Expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding

 

Made with love

Made with love

Q. I want to add beautiful touches to my wedding day, what would you suggest? 

A. Samantha Lois Dunn says: Samantha says: A good place to start is by creating personal and luxury invitations and save-the-date cards. I offer a bespoke design service whereby I hand-illustrate wedding stationery which includes every aspect of your wedding. Just let me know the flowers and venue and I will do the rest. 

Attention to detail is on every wedding planner's mind. Help your guests feel truly cherished with handmade wedding favours which can double up as place names.

My wedding favours come in the form of hexagonal coasters featuring individually hand-crafted guest names set-in clear resin, sprinkled with dried flower petals and finished with luxury gold-leaf flakes. 

Samantha Lois Dunn,Samantha Louis Illustrations
www.samanthalois.com

 

Your type on paper

Your type on paper

Q. I want our wedding stationery to reflect our big day, what would your top advice be for this?

A. Liam Grieves says: Your wedding stationery is the first thing your guests see, and it can indicate what the wedding day will be like. If you have a theme or style in mind, you could drop in elements of this onto your invites and use the colour scheme from your flowers, venue, or décor to add an excellent subtle indicator too.

Adding texture or patterns can add character, like wood or rustic textures for a barn wedding. The most popular option for our clients that helps their invites reflect their special day is using their chosen flowers, which makes them look bright and pretty.

If you combine all of what we have mentioned, it will help you achieve a good reflection of your wedding, and you end up with a design that's bespoke to you!

Liam Grieves,Above The Clouds Wedding Stationery
www.above-the-clouds.co.uk

 

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
www.facebook.com/victoriaspaperie

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