There is nothing better than receiving a stylishly curated invitation in the mail. Beautifully made, luxe to hold and exciting to open, your invitation is the first letter of correspondence you send as a couple so let’s make it count.
Stationary is the perfect way to set your theme, and your invitation is leading the procession. When choosing stationary, it is vital to think about the style of your wedding; are you going down the path of chic and modern with a rooftop wedding? Do you lean more towards vintage shades and florally motifs with blooms dominating the event? Are you keeping it simple, yet on-trend, with a botanical focus or are you going all-out glamour? Every style of wedding, every type of event space calls for its own unique use of stationary – so how do you know what you need for your big day?
Before the Wedding
- Engagement party invitation
- Save-the-date card
- Bridal shower invitation
- Bridal shower thank-you cards
- Bachelor/bachelorette party invitation
The Wedding Invitation
- Outer envelope
- Inner envelope
- Invitation card
- Directions/map card
- Response card and self-addressed stamped envelope
At the Wedding
- Ceremony program
- Pew cards or “reserved” seating cards
- Seating charts
- Place cards
- Table number cards
- Menu cards
After the Wedding
- Thank-you cards
Multiple elements require a tight palette and with your theme in mind, create your list of what stationary your event needs. Colour coordination and design consistency are essential for an event as it makes a party look and feels cohesive. There are a variety of ways to approach your stationery, so don’t feel as though heavy stock paper and envelopes are the only options. You certainly don’t need to engage all the elements, pick what works for you and your event and go from there.
It is important to remember, this is your event so let’s put our stamp on it. Your event is your time to get creative. Feel free to customise small details like name cards by playing with shapes, colour palettes, textures, sizes, and adding embellishments. There are endless ways to step away from tradition and make your mark, making your event one of a kind. From your invites to your napkin shade, from your seating plan to your thank you cards, there are no rules to follow, just guidelines to make your event run as smoothly as possible.
The rise of acrylic printing is undoubtedly a trend that has been showcased at recent Luminaire events. Modern mirrors with neon lighting, customisable neon signage, wishing wells made from reflective rose gold emblazoned with your names and even floor decals that introduce the bride and groom. Creativity has a helper in the form of a company called Sketch and Etch; just wandering their website is enough to get the inspiration flowing.