Trendy Tuesday: Wedding Stationery and Invitations

Remember that time where you got an envelope you could not wait to open to see what was inside? The size, texture, color and calligraphy melded to create a burst of anticipation and giddiness?!

Well, we remember!  In fact, we are here to tell you that you can and should share that moment of elation with your wedding invitation!

Stationery, specifically save the dates and invitations, create THE MOMENT for couples to showcase their wedding personality to their guests and to reveal a hint of what the BIG day will be about.  It is an occasion to disclose a color palate, theme, formality level, the couple's personalities, and a fantastic non-verbal method to enthrall invited guests to the details of the wedding day (or weekend). 

Below are some examples of very different invitation suites, each telling a story before the story is told.  Just by looking at them (without reading the details) can you tell which one is a formal event and which one has a more flirty and casual feel?  I spy an entire weekend of events to prepare for......

With so many moving parts and details to relay to guests, ask your wedding planner to work closely with you and the stationery designer to ensure that no detail is missed and no message left untold in an envelope fold....

TIP: Before you even start on the details of the invitation, reflect with an overview of your wedding + what you as a couple want to portray to the world about your wedding without saying a word. 

Curious to see which invitation accompanies the www.santabarbarawedding.com real wedding?  Click on each image to 'unfold' more details about these Santa Barbara Weddings!

photo credit featured image: Kiel Rucker Photography