Expert advice about stationery

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Writing guide

Writing guide

Q. What is the etiquette for wedding stationery these days? And are there any set rules to follow in terms of the way they should look?

A. Victoria Jamieson says: Your save-the-dates and invitations are one of the first glimpses of your wedding that your guests will see. Use this exciting opportunity to be creative while still informing guests of all the essential information. It's always better to give guests a little too much information, such as directions, accommodation options and dancefloor tune choices, than not enough, which will save you having to answer further questions closer to the big day.

Wedding stationery can be as traditional or as quirky as you like, and that doesn't just mean the design. The layout, wording or colours you decide on should all reflect your style, personality and wedding vision. I recommend sending save-the-dates around one year before, and invitations three to six months before the wedding. If your big day falls on a week day or in holiday season, it may be worth sending sooner so your guests can plan ahead.”

Victoria Jamieson