Starting our wedding stationery first actually helped me set the theme, colour palette and styling for our day. True Story.
Doing the Save the Dates really made me think about picking out some colours, fonts and hand touches like rubber stamping to use through all our stationery. We wanted the rustic, relaxed feel of our day conveyed to the guests from the start.
We had the save the dates as hand illustrations of ourselves, by a great illustrator friend of ours Keith Watts, http://visualdiaryofkeithwatts.tumblr.com
They were completely personal and made a big impression. The bunting dropped onto the card behind us even featured as the wedding bunting colours!
I hand picked a font at http://www.dafont.com
This is such a great website to download original, themed fonts from and some are free.
Our invites we’re also illustrations, of the wedding shoes we were going to wear. With the text ‘Established pair since 2004’ An idea I thought of to tie in more about us. The back said ‘Two less fish in the sea’ so this was carried through to the Thankyou’s we sent.
We went for postcards for the STD’s and also for the Thankyou Cards as it saved on buying envelopes! Every Little Helps! The invites were printed on loose card sheets and tied together to make a little tied parcel for guests to untie.
There were luggage tags with Dymo tapes for place names and for RSVP tags where we asked each guest to send back with a song request. Its key to tie in the ideas again through to the wedding table and seating plans and can save on costs too if you are buying stationery in bigger numbers.
All the stationery was ordered through Vista Print http://www.vistaprint.co.uk/ Its always been reliable and great value company for me.
If you find the whole idea of Hand-made stationery all too much then take a look at some beautiful stationery companies I’m a big fan of –
Lucy Says I do – http://lucysaysido.com/stationery/
Russet and Grey – http://www.russetandgray.co.uk
Knots and Kisses – http://knotsandkisses.co.uk/weddingsstationery.html
Vickilicious Designs – http://www.vickiliciousdesigns.co.uk
The more you think outside the box with your stationery the more your family and friends will be excited about the day from the word go! I even saw on http://www.notonthehighstreet.com a wedding invite printed on a balloon to blow up!
Hope this has left you buzzing about stationery,
The Little Lending Co. x