Expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Surrey Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursurrey.wedding

 

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Q. How can we create wintry stationery to tie in with our Christmas wedding?

A. Natalie Drage says: Winter is a wonderful time of year to get married, and there are many ways you can embrace the season through your stationery. Don't feel tied to bright red berries, Christmas trees or a holly theme. Instead, you could incorporate these festive vibes with wintry blooms or modern greenery details. You might also think about introducing a touch of sparkle to your stationery, either through the use of pearlescent card and envelopes or metallic foils, the options are endless!

Greenery is an enduring wedding theme, which works particularly well for winter weddings. This design features the pale blue tones of eucalyptus sprigs and other foliage, together with a modern font it's a versatile style that would work perfectly for any country venue or barn.

If you're keen to acknowledge the Christmas feel, but without being too festive, then you could consider incorporating some classic colours into your stationery. This menu design (pictured) features beautiful crimson and snow-white watercolour winter roses, rosehips and foliage on a navy background to present a festive three-course menu. This design would lend itself beautifully to signage and other table stationery.

There's something truly festive about stars, particularly if they bring a bit of sparkle too. Jazz up a flat print and add a bit of shine by printing onto pearlescent paper, or go for metallic foil elements to make your stationery shine.

Natalie Drage,Flamboyant Invites
www.flaboyantinvites.com

 

My type on paper

My type on paper

Q. We're on a tight budget but still want beautiful stationery. How can we spend our money wisely?

A. Sara Jones says: Start by deciding what you can and cannot compromise on. Understanding what you want from your day can be beneficial as without a clear idea your budget can easily be forgotten about. Research your ideas and ask your suppliers questions, as there are always compromises and ways of saving money.

Think about if you want your invitations printed on hand-made texture card or will you be happy with digital versions? Do you want number cards, or would you prefer a concertina invite? Have a consultation with your supplier to discover what you like and dislike and don't be shy or afraid to ask questions.

Sara Jones,The Little Extras Stationery
www.thelittleestrasstationery.com

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