Wedding stationery comes in so many different designs and types. Personalised and decorated stationery will often be kept as a keepsake by your guests as souvenirs of your special day for years to come.
If you have a particular theme in mind for your wedding, then you will want to make sure you have stationery to match. You should decide on colour, shape and size, a good typeface to ensure all your guests will be able to read the invitations. And you need to decide on the range of differing types of stationery you would like, i.e. save the date, invitations, RSVP cards, thank you cards, and so on.
Here’s some great ideas from businesses offering wedding stationery based in South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting a business offering wedding stationery.
Traditionally, save-the-dates are sent out one year before your wedding. However, I often find that couples want to send them out even earlier, which is perfectly fine too. I always advise people to do things at their own pace, but I would avoid sending them earlier than 18 months beforehand as guests may lose the card or forget! I recommend you send your main wedding invitations out three to six months before the wedding. It's important to give your guests plenty of time to rsvp and your venue enough notice. Did you know a lot of modern properties have their own rsvp and menu deadlines in place? Be sure to check with your venue, caterer or wedding planner to ensure everyone is in sync.... read more
Posted: 5 May 2021
Jones & Joy, a stationery company based in Swansea, has launched a new size guide series to help couples create the perfect invitations. The owner, Amy Jones, tells us more: "We have put together a range of guides to help couples visualise the sizes and combinations often used in our stationery suites. There are just guides, so results may vary depending on your requirements, but these helpful guides will help you envision what you need, how the pieces compare to one another and how it will all come together."... read more
Posted: 29 April 2021
South Wales illustrator, Brittany Davies and West Midlands-based hair stylist, Tabitha MacCurrach-Paine have been awarded some of the highest accolades in the wedding industry, Brittany's illustration studio Pigment + Paper has been awarded Wedding Stationer of the Year 2021, and Tabitha has won Wedding Hair Stylist of the Year 2021 at the recent The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA). TWIA is the only regional and national client-voted awards in the wedding industry. It was set up to recognise excellent wedding suppliers and to help anyone organising a wedding find the best suppliers. This year, the normally glamorous ceremony, was held over zoom on 14th January which added to the air of unreality for Brittany. "It's amazing news and still sinking in for me. The thought that my clients have taken the time to give so much positive feedback about my work, really means so much to me. It is truly wonderful to hear how much the illustrations I create mean to my couples as lasting keepsakes of their special day. "... read more
Posted: 5 March 2021
I'm a young creative with an old soul. I design authentic, contemporary stationery for all of your happiest moments. I love to work with minimal typography, crisp metallics foil, muted colour palettes and the elegant combination of traditional and modern details. I have a background in fine arts and graphics, paired with a university degree in Advertising and Brand Design. I now specialise in graphic design, utilising my branding skills and experience with multimedia to bring a bespoke and modern style to my clients' stationery.... read more
Posted: 4 February 2021
You design will depend on the overall style and aesthetic of your wedding. Here are some ideas to you get started: If your day will be overflowing with roses and littered with heart confetti, then opt for a stationery suite complete with luxury envelope liners, illustrated with extravagant watercoloured roses and deep red envelopes. Finish off with a glamorous gold foiler monogram of your initials. Alternatively, if you're after something quirky, then why not go for pastel-coloured invitations? Each dainty card can be laser cut into the shape of a heart, paired with a soft san serif typeface that resembles the iconic Love Hearts sweets.... read more
Posted: 27 January 2021
One of the main ways to incorporate your theme into your stationery is colours. Hues can make a huge difference in your invitations etc. Take into consideration the time of year. If you're getting married in the summer, look at bright whites and flashes of colour, and if your wedding is in the winter, opt for dark reds or blues.... read more
Posted: 19 August 2020
Bailey & Beau owner Lauren Mckiernan tells us all about how she started her dream career running a wedding stationery business, and what she loves most about the wedding industry.... read more
Posted: 12 May 2020
STABILO, champion of colour and creativity, has launched a fabulous new brush pen, perfect for calligraphy, blending and watercolour effects - so why not hone your art skills in preparation for creating your 'Will you be my bridesmaid?' request cards and thank you cards post-vows!... read more
Posted: 25 April 2020
We ask local stationery specialist Abi Lewis your questions.... read more
Posted: 22 January 2020