Tuesday trend: Back to black

Think wedding stationery has to be all pretty pastels and ivory cardstock? Then think again with this season’s gorgeous trend for black and white designs. A monochrome palette has the potential to look severe, but mix it up with whimsical fonts and floral motifs to add a touch of modern romance. Here are some of our favourites…

1) Printed Love Co‘s beautiful Claudia collection (invites from £2.30), combines a chalkboard effect with baker’s twine and hessian for a modern take on rustic style.

Printed Love Co Claudia Collection

2) These chic and simple Modern Script invites by Ivy White (invites from £2.10) are ideal for a glam city celebration. Bring the pretty by picking out your names in a delicate font, then add a touch of luxury with thick cardstock.

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3) The sweet, sketched designs on the Hedgerow collection from The Charming Press (invites from £2) strikes the perfect balance between a contemporary colourway and kitsch-cool details.

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Friday I’m in love…

This week, we’re crushing on the beautiful new Florence collection by London-based stationery company Paperknots. Combining gorgeous typography and a cool coral colour scheme (two of our favourite trends for SS15), this collection is the perfect way to announce a chic summer celebration to friends and family.

Paperknots; coral wedding stationery

Wordy Wednesday: how to write your wedding invites

As well as looking the part, your wedding invites need to give your guests all the information they need about your day. From the basics (date and venue) to finer details like taxis, hotels and parking, there’s a lot to get across in just a few pieces of paper!

Most couples include three main components in their invites: the invitation itself, an information sheet and an RSVP card.

Keep your invitation to the basics, as you don’t want it to look cluttered. Add your names, the date, time and venue, plus what part of the day the recipient is invited to (eg evening or whole day). You may want to include a mention of your parents, or word the whole thing from them if you’re keeping it traditional.

Your information sheet is where to put the bulk of the details about the day. Specify what time guests need to be seated for the ceremony and when the day ends, whether the venue has parking, and details of any directions they might need. If you’re putting on any transport between venues, mention it too.

Also list nearby hotels that guests might want to stay at, along with the numbers of some local taxi firms.

Another key thing to mention is your gift list. Most guests will want to get you a gift, so it’s worth giving some direction. Keep it short and sweet, and try to avoid cliched poems or rhymes, as they can look awkward.

Your RSVP cards will be sent back by guests, so make sure you either write their names on them or leave a space – it’s amazing how many people forget to add a name if they aren’t prompted! The key things you need to know are whether guests are coming and if they have any dietary requirements. Give a date for replies to be received by, too.

Your RSVP card is also the place for any dance floor requests or quirky things you want from your guests (anything from a drawing of themselves for place cards to their top tip for a happy marriage for a table game). Don’t forget to add your address so it’s easy for people to send the card back, but there’s no need to include a stamp unless you’re feeling extra generous!

If you want to save on your stationery, you can set up a wedding website where guests can find information and RSVP, but remember to provide an old school alternative for less tech-savvy guests.

What else are you including in your stationery? Tell us in the comments section below!

Tuesday trend: modern florals

Floral wedding stationery doesn’t have to mean going for a Lehrgang vintage look. The trend for contemporary florals vízm? has wholesale nfl jerseys really taken off, with Rifle Paper Co leading the way in the US. It’s easy to get the look for your alert: big day here in the UK, too. Prepare idea: to fall in wholesale mlb jerseys love with these gorgeous modern takes on flower details from some of our favourite stationery companies.

1) Swoon at the Moon‘s Winter Garden collection is a great way to create an autumn/winter theme with a difference. (From £2.25 with envelope)

Swoon at the Moon Winter Garden Invitation (From £2.25 with envelope, www.swoonatthemoon.co.uk)

2) We can imagine inviting guests to a chic beach celebration with these Tropical invites by Hip Hip Hooray. (Ready to print from £12; printed from 80p)

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3) Perry We’re also wholesale nfl jerseys crazy in love with cheap jerseys Hip Hip Hooray‘s Simply Floral collection – perfect for a summer wholesale nba jerseys wedding with modern RULE rustic twist. (Ready to print from £12; printed from 80p)

Simply Floral Collection by Hip Hip Hooray

4) Finally, The Charming Press ideas rock the look with their beautiful Bloom collection, giving the look a for unique twist with a black background and hot pink envelopes. (Invites from £2)

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Friday theme idea: geometrics

If you fancy something Teams a little different to florals, go for a more modern, stylised look with quirky geometric shapes. As this little selection shows, trend you don’t have to wholesale jerseys forgoe prettiness either…

1. We love this bold and colourful mosaic-style collection from Swoon at the Moon.Geometric stationery

2. It’s lovely to see the pink and Waldsee gold theme being given an edge with the Geometry wholesale jerseys collection by Paper Arrow Press.
Pretty pink geometric stationery with gold accents

3. Coral, mint And and muted grey? It’s a winning colour combination! Geometric loveliness from Hip Hip Hooray.
Geometric Coral and Mint Aqua stationery

4. This pretty set is cheap nba jerseys customisable and printable. Find it at Hello!Lucky The Lovely Drawer over on Etsy.Wedding stationery by TheLovelydrawer

5. If you’re getting married abroad, this tropical-meets-tribal design by Heart and Fox is cheap nfl jerseys one of our favourites.
geometric wedding invite and RSVP

Stationery ideas from Hello!Lucky

Here at The Paper Bride we’ve been a wholesale NFL jerseys little bit obsessed with American stationery designers Hello!Lucky New for some kg time, so you can imagine our disappointment (and cries cheap NBA jerseys of ‘nooo!’) trend when we discovered they have stopped offering their wedding stationery service. However, all is not lost – you can still channel wholesale NFL jerseys their super-cool designs via your thank you notes or cards to each other on your wedding morning. Here’s a sneak peek at their latest range…

Unicorn cardWe dare you to look at this paper card and NOT smile. Happy Place card, Hello!Lucky, £3.20

Salt and peper cardQuirky and cute. We Belong card, cheap jerseys Hello!Lucky, £3.20

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ALL THE STARS IN THE SKYFor lovers of all giá things luna… Stars in the Sky card, Hello!Lucky, £3.20
Thank you cardSay thanks Denfoil in style. You’re a Peach card, Hello!Lucky, £3.20
Circus thank you cardAnd finally, this one’s perfect cheap NFL jerseys for a circus-themed wedding! Thanks a Ton card, Hello!lucky, £3.20

Tuesday trend alert: wedding piñatas

If you thought piñatas were just for kids’ parties, think again! They’ve been popping up Ehrfürchtig at some of our favourite online party shops in all sorts of cool and quirky designs including cheap jerseys diamonds, crescent moons, hearts and, er, robots. If you’re having one at your wedding, you have to invite us… we really want CITY to have a bash. Please.

1. Hang a selection of colourful piñatas from the wholesale mlb jerseys trees at your venue and watch everyone bash away at them! This selection is from wedding prop company Scene Setter.Scene setters piñata

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