Your wedding stationery is the guests' first glimpse of your style of wedding; modern or traditional, colourful or simple chic, handmade or printed - the choice is immense.
When you are choosing your wedding stationery it is important to coordinate it with all the other elements of your wedding day. Wedding stationery should express your personality and reflect the theme of your wedding, as well as informing your guests. There are literally thousands to choose from, so take time to form an idea of what you want, whether it is about colour (matching flowers, bridesmaid's dresses), motif (hearts, flowers, cupids, etc), invite shape (tall, square, conventional), presentation (embossed, arty, 3D, printed), or style (romantic, traditional, chic or thoroughly modern).
Don't forget to consider wedding calligraphy to give your wedding stationery that professional touch. As all wedding stationery needs to be personalised, make sure that you order it well in advance.
What wedding stationery will I need?
The first thing that you will send to your guests is a Save the Date card. These will need to be designed and ordered well in advance so that these can be sent out 9 to 12 months in advance. Following this, your invitations and envelopes will want to continue with the same theme. Finding luxury wedding invitations is very important, as many guests will keep these as a memento of the occasion. If you are sending out RSVP cards or acceptance cards then these will also need to be ordered in advance.
For the wedding day, you will need several stationery items printed that you will want to reflect the luxuriousness of your celebration. You will need the order of service, menus and place cards. Following the big day, you will also want to print personalised thank you cards for all of your guests who celebrated with you.
Save the Date cards
If you are having a summer wedding or a wedding abroad, your guests need to know plenty of time in advance in order to save up and book holiday. Send out your save the date cards a year before the wedding, to ensure your friends and family can secure your special date in their calendars. When your wedding invitations arrive, they are more likely to respond with a yes. Indeed it makes it very hard for guests to turn down your invitation, which isn’t always a good thing! Your 'Save the Date' can be as simple as a postcard or can be as innovative as a fridge magnet, just keep in mind when you are choosing, that it is the first impression of your wedding on the guests.
We have a handpicked selection of luxury wedding stationery suppliers who will create masterpieces that your guests will keep forever.
Mike Courtenay Wedding Calligraphy
Primary area : Essex
A unique Calligraphy Service for your Wedding lnvitations, Envelopes, Place Cards and Table Plans etc. The Service is based in Essex covering Hertfordshire, Suffolk, London and throughout the UK.
Deabill And Quince
Primary area : Oxfordshire
Deabill & Quince offer a quirky & unique luxury wedding stationery design service Nationwide.