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Save Money + The Environment: Digital Invitations & Wedding Websites from Paperless Wedding

The guest list/ invitation/ RSVP process is arguably one of the most stress-inducing parts of planning a wedding. Whether its the costs involved, the general logistics or the fact that people seem incapable of RSVPing on time… its enough to turn the coolest cucumber of a bride into a raging monster.

But there is another option: Paperless Wedding.

This small, family run business based in the UK offers beautifully designed digital invitations which will not only cut out all the stress and costs associated with going down the paper route, is more environmentally friendly AND enables you to track your RSVPs online. In fact the process is so easy I’m a little bit bummed it wasn’t around when I got married ten years ago!

All their design themes are fully customisable meaning your digital invitations can be as unique as your wedding will be. Even if you’re not the most technically savvy person, their system is quick and easy to use. Choose your theme, pick a font, change the colours and layout, upload a photo and you’re good to go! You can even have multiple events and invitations at the same time meaning you can send different invites to your day and evening guests if needed.

After you’ve designed your digital invitations, simply upload your guest list with their emails then hit send and it will automatically email everyone! Then just wait for those those RSVPs roll in. All it takes is one click from the receiver on their phone, tablet or computer and they’ve confirmed their attendance. There’s literally no excuses for people to not RSVP promptly with this system! If someone is really not that technical (maybe your Nan or an older relative) they do offer the option for them to send you a paper reply and then you can manually go in and update their response online for them. 

Once all your RSVPs are in (early I hope!) you can then simply download the guest numbers, dietary requirements etc to share with the relevant suppliers.

But that’s not all! Their software can act as your ‘wedsite’ too. You can link your gift list, guest book and all the wedding information all in one place. If you want to be super fancy you can even create your own page from scratch including pictures, galleries, maps and videos.

The cost of Paperless Weddings is £119 which even includes a free Save the Date invite for you to test the system out. Considering the average cost of paper invites and postage in the UK is around £500 (cost of the invites themselves + postage) this could save you a ton of money and aggravation! If you’ve already gone down the paper invite route but want to use their website only package, it is a great way to share information with your guests and costs £79.

WIN A WEDDING WEBSITE & UNLIMITED DIGITAL INVITES!

To celebrate the launch of Paperless Wedding, we are giving away a full digital package (worth £119) to one lucky couple! This prize includes a wedding website with unlimited digital invites which you can design yourself.

To enter, simply follow @paperlesswed on Instagram and leave a comment on any of their photos with the hashtag #RnRollinvite in it. EASY!

You have a week to enter and the winner will be randomly selected and contacted via Instagram DM by @paperlesswed after this date.

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Rock n Renovation: Wallpaper, An Apologue

Wallpaper has become quite the divisive factor in the Rock n Roll Bride household. It began when we lived in our old place and I fell head over heels for a limited edition Cole & Son’s paper which was designed by Vivienne Westwood. At the time we definitely couldn’t afford it, I think it was about £80 a roll, and Gareth insisted we could find something similar for less than half the price. Fast forward through over 18 months of searching literally everywhere for something in any way similar (that we both also liked!) and Gareth finally admitted defeat and told me I could order it.

Of course, by then it was sold out EVERYWHERE and impossible to get hold of. I promised myself then and there that if I ever loved something as much as I loved that damn wallpaper I would buy now, think later and never live under such a shadow of regret ever again.

So here we are, in our new home, and although picking wallpapers is a long way off (we kinda need all our floors first, right?) I have started sneakily keeping my eye on what’s available. I came across Woodchip & Magnolia on Instagram (where else!?) and I am smitten!

Like most UK produced wallpaper, all their papers are designed, printed and manufactured in Lancashire. But what makes Woodchip & Magnolia really special is that they digitally print their designs themselves in their own studio on the Pennine Moors. Each roll is then individually and loving wrapped by hand. By choosing to take a more hands-on artisan approach, their papers have a really high quality feel. In short, they’re really, really special and there’s nothing mass-produced about them!

I was lucky enough to be sent some samples by Nina, who runs the company, and their Monstera Green wallpaper with the blush background is my everything. I’m already 99% sure this is the paper that we’ll be using in our downstairs bathroom when it’s converted.

WIN WALLPAPER WORTH £225!

Because everybody deserves the most fabulous wallpaper in their home, this week I am partnering with Woodchip & Magnolia to give one Rock n Roll Bride reader £225 to spend on their website. That could get you two rolls of their fabulous wallcoverings, or one amazing wall mural – perfect for making a major statement in the room of your choice!

