"What on-the-day stationery do I NEED?" A handy guides for prospective couples

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I’m here to talk all things on-the-day stationery and help you decide what you need. It’s easy to get swept away by pretty paper (especially if you’re a stationery addict like me!), and aaaaaall the cute signage, but not everyone has an unlimited budget. So if you’re trying to prioritise a few key items, I’m here to help by going through your options.


Let’s start with SIGNAGE.


Welcome signs are what most people think of when they start organising their on-the-day bits. They’re versatile and can be designed to fit your perfect theme, as well as giving your guests the re-assurance that they’re at the right venue. Choose from minimal designs or seek stationers that add more details such as botanicals and illustrations.

Sign 1: Large wooden sign with botanicals. Sign 2: Tall bespoke board in mustard with A6 Seating plan cards attached. Image: EKR Pictures.

Sign: Bespoke large wooden sign in CLAY - without botanicals. Image: EKR Pictures.

Sign: Minimal regular wooden sign - without botanicals. Image: Esme Whiteside Photography | Styling by This will be forever | Florals by Wildfire floral co. | Cake by Sugar fancies bakery | Venue Bashall Farm, Clitheroe.

Sign: Regular wooden sign with botanicals/ florals. Image: EKR Pictures | Floral meadow: Poppy Scout co. | Venue: The Kedleston Country House by Honeysuckle and Castle.


Order of the days are a huge wedding staple! You will no doubt know every single element of your wedding day TO. A. TEE. But your guests won’t. It’s so helpful to have a note of what’s happening. It’s also great for your bridal party so they don’t disappear before key moments and feel awful forever. Money saving tip... Combine your welcome sign and order of the day if you’re on a budget.

Sign: Bespoke tall board - Order of the day - with florals/ botanicals and paint decoration. Image credit: Lianne Grey Photography

Sign: Upcycled MDF - Large order of the day - Custom typography design. Image credit: Rosie May Kelly | Venue: The West Mill


If you’re having a medium to large wedding, you should consider a seating plan. Seating plans are a really good opportunity to get creative! Pinterest is the ideal space to research unique ideas if you’d like to wow your guests with something different. Choose from a seating plan board, individual seating plan cards OR hire a local stationer to write on items like the leaves below, glass bottles, frames and beyond!

Hand lettered leaves - Perfect for your tropical or destination themed wedding. Image credit: EKR Pictures

Christmas wedding Seating plan with botanicals and florals to match Ruth's bouquet.

Loved penning this unique seating plan in collaboration with This Will Be Forever. Image credit: This Will Be Forever

A6 Seating plan cards styled by Perfect Day Stylists at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park. Image: EKR Pictures | Florals by Silver Sixpence Florist.

Sign: Bespoke extra large minimal seating plan for this Ibiza styled wedding shoot. Insane floral arch by Wildfire floral co. Photography by Esme Whiteside Photography.

Delicious a6 vellum seating plan cards with props from Sass Weddings. Image: Elizabeth Rose Photography | Venue: Healing Manor, Grimsby.


TABLESCAPES

Place cards are the go to for most couples. There is something so magical about seeing your name, especially if it’s looking extra fancy!  Calligrapher’s work with lots of different materials, meaning we can work with a number of budgets. Money saving tip: If you’re creative and want to put your own stamp on your place cards, why not try a beginners calligraphy workshop? Wild offer several types which you can check out here

Upcycled wooden table number blocks for my own wedding. These were made from an old wardrobe! Waste not want not eh?! Image credit: Lianne Grey Photography

100% Recycled cotton rag place cards with black ink. These were a huge hit in 2019 and set to be even bigger this year!

Celestial blue place cards with metallic inks for extra shimmer. Delicious.

Gorgeous Emma and Adam with the most delicious layered, and textured Ibiza tablescape. Image credit: Esme Whiteside Photography | Hair: Hair and Make up by Saskia | MUA: Josephine Way MUA | Bridal: Foxglove brides | Styling and Neon: This Will Be Forever | Venue: Bashall Farm, Clitheroe.

a7 table plan cards on delicious, recycled cotton rag. Image: EKR Pictures, with styling by Sass Weddings at the beautiful Riding School {Calke Abbey}

Loved these extra long chiffon silks. Image credit: Esme Whiteside Photography | Styling and Neon: This Will Be Forever | Venue: Bashall Farm, Clitheroe.



There are lots of other things you could add to your gorgeous wedding! You can get lots of other inspo for all your on-the-day needs over on the Wild Instagram . Remember that as all wild goods are made to order, I welcome bespoke requests. Why not browse the services I offer?


Thank you for reading.

Faye x

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I'm Faye, founder of Wild Calligraphy and lover of all the details that resonate with your guests. 

I believe that a great event isn't made up of any one thing, but lots of delicate, cohesive touches that add to the ambience and make your guests smile.

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