Updated: May 14, 2020
I adore stationery and have been in the wedding industry for over 15 years, it’s a huge part of my life! Being a small part of my couple’s big day is such a pleasure, it’s wonderful working alongside my clients to make their stationery vision a reality. There is nothing better than receiving photos back from my client’s weddings and seeing the stationery in place.
The community, it is so great working alongside likeminded industry professionals. There is a real community within the industry and we all rely on each other in so many ways. It’s always so helpful to discuss ideas or queries with other suppliers who understand the way the industry works! And I’m so lucky to now call some of the suppliers I’ve met along the way my true friends.
I always try and bespoke each item of stationery I do to make it totally unique to each of my clients. But I’d have to say a real labour of love from last summer was the floral stationery I created for a gorgeous wedding. I used pressed flowers on all the stationery, each guest receiveing a personalised place name, hand calligraphered in grey ink. I then teamed these alongside a super contemporary table plan. Pressed florals were sandwiched between two sheets of Perspex to create the most amazing backdrop to the table plan. I then applied white vinyl lettering to the front and it was displayed at the venue.
When it comes to your wedding, I think it’s key to just be yourself. Your wedding is all about you, so fill it with your favourite colours, styling and decoration and you’ll naturally stand out from the crowd. Think about your venue, flowers in season and colours you’re naturally drawn to. Your stationery should represent you as a couple and give a taste for the wedding day to come.
Always remember it’s your day. It’s so easier to be swayed by other peoples opinions, but stand your ground and go with your gut.
When it comes to planning, little and often is a great way of doing it, choose one thing you need to choose, book this and then go on to the next. Enjoy every single moment of planning, it really does fly by, and I promise, you will miss it when the big day is over.
Your save the dates and invites are the first thing your guests see from the big day, so use them to set the tone. Remember we rarely receive post, other than junk mail and bills, so there is a real excitement when your stationery lands on your guests doormats.
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Wedding and Event Planner Hertfordshire