Some important things to keep in mind when planning your special day
By thoughtfully designing your wedding stationary, you can give your guests a glimpse into what to expect on your special day, so you want to set the tone by incorporating the themes you’ve chosen for your wedding into your stationary. Will your wedding be glitz and glamour, or are you going for more rustic or floral themes? Whatever you’ve chosen, well-designed stationary will reflect the motif of your wedding and make your guests feel like they are already part of something special. While it may not seem like it, there are various things that you’ll need to consider when designing and printing your wedding stationary, and we’ve discussed some of the more significant ones below.
Including important details
Before you send out your save the date cards, you’ll need to have some basic information, such as the date and location of your wedding (this is particularly important if you’re planning a destination wedding!).
Your wedding invitation will outline the more specific details, including the time, RSVP date and location of both the ceremony and reception. You can also include a map or directions for guests if necessary.
Wedding invitations usually come with multiple inserts, for example, an RSVP card and self-stamped envelope. You should also provide a space for guests to outline any dietary or wheelchair access requirements, to avoid your guests encountering any issues on the day.
Design, material & finishes
It’s best to have a colour scheme in mind before you start designing and printing any of your stationary, so that you can ensure consistency between pieces. For example, if you plan to have fuschia and black flowers and decorations at the reception, you can incorporate these colours into your invitations, your menus and even your napkins. Even if you have a design in mind, you might want to work with a graphic designer who has experience in creating wedding stationary. Their expertise will allow them to provide you with options that you otherwise may not have envisioned. For example, they can design and create a personalised logo for you and your spouse-to-be, which you can then use as a wax seal on your envelopes.
The days of paper only invitations are over – now there are so many more materials available if you want something a little different. With options of Raised Gold, Raised Silver and Raised Rose gold inks available as well as letterpress and white ink on coloured card options you can really create anything you envisage.
Your stationary timeline
Keep in mind that some of your event stationary needs to be printed well in advance of the wedding. Guests should receive invitations no later than 8 weeks prior to the wedding to allow them time to RSVP before you need to finalise numbers with the caterer.
Depending on the materials and finishes you’ve chosen, some pieces of stationary may take longer to print and put together than others. For example, your menus might be straightforward, but your place cards may need to be affixed to your wedding favour, so you might need to print these further in advance.
Here we’ve outlined only some of the things that you will consider when planning your dream wedding. There are many ways to customise your wedding stationary and add something more unique to your wedding day, such as a custom guest book or personalised ceremony booklet. Whether you’re after something specific or want some suggestions, you can contact our team to meet with our design and print specialists who are determined to make your special day as memorable as possible.