2020 brought us a new product called a Change the Date, which really sucked for everybody involved. The good news is that weddings will make a comeback in 2021 and we’re here for the personal vibe that’s trending. Industry experts like The Knot are calling 2021 the year for Micro Weddings. That’s a small, more personal event but a big celebration with new and old traditions we love.
What does this mean for wedding stationery designers? It means a great opportunity to use customized design in your invitation suites, signage, favors and whatever else you create using your big ideas and our custom printing processes. And remember to login or create an account for wholesale pricing for creative pros.
Or choose our 6″ Round Die Cut for your menu for a little whimsy.
Keep in mind that with smaller crowds at weddings, it’s easier than ever to add designer touches and personalized paper accents. Brides and grooms will love the pieces that reflect them and their relationships. Look for more whimsy, humor and intimacy in wedding design for 2021. And don’t forget about sustainable paper, that will be important to your clients. We currently carry Recycled Cotton T-Shirt (actually mad from…wait for it… recycled t-shirts), Bamboo, Hemp and 100% Smooth Post Consumer Waste in most sizes and products.
We were lucky enough to have two of our kids get married in the last year and a half and this time the bride had a vision of a romantic blush wedding with a dash of sparkle and a ton of fun.
The invitation was double thick with matte gold foil. This is a custom order since I included two different processes. Because I am high maintenance.
18 x 24 Art Print
8.5 x 11 Art Print
I used our Art Print option for the signs. The easel sign is 18 x 24 mounted on foamcore. The Guest Book and Unplugged Ceremony signs are 11 x 14 to fit in standard frames.
2″ round stickers for misters in the heat
Program using A7 flat Cards
Back of A7 Program
The wedding day was hot as Hades and we didn’t want our guests’ flyness to melt so we did last minute misters (with lavender, cuz we are cool like that) and since I’m a designer I really needed the little bottles to look cute and not… last minute. So I printed 3″ round labels (because rectangles are way harder to line up on 180 bottles) and we made fans out of Flat A9 Cards.
There was no printing involved in this photo, but isn’t my son so handsome? The bride is pretty cute too.
Each guest had unique menu
Variable data place cards with gold foil
#10 Flat Card for Menus
Our flat foil variable data place cards were perfect for this look. We included a menu which was silly because the guests didn’t have a choice. I created 10 original menus (and printed 20 of each) that included a joke and fortune in case the peeps at the table needed an icebreaker. #10 Flat Cards with rounded corners were perfect to insert in the blush linens. This was a huge hit with our guests.
That’s me and Mr. StationeryHQ smooching on the right. Wish I could do my own wedding all over again, good thing I have one more kid to go… see more of our guest book options and wedding supplies here.
We are pretty sure you are going to love this option as long as you know how to set up your files for print. For now we are only printing addresses on the front of the envelope, stay tuned for addressing + back flap – we are working on it!
For variable data with white ink:
1. Create a multi-page, 7.25″ x 5.25″ document with each name and address on a single page for the A7 envelope.
2. Create a new swatch called SpotColor_White. This example is in InDesign.
3. All artwork, including each name and address should be assigned SpotColor_White.
NOTE: WE DO NOT PRINT BLEEDS ON ENVELOPES, MAKE SURE YOUR ARTWORK IS AT LEAST .25″ FROM ALL EDGES
4. Save the file as a high resolution, multi page pdf file.
5. Upload the file.
6. Proof your artwork (you can view as many pages as you’d like).
White ink on kraft, big fun for vintage-y wedding.
Sometimes we forget to mention our custom stationery work, which has been our sweet spot for over a decade. We just assume people know that we produce lots of stuff that is not on the StationeryHQ website, but our customer service ninjas tell us that we are mistaken.
When you have a job that doesn’t fit the portal we can provide a quote, all we need are some specifications and it helps if we have a file to look at.
To check out a few of our custom services please look at this page Custom Jobs