Beautiful Wedding Stationery and Wedding Invitations

Save the Date Ideas

Once the date of your wedding is decided, send out save the date cards to the friends and family who will be invited to your wedding for the whole day. They don’t need to be detailed they need to inform your guests of the date, your names and that an invitation will be in the post, ‘invitation to follow’ is a nice phrase.

Something that is very important, is to make it clear who is invited to your big day and, if possible, where it will take place. If parents need to make arrangements for childcare they will need lots of warning and if a passport is required that it will be in date!

Once the date of your wedding is decided, send out save the date cards to the friends and family who will be invited to your wedding for the whole day. They don’t need to be detailed they need to inform your guests of the date, your names and that an invitation will be in the post, ‘invitation to follow’ is a nice phrase.

Something to clarify is to make clear who is invited to your big day and, if possible, where it will take place. If parents need to make arrangements for childcare they will need lots of warning and if a passport is required that it will be in date!

You can order personalised save the date cards online, have them made for you or make them yourself. Save the date fridge magnets, scratch-off cards, balloons or photo booth style cards are a fun idea, it doesn’t mean you have to follow on with quirky wedding stationery.

Save the Date cards with rose silk ribbon.
Sending 'Save the Date' cards to your guests will give advance notice for them to keep the date free

Thinking About Employing a Wedding Stationer?

When it comes to your wedding stationery design, you may decide to choose bespoke wedding invitations created for you by a professional wedding stationer. Searching online for the best wedding stationery websites, you will find a huge amount of choices and nothing can beat handmade wedding invitations.

Search for ‘wedding stationery near me’ or ‘wedding invitations UK’ the bride and groom can arrange to meet with stationers who will be more than happy to talk through wedding invitation ideas and luxury wedding invitations. Stationers will have examples of rsvp cards, ‘on the day’ stationery, evening invitations and the wedding invitation stationery suites they offer. You will usually be able to see examples of their work and other stationery items you will need like orders of service, guest books and table plans.

Working with a stationer will mean you benefit from their experience and enthusiasm, they will arrange all the wedding stationery printing and advise you on wedding stationery wording. If you have a colour or wedding theme in mind, they will show you how to achieve this involving you in every step along the way.

A wedding stationer will create beautiful, personalised wedding stationery for you and, once the day and evening wedding invitations are completed, they will adapt your chosen design to the remaining on the day stationery.

A bespoke invitation design service can vary in cost so contact several stationers and websites so you can gauge the average prices for wedding stationery before deciding how you wish to proceed. Most stationers provide sample wedding invitations and have a portfolio of designs that will cater to different budgets; they may also encourage you to share your own ideas. Their reviews, social media platforms and testimonials will tell you lots about them and will help you choose the right stationer for you.

Wedding Stationers are Experts

A stationer will work with you and your wish list to marry the colours together for your stationery.

Making it an Easy Process

Stationers will have a variety of designs ready for you to select or most likely be able to create a bespoke design.

On the Day Stationery

A stationer will be able to provide your on the day stationery, as some has to be organised close to the big day.

Should I Order My Stationery Online?

You may choose to order your personalised wedding invitations online, this is still creative and fun but can be organised quickly, and you will still be guided through step by step. There will likely be a wedding stationery checklist pdf to download, and then, once you know what you want, you will be guided through.

You will be able to choose the colours of the cardstock, the design you’d like, the font style plus additional extras like belly bands or lined envelopes. You can choose a simple wedding invitation or a wedding invitation package with additional enclosures and printed items. Most online wedding stationery printers will offer personalised free wedding samples so you can see and feel the finished wedding stationery. Wedding invitation proofs will allow you to be confident all the correct information will be printed.

There are usually fewer embellishment options offered online, perhaps a choice of ribbon with the emphasis usually on the artwork and fonts used. If you’re looking for cheap wedding stationery, a printed wedding invitation card with quality wedding invitation envelopes, that can be delivered swiftly this option might be perfect for you and you can often take advantage of free samples.

