I met Kim Stewart recently at a wedding fair and was really impressed by her range of wedding stationery, which she makes all herself. Wanting to share some tips, I asked Kim about just what an impact quality stationery can make:
Your wedding stationery will set the tone for your big day. The invitations will give your guests that first impression and create the WOW factor. They can also give a flavour of your style as a couple.
Whilst heavy card embossed plain invitations still have their place, there’s so much more you can do with wedding stationery these days.
Whatever your budget go for the best you can afford. Here at Lilguy Designs we only use high quality materials for your wedding stationery. That doesn’t mean however that they cost the earth (although given an unlimited budget and free rein I could probably rise to the challenge!). I don’t believe in hiking prices just because it’s a wedding. Part of my ethos and advice is not to start your married life as far into debt as you can get just to have one spectacular day.
For example the All In One invitation shown above uses the same high quality card as the Charleston Glamour invitation which is a bespoke invitation but the prices are vastly different. This is because far more work goes into creating the bespoke invitation.
Items to consider for your Wedding Stationery Suite
- Save The Date Cards
- Day & Evening Invitations
- Orders of Service/Orders of the Day
- Placename Cards
- Table Number/Name Cards
- Table Plan
- Post Box For Cards
- Thank You Cards
You may not need all of these items. For example you don’t necessarily need to send Save the Date cards out. If you are inviting guests who will be travelling a fair distance and need time to organise then they’re a good idea. Or if you’re getting married abroad and want people to come. However, if you’re getting married in 6-9 months time and everyone’s local save your money and ditch the Save the Dates!
Helping you to save money on your wedding stationery is part of what I do. But please don’t tell my bank manager!
Creating a style or theme with wedding stationery
Your wedding stationery can really help to bring cohesion to your wedding day. It can also help you to style your venue in your chosen theme.
For example Heather & Will Chose white and Cadbury purple for their colour scheme. This was used in their Table Name Cards, Table Plan, Menu Cards and Place Name Cards, really helping to bring a pop of colour to the venue. The use of the weather forecast areas shows their interest in sailing.
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