There is a great deal of wedding stationery to consider for your wedding- much more than just your invitations, so let me guide you through all the elements to consider……
SAVE THE DATES AND INVITATIONS
Both are a perfect chance to set the scene for your guests, giving them a first glimpse of your wedding design. Then the ‘on the day Stationery’ can be an opportunity to become very innovative with table plans, escort cards and signage. Your stationery is almost like branding for your wedding. So, it should be kept consistent throughout. Is your wedding a black tie affair, a rustic country celebration or a relaxed beach ceremony? Once you have chosen your style, your stationary can reflect this.
SAVE THE DATES
Simply tell friends and family to mark the date in their diaries, but without giving any other information (unless its abroad, where that may be stated). They may be a postcard size card, luggage tag, fridge magnet etc
Wedding Invitations are to provide your guests with the finer details nearer the time. Such as date, times, venue details for ceremony/reception and RSVP details.
It is often best to keep the invite to this key information. You can then add an additional card or link to a website to inform guests of other information such as; Accommodation, gift lists and directions.
There are so many different styles of printing such as Letterpress, embossed, engraving, litho printing, foil blocking and digital. All giving a very different finish and presenting your wedding style to your guests. Then don’t forget to finish it all off with a luxury envelope and a personalised wax seal.
ON THE DAY STATIONERY
Then moving onto your ‘On The day Stationery’ which is a fairly comprehensive list….
ORDER OF SERVICES
OGuests love to follow the ceremony, so providing order of service booklets will allow them to do just that. The contents are normally bridal party details, songs or hymns, readings and celebrant/registrar/ vicar details. However, they are getting more elaborate these days with little anecdotes and biog’s of the bridal party and tributes to absent guests.
SEATING PLANS AND ESCORT CARDS
These are designed to inform your guests which table they are on. They open the door to a huge variety of design concepts. Once your guests have been guided to their seat, they will then have a name place on their setting. It is a lovely idea to incorporate that into their favour such as a luggage/name tag placed around a personalised bottle of perfume or gift box for ultimate luxury.
Additional stationery ideas are; Menus on the tables for your guests, Signage to gift and card tables, Guest Books, and Cocktail Menu’s.
Then finally after the big day, you will want to design Thank you cards in the same branding, but perhaps with a photograph from the day as a memory. This is a wonderful chance to thank your guests for their gifts and attendance and leave them with a lasting memory from the day.
As part of our Wedding Planning service, Daisy Alexandra Weddings will support, advise and arrange all your stationery needs.
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