Pale pink wedding stationery.
Beautiful wedding stationery can be acheived, it's all about fiding the best solution for you

Choosing Your Wedding Stationery

Contemporary wedding stationery can be minimal or simple in design. If you want your wedding stationery to follow modern wedding invitation design trends, then search for ‘2020 wedding design trends’ and ask yourself if they would suit your wedding.

If you struggle to find your favourite pure invitations online, or a wedding stationer can’t quite make your personal style of wedding invitation stationery then don’t be afraid to design your own wedding invitations and imagine DIY as a real option.

If you search online, look in magazines or go to wedding fairs you’ll soon appreciate what is included in wedding stationery suites. Going DIY can save the pennies too and is the best way to have your own bespoke design.

Including an RSVP card helps your guests to respond easily.
Contemporary wedding stationery that you can make yourself

Making DIY Wedding Invitations Easy

If you have been considering making homemade wedding invitations, you will want to create something special. You may think you have to be really good at crafting or be very artistic, but all you do need is to have an idea and space and time to create your own elegant wedding invitations.

It is possible that someone you know may offer to make your wedding stationery for you, possibly as a wedding present! You will still have complete design control and, therefore, you will create unique wedding invitations.

Making DIY invitations is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring friends or family together on a project where everyone has a job and, together, you create something wonderful! It really helps if you have the following:

  • For your wedding invitation printing access to a desktop printer is perfectly fine, particularly if it’s a laser printer. One of your friends may have access to a works printer that they are permitted to use for personal work.
  • Quality cardmaking products. Many companies, like wowvow.co.uk, for example, cater especially for the DIY wedding market and carry all the products and tools you need. Our experience means we can offer tailored advice and can guide you through what you need for your job.
  • A space you can all meet with room to work, and tea and coffee making facilities!
Glue gun sealing wax for making wax seals.
Find online craft supplies from a reliable supplier

Do It Yourself Wedding Stationery

You might prefer to make your wedding stationery yourself, on your own, and have been looking forward to this special job.

If your wedding is small or your beach wedding is abroad, wedding invites can be something you can easily create yourself, especially if you don’t have many to make.

The key is good planning and preparation. Make lots of samples, do lots of testing find the best DIY supplies before you buy your A4 card, laser cuts, ribbons, envelopes and embellishments in bulk and ask suppliers for advice if needed.

You may find, at this practice stage, your vision doesn’t quite work or just wasn’t what you expected. This shouldn’t be disheartening; it’s a positive as you haven’t wasted card or time and a few small changes may be all that’s needed.

Start with your wedding envelopes or presentation box first and work backwards, so you know everything will fit nicely together when your invitations are finished!

The sense of achievement from making your own wedding stationery will be huge and, if made with friends and family, a lot of fun will have been had and memories created. Making your wedding stationery thank you cards will be a fun project in the weeks ahead.

Lasercut Invitations

Create your dream stationery by choosing a laser cut invitation that matches your wedding colours

Create a Sample Invitation

Create a mood board and create a sample invitation, this will save you time when it comes to making your invites.

Wedding Wording

Pay attention to the wording of your wedding invitation, it’s crucial to make sure ths is correct.

Do Your Wedding Stationery Research

You might prefer to make your wedding stationery yourself, on your own, and have been looking forward to this special job.

If your wedding is small or your beach wedding is abroad, wedding invites can be something you can easily create yourself, especially if you don’t have many to make.

The key is good planning and preparation. Make lots of samples, do lots of testing find the best DIY supplies before you buy your A4 card, laser cuts, ribbons, envelopes and embellishments in bulk and ask suppliers for advice if needed.

You may find, at this practice stage, your vision doesn’t quite work or just wasn’t what you expected. This shouldn’t be disheartening; it’s a positive as you haven’t wasted card or time and a few small changes may be all that’s needed.

Start with your wedding envelopes or presentation box first and work backwards, so you know everything will fit nicely together when your invitations are finished!

The sense of achievement from making your own wedding stationery will be huge and, if made with friends and family, a lot of fun will have been had and memories created. Making your wedding stationery thank you cards will be a fun project in the weeks ahead.

Beautiful wedding invitation with royal blue glitter.
Do your research and take time to find wedding stationery that suits you best