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Welcome to the Wedding Stationery Ultimate Guide

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This guide covers all you need to know about Bespoke Wedding Stationery, the fonts, wording, paper types, sizes and the printing techniques you can choose from! 

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What Bespoke Wedding Stationery do we offer?

Before the Day Stationery

Save the Dates   |   Invitations   |   Printed Address Envelopes  |   RSVP Cards   |   Printed Address Envelopes for RSVP Cards 
Guest Information Cards   |   Honeymoon Wish Cards   |   Envelope Liners Order of The Day Cards 
 |   Favour Tags 

On the Day Stationery

Order of Services   |   Place Cards   |   Table Cards   |   Menu Cards   |   Welcome Sign   |   Table Plan   |   Order of the Day Sign   
Additional Signs (e.g. quotes, drinks, unplugged ceremony, bbq)

Hand Drawn Types of Bespoke Wedding Stationery we offer as illustrated icons

Investment

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The choices you can opt for for bespoke wedding stationery are endless! There are so many different types of paper stock, designs, finish (such as foiling) that it can be pretty hard to decide how much of your wedding budget you should allocate towards wedding stationery! On average, couples invest between 3-6% for their 'Before the Day' stationery (this includes Save the Dates, Invitation Suites etc) and an extra 1-3% of their wedding budget towards their 'On the Day' stationery (including items such as Table plan, Menus, Place Cards etc). 

What can you get if you have under £300 to spend on stationery?

There are some amazing unique collections where you can semi customise your invitations and information cards with your own text and wording! We have an In-House collection that does just this! We send through a digital proof of your design with your desired wording before your artwork gets sent to the printer. The collections are totally unique artwork too, printed on high quality paper stock such as Silk or Italian Textured! We package these up and get them delivered to you, it's as simple as that!

What can you get if you have between £300-£500 to spend on stationery?

Within this budget you are investing in bespoke wedding stationery, totally custom to you as a couple, your colour scheme, and your theme! This all depends on the quantity of items and how many guests you will have attending your wedding of course. This could include a wedding crest of your initials and flowers being used throughout your stationery even on your wedding menus!

What if you have between £500-£800 to spend on stationery?

This is where you can have more options available to you! If you wanted your venue to be drawn, maybe foiling on your invitations, or even more On the Day stationery, such as a welcome sign - this is all possible with an investment between £500-£800. You could even have small finishing touches, if you like twine to wrap around your invitations for instance.

What if you have over £800+ to spend on stationery?

If you like the idea of having letterpressed invitations, or hot foiling this can be possible with an investment of over £800+. You can also opt for different shaped invitations such as hearts or arch shaped, and even handmade paper to print on! The possibilities are endless - you can opt to have more finishing touches such as Wax Seals, Belly Bands, Vellum Wraps, Printed Envelopes and Liners, Silk Ribbon and more! This will also give you a vast amount of 'On the Day' stationery options too, such as Order of the Day Sign, Menus, Place Cards, Order of Services etc!

Need more information on cost? Download our investment guide below!

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Watercoloured invitation with an illustrated venue of The Bishops Stortford's registry off
Bespoke Wedding Stationery Gold hot foiled invitation with letterpressed information card

Fonts and Wording

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The wording on an invitation and other stationery items are so important! It sets the tone for your wedding. We tailor a list of wording choices based on your type of wedding you are having, whether you're more traditional, relaxed or even to a theme! You have the freedom to pick which ever wording suits you best.

Example of traditional wording can be:

Mr and Mrs Stevens and Mr. and Mrs Rolen
Request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children
Samantha Louise
and
Antony David
Saturday, the twenty-first of May
Two thousand twenty-five
At half after six o'clock
The Lawn 

Rochford, Essex

 

Example of traditional yet relaxed wording can be:
 

Together with their families
Samantha Stevens
and
Antony David Rolen

request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their marriage 
Saturday 21st  May 2025
6.30pm
The Lawn 

Rochford, Essex

Fonts are something we also help with! We provide an array of various fonts including calligraphy, themed fonts (such as Disney, Star Wars etc) or easily readable fonts so your invitations are personal and fit your vision perfectly! Here are a few examples below:

Calligraphy/Script

Minimal and Modern

Themed and Fun

Classic and romantic

Inspiration

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Need some help with what sort of design you would like? This is where I come in! Perhaps you would like to include your venue, a landscape, or even a wedding crest of your initials! Initially I would say to start off with your wedding colour scheme and maybe flowers, and the rest follows on from there!

