idea of numbers, […]

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10 things to practise before your wedding day

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and your wedding day is no different! So here are 10 things you should definitely practise before your big day to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible and to avoid disappointing or awkward moments! 1. Your first dance Your first dance can be quite nerve-wracking, especially if you have “two […]

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Polka Dot Paper is shortlisted in the UK Wedding Awards!

I’m super excited that Polka Dot Paper has been shortlisted for Best Wedding Stationery in the UK Wedding Awards this year! Winners are selected by public vote and I’d be very grateful if you could spare a minute to vote for Polka Dot Paper! Thank you for your support x

Win your Save the Date cards!

It’s competition time at Polka Dot Paper and one lucky couple will win 50 FREE save the date cards from our custom collection! Save the date cards are a fabulous way to lock in your guests early by announcing your wedding date and location. They are particularly great for couples getting married in the spring/summer or on holiday […]


The ring is on your finger and the planning is underway – it’s now time to keep your guests in the loop! Here are 5 essential tips for sending the perfect Save the Dates. 1. Do we have to send Save the Dates? You don’t have to send out Save the Date cards, but they […]

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In the week leading up to your big day, you’ll be rushed of your feet getting prepped and primed. Whatever you do, don’t let these 10 beauty blunders and bad habits get in the way of looking your absolute best on your wedding day! 1. Sun tanning Steer clear of sun tanning to avoid any risk of […]

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With Autumn fast approaching, we’ve just released a stunning collection of marble wedding invitations featuring copper and gold foils.  Marble is one of our favourite wedding trends this year; it comes in so many varieties to suit any couple’s colour palette and style. Our Marble Rose Gold collection is already catching the eye of many […]

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Bespoke Wedding Stationery for Laura & Luciano

I had the pleasure of working Laura and Luciano’s bespoke wedding stationery for their vineyard wedding in northeastern Italy.  Their design which was inspired by olive and vine leaves, watercolours and peach florals. Laura wanted  to include these elements in their stationery in line with their vineyard location and the colour scheme they had chosen […]

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How to ask for money instead of gifts

Whether you’re already living together and don’t need any more pots or pans, or you’re planning an epic honeymoon,  you might prefer to receive cash instead of traditional wedding gifts. Wording your wedding invitations can be a little tricky when it comes to asking your guests for money. Here are a few cute poems you […]

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Wedding Fair Fun in London

I had a fabulous time exhibiting at the Chosen Wedding Fair in London yesterday! It was great to meet lots of lovely brides and grooms face to face, to hear about their wedding plans and to chat about all things paper. I loved the opportunity to talk through my collections with brides  and to give […]


Deciding who to invite to your wedding can be a tricky (and, sometimes, political) task. Remember: it is your special day. Sharing it with those closest to you makes the experience all the more unforgettable. Before you put together your guest list, the first step is to figure out how many guests you can invite. […]

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Daniela & Jamie’s Winter Wedding

I loved working with Daniela and Jamie to create luxe hot foil invitations for their winter wonderland wedding. Daniela and Jamie are tying the knot in a majestic Scottish castle during the festive season. Exuding modern minimal elegance, their invitations were printed with gorgeous rose gold hot foil on a super thick navy card. These striking invitations were […]

Donna & Aiden’s English countryside wedding

I had the pleasure of working with Donna and Aiden to create custom invitations for their wedding next summer. They wanted a romantic rustic-inspired design to suit their beautiful barn setting in the  English countryside. We combined soft peach florals with green foliage and paired their invitations with recycled kraft envelopes. We also incorporated a rowing boat […]