#9 – Carla Thomson – Stationery Star

Carla Thomson (@secretdiarystationery) – Stationery Star and Creative Darling talks to us about all things stationery – from invitations, save the dates, table numbers and even decor. We chat about trends, new ways to present your wedding stationery and cost saving tips to help you stay on track with your budget. They specialise in everything from Laser cutting, Letterpress designs, Embossing, Foiling and even Vinyl!

Topics discussed

  • How she started Secret Diary
  • Juggling work and children
  • How she constantly educates herself
  • Trends for 2017
  • The difference between wedding stationery and wedding invitations
  • Timelines
  • Where her inspiration comes from
  • Advice
  • How she established herself as an authority in the wedding industry
  • Budgeting tips
  • Average stationery costing

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Weekly discovery

Beefcakes is a 1950’s Miami South Beach themed Club – perfect for any Bachelorette Party! Feast your eyes on the shirtless “beefy” waiters, good diner food like gourmet burgers, naughty cocktails, body shots off the hunky boys and a spectacular over the top drag show that promises to delight and entertain! This is a place where all girls are welcome to come for a night of harmless fun, lots of laughter and certainly a lot of blushing!

Important links:

Next Week’s Episode:  

Tracy Branford (@EventsTrunk) is the Cape Town Wedding Planning Whizzkid – our go-to resource for all wedding planning questions. She advises us on how and where exactly to start the wedding planning process in the first of a three-part Wedding Planning Advice series.

Guests in upcoming episodes of the Pink Book Wedding Podcast:

If you have any questions on today’s podcast or you want to ask Carla Thomson a specific question, please leave them in the comments section of the blog and we’ll be glad to help and find some answers, even discussing them in upcoming podcasts.


Related Vendors

Carrol Boyes

Cape Town Wedding Registries
Online Registry

Blooming Wonderful

Cape Winelands Wedding Stationery
Print | Lasercut

Precious Prints SA

Cape Town Wedding Stationery
Vinyl Printing | Fingerprint Trees

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