Wedding Invitations And Stationery For A WOW Wedding

Wedding Invitations And Stationery are a great way of putting a personal touch on your WOW Wedding! Like many wedding-related things they probably cost more than you might think – with good reason. Making Wedding Invitations And Stationery is not easy and takes a lot more time than you might think.

I read a very interesting article in Brides Magazine that inspired this post and then the next day my friend, and expert wedding stationer, Carol from Laurel Designs posted about a workshop she is running on 27th July. CLICK HERE to read the article in Brides Magazine  For details of Carol’s workshop CLICK HERE. So I decided to add my thoughts on the topic in a blog post.

Wedding Invitations And Stationery

You’ve got your ring, the wedding date is now firmly in the diary, and the venue is booked and so you need to send out invitations for your wedding day, but where should you start and how much is it going to cost?

Inspiration can come from all kinds of places, obviously Pinterest is very popular but beware items have often been created for photoshoots which would be prohibitively expensive for many couples.

At this stage I want to make two points …

  1. It’s not just invitations, it’s everything printed – invitations, order of service, table plan, place names, signs – anything that gets printed should have the same look.
  2. This is where bringing in the WOW Wedding philosophy can really help. If you don’t know what I’m talking about have a look around my website or drop me an email for some free stuff.

If you are creative and have lots of time on your hands you may be able to do it yourself. If you have a creative friend who has experience in this area then you may be able to do it yourselves but PLEASE don’t underestimate the size of the task.

Another temptation these days is to take everything, including invitations, online with a wedding website – there are many, many potential problems with this and I’d advise a wedding website should be used in addition to traditional wedding stationery and used very carefully. I could go into all kinds of stories I’ve heard but it wouldn’t be fair to share confidences here.

As for cost, I’ve heard it suggested that wedding invitations and stationery should cost around 5% of the budget. It’s easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money here, you need to work out your budget, don’t spend it all one Save The Date cards!

For my daughters recent wedding I stepped up to help – well after all I got an A level in Art a long time ago 😉

My brilliant website designer Deon of Deon Design (click here) helped me create a “Beatlesque” monogram to go along with their theme and Amy found some wording that she liked and adapted.

Wedding Invitations And Stationery

There was a lot of printing, cutting, sticking and other crafting operations involved but we managed it … just! We were rejigging table plans the night before the wedding and I actually had to print a place name card I missed on the morning of the wedding.

My advice is basically that making your own invitations is not easy and will probably take more time than you think. Talk to a professional like Carol from Laurel Design and get an idea of what she would charge, if you think you’d like to “DIY” your wedding invitations and stationery make sure you’ve got plenty of help and think about taking Carol’s workshop.

CLICK HERE for the Laurel Designs website

CLICK HERE for details of the Laurel Designs Wedding Invite Workshop

CLICK HERE to read the article in Brides Magazine

Remember,if you’d like to find out more about how you can create a WOW Wedding, or have any questions, just drop me a message at

Wedding Invitations And Stationery

1 reply
  1. Carol
    Carol says:

    WOW what can I say!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Stationery plays such an important role by setting the scheme of the bid day ahead…..

    It’s all about the details and we love detail.

    I loved this post so thank you for passing on your advice to others.

    Kind regards
    Laurel Designs


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