Creating Your Wedding Stationery


Five Tips For Creating Your Wedding Stationery

creating your wedding stationary

Above stationary invitation suite by Jenny Sanders

With so many things to do on the long list of wedding planning, it can be overwhelming. Wedding planners recommend ordering your wedding stationery 4-5 months before the wedding.

Today, I’m sharing my top five tips to you create your very own wedding stationery.

  1. Decide on the formality. Is the wedding traditional or modern? Or something in between? This will lock in the direction of the invitation design. For example, a traditional wedding typically uses a more classic look with the use of white paper, engraved lettering, monograms, and more formal typography. A modern wedding might use colored paper, custom design motifs, and a calligrapher.
  2.  Know Your Wedding Color Palette. You will use the color palette in your stationery to give your guests the first glimpse of the wedding.
  3. What’s Your Budget? According to The Knot, brides typically allow three percent of the overall wedding budget to the stationary.
  4. How much do you want to personalize? Again, this is where your wedding colors come in to play. Do you want a custom motif? Your monogram? Would you like a custom font? This is where hiring a calligrapher might help. Two of my personal favorite calligraphers are Jenny Sanders and Little Duck Calligraphy.
  5. What do you want to order? The list here is long and includes pieces such as envelopes, reply cards, reception cards, rehearsal dinner invitations, maps, ceremony programs, menu cards, place cards, escort cards, thank you cards, and favor tags…whew!

I hope you found this post helpful! For more inspiration for creating your wedding stationery, check out my Pinterest Board.

Before You Create Your Wedding Stationery I’ve created a guide with the 5 things you must know!


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Amy Odom is a fine art Austin, Texas wedding photographer. I love to travel and will go wherever your love story takes me.

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