Swiss Cottage Designs: Day of Wedding Stationery Inspiration

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I can’t believe it’s already our final blog post of this week – time is just flying by these days. It’s been a great week posting here on Oh So Beautiful Paper! Thank you to all the lovely readers for stopping by and a big thanks to Nole for the great content. We’ve had a blast! – Courtney of Swiss Cottage Designs

Back to the paper! With the summer wedding season upon us, many of our conversations have been moving towards the topic of day of elements. What are those you ask? These are all the little bits and pieces that really help make your wedding day special. You can go traditional and create lovely menus, place cards and table numbers that match your wedding theme or you can get creative with unique cocktail napkins, tote bags, custom buttons or even rub-on tattoos. The possibilities are endless! I really believe that the day of items are almost just as important as your wedding suite. They help create the look and feel of your big day while leaving your guests with something to remember. Below are some fun ideas and inspiration for brides planning their big day:

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Photo by Edyta Szyszlo Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Coasters and matchbooks make great little take-home pieces for guests. They’re useful around the house without being cumbersome in the least and serve as a fun reminder of the special celebration.

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Photo by Hello Love Photo

Cocktail napkins make an awesome day of item. They’re the perfect blend of design and function (so long as you don’t mind them getting a little dirty!). I’ve even seen people use them as pocket squares at weddings – creative!

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Photo by Kristen Marie Photography via 100 Layer Cake

A well-styled wedding is all in the details. Custom table signage may seem like a small consideration, but goes a long way to unify the style and mood of the occasion.

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Photo by Joe Mikos

Welcome bags are a lovely gift and greeting to guests who have come from near and far. They also establish the tone of the festivities to come. A personalized tote, travel mug, water bottle and custom map of the area are just a few of the items you can include.

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Photo by Joe Mikos

I love this idea – fly your flag high and proud on your big day! Banners are an adorable day of addition, especially for outdoor tented occasions. Plus, they can serve as a signal to guide a wayward guest back towards the party!

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Photo by Max Wagner via 100 Layer Cake

People always say your wedding day will fly by and they’re right! This great idea takes the standard guest book to the next level with credit card sized photos and personal messages. Re-living your guests excitement and well wishes is a priceless gift.

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Photo by Trent Bailey

Guests may not notice every detail, but you can bet they’ll be looking at the menu! Such a key part of the reception is a perfect place to provide both information and continue the aesthetic of the celebration. This menu was designed so you can place the napkin over the content but the pattern still pops out on the sides.

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Photo by Hello Love Photo

Tote bags make an excellent day of item. Guests will inevitably have lots of bits and bobs to carry around during the weekend and will appreciate the extra help. I personally like making the design more neutral so guests are able to use it after the wedding weekend.

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Photo by Weddings by Two

Remember how fun it was to put on temporary tattoos when you were a kid? Now you can bring that awesomeness to your big day! Tattly has tons of fun designs to choose from for weddings of all kinds. I made custom ones for my big day and they were for sure the sleeper success of my wedding.

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Photo by Weddings by Two

I love when a favor is something that your guests can use again and again, it makes it worth the effort! I’m obsessed with mugs and created custom ones for my wedding favor. Perfect for coffee, tea, or water on those days when everything else is in the dishwasher. Your guests will always remember your big day when they use it.

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Photo by Weddings by Two

As a teenager, pins were arguably the best way to let everyone know what we liked, from music to brands. Guests can don these little guys are the reception or take them home for later. We used them to break up “Groom” vs. “Bride” (though some guests picked Switzerland to be neutral).

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Photo by Joe Mikos

 Programs are one of the most traditional day of elements. I am all about making pieces that will work for you again. I like to make the investment count! If you do an illustrated program, you’ll have this art as a way commemorate your big day for years to come.

We hope these ideas have your creative ideas flowing! Thank you again for letting us share our two cents over here on Oh So Beautiful paper, see you next time!

