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A guide to ‘on-the-day’ wedding stationery

Once the save the dates and wedding invitations have gone out, it’s not the end of a stationer’s job. In fact, it’s only the beginning.

You can argue that actually the most important stationery is still to come, as ‘on-the-day’ items are crucial to a successful wedding. Whether it be helping point people in the right direction (with literal signage), guiding guests through the big day or adding those crucial special touches, on-the-day stationery can make such a difference to the most important day in a couple’s life!

Here’s a quick rundown on the some of the stationery you could be offering your happy couple as the perfect finishing touch!

 

Signage

Another really useful addition to add to your stationery suite is signage, which will help keep guests organised. Whether it be signs directing people to the right room (in large hotels this is a good idea) the toilets (with outdoor weddings this is a must!) or just a sign that is a bigger version of an order of service as Paper Fudge did, explains timings for the day, signage can help the day run smoothly and smooth out any stress.

 

Order of service

Essential for church weddings, an order of service is a run-through of the ceremony and how it will proceed. So if the engaged couple are getting married in a church, this stationery item is so useful, helping guests with details of the readings and hymns. A multi-page order of service is great for days that demand a booklet style detail, large enough to include the names of the whole wedding party, important details of the ceremony such as the exchanging of the rings, vows etc., and much more.

 

Guest books and photo books

A traditional guest book is an item the bride and groom look forward to reading later, so it’s an important stationery product not to overlook. Go the extra mile to showcase memories with a high impact, prestigious hardback book. The way ours are bound creates a flat finish when open which makes it easier for guests to write in. Built to stand the test of time, just like a marriage, landscape hardback books are also great as wedding photobooks, and can really bring the special day back to life when flicking through.

 

Table plan 

Always a must at the wedding breakfast, this is the one item guests will clamour around, because well, food does that to people. A beautifully designed display board transforms into a helpful seating guide for guests to know who they’re sitting with and where in the room their table is. Print the table plan with the same theme as the invitations and it won’t go unnoticed by impressed guests.

 

Table stationery

A real elegant addition to a wedding are Menus, which add an extra touch of class to a wedding. They’re also helpful to guests who might want to save a little bit of room if they’re favourite pudding is coming up!

Names and numbers are useful again to avoid confusion with guests. Your bride and groom might have some personal ideas for table names that relate to them, which can even turn into more of a table centrepiece. They don’t just need to be traditional paper either, designer Nicola Hanrahan created floral garland motif stickers and popped them on old vinyl records for her client as they loved music so much.

Place cards or name cards are a pretty way to also keep guests organised on the table. Use the same font as the couple’s wedding suite for consistency.

 

Little extras

Add some little extra finishing touches to really impress your stationery clients. Wedding stationer Bea & Bloom came up with the idea of themed photo booth props, then there’s stickers as a great option for including on name/place cards, as well as on favours if it suits.

 

There’s plenty of ways to increase your stationery offering and give your clients even more to really make their biggest day the very best.  Get ready for the big day the easy way with our Wedding Collection, with all your on the day wedding print in one place. Shop: www.printed.com/products/98/wedding-collection

 

Let us know what you’re offering as a wedding stationer, and if you have any other ideas comment below!


 

Comments

Jack
09 May 2017 16:28
Excellent guide for essential wedding stationery
David Brookes-Lennon
09 May 2017 16:55
Great Post. I love your Wedding collection
Bryony Bishop
10 May 2017 16:38
Great advice and tips here!
Katherine Larcombe
10 May 2017 23:03
The table names look great!
Hannah
12 May 2017 21:59
I really like the sticker on the vinyl idea. It allows you to make it more authentic than printing a fake vinyl.
Julie O'Connor
13 May 2017 08:40
Great blog, your wedding collection is fab!
JH
14 May 2017 13:07
Interesting post, lots of of useful tips.
Emma
16 May 2017 09:58
Great ideas! I've also used postcard printing to create Advice Cards & Song Request Cards for wedding receptions!
Sally
16 May 2017 16:25
Really happy you now provide wedding products! I'd love to see coloured envelopes and the ability to have printed envelopes for bespoke weddings.
Marcus R. Barrett
17 May 2017 02:16
what I like on these sticker printing service is that its all worthy to purchase and make business.
JH
18 May 2017 09:00
thanks, useful post
Naomi Smith
19 May 2017 12:01
I've just ordered an unfinished pearl polar sheet for a clients table plan, going to mount it ready for their big day. I love your paper options.
Katherine
19 May 2017 20:05
Great post! Your wedding collection is so lovely!
Keziah Herbert
22 May 2017 12:12
The table stationary is a lovely idea!
Samantha
31 May 2017 09:50
Really good post. The wedding collection and sample pack are a really great place to start
Daisy
29 Jun 2017 07:44
Interesting post, love the wedding collection

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