Stationery is a simple way to bring your wedding to the next level. In fact, stationery is way more than just your wedding invitation. There are so many smaller stationery details that you can splurge on to make your wedding even more memorable. Although these paper luxuries usually don’t come cheap, you’ll find that they’re well worth the investment!
Your wedding program is something that provides your guests with a wealth of information about your event and about things that are important to you. Instead of skipping a program altogether or making it very run-of-the-mill, take it to the next level by making the program incredibly personalized. You can do this by adding a note to your loved ones, including a special quote or passage, and putting a memorial to loved ones that cannot be present for your big day within the text of the program. Make your program even more aesthetically pleasing by making it a letterpress option, using foil printing, or adding an adornment such as ribbon to it.
One way to splurge on your wedding stationery details is to incorporate some type of calligraphy into your stationery suite. This could be through a calligrapher who addresses your invitations, or you could even have a calligrapher create each individual invitation for you. These are talented artists that can add a special flair to your stationery suite to leave an impression with guests when they receive your invitations in the mail.
Your guests will love an escort card that is unique, beautiful, and made just for them! Splurging on these is definitely worth the investment, as they can make a big impact for the entry to your reception. Another great thing about splurging on your escort cards is that there are seemingly endless possibilities as to what you can do with them. Whether you have them calligraphed, printed on a die-cut shapes, or made on custom scrolls that hang on champagne glasses, you can really tailor this stationery detail to match your style and preferences. Go wild with this detail to make it your own and something that’s memorable and unique.
Wax seals are a fun way to finish off your invitations that will leave guests wowed! Consider them the perfect addition to your suite to really “seal” the deal. Topping these off with a monogram or motif really makes your invites have a fancy feel. You can go a few different routes in using these, too. First, you could purchase a kit that allows you to create these yourself, which is a fun project! If you’re not so much into DIY, instead opt to have your stationery designer take care of these for if they have the capability. Another option is to buy wax seals online. Many sites like Etsy sell them at reasonable rates. They even have some that are self-adhesive, so you get the look of the wax seal that you’re going for without the mess.
Welcome Bag Additions
If you’re providing guests with welcome bags for your event, you will want to consider splurging on some stationery details that go into these special gifts. You may be surprised to learn that you can add in all types of fun printed items that guests will love. For instance, think about a custom designed door hanger for guests to use in their hotel room. These can be cheeky, stating “Do not disturb, I was up all night partying with the newlyweds!” Another memento that is worth putting together for welcome bags, particularly for a destination wedding, is a list of recommendations in the area to eat, shop, or explore. You can include on here a little blurb as to why you chose this spot for your wedding and why it’s important to you as a couple, too! Finally, another stationery touch to add to welcome bags is a printed schedule for your wedding weekend. This can be cute and useful, telling guests where they should be and when, and informing them of other important information such as transportation options. These seemingly small touches make a big difference in bringing your welcome bag together and giving guests something personalized and special.
These splurges are a great way to give your wedding a personality of its own and to have some fun on paper!