Choosing your wedding stationery - ideas & tips!

Good morning! It's mid August and it's very, very grey in Nottingham. To brighten up my day (and hopefully yours too) I have decided to write a blog post about ideas and tips for choosing your wedding stationery.

So, you've got engaged, booked your wedding venue, you've got your suppliers lined up and now you want to organise your save the dates or invites. Decisions, decisions, decisions..

First of all you've got to decide what style you want to go for. Is it clean, colourful, botanical, foiled, letterpress, folded? Your options are endless! Saving a Pinterest board is probably the best way to begin your search. So I don't out haven't already start by saving all the styles you love to a stationery board. You can even save from the majority of websites now so if you have a favourite stationer go to their website and pin away (a feature I love) it's so much easier to go back to where you've found it if you do it this way too.

Then you need to decide if you want to have bespoke or a house collection. Most designers will give you the option of both, but obviously bespoke comes with a bigger price tag (and quite rightly so). If you want something completely and utterly unique to you bespoke is the option to go for. My bespoke option starts at £300 and you get a complete invitation suite designed plus all of your on the day stationery too (plus printing costs). 

Your other option is to go for a 'house collection'. I know that the majority of designers will have house collections that can be edited and customised for you. Most have a variation of designs to choose from that will sit in different style weddings. For each collection the whole suite from save the dates, invitations and on the day stationery is available so you can have everything flowing throughout.

If you're still unsure I would say order some samples so you can compare them, look at card qualities etc. this will help you make a decision. If you've got any queries drop the designer an email - they will be happy to help. I'd much rather my clients ask me questions so they get exactly what they want in the end. Wedding stationery is important, I have said it before and I'll say it again. It sets a tone for your wedding, invitations get people excited and they start to get a feel for what your day is going to be about. Do your research and you'll get some gorgeous paper goods!

Here are some inspiration pics for you...

Garden Rose Invitation SuitePhotographer - Heather Jackson Photography

Colourful botanical floral stationery suitePhotographer - Pear & Bear Photography

Fine Art Wedding Stationery CollectionPhotographer - Rosie Kelly Photography 

Brush strokes - Celestial Invitation SuitePhotographer - Magda K Photography

Botanical Wedding stationeryPhotographer - Magda K Photography

Marble wedding stationery

Lavender wedding stationery suitePhotographer - Rosie Kelly Photography