Think Beyond the Wedding Invite! 6 Ways to Get Creative with Paper
Paper extends beyond just your invitations when it comes to your wedding day! Here, Jess Levin From Carats & Cake asks a few stationers and event designers to reveal their best tips on how to make your wedding papers pop. Take notes!
Play with Textures and Colors
"Whether your wedding décor involves hints of color or layers of textural details, carry this over throughout all the paper goods. The goal with the printed suite is to be creative but subtle. One of our signature weddings involved lots of velvet details, from the tablecloths to the table numbers, so we incorporated this luscious fabric into the printed suite by including velvet on the invitation and escort cards."
- Lynn Events, Owner Easton Events
"Your wedding-day paper goods are an opportunity to create distinct design elements. Their purpose should exceed practicality. A menu dressed with coordinating pattern and a laser cut Chroma frame turns this tabletop into a cohesive and dramatic dining experience. The actual menu is printed on the reverse side-because it's better to see beauty before reading about sea bass."
- Christine Traulich, Founder & Creative Director RedBliss Design
Create With Color
"Using a dose of color in your font and style elements really helps define an aesthetic for escort cards, menus, and programs."
- Amy Nichols, Lead Planner Amy Nichols Special Events
"Your wedding-day papers are an ideal place to utilize fun phrases, a custom monogram or logo, a fun shape, or a metallic element such as foil."
- Merilee Hennings Owner & Wedding Planner EverAfter Events
Tie It All Together
"Literally. Ribbon has so many uses and can be woven in so many clever ways to pull in color for a pop of fun. For one couple who loved cheerful yellow we literally weaved yellow ribbon throughout the evening providing a cohesive look and fun pop. Yellow ribbon was woven in and out of fence slats for a whimsical backdrop and a fun directional guide to the ceremony. A yellow ribbon looped through the escort cards allowing escort cards to hang en masse for a beautiful escort card display, wide yellow ribbon tied off the menu around the napkin, and was a finishing touch on the caramel apples guests took home at the end of the night."
- Rosemary Hattenbach, Principal Owner/Creative Director Rosemary Events
Mix It Up
"Don't be afraid to mix shapes, patterns, colors, font, and papers. It should be cohesive and tell a story but it allows each piece to be met by the recipient as a unique discovery."
- Kristin Banta, Owner/Creative Director Kristin Banta Events