Creating the Best Wedding Stationery: Current Popular Styles

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

Luggage-tag style Save the Dates can be finished off with natural jute twine or satin ribbon so that your guests will get the “wow” factor once they open up the envelope.

Foil Save the Date Cards

Foiling has become more popular than ever before, so why not dazzle guests with eye-catching foil Save the Date cards, which come in a choice of colours such as gold, silver, copper or rose gold.

Standard Save the Date Cards

Standard Save the Date cards are perfect if you’re looking for a simplistic design but are still eye-catching enough to impress your guests.

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

No matter how much information you are sending to your guests, a pretty ribbon or twine will hold your cards together neatly and securely, ensuring your guests have all of the important information in one place.

Pocketfold Invites

Pocketfold invitations will instantly impress your guests! They open from the centre to reveal your details on the inside and are beautifully finished off with a sleeve and a personalised sticker or a tag & twine.

Printed Gatefold Invites

Fold-out style invitations are ideal for keeping all the information together.

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

It’s the first thing your guests will see once they arrive at the venue. So what better way to make your guests feel welcome than with an elegant, eye-catching sign? Welcome Signs usually come in A1 or A2 sizes to ensure they’re easily spotted.

Order of Events Timeline Signs

Keep your guests informed of the day’s events with an Order of Events sign. It’s completely up to you how you customise it, but make sure to have the correct times so that nobody gets confused!

Table Plans

Help your guests to quickly find their seats. Available in different sizes and in landscape or portrait you can have 1 table or 20 or more!

Menu Place Cards

Menu place cards are personalised to the guests’ menu choices — help them to remember what they chose weeks before and also useful for ensuring the waiters serve the correct meals on the day.

Wedding Gift/Favours Tags

Say a personal “Thank You” to your guests with beautiful tags to attach to your wedding favours or gifts.

Wedding Accessories

Looking to jazz up your invitations even more? Below are some examples to help bring an elegant touch to your wedding stationery.

Wedding Stickers

Whether you wish to use them for your invitations or your wedding favours, wedding stickers are a great way of adding small personal touches to your wedding.

Thank You Cards

Once the wedding day is over, it’s time to thank your guests for being a part of your special day.

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.

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