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Dorset Wedding Stationery

The story goes that in 1969 with their first child on the way, and a background in advertising, it became clear to Tony & Daphne Bowyer that there was a need for a reliable printing company in Bournemouth. So with a £100 loan from Tony’s parents Tony Bowyer Print opened for business in the garden shed. 50 years later it remains very much a family business, now run by the next generation of Bowyers – Lee & myself, Nichole, from our Moordown printworks.

Tony Bowyer Print offers all the services you would expect from a thriving, forward thinking design and print company, but in the past few years one of our fastest-growing specialist areas is Wedding stationery! It was clear our customers didn’t associate Tony Bowyer Print with wedding stationery though. We often heard comments like “It’s a shame you can’t supply wedding stationery” and our answer was always – “we can, we do!”

That’s why we created Dorset Wedding Stationery.

Dorset Wedding Stationery is a little different, our service is totally bespoke. Customers work directly with me as the designer and together we choose colours, fonts, illustrations, text, special finishes, beautiful paper and card. So much better than customers being expected to fit text into templates on a website! It’s also possible to add a touch of glamour with ribbons, crystal embellishments and foils, or to go rustic chic with hand-torn edges and string. We also offer individual guest personalisation, saving the need to hand-write names on every invitation or place card!

2019 has started very well, a brand new digital press was delivered in January, allowing us to print on a much wider range of high quality paper and card now – perfect for wedding stationery – so we have a lot to be excited about.

If you are thinking about bespoke, affordable stationery for your wedding or event, please contact me, Nichole, for an appointment to chat through some ideas.

Nichole Biggs, Dorset Wedding Stationery

Call 01202 514886



This article was first published in The Local Eye Issue 160 (February 2019)

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