Stationery is one element of your wedding that can be truly, one hundred percent individual. We love seeing stationery that is a true reflection of the happy couple - your personalities should shine through the paper. There are so many options available to customise your stationery, with a never ending range of colours, textures, materials and typography... and the list goes on!
We spoke with one of our favourite Harvest vendors Cass from Cass Deller Designs, to gain insight into her top tips for choosing your wedding stationery.
Why is it so important to have a professional stationery designer on board?
If you are looking for something unique for your wedding, its imperative to engage a professional designer to be able to capture the essence of you and your wedding into your gorgeous stationery.
Your stationery is the first glimpse into your wedding from your guests point of view, so its always wonderful to create an amazing first impression and leave your guests with an idea of what to expect….without giving too much away! A professional stationery designer can also take your beautiful design from your invitations right through to all of your wedding day items.
How far in advance should I book my stationery?
Ideally you should book in your stationery design no less than 6 weeks out from when you are wishing to send them out. As a guide, you should send your Save the Date’s 6 months prior to your wedding date, and you should send your Invitations no less than 2 months prior to your wedding date. If you are having a destination wedding, or inviiting guests from overseas, you should give as much notice as possible.
How much of my budget should I set aside for stationery?
This can really depend on how many guests you are having at your wedding, and how elaborate your wedding theme is. Depending on how large your wedding is, and how many items you would like for your stationery, you would be looking between $1500 - $3000 on average.
To make the process a little clearer and easier for couples (you have enough to worry about when planning a wedding) I have just launched a price list and order form function on my website which allows you to view my custom stationery prices, and complete the order form, in which you will receive an obligation free quote. I have also recently added 5 ‘ready-to-go’ stationery sets to my collection (and growing), which again, you can order directly from my website.
What kinds of trends are you seeing at the moment in terms of stationery design?
Hand Calligraphy and watercolour illustrations are extremely popular with me at the moment, which I love. Its so refreshing to see couples requesting bright watercolour blooms, combined with striking gold calligraphy! It really sends a statement to their guests when they receive something so different and beautiful.
I really try to see my designs as a work of art, which I am creating especially for a magical occasion, and which can be carried through to all areas of their wedding. Gold foiling is also a big hit at the moment, and leaves a gorgeous impression on the paper.
What is the most rewarding part of being a stationery designer?
Working with brides and grooms, in the happiest times of their lives. Weddings are such a positive and fun occasion (although sometimes stressful) and I just love designing something that reflects this magical time in their lives. Hearing positive feedback to my designs is another reason why I keep doing what I do.
You can view more stunning work from Cass via her website, or see her in person at The Wedding Harvest! x
Check out our gallery below for more design inspiration from Cass, and our tips for choosing the perfect design to reflect your day.