In addition to creating your wedding invitation, Fuchsia Wedding Stationery Design are also able to carry your theme across any additional stationery you may require on the day. Possible day stationery you may require includes:-
SAVE THE DATES
The most cost effective save the date is an electronic one. Further to this Pinterest and Instagram have opened the door on many other ideas you may be interested in, from a simple postcard, to a magnet to a matchbox.
ORDER OF SERVICES & RECEPTION PROGRAMMES
Traditional weddings, and most often Church weddings, may require a standard A4 to A5 order of service programme which will include the procession, bridal retinue and hymn or two. These days however, you can change the format of your order of service to something different, a greeting card format, a paddle fan or a straight card affixed to the back of a chair with an envelope of rose petals. The contents have also changed to include social media hashtags and fun facts. Whatever you choose, make sure your order of service reflects your personalities. Many people like to have a reception programme that is separate from an order of service. The reception programme tells guests when and who will be doing speeches, the order of the reception, from the welcome to the throwing of the garter.
Menu cards come in all shapes and sizes. A standard menu card would be a straight A5 either flat or tent shaped. We regularly suggest menu wraps or menus which sit on or inside a serviette, and we also inspire the menu underplate option. You can have them on card, wood, or even perspex. For larger weddings, we regularly combine the menu, reception programme and table number in one, either as a table talker, concertina fold or lasercut, depending on your style and theme.
For large weddings, place cards are sometimes replaced by seating people at a table or excluding the table plan altogether and just having reserved signs for the bridal party and family tables. Personally I love reaching my seat and finding a personalised place card that acknowledges my presence at this special occasion. There are many formats one could look at – a straight tent card, a business card to sit in a holder or tied to a wine glass or cutlery.
Inspiration boards from Pinterest flow through to us for seating plan ideas. Your decor person may have some suggestions for you as well but generally an A2 seating plan attached to a frame or easel is acceptable. We regularly make perspex stands, hanging seating plans, and sometimes supply vinyl for guests to affix names inside a window frame. You can even have your guests collect their place cards from a seating plan table and take it to their seat.
THANK YOU CARDS
Whether you choose to include a thank you card on the day or send a thank you postcard after the event, a personal message to your guests is appreciated. Standard formats include punched tags tied to wedding favours, or thank you stickers affixed to boxes. Some brides even like to write hand written letters to each guest which is another token of remembrance for your special day.
Vinyl has become increasingly popular in recent years. It looks great on the floor of a chapel, at the entrance to the reception, or in the form of a monogram on the dance floor. Popular sayings include “Forever Starts Today” and “Choose a seat not a Side” and “Welcome to our Future”.
Pinterest offers a plethora of ideas for posters. We have seen quite a few order of the day posters placed in frames, welcome banners, and “welcome to our unplugged wedding” posters to discourage wannabe wedding photographers! Candy Buffet posters, posters to tell guests what they are eating or drinking at the cocktail table, or bunting to hang. If you have a specific requirement, talk to us about it and we will be able to best advise you.
We provide custom made guestbooks, which contain A4 landscape pages and are dressed to match the colours and theme of your wedding. On occasion we include an image of you on the first page. We can also make wood books which have your names or monogram etched on the front, message trees or a thumb print canvas to hang up in your home.
These are just a few of the typical day stationery items you may require. If you have something specific in mind for your day, please contact us to discuss further.