Of all of your wedding stationery the wedding invitation is certainly one of the most important aspects, but it is only one of a host of stationery items that you may wish to consider for your wedding. A range of wedding stationery would include Save The Date cards, Wedding Invitations, Evening Invitations, Response Cards, Order Of Service, Menu, Table Plan, Table Numbers, Place Cards, Notelets, Thank You cards and Albums. All of these items constitute wedding stationery, but you will probably choose the items that you feel are most appropriate for you from the list.
The wedding stationery items that you use should reflect the theme or colours that you have chosen for your wedding day and the design should be consistent throughout all of the items that you use. The wedding invitation (or possibly the Save The Date card) is the first presentation of your wedding that the guests will see, so it's worth taking the time to send a bespoke invitation that creates the right impression. The majority of weddings are a formal affair where you will need to establish accurate guest numbers and plan seating arrangements, etc. so a written invitation should be sent to your family, relatives, friends and acquaintances. Even "informal" wedding days will still need invitations to be sent to the guests. Email, text and oral invitations should be avoided - if not for any other reason than to avoid any misunderstandings or confusion.
There are many popular pre-designed themes available for wedding stationery, based on lovebirds, hearts, floral, traditional, wedding bells, intertwined wedding rings, religious, etc. Most standard invitations come in a range of colours, with platinum, silver and gold options. The typeface can be chosen from an elaborate script through to a plain lettering style - and printed in any colour of your choice. Your final selection can be printed onto a fine card or paper, or even onto specialist materials such as translucent, parchment or even a special hand-made paper.
If you wish, you could design your own wedding stationery, or instruct a designer to produce designs to your specification. The options are endless, depending on your thoughts, taste and budget. These designs could include the bride and groom's initials or photographs, family crests, or be decorated with pearls or ribbons, or any other personal items you may wish to include.
For fully customised wedding invitations, you may even want to consider the media that you use to print the wording on to - for example, your invitation could be printed onto a self-adhesive label and fixed onto a bottle of wine or champagne, specially packaged and sent to your guests. Another option would be to use an item that reflects the bride and groom's hobby, work or interests, for example, a model car for a car enthusiast, model plane for an airline pilot, etc. etc. Whatever you choose as your wedding invitation stationery, remember to reflect this very special occasion on your invitations and stationery.
Wedding Stationery is available from a wide range of suppliers, from the local printer to overseas specialist companies via the internet. Wherever you source your stationery items, check the supplier's credentials and quality of their work before placing your order. Poor delivery timing and sub-standard work cannot be accepted for such a special occasion. For more ideas and further information on wedding stationery items, check our other web pages in this section.
Your wedding stationery and invitations that you choose should be personal and unique to you. There are many wedding stationery suppliers and you shouldn't restrict you choices, evaluate local suppliers, national suppliers and even international suppliers. Many wedding stationery companies will have a range of items for your to make your choices from, others will produce bespoke specialist designs for your wedding stationery to your instructions - or they will be pleased to work with your own designs. It may be prudent to enquire about the levels of service and quality from your wedding suppliers as, for example, the wedding stationer cannot be at risk of late deliveries or poor quality workmanship.