I have always been a lover of paper pretty but today I embrace the future with the advent of these super cool and eyecatching Wedding Save the Date Magnets.
Jessica Harrington is an Artworker/Designer who has recently started to make/design save the date magnets for other brides and grooms since having lots of great feedback after making her own.
I had a chat to Jessica to find out all about her growing wee empire,
Why and when did you start your Business?
“I designed Save the Date Magnets first for my own wedding which was August this year. They got featured on a wedding blog and from that a couple of brides asking if I could make them for their forthcoming weddings too.”
“Since then the products have been featured on various blogs, and I am a recommended supplier of ‘The Natural Wedding Company’ and I was also picked to be sold on a boutique wedding website called www.rubyanddiva.com.”My business is based in the UK, however by selling on Etsy I have been able to gather customers from not only all around the UK, but also the US, Australia and Switzerland.”
What inspires you ?
“I’ve worked as a Designer/Artworker full-time for over 4 years and before that my A-levels and degree in design.”
“My work always has a light-hearted fun aspect to it.”
“Since being a bride I love to read through various wedding blogs and magazines, being inspired by various trends and designs. I try to think out-side the box, hence creating save the date magnets which is an alternative to a paper save the date, which just gets lost so easily.”
Do Wedding Trends have an impact on your work ?
“Yes I would say they do! The original design was the ‘Rose Floral’ design, but since then have adapted them to fit lots of other wedding themes and colours..”
“I am expanding the range of designs available all the time and the products can be adapted to any wedding theme or colour.”
“Current designs available so far include:
‘Retro Bunting’ – Launching soon!”
“I love when a bride comes to me asking for a new design, as I can then get my creative flair flowing again!”
“I’ve just designed a cute 1950’s style magnet which is a vinyl record. My most popular save the date magnets at the moment are the ‘Rose Floral’ and ‘Birdcage’ designs especially in vintage style colours.”
Whats your greatest achievement ?
“At the moment I am only a small business, so getting customers from ‘across the pond’ has been a great achievement as it opens up a while new audience to see my save the date products. Hopefully this will expand even more sometime in the future.”
“I’ve had orders from all around England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, United States, Switzerland and Australia. Its been great having a little side business alongside my full-time job and such a great feeling when I get such positive feedback from my customers…..”
“I LOVE my save the dates!! Jessica is great to work with and made me exactly what I wanted for my save the dates. I can’t say enough good things about them!!!!” – Melissa and James, Edgewood, United States.
Whats the future for your Business?
“I am exhibiting my first solo stall at a wedding fair next month at the ‘Essex Vintage Wedding Fair’. I am looking forward to actually getting to meet customers, as so far all has been done via email or my online shop.”
“I also love the idea of getting to network with other wedding professionals and hoping that this will also help to take my business to the next level.”
Thanks so much to Jessica for sharing her brilliant wee product.
They are fresh and visually appealling and I like them a lot.