Choosing your wedding stationery is one of the easiest ways to begin creating the theme of your big day. Your save the date cards will give your guests their first clue as to the style and feel of your wedding, and it’s easy to follow the theme through on everything from invitations to menus. Here we show you how to choose stationery for some of this year’s hottest wedding themes!
There’s no denying that the Gatsby theme is still going strong in 2014, with brides loving the stylish, sleek shapes of Art Deco. Luckily, reflecting this theme in your stationery is easy – you just need to use a 1920s-style font and bold, geometric motifs and borders.
The 1920s look suits many colour schemes, but you can’t beat monochrome with a touch of gold or silver to add glamour. We also love Gatsby-style stationery in sherbert colours like mint and peach.
This fun, playful 50s-inspired wedding theme is all about pattern and colour! Polka dots and retro fonts look particularly good, especially when they’re paired with pastel shades like pink and blue, or with lipstick red.
If you’re going for the full vintage effect, decorate your stationery with diner-inspired designs, like milkshakes and jukeboxes. If you’re opting for a punkier rockabilly-style theme, then choose classic sailor tattoo drawings!
Add a little hippie chic to your day with a beautiful bohemian theme. Creating this rustic look is all about using natural colours and textures. Opt for natural brown paper or card, finished off with touches of lace or raffia twine.
White chalkboard-style text looks particularly cute with this type of stationery – just make sure your guests can read it! To add a splash of colour to your designs, choose wildflower or bunting motifs.
This is a classic wedding theme, and with good reason – it looks sophisticated and elegant in all seasons, and is super-easy to put together. Classic black and white will never date in your photos, and if you ask your guests to follow a black and white dress code, your day will look super-chic!
The only danger when choosing your black and white stationery is going too plain – don’t forget to add a little touch of glamour to keep it memorable! This can be something as simple as a satin ribbon, a diamanté stud or a chandelier motif.
The vintage-inspired tea party theme has been one of the most popular wedding looks of the past year -– you only need to look at our real weddings to see that!
Luckily, this is another theme that translates easily to stationery. Choose classic designs in pastel shades, decorated with bunting, roses and of course teacups and cakes!
Whether you choose one bold standout shade or a mixture of popping brights, you’re sure to find plenty of stationery options this year. Brides no longer worry about a two-colour limit – it’s anything goes! We’ve even seen some rainbow-themed real weddings!
Our advice here would be to get all your wedding stationery from one place to avoid everything genuinely clashing – you’re aiming for modern, not a mish-mash.
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