Christmas Wedding Stationery Tips
Christmas is a lovely time of the year to get married. Although you won't have warm weather you may still have sunshine. And, if you're lucky, you could even have a sprinkling of snow. Make sure you get your Christmas wedding stationery sorted with these handy tips...
Firstly, you'll want to send save the date cards early. Many people make their Christmas plans well in advance so make sure everyone has the date in their diary.
Next, check with your venue about their Christmas plans. If you are marrying and/or holding your reception in a hotel will the rooms already be decorated? If so, what style are they using? You could save quite a bit by keeping their decorations and styling your wedding to fit in. However, if it's not a theme that suits your plans ask if you can replace the décor on the day.
When it comes to you wedding invitations, matching the venue décor isn't essential. But on the day you may want matching orders of service, menus and other table decorations, so you'll want to be sure everything will work together.
Choosing Your Christmas Wedding Stationery
Here are some Christmas wedding stationery ideas you could use as a theme...
Think log fires, roasting chestnuts and the traditional red, green and gold colour theme. Choose your Christmas wedding stationery in one of these colours and you won't go wrong.
While you probably don't want a full-on Christmassy design (it's a wedding after all), you can create the mood with colour or use a small element like fir trees or branches. We love these antique gold swirls for a classic look.
Many couples choose a winter theme, with snowflakes a popular choice. For this look choose a colour scheme with lots of white mixed with pale blue and/or silver.
Decorate your tables with glittery fake snow, white rose centrepieces trimmed with silver and coordinating snowflake table numbers, place cards and menus.
If you want to use a floral design in your stationery then choose carefully. Think about the types of flowers associated with winter weddings. Classic calla lilies or deep red roses will work well, but avoid flowers that make us think of summer, like sunflowers or peonies.
Talk to your florist about the flowers they plan to use for your bouquet and venue decorations and carry that through into your stationery.
Winter with a Difference
If you want something more unusual then why not choose these quirky reindeer. Just a touch of Christmas and snow, but with a distinct modern touch. Or perhaps look for woodland scenes.
Other Theme Ideas
Of course, you don't have to choose a Christmas or even winter theme for your stationery. Many wedding stationery designs work well whatever the season. Gold or silver wedding rings, for example. Lace patterns and heart shapes are also versatile.
A monochrome or neutral colour scheme will work beautifully whatever the venue decorations. Think elegant black tie and Hollywood glamour if you are having a more formal event. Or, for a more relaxed look, rustic styles are very popular.
Article by Lisa Forde of The Card Gallery
Images courtesy of The Card Gallery
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