Since launching my wedding collection earlier this year, I've had the opportunity to talk with dozens of couples about their dream wedding suite. From light and floral to clean and simple, they've run the gamut in aesthetics and have forced me outside of my comfort zone. As your wedding stationer, it's part of my responsibility to educate you on the entire paper goods experience, from start to finish.
From these conversations, what I quickly learned was that brides and grooms had a lot coming at them at once. Venues, contracts, catering, photographers, seating charts... it's pretty overwhelming. And when it came to their paper goods, there was a whole world of terminology they didn't understand. Questions they didn't know needed to be asked. Options they didn't know were available. I found myself typing back these massively long emails with answers, educating my couples on what was available to them, and what might work best with their aesthetic and budget. And then it hit me: couples should have access to the information from day one. A quick, informative guide introducing the world of wedding stationery - terminologies and timelines, explanations and eduction. That's how the Bella Carta Wedding Stationery Guide came to be, and I'm so excited to share it with all of you!
This guide is meant to serve as the foundation of your invitation experience. You might be a bride already in the midst of planning, or even already working with a designer. You might be a wedding planner looking for something to give your prides when they ask about paper goods. Or maybe you're hoping that a proposal is around the corner, and want to be prepared. The Wedding Stationery Guide is completely free, and comes with no strings attached. While I'd love to talk to you about how we can work together on your wedding stationery, downloading this guide doesn't mean you have to book me.
A little preview of what you'll find in the Wedding Stationery Guide!
Overview of Your Wedding Stationery | Common Print Methods | Paper and Color Terminology | The Anatomy of an Invitation Overview of Response and Insert Cards | Mailing and Postage | Tips for Assembly | Wedding Day Paper Goods
.... 15 pages of information and an exclusive Vendor & Resource Guide!
A little disclaimer, as not to ruffle any feathers: information contained in this guide is meant to serve as the framework of your wedding invitation experience. This is not a guide on etiquette, nor should it be used as the end-all, be-all document of your paper goods. My opinions, recommendations and suggestions may differ from other stationery designers, and in some instances, may completely contradict their recommendations. In the spirit of community, I welcome any constructive feedback, suggestions and critiques of this guide, and would love to answer any questions you might have.