STATIONERY IDEA #17
Have a polaroid photographer ready at the escort card table, and as your guests pick up their escort cards, ask them to swap them with a polaroid photo of themselves. It’s a great way for you to capture the moment instantly and you’ll then have all the beautiful photos to keep as wonderful mementos of the day.
Idea taken from Susie and Jon’s amazing ‘upcycled chic’ Jewish wedding
STATIONERY IDEA #16
Love this idea! No Wedding Planner…no problem, just make sure everyone knows not to bother you with little problems that someone else can solve, on your wedding day!
Image: Sarah Hoppes Photography
STATIONERY IDEA #15
Get creative with your hashtags as this bride (taking her new husband’s surname ‘Moore’ did!) Oh… and printing it on your napkins is just too awesome an idea! See the full glorious wedding here.
STATIONERY IDEA #14
Love the idea of doing something different but tasteful like using an illustration of a real heart!
[ image: Callaway Gable / Green Wedding Shoes ]
STATIONERY IDEA #13
Print a special colouring book just for the kids. Get the printable and the directions here.
STATIONERY IDEA #12
Print your invitations onto wood to give them a beautiful earthy vibe. As seen in Madalyn & Aaron’s chic Jewish Wedding.
Image: Photo Pink
STATIONERY IDEA #11
“With your Thank You cards, enclose a photo from the wedding (maybe not from the professional photographer as it might take too long, but use one that a friend or family member has taken that captures the wedding ambience). Guests love to have a reminder of the couple and the wonderful day that they helped to celebrate.”
(Idea suggested by Siobhan Donoghue via The Lane)
Image: Mark & Marianne Earthy
STATIONERY IDEA #10
Create a pop-art style invitation featuring landmarks and images that are personal to you both, plus pictures of your childhood. This invitation was designed by Karen Cinnamon. See more details from her wedding here.
Image: Mark & Marianne Earthy
STATIONERY IDEA #9
Pick a colour for your wedding theme (in this case a fabulous red) and work it into your invitation design.
Image: Hatunot / Eran Beeri
STATIONERY IDEA #8
A wonderful idea of using the invitation to inform the guests that don’t know you as well as they should, about your shared history, and the guests that do will nod their heds as they read and say, “I remember that!” Keep the text and design fun, light and quirky for this idea to work and you’re onto a winner.
STATIONERY IDEA #7
Instead of printing 500+ return address labels for thank you’s, invites, save the dates and replies, you could get one of these. Purchase from Etsy.
STATIONERY IDEA #6
For a Wedding Guest Book alternative, how about these framed personalised 3D Wedding Hearts?
STATIONERY IDEA #5
Beautiful typographic invitations by Liam Stevens
STATIONERY IDEA #4
Wedding adlibs guestbook alternative. Order these from Etsy
STATIONERY IDEA #3
Get your guests involved and get them to take the photos you want them to take with these ‘I Spy’ cards that you can make yourself for each table. This would be great with lots of disposable cameras for the guests to use, or the Wedding Party app!
STATIONERY IDEA #2
A DIGITAL INVITATION – POSSIBLY THE MOST CREATIVE WEDDING INVITE EVER? :
Not content with a boring old paper wedding invitation, illustrator, Jessica Hische, and Facebook designer, Russ Maschmeyer, created possibly the most imaginative wedding invitation I’ve ever seen.
They made a simply gorgeous website, entitled The Story of Jess and Russ (click here to check it out), to tell the story of their romance, from meeting and engagement to career highs and lows, and invite guests to their wedding. A truly modern invite, it even features links out to photos on Flickr and images stored in the Cloud, as well as moving graphics that appear as you scroll down the page.
The design elements from the invitation website were then carried over into their wedding reception in the form of beautiful laser cut lettering and gold foil stamped letters and tiny stars.
[All images courtesy of the fabulous 100layercake.com. See the full story and lots of pictures from Jess and Russ’s actual wedding on the 100layercake blog.]
STATIONERY IDEA #1:
How about this sticker book of Instagram photos. You can seal stickers for thank you cards using photos taken at the wedding. Each sticker is 20mm square and cost £6.50/$10 for 252 stickers. Order from printstagr.am