From fun save the dates to personalised thank you cards, Tree of Hearts share their 10 must-try wedding stationery ideas…
Stationery is a key part of your wedding. From creating a buzz in the build-up to wowing them on the day. It’s more than just bits of card – it’s vital communication with your guests. Here are 10 wedding stationery ideas to make your designs extra special and memorable…
Stick the date in their minds with magnets
We’re all so busy these days so make sure your guests have the date firmly in their minds and their diaries by sending save the date magnets. Make yours extra special by ordering a carrier card too – it not only keeps your magnet pristine in the post but also gives you space to handwrite a short personal message such as “We really hope you can make it”.
Be original with your wording
Long gone are the days when wedding invitation wording was governed by strict etiquette rules. Modern couples are choosing to ditch the traditional format and write something unique and personal to them.
Just make sure you remember to include all the important details that your guests will need.
Go fully coordinated
You want to make a statement with your invitations, but there’s also so much extra detail you need to include. So choosing an invitation set that includes matching rsvp cards and guest information cards makes perfect sense.
Boutique style invitations combine everything into a coordinated package held together with a personalised band.
Or choose a pocketfold style where everything is contained in a stylish wallet.
Match your colour scheme
Digital printing techniques are so good these days you can get a near perfect match with your chosen colour scheme. If you’ve chosen a particular shade for your bridesmaids then use the pantone colour chart to find the closest match and ask your stationer to use it for your invitations and cards.
Add a little extra to your invites
Not everyone has the time or skill to create their own DIY invitations. But you can still add a little extra touch to printed invites to make them truly individual. Try sticking on a diamanté crystal or pearl (you can buy flat-backed self-adhesive gems) or tie ribbon or rustic string around your card.
Give your envelopes some love
Make sure your guests are excited from the moment the envelope hits the doormat by decorating your envelopes too.
Envelope stickers to match your invitation are quick and easy
If you have a bit more time, consider lining your envelopes with a coordinating luxury paper – it really gives a touch of glamour to your invites. Check YouTube for instructions.
The right way to ask for money or honeymoon gifts
Traditionally it was considered poor manners to include a gift list (or even mention it) with the invitation. No wonder couples ended up with 4 toasters! Thankfully those days have gone and now it’s accepted that most couples prefer cash or vouchers rather than pots and pans.
But asking for money is tricky (at least in the UK – in many cultures it’s absolutely the norm) and many older guests may still find it uncomfortable. A poem card is one option – by adding a bit of humour it lightens the mood. But if cute verse isn’t your thing, then add a simple line or two in your invitation or guest information card explaining that you don’t expect a gift but if they wish to give something, cash or honeymoon vouchers will be much appreciated.
Have fun with social media
Want to find all your guests’ pictures of your day on social media? Create a hashtag and print it onto a beautiful sign asking your guests to use it when uploading their photos.
Carry your theme right through your reception
You want your reception tables to have the wow factor, so use matching stationery items to bring it all together. From Menu cards and Table Names through to place cards and even wine bottle labels.
Personalise your Thank You cards
Put some fun into your Thank You cards and make them personal to the recipient by including a photo of their gift. If they’ve contributed to your honeymoon include a snap of yourselves enjoying the experience. If you’ve purchased an item for your home from a cash gift then photograph it in use. Get creative and have some fun with a mini photo shoot around your home.
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