Take a look at some more things you could have featured in your stationery: 

  • Venue Illustration - provide your guests with a taste of what's to come and give them a glimpse of the setting! You could use this on your invitations, order of service and welcome sign!

  • Wedding Crests - articulate who you both are as a couple with a visual representation of your life coming together as one. Maybe you love music or you are planning to elope in Vegas! We could include small notes of this in your crest!

  • Map Illustration - incorporate the locations of your special day into a useful guide and explain any difficult directions

  • Landscape Illustration - share a beautiful scene (e.g. where you got engaged or the view from your wedding venue) with your guests

  • Order of the Day Illustration - make sure no one misses the main events of your special day. Help guests know where to be and when with an infographic or even a watercolour timeline!

Bespoke Wedding Stationery Gatefold invitation with Mulberry House illustrated with a time
Bespoke Wedding Stationery Illustrated map with venue, road, and car with order of events
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Before the Day Paper Sizes

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Choose from the following most common paper sizes for your bespoke before the day wedding stationery.

A5 page size for wedding invitations, RSVPs and save the dates

A5

Perfect for Wedding Invitations, RSVPs and Save the Dates. Precisely half an A4 sheet. Available for both front and back printing.

DL page size with popular banner for wedding breakfast menu or guest information cards

DL

Perfect for Menu or Guest Information Cards. Exactly one-third of A4. Available for both front and back printing.

A7 page size for wedding honeymoon wish cards

A7

Perfect for Honeymoon Wish Cards. Available for both front and back printing.

5 x 7 page size with popular banner for wedding invitations and RSVPs

5 x 7 inch

Perfect for Wedding Invitations & RSVPs.

A smaller version of A5. Available for both front and back printing.

Bespoke page size for wedding stationery

Bespoke

We are more than happy to explore new possibilities with you.

Square page size with popular banner for wedding invitations, RSVPs and save the dates

Square

Perfect for Wedding Invitations, RSVPs and Save the Dates. Available for both front and back printing.

A6 page size for wedding RSVPs or save the dates

A6

Perfect for RSVPs and Save the Dates, half the size of an A5. Available for both front and back printing.

Before the Day Folded Prints

Available for all paper sizes above, folded prints open out to show more information or illustrations.

Short edge fold option for wedding stationery

Short Edge Fold

Gate fold option for wedding stationery

Gate Fold

Tent fold option for wedding stationery

Tent Fold

Roll fold option for wedding stationery

Roll-Fold

A6 trifold option for wedding stationery

Trifold

A6 quadfold option for wedding stationery

Quadfold

On the Day Paper Sizes

Choose from the following most common paper sizes for your bespoke smaller On the Day Wedding Stationery.

A5 page size for wedding table cards

A5

Perfect for Table Cards. Precisely half an A4 sheet. Available for both front and back printing.

100x400mm tent fold page size for wedding place card

Tent fold 100 x 40mm

Perfect for Place Cards. Only available for printing on one side.

A5 booklet page size for wedding order of services

A5 Multi-Page

This A5 booklet is perfect for Order of Services. Double sided printing available.

Bespoke page size for wedding stationery

Bespoke

We are more than happy to explore new possibilities with you.

90x45mm tent fold page size for wedding place cards

Tent fold 90 x 45mm

Perfect for Place Cards. Only available for printing on one side.

Choose from the following most common paper sizes for your bespoke larger On the Day Wedding Stationery.

A1 page size foe wedding table plans and welcome signs

A1

Only available for printing on one-side.

