Your stationery can set the scene for your wedding, and it is often the first thing that your guests will see that will give them a hint about the big day.

The invitations are the first key step to setting the tone and the first glimpse into the wedding day for your guests, so you need to decide whether you’re going for something traditional or modern, and the colours involved. Think about the sort of clothes you love, your ideal décor, and the place where you are getting married.  Many of my brides have chosen ribbon colours to match the bridesmaids’ dresses by sending a swatch of fabric in, some examples are below.

Pearl place card
Pearl place card
Vogue table plan
Vogue table plan
Chic invitation
Chic invitation

The fonts you use on your stationery can also set the scene really well, we offer a choice of fonts from a modern ‘Century Gothic’ to a traditional ‘Edwardian Script’. We also have some non standard fonts available, in fact we’ve got a big new list for 2011!

Look at how the difference in colours and fonts can completely alter the design – these table plans are using the same Pearl design!

Pearl table plan
Pearl table plan
Pearl table plan
Pearl table plan

Remember your ‘on the day’ stationery (these are items to be used on the wedding day e.g. menus) can match in with your invitations, so you may wish to use the same colours and fonts again here. You could be alternative like one of my couples, they chose the Allure design, but had three different combinations of their cream, dark purple and lilac colour scheme. They apparently had so many comments on the day about how alternative this was and how lovely it all looked! See what they did below.

Allure menu
Allure menu
Allure order of service
Allure order of service
Allure table plan
Allure table plan

Colours that have been particularly popular in 2010 for us are hot pink, deep purple and monochrome. There are so many different shades out there, one of the ribbon manufacturers we use has 52 colours alone, so why not try us out to match a shade for you?

Heart table card
Heart table card
Capture order of day
Capture order of day

I had a recent request for a Wedgwood blue ribbon – and managed to match it!

Vogue evening invitation

Please do contact us if you need any further information or examples.