ByChenai's Guide to the Aisle : 5 Wedding Stationary considerations to make
When it comes to planning your wedding , people often concentrate first on the big stuff (rightfully so) , venue, dress, suits however at some point you will need to send out invitations and if you are the kind of couple that wants to see your personal brand stamped across your wedding celebrations then stationary and paper goods are one way to do so. Even if you only see them as functional , you still need to take the following into consideration and fortunately for you I know a great stationer, Dimitria Jordan, who has helped pull these together .
1. Postage – ensure you factor postage in to your overall wedding stationery costs. Extra finishes such as wax seals may also mean you are in a higher postage band, so keep this in mind.
2. Details – wax seals, ribbons, envelope liners, printed addresses envelopes, guest names printed on each invitation…there are lots of details to consider that can elevate the overall look of your wedding stationery.
3. Go with your own style – don’t be swayed by family or friends. Choose a style that reflect you both as a couple and how you want your wedding to look. When deciding on your wedding stationery style, think about your venue and how you envisage it looking on the day.
4. Timings Start your wedding stationery 2 months before the date you want to send them out to guests. (3 months if you are thinking of a bespoke design). This will allow you to enjoy the process and not rush through it with stress.
5. On-the-day stationery. As soon as you have your menu and guest numbers finalised, make a start on your on-the-day stationery. Items such as place cards, menus, table numbers, venue signage can all be started to ensure there are no last-minute stresses before you big day.