Persuasion Inspired Watercolour Wedding Stationery

Persuasion Inspired Watercolour Wedding Stationery

Introducing our Persuasion-inspired Watercolour Wedding Stationery Collection.

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison”

– Jane Austen, Persuasion

Your wedding stationery needn’t be a wash-out with this watercolour set. Whether or not you’ve waited eight years for your beloved to propose again!

The umbrella scene inspires this delicate pink and grey wash set. You know the one! In the coffee shop, when it’s raining and Captain Wentworth offers Anne his umbrella. *Swooning sigh* I just love this scene, although I don’t entirely know why. Perhaps it’s the umbrella/giant hat combo. Anyway…

The sample pack includes:

Printed on gorgeous, thick textured paper, each piece looks hand-painted. I’ve also included a monogram on the back, which is particularly befitting the daughter of a foolish spendthrift Baronet!

Order your Sample Pack here!

What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

What Wedding Stationery do I need?

When I was planning this post, I did a search on “What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?”

There are an awful lot of posts.

Do we need another one? Well, yeah, I reckon. Because the lists I saw – the lists! So long! So off-putting! So… expensive sounding.

I think there’s this pressure of what you *have to have* for your wedding, which these “What Wedding Stationery Do I Need?” lists can exacerbate. Of course, not everyone will feel this wedding-related peer pressure, but if budget is an issue, it can be difficult to decide what can be cut. 

So let’s talk about what you might actually need, as well as a couple of options which are nice to have, if they suit your purpose.

Northanger Abbey Stylish Wedding Save The Date

Save The Dates

Do I need them? Not necessarily. 

Do I want them? Perhaps. If you’re planning a wedding for, say, 2 years away, then Save The Dates are a brilliant idea. Particularly paper ones – they’ll get stuck on a notice board, so when your most important guests are planning their holidays, they can just look at it. No rooting in emails, or scrolling back through text messages. Definitely worth considering, but if you’re only planning for under a year away? Maybe not worth it.

Sense and sensibility inspired watercolour greenery wedding invitation

Invitations

Do I need them? Yeah, pretty much. Unless you’re eloping!

Do they have to be paper? No. But again, the stick-em-on-the-noticeboard thing. And I would say that, of course!

Your invitations can be as simple or as complicated as you like. If you want to go all out with a beautifully crafted pack, then that’s a gorgeous keepsake your guests can treasure. If you want to buy a multi pack of cards you fill out yourself, that’s your choice. DIYing your own can be a great option if you’re a creative person.

 

Information Cards

Do I need them? Maybe. If your venue is out of the way, or not local to most of your guests, an info card with recommended hotels and taxi numbers could be really useful, and save you answering a lot of Facebook messages individually! You can also add on your gift preferences, dress code, or any other pertinent information.

What are my options? Well, if we’re talking paper, you’ve got 3 main choices:

  1. Double sided invitations – if you’ve space, stick it on the back! Here at Giftast we do that for no extra cost.
  2. Add a separate info card – if your invitations have a back design already (we do quite a few with monograms) then you can add in another card, almost identical, but with your extra info. This will cost more, though.
  3. Add it in to a folded card – for folded invites, extra info can be added in to the front left inside page. We also do this for no extra cost, and it has the added benefit of keeping all your information together.

What Wedding Stationery Do I Need? Sample RSVP, Emma range

RSVPs

Do I need them? Perhaps, but maybe not.

What are my options? Paper RSVPs are really nice, I think, because they’re so smol. Ours are A7, so half the size of a standard postcard, and come with matching sized return envelopes, and free return label stickers to save you the hassle of hand-addressing. When they get posted back to you, they’re adorable. It’s so nice receiving fun post, and it’s a physical reminder of the excitement and build up to your wedding as they are slowly returned to you. 

But if you don’t care about smol cute post, why bother? Well, if you’ve a lot of technically un-advanced guests coming, it may be easiest for them the reply by snail mail. But if you’re on a tight schedule, or everyone you’re inviting loves to text or email, then you could just add those RSVP details on to your invitation/info card and save yourself the trouble. 

 

There we have it. It’s your wedding, it’s your budget, and there’s no one-size-fits all for wedding stationery. Have a chat to your stationer about what you actually want, and what will work best for you. 

I’ll tackle the mind-boggling array of On-The-Day stationery in another post, which I’ll link to here when it goes up. In the meantime, happy planning!

Wedding Season 2018

Range of samples available in Wedding Season 2018

It’s wedding season!

