A Big Thank You to my Clients for Speaking Volumes

"From the first letter sent through I knew we had chosen the right person for the job. 
The variety of designs and options available is very wide and Jan was happy to combine designs from different pieces to make the perfect stationery for us. 
Wonderful comments from our guests were received after sending out our invitations and it helped to set the tone and theme for our wedding. 
I would not hesitate to recommend Jan for not only wedding stationery but also other important celebrations. 
Thank you Jan for a first class, friendly and without a doubt, value for money service – I knew as soon as the invites came through 
it was one thing on the long list of wedding tasks I wouldn’t have to worry about! You have been brilliant!"
Allison Abbott . Essex . UK

"Thank you so much for all your help over the last few months - 
the invitations were perfect and so many of our guests have commented on how lovely they were.
We also ordered matching place cards and menus and when the usual last minute changes occurred you were happy to oblige.
You certainly took the stress out of my panicking with your relaxed yet professional approach.
The service you provide really is second to none, everything is designed to individual specifications 
and the obvious pride you take in your work shows in the quality of the finished product; items are packaged carefully and arrive quickly.
I only hope I have a reason to contact you again in the future!" 
Angela Rendell . Altrincham . UK

"Thank you so much for creating all my wedding stationery. We have received endless comments on how lovely the invitations were.
I've really enjoyed working with you over the past few months. You were extremely helpful in creating exactly what I wanted and I will not hesitate in
recommending you to all my friends and family - I know my sister is also really pleased with the wedding invitations you have just created for her!"
Sophie Lemon . Surrey . UK

“We chose Jan to produce our wedding stationery as we really liked her simple, classy designs at an extremely reasonable price.
Jan added a personal touch to this part of our wedding planning rather than dealing with a large company where you are just another order.
She was extremely helpful allowing us to change colours to our specification and supplying samples for different ideas which made deciding much easier.
Even when we damaged some of our invitations she was very understanding and sympathetic and promptly organised replacements.
She really took the stress out of this part of the planning. We'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to others as a professional, 
stress free service with a friendly and personal touch!”
Cheryl Ray . Stockport . UK

“New Bold Odes is a hidden treasure which I happened to stumble across whilst looking for tips on wedding speeches for my fiancée.
The quality of wedding stationery is second to none and I felt I could adapt each piece to my own unique style without any worries I would cause offence.
In the chaos of wedding planning Jan proved to be a breath of fresh air - and one less thing that I had to worry about.”
Gemma Tupper . Southampton . UK

'"We really couldn't recommend Jan highly enough. We found her through the internet and found her prices to be
significantly cheaper than others we had looked at. After receiving some lovely samples, we settled on a design
and were able to customise it exactly to our preference, inside and out. Everything arrived on time and exactly how we wanted it.
We also ordered beautiful matching printed placecards - again these were very keenly priced and we couldn't have done it otherwise.
Everything is delivered registered post so there is no room for error which is another plus.
Overall we found the service 100% reliable and professional and we would not hesitate to recommend Jan to anyone."
Feargal & Charlotte O'Kane . Belfast . UK

"I found Jan via a search engine and I'm so glad I did! She became more than just a stationery supplier
- there was more of a personal touch - it was great to have telephone conversations, not just about "business" but everyday things. 
Any bride would agree that this is a godsend, especially when you are going through one of your many stressful stages!
We were thoroughly spoilt by Jan's continued reliability, hard work, promptness and flexibility- there wasn't anything she couldn't do.
It was a lifesaver knowing I didn't have to worry about the stationery side of the wedding because I knew that if anything needed doing,
I could rely on Jan. As well as all of this, we were so very happy with all our beautiful stationery.
I would use her again without a doubt and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone and everyone."
Sonia Lopez-Barker . Berkshire . UK 

