Top Tips For An Oh-So-Sweet Stationary Suite

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Top Tips For An Oh-So-Sweet Stationary Suite

He got down on one knee and sealed the deal! Congratulations!

Now the wedding planning can commence (just kidding, we know you’ve been planning for years right?!). Our top tip for new brides is to sit down and set a budget. This will be a big help when it comes to deciding on your venue and dates, which are naturally the biggest decision you’ll make. With these first three steps complete, the next task to tackle is your invitation suite.

Popping the question can lead to more questions than answers when it comes to invitations. Which weight of paper? Which colour scheme? Bespoke or handmade? Deciding on the style of paper which represents you both as a couple can be mind-boggling. No one wants to label their love as plain, but would you say you're rough around the edges, or completely transparent?! Maybe we’re over analysing?! But don’t worry, we’ve all been there and help is at hand. We’ve gathered the essential information for a stress-free stationary suite- you’re in for a treat!

Planning a winter wedding, or autumnal occasion? Use your invitation to set the tone by subtly incorporating the season into your stationary. If your wedding is during the cooler months you can really embrace the richer, deeper shades and festive fun. You’ll fall in love with these autumn inspired invites and be dreaming of December days with winter wedding stationary. If you’re looking for something that bit different, try Not on the High Street’s collection of winter-inspired stationary by independent designers. From ice-inspired invites to whimsical wintery wording, this range  will melt your heart!

For ceremonies in the summer months or destination dos, nothing screams special occasion quite like a floral theme or bright colour palette. If you’re dreaming of a barefoot beach service, why not include decorative shell illustrations or a nautical themed palette. For a more tropical theme, palm prints are a popular choice for 21st Century ceremonies. Vistaprint offers a range of destination themed designs from as little as 36p per piece. From coasts to castles, with so many ideas to choose from there’s bound to be a design you love! Alternatively Etsy has some unique ideas for those jet-setting ceremonies, featuring novelty passport and boarding passes that put the fun into a formal invite!

If you have your heart set on a glamourous affair, it’s easy to make your invites modern and oozing opulence. Sophisticated stationary trends feature hints of metallic foil for an ultra-glamourous edge. Popular marble designs can combine colour and class with elements of foil adding an extravagant effect. Renowned brand Papier specialise in all things stationary and have a large selection of elegant options to choose from. The modern designs can be customised with gold or rose gold foil for the ultimate glamourous go-to!

If you’re having a traditional church service with all the trimmings, you might want to keep it classic and opt for a heavy weight card and formal appearance. These time-honoured templates are a romantic choice that make the perfect keepsake of your special day, immune to all trends, this style of invite has stood the test of time. Vistaprint has a section dedicated to classic, sophisticated styles that you can order in bulk. Personalised and printed with your own details, Vistaprint also offers the option to upgrade your style to foil effect, or really make a design your own with their bespoke graphic design service.

If you’re on a budget and aren’t the craftiest of couples, many high street stores offer template invites ready to go. Simply enter your wedding date and venue and pop in the post box. Follow our links to shop the ranges in Paperchase, Hobbycraft, and Card Factory. We’d love to hear if you’ve spotted any other store-brought stationary, simply email

For the eco-conscious couples and techno twosomes who don’t feel paper is there thing, then why not go digital for the most efficient and budget-friendly approach. An online invite can be just as effective with the added bonus that you can save the hassle of learning the ins and outs of print and paper, not to mention money. This saves on stress for guests who can simply RSVP with an instant email, no stamp needed! Many templates are available for both printed and paperless options, making designing your wedding suite so much sweeter!