We’re excited to feature this guest blog by Worcestershire-based wedding stationery creators Julie & Becca from Vintage Prints as they provide you an exclusive insight into the most popular wedding stationery out there at the moment…
Congratulations on booking your wedding date and venue! Now it’s time to focus on the next (exciting!) stage of wedding planning: choosing your wedding stationery.
From Save the Date cards and Wedding Invitations to On the Day stationery such as the wedding venue signage or table place cards, our article below will provide you with examples of wedding stationery styles (those pictured are from our collection) to inspire you when designing your own or when working with a supplier who will design them with you.
Whether you’re looking for a vintage, modern, floral, delicate, bold or plain wedding theme, there are so many beautiful wedding stationery designs out there to suit everyone’s style.
Wherever you choose to get your wedding stationery, most stationery design companies allow you to customise the designs to fit your overall wedding theme. After all, every part of your wedding stationery should feel unique and personal to you.
Save the dates
Save the Date cards are a simple way of asking the recipients to keep your special day free in their calendars. They are not final wedding invitations, but small cards sent to let your friends and family know in advance that you are planning a wedding and the date. This gives everyone ample opportunity to mark the date in their calendar, book time off work or even book hotels and flights if they live further afield!
We recommend sending a Save the Date card approximately eight to 12 months before the big day.
So if you want to make a good first impression, here are the types of Save the Date styles popular for weddings today.
Save the Date Tags
Foil Save the Date Cards
Standard Save the Date Cards
Main Wedding Invitations
The main wedding invitations feature the essential information that your guests will need to know about your wedding and are usually sent two to four months before the big day.
If you are having a destination wedding, make sure to notify guests with your invitations approximately four to five months in advance to give your guests enough time to search and book the best travel prices.
Here’s a handy guide to help you avoid some common invite faux pas: Wedding Invitations Etiquette: How To Get It Right
Below are some examples of types of wedding invitations that will truly impress your guests.
(Why not finish off your invites with wedding invitation envelope liners and bespoke stickers to impress your guests even more?)
Ribbon/Twine Wedding Invitation
Printed Gatefold Invites
On the Day Wedding Stationery
Guests love to be kept informed, and what better way to do it than On the Day wedding stationery?
Greet the arrival of friends and family with Welcome Signs. Show them to their seats in style using Table Plans and give them a wonderful memory to take home and treasure with Wedding Favour Tags.
A1/A2 Welcome Signs
Order of Events Timeline Signs
Menu Place Cards
Wedding Gift/Favours Tags
Looking to jazz up your invitations even more? Below are some examples to help bring an elegant touch to your wedding stationery.
Thank You Cards
Julie and Becca of Vintage Prints, a local family-run Wedding Stationery business, hope you have enjoyed exploring some of the many wedding stationery ideas that you can use for your special day. If you’re interested in their work, you can find out more about them on their page.