You know what they say, “First impressions last.” This is why wedding stationery should never be overlooked; invitations provide a glimpse of what your special day will be like. On a practical level, they also contain important information for your guests.

To help us make sense of wedding stationery, Natalie Reidy of A Tactile Perception shares her industry expertise. She is passionate about being creative with paper and stationery, providing a totally touchable experience for her couples over anything digital. When she’s not designing, Natalie enjoys being at home with her partner, two children and two-step children, and baking something chocolatey in the kitchen!

In this chat we discuss:

  • When to look for a stationery designer
  • Different kinds of printing
  • Planning a cohesive aesthetic
  • Inclusions of a basic stationery set suite
  • How to personalize wedding stationery
  • 2023 trends for wedding stationery
  • Eco-friendly wedding stationery
  • Addressing and wording the wedding invites
  • Other stationery to consider

As a general rule, you’ll want to start looking for a stationery designer eight to twelve months before your date. If your wedding falls on a public holiday or if it’s being held at a specific destination, it might be a good idea to have save-the-date cards. Otherwise, they aren’t necessary.

It can be overwhelming to try to understand the specifics behind the paper and printing, so let your designer guide you in the process. Having a mood board definitely helps convey the aesthetic you’re going for. Your stationery designer can also create the menu, name cards, welcome sign, and table numbers to help make everything look cohesive.

For the invites, you can go with formal or fun wording, but make sure you do it in your voice. Indicate the details for the dress code, gift registry, and ceremony to avoid confusion. For other details that can be found on your wedding website, you can provide the link or QR code.

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A Tactile Perception

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On Polka Dot Wedding: A Tactile Perception

On Instagram: @atactileperception

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This podcast was produced by Polka Dot Wedding

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