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

 

The write stuff

The write stuff

Q. We're on a tight budget, but I still want beautiful stationery on my big day. How can I spend my money wisely?

A. Natalie Burrows says: -Search for a company that offers ready-made collections. This is a cost-effective method, and in most cases, the designs can be tweaked to suit your theme or colour scheme.
- It can be expensive ordering last-minute invitations, so purchase at least 10 extra just in case you forget any friends and family.
- Buy your invites and save-the-dates at the same time, and your supplier may be able to offer you a discount.
- Keep it simple. Ditch the ribbons and diamantés, and remember any handmade details will cost extra.
- Buy templates that you can customise. These can be printed at home, but keep in mind the price of the ink, card and envelopes.
- Instead of spending money personalising your invitations, simply add your guests' names to the envelopes.
- Create a wedding website. That way, you can include all the relevant information in one place.

Natalie Burrows
www.jellypress.co.uk

 

The look of love

The look of love

Q. We're looking for gorgeous stationery for our wedding, but I'm not sure what style to go for or what I should be asking suppliers – help!

A. Natalie Burrows says: - If you need inspiration, try looking online. Sites like Instagram and Pinterest are full of beautiful products. Save your favourites or add them to a scrapbook – this will help narrow down your options.

- Decide on two or three ideas before getting in touch with a stationer. That way, they can give you an accurate quote and help you make a firm decision.

- If your potential supplier offers consultations, take them up on the offer. It's always a good idea to discuss your options face-to-face.

- Save money by sending one save-the-date or invitation to each household instead of individually.

Natalie Burrows
www.jellypress.co.uk