Letterpress · Thank you cards · wedding

Tips for sending wedding thank you cards

The big day is over, your guests have travelled far and wide just to see you in ‘that’ dress, they have left amazing gifts and cards… you have travelled to exotic places on your honeymoon….

…but now you’re back home and you have lots of people to thank for making your day so special. But worry no more as here Ellie Press shares their top tips on tackling that thank you pile!

1. Follow your theme

Continuation of the wedding theme gives the overall feel a finished and classy look. Using the same fonts and colours from your wedding invitations and on the day stationery gives a cohesive design that will continue to thrill your guests even though the wedding is over.

2. Have your cards prepped in advance

Not only does it save time and stress to have everything ready for your return, but often you can get savings by ordering all of your stationery at the same time.

3. Ask if your printer will print your guest envelopes

If you have a file (Excel .xls or spreadsheet equivalent), your printer can pre-print all of the envelopes so all you need to do is write a personal note, stuff and send! They can also digitally print these with a beautiful font so they arrive looking super special!

4. Pace yourself

Don’t try and tackle over 100 thank you cards in a single evening. It will sap all of the joy from what should be a thoughtful gesture. Pour a glass of wine, put on your favourite music or tv programme and just tackle them in batch of 20 or so every evening. Share the load with your partner and make it your first project together as a married couple.

5. Leave your guests with a gift

We live in a digital age, your photos will be all over Instagram or on various mates iPhones but everyone still appreciates a printed photograph to frame or stick on the mantlepiece. Send them a special photo taken by your photographer inside a gorgeous keepsake card and if you are feeling ultra swanky wow them with your own monogram or new initials!

Letterpress thank you card by Ellie Press
Postcards by Ellie Press

For more information on pricing and letterpress items, why not visit the ‘thank you’ card section of the http://www.elliepress.com website.

wedding · wedding invitations · Wedding Suppliers

Bucks Wedding Team

Ellie Press  is very proud to be a member of the Bucks Wedding Team which was formed in early 2016. The team consists of wedding suppliers in the Buckinghamshire area, who have one main goal:

‘To help develop each other as wedding professionals, to create gorgeous projects and to make sure that our brides have everything they ever dreamed of’

Working so closely with couples we understand how overwhelming it is choosing who to ‘trust’ with looking after you on your special day. The market is saturated with wedding suppliers and delving into the detail is a difficult task for the uninitiated. More often than not most couples don’t look past the price tag, which is not always the best comparison.


Each one of the Bucks Wedding Team suppliers puts the customer at the forefront. We offer free no obligation quotations and some offer home visits. Most of the suppliers are based within a small radius of the beautiful village of Weston Turville, just outside Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – so you can also hop between appointments without travelling very far!

Our motto….
‘All you need is LOVE and a great team behind you’
Why not follow the Bucks Wedding Team on Facebook for the latest photos and details of our work.
For contact details on each of the Bucks Wedding Team suppliers please click here.
Letterpress · wedding invitations

Rustic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

If you’re planning a rustic wedding then a splash of burlap or hessian has to be top of your list. Numerous brides have fallen for the rawness of its frayed edges and earthy feel. As an added bonus its sustainable and biodegradable, so perfect for the eco-conscious bride too.

And even more importantly …. it doesn’t cost the earth!

Set the tone of the event up front with a simple romantic design printed on eco friendly Kraft card stocks like ‘Clarabella’ shown here in a dark grey ink. This was printed on 300gsm card stock which keeps costs low for the budget conscious unlike the heavier 4 to 600gsm stocks.


Letterpress wedding invitation printed on 300gsm Kraft card stock by Ellie Press


Banners can be used to spruce up your wedding reception and you can still use it over the fireplace or draped amongst the trees in the summer when you have a barbecue or birthday party. This is also a simple way to DIY some of your own wedding decorations – don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Burlap Love Banner by Ellie Press
Burlap ‘love’ banner by Ellie Press

The wedding table is the main setting for a splash of burlap. Table runners give the main top table a focal point and afterwards you can reuse it on the dining table at home. Wrap small pieces of burlap around your floral centerpieces for instant charm and style with simple white porcelain and a white table-cloth.

vintage typewriter · wedding · wedding hire

Vintage Typewriters and Wedding Hire

Hiring items to introduce a few fun quirks to your wedding makes an instant impact with your guests. Not only does it give your guests a talking point (especially if there is lots of waiting around for photographs!), it also means once the day is over you will have an insight into your day through their eyes…. which can be very interesting indeed!!


Get your guests to type you little notes, wishes or even some tips for the future! Does your Aunty Patricia know the secret to a long and happy marriage? How much fun would it be to read back all their quips on your honeymoon! You could even scrapbook all of the entries along with other items and photographs to remember your special day.


Annie, photographed above is another member of the Ellie Press family of vintage machinery. She is an ‘Invicta’ and dates from around the 1940’s. If there are any typewriter experts out there that can tell me more about ‘Invicta’s’ or how to more accurately date my model then please do get in touch.

Annie is a small portable ‘Invicta’ typewriter shown photographed above. Annie is available for hire in the Buckinghamshire (UK) area. Please contact us for more information.

Letterpress · wedding · wedding invitations

Letterpress Wedding Invitations – Clarabella

Clarabella has been designed to suit all wedding styles. Mix and match cardstock choices to customise this suite to fit in with your own theme. Shown here printed on a luxurious 300gsm cotton (tree free) card. Font colours can be matched to wedding colours too.

invitation_girl_optClarabella’s design is both timeless and elegant – a real must for any future bride.