"I just wanted to express our sincere gratitude for everything you did for us throughout the whole 
lead up to the wedding. Everyone has commented on how lovely the invitations and associated stationery were,
they were so effective - I think everyone at the wedding took their place card as a reminder of the day! 
Your service was excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who asks.
My orders were always received promptly and I loved the way you were so forthcoming in sending us
samples to help us make up our minds on what was most suitable, even down to the envelope style. Great!!!! 
The personal touch you gave to your service was what made it for us
- we really appreciate everything you did for us. Thank you so much!"
Tracy Roman . Kent . UK 

"I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon Jan's gem of a website.
All the prior weeks of frustration, thumbing through magazines and visiting stationery shops, faded into a distant memory. 
Because from first contact with Jan, I received nothing but exceptional help, guidance and service, topped off with her own personal
and professional touch and flare. Her range of products was second to none, the delivery of samples and goods arrived
when she said they would, and her attention to detail in giving me what I wanted, was fantastic. Thanks Jan for turning 
what at times had felt like a real chore, into an enjoyable prequel to my big day, it's now time for the main event!"
Karen Thompson . Bolton . UK
"I would just like to say a massive thanks to you Jan, for all your help with my wonderful wedding stationery!
From the first time I contacted you with not much of an idea as to what I wanted, you were extremely helpful 
and sent me lots of samples. Then when I completely changed the colour scheme half way through, you were a godsend.
The finished products were beautiful and created the perfect first impression for 'my' wedding of the year!
All this at a very reasonable price - thank you once again!"
Lucie Dulson . Wirral . UK

"We realised how lucky we were to have been introduced to Jan.
 Her helpfulness was in abundance, along with her talent, meant the finished results exceeded our expectations. 
Our wedding stationery, which many noted, was impressive and uniquely special to us."
Loretta & Jan . Denham . Bucks . UK

We’re not sure how to thank you enough, Jan, for all your help and patience over the last 3 months.
We came across your site by chance on the internet and don’t know what we’d have done if we hadn't.
Having decided on a theme for our wedding, we couldn't find anywhere which could customise 
all the stationery to match our criteria (without huge expense).
You listened to our ideas and produced a number of options for us to consider.
After choosing the colours and fonts we wanted (even down to the exact shade of grey!)
you set about printing everything. Not only did we find your service professional, fantastic quality and great value,
we have also really enjoyed working with you. We’ll certainly be recommending you to any of our friends.
We’re convinced no other company can provide the same level of personal service that 'New Bold Oldes' did.
          Thanks again Jan, sure we’ll be speaking again soon... probably for the Christening Invitations early next year!”
Damian & Kirsty . Chinnor . Oxfordshire . UK

“Thank you Jan, I had been searching the internet looking for contemporary and
original wedding invitations for several weeks before I found your website. 
Your very helpful and efficient service, tailor-made to our requirements, 
has made choosing our wedding invitations an easy and pleasurable experience. Thanks!”
Judith & Stuart . Birmingham . UK
"I would like to thank Jan for all her time, patience and effort for the perfect wedding invitations and place cards.
When we first declared our wedding and I opted for my favourite colour green, I began my search. 
After a while I began to give up hope as it seemed everywhere only provided the most popular colour choices.
Then I came across New Bold Odes and got everything I asked for and more - the invitations were perfect 
and had a personal touch to them. I can’t thank Jan enough for this as it took some of the stress away for me.
She took care of us and delivered perfect invitations on time; they were faultless which has helped us greatly 
for our up and coming big day. Once again, thank you - I'll no doubt, be in touch again.”
Paula & Mark . Sunderland . UK
"Thank you Jan, for providing us with our beautiful wedding invitations. 
We received such a personal and prompt service from you, we would recommend you to anyone. 
Your time and patience was appreciated at what is a very hectic time!"
Emily & Nicholas . Kent . UK

“Jan, hope this testimonial does your work justice - thank you kindly for the professional service 
and very thoughtful guidance you provided. Rob and I are absolutely delighted with all our co-ordinating 
wedding stationery. They are more than perfect!”
Leanne & Rob Lee . Epsom . Surrey . UK

