Which style of stationery should you choose?

In this post we talk about some of the different wedding styles and how to choose the best stationery to match.

R O M A N T I C

Left: Photo by Kurt Boomer | Right: Our Aurora suite

Our favourite kind of wedding! You’ll see this style quite frequently in Perch & Plume’s designs. Romantic weddings are defined by a light colour palette – think pastels and soft hues – and lots of florals. There are several avenues for incorporating romantic wedding stationery into your day. Painted florals with calligraphy typography lend themselves very well here, and using colours from your bridal flowers or bridesmaid dresses is a great way to tie in your colour scheme. Vintage artwork envelope liners, wax seals and ribbon are a gorgeous way of creating a Romantic vibe.

Our ‘Swans’ suite
M I N I M A L

Left: Image via Pinterest | Right: Our Rosa suite

Minimal style is timeless and classic, and is generally the opposite to Romantic style, with fewer “frills”. Think crisp and clean with fewer flowers and more foliage, if any! Minimal stationery places more emphasis on the typography and has few or no illustrations. You might choose to incorporate a little bit of colour with a soft green or grey envelope, or create an even sleeker look with a vellum overlay. We’ve gone for a beautiful combination of minimal meets romantic for our ‘Rosa’ suite, pictured above.

C O A S T A L

Left: Photo by Tracy Steele Photography | Right: Our Isolde suite

Coastal designs are a bit self-explanatory – think of sea blues and greens, or perhaps even sandy tones, but always a very soft colour palette (unless you’re going for a stormy sea vibe!) Natural linen textures might dominate this style, with seashells and driftwood table decor to create a beachy atmosphere. Watercolour designs, like our Isolde suite, are perfect for representing the sea with pale blue hues and recycled paper for a natural touch.

Our stationery for a recent ‘lighthouse’ styled shoot Photo by Tracy Steele Photography
B O H E M I A N

Photography by Lit Photography NI, featuring our Allegra suite

Bohemian or Boho style is definitely one that’s making a comeback this year. Boho style can be colour-filled or neutral, but with plenty of texture! Think dried flowers, natural wooden installations and perhaps a lace gown with airy sleeves. This style is for the quirky couple who want something a bit less conventional. For Boho weddings handmade paper or textured card is a must, with dried grass details like our Allegra suite.

Our Allegra menu cards
R U S T I C

Left: Photo by Kaley from Kansas | Right: Our ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ suite

Rustic style weddings are for the more laid back couple and natural, earthy colours are best suited to this style. If you’re getting married in a barn with lots of fairy lights, foliage and wood slice centrepieces, this is the style for you. Bring a little bit of the wilderness to your rustic wedding stationery with feathers, twine and an earthy colour palette with greens, browns and terracotta.

Whatever your wedding style, create a moodboard on Pinterest of your favourite flowers, stationery, dress and so on – it’s a really useful tool to make sure that all of the elements of your wedding are cohesive. And do make sure to send it to your wedding stationer – it will help to ensure that you are both on the same page! Which is your favourite wedding style? We’d love to hear your answers in the comments below.

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