The beautiful, transparent acrylic wedding trend has been slowly gracing our pages for a while now, but we think it’s high time it was catapulted into weddings everywhere in 2019. From table plans and signs, right through to name place settings, menu cards and even invitations, it quite happily takes on many guises. We love to see it etched or adorned with beautifully written calligraphy, and whether your wedding is ultra modern, traditional or rustic there’s a place for this versatile wedding decor amongst it. Our handpicked supplier directory, The List, is filled with every supplier type you will need to set your acrylic dreams alight, so let us take a look at these inspirational ideas from our Stationers and Planners & Stylists to inspire your own use of acrylic, perspex and lucite details.
Who doesn’t love a beautiful crafted, hand written sign? We’re signage obsessed here at RMW and love how they can bring together your wedding styling beautifully. Use the same font as your wedding stationery, tie in your colour scheme and the final result will be cohesive, gorgeous and super stylish.
Use signs to tell you guests what’s going on, where to go when and what they will be eating. Our favourite ideas include the ‘unplugged ceremony’ sign – where guests are told to put those pesky phones away during the ceremony, and the dance floor rules post as seen in the Rock My Wedding book, Your Day Your Way. For more ideas we love, read on…
If thick paper, foiling, hand written notes and ribbon make you swoon, then this feature is for you. We’re celebrating paper goods today and let me tell you, when it comes to weddings the world really is your oyster. The creativity of stationers knows no bounds and I’m constantly blown away by how gorgeous their designs are.
Yet for some, there’s a misconception that wedding stationery is overpriced and a waste of money. No no no, my friends – this couldn’t be further from the truth. So, let’s bust some of those stationery myths, explain the costs behind the design and print process and celebrate the joy of receiving a beautiful wedding invitation through the post…
Mastering Calligraphy is on that virtual list, emblazoned on the brain of things to conquer in life. Dreams of having beautiful written Christmas cards and correspondence. The reality is, it’s really hard and takes time, practice and dedication to get remotely good at the art. Thankfully our exclusive wedding directory, The List has some amazingly clever folk who have done the hard work for us.
January is such a great month for getting stuck into wedding planning. Filling those long dark nights with lots of wedmin is the perfect remedy for post Christmas blues. And gorgeous stationery is definitely something lovely to think about. Today we’re introducing you to the lovely Nat at Nat’s Paper Studio. Nat has a background in graphic design, but was being constantly asked to create stationery for friends and family so the transition was a natural one! We can see why – Nat’s designs are stylish and contemporary and perfect for today’s modern bride, who wants her wedding to be a reflection of her and her partner’s personal style. Want to see more of Nat’s work and hear all about her business? I thought so, let’s take a look…
Papier have a knack for working with some of the UK’s finest stationers but I was especially excited for their latest collaboration, as I’m a big fan of Lamplighter London anyway. I’m a sucker for beautiful script with just a scattering of stars or a speckle of ink, so I’m naturally drawn to Chiara’s style. The wedding range from Papier makes it really easy to customise Chiara’s gorgeous signature designs for your own wedding day. You’ll find everything you could need for a full suite – save the dates, invites, place names, menus and thank you cards. Here’s a little sneak peak for you…
Hello beautiful people, hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.
I love all things crafty, but I have never been particularly talented in that area; so it probably won’t come as any surprise that I don’t consider myself to be a particularly DIY bride.
That said, projects seem to keep creeping in somehow, and I hope that when we share our wedding day with you all (eek), you will see a number of handcrafted elements sneaking their way in.
One of the loveliest parts of wedding planning is choosing your stationery. The options really are endless these days, with styles to suit everyone. Whether you are going the whole hog with a full stationery suite, or a simple invite with a Wedding Website – our handpicked recommended suppliers, The Love Lust List are here to help.
I’ve always considered myself a traditional girl with relatively traditional values, and when it comes to our big day in September, they’ll certainly be out in force; we’re sleeping in separate rooms the night before the wedding; I’ll be wearing a veil over my face; my father will be walking me down the aisle and giving me away at the altar; and we’ll be saying traditional vows. But when it comes to stationery etiquette – in particular invitations – we’ve taken a very modern approach. We’re not having any.
It’s a pretty big middle finger to tradition, particularly when just one year ago the thought of not having invitations was unthinkable. I sneered at those who decided to take their wedding ‘online’ and genuinely saw it as an erosion of traditional wedding etiquettes and a threat to the art of correspondence. But up to this point, all our communication for the wedding has been online, and it’s purely because we’re getting married abroad, it’s so much easier to relay information to guests and it’s saved us a huge amount of time and money.
So whether you’re a destination bride who’s starting to think about stationery or a modern bride looking for an alternative to the status-quo, here’s a summary of how I went about it.