Just engaged? In the early stages of planning your wedding? Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS!
With longer, sunnier days just round the corner, many of our brides are considering a spring themed wedding for 2014 or 2015. Often our couples ask us where to start with their wedding stationery planning when there are so many lovely products out there to choose from.
We always recommend starting with a mood board, gathering all your favourite bits and bobs from magazines and clippings, or using an online tool such as Pinterest. We’ve collated a mood board full of spring inspiration and pastel shades to help you along the way....
Firstly, think about your save the date cards and invitations – these really are the opening scene to your big day. Until guests receive these, they will have no idea on the tone, colour scheme and style of your wedding so getting them right is important. There’s a wide range of styles available, many of which can be changed to suit your colour scheme. On the invite shown, we changed the original black and white bird design to pastel shades.
Talk to your florist about your chosen colours, favourite flowers and those that are in season at the time of your wedding. Spring is a wonderful time of year with a great variety of flower and colour choice including tulips, narcissi, lilac, ranunculus, daisies… the list is endless! Choosing flowers that are in season will help you to stick to your budget. Roses are my favourite, such a classic flower, available in a host of pastel shades and can be teamed up with so many other spring flowers. You may even think of carrying your chosen flower theme from your invitations all the way though to your wedding bouquet, table centre pieces, table plan, place cards and menus.
For your bridesmaid dresses, choose one colour or a combination of different pastel colours – long-gone are the days when you’d need to choose one design and colour to suit all your bridesmaids, and what stunning photos they’ll make too. Having a range of colours and designs adds interest and allows you to chose a style and colour to best suit each of your bridesmaids.
Continue your pastel colours all the way through to your wedding tables and place settings. You may want to have everything to match, or to have a mix of pastel shades the same as your bridesmaids– either way it will look incredibly effective when guests enter your reception venue. For your place settings perhaps choose a combination of pastel shades for your napkins, candles, place cards, table names and menus - heart shaped marshmallows are a great favour idea and will finish off your colour scheme nicely.
Consider incorporating a spring theme such as butterflies, rainbows or blossom into your wedding, adapting the colours to suit your day beginning with your invitations and running all the way through to your reception stationery....the choices are endless!
So get those scissors and pins at the ready and create a mood board to begin your wedding planning journey...here’s wishing you a wonderful time xx