You can be bombarded by inspiration and ideas with wedding stationery. Guest blogger Lauren Fraser, Editorial Assistant of Wedding Ideas Magazine, is an expert on both writing for wedding stationery designers and for brides. She gives us the lowdown on inspiration, recommendations and upcoming trends you need to take notice of.
What are your predictions for the Autumn/Winter season?
"The trend for metallic colours – especially copper – is likely to stay very popular through the autumn season, with more jewel tones coming in. Many stationers are using foils alongside their metallic ranges and we expect this to stay as couples continue to be more adventurous in their colour choices, designs and materials. Floral designs are always popular, with leafier, more botanical designs and watercolour influences also big this year. There’s also been a trend for geometric, monochrome, 1920’s style designs that we expect to carry into the autumn/winter wedding season. Classic designs based around calligraphy are always popular."
Where should people look for inspiration for their wedding stationery?
"Wedding Ideas magazine is a great place to start as we have a stationery feature every issue as well as many different stationers advertising, so you’re bound to find designs you love. We also share new stationery collections, trends and businesses regularly on the Wedding Ideas website. Pinterest and Instagram are also particularly good places to look for inspiration, especially if you want to match your stationery to your wedding theme or find a certain colour. The inspiration is endless!"
How can stationery be personalised?
"Couples can personalise their stationery in many ways! Whether the couple choose stationery to match their wedding theme, like postcard invitations for a couple that loves to travel, or opt for a DIY option – they can express themselves, their relationship and their wedding theme. We’ve seen lots of brides and grooms choosing old photos as their place settings and table plans or using personalised stamps on their invitations. Another way for couples to express their personality in their stationery choices is in the finer details. Whether it’s adding textured paper, a pocket fold design, origami or more, couples can introduce elements that are important to them."
Do you recommend certain designers or stationers?
"Heart Invites create many stationery styles, but we particularly love their rustic and floral designs. For those looking for soft and romantic wedding stationery, Ivy Ellen has some stunning watercolour-inspired designs. We also love Swoon at the Moon because they have stationery to fit almost every wedding theme. For more traditional weddings, Pocketfold Invites offer a more formal design that evokes luxury and Wonderland Invites nail classic calligraphy styles. There are many stationers we know and love, so this is just a drop in the ocean of talented designers!"
Do you have a personal favourite theme or trend?
"One of my personal favourites is the trend for stationery to tell the story of a couples’ relationship. Some choose stationery that reflects where they first met or what they love to spend time doing together, which I think is really fitting for such a personal day. I particularly love cutemaps.co.uk who allow you to map out your wedding day locations or places significant to your relationship on your stationery in really sweet designs."
Tell us more about Wedding Ideas magazine
"Wedding Ideas helps brides to find ideas for their big day from the very start of planning right through to the honeymoon. Our featured real weddings are always hugely popular as brides and grooms-to-be love to take inspiration from others who have chosen a similar theme, colour palette or venue. We also have a huge website with even more ideas for your wedding, whether it’s the music you choose for your ceremony, the dress, the colour scheme or everything in between!"
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Thank you to Lauren and Wedding Ideas. Remember to visit Wedding Ideas for inspiration, ideas and more: www.weddingideasmag.com