LATEST TRENDS IN STATIONERY
25 February, 2016


Calligraphy and Handwriting

Handwritten calligraphy will give your wedding paper an elegant look. Try highlighting important details like your names. It is an increasingly popular option.

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Watercolour

This subtle way of blending colour onto paper is one of the most pleasantly romantic experiences, but for that, you will have to choose something appropriate that perfectly suits your wedding style. With an amazing colour combination you can create elegant watercolour pieces.

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Monograms

Despite the hype over letter-locking monogram designs of the past, the trend now is to use custom monograms, which are more meaningful. You could use this very idea for everything. From day of stationery to cocktail napkins, the idea could be used in multiple ways.

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Foil Stamping

A spark of gold & silver has become very popular for wedding stationery these days. Mostly, people prefer to feature the names in gold. You could also have the option to mix metallic foils for glamorous designs.

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Envelope Liners

Envelope's inner layer casts the first impression on your invitation upon tearing the envelope; so obviously, you would love to form a formidable experience there. Liners are a great help for an amazing finishing touch and personal detailing.

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ADVICE TO BRIDE & GROOMS

Define Your Wedding Style

The most important part of a wedding invitation is a narration of your wedding style. Before throwing the party, you must be conscious about the event you are trying to create - sophisticated or glam, or classic and elegant.

Don't Crowd the Card

Try to keep the invite simple and to the point. Key points must involve the location, the name of couples, ceremony date and time. Do not overburden the card with all sorts of details as the guest would find it difficult to read and it will lose its elegance. Accommodation details and directions can be on a separate card.

Start Early

Save the dates should go about 6-8 months before the wedding ceremony. Going with one stationer will save you both time and money. Start surveying stationers 10-12 months before the ceremony. Moreover, order the invites 3-4 months before the marriage so that you can finish the invitation task beforehand.

Triple-Check the Proof

Check each detail carefully before sending an approval for printing the artwork. Don't just let your mother or fiancée have a look over it but consult your grammar specialist friend or spell check programmes for any errors.

Count Carefully

Typically one invitation is sent per household/couple, so this is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind while figuring out your needed quantities. Order 10-15 extra invites for last minute guest additions. This will also save you the extra cost of printing smaller quantities at the last minute.

Don't Forget the Rest of Your Suite

It is a good idea to organise your reception stationery with your invitations so you can save time and money by having them all in one order. Incorporate the same style as your invites into the rest of your stationery for a cohesive look.

Remember Your Thank-You's

When people start bestowing you with all sorts of gifts you must also reply them all with thank you notes. It is a good idea to send the thank you notes within 2-3 weeks after the ceremony.