Your Perfect Wedding Starts with the Perfect Wedding Stationery
So many details go into planning a wedding and choosing save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, and other wedding stationery is one of the first challenges most couples face.
Your wedding invitations give your guests a first glimpse of what to expect from your wedding.
Will it be an elegant, formal affair, or a laid-back, casual gathering? Will costumes be involved? What wedding themes should you consider?
The style, colors, font, and content of your wedding invitations can answer all of these questions and more.
And while it’s easy to forget about choosing invitations, save-the-dates, and other wedding requirements with so many items on your wedding to-do list, you should prioritize it as one of the first chores to take care of.
You need to choose your wedding stationery before you can send out save-the-dates and invitations, and you need to do that before you can start looking at venues and caterers.
Wedding stationery tips
Are you contemplating on how to choose your perfect wedding stationery?
Following are given some essential tips when choosing your wedding requisites.
These wedding stationery ideas can help you choose the perfect stationery for all your save-the-dates, invitations, inserts, menus, thank you notes, and whatever else you need to pull your wedding off without a hitch.
Get a head start
Conventional advice about when to send your wedding save-the-dates and invitations is that you should send save-the-dates eight to ten months in advance of the wedding and invitations three months in advance of the wedding.
So, start looking for marriage stationery as soon as you have your guest list ready. Consider your overall budget when shopping for stationery – you can spend as little as 50 cents per invitation, or as much as $50!
Make sure to order some extra invitations – you’ll want at least a couple of dozen for family keepsakes.
Nail down your wedding style
What kind of wedding are you going to have?
Your invites and other stationery should match the style and theme of your wedding.
You wouldn’t send a beach-themed invite for an in-town church wedding, and you shouldn’t send a formal, traditional wedding invite for a casual, dress-down affair.
Get an idea of the kind of wedding you want to have, and then browse invitation and stationery designs so you can give your stationer an idea of what you like.
Use your wedding colors
Traditional, formal wedding invitations use cream-colored or white card stock and gold metallic or black font, but you should feel free to incorporate your wedding colors and themes into your stationery.
You can take advantage of contemporary stationery trends, like full-color stationery, watercolors, botanical and anatomical drawings, or marbled paper in order to incorporate your wedding colors.
Use design elements like illustrations or borders to tie in your colors and theme. Add colorful envelope liners to personalize a formal invitation, or use a colorful font – just make sure to keep it readable.
Make sure the font is legible
Ornate, baroque fonts are classic for formal wedding stationery, but couples these days are choosing minimalist sans serif fonts and vintage typefaces, too.
Many couples mix fonts, pairing minimalist sans serif fonts with whimsical or retro typefaces. Pairing fonts can add visual interest to your marriage stationery.
However, take special care to choose legible fonts for your stationery. Avoid anything too ornate, and choose a high-contrast color for your font – light font colors are best on dark stationery, and vice versa.
Your stationery can help you choose the best font colors for your card stock choice,but in general, the greater the contrast, the better.
Choose the best material
Traditionally, a wedding invitation is printed on, well, wedding stationery paper. Most save-the-dates, invites, RSVP cards, and other stationery is printed on card stock, but unconventional materials are popular among trendy couples.
You can have your beach wedding invites printed on palm leaves, or your country-chic wedding invites printed onto linen and rolled into scrolls. Other non-traditional materials include wood, linen, acrylic, leather or suede, vellum, and slate.
Wedding stationery printed on unconventional materials is more than stationery – it’s a work of art, and can serve as a lasting keepsake of your wedding for guests and family.
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Wedding stationery serves to tie every element of your wedding together.
From save-the-dates and invitations, to RSVP cards, menus, thank you notes, and more, the design, colors, and themes of your marriage stationery provide a consistent thread that winds through your wedding from the first steps of the planning stage to the honeymoon and beyond.
Choose the right wedding stationery for your wedding, and watch it all come together perfectly.
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