"After 13 years together and having had twin daughters, Phil and I finally decided to marry.
We wanted our wedding to be intimate and special, inviting those people who were special to us to share our day.
I wanted an individual invitation to tell them this and found Jan's website when looking for hand-made cards;
anything off the shelf just didn't have the right words. Jan was very helpful, efficient and friendly, producing a sample
and a wonderful verse to go inside the invitation. Once approved, Jan produced our order very quickly.
If you want something different and special, a call to Jan is a must. 
We'd just like to say a very big thank you once again for the superb service."
Heather Nicholes . Buckingham . UK  

"From the original email enquiry right through to the delivery of our wedding package, 
collaboration with Jan was a delight. Her design sense, range of products and writing talent
combined to provide us with a unique and very personal invitation. Thanks, Jan."
Duncan & Tracy Nice . Sidmouth . Devon . UK

"What can I say? The invites and thank you notes you produced for Isabella's christening were just fantastic!
I fell in love with the design as soon as I saw it and your attention to detail completed the look.
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'll give you a shout when she throws her first party!"
Vicky Campling . Surrey . UK


 "Reading though the other testimonials, I can't add anything that hasn't been said before.
I can only endorse and agree with everything. Jan is extremely talented and somehow managed to capture my husband-to-be's
personality to a 'T'. Our guests were amazed that she didn't know him and the reading of the Ode was one of the highlights of the day.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jan to anyone who would like a very original and personal memento of a special event."
Lorraine Lintern. Weston-super-Mare. UK

"A big thank you, Jan for a wonderful verse,
the union went well, without a hitch or a curse.
The day was sunny, the food was great,
beer and wine flowing, our appetite to sate.
Up at the mike, I was nervous at first,
hands shaking, voice breaking, afraid my bladder might burst,
but when the laughter began, my nerves vanished,
the couple loved this prose, wanted more - they were famished.
So the day continued on, dancing and drinking,
my duties are now over, I can relax - I was thinking.
Your service recommendable - efficient, I shall boast,
from start to finish; two weeks - despite the US post!"
Sue McRae . Long Beach . California . USA

"New Bold Odes really brought my best man's speech to life.
It contained all the relevant points I wanted to reveal to the audience but with the humorous benefit
that the entire speech rhymed. Jan worked with me to ensure that the emphasis and style of the speech 
was suitable for the occasion. I will definitely be using New Bold Odes again"
Andrew Wilkinson . Welton . East Yorkshire . UK

“I just wanted to say a really big thank you for the excellent service you provided.
 The poem was written as if you knew my Dad in person - it was so uncanny.
I couldn’t think of a better way of saying thank you to him - it actually reduced him to tears; he was so touched.
     It now has pride of place on the wall in the front room. Thank you so much, Jan, once again.”
Emma Markham . Middlesbrough. UK

"Thanks very much for the poem. It made us cry with laughter. You took the information
 we gave you and used it to great effect. The result being a verse that will make our wedding guests laugh,
while getting the message across that we want our guests' presence and not their presents."
Alison & Paul . Harlow . Essex . UK

“The verse you composed, one each for my mum and dad, were wonderful and 
     brought a tear when you read them to me - in addition to the words themselves,      
     the presentation of them was absolutely beautiful and the overall service you provide 
     is so warm and friendly that it can only be described as second to none!      
     Thanks for everything and for helping make my wedding day so special.”
Jo Armstrong . Middlesbrough . UK
 "Jan, your service was professional, timely and courteous. The Ode was brilliant
and a great idea if you're sick of buying socks or jumpers!"
Kerry Lynch . Wantage . Oxfordshire . UK
 “We were absolutely delighted when Jan composed a verse about our wedding web site.
We would have no hesitation in recommending her talent for all events and celebrations. 
Her odes are a unique and individual present. All who have read the ode on our site
have commented how fantastic it is.”
Claire and Jamie . WeddingServices4U.co.uk

