When it comes to your wedding theme, your stationery should say it all. Your invitations are the first indication that your guests receive as to the style of your day so before selecting your stationery you need to consider the impression that you want to create. 

There are many stationery items for you to choose from, including save the date cards, invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, menu cards, place cards, favour tags, order of service booklets, information sheets, and so on, and they should all consistently reflect your wedding day theme, style and colours.

The wording you choose is also important, as it too will send a signal as to the formality or otherwise of your wedding day. For example, if you have opted for formal, then an elegant, traditional stationery design is appropriate.

Ideally, you should have your stationery professionally printed. This can be done either by letterpress (a type setting process), thermography (heat generated print), digital (computer generated on either a laser or inkjet printer), or, if yours is a very formal event, by embossing or engraving. Discuss these processes with your printer and also ask for their expert advice on the type of font you should use. 

Alternatively, for a more relaxed day, or for a theme that’s pure romance, you may want to consider the DIY approach and make your own wedding stationery. And here the possibilities are truly limitless! Visit a specialty paper store and you will discover a vast array of papers in every imaginable shade and texture, plus all the trims and special extras that you will need to turn your stationery into personalised, themed keepsakes of your wedding celebration.

However, DIY stationery can be time consuming, so enlisting the help of artistic family members and friends is a plus. Or you may want to call on your mum, mother in law-to-be, and your bridesmaids for a day of creativity. And if someone you know is a keen calligrapher, their creative input would also be invaluable.

Below are some great ideas for your wedding stationery…

A vintage design is perfect for a vintage wedding theme. 
Stationery by London Calling Prints

Set the formal tone with a letterpress save the date. 
Stationery by Bespoke Letterpress

Mixing a script with a serif font hits the right note.
Stationery by Bespoke Letterpress

A pretty heart vector adds a romantic touch.
Image by mink studio

Super-cute motifs are fun!
Image by mink studio

Carry your stationery theme right through to your reception.
Image by Simon Bills

For the DIY bride!

A personalised ribbon makes the perfect finishing touch.
Image by mink studio

Match the pattern on your invites on your envelopes.
Stationery by Bespoke Letterpress

Calligraphy is a timeless style that will never date.
Stationery by Peppermint Press

Adding twine is a lovely finishing touch for a handmade wedding theme.

A lovely hand painted sign is perfect for a garden wedding.
Image by Simon Bills

Create a monogram for a personal touch for all your stationery.
Stationery by Alannah Rose

A bright chevron pattern is great for a spring/summer theme.
Stationery by Alannah Rose

A cute, preppy design is perfect for the modern couple.
Stationery by Peppermint Press

Make a bold statement with a typographical design.
Printed by The Artisan Press, Designed by Will Main

Words by Amanda McWhinnie.
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