Wedding stationery is big business. But if you’ve come back to work wearing an engagement ring, then you probably have a hundred and one things on your mind (apart from work) and that includes not over spending on the things you might throw away like wedding stationery. Whether you’re the bride or the groom, you want a joyous event, celebrating your love and happiness. We’ve put together some stationery ideas to make yours a distinctive wedding.
Think of all those little items that add a delightful, personal touch to the entire day.
Start with place cards: if you’re going for a seaside wedding, for example, team paper tags with something nautical, or draw tiny palm trees, fish or anchors, on each label, to create an individual flourish for each place setting. You could also use stickers in your colour theme to add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral tones colour palette. Or take inspiration from Aunt Peaches and dip dye your labels for an on-trend ombre look.
To write on your chic homemade paper labels, why not consider the retro style of a gel pen. You can use these colourful gel pens to write your invitations, seating name cards and thank you notes. And our tips for those struggling to write on a gloss invitations, use a china marker. It writes on most surfaces, especially the smooth and shiny variety.
Give your wedding invitations extra glamour with a tracing paper overlay (you could also sprinkle it with glitter for a touch of fairy dust). This works well with invitations printed on coloured paper or card. Remember to measure your invitation first and add a margin of tracing paper for the flap to glue it to the back of the card. Pastel toned coloured paper is very on-trend this year.
And lastly, the ultimate wedding planning essential is a good notepad. Whether it’s for writing your guest lists, personal vows or planning your dream honeymoon. It’s also great for writing down phone numbers of caterers and the dates of all your pre-wedding activities like hen and stag parties. Plus keeping the notepad that’s now filled with your personal memories of planning your wedding will be a nice keepsake to look back on in years to come.