Getting your wedding stationery printing right is a big deal. From your printed wedding invites all the way to belly band printing, vinyl stickers, table talkers to ‘save the dates,’ it’s a potential minefield if you don’t tread carefully.
Rival Colour have been experts in wedding printing for 20 years, so we know how overwhelming wedding planning can be, so let us help ease the stress and evolve your dream wedding stationery printing strategy with you.
In this blog we will show you how you can take your ideas – whether steeped in or neglecting tradition – and make them real.
With weddings making a huge come back, there’s a plethora of exciting and contrasting trends out there, so now is the perfect time to start planning for your Big Day. Therefore, Rival Colour presents:
Whether based on a pre-wedding or engagement photo shoot, or your wedding day theme, Save the Date cards are the beginning of your wedding story. They can be beautifully printed using state-of-the-art printers, or you can offer digital versions (such as an e-invitation or even a WhatsApp template). There’s a huge range of paper choices, so speak to a professional printer like Rival Colour to understand your save the date printing choices, and prices, to fit your budget.
No, we are not talking gastro op, or stretchy pregnancy bands, but in fact a beautiful finishing touch to wedding invites, table settings, and RSVP’s.
These simple, paper bands can turn your wedding stationery into something a little bit special. But printed belly bands is a skill, so seek advice to make sure it will work with your wedding stationery.
Today, silver and gold foil printing is on trend. These lustrous metallics can add a beautiful touch, tying in with your wedding theme. Rival has silver and gold foils, which we can digitally print to create gold and silver text. These would work really well if you’re thinking about the period/classic wedding theme – all that is pretty and old, soft colours, butterflies, flowers and the like.
Once the wedding invitation printing has been done, it’s happening! The where and when. Your wedding invitation provides the next chapter in your wedding story. How would you like to introduce your wedding guests to this chapter?
You include all the information in a folded leaflet or an insert. We recently printed a beautiful invitation based on a client’s own, painted artwork. Whether you are going for a classic style or shirking traditions, Rival Colour will help transpose your own fab ideas
You may choose to use a template to co-ordinate your invitation with the rest of your wedding stationery – a great way to introduce your wedding artwork that will continue into your big day through your table plans, name places etc.
You could also provide your guests with another popular option – a WhatsApp invite. Incorporated into your wedding day bundle, this could provide a simple way of communicating your wedding details to them.
Often included with the invite, maybe tied up with some belly band printing (see essential no.2), RSVP’s are a great way of introducing menu choices, enquiring about dietary requirements, and maybe even offering a song choice so guests can be involved in your playlist. Remember that playlist choices can always be edited!
Moving into the most important chapter of your wedding story – your “On-the-Day” stationery probably starts with your Order of Service. This will be the mainstay and creative force of your whole day. Whatever your theme, speak to professionals like Rival Colour and let us design or bring your own ideas to life.
Wedding table name cards make your guests feel welcome. Whatever way you choose to direct your guests to their seats, we can help you lead the way. Recent ideas we’ve helped design and implement for our clients include:
High quality printed table name cards are also a memento that people keep. Give them something to take home and remember. You will thank us for it!
Rival Colour recently made some table talkers for the beautiful Wetlands Centre in Barnes. These handy little props can be used as part of a centrepiece with menus on, fun table names, or even a quiz for your guests? Table talkers can be pyramid shaped, or a simple rectangle perched on a frame or clip. Why not co-ordinate these with your place names?
So, not officially stationery, but your wedding artwork can very much feature in your favours to personalise and thank your guests, so include it we shall. Wedding favours have been popular since the 16th century, but how do you find something unique and bang up to date?
One possibility is to gift your guests with on-the-day entertainment instead; circus performers or a live painter, which is bang on trend. However, if the more traditional little gift appeals, consider favours reflecting the story of how you met, or your wedding theme. Edible and drinkables are always a winner, or one of our faves, custom-made temporary tattoos! Whatever route you decide your wedding artwork can be used as the detail throughout.
Rival Colour can take your artwork to another level with wedding sticker printing and decals. These are perfect for personalising your wedding favours (see above), or for kids’ activity bags, vinyl stickers and decals for windows and signs or even personalised Prosecco label printing!
So, whether you’ve been bitten by the Bridgerton bug and are scouring the internet for puff-sleeved wedding dresses, going for bold colours instead of the traditional white, or looking for a sustainable Big Day, let the hipsters at Rival Colour help you out of the rabbit hole, whilst keeping on top of the top wedding stationery printing trends.
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