Choosing to have bespoke wedding stationery over your standard 'off the shelf' stationery can really hit the nail on the head. Not only will you have a design that screams you, you'll also have the freedom to finely tune each & every aspect to create your own little work of art; from your colours & font style, to your wording. It's a very unique & fun experience -something you'll never have the chance to do again (fingers crossed)!
But where to begin? There's a vast variety of wedding inspo out there, & a zillion brilliantly thought-out styles. You've got that pretty, delicate, whimsical look, which literally makes your heart ache because it's so damn beautiful. Then there's that gypsy, boho, romantic look that makes you want to dunk your head in a pond it's so flipping COOL. Or the washed out beachy style, oh & the bright, tropical stuff...
How can you possibly decide on any one style without breaking down in a sweaty panic attack mess with multi-personality-creative-overload-disorder?
There is a way...
Before embarking on a stationery consultation, it's good to have a few things clear. It doesn't matter if you have no clue, or if you're lost in the labyrinth of wedding wonderment.
Take a breath, throw all this crazy wedding heroin-like addiction aside, drop the Pinterest board & start from the drawing board.
The best way to think about your style is to make a list of all the adjectives you'd like to describe your big day. For example, you might want a wedding that's elegant, classy, formal, sophisticated, timeless. Or perhaps your list of adjectives includes words such as eclectic, relaxed, free, rustic, organic.
Would you like to incorporate a theme? For example, if you are getting married by the sea, then you may opt for a nautical theme. Or perhaps your side of the family is Scottish, so you'll go for a subtle highland theme.
Slowly you can craft your style & theme into a well-defined parcel of creative joy! Nailing this is the difference between a good stationery suite & a great stationery suite. Providing these adjectives to your stationery designer, as well as clear, succinct images, will get you off to a rolling start.
It's likely that during your consultation you'll be asked a few questions that you may not feel are relevant. But there is method to madness. Building a complete picture of you is very beneficial to the creative process. You may have elements of your personalities, backgrounds or wedding day ideas that play a part in the final design.
So what are you waiting for? Book that consultation!