All you have to do to enter is visit their website, choose the paper or mural you’d buy if you won and share a photo of it on Instagram. You must also follow both @rocknrollbride and @woodchipandmagnolia and use the hashtag #rocknwallpaper when you post. Finally, your account must be public for us to see and count your entry.

You have one week, until midnight on Saturday 4th November, to enter. Good luck everyone!

Ts & Cs

♥ Prize includes a £225 voucher for the winner to spend on the wallcovering or wall mural of their choice from woodchipandmagnolia.co.uk.
♥ Closing date for entries is 04/11/2017. The winner will chosen at random, contacted via Instagram after that date and emailed a voucher.
♥ Voucher expires on three months after it is issued and must be used before that date.
♥ Contest open to all readers of Rock n Roll Bride, regardless of location, over the age of 18.
♥ UK or international shipping is included, however if the winner is outside of the UK they may need to pay customs charges to receive their prize.
♥ Additional voucher terms and conditions may apply.
♥ If for any reason the chosen winning wallpaper is unavailable, you will be made aware before placing your order. The voucher may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
♥ By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
♥ Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
♥ Woodchip & Magnolia’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
♥ No purchase necessary.

Your Dream Wedding Dress Awaits: Win £500 to Spend with Chotronette!!

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Chotronette are amazing. There really is no other way I can start this post, because it’s true. Their dresses are unlike anything else I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot of wedding dresses!) and their price points are, quite frankly, offensively affordable.

I’ve been lucky enough to shoot some of these Romanian designers’ gowns in for Rock n Roll Bride magazine too, and I can attest to the fact that the quality is fantastic. They’re just as stunning and magical in person, yep they’re everything you dream that your alternative wedding dress could be.

To celebrate the launch of their brand new collection, I’m partnering with Chotronette to give you the chance to win £500 to spend on their website! The only difficult part is going to be choosing which gown you’d go for.

How about this incredible purple beauty?

Or this rainbow skirted dream of a gown?

This is the first dress of theirs I ever saw online and I was immediately smitten. It’s magical.

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Win a Made-to-Measure Wedding Dress from Leis Atelier!

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If you want to avoid the (sometimes scary) bridal shop experience the internet is your friend when it comes to finding your dream gown. Not only can you often find things cheaper (online retailers don’t have the overheads that bricks and mortar stores do) but the options tend to be much more creative – endlessly so in fact!

However finding somewhere you can trust to order a wedding dress online can be tricky. How do you know if the dress your ordering will arrive looking as you expected? How can you guarantee the quality of fabrics used will be up to scratch? How will you know if it’s even going to fit you?

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One such company who pride themselves on the quality of their gowns is Leis Atelier, an online wedding dress site that offers made-to-measure wedding dresses to brides of all cultures and all sizes. Their revolutionary system even allows you to input your exact measurements meaning your dress will fit you perfectly when it arrives.

With their dresses ranging from just £189-£429 (most of them 70% off retail price!) they won’t break the bank either!

“Leis Atelier is perfect for Rock n Roll Bride readers because we care about diversity”, they told me. “We cater to brides from all walks of life, all cultures, and all sizes. Our made-to-measure dresses are high quality, and affordable. Through our amazing fitting system, all brides have to do is send in their measurements after they purchase a gown.”

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Come Join Us at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza!

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What are you doing on April 1st or 2nd? If you have no plans then let me be the one to fill your diary because it’s Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza time and this is one wedding fair you are NOT going to want to miss!

Organised by two of my favourite alternative suppliers, Sassy of Assassynation Photography and Jo of The Couture Company, this is the wedding fair for you if the idea of a big traditional wedding brings you out in a cold sweat.

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The show is taking place at The Bond in Birmingham and runs from 11am – 4pm on both days.

The premise for the show is simple: To encourage couples to shake off the shackles of wedding conformity and discover the very best of UK alternative wedding industry suppliers. If you want to find suppliers who offer a diverse and eclectic feast of all things wedding in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment, the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is the wedding show for you!

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Win A Boho Wedding Dress from White + Lace

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I just have to preface this post by saying that any bridal brand that uses llamas in their campaign photo shoot is OK in my book! Quite apart from their exceptional choice in models, Israel based design house White + Lace are dress designers that you’re definitely going to want to know about.

Launched in 2015, they not only hand make each and every one of their gorgeous gowns from their Tel Aviv studio, but they do so using only the highest quality of materials and fabrics.

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Their designs are influenced by bridal trends, but also high street fashion, meaning that their creations are modern, wearable and super, duper cool. Their newest collection, Boho Chic, features dresses that are both beautiful and flattering for brides wanting to creating an effortless and laid back look on their wedding day.

And with their prices ranging from just £300 to £1200 they won’t break the bank either!

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