This month we are extremely pleased to welcome Little Pea Designs to our blog. Recent winners of the ‘Best Stationery Award’ at the EDP Bride Wedding Awards, we couldn’t be happier to have her write for us. Read on to find out some Top Tips for choosing the correct stationary for your wedding.
With the countdown growing smaller every day and with almost everything else sorted, it’s time for some finishing touches. The biggest day of your life deserves to be shouted about in a show stopping way. What better way to do this than through your wedding stationery? Your invitations will set the tone of your day and give your guests a sneaky peek of what they can expect on your wedding day. Choosing your invitations can be daunting with so many choices out there but hopefully our top tips will help your decision making a little easier.
At Little Pea Designs we pride ourselves on our customer focused approach where we listen to our client’s ideas and requirements, pulling all of the elements together to design an exclusive set of stationery for the biggest day of your life. We try to avoid repeating designs and encourage our clients to bring their ideas to the table to create something fresh and new.
Establish a budget for your stationery not forgetting to include your ‘on the day’ items which can include guest books, seating plan, place cards, table numbers, post boxes, favours and more. Also, be realistic in terms of what your money can buy. Choices vary greatly from print shop style cards which are available in hundreds of designs to small artisan stationers for wow factor individual design and quality, and everything in between.
Choosing the style:
Shop around, wedding shows are always a good starting point and you get to see the cards up close and personal as well as the people that make them. You can also always order a sample first. At least that way you know what you can expect before you make the final decision. Don’t forget to also order an extra invitation for your memory box!
Allow for plenty of time when booking your stationer, especially if you are having your invites handmade. We recommend you book your stationer a year in advance and look to send out invites between 6 & 4 months before the wedding.
Establish a good relationship with your stationer and don’t be afraid to ask questions or give your opinion. Likewise, it’s always worth considering your suppliers professional advice as they have a wealth of experience to share.
And lastly, always follow your heart when it comes to that final decision!