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Wedding Invitations in Cardiff: 5 reasons to visit the By Jo studio

You’ve set the date, booked your venues, your cake, and photographer so now it’s time to start thinking about wedding invitations, save the date and any other stationery you might need for your big day. Want to shop local, support a small business and get your wedding invitations in Cardiff? Here are five reasons you should visit the By Jo studio.

sage green and qhite modern wedding wedding invitation suit with vellum wrap and wax seal

1. Real wedding invitation samples to look at in Cardiff

You’re looking for beautiful, handmade wedding stationery. You want to pick up samples, feel the quality of the board and materials and really understand what your stationery will be like. I have a whole range of different samples available for you to do just that. If I don’t have the invitation you like in your colour scheme then I can often mock up designs with the materials I have on hand. The beauty of handmade, bespoke stationery is that anything is possible. When you visit my studio in Cardiff I can quickly and easily show you lots of different design options and colour schemes. You won’t have to request or buy numerous different samples or swatches by post.

coloured card swatches for wedding invitations

2. Accurate colour matching for your invites, bring along your swatches

It’s really hard to match colours accurately on a smartphone or laptop screen, they never look quite the same in real life. When you visit the By Jo studio I encourage you to bring along your colour swatches (bridesmaid dresses, chair sashes, the Groom’s tie!), scrapbooks, screenshots, and Pinterest boards. Then we can match colours to my huge range of papers, board, ribbons, and print. The result; all your bespoke wedding invitations and stationery will be perfectly colour coordinated.

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jo in her cardiff studio giving advice on wedding invitations and stationery

3. Expert advice to help you get your wedding invites & stationery right

I have been creating wedding invitations in Cardiff since 2006. I have years of experience in both invitation design and wedding planning.  When you visit my studio I’ll not only work with you to design your perfect wedding invitations, I’ll also help to ensure they are functional and practical too. I will advise on when to send them out, how many you should order, the right words to use and any other stationery you might need for your big day. At By Jo you don’t just get beautiful, handmade stationery but a complete and personal service guiding and advising you through the whole process.

4. Pre-arranged, exclusive appointments to look at wedding invitations in Cardiff

We’re a working studio, not a shop. So when you book an appointment to visit the By Jo studio you’ll have my complete and undivided attention. Meetings last about an hour and in that time we’ll talk about your wedding theme and style, look at samples, guide you through the design process, work out what stationery you will need, and give you a fully personalised quote.

Click here to read about what to expect when you visit my studio

wedding invite designer jo working in her cardiff studio

5. Support a local Cardiff business and talk to an actual human!

Ordering online is great, if you can find exactly what you’re looking for. But when it comes to something as important as your wedding invitations, you’ll need the reassurance that real people are there to help you through the whole process. When you visit the By Jo studio, you’ll see exactly where your invitations and stationery will be made, and who will be making them (me!). You’ll get a real feel for the style and quality of stationery that I make. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting a local, Cardiff based family business rather than a giant faceless corporation.

So there you go, five great reasons to come and visit the By Jo studio and find the perfect wedding invitations in Cardiff! Your questions and queries answered, your perfect, bespoke design achieved, your colours matched and your prices confirmed, all in a one hour informal consultation with me. Just think of all that online searching and ordering samples I can save you. Not only that, working with a bespoke wedding stationery designer really is the most stress free and enjoyable way to order your wedding invites and stationery. Want to read more about why that is?

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the by jo wedding invitations studio

Where is the By Jo studio in Cardiff and when can you visit?

I have appointments available most week days from 9am until 3pm, then selected evenings from 6pm, and some weekends too. My studio is in Taffs Well, just off the M4 and A470 north of Cardiff. Easy to get to from Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Bridgend & Newport too. Taffs Well train station is just a 10 minute walk away, and on the main Valley Lines service from Cardiff to Aberdare, Merthyr, or Treherbert. You can find me on Google Maps HERE.

If you’d like to arrange a visit to my studio, pop over to my contact page where you can view my online appointments calendar and choose a time to suit you.

Of course, if you are too far away to visit or just prefer a video or phone meeting, we can do that too. You still get most of the fabulous experience I’ve talked about here, just virtually rather than in person. You can book a phone or video chat on my contact page too.

Ready to find out more, book a studio visit, or arrange a call with me?

Not ready to get in touch just yet? Why not come and find me on Instagram, or give me a follow on Pinterest. I post loads of inspo and advice to help you with your wedding invitations and stationery.

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