Before the Day Stationery

Its been a wedding stationery sort of month! With a busy summer of weddings coming up I’ve got so many fun stationery projects on the go. Here’s a sneak peek in to just a few of the things I’ve been up to; I’ll share more in my next blog…

Save the Dates

Telling your guests your big date is one of the first steps in your wedding planning. A little card through the post, digital graphics, ornaments or even a fridge magnet are just some of the ways to let your guests know. I’ve been lucky enough to design lots of save the dates over the last year but here are a few of my recent designs.

Firstly an elegant pink floral save the date. Flowing hand lettering with floral motifs is a classic and always looks beautiful on white textured card. I work with a wide range of papers but the textured Tintoretto Gesso and Fresco Gesso are definitely the favourites! The slate blue and pink pallet is certainly a big hit this season!

Secondly a striking landscape with layered blue mountains. Such a dreamy place, perfect for showing off their date. Having a meaningful illustration of a place that holds memories for you as a couple makes a personal unique design. I’m also a big fan of the classic type face and lettering.

Finally a little fridge magnet! I don’t know about you but I always keep my save the dates or invitations on the fridge so what i great idea to get them printed on magnetic paper! And how cute are those doggos!? It was a pleasure to work on this design and incorporate some of their engagement story in to the artwork along with some greenery and pink flowers.

Wedding Invitations

I offer a wide range of invitation designs and I always love a challenge; so when a couple comes to me with their own unique idea it’s so exciting! From simple single card flat invites to layered designs, foiled elements, folded invites and illustrated ideas, it’s so great to work on such a variety of projects. Here’s just a few of the designs I’ve worked on this year (I’m going to do a whole blog on invitations soon so keep a look out for that).

Personal illustrations are such a lovely element to add to your invitations. This little couple illustration was lovely to draw from a photo or their engagement shoot. This lovely colour pastel colour pallet was subtle but elegant and the floral motifs and typefaces matched the save the dates to make a themed set.

Secondly a gate folded invite using sage green and pastel pink (very popular at the moment). This is one of my favourite layouts to work with. Plenty of space to get creative and add all the information to the invites on the different folds.

Lastly a beautiful combination of different paper sizes to make several inserts. A main insert with the important information, a card with the finer details, a little illustrated map insert and a rehearsal dinner card. A lot of design work went in to these invitations but I love how they all came together in the end. I particular favourite of mine is the illustrated map showing the couples favourite places and adventures.

Added Extras

Sometimes it’s nice to have those little added extras to make your ‘before the day’ stationery super special. Wax seals add a bit of class to invitations and you can even have personalised initial stamps. Printed envelopes can help tie everything together wether that’s patterned envelope liners or printed names and addresses in matching fonts. Belly bands or Vellum wraps are a great way to hold lots of inserts together or give a flat invite a bit of elegance with a transparent finish. Foiling is very popular and gives designs an extra lift with a bit of shine and sparkle. Stickers with personal illustrations, quotes or initials can also finish off invitations designs nicely. The list goes on, but there’s a few extra ideas to get you thinking!

Thanks for having a read about some 'before the day' stationery. In my next blog I’ll be telling you all about some 'on the day stationery' such as wedding signage and table decor so keep a look out for that.