From the odd fresh snowfall to the crisp clean air, winter is a truly magical time to celebrate your big day. If you are planning a winter wedding in 2016, it’s time to get that stationery ordered if you haven’t done so already! The wedding stationery you choose can set the tone for your winter wedding months before the event takes place.
With this in mind we have put together a guide to winter wedding stationery, where we talk about the different types of stationery you might require and the unique styles that make winter wedding stationery stand out from the rest of the year.
It’s not always necessary to send save the date cards to your guests particularly if you are getting married in your hometown. They are however ideal if you’re celebrating abroad or planning your big day at a busy time of the year. With winter weddings taking part throughout the Christmas season, we would always advise sending save the date cards regardless of the location. This will give your guests time to budget their time, resources and money on the lead up to the big day.
We are finding more and more that brides and grooms like to make a feature of the winter theme on their save the date cards by incorporating snowflakes, stars, holly berries and other themed images or shapes.
When it comes to colour schemes, try going for festive greens and reds or add a bit of seasonal glitz with golds, silvers and bronze hues, all the while keeping the tones in line with the colour scheme of your bridal party attire.
The wedding ceremony invitation is the most important part of your wedding stationery suite, and it’s certainly one of the pieces that you can have the most fun with.
Again, invitations that include darker seasonal colours such as navy blue, green and burgundy work well for winter weddings. We also see couples that wish to use imagery such as local landscapes capped in snow or caricature styling to add a bit of fun to the occasion.
If you are working with a lighter colour scheme, consider light blues, whites, and silvers.
For winter weddings, don’t be afraid to add embellishments such as twine, ribbons, bows, jeweled stars, or hanging decorative snowflakes to your invitations. These little extras not only enhance the look of your wedding invitation but also add a certain luxuriousness that makes the invite memorable for your guests.
RSVP cards are generally sent at the same time as the wedding invitations. These smartly designed cards allow guests to tell you in advance whether or not they will be able to attend the ceremony, reception or both. This will allow you to set out your table plan and prepare a list to give to your caterers or venue in advance.
The theme of the RSVP cards should be in keeping with the theme of the wedding invitations for a uniform look across the suite.
Thank you cards are of course a very important part of your stationery suite which can sometimes be overlooked with all the excitement in the run up to the big day.
Here at the Wedding Scribblers we can offer you a set of thank you cards that are in keeping with the theme of your wedding. Perhaps you would even like to add a photograph to the card, or a selection of photos, which will make it a treasured memento for all who receive it.
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