Your wedding stationery gives your guests their first glimpse of your big day so it’s got to be perfect. Here, stationery experts Ivy Ellen reveal seven of their best new designs for 2014 as well as some wedding stationery basics…

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When writing your wedding invitations, don’t forget to include the basic information which includes your names, wedding date, wedding venue, time and RSVP date. ALWAYS put an RSVP date, or else you’ll get into all sorts of bother when it comes to giving your wedding venue final numbers for the wedding breakfast.

You can also include the hosts’ names, RSVP address/email, your reception venue (if different to your ceremony venue), dress code, carriages, information regarding children, directions, local accommodation, menu choices and gift list details.

Remember, you should be aiming to send your invitations out three to four months before your wedding, or six to eight weeks before if you have sent save the date cards. For more information about what you should be doing and when in terms of wedding planning, click here, or read on to see seven of the best new wedding stationery designs to match this year’s hottest themes…

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Polka

This simple but effective polka dot design uses the shutterfold style with luxury satin ribbon and is ideal for weddings that require extra information inside. Available in 12 colours ranging from soft pastels perfect for a spring theme to bolder reds and yellows ideal for a summer wedding. From £2.95.

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Festoon

The perfect accompaniment to a summer festival themed wedding with light pastels, heavyweight pearlescent board and bunting. From £1.65.

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Confetti

Printed using beautiful 50% recycled flecked board the A6 (quarter A4) sized confetti design is perfect for environmentally conscious brides on a budget. The elegant and romantic design is flexible for weddings in all seasons. From £1.30.

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Crystal

The new Crystal design uses a single snowflake, hand finished with a Swarovski jewel to elegantly introduce a subtle winter theme. The layered postcard design is available in 4 seasonal colours each using a layer of beautiful gold heavyweight board. From £2.80.

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Bunnies

One of a range of illustrated A6 sized designs, Bunnies is ideal for couples looking for a non-traditional and more quirky wedding invitation. From £1.30.

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Venus

Traditional yet romantic, the Venus design uses two layers of pearlescent white or ivory board to compliment virtually all wedding themes. With a simple watercolour heart giving a soft touch of colour the design is perfect for an understated wedding. From £2.45.

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Fleur Heart

Exclusively licensed from Chartula, this intricate laser cut design is available in a choice of 6 beautiful boards and 40 satin ribbons. With laser cut stationery set to continue as a must have trend in 2014 this intricate heart design in one of 3 popular laser cut designs on offer. From £4.00.

 

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