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Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels

I think a lot of us find a special little place in our hearts for pastels come spring, no? They’re a nice little refresher between the dark hues of fall and winter and the vibrant shades of summer. When done right these pale colors can look sweet and sophisticated, and be the perfect complement to your springtime wedding! —Kelly

Pastel Wedding Welcome Sign Enjoy Events Co Delbarr Moradi Photography Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels

Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography, Welcome Sign by Enjoy Events Co. via 100 Layer Cake

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Photo by Harwell Photography, Place Cards by Erica Loesing via 100 Layer Cake (left), Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography, Place Cards by Enjoy Events Co. via 100 Layer Cake

Pastel Drink Menu Kim Roach Designs Rachel Peters Photography Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels

Photo by Rachel Peters Photography, Drink Menu by Kim Roach Designs via Wedding Chicks

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Photo by Mike Colon, Menu by Papermade Designs via Wedding Chicks (left), Photo by Rachel Peters Photography, Drink Menu by Kim Roach Designs via Wedding Chicks (right)

Pastel Escort Cards Sarah Gawler Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels

Photo by Sarah Gawler via Style Me Pretty

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Photo by City Love Photography, Menu by Chykalophia Design via Style Me Pretty (left), Photo by Kelly Braman Photography, Menu by Lindsay Letters via Every Last Detail (right)

Pastel Escort Cards Charmed Events Group Gladys Jem Photography 300x450 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: PastelsPastel Wedding Programs Charmed Events Group Gladys Jem Photography 300x450 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels

Photos by Gladys Jem Photography, Escort Cards and Programs by Charmed Events Group via Style Me Pretty

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Claire + David’s Romantic Floral Wedding Invitations

UK-based designer Belinda Love Lee sent over these soft and romantic wedding invitations that she designed for a recent wedding. Belinda paired classic script and serif typefaces with beautiful floral illustrations for a soft and romantic feel. I love the matching ceremony programs incorporating the floral illustrations from the invitation!

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From Belinda: I designed and hand illustrated Claire and David’s wedding invitations and ceremony programs. When designing this wedding invitation suite, I aimed to keep it classy and elegant with a modern touch. The invitation is design soft and delicate yet leaves a lasting impression. 

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Thanks Belinda!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Belinda Love Lee

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

With the unexpected weather that March always brings, I think we could all use a little guaranteed sunshine! Yellow is my most favorite color. It’s happy, bright, and perfect for a wedding! It does best in small “pops” and looks great with so very many colors and styles! Which of these is your favorite wedding-day use of the sunshine-y hue!? —Kelly

Yellow Wedding Guest Book Ed Peers Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Ed Peers via 100 Layer Cake

Yellow Wedding Stationery Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio Ashley McCormick Photography 600x400 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Ashley McCormick Photography, Escort Cards by Dogwood Blossom Stationery via Every Last Detail

Yellow Wedding Seating Chart Love vs Design Joie Lala Photographie 300x374 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine YellowYellow Wedding Escort Cards Happy Menocal Delbarr Moradi Photography 300x375 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Joie Lala Photography, Seating Chart by Enjoy Events Co. via Martha Stewart Weddings (left), Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings (right)

Yellow Wedding Guest Book Chris Kim Imaginate Paperwhites Photography Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Paperwhites Photography, Cards by Chris Kim of Imaginate via Style Me Pretty

Yellow Wedding Programs Clean Plate Pictures Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Clean Plate Pictures via Ruffled

Yellow Escort Cards Ham and Pea Design and Paperie Lee Bird Photography 300x450 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine YellowYellow Wedding Escort Cards Chris Kim Imaginate Paperwhites Photography 300x449 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Lee Bird Photography, Escort Cards by Ham & Pea Design & Paperie via Style Me Pretty (left), Photo by Paperwhites Photography, Cards by Chris Kim of Imaginate via Style Me Pretty (right)

Yellow Escort Buttons Encarnacion Photography Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Photo by Encarnacion Photography via Style Me Pretty

Yellow Wedding Program InvitedToo 600x450 Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Sunshine Yellow

Ceremony Program by InvitedToo

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Gracie’s Colorful Bridal Luncheon Invitations

These adorable bridal luncheon invitations from Rafftruck Designs had me at the envelope liners: a swatch of vibrant Liberty of London fabric that the bride planned to use in her backyard wedding. Starting with the fabric as inspiration, Dara from Rafftruck Designs chose a bright summer color palette and sweet script font for the invitation design. Lovely!

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From DaraRather than a traditional bridal shower, Gracie held a bridal luncheon the morning of her vintage chic backyard wedding. A beautiful floral Liberty of London fabric set the tone for the day’s festivities so I knew I should incorporate the vibrant pattern into the invitations.

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I started with bright, bold summer colors and selected a script font with lots of personality. The invitations were letterpress printed on 100% ecru cotton paper, which added the perfect amount of rustic romanticism to this bridal luncheon invitation. A kraft paper envelope lined with the amazing Liberty of London fabric completed the look.

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Thanks Dara!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Rafftruck Designs

Photo Credits: Rafftruck Designs