On Sunday we had our first ever Wedding Fair at Healey House Hotel, and it was so much fun! It was great to meet the lovely brides-to-be and give out plenty of samples. If you want to order any samples you can check out our range by clicking the picture above or here

Don’t forget that we can alter the colour scheme of any of our designs to fit your theme. Matching on-the-day sets will be coming soon! 

If you like what you see but nothing fits your theme, please do get in touch as designs can be altered free of charge to fit your colour scheme, or new designs can be created especially for you for £200 plus product costs.

New: Julia Rustic Wedding Invitations

Julia Rustic Wedding Invitations

Meet Julia Rustic Wedding Invitations!

“And for the rest of the night, he couldn’t quite forget the smell of her perfume. Or maybe it was the soft sound of her chuckle. Or maybe it was neither of those things. Maybe it was just her.”
― Julia Quinn, It’s in His Kiss

Hey Julia! Look at you, so sophisticated and pretty.

I’ll bet Julia spends her free afternoons strolling in her gardens and clipping blossoms to drape artfully around the house.

Gorgeous grey-toned, soft colours coupled with a classic oval frame, and complimented by tiny watercolour blossoms. I am so in love with this rustic wedding invitation collection. Not least because of their pretty, hidden backs in a ditsy print which is what I imagine a sprigged muslin looks like, even though I’m pretty sure it’s wrong and should probably google it.

Get that spring feeling and order your sample pack here.

Not-So-Plain Jane Budget Wedding Invitations

Plain Jane Budget Wedding Invitations

Make your wedding a bit more purse-friendly, with Plain Jane Budget Wedding Invitations

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

― Jane Austen, Emma

Celebrate in style with our gorgeous range inspired by the queen of romance writing.

As someone who did her own wedding on a tight budget, I wanted to create a lower-priced range for brides who wanted something pretty and stylish, but without the associated costs. These invite packs are an extension of the “Jane” range, and come blank for you to add your own details.

Dark blue on white is a timeless combination. Our soft watercolour sprigs over thick, textured paper make each invite look hand-painted.

Save the Dates, Invitations and RSVPs, are all available in packs of 10 and include white envelopes. Check them out here!

Eloisa has Blossomed – Elegant Wedding Invitations Range

Elegant Wedding Invitations

Eloisa – Elegant Wedding Invitations Range

“It’s as if someone knew my innermost desires, and shaped you only for me,”

―Eloisa James, A Gentleman Never Tells

If there’s one thing NYT bestselling novelist Eloisa James brings to mind, it’s romance. If there are two, then the second is probably Shakespeare. But the third has to be, for me at least, the deliciously pretty gowns her heroines tend to wear. This prettiness has inspired the “Eloisa” range of elegant wedding invitations – a confection of pink roses on a pale blue background, hand-finished with gold metallic detail. Colours can be changed to suit your theme.

Think you might have found “the one”? Pick up a sample pack here.

Meet Gemma – Pink and Grey Wedding Invitations

Pink and grey wedding invitations - Gemma Range

Introducing Gemma pink and grey wedding invitations.

“Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occasion for sport- there is lace at stake!” (Ms. Pole)

– Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

If you want subtly pretty stationery with a bit of lace, then the “Gemma” range may be the one for you. Besides, lace is a given for a wedding. You’ve got your lace dress, your lace veil, and even your lacy you-know-whats, so why not finish the look with lacy stationery?

The range is hand-finished with metallic silver dots which really catch the light. Text is white and a contrasting pink, but this can be altered free of charge to suit your theme. Please contact us for more information.

Could this be the one? Get your sample here, and find out.

 

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New: Classic Romance Wedding Invitations With The ‘Jane’ Collection

Classic Romance Wedding Invitations With The 'Jane' Collection

Classic Romance Wedding Invitations With The ‘Jane’ Collection.

Meet our newest addition to the store, the ‘Jane’ Wedding collection. Understated yet stylish, ‘Jane’ is inspired by the queen of romance herself, Miss Austen.

Take yourself and your guests back to the most romantic of times, the Regency period. Sip tea from delicate porcelain cups while you chat about the latest en-dits. Use these to invite Charlotte and (if she must have a plus one) Mr Collins to the joint wedding you’re having with your sister as you each marry one of a pair of best friends. Even Lady Catherine won’t turn her nose up at this gorgeous set, featuring delicate watercolour sprigs printed on thick textured card stock. These invites look hand-painted – Lady Catherine doesn’t need to know you didn’t paint each one yourself!

Order a sample pack here.