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FAQs and expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North West Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournorthwest.wedding

My type on paper

My type on paper

Q My hubby-to-be and I are on a tight budget, but still want beautiful stationery on our big day. How can we spend our money wisely?
A Laura Luhrs says: You can still achieve beautiful wedding stationery on a budget! A lot of stationery designers will have a portfolio of 'house' designs you can choose from, which are personalised with your details, but the design side of things is already done.

Remember, anything bespoke is going to cost more, but you can save money by utilising space. For example, instead of adding extra cards with details such as menus and transport, why not add it to the back of the main invite?

When it comes to on-the-day stationery, keep it simple. Does every guest need a menu at their place setting, or could you have one menu per table, perhaps in a photo frame? When thinking about welcome signs or table plans, consider having them printed like a poster or onto card to save the cost of printed boards, this also means they are recyclable too!

Laura Luhrs, LL Creative Designs

The write stuff

The write stuff

Q We're having an autumn wedding and want to incorporate our theme into our stationery. Do you have any ideas of how we can achieve this?
A Laura Luhrs says: Think about what is going to convey the theme on your big day and make a moodboard to help you. Is it a particular flower in your bouquet, the colour of your bridesmaids' dresses, or maybe it's a pumpkin centrepiece? You can use these as inspiration for your stationery designs.

A colour palette of rich oranges and deep reds is a brilliant starting point for autumnal invitations, but don't forget you can also add texture for a more luxurious finish. Use a lightly textured card or finish with rustic twine and recycled envelopes.

Consider looking for a stationery designer who offers a bespoke service so you can create something truly special.

Laura Luhrs, Forever Begins Paper Studio

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