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design, business & wedding stationery

everything you need to know about domain names

Sometimes called a web address, your domain name is what people type into their browser to find your website. For example, my domain name is www.beckylord.co.uk. The Technical Bit Any computer connected to the Internet can be reached through a public IP address. This...

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why does wedding stationery ‘cost so much’?

Your wedding can be as expensive or inexpensive as you like, but if you decide to enlist the help of talented professionals such as photographers, florists and designers, I believe you should be prepared to pay a fair and reasonable price for their work. On the whole,...

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how to create a strong brand voice

When we think about branding, we tend to focus on the pretty visual elements. We all want a beautiful website and a stylish logo, so it’s easy to ignore the fact that every single business, without exception, also needs copy. This copy, and the language used to create...

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what is foil printing and why do you *need* it?

Foil printing looks super luxurious. It creates visual impact, even when used sparingly. In other words, it’ll make your wedding stationery feel seriously fancy! What Is Foil Printing? Foil printing, sometimes called foil stamping, is a speciality printing process...

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why I only work with WordPress

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) around and it’s used by approximately 75 million websites worldwide. Whenever I’m building a website or blog,...

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a simple guide to wedding invitation inserts and extras

Wedding invitations should be two things: stylish and full of useful information. As well as giving guests something beautifully presented, you’ll want to provide everything they need to attend your wedding. Inserts and extras are an efficient way to share additional...

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what is web hosting anyway

Web hosting is the service that provides space on the internet for websites, allowing web pages to be displayed. When you make a website and you want other people to see it, you need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service. How does it work? Web hosting...

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when to order (and when to send) your wedding stationery

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding. Figuring out what needs doing, and when, can be a challenge, especially when it comes to your wedding invitations and other paper goods. Organising all the different elements can feel overwhelming, so today...

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how to successfully launch a rebrand

Launching a new brand identity can have a huge, positive impact on your business, taking things to the next level and helping you achieve your dreams. By the time you decide to overhaul your look, chances are you’ll have established your brand and built a loyal...

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