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I can’t believe it’s already been over a year since Sam proposed to me and yet it feels only like yesterday. I know, totes cliche but I don’t care. I didn’t think it actually happened but people get crazy when you become engaged. They instantly think you’re gonna get married in two weeks and end up pregnant in four. I mean, what happened to living in the moment? Anyway, I don’t let peer pressure get to me. Actually, who am I kidding, a wedding costs a bomb and if I’m gonna do it, I’m doing it properly. So fast forward a year and a bit later since the engagement and I’m finally getting started on the process. First things first? Wedding Stationery. Yes, kids, we’re at that point in life where things like this are that exciting.
Forget that exciting moment when my custom-made dining table arrived or I whizzed my new Dyson cordless hoover around the apartment. NO. Wedding stationery is literally THE MOST EXCITING THING EVER. I’ve never been interested in planning my wedding until now and I’m really excited to confirm that I’ll be collaborating with the same designer for all of my wedding stationery. Yes, brand consistency is what it’s all about, who’d have guessed I did a Media Studies course at college…
So the designer I’m working with is to be confirmed because I have an entire blog journey planned out. I really want to show off her brand but to also document the whole process for you guys. But what I can talk about is my ideas for what I would like to have in the lead up to the wedding and on the big day.
Save The Date Invitations
If you don’t like wedding chat, I’d switch off now, maybe read this post about my style wish list for 2019 or my west end theatre bucket list for this year. I’ve always found save the date invitations and wedding invitations to sometimes be impersonal. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love fancy hand-writing with a floral background but what does that say about the couple? There’s no element of the personality of the groom or bride to be. Me and Sam met in Aberystwyth and got engaged in Morocco, so myself and the designer have talked through how it could be incorporated into the invitation.
I am obsessed with laser cut invitations and I like the style of branded document folders because they’re a fancy way of holding a small amount of literature. And I’m extra like that. I’d like to keep the colour scheme that I have planned for the wedding consistent throughout the invitations and so I’ll do the same for these ones. Some examples I found on Pinterest (obvs) are below for you to gaze in awe at.
I have always gone through life trying to make others happy. I want them to go on this journey with us and show my guests the magic and excitement that I feel when I think about my wedding. It’s a once in a lifetime thing for me and so I want it to have that wow factor.
On The Day Stationery
Yes, much to Sam’s surprise, on the day stationery exists. I would love to have an easel with the table display on it, a similar design to that of the invitations, I’d like possibly an individual sketch on each table of something significant to me and Sam. What I don’t know yet but I’ll…I mean we’ll figure it out. I’d also like maybe something at the bar if we end up having personalised cocktails.
And I think that’s it. Trust me, I’ll have probably forgotten something but I’m sure the designer will point anything out that I’ve missed! What do you think of wedding stationery? Have you thought about your own or already had your wedding and want to share some advice? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Showcase Creative. All words are my own.