Setting a theme in the very early stages of your wedding planning will help as you go on to choose your invitations, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, venue decorations and so much more.
Some brides know exactly what they want before their partners even propose, but for some, it’s a case of knowing where to start, with there being so many colours and themes to choose from! Tree of Hearts Wedding Stationery join us for this wonderful guest post, with some super helpful hints and tips…
Creating a moodboard (or 2 or 3) is the easiest way of putting all your ideas together. A moodboard can be created using magazine cuttings, photos, fabric swatches and even wedding invitation samples, it really does not have to be that technical. Once you have put some elements together, you will probably see one idea coming together more than another.
Here, I have put together some ideas for a vintage themed wedding:
Once you have a rough idea of what you want, you can start ordering wedding invitation samples. Most good wedding stationers offer these free of charge and they allow you to see and feel the quality of the product before you commit to buy. Having samples is also the best way to compare quality versus price, especially if you are purchasing online, but before you get carried away with the overwhelming choice available, here are three points you may want to consider;
Budget: We all have one, however big or small so make sure you stick to it. There is no point splashing out on luxury invitations if you then can’t afford all the other matching items further down the line.
Matching items: Before you decide on which wedding invitation to go for, check whether there are matching items available like order of service, table plans, table numbers, place cards and even thank you cards. This will help you continue your theme throughout your day.
Turnaround times: Some wedding stationers can print and dispatch within a few days of ordering, some may need weeks or even months, so make sure you consider this before ordering.
Save the date cards and wedding invitations
Save the date cards and wedding invitations are often the first snippet your guests will see of your big day so make sure you choose carefully if you want to create a lasting impression. Choosing a vintage style invite will imply that you’re having a vintage themed wedding, choosing a traditional design will imply you’re having a traditional style wedding – so make sure yours reflect this.
Continue your theme throughout your day
Having matching order of service, table plan, table numbers, menus, favours and place cards will not only look great but will help you continue your theme throughout the day. Here is the ‘Vintage Summer Bunting’ collection from Tree of Hearts.
… And don’t forget your matching thank you cards – it’s the perfect way to end a perfect day.
Thank you to the lovely ladies of Tree of Hearts – make sure sure to check out their website, Facebook or Twitter for more inspiration and beautiful stationery designs.