As you likely know by now, I’m a custom wedding stationery designer. And I absolutely love what I do! While planning your wedding, you will have so many decisions to make and details to consider. One of them is your stationery. Should you order a premade design, DIY, or opt for something custom? Today, I’m sharing why I adore working with couples as we design a custom wedding suite with photos captured by Lauren Driscoll Photography.
Before your guests see your dress and flowers, watch you recite your vows, or catch their first glimpse of your reception venue, they will receive your save-the-date and invitation. Your stationery is a guest’s very first time experiencing all that you are planning, and I believe the best stationery pieces truly set the tone for your wedding.
A premade suite is an existing design that may be altered, but it’s always slightly similar to the rest. And DIY can cause unnecessary stress as you create each piece and hope it will print according to your vision. However, custom design is wonderful for those hoping to achieve a unique wedding look because it’s like branding your wedding. Think of your stationery as your logo!
When designing a custom piece, I talk through color palettes and wedding styles, venues and seasons with each couple. We chat further about printing styles and paper, patterns and texture, and details that hold meaning to each individual story and relationship. I cull through every couple’s inspiration with the ultimate goal of designing an engagement party, save-the-date, invitation, or day of stationery that is completely unique and personalized for them.
I love having the opportunity to design a complete wedding suite because each piece adds a new detail while still correlating perfectly. When they are all paired together, couples and guests can see their entire engagement and wedding story told through paper! And every detail is one that can be framed and enjoyed as art long after your wedding day has ended.
Every custom design is different just like every pair. How are you envisioning your stationery?