There are many options open to you when choosing how your Wedding stationery will look and feel and it is important to take some time to get both just right.
From the invites to the menu’s, from the place cards to the thank-you cards, your stationery should be co-ordinated and classy and in an instant sum up what your Wedding means to you.
In many cases, unless you are opting to send out ‘save the date’ cards, the invite will be the primary interface between you and your guests and it will set the tone, and layout the style and theme for your Big Day.
It is crucial that your stationery doesn’t lead your guests down the garden path – unless you are getting married at the end of your garden of course. Invites, be they Wedding or evening, should not only tell your guests the key pieces of information that they need to know, but they should also help indicate the style, colour scheme and theme (if applicable) of the Wedding. An elegant, classically-styled card worded ‘Mr and Mrs Joseph Lamont request the pleasure of the company of….’ will be received a lot different to a ‘message in a bottle' invite with a scroll that begins ‘Ye are invited to…’ for example.
The look and feel of your invites should be replicated in all other aspects of your Wedding Stationery so try to come up with a style that can easily be incorporated into all aspects. One point to remember however, is that the stationery need not all be identical. Unique and quirky ‘essential’ stationery items (invites, thank-you cards and place holders - check out The Essentials article for advice on these items) are all perfectly acceptable as long as they retain the overall look and feel that you would like to get across. For other forms of stationery (covered in The Nice to Have's and Extravagant Extras articles) we would suggest something a little more traditional and co-ordinated, although it is entirely down to you.