Your stationery speaks volumes about your wedding and sense of style before you ever say a word.
Write It Right
The past few years have seen a return to the simple beauty of hand-made, artisan-crafted elements like bespoke stationery. Also booming: tactile materials like carefully chosen paper and card, older printing methods such as letterpress and embossing, and custom calligraphy. These evoke a tangible sense of romance and add gravity and grandeur to your celebrations, and the announcement thereof.
With the addition of unique details such as personalised illustrations, specialised script, vibrant typography and metallic foil, you can create a stationery suite that feels substantial and sumptuous, without ever seeming OTT. Make the excitement palpable for your guests by engaging the services of a bespoke stationer who will handcraft your stationery with love and care. Choose a lavish thick stationery stock and consider incorporating custom calligraphy or illustrations to add a personal touch.
New & Noteworthy
For stationery that makes a stylish statement, it’s all about fusing elements that speak to you. “Over the next 12 months, we will see foil and letterpress coupled with bold coloured or handmade cardstocks,” explains Darlene Vanderkemp of Peonies Boutique Weddings. “Designs are featuring more unique colour combinations or crisp monochrome palettes.” Combine hand-lettered elements with typeset typography, watercolours with letterpress or add personalised envelope liners and custom wax seals. These artful pairings are the perfect balance of personality and formality.
If you have a lust for lustre, put the pedal to the metal with luminous touches of silver, gold, rose gold or copper. Metallic foil adds a sense of luxury and sophisticated glamour to any stationery suite. If you’re skipping town for a destination wedding, give your guests a sense of what to expect by incorporating a graphic nod to the landscape or a subtle custom map. Create a mood by adding a touch of local flavour into the aesthetic of your invitations.
1. The Ink Refinery Rosa Suite $20.00 each, 2. Julia Eastwood Full Bloom Envelope Liner £1.00 3. Ratanji Rani Stationery starting from $10.00 each, 4. InTheDaylight Jar Full of Love Card $6.95,