UK Wedding Planners Advised to Be More Creative with the Invitations

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The UK still use the traditional invitations to announce and invite guests to wedding day celebration whilst other countries they take a more creative fashion. Custom UK, the online retailer, conducted a survey to find out the types invitations they use in the UK.

Wedding planners have been advised to be more creative with their wedding invitations following a recent survey found the over 93% of people planning a wedding in the UK still use the traditional invitations to announce and invite guests to wedding day celebration. In other countries, the invitation has taken a creative fashion over the last few years with invites frequently printed on other products. Fridge magnets, airplane boarding passes, badges, key-rings, video email, mouse-mats, balloons and pens are known. It's also common to receive a DVD with the invite printed on the disk and a filmed message when played. A complete calendar can be produced with the correct date highlighted. A great idea if you're sending out invites at the beginning of the year. There are even companies offering to create an instant wedding e-invitations. This is where on-line invitations can be distributed and tracked. A survey by online retailer found products known as 'save the date' is popular in other countries but have failed to pick up the same pace in the UK.

The survey asked engaged couples, How will you be inviting guests to your wedding? The results were :

93% Traditional card invite

3% Photo card

1% Postcard

1% Email

1% Facebook

1% Other

So why is the UK so traditional with the wedding invites? Some may see invite printing onto a key-ring to be "tacky". Others may simply like good old British tradition. A bit like 'Tennis at Wimbledon'. Maybe Wedding planners are not offering alternatives. Whatever the answer, the Brits for the moment are sticking with the tradition.

About Custom UK

Custom UK provides customised wedding products including personalised balloons, custom banners, printed ribbon and save the date products from its online website Detalils of the online survey can be found at

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