Considering I did not know the groom very well (don't ask), my best man's speech was promising
to be a proverbial nightmare, that is until I came across New Bold Odes. The guests were in amazement
as I told the story of the groom in rhyme, taking them jauntily through his life story, with a few little diversions on the way!
Jan made a difficult and stressful day a joy, with her cheeky humour and perfect analysis of what I required. 
For anybody dreading an awkward or unusual speech or announcement, just call Jan and she will 
ease the pressure and release your time. I hope to use her again.”
Gordon Doodson . Company Director . Fifth Element Event Design . London . UK

"I was searching the web for some inspiration for my first anniversary and came across 
Newbold Odes. The problem - it was 17.30 on a Thursday, my anniversary on 
the Tuesday and I was going away until the following Friday. Urgently, I sent off an email 
and a very swift reply was returned. Jan was happy to oblige. She then phoned me 
to ask for more information. It was clear at that point, she understood precisely what I wanted.
The finished ode was recited over the phone to me. It was truly wonderful, exactly capturing 
the cheeky, romantic style I wanted. When receiving the card, it was beautifully presented
...the card, typeface- everything was perfect and best of all, thanks to Jan's extraordinary efforts, 
it was on time. My wife loved it. We're going to frame it to keep as a reminder of the day.
The site is now bookmarked and we will definitely be using her again." 
Luke Bell . Wantage . Oxfordshire . UK

"I would like to give a resounding round of applause from here across the pond
as you will miss the one that follows the poem you wrote for my beau's 40th birthday party.
Celebrating this momentous occasion with a 'Burns Supper' at a castle in Scotland 
with 40 guests, the verse needed to reflect this. I was so happy to have discovered 
your website as you composed such an extraordinary 40 line verse. Now each one of us
 can have a personal bit to recite. Thank you again for your poetic brilliance, your humour and wit.
Debbi Rizzo . Manhattan Beach . California . USA

"Thank you for the brilliant Valentine's day verse you did for me. I'm very happy with it
and I'm sure my fiancé will be too. It's very personal and a really romantic and unusual way
to express yourself; so much better than a cuddly teddy with 'I love you', on it. 
I will definitely recommend your site to others as it's such a unique touch and so very imaginative.
Thank you, Jan, it was excellent and money well-spent!"
Nicola Johnson . Welwyn Garden City . UK

"I discovered New Bold Odes whilst surfing some wedding web sites. 
I saw the link to Jan's site and was intrigued. I liked the idea of sending my wife-to-be
a romantic poem, especially since I am no good at writing poetry. Jan's response 
and enthusiasm was amazing. She e-mailed and phoned me for extra information 
about the both of us. Jan made me feel special and came across as though 
this poem was very important to her. The final poem was superb, containing references
 to all the important information I had given. I presented the poem to my wife 
at the wedding reception. It made her cry. She went round showing it to everybody. 
To say that Jan did a good job on my poem would be an understatement."
Neal Smith . Hounslow . Middlesex . UK

"I found Jan's site quite by accident while looking on the Internet one day and thought what a
wonderful original idea her odes were. I ordered one for the love of my life, for Valentine's Day
and was very impressed with the quick and personal service that I received. The ode she composed
was quite amazing and he was suitably touched and impressed. It is a unique and priceless keepsake,
which summarises our life together so far. With a forthcoming wedding and a baby on the way,
I know we will be calling on Jan's talents again in the very near future."
Katherine Fraser . Newport . South Wales. UK 

"Jan offers a very personal service, tailor-made to the individual. I was looking for a special gift for my
husband-to-be and Jan came to my rescue. I found her to be very quick and efficient, incorporating 
what I wanted with her creative flair to produce a card, beautiful in design and thought."
Kelly Thompson . Bushmills . Co. Antrim . N. Ireland . UK 

"You have created a verse to perfectly capture what I wanted to say to my new husband
 on our wedding day. The tone was an excellent mix of humour and sentiment that I wished I 
had the skill to convey. I would be very confident in using your services again."
Diane Rand . Hemel Hempstead . UK

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