Wedding stationery is so important! It is the first glimpse your guests will get to experience of your day. It helps you set the tone, lets people know what to expect. It can also be a big daunting task, we hear you!
That is why today on the blog we have urban directory supplier Rodo Creative giving her 5 top tips for wedding stationery. Rodo Creative will work with you to create the perfect stationery for your city wedding.
A little bit about Rodo Creative
Hello! We’re Rodo Creative, a small design studio based in Manchester. Creating bespoke stationery for weddings and other special occasions. Made up of three Graphic Designers with other 10 years of experience within the industry. We are able to create bespoke designs to ensure your stationery is unique to you and your special day!
With a wide range of skills, we offer a variety of contemporary and playful designs. Our bespoke service allows us to work closely with all of our lovely couples to achieve their perfect stationery. We offer free consultations and work one-to-one with you on your designs.
We love hearing new ideas and projects, so if you have any questions or would just like to say hello please don’t hesitate to get in touch we’re always here to help!
Below we have compiled a few of Rodo’s top tips to get you started when planning your city wedding stationery.
5 top wedding stationery tips
Tip 1 – Get Creative
Use your chosen wedding venue to inspire your designs. Not only will this make your wedding stationery completely unique to you and your wedding. But it will also inform your guests on what to expect from your big day!
Mark and Victoria used their venue choice the Manchester Town Hall to influence their stationery. They opted for imagery of Manchester’s worker bee with a honeycomb pattern in luxurious gold foil.
Tip 2 – you only need one invite per family not person
When discussing quantities with your stationer, remember that you will only need one invite per family, not person! This will help to cut down on cost whilst also reducing paper wastage!
If you are interested in creating an environmentally friendly stationery suite, we offer a range of sustainable options, including recycled and plantable seed paper to help reduce waste and lead a greener life!
Tip 3 – day stationery 6 -5 weeks before
Getting married in a city abroad? Let us know beforehand, we may be able to help take away an extra stress by shipping your day stationery straight to your venue for you!
We recommend that you start your day stationery 6-5 weeks before your wedding date, this will ensure any last minute drop outs can be amended before going to print!
Tip 4 – Include accommodation options on your invites
Getting married in a city can often leave your guests with an overwhelming number of accommodation options. Including accommodation details on your information card is a thoughtful gesture, especially for travelling guests who do not know your chosen city very well.
Make sure your guests have no excuse to leave the party early by going the extra mile and including some contact numbers for local taxi companies too!
Tip 5 – Enjoy!
Last but not least, enjoy the journey! From that first consultation meeting to those finishing touches on your big day, your stationery is what makes your wedding so unique and personal to you and your special day.
FAQ – WEDDING STATIONERY
What stationery do I need? This depends on the size and formality of your wedding. The most popular are save the dates, wedding invites with full details, on the day like menu and place cards, signs for on the day also, thank you cards for after.
What will it cost? Again, very dependable on the amount and the quality you for. It can range from £100/£200 if your DIYing or into the thousands for fully bespoke high-quality items.
Do I really need wedding stationery? In short no, you don’t have to have wedding stationery. You can opt for a digital version and set up a website. If a small wedding word of mouth may be fine. The more formal the day it will be expected. Either way, the important thing is to make sure everyone has all the details they need.
Wedding stationery top tips
We hope you enjoyed the top wedding stationery tips from Rodo creative! The one invite per family could be a huge money saver if you hadn’t thought about that! Thanks so much, girls, make sure you go check them out!
All images by Freya Raby
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