Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, so it is only natural that you want everything to be just right. From the colour of your wedding dress and the length of the bridesmaids gowns to the reception theme, every last detail needs to be perfect.
Of course, the only way to ensure your wedding is perfect is by doing lots of planning and preparation. Once you have set a date and chosen the venue, the first thing you need to do is choose your wedding stationery and send out your invitations.
But how do you go about choosing the perfect wedding stationery for your wedding? Here is our guide to picking the perfect wedding stationery for your wedding.
- Create a mood board
You probably have lots of different ideas for your wedding stationery; the easiest way to bring them all together is by creating a mood board. Create your mood board by using pieces of fabric, colour swatches, photographs and cuttings from magazines. You can also incorporate some hand sketches into it, to add in any others ideas you might have.
Once you have created your mood board, you can them use it for ideas for your traditional wedding invitations. Using your mood board, you should find that one or two ideas stand out more than others – these are what you should build on.
- Be creative
Don’t just opt for a standard wedding invitation design, instead get creative with your ideas and choose something different.
While white roses are classic, something with a bit more colour and creativity can look fantastic on your wedding invitations. Get creative with your design ideas and don’t forget to use your mood board for inspiration and ideas.
- Order invitation samples
Once you have an idea of what you want, you can then order a few different wedding invitation samples to have a look at. Most good-quality wedding invitation designers will be happy to offer you some free samples before you commit to buying.
Order at least two or three different invitation samples from each wedding design company, so that you can compare the quality and cost of each one.
- Think about your budget
Every bride has a budget to stick to, and whether big or small it is important that you stick to it. If you overspend on your wedding stationery, you may be left out of pocket for the rest of your wedding.
When thinking about your wedding stationery budget, make sure to factor in the cost of your save-the-dates, as well as your wedding invitations. These are important as they give your guests a heads up as to when your wedding will be before the more detailed invitations are sent out.
Your wedding invitations and save-the-dates will give your guests a first look at what they can expect from your wedding. So it is important that your stationery reflects the theme and style of your wedding, as well as saying something about you and the groom-to-be.