I’m not sure as whether this post will surprise anyone or not, but the fact of the matter is I will eventually be getting married at some point in the near future…at least that’s what I’ve been told this whole engagement malarky equals out to. Joking aside, I was recently talking to a friend of mine who is getting married this year and is currently planning everything, when the realisation hit me – I’m gonna have to do this at some point too! Booking venues, tasting cakes, finding the dress. One thing I’d never thought of before though was stationary. According to my friend this is no easy task, and actually you have to put a lot of thought into it. That means save the dates, invitations, place cards, thank you cards…the list goes on and on. Suddenly I began to sweat a little bit, wondering if I’d ever be able to understand something so foreign to me. Please note I don’t own a handful of pens and notepads, which I don’t even use. Stationary is not something I fully understand.
Luckily for me I discovered printed.com – an online printing company that does everything from posters, to yes you guessed it, wedding stationary. They sent me out a sample from their Wedding Collection so I could get an idea as to the paper, colour and texture options. Honestly I was so impressed with the quality of the paper, and the variety of colours and textures available. I never knew so much thought and effort went into everything. The Sirio Pearl Oyster (reminiscent of freshwater pearls) had to be my favourite by far – clean and pearlescent, it seems perfect for any wedding stationary – because if you can’t go a little fancy on your big day, then when can you? As for place cards the Tintoretto Gesso paper has a lovely hammered texture and is strangely satisfying to hold in your hands – perfect for a wedding invitation, no? As for thank you cards, the more simplistic Kraft paper (reminiscent of brown paper and wooden tabletops) fits my day-to-day aesthetic perfectly.
I may not have fully decided on everything for my wedding, but at least I now know that I don’t need to worry about something as confusing (for me) as stationary. There are so many options and possibilities to personalise the wedding collection (one of the widest ranges of stock available in the UK by the way), so any soon-to-be married couple or stationary geek will love checking it out.
This post is in collaboration with printed.com but all views, photos and words are my own.