Having created other people’s wedding stationery I was a mixture of nervous and excited to create my own. Our Save the Dates were a little rushed, so I wanted to put more thought into the design behind our invitations.
My starting point was of course Pinterest, where I got a really good idea of what I liked. I fell in love with simple designs with delicate fonts and watercolour details. I’m also a lover of anything grey and marble (cliché I know) so this got incorporated into the designs. It has also inspired a lot of our wedding décor (more on that in another post).
When it came to printing I opted for Printed.com to print my designs. They offer a specific wedding selection with all the fancy papers you could wish for and have also just introduced laser cutting and foiling – because who doesn’t want shiny rose gold foil detailing?
Silk Ribbon | Bertie and Fred
I’m so happy with how the invitations turned out and one day would love to be able to create invitations for other brides.
Whilst I found creating our wedding stationery fairly easy, I’m a firm believer of playing to your strengths when it comes to DIY. So, if wedding stationery isn’t your strong point, here are a few of my favourite suppliers and designers.
This, along with eBay has become my go to for wedding supplies and when it comes to wedding stationery it’s a gold mine! With something to suit every budget, sellers offer everything from custom designs to digital downloads which you can print yourself.
If you’re happy to choose from a design rather than something custom, Papier have a massive range of designs available. They’ve partnered with leading artists, illustrators and design studios so you’re sure to find something that suits you and your wedding.
I came across Paper Knots whilst scrolling through the world of Instagram. Lisa designs beautiful invitations with the most stunning details. From metallic accents to watercolour backgrounds, you can choose from her House collections or commision a custom design.
Emerald Paper Designs
I met the lovely Emma behind Emerald Paper Designs when I attended one of her calligraphy workshops. Aside from the beautiful calligraphy she can also create custom illustrations and drawings as part of your stationery. I mean just look at those amazing botanical leaves!
If you are thinking of designing your own invites remember Pinterest is a great place to find loads of pretty and most importantly free fonts. Hope this post has been of some help.
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