A Day in the Life of a…Wedding Stationer

Ever wondered what its like to be a wedding stationer?

So I’m Becky, wedding stationer at Hartiescraft. I always try and start my working day at 10-10:30 (as I like a cheeky gym session first thing). It takes a lot of self-motivation to work at home so I always make an action plan the night before so I know what needs to be done.

Mondays always start by looking at the following week so I can organise myself in advance and check if there’s any card, ribbon, embellishments etc to be ordered so I don’t get caught low on stock when I’m ready to start an order. I set Monday mornings as my admin time, as unfortunately this needs to be kept on top of, so I get it out of the way before any of the fun work can begin.

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I always try and email brides a week in advance of their orders so I can get their final details in advance, and be ready to start their orders the following week. However, If I’m due to start invitations, I always send the proofs over the evening before so I’m ready to start the following morning.

If it’s a busy week ahead, I try and get the big jobs completed first so I’m not panicking towards the end of the week. It also gives me a chance to fix things should something go wrong. (Touch wood this doesn’t happen very often!)

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The great benefit from working from home is that if your running behind on a deadline you can work in the evenings and catch up. It also gives you flexibility during the day too.

Once I’m ready to start I close the office door, set up my production line and get cracking. I can’t imagine working in a normal office environment now. I definitely appreciate how lucky I am to be able to work at home and plan my own work schedule, but at the same time I do work extremely hard and I hope my hard work and passion for what I do is clear to see in my final product.

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