Are you a recently engaged bride planning your wedding this year? Are you dreaming of your big southern wedding as a Black Southern Belle bride? Today we are providing you some inspiration for your Southern nuptials.
Stationery is one of the most important pieces to a wedding for a Southern bride. There are so many things to consider and pieces to include. From custom wedding invitations to save the date postcards and even wedding reception guest books and not to mention the bridal shower invitation your world will revolve around paper for your wedding.
When you are looking for stationery here are some tips and tricks to make your experience easier:
1)Color Options – When you first start planning your wedding, you may or may not have your color scheme picked out. You can use choosing your stationery as a great way to decide and finalize your selection. When choosing a stationery provider, make sure they have plenty of options to match your style especially in case you change it as the planning process continues or have different colors for the various events surrounding your wedding. Check out this link to get the inspiration to pick out your colors and if you are Navy/White bride like I was here is one of my favorites.
Navy/White is my favorite combination and this addition of Blush is sheer perfection!
2)Option to have Custom Samples – The last thing you want to do is not truly love your stationery, especially after you spend time picking out the colors, shape, size and font and many more decisions. When you are picking out your stationery you must get a true custom sample. To learn more about the process of creating your custom sample read more from Basic Invite here.
Be sure to get a sample of each item you want printed to ensure it is easy to read and looks like what you imagined.
You can never go wrong with large and classic font sizes pictured here.
Don’t be afraid to add color with your font on a classic white piece.
3)Envelope Choices– Your invite doesn’t just end with the card itself. The envelope is just as important and if you are like me, you want it to stand out. Get over 40 examples of them here. Order some extras so you can keep them for your stationery collection as well!
Brown Envelopes are a great option for a casual wedding or a beach bride.
Yellow envelopes will be sure to stand out in your guests mailboxes!
Varying shades of blue are a great addition to your envelope package.
4)A Variety of Sets– Are you a bride looking to make things easier on your self? A set is a great way to go. Gold foil is a classic look that you can never go wrong with. Here are a few pieces to get you started?
This such a great soft romantic look.
A maroon and burnt orange collection is a great option for a fall wedding.
Having a modern or minimalist wedding? This set should be on your list.
5)Free Address Collection Service – When planning a wedding, one of the most tedious processes is collecting addresses. Between your family, your groom’s family, friends, co-workers, it can be a difficult task. Be sure to use a tool to make that process easier and also make sure it connects directly with your stationery company. Trust me that you want the invites to be a seamless process. Not just the beautiful looks of the stationery but also the logistics of getting them to your guests, read more about making this process easier from Basic Invite.
Use your notebooks to write your vows and not collect addresses!