The Art Of Wedding Stationery: 5 Things You Should Know Before You Send

By Over The Moon

Your wedding stationery suite is arguably the first and most lasting impression you will make. Be it a lavish city soirée or beachside barbeque, stationery sets the tone of the event and signals to guests what they have to look forward to. But gone are the days of limited decisions when it comes to wedding invitations: white or ivory? Letterpress or engraving? Enter the era of a thousand options. If you’re not the type to fret over fonts and Pantone colors, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Minted has thought of everything, including a Wedding Concierge, to walk you through the myriad possibilities when it comes to paper. They can also customize every touch point through their new Weddings Marketplace. From the Save the Date all the way through the tag on the parting gift, Minted is a go-to resource to ensure that every single piece feels thoughtful and cohesive. 

To get you started on your wedding stationery journey, we’ve compiled a short list of things you should know before taking the plunge to putting ink to paper. 

1. You only get one chance at a first impression.

For your guests, the first flicker of excitement about your impending nuptials will arrive via mail. Whether you opt for a Save the Date or kick things off with the invitation itself, you’ll want to make sure that the very first piece reflects your sensibility as a couple and also establishes the tone for the event. From the color of the envelope, to choosing a beautiful stamp that pays homage to your wedding’s locale, to printing addresses in an elaborate font, there are countless ways to make a statement here. That said, although this piece is first and foremost, it should not be designed in a vacuum. More on that next!

2. Find the through line.

Are you getting married at your family home in the shade of a magnolia tree? Or hosting an intimate destination wedding at a vineyard in France? You’ll want to emphasize the elements that make your event unique and incorporate them into your stationery. It is helpful to have a single motif, like a magnolia or a grapevine, to connect each and every piece of the stationery suite so that everything feels cohesive. From Save the Dates to invites, to RSVP cards, rehearsal dinner place cards, the ceremony program, the menu for a seated dinner, and even QR code enclosure cards, there are a lot of dots to connect. This is precisely why we recommend the Wedding Concierge service to help you think holistically, from your guests’ hotel arrival to the parting brunch. 

3. Everything, and we mean everything, is customizable.

Your wedding is the first statement you will make as a couple and it should be entirely your own. Thankfully, you can customize literally everything when it comes to wedding stationery. While Minted offers a wide array of designs as a jumping-off point for each piece, you can easily add your own monogram, or choose color, font, format, and paper type to create something unique and memorable. Or, if you prefer to start from scratch, they also offer fully custom design services where you can do everything from work with an artist to create a watercolor of your venue to dream up something that’s never been done.

4. It’s all in the details.

From vellum wraps with custom initials, to antique gold belly bands, and wax seals with Queen Anne’s lace, this is definitely not your grandmother’s stationery suite. There are so many ways to make an impact and you’ll want to consider each and every one.

5. Don’t forget the thank-you notes.

A  handwritten thank-you note is an essential part of a complete experience. Minted understands this and offers extensive options designed in keeping with everything that came before. Upon receipt, your guests will be reminded of their fond memories of your special day and, with that, the job of the wedding stationery suite is done.