No idea where to start when it comes to ordering your wedding stationery? We caught up with Borrowed and Blue Design to get their top stationery tips in a guest blog post…
Hello, we are Borrowed and Blue Design and we specialise in creating beautiful wedding stationery and paper goods to set the tone for your big day. We offer customisable house collections and a fully bespoke design service. Our house collections take inspiration from current design trends, with a mix of contemporary and classic typography creating the perfect balance between modern and traditional. We’ve even recently started to branch out with fun gifts to add that little extra bit of excitement in the lead up to the big day.
Wedding stationery can be confusing for brides, so we’ve put together answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to help take the stress out of it!
How do I choose?
Before ordering wedding stationery we always recommend buying a sample pack so you can see the craft and detail in the design before making your final purchase.
Remember you can always ask the designer if you see a collection you love but it’s not in your wedding colour theme, as 95% of the time the designs can be customised to suit you.
If you struggle to find the right design for your wedding then maybe a bespoke design is the right choice for you. Our bespoke design service offers lovely couples the chance to design something unique and personal to them. Starting with a blank canvas I work closely with each couple to create something to suit their taste and style, whilst helping to make their wedding stationery unforgettable.
How much time should I leave?
One thing we always get asked is, ‘how soon should I let my guests know to save the date?’. We recommend sending out save the dates any time between 8-12 months after securing your date. Also it would be wise to leave more time for weddings abroad, allowing people time to arrange travel.
For invitations it is always recommended to send them out about 10-12 weeks prior to the wedding. This will give guests the chance to RSVP you, and arrange to stay if the wedding is out of town.
With this in mind you want to be ordering stationery anywhere between 4-6 weeks before you intend to send them out, but check with your designer to see what their turnaround times are.
What do I need on the day?
Your wedding theme doesn’t end with your invitations! Most stationery designers can provide on the day stationery, such as order of service, seating plans, table numbers and place cards to name a few. This is a great way to carry across your stationery theme in to the rest of your big day.
Never underestimate what your special day is about and don’t get too consumed or stressed over everything. So much preparation and planning goes into a wedding day and it’s easy to get lost and forget what the day is really all about! As a designer I find that having a deadline for stages is a great way to organise and plan, and also manage your expectations.