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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Stationery Recipe

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 Stationery Recipe 


From name cards and menus, to maps and invites, there are various way to mix and match items to create a unique stationery suite for your wedding. My favorite part of this stationery recipe is the adorable, hand-drawn information card that includes a map of the reception site. What a cute idea! 

Stationery suite

Helpful Tips and Advice about Stationery

Answers to a few questions below to help you as you’re designing your own stationery suite!

1. What is usually included in a traditional invitation suite? Are there some items that are optional or more or less common?

Suites usually include the main invitation + matching envelope, and the response card + reply envelope. Optional items are the inner envelope, map/details card, rehearsal dinner card, envelope liners, wax seals and other accents. I tend to recommend a map/details card just because it’s such a unique way to incorporate some character into the suite.

2. How do you incorporate the wedding colors and style into the stationery suite?

Stick with only one color for printing, which is usually the main wedding color then pair it with the envelope and play with another color for the envelope liner. Choose the color that best reflects the wedding style.

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3. Can you describe the various mediums for creating wedding stationery?

I offer handmade paper, fabric, or wood as the base of the stationery. I personally love handmade paper and fabric printing for wedding invites! I think letterpress on handmade paper is extremely gorgeous too. For this suite in particular (above), a bride would choose screen printing to make this work on handmade paper.

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4. Are there any other commonly asked questions you get from brides?

I get asked quite often actually if I write every single invitation. I don’t – I reproduce the work that we create via a special form of printing – either it’s digital/flat, screen printing, or letterpress. I do hand-write the addresses on each invitation, and that’s done with lots of love!

Elements of a stationery suite

 


Participating Vendors

Photography: Rustic White Photography  | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Wedding Planner: Molly McKinley Designs | Flowers: Mary McLeod of Amy Osaba Events | Rentals and Tableware: Peachtree Tents and Events | Linens: I Do Linens

 

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