Wedding stationery guide for brides to be
With so many exciting things to plan and look forward to, selecting the perfect stationery for your special day can feel a little daunting. But don’t worry, I’m here to help. I’ve put together some helpful tips that will guide you through the process of choosing your wedding invitations, making it a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
It’s important to think about the style of your wedding. Your invitations are the introduction to your special day and will set the tone for your guests. Consider your venue choice and try to tie in your style to suit the venue and the season.
So, the first question I always ask my clients is “What style of wedding are you having?” This is the basis of your wedding that all areas will link to when planning and styling your day. Styles to consider are rustic, modern, boho, classic, elegant, romantic, fun, and relaxed.
Wedding colours tend to be seasonal and a great starting point when it comes to choosing your colours. You may take inspiration from seasonal flowers or the destination/venue. These colours can be incorporated into your wedding stationery, from coloured envelopes to wax seals and more.
Whether you want your wedding to be classic and elegant or fun and relaxed, the tone of voice you choose for your invitations will play a big part in creating the overall atmosphere. It’s important to reflect you as a couple through your tone of voice.
Of course, budget is always a consideration when it comes to wedding planning. When it comes to stationery, pricing is determined by the paper quality and print process that you desire. I always recommend setting a budget that is reasonable for what you desire, to avoid disappointment. There are plenty of printing options available that will sit within your budget and will look beautiful.
I specialise in various printing processes such as luxury hot foiling, embossing, debossing, letterpress, thermography, lithographic printing, and digital printing, all proudly produced here in the UK. Once your budget is established, you can then decide which printing process to apply to your invitations.
Choosing your paper is one of my favourite parts of the design process, and one that is a first for many of my clients. Being a paper enthusiast, I have selected a few paper ranges that I love using. The style of your wedding often determines the paper choices. For example, if you’re having a rustic wedding, I might recommend a textured card such as Tintiretto Gesso by Fedrigoni or Wild. If you’re having a classic wedding, I would be inclined to recommend uncoated paper like one of my favourites, Colorplan papers. For a romantic wedding, a pearlescent card could nicely set the tone, and for a modern wedding, you could experiment with translucent paper mixed with an embossed Colorplan.
I hope this guide helps you make the right decisions for your wedding invitations, and that you enjoy every step of the bespoke process. As a wedding stationer, it’s my pleasure to help you bring your vision to life!