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. It is important to coordinate your wedding stationery, from your wedding invitations to your place cards, so it all has a running theme. Wedding stationery can be easily personalised whether using DIY wedding stationery or a wedding stationery service.
Wedding stationery should express your personality and reflect the theme of your wedding, as well as informing your guests. There are literally thousands of designs to choose from, so take time to form an idea of what you want, whether it is about colour (matching flowers, bridesmaid 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!
Whether you are hand making DIY wedding stationery or using a professional wedding stationery service, it is important to have all the wedding stationery that you need! It is not necessary to have every piece of wedding stationery available as the costs soon add up, but there are certain pieces you shouldn’t go without.
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If you are having a summer wedding, or a wedding abroad, your guests need to know well in advance in order to save up, book holidays etc. 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. That way, when your wedding invitations arrive, they are more likely to respond with a yes! Your ‘Save the date’ can be as simple as a postcard or can be as exciting as a fridge magnet – just keep in mind when you’re choosing that it is the first impression of your wedding on the guests.
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If you’re planning a DIY wedding, you may be considering creating your own wedding stationery, or buying from a DIY wedding stationery range. Although it may at first seem cheaper than the wedding stationery services, remember to factor in the considerable cost of ink cartridges and good quality paper or card!
More info on printing your own invitations