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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Wedding Stationary

If you're planning a wedding then you'll need to order or perhaps make some of your wedding stationary. You may feel a bit overwhelmed by the huge amount of options available, so here are some items to consider:

1. Save the date cards
2. Wedding invitations (day / evening)
3. Wedding menus
4. Useful information for guests (hotels, directions, parking, taxi numbers etc.)
5. Order of Service booklets
6. Welcome cards for guests staying at the hotel reception
7. Signs to direct guests to the wedding venue
8. Welcome sign
9. Order of the day sign
10. Table seating plan
11. Table names
12. Place cards for guests
13. Cards to let guests know if you've made a donation on their behalf to charity, rather than provide a wedding favour
14. Guest book sign
15. Thank you cards

Needless to say, figuring out what you need, whether you're going to do it all yourself or have it done professionally, how you're going to do it and the actual content and design for each item takes A LOT of time. And even then, after several people have proof read your final draft, there will probably be a mistake. And it's infuriating when this happens 😂

It got to the point where it was difficult to appreciate how beautiful the stationary was because I was paranoid that there would be a mistake. But now I'm able to look over the items and feel really happy with the end result, and it's nice to have something to look back at.

I wanted classic, timeless stationary so I chose Rosemood to print most of our wedding stationary. They were so helpful, so professional, and much cheaper than anywhere else (which was a lovely surprise!). I loved that they had a particular design called Beach Promise which featured a bride and groom on the beach. As soon as I saw this, I knew it was The One!

We used the same design theme for the Order of Service booklet and table names at the wedding reception.

With hindsight, I should have given myself more time to sort out all the stationary. I didn't anticipate that there would be so much to consider, nor did I think that everything would take as long as it did. But it all came together in the end and we were delighted with the end result.

Top tips
1.Work out what you need as far in advance as possible
2. Give yourself plenty of time (more than you think you'll need)
3. If you have your stationary printed professionally then choose a well established and reliable business with excellent customer service. Rosemood were fab!
4. Get someone to proof read everything
5. Enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Thank you for reading ! Angharad x
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  1. Oh gosh, I don't think I'd ever realised just how much stationery and thought was needed in this area! I can imagine this is why weddings always look so beautiful though; they take time and consideration!! :) Have a fabulous weekend..

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. It is a lot to consider and I think this sometimes catches out even the most organised brides-to-be! I had no idea 🙈 I hope this has been helpful, thank you for your comment! x

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