Styling your wedding stationery with Berkshire business Reeba Rose
27 Jan 2020
The experts at Reeba Rose share the personalisation secrets behind their wedding stationery designs
Have you spent hours upon hours scrolling the internet and still haven’t found the perfect wedding stationery? With the help of Reeba Rose, why not style your own?
Reeba Rose is a small Berkshire-based design studio that specialises in luxury wedding, event and business stationery with a personal touch. Combining modern design styles with traditional print methods, its aim is to provide brides with the ability to create their own customised stationery at affordable prices, from a selection of thoughtfully designed invitation styles.
Every wedding is a limited edition, so why shouldn’t your stationery be too? With all products created entirely in-house and by hand, the Reeba Rose team pride themselves on working closely with their clients to tailor their chosen designs to perfection.
Personalised stationery design
With your stationery posing the first glimpse of your wedding, those first impressions count. Whether your wedding day style is elegantly classic or stylishly modern, you will want your invitations to set the scene, from the moment they arrive through the letterbox.
The font you choose can have a massive impact the overall aesthetic of the design. The most popular styles are calligraphy and capitalised fonts, but customising your design allows you the freedom to play with how your font is styled.
Reeba Rose works closely with customers to understand their individual style and needs and therefore choose or source fonts that will perfectly complement this. Wedding stationery comes in a whole range of shapes, sizes and layouts and, paired with a font style, can instantly signify your wedding day style.
Paper and card
Sometimes simplicity is the key to beauty and something as small as a beautiful card colour or texture can create a big impression for your special day. Reeba Rose works closely with its customers to choose card colours and textures to ensure that all stationery perfectly complements each wedding style or colour palette.
With the availability to source a wide variety of card stocks, ranging from recycled cotton rag to stylish frosted vellum, this simple customisation can create a big impact when styling the perfect invitations.
Hot foil stamping and blind debossing
A traditional print method of combining heat and pressure to create a foil impression on to card stock and fabric materials. With the impression leaving a slight deboss to the text or illustration, foiling is a simply beautiful finish that is sure to make a statement.
Traditionally, hot foil printing uses metallic foil colours: gold, silver, copper or rose gold being the most popular. However, it can also be created using solid colours in gloss, matte, pearlescent or holographic finishes.
Secondary to foil stamping, blind debossing uses the same method but without the use of a foil, a design or text detail is deep impressioned into the card stock, creating a minimalistic and beautifully tactile finish. Perfect when used with thicker card stocks, it is an impactful addition to any wedding stationery design.
Illustrations and wedding monograms
Your wedding is all about your personal style and taste so why not celebrate that with a custom illustration that reflects you? Whether this is through a wedding monogram or motif, an illustration with a personal meaning or through a custom design of the venue that is hosting your special day, not only does a bespoke illustration provide a personal touch to your stationery design but also offers a keepsake to remember your wedding day by.
Often created at the save the date or invitation stage of wedding planning and seen as an 'identity' to your wedding day, many brides use their monogram or illustration as a significant feature design throughout their wedding planning and on their wedding day. From invitations all the way through to welcome boards, wedding table décor and post-wedding thank yous, there are various features which can display your illustration or monogram design.
The finishing touch
It's all about the finishing touches and the little details never go unnoticed. Beautifully presented stationery is sure to give the wow factor and this can be achieved in a number of ways.
From foiled envelopes to wax seal stamps and presentation pockets, each bride has their own ideas on how they imagine their stationery to reach the letterbox. Presentation sleeves and pocket-folds are a stylish and elegant way for your guests to receive your invitation, whilst keeping all elements neatly together.
With the presentation sleeve at the forefront of Reeba Rose's original wedding design ideas, it still proves a popular customisations for Reeba’s brides. Whether styled with a simplistic foiled monogram on the front, an elegant tassel or stylish eyelet and ribbon bow, it is sure to elevate any wedding design.
While envelopes are pivotal for your guests to receive the invitation to your big day, they can more often than not seem plain against the beauty of your stationery design. Wax seals and foiled envelopes create a beautiful finishing touch to any stationery design.
If you are looking for stationery with that extra special touch to your wedding for a day you'll never forget, Reeba Rose will be exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre from February 22-23. Alternatively, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit reebarose.com.