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, it is nice to have 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 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 proffessional touch! The first stage is choosing your wedding stationery, once you have done that, it is easy!
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! It is nice however, to a range of stationery, with a running theme interspersed throughout the wedding.
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, 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 calenders. Therefore when your wedding invitations arrive, they are more likely to respond with a yes! Your ‘Save the date’ can be as simple as a post card or can be as exciting as a fridge magnet, just keep in mind when your choosing, that it is the first impression of your wedding on the guests.
In these days of “make do and mend” it is inevitable that a few companies have launched ranges of DIY Wedding stationery kits that can be printed at home, although most couples planning to print their own wedding stationery design it themselves too. Although it may at first seem cheaper then the wedding stationery services, remember to factor in the considerable cost of ink cartridges and good quality paper or card. If you are making your own wedding stationery, it is still important to coordinate your wedding stationery, for example using a similar design in your ‘save the date’ cards and wedding invitations