All of our candles are proudly hand-dipped by our small team, in our Yorkshire studio. They are made using the highest quality, traditional, hand-dipped methods. Each batch is dipped over 35 times for a superior depth of solid colour.
The wax we use in our taper candles is a bespoke blend of both mineral and vegetable waxes. In our experience we've found that this wax blend is the best for holding our colour quality and is provides a stable and consistent burn for day-long events and use in the home.
We feel very strongly about our choice of wax type, as we have huge concerns over soy and the deforestation that is occurring in Brazil and likewise for palm. As avid bee-keepers ourselves, we also like to let the bees keep their stash too - so feel our unique blend is the best combination.
A candle which is well made using any variation of wax type should not create any smoke when burning. However, if the wick does become too long or a draught disturbs the flame, small amounts of unburned carbon particles, or soot, will escape as a visible wisp of smoke. No matter the wax type. This soot is not harmful and any candle will soot if the flame is disturbed. Our candles do not pose any adverse effects to the environment and the burning of our candles do not emit any hazardous substances. The blend of mineral and vegetable wax used to make our candles comes from highly refined materials and does not contain any harmful substances. This purity fulfils highest quality demands and is tested on a regular basis.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the use and make up of our candles.
We seasonally rotate our colours as we discover new trends and tones we love! We usually have 18 key colours on the go at one time, but these can change seasonally. Limited edition runs are our favourite and we only produce 100 of each.
We don't as such, but we do offer a bulk order discount with an MOQ of 50 pairs. Email Sophie for more information on sophie@smithandthemagpie
On The Day Stationery
We recommend placing your order 6 months prior to your wedding date. The design stage can vary greatly and the production and shipping stage can take up to 4 weeks. If you order now, it reserves your spot in the queue.
For any Day-of pieces, we suggest placing your order 3 months before the wedding date. The latest we recommend ordering any Day-of pieces is 8 weeks prior to your wedding as we need the text details for these at least 6 weeks before your event date. Please email us if you have any concerns regarding turnaround times prior to placing your order.
These are pre-designed sets of event stationery. Imagine them as a 'template', you choose the collection you like best and each suite contains complimenting items that can be customised with your text details. Each has its' own style and colour palette.
Yes! The collections are designed to be ordered as is and customised with your text details. You can of course change the wording to suit your style but fonts, formatting and designs are fixed for the price shown online.
We can of course make changes if required such as fonts, layouts, sizes and shapes. We can also change the colour scheme to match your palette or that of another collection. Design fees apply and will be quoted based on the changes. Get in touch with us for more information.
Absolutely. All of our pieces are personalised to suit your style and wording is totally your choice. We do however request if you would like a wording change across various quantities such as for your evening reception, these are purchased separately. Each quantity of one piece ordered is for ONE design and associated costs of such.
Of course. Each collection contains complementing pieces for continuity, however these are not set in stone, feel free to mix and match and create your day, your way. We can change the font colours on each piece to the same palette too!
We have a minimum of 30 for all stationery items, because the cost to print at quantities lower than this is very high, such that it works out about the same as 30 pieces anyway. We always suggest order at least 5-10 spares. If you'd like a quote for less we can of course do this for you, just get in touch!
Yes, sure we can! Please contact us for a quote.
Sorry, we do not offer printing of other designers work.
That all depends on what you've chosen, but as a guide please allow 4 weeks. Once you enquire we will communicate more accurate timings to you. Please remember that our timings start from when you place your order and provide us with your text and other details, so if you're tight on time, then please order ASAP.
If you have not confirmed your guest list yet - don't worry, we can still begin the design process once you have purchased. By purchasing now you are reserving you spot in the production queue. However we do need these confirmed details at least 2 weeks before your preferred delivery week, otherwise we cannot guarantee your piece will arrive on time.
You bet! Our custom table plans are quoted individually, get in touch with some details and we'll get back to you with a quote.
You can personalise with your name, choose a welcome message and select your table layout, as well as font colours. We can also alter the background colour of your sign on request. All other formatting remains the same. If you would like to customise fonts or size of the material we can do this, just pop us an email over!
Sorry, we no longer sell any signage stands.
No, not at all. Order as few or as many items as you'd like to dress your day.
Sure - we're the people for you! We can ship directly to your venue or provide you with detailed weights and packing options if you'd like to take items as extra luggage.
We change our collections every year, so if you like a certain semi-custom collection please get in touch with us now to let us know. It's never too early, we'd love to chat!
We do indeed! If you would like to specify colours, font changes, or have us come up with a completely unique stationery or signage set - our custom service is for you. We will include an initial consultation, provide you with a design concept before we begin production and send you samples to approve. Minimum spend £1200.
Sorry, we only offer the option to purchase items from our collections. We do it this way on purpose, so you can re-use, style in your home or gift to your guests.
Our shop is open 24/7 online. If you'd like to see our collections in person, catch us at The National Wedding Show.
Order & Shipping Times
We do ask that all orders are checked within 24 hours of delivery. If on the rare occasion an item is damaged during transit, please report this to us immediately. If you've dropped something or there's been an accident - don't panic, just pop us an email over straight away!
We take payments in full via our website. If you are super organised and ordering far in advance, we can arrange to take a 30% deposit and then take the final payment 6 weeks before delivery.
Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs based on weight will apply, and will be added at checkout. Contact us for a quote!
For anything else, you can contact us through our Say Hello page! We will be happy to hear from you.