Wedding Stationary: Communicating what you want 


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You may have a clear vision for your big day of how you want everything from stationary designs to table decorations to look. Or you may be like I was – absolutely clueless about exactly how you want everything to be. You may know what colour scheme you want and what theme you’re going to have but struggle to visual how you’d like things such as your invitations to look/be designed.

Personally, I found trying to choose what I wanted my invitations to look like, what I wanted included on the invitation in regards to font types, imagery etc very hard, and I struggled to know how to communicate my ideas on how I wanted the invitations to be to a stationary design company.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with the brilliantly talent and extremely friendly Mark and Frankie, the Husband and Wife team who created BigDayPrint.co.uk to bring you their expert tips and advice on how to make up your mind and how to communicate your ideas to your chosen stationary designer…

Advice on how to choose what you want from your wedding invitations and how to communicate that to your stationer from Big Day Print

Preparing for your big day can be very daunting – many people have no idea where to start on the hundreds of things to do in preparation for the wedding. I know Mark and I sure didn’t, and I was so determined not to be a “Bridezilla”  – for months I wouldn’t even talk about our wedding with anyone just to avoid this. I was in my own world … lost in Pinterest boards and Etsy with no clue what I was even looking at half the time. That’s when I realised, I had to talk to people (just maybe not the family).

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Alternative Table Plan


Most brides are looking for unique ways to provide the seating plan for the wedding breakfast to their guests. Gone are the days when couples were happy with the conventional seating plan.
There a lot of options for how to display your table plan, however most stick to the theme of the table plan to the left, by having each table set on a mirror rather than a piece of card.

However as most of you are aware by now I am all about stretching even further into the unconventional and can often be found searching for new and unique ways to display table plans.

Today a unique idea found me when I was taking part in the crazy #weddinghour on Twitter.

The below tree inspired plan was created by ‘Paper Tree Designs‘ who create some of the most gorgeous wedding stationary with natural themes. The below table plan really appeals to me for a number of reasons:
The design has a simple feel about it even though it is a very crafted and unique design
I have never seen a design anything like this before
The mix of the coloured leafs and the black tree is very modern
The nature theme really speaks to me (nature is a big love of mine)

What do you think of this design?
What sort of table plan are you thinking of having?
Where did you get your inspiration from?

This table plan really gives a feel for what the wedding might be life. I imagine a spring wedding with a rainbow colour theme; each bridesmaids in a different coloured dress and each male member of the wedding party with different coloured ties. I can see the wedding being outside or in a marquee with wild flower centerpieces and a bride with a flowy dress and her hair in loose curls.

Your table plan helps to create the feel of your wedding which will last in the memories of your friends and families for a long time to come.