You really want your wedding stationery to represent you as a couple and what your wedding day will hold, getting guests excited and giving them a first glimpse of your big day. There are a few things to think about when planning your stationery, here are a few of my top tips...
First off - defining your wedding style. You want your wedding stationery to set the tone of your day. I would recommend using Pinterest to mood-board the overall look and feel of your day, whether your theme is celestial, colourful, festival or retro. This gives you a great starting point for your wedding theme, and your invitations can perfectly set the tone for this. Sharing your ideas with your designer gives them an idea of what you like, and will give them a fab starting point to start designing your stationery. Head over to my Pinterest page to kick-start your inspiration and design process.
Secondly - throw tradition out of the window. No one needs to stick to formal invitations anymore. Let your imagination run wild and go with a design theme you love. If you want it bright and bold or want to send out a pop-up tipi with alpacas on, then absolutely go for it. More and more weddings are showing off couples personalities and creativity and your wedding stationery is the perfect starting point to do this. Your guests will love receiving something unique and memorable. I myself as a stationery designer always love dreaming up new designs that reflect couples individuality.
Thirdly - choosing your paper type. There is a world of fancy papers to choose from! I always offer couples a free paper sample pack so they can choose themselves - ranging from textured, pearlescent, kraft, vellum and many more. This allows you to choose the paper that best reflects your style, giving you peace of mind before committing to a full order. With all of my stationery printed professionally, I can always ensure you receive high quality stationery - after all it is one of the biggest days of your life so only the finest will do!
Fourth - on the day stationery. I always recommend couples think about all the stationery they need on the day. Including order of service, welcome sign, table plan, menus, table numbers, name cards or any other bespoke signage you may need. Think about quirky bar signs, photo-booth props or take a sweet treat - these really help guide your guests throughout the day and make the most of all of your extra special touches. Planning this with your stationery designer who can guide you on what stationery you may need, along with the appropriate wording will relieve any last minute stresses and gets you excited on the build up to your day.
Lastly - have fun with it! Don't let wedmin become a chore. Pencil in some time for you both to plan your stationery together. Designing is such a collaborative experience and it's great for you both to have your say in how you want your wedding theme to come across. So pop open the bubbly, put your feet up and get planning the best day of your lives.
Much love, Emma x