How to Create a Cohesive Look with your Stationery

by Jenny Bryde 11. September 2011 05:56

Wedding Papery does NOT have to stop at the invitation alone.  Think of all the information that you have to relay to your guests...where to go, what to do, who to ask?  It can surmount in a multitude of signage and pamphets, so you might as well make them pretty.  Consider creating a cohesive look with a design element that repeats throughout your entire wedding from save the date to thank you card. 

Here is one example of how a bride worked with her stationery designer to implement her peacock idea throughout her wedding paper...


Each piece is individually beautiful, but together, these elements work to tell the story of this couple's magical day!  Whether you go with a certain theme or color, imagine how you could tell your story!  An invitation designer worth their salt will be able to work with you to create any sort of element that you need to fit your vision!

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Four Types of Invitation Styles: Modern, Floral, Flourished, and Steampunk!

by Jenny Bryde 7. November 2010 02:48

The aspect of our wedding that took the longest for me to figure out was our stationery suite.  I wasn't sure what I wanted in a wedding invitation, and when I started to look for examples on the internet, I was floored by the vast array of designs out there.  It was really overwhelming, but being that I had a longish engagement, I had time to narrow down the choices. 

As is often the case on our blog, my long, drawn-out neuroses turn into your shortcuts!  Wahoo!  I thought it would be nice to start featuring some of the major design categories that I encumbered while in the midst of the decision making process.  The next series of posts will feature various designs, print types, and mediums that can be used for wedding invites.  My goal is that this series of post will be helpful for those of you at the beginning of this process.  Most of our local print shops and wedding invitation designers can help you even further narrow down your choices and come up with something that is just right for you taste and budget. 

I'm going to start today with four popular styles of wedding invitations.  There are countless graphics, backgrounds, fonts, etc. that can be used to come up with an overall style for an invitation suite, and here are some major categories...

Minimalistic Modern - Bolt fonts, lots of bare space, and vibrant color palettes make up the characteristics of a modern wedding invitation style.  Modern is often equated with a simple design, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.  Check out these great examples below:


Floral - Lush and romantic, flowers are a staple symbol of romance around the world.  From the classic rose to peonies to sunflowers to daffodils, an invitation can feature flowers that match your bouquet!


Flourish - Curves, swirls, and intricate penwork dance on the front of many wedding invitations.  With a charm for the hand-written correspondence, many brides love the look of a flourished wedding invitation.

Steampunk - For the slightly adventurous yet old fashioned bride and groom, steampunk wedding invitations have popped up everywhere!  They feature throwbacks to vintage advertisements, arts and crafts, wanted posters, and other iconic typography.


The next post on invitations will feature even more styles for your consideration!  And if you've fallen in love with the examples that I've scrounged up, click on the pictures, and it will take you right to where you can buy them!

Happy paper hunting!  :)

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Hi!  Welcome to the blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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