Recommended for: Table plans and welcome signs

A2 page size for wedding table plans and welcome signs

A2

Only available for printing on one-side

Recommended for: Table plans and welcome signs

Bespoke page size for wedding stationery

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We are more than happy to explore new possibilities with you.

Printing Techniques

Watercoloured invitation with an illustrated venue of The Bishops Stortford's registry off

Digital Printing

Similar to what you would get from a home laser printer only much higher quality with no fading or smudging. The printer uses thousands of minuscule ink dots to form letters and designs on your chosen paper type.

Bespoke Wedding Stationery Disney and Star Wars Seat reserved signs with white ribbon

Die-Cutting

A process to cut out an array of delicate shapes from paper. Think about when you make biscuits … if you wanted to make a star shape you wouldn’t do it by hand, you would just go out and buy a star cutter.

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Digital Foiling

A process that leaves you with shiny, metallic accents, printed onto your design. Available in seven colours: silver, gold, rose gold, copper, red and blue on silk or recycled silk paper types.

Bespoke Wedding Stationery Gold hot foiled invitation with letterpressed information card

Letterpress

A text or image is etched on a raised surface and coated with ink to produce a physical impression on the paper for this labour-intensive method. The letters are indented on the front and slightly raised on the back creating a textural and refined look. A more expensive printing method limited to thicker card stock.

Common Paper Types

Silk

“Silk coated paper has a low surface sheen and luxurious feel. It offers excellent ink to paper contrast, and printed colours appear bright and defined.”

Tintoretto Gesso

“The 'hammered' texture of Tintoretto is strangely satisfying to touch. A fine Italian paper that's perfect for bringing prestige to any print.”

Pearl Polar

"A soft, white pearlescent paper, that glistens like a snowy winter morning. Its subtle glow enlivens deluxe cards without fighting for attention with printed artwork.”

Vellum

“Vellum paper adds an ethereal dimension to printed artwork, offering a translucent finish, with an effortless, airy simplicity. Ideal when paired with additional paper layers, it's a favourite choice for romantic Wedding Stationery and luxury Invites.”

Kraft

“Kraft is an earthy, latte-coloured paper that transforms designs with a vintage edge. It has an uncoated, smooth surface with a natural textured appearance.”

Recycled Silk

“Discover all the features of Recycled Silk, now manufactured from sustainably certified, 100% recycled fibres.”

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Signage Boards

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2mm Card

Durable yet lightweight, perfect for indoor displays.

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3mm Foamex

Made of PVC Foamboard, perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

Finishing Touches

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Why not add that special finishing touch to your wedding stationery? This is especially for 'Before the Day' stationery, where you can add on

lots of custom and beautiful items which can really make your invitations pop!

Take a look at some finishing touches you can have:

  • Envelope Liners - accentuate your wedding theme

  • Printed Envelopes - save time and energy and get your guest's addresses printed on your envelopes

  • Wax Seals - a touch of royalty ... seal your envelopes with your initials or an exciting message

  • Twine or Satin/Silk Ribbon - maybe to tie round your invitations to secure all of the inserts

  • Belly Bands - a thick printed design paper band to secure all your wedding invitations items and personalise with a message or illustration

  • Favour Tags - the perfect way to share a special message with your guests

  • Stickers - an alternative to wax seals

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Bespoke Wedding Stationery Antique gold hot foiled and letterpressed Save the Dates with a
Bespoke Wedding Stationery Gatefold Invitation with red belly band and illustration of ven

Digital Options

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E-Vites

Save yourself from stuffing an envelope (whilst saving some trees) and send your wedding invitations digitally.

How does it work?

The bespoke design process is exactly the same, a digital copy (ready to send to all your guests) is included at no extra cost!

Go the extra mile ...

For those who want a beautiful end-to-end experience for guests, the ability to collect mailing address, track RSVPs and follow up with guests instantly ... We also offer to send your bespokely designed wedding E-Vites via Paperless Post (for an additional fee). If this is the option for you we will cover everything in a video call. 

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