10 ways to personalise your wedding stationery
07 Apr 2016
Make a statement with your wedding stationery with these 10 personalisation ideas from Wagtail Designs
There’s so much to plan and everyone’s really excited to be a part of your big day; so your wedding stationery starts to set the tone for your day. It’s a great chance to completely personalise them and be as creative as you like. With so much choice in personalised wedding stationery, experts Wagtail Designs give you 10 ways to inject your personality and send something your guests won’t want to miss.
If you’ve picked a theme for your wedding, then you may want to capture this in all your stationery. From a vintage cinema ticket to a colour theme, this is one area where you can have some creative fun.
You’ve picked the most stunning venue so let your guests know what to expect by having a hand-drawn illustration for your Save the Date and invitations. Illustrator Kate Todd at Wagtail Designs has created some stunning images for stately homes, cathedrals and more intimate venues to capture the mood of the day.
With many pitfalls to avoid and some etiquette to navigate, think carefully about the wording of your stationery and proof read like your life depended on it. If you have some poetry skills, then now might be your chance to shine.
Using a professional designer can open up a whole new world of fonts and calligraphy to create something unique for you. There is a trend towards over-sized handwritten styles, but you can research other typography options on the likes of Pinterest and share those you love with your stationery designer so they can learn what you like.
Quality card can really make your invitation stand out and help keep place cards in their place. Ask for samples of the card so you can see for yourself and check the colour is right too.
Black and white invitations do stand out, but don’t be afraid to use colour too, especially if there is a certain special hue you want to use throughout your wedding. This can either be incorporated into a border, font or bespoke design.
Add that touch of class with foiling print effect. So simple, yet very effective.
7) Mix it up
With so much choice, consider two different designs: one for those who would prefer a more traditional card such as your relatives; and then your friends, who might appreciate something a little more 'you'. By splitting your quantities this way you have the best of both worlds.
8) Everything under one roof
By keeping to your theme you can have so much more choice about what you create - from your Save the Date, invitations, gift list cards, RSVPs, menus, order of service and table plans... the list goes on. All these little touches can be personalised to tell the story of your day.
For those receiving your invite, this is the most special part and they know from the envelope what awaits them inside, but why not hint a little more with personalised stamps from the Royal Mail.
10) Thank yous
You might not be able to even think about these yet, but it’s worth making them unique to show your appreciation to your guests for their generosity. These make beautiful keepsakes to treasure and also complete your memorable wedding stationery set.