From sending out save the dates to posting your thank you cards, wedding stationery is there to help you write every chapter of your love story. Taking you from the first kiss to the last dance, the pieces you pick will guide your guests, set the tone of your celebration and preserve your memories on paper. When it comes to choosing wedding stationery, you can find inspiration anywhere from your venue to the style of your vows. Our friends at Papier prepared this guide so you can pick the perfect paper treasures for a celebration as special as your love.
How To Choose Your Papier Wedding Stationery
Put Your Plans On Paper
Once you’ve made it past the proposal, it’s time to start planning. Begin by plotting out possibilities in a wedding journal, which can act as a kind of marital mood board. Write down thoughts, sketch out ideas or use paints or pencils to play with a colour scheme. Later down the line, you can glue in invoices and receipts and keep track of your budget. Putting plans on paper helps soothe wedding stress, plus the notebook will become like a personal scrapbook filled with lovely memories, perfect to treasure year after year.
Paper In The Post
Whether you’re inviting five guests or fifty, your save-the-dates are the first step to ensuring your nearest and dearest share your special day. At this stage in the planning, don’t feel like save-the-dates have to fit your final wedding theme. You may have a very different idea of your celebrations by the time you get around to sending invitations and ordering on-the-day stationery.
Some couples prefer an online option, which allows you to easily collect guest information and early RSVPs all in one place (Papier’s digital wedding tool can do this for you). If paper is your preference, a simple save-the-date customised with a photograph of you and your love works just as well as something more specific to your wedding theme.
Venues For Vows
Your wedding venue can help influence your choice of invitations and on-the-day stationery. For nuptials in the countryside, you could pick paper adorned with green foliage or wildflower blooms. For a celebration by the sea, choose a blue watercolour design or a delicate pattern of shells. For an elopement or simple ceremony, perhaps you’d prefer to go with something minimal. Order your stationery with addresses and names already printed to keep your to-do list short, or handwrite details for a personal touch.
Hues And History
A simple way to pick out paper for your wedding stationery is to match it to the overall theme of your wedding. If you’re a couple of creatives who love artistic expression, you could opt for a wedding sign in a painterly design. Perhaps your partner is from Tuscany and your wedding will be in the fields surrounding Florence – a nod to the surroundings with olive sprig table names. If you’re planning a modern and monochromatic affair, you could pick a table plan with minimal details. Think about what makes your love unique, and try to recreate that magic on your big day.
Top tip: We partner with Papier to offer all our couples a 15% wedding stationery discount off any stationery ordered through Papier.com, making your wedding planning a breeze.
Seasons Of Love
The season of your celebration will impact so many decisions – will you be drinking mulled wine or crisp cider? Will you feel like a cosy sit-down supper or an alfresco grazing table? Allow these seasonal details to be reflected in your choice of wedding stationery.
You may want menus featuring tropical summer fruits or springtime florals. Perhaps you could pick orders of service featuring autumn colours or snowy swirls. No matter the time of year, don’t forget to ask your guests to put their love on paper and write warm wishes in your wedding book.
Share The Joy
When the day is done, you won’t want to forget it. Make sure you personalise all of your wedding stationery with your names, the date and any words you hold dear. If you remember, taking home a few paper pieces from the wedding day can be a beautiful memento, reminding you of every little moment from your big day.
It’s All In The Details
Whether you’re planning a huge soirée with hundreds of guests, or an intimate affair with your nearest and dearest, choosing the right wedding stationery can make sure every detail does your love story justice. To start the first chapter of your wedding story, shop Papier’s special stationery. For even more ideas for your big day and beyond, get inspired here.
The Wedding Shop has partnered with Papier to bring you an exclusive discount of 15% off all wedding stationery on their site. Looking for more wedding stationery inspiration? Discover our wedding stationery checklist, where you can tick off the stationery you need before, during, and after your special day. Or, read our advice on how to ask your guests for gifts graciously.Create Your Gift List
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