Cute wedding stationery ideas

We’ve lined up some seriously stylish stationery that’ll have you rushing to the postbox quicker that you can say ‘RSVP’

Words by Beth Forsyth

Writer’s block is easily avoided when it comes to wording your invites as there are two distinct paths you can go down: traditional or casual. Lyndsey Hunter at The Hunter Press (thehunterpress.co.uk) sets us straight. “Traditional wording is still a very popular choice for stationery and is a great starting point for any couple. Within wording of this sort, there should be no abbreviations and names should be written in full. Names are laid out with the wedding hosts at the top of the invite. This may be the bride’s parents, the groom’s parents, both sets of parents, or the couple themselves,” she notes.

“For the more casual bride and groom the possibilities are endless,” suggests Lyndsey. “The decision may be to avoid conventional wording altogether and opt for something a little lighter. For example: Together with their families, Caroline Lucy Smith and Andrew Cameron joyfully invite you to celebrate their marriage on Saturday 14th April 2015 at 2pm. Ceremony on the beach at Harvest Moon, East Lothian, followed by an evening of food, music and dancing.”

Inviting prospects…

1 Martina Pebble large clutch-style pocket invite with pearlised pebble detail and large pearl and diamanté brooch, £7 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 2 Elaine side open pocket-style invite with silver glitter detail (contains personalised heart invite inside which tells the story of where/when the bride and groom met, their favourite places, honeymoon destination etc), £6.50 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 3 Concert ticket invite complete with perforated ‘tear off’ stub that acts as an RSVP, £2, Purple Willow Gifts 4 Scottish Thistle wallet-style invitation printed on 6” square white linen-effect card (includes printed insert and envelope), £2.50, The Tartan Card Company  See page 429 for stockist details

1 Elaine side open pocket-style invite with silver glitter detail (contains personalised heart invite inside which tells the story of where/when the bride and groom met, their favourite places, honeymoon destination etc), £6.50 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 2 Martina Pebble large clutch-style pocket invite with pearlised pebble detail and large pearl and diamanté brooch, £7 (includes travel and accommodation card, RSVP card and envelope), Dolly-Bird 3 Concert ticket invite complete with perforated ‘tear off’ stub that acts as an RSVP, £2, Purple Willow Weddings 4 Scottish Thistle wallet-style invitation printed on 6” square white linen-effect card (includes printed insert and envelope), £2.50, The Tartan Card Company

Save the dates

Left: Classic double-layer bow save the date, £1.10, Purple Willow Gifts Right: Our Story save the date depicting a couple’s story from first date to proposal and onto the big day, £2, Dolly-Bird

Left: Classic double-layer bow save the date, £1.10, Purple Willow Weddings Right: Our Story save the date depicting a couple’s story from first date to proposal and onto the big day, £2, Dolly-Bird

Venue Map

Cute Maps makes bespoke illustrated maps of your wedding destination that can be sent as save the dates or inserted into your main invite, from £120 for 50 postcards

Cute Maps makes bespoke illustrated maps of your wedding destination that can be sent as save the dates or inserted into your main invite, from £120 for 50 postcards

Response Card

Response card Including one of these makes it easier for guests to RSVP. Bespoke letterpress invitation suite, POA, The Hunter Press

Response card
Including one of these makes it easier for guests to RSVP. Bespoke letterpress invitation suite, POA, The Hunter Press

Information Insert

If you would like your guests to know more than the date, venue and time, an insert with added info will keep them right. Finders Keepers information insert, prices from £3.50, Yield Ink

If you would like your guests to know more than the date, venue and time, an insert with added info will keep them right. Finders Keepers information insert, prices from £3.50, Yield Ink

Menus

It’s a nice touch to have your menus coordinated with the rest of your stationery suite. Menu cards in DL size with printed inserts, £1.90 each,  The Tartan Card Company

It’s a nice touch to have your menus coordinated with the rest of your stationery suite. Menu cards in DL size with printed inserts, £1.90 each,
The Tartan Card Company

Place Settings

Professionally made calligraphy place settings set a tone of elegance. Cloud Heart place cards, 30p each, Purple Willow Gifts

Professionally made calligraphy place settings set a tone of elegance. Cloud Heart place cards, 30p each, Purple Willow Gifts

Table Plan

Your guests need to know where they are sitting, so a table plan is essential. Roll Call table plan on warm, buff coloured stock, prices from £4, Yield Ink

Your guests need to know where they are sitting, so a table plan is essential. Roll Call table plan on warm, buff coloured stock, prices from £4, Yield Ink

Order of Service

Frosted Thistle is one of The Tartan Card Company’s  best sellers and has a very subtle sparkle effect on the flower. A5 order of service, £2.25

Frosted Thistle is one of The Tartan Card Company’s best sellers and has a very subtle sparkle effect on the flower. A5 order of service, £2.25