FAQs and expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourkent.wedding

 

Fruit of the forest

Fruit of the forest

Q. We'd like a stationery suite to complement our autumn theme, but are keen to avoid the orange-led colour palette one might traditionally associate with the season. What would you suggest?

A. Michela Moriello says: Autumn is such a beautiful season, full of so many vibrant colours and tones. Typically, you'd think of fiery orange colours, but you're right, you certainly don't need to. There are so many other strong hues that can be used to make up your colour palette.

Earthy tones will play a key role, but don't stop there. Try utilising some bold, dark colours as a base with bright, shimmering details to make the most of the early-setting sun and the warm lighting at your venue.

For example, a dusky navy base complemented by rose gold accents can create a really classic look. Alternatively, a deep forest green accented with modern calligraphy in white ink is a beautifully elegant yet natural look.

Lastly, use your paper to contribute some soft, subtle tones to your palette. Handmade or off-white stock will complement any dark or earthy colours you use in the details.

Michela Moriello, The Dandelion Art
www.thedandelion.art

 

Rustic bliss

Rustic bliss

Q. We're tying the knot at a barn venue with a rustic springtime theme. How can we make sure our stationery ties in?

A. Jess Harrison says: The two best ways to tie your stationery to your theme are by carefully selecting the card used and the details of the design.

- Card. We recommend opting for a card with a natural, rustic feel such as a brown Kraft card, which is often 100 per cent recycled too.

- Colours. Those often found in nature during the spring are ideal here. Opting to include greens and blues, alongside warm hues such as orange and red, will add the feeling of the season to your stationery.

- Floral. Rustic wedding stationery is even better when combined with natural design elements. We always recommend opting for a floral design for this special season, and this works beautifully for barn weddings.

- Vintage or traditional. If floral design elements don't fit well with your theme, another popular vibe is vintage. Typewriter-style print or classical fonts are gorgeous choices.

Jess Harrison, Moments That Unite
www.momentsthatunite.co.uk

 

Achieve stationery suite success

Achieve stationery suite success

Q. How can we ensure our wedding stationery is perfect?

A. Jess Harrison says: Getting your wedding stationery right first time doesn't need to be a minefield. With a few simple considerations early on, you can make sure that you nail it first time.

- Tip one – always order a few extra invitations. This gives you a little leeway in case of spelling mistakes (especially if you're having names handwritten), spilled coffee, or even if you want to invite some extra guests if some of your original list can't make it.

- Tip two – read and re-read again. When you receive proofs of your wedding stationery, always read and re-read your invitations to make sure everything is correct and you're giving the impression you intend to. Where possible, we always recommend having a helpful friend or family member have a glance over too.

- Last, but not least – we always recommend sending your invitations out at least three months before your big day to give all your guests a chance to respond and make any necessary arrangements to save potential disappointment further down the line.

Jess Harrison, Moments That Unite
www.momentsthatunite.co.uk

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