STATIONERY STYLING ON THE DAY // This part of the wedding planning is fun as you can add a little creativity and personality to the styling. Below is a few stationery items you might like to include in the styling of your ceremony & reception. Some are practical and very helpful for guests, others just add to the loveliness to the day…
Wedding Order of Service Sheets or Program Fans: These let your guests know what the order of events is for the day, and who is in the bridal party and doing the important roles. The program fans technically have two purposes, as we all know how hot it gets here in New Zealand so they can be literally used as a fan to keep cool during the ceremony. Win win!
Vows: Printed vows in the same stationery design are fast becoming popular. As they not only serve as something to read your vows from on the day, but also make a lovely keepsake of the day.
Confetti Cones: The good old confetti (or rose petal) cones. We’ve even got a DIY tutorial on how to make these here.
Fun Signage: From printed framed signs, black boards, painted wooden signs to the new acrylic style ones for your welcome sign or to share drinks bar, guest book or photobooth details to your guests.
Buffet Labels: Sometimes its quite nice to add little labels to your drinks station, dessert bar or buffet – just so your guests know what they are being served.
Seating Plans: Whether you need one large sheet or little cards for each table illustrating where each guest is to be seated, a seating plan helps guests find there places.
Menus and Place Cards: We’ve even seen napkins hand lettered with menus, and leaves with the guest names printed on them, or a simple printed menu and place card will work perfectly. Both serve a purpose on the tables, menus are typically required when guests are being served al carte style and they are required to choose. If you would like guest seated in specific seats around each table, place cards help to ensure this happens too.
Table Numbers: These let guests know what number the table is so they can find their seats. Either make these a decent size, have one number at each end of the table or place high in a centrepiece so they are easy to be seen.
Wedding Games: Fun activities for guests to complete during the reception are entertaining. The “Wedding Advice” games allow guests to answer cues, and offer the couple their great (or not so great) advice. Printed on light card they can be placed at each setting for the guest.
Favours: Wedding favours have always a debate. Favours are meant to be small gifts for the guests to say thank you for attending the wedding. If you decide to give favours to your guests; succulents, macarons, chocolates, cookies in cute packaging never goes amiss… you can even add a little thank you note on these, or make the tag into a place card with their name.
Next month, I will be showing you how to create envelope liners – I cant wait to show you how to make these as they add so much beauty to your invitations.
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