Having a quick look at some of the designs on E Bay makes me wonder where bride's taste has gone to. Most of the designs are so boring and predictable, it's no wonder that they are doing themselves out of business and just giving the likes of Hobbycraft more revenue. It looks like loads of bored housewives have decided they need a little hobby to bring them some pocket money.There is no design sense involved with very little skill being applied. All you are doing is just copying everybody else.
How can i comment? Well I am a graphic designer and a part of my company is wedding stationery. I am not going to publicise myself but am just trying to rationally understand how dire the market has gone of late. There are no original designs anymore with most of them just trying to undercut on price. All this is doing is stagnating and flooding the market with rubbish. I have seen so many bad designs at wedding fairs recently that for us at least it means a lot more work as we have put our prices up and now deal with a more discerning client who wants quality not quantity.