When it comes to organising almost every facet of your special day, couples are spoilt for choice. Selecting the perfect wedding stationery is no different.
When your wedding invitation is plucked out of your guests’ letter box and opened at the kitchen counter, this is their first glimpse of your special day. If they are greeted with a classic black and white card or one that features gold foil, this might suggest that you’re having a glamorous formal reception. On the flipside, if your guests uncover a floral invitation on kraft paper, they might be in store for a lovely rustic wedding in a vineyard estate.
Choosing the perfect wedding stationery can be tricky, but it should still be a fun and enjoyable experience. First things first, think about your theme. Are you having a summer or winter wedding? Will it take place in a garden or in a grand ballroom? Will it be a casual affair or a black tie event? Do you have a color scheme in mind? Think about your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, reception décor and so forth. For a spring wedding, you might opt for pretty pastels. For a winter wedding, you might choose bolder colours like navy or black. Your paper choice is also important – typically ivory, cream or white (although you could venture out to black, blush or kraft paper). You might also brighten your invites with envelope liners with fun patterns like chevron, stripes or polka dots.
Ideally, your stationery will compliment your chosen wedding style or theme. That said, your stationery doesn’t have to match your theme ‘to a T’ and it is perfectly okay to mix and match! You can do what you want, and half the fun is creating something unique for your special day! It is, for instance, totally fine to contrast an old school theme with new-wave vibes – after all, you could fall in love with a venue which is classically beautiful, but intend to keep the evening casual and deck out the venue with modern or minimalist décor.
If in doubt, or you haven’t decided on a particular wedding theme or style, we suggest keeping it simple. A design which is complex or OTT might clash with a theme that you decide on down the track. A simple and timeless design using neutral colors such as black, grey, gold or silver is always a safe bet.
If, once you start looking at invitations, you find yourself fancying a few different designs, try to identify what you love about each one – this will help you narrow it down and help us to create something bespoke for you which combines different elements of your favourite designs. We love working with couples to bring their ideas to life and create the perfect stationery for their day!
Ultimately, your wedding stationery sets the tone of your day, so it is important to spend some time finding visual inspiration and sharing your ideas with your designer to create the perfect paper. Most importantly, have fun with it and get your creative juices flowing!
1 December 2016