When it comes to wedding stationery, most couples know they will need invitations, maybe save the dates, ceremony programs and place / escort cards, but they don’t know that through wedding stationery they can make their entire wedding come together in a cohesive way from start to finish.
Most couples I work with don’t realize all the options when it comes to wedding stationery. They either get overwhelmed thinking they need #allthethings, or they stress themselves out shopping 10 different places for things their stationery designer could have handled to ensure a perfect match throughout all items.
My favorite projects with my clients are the ones that I work from start to finish. That means I begin the relationship with save the dates, we work through wedding invitations and then onto do wedding day paper goods. Coming from a business and branding background, I consider this wedding branding and I love it because it brings the entire event together, start to finish, with perfectly coordinated stationery.
Today I wanted to talk to you a bit about some of the common items that I often work on with couples to help them make their wedding day complete.
Wedding Weekend Celebration
Many couples today have turned their wedding day into a weekend-long celebration full of happy memories, good times, family and friends. Wedding Weekends could include a welcome dinner or party, a rehearsal dinner and/or a farewell brunch the morning after the wedding. I’ve even had couples plan fun activities throughout the weekend from outdoor adventures to bar hopping or wine tasting.
With these events in mind, below are a few items that could be incorporated into wedding stationery items for wedding weekend celebrations.
Rehearsal / Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Hotel Door Hangers
Wedding Timeline Cards
Water Bottle Labels
Welcome Bag Tags
Welcome Bag / Box Labels
For your wedding ceremony there are a few stationery items that you can consider. When deciding on these items, think about ways you can inform your guests so they know what is happening, when and where.
In Memory Signs
Reserved Signs (for pews)
Reserved Seat Tags / Signs (for individual seats)
Most of the wedding day stationery items you may consider will likely be for your reception. There are truly so many options, it really will come down to what makes the most sense for your wedding and your budget. Below are just some of the day of stationery items you may wish to incorporate.
Guest Book Sign
Cards and Gifts Sign
Place / Escort Cards
As you can see, there are truly so many fun ways you can incorporate wedding stationery into your wedding day to create a consistent wedding brand and cohesive look throughout your entire celebration.
Most couples I work with don’t even realize you can work with your stationery designer on all of these items. Not only does it save you time from having to coordinate with several different vendors, it also ensures that everything matches perfectly for a cohesive look from start to finish.