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Stationery and Signage For the Day of Your Wedding

Wedding stationery isn’t limited to invitations – a wedding stationery suite can include a long list of cards and signage that will be used on the day of the wedding. Signage helps your guests know how to engage with what’s on display, and draws attention to all of the sweet details that you’ve worked so hard to design. It can be fun and lighthearted, simply displaying a quote or lyric, or it can be an important element in ensuring guests’ needs are met – for example, a simple sign can indicate which dessert options are nut- or gluten-free.

Before you start thinking about what to add to your stationery suite, check with your wedding venue to see what they provide for signage and stationery. Many venues will take care of signage for all food, drinks, and more.

After you’ve talked to your wedding venue about their signage, it’s time to start thinking about what additional stationery items you’ll need to have created. Here are a few things to consider:

DIY WEDDING WATERCOLOR ESCORT CARDSMake A List…

I’m sorry to do this to you, engaged peeps with mile-long lists for anything and everything wedding-related, but yes, here’s another list to make. Don’t worry – I’ll make it easy for you and get the list started with some of the most common wedding day stationery and signage:

  • Place cards
  • Seating chart
  • Table numbers
  • Menu cards
  • Ceremony program
  • Signature drink signage
  • Welcome sign

Start the list a few months before the wedding, and add to it or remove items as necessary.

Talk to your designer…

To get your wedding day signage and stationery to coordinate with the style of your wedding and uphold the first impression given to your guests when they received their invitation, your best bet is to work with a designer.  Talk to them well in advance of the wedding, but keep in mind that many of these day-of pieces can’t be finished until you have your final guest list.

Wedding Napkin WrapsGet creative…

Your day-of signage is a great opportunity to think outside the box for your wedding – remember, not everything needs to be printed! For a rustic wedding, your guests’ names can be written on tree slices, or for a vintage look, an ornate antique frame could be turned into a chalkboard displaying a welcome message. If you’re thinking of using an escort card system, you can even have the favours creatively displayed with each wedding guest’s name and table number rather than having that information printed onto cards.

Don’t be afraid to stray from tradition and have some fun with your signage – its your wedding, after all! Your stationery and signage is another opportunity to let you and your fiancé’s personalities shine through and give your wedding guests a really unique experience.

Featured Design- Kirstin and Seth’s Fun Beach Wedding Invitations

 

Kristin and Seth are planning a beach wedding with a fun and easygoing vibe and were looking for a wedding invitation that fit that spirit just right. I went to work creating a unique and modern suite for them – here’s what the finished product looks like…

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Creating this look…
To achieve an up-to-date style while keeping the invitation playful, I used one bold colour – purple – and balanced it with neutral ivory and charcoal. In this instance, too many bold colours would have taken away from the simple, beachy feeling we were hoping for. With this colour combination, the bride and groom had two options for envelopes – they could either match the purple to give their wedding guests a bright first impression, or they could go with a clean and classy ivory envelope and leave the pop of colour to be revealed after the envelope is opened.

Rather than displaying the wedding’s important details in full sentences, this invitation features a grid-style layout that is easier to read and gives each piece of information its own space. This is a great option for couples who are ready to do away with traditional wedding invitation wording in favour of a more modern and concise design. One important thing to remember when creating this look is to use a maximum of three different fonts, or you’ll end up with a wedding invitation design that’s more cluttered than it is classy.

Lastly, this bride and groom found a couple creative ways to save money on their invitation suite without compromising style. First, we used a silhouette effect on the edges to create the look of a die cut wedding invitation without the added expense that usually comes along with die or laser cut invitations. The second penny-wise choice was to include a response card that requests that RSVPs be made via email, rather than posted. This is becoming pretty common, and gets rid of the expense of including envelopes and postage with the RSVP card.

Perfect Wedding Magazine

Perfect Weddding CoverFirst of all, I want to thank all of my amazing clients who make it impossible for me to update my blog on a regular basis. I have been so busy creating custom invitations that I just havent shown my website enough love this year.

Anyways, a few months ago, I collaborated with some super talented people to put together a styled shoot for Perfect Wedding Magazine. I had so much fun coming up with a dreamy invitation suite for this ‘tiffany’ inspired shoot.

Big shout outs
Photography: Infused Studios
Flowers: Fabloomosity
Dresses: Delica Bridal
Event Design: D’lusso
Cake: The Art of Cake
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2015 Wedding Trends

It’s that time of year! Wedding season is in full swing and judging by the date (January 26th!), it has been a busy start to 2015 for Glossie already. We are so excited to start working with our clients to create the most amazing invitation suites and reception stationery. Remember, you should start your invitation process about 4-6 months before your wedding date to allow for design time, printing, mailing, and recieving your response cards. That means, if your wedding is in June, you need to be starting your invitation now. And if your wedding is in April, you need to start like, yesterday!

There were so many great wedding event to attend over the last few weeks and I want to focus on one in particular, Swept! I love Swept because it’s a really high-end, curated vendor showcase. There is no swag, so you won’t be filling out entry forms at every table, or receiveing those annoying follow up calls. It’s really about interacting with the vendor.

Now lets get to the trends!

1. Rose Gold
Last year, blush and gold were HUGE, theyre stull big this year, but I’m seeing a lot of rose gold popping up everywhere.
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From left: Atmosphere Weddings, Dress My Day, Dress My Day

2. Polka Dots & Patterns
Patterns are like the new monograms. Add them to your invitation, linens, bridesmaids dresses, etc. So much fun!

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From left: Atmosphere Weddings, Atmosphere WeddingsSpecial Event Rentals

3. Interactive Tables & Bars
Not sure how to entertain your guests at your reception? Give them a make-your-own waffle bar, or let them sample different popcorn flavours.
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4. Sweet Tables
Similar idea to the interative tables but this is purely SWEET! Instead of one cake, have 20 dessert options. Personalize with vintage cake stands or colour coordinate your sweet treats to your decor.
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From left: Violet Chocolate Co.The Art of Cake

5. Ethereal/Goddes Themes
The romantic look is here to stay but this year I think it’s going to look a lot more etheral. This deep, rich hues, and over the top decor.
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From left: Delica Bridal & Fabloomosity, High Culture DesignAtmosphere Weddings

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