Since preparing for my wedding, I initially spent hours searching and designing wedding stationery. I wanted to design my own range that represented romance and my appreciation of contemporary design. At present, I have designed the ‘Save the Date’ invite and have been developing ideas for the wedding invitations, menu and rsvp cards, as well as the seating plan. I just love graphic design and I have displayed what is around at the moment, selecting designs with different styles of fonts.
In my opinion, I would say that the styling and theme of stationery that people choose, reflects their personalities and how you want to come across – preferring whether you like french sophistication, fun loving or perhaps a romantic theme. The use of typography can help to support this also. The styles I like the most are script, san serif and handwritten fonts for wedding stationery, especially if it is done in a contemporary way and I am always on the look out for something different. In particular, I look for strong colour palettes and compositions, nice imagery as well as interesting typography!
There are many designers and companies providing wedding stationery, however I will only mention 3 websites where I have shown a range of lovely designs, that display a variety of font styles and themes.
Wedding stationery from www.notonthehighstreet.com:
This range is in keeping with the fairground theme, that I was looking at on May Day. It is Carnival Wedding Invitations by Project Pretty and they have used a soft palette of pale blue and grey, on a crisp white background.
More designs from Not On The High Street
Gypsy Wedding Stationery by A Bird & A Bee. This invitation has a delicate handrawn font, accompanied by pretty floral top and bottom detail.
Chevron Personalised Wedding Stationery by Little Cherub Design. This design is very vibrant and bold. I love the horizontal repetitive chevron pattern – simple, yet effective!
Wedding stationery from www.behance.net
By Erik Oelke. This range uses typography and a few graphical elements (hearts, circle shapes, boxes etc…). The main colour scheme is black and white, which is broken up by the pink envelopes.
By Jolly Edition. The hand drawn floral illustration is lovely and the designer has used a variety of fonts. I am particularly drawn to the pale blue background colour and the illustration, then the names of the yet to be ‘bride and groom’ and finally, the ceremony date. The overall look, looks fresh and pretty, but not “fluffy”.
By Alisa Bobzien. This is another favourite of mine. There is a lot going on, yet it works! I love the pink invitation with the decorative white border. It is not over fussy and the decorative element is used again on the rest of the stationery, yet in black. Pink is used again within the flower. Beautiful!
Wedding stationery from www.minted.com
Fiesta Folk Art by root beer float. This design is very pretty. The turquoise background colour is deep enough to enable us to see the white text and pattern clearly. Also, the text is centre aligned, fitting snuggly within the mirrored patterened frame.
BISTRO by chocomocacino. This design is pretty minimal,using only fine black type and linear graphic elements. Yellow is slightly used to highlight the ceremony date and informing people that a wedding invitation is to follow.
After Sunset by Kristen Smith. This design reminds me of old films i.e. the text sections inbetween moving slide scenes. I love the Victorian details, such as the swirly lines around the top ‘C’, the graphic line seperating the names and ceremony information, and the chosen fonts. There is some texture to break up the black background. Again like most of the above stationery designs, the text is centre aligned. Possibly this is either what alignment style I like or it is a trend that is popular at the moment?!