Crafting the Perfect Wedding Stationary: Tips, Trends and Timeless Elegance

    Planning your dream wedding? Let us help you create beautiful, memorable stationary that helps you set the tone for your special day by offering a glimpse into your wedding theme. From save the dates to your wedding signage, we have creative ideas to ensure your wedding stationary perfectly captures the spirit of your day and you as a couple. Here is a guide to help you navigate the world of wedding stationary!

    1. Save-the-Dates

    Save the dates are an early announcement to ensure your guests keep your special date free. They help build that all important anticipation for your day and get your guests excited. 



    • Timing: Send these 6-12 months before your wedding date.
    • Information: Include the date, venue and add a note suggesting that a formal invitation will follow.
    • Design: These can be kept simple and include a personal touch by including a photo of the happy couple or incorporating colours and fonts from your wedding theme.


    2. Wedding Invitations

    Wedding invitations are not only designed to give your guests specific details of the day but can help to set the tone and style for your celebration. They can be used to give your guests a glimpse of what to expect on the day!

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    • Timing: These should be sent out at least 6-8 weeks before the event.
    • Information: Include names, date, time and venue. Additionally, information about how to RSVP and how to inform you of any dietary requirements should also be visible as this will allow you to keep on top of your numbers. Finally, consider including additional information such as accommodation, dress code and transportation options.
    • Design: Reflect your weddings theme and colour on the invites and consider what paper you are printing these on. Your invites can be used for a great flat lay photo opportunity on the day!

    3. Day of Stationery and Signage

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    Day of wedding stationary includes all the printed materials your guests will see on the day, which can really help personalise your wedding to truly represent you as a couple! 

    • Welcome Signs: Often the first sign people see as they arrive at your wedding and a memorable photo opportunity, your welcome sign helps guide your guests to the right location and creates an immediate sense of style. A simple greeting could be included such as “Welcome to the Wedding of (insert couples name).”

    • Order of the day: This helps your guests know what to expect from the day, by outlining specific timings of events. You could include moments such as the ceremony, welcome drinks and canapes, the wedding breakfast, speeches, cutting of the cake, first dance and what time the wedding finishes.

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      Table plan: A table plan helps your guests know where to be seated and is crucial for the day if you are allocating specific seating for your guests. Tip: everyone will see this, so add a personal touch such as photographs or a quote or phrase to represent you as a couple.

    • Table Numbers: Help your guests find their table easily. These could be simple, or creatively designed to match your wedding décor.

    • Place Cards: Once your guests have found their table, they will be looking for their seat. These should be personalised with your guest’s name and can also serve as a keepsake.

    • Menus: Details the food and drink options available during the wedding breakfast, which can help your guest navigate their dining experience.
    • Decorative Quotes or Phrases: Can be used to enhance the aesthetic of your venue, adding a cohesive and personal touch to your day. Tip: some couples have created a QR code that your guests can use to scan and share their photos from the day for everyone to view!


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    4. Thank You Cards

    A thank you card can be used to reminisce on your wonderful day and show your guests your appreciation and gratitude for their presence, gift and support.

    • Timing: Send these within 3 months after the event.
    • Design: Consider using a photo from the day, or hand signing for a personal touch.

    Tips for choosing Wedding Stationary:

    • Set a budget: Wedding Stationary can be a significant expense, so plan accordingly and see where you can save!
    • Consider Postage: This can all add up. Tip: you could save money by creating an email invite/RSVP or wedding website.
    • Order Extra: Making sure you have a few extra copies can help account for mistakes or last-minute changes. It also ensures you have a few to keep.
    • Consider DIY: This is cost-effecting and can be fun if you are a creative couple but can be time-consuming. Have a think about ways your family and friends could get involved to help!

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    Final Thoughts

    Your wedding stationary is important as it is a keepsake and will remind both you and your guests of your special day for years to come. Whether you decide to include rustic charm, elegant calligraphy or modern minimalism, let your personality shine through your stationary – happy planning!