Before you put pen to paper, how familiar are you with the elements of the stationery story? Get to grips with it, from save the dates to signage
1. Stationery suite
Consider the look and feel of your entire stationery set. A couple of strong motifs will tie everything together and hint at your big day’s theme, £POA, Ja’Dillon Bespoke Wedding Stationery.
2. Save the date
The smart thing to do? Give guests plenty of notice with a save the date card and continue the design narrative through into your invites and RSVPs later, from £1.65 each, Paper Arrow Press.
An illegible chicken scratch is no match for elegant calligraphed envelopes, from £2.30, The Brahmin Lettering Co.
Don’t overwhelm the design of your invite with info – add inserts if necessary and keep the design’s wow factor, £1.50, Made With Love Designs.
5. Guest information
Bypass a flood of questions from your nearest and dearest by including a separate card with directions, local hotels and transport plans in your invitation bundle, £POA, Florence & Bette.
If you’re working with multiple venues, throw in a hand-drawn map, around £240, Laura Henderson Illustration.
7. Evening invite
Quite the crew coming at night? An additional set of invitations will keep everyone right. Tip: you can easily afford to explore more laidback wording here, £POA, Claire Barclay Draws.
They’re going to be hitting your doormat for weeks, or maybe even months, so pick a design that you’ll love whether it’s the first envelope you open or those pesky last few stragglers you had to text, tweet and Facebook message! £1.50 each, GREENFOXYtags at Etsy.com.
9. Order of service
Become the star of your own theatrical spectacular with this mini programme of events, from £1.20 each, Lucy Says I Do.
10. Table plan
Allowing guests to navigate their way to their seat, this mirrored example is chic and glamorous, £POA, Ja’Dillon Bespoke Wedding Stationery.
The schedule may be military-precise in your mind, but a rough, relaxed outline on the day will help guide loved ones and will live on as a cute keepsake afterwards, £POA, Laura Henderson Illustration.
12. Table name
As the central focus of the table décor, these can be a real exercise in creativity, as Laura Henderson Illustration’s homage to Charles Rennie Mackintosh shows, £POA.
13. Place setting
There’s something refreshing about going back to basics. The simplicity of the light script makes a gentle impact, without fighting with the table’s abundant floral garland, £POA, Brahmin Lettering Co.
Place this taste of what’s to come at each setting for guests to discover. We love Piccolo Press’ pretty willow patterned china-inspired creation, £POA.
15. Napkin and 16. Signage
From left: Self-confessed perfectionist? Who could fault your attention to detail when you have personalised foil napkins as part of your tablescape? £POA, E.Y.I Love.
It’s a sign! Carve out areas of your venue with sweet prints and illustrations in ornate frames, £POA, Florence & Bette.