Finding Your Stationery Style
Wedding planning can be overwhelming, with a number of decisions to be made, we hope that these posts can ease the stress on all things stationery. We thought it might be useful to discuss stationery style and how to decide which style is right for you. It's very easy to fall head over heels for something found in the sea of Pinterest, but aside from looking pretty, does it reflect you both and the day you're planning to have? Here are some things to think about.
There is more to wedding stationery than its initial beauty. For your guests this is the very first preview into your big day, and upon opening, it sets the tone and theme of what's to come. Think back to the last wedding invitation you received, how did you open it? Did you rip it open? Put it on your fridge? Or treat it as a piece of art? It's true what they say, first impressions count and a well chosen and designed invitation, excites guests with what's to come. Every element whether it be your stationery, your outfit and floral arrangements should compliment one another and be inspired by your wedding theme.
There a number of themes out there. Once you've decided on which vision reflects you both, using a theme inspired invitation suite can offer your guests a much anticipated sneak peek. The tone set by your theme, can also inform your guests about the formality and dress code of your event. A theme makes it a lot easier to plan a cohesive wedding day and to select other vendors with similar styles and vision. Below are a suggestion of themes as a loose starting point.
- Traditional and Classic // A more formal affair, focused on an accent colour rather than a "theme". Light and airy colour palette, sometimes with a metallic accent.
- Eclectic, Whimsical and Bohemian // Mismatched bridal party outfits, wild and wispy arrangements, lots of personality and individual style.
- Rustic and Natural // Generally influenced by natural elements such as wood, greenery and stone. Think wild flowers, earthy tones, outdoor locations and ethereal beauty.
- Minimal and Modern // Exquisite simplicity, monochromatic colour palettes with a focus on typography. Think clean, negative space, understated, marble textures and perspex signs.
- Destination Inspired // Using illustrated motifs from your Wedding day location - such as palm tree leaves and pineapples for tropical destinations.
- Romantic // Celebrating romance with muted or barely there colour palettes, soft lighting and feminine details. Flowing dresses and elegant cascades of flowers.
Colour is another way of including personality into your stationery. Some couples like to include an accent colour they then use throughout their wedding. Others like to go completely neutral and focus on illustrations or typographic treatments.
Making It Yours
First and foremost your invitation should sound like you and your loved one. If you haven't found your dream stationery yet, contact us let's talk personality and design.
Other important things to consider
- Legibility // You want you invitations to look gorgeous but can your guests read them? Information that's easy to read is just as important as the appearance of your stationery. If you have lots of details you don't want them overcrowding your cards. Opt for additional details cards or contact us so we can help you out.
So in summary we've listed 6 questions below, to try and narrow down your couple stationery style. If you're still unsure, please feel free to sing out , we are more than happy to help provide suggestions.
-Do you prefer calligraphy (script) or simple typefaces?
-Are you interested in colour or subtle neutrals?
-Do you prefer clean and minimal or rustic and eclectic?
-Do you prefer typography or dominant illustrations?
-Floral illustrations or initial crests/motifs?
-Describe your wedding style in three words.
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