Tuesday, 1 September 2009

DIY Wedding Stationary

Planning a wedding for a reunion of two nationalities, with relatives coming in from various locations, is always a little more complicated than if everyone lived in the same village so it's best to let everyone know well in advance what's happening and where. My time frame goes like this:

Save the Date cards & homemade gift: 1 year in advance
Wedding Invitation: 6 months in advance
Location Information Packet - including accomodation, sight seeing & a little bit of history with basic event timetable: 3 months in advance or upon receipt of RSVP
Invitations to Rehearsal Dinner/Night: 6 weeks beforehand
Event Timetable & Directions: 2 weeks beforehand

paper, card, inks, embossing powder, stamps, bulk or small amounts of 10, paper creasers - cellophane bags for making favours - paper punches, paper trimmers, scissors

Some great online sources:
Liz's Crafts
Paper Crafter
order sample swatches to match the exact hue you're looking for.

But when it come to paper, I want to have felt it so here are some places in Edinburgh
Paperchase on George St.
Daintree Paper on Morningside Rd and their blog which has handy guides and templates

Ready made cards are:
  • quick & less time consuming- no designing, cutting, glueing and messing up!
  • cheaper than printed invitations
  • unique if you buy from small gift shops with start up designers who only print in small batches
  • ideal if you have a small wedding planned as each card will have to be written by hand! You could save yourself some time and print out smaller insert papers with your wording and personalise it with your handwritten signatures or small note
Ready Made Card Shops in Edinburgh:
The Bay Tree Co on Hanover St.

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