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Your complete guide to wedding stationery and signage!

We all know organisation is key, and when it comes to your wedding? Well you’re going to really want to have things run as seamlessly as possible. So here comes into play your signage and stationery – from day dot sending out your save the dates, to your invitations, welcomes signs, menus and more. Deciding on the practicality and aesthetic of your design really is one of our favourite creative elements of your wedding planning. Not only is it a necessity, but it’s a gorgeous memento of your special day too. Meet 5 of Byron Bay’s most loved stationery and signage designers!

The Blackline Bottega

What signage do we need for our wedding day?
We’d recommend a welcome sign and seating chart as well as bar signage if you don’t intend on having your drinks list on the menus or tables. Some of our clients ask for smaller signage for their wishing well and grazing tables too. Our advice would be to keep whatever signage you have created cohesive with the rest of your stationery, as it helps to create an ambience for your guests. 

What is your signature style?
We specialise in freehand calligraphy so The Blackline Bottega suites are punctuated with handwritten scribbles on simple but luxuriously designed pieces. We like our couples to feel like their suite represents them and offer custom wedding stationery suites, so that every element of their day is drawn back to them.

The Blackline Bottega | Carly Tia Photography

How far in advance do I need to provide my final information for the stationery and signage to be ready for my wedding?
The turn around time on any given suite differs slightly depending on the printing process you prefer and what you would like created. However, we tend to advise our clients to have the final information 3 weeks in advance of wanting the stationery sent out, and 2-3 weeks in advance for your wedding day stationery and signage. 

What’s the best way to display the menu; individually, a few per table or a large display?
We love individual menus as they’re a great ice breaker for guests who may not have previously met and a simple way to create a beautiful, consistent tablescape (not to mention they photograph beautifully!) However, we’ve created large displays and a few per table – depending on the floral arrangements down the table, this can be more effective. For example, if you’re not having continuous floral arrangements down the table, having communal menus between arrangements can be a nice way to punctuate the tablescape. The key here is to not have them spaced out too sparsely!

The Blackline Bottega | Leila Scarfotti Photography

What’s the best way to reduce paper waste, while still ticking all of the stationery boxes?
For couples who want paper stationery, we’ve been working on complimentary electronic pieces to reduce the amount of paper in their suite. A beautiful letterpressed invitation with a link to a cohesive wedding website or wedding information on a matching electronic PDF has worked beautifully in the past. We’ve also created electronic invitations and save the dates. We encourage clients to consider whether they need a separate RSVP card and envelope or whether that can be addressed on the bottom of the invitation, as well as whether their menus can act as place cards. When it comes to signage, using glass, acrylic or materials that can be cleaned off afterwards, reduces the amount of wastage too! 

The Blackline Bottega

La’more Creative

What signage do we need for our wedding day?
On the day signage helps your guests have a more relaxing time, starting with a welcome sign for your ceremony, a drink menu for the bar and then for your reception we then help create seating charts along with place cards, menus and wishing well signs. These are all custom-made to suit your wedding style. 

What is your signature style?
La’more Creative loves a simple modern style to suit any couple. We love to utilise textured handmade paper or translucent vellum card to bring our designs to life. All invitations include a beautiful coloured envelope of your choice. 

La’more Creative

How far in advance do I need to provide my final information for the stationery and signage to be ready for my wedding?
Most couples design their wedding stationery anywhere from 12-6 months before their big day. With ‘On the Day’ signage designed in the last 1-2 months. We understand some things are missed in the chaos of wedding planning, and are more than happy to help with any last minute designs.

La’more Creative

What’s the best way to display the menu; individually, a few per table or a large display?
If you are letting your guests choose their meal then we recommend printing 1 menu per guest. If you are providing drop plate options or share platters, then a couple of menus per table are fine, we also like the option of no menu as sometimes it can be a nice little surprise! 

What’s the best way to reduce paper waste, while still ticking all of the stationery boxes?
We love a beautiful printed invitation as it is a wonderful keepsake for your guests, but we can also offer digital invitations as well as wedding websites. You can even utilise both sides of your printed invitation instead of additional pieces of paper. 

La’more Creative

Bridge + Co. Designs

What signage do we need for our wedding day?
Most importantly a welcome sign. What a way to welcome your guests and introduce yourself as the newlyweds! Definitely a seating chart if you are having a sit down wedding and even place names or personalised menus to add that personalised touch for your guests!

What is your signature style?
I love designing and creating signs that are clean and elegant whilst still modern in fonts and current colours. 

Bridge + Co. Designs | Alex Marks Photography

How far in advance do I need to provide my final information for the stationery and signage to be ready for my wedding?
The more time the better but as a ball park around 4 weeks would be perfect to get all the final information confirmed – but we do also cater for those last minute jobs!

What’s the best way to display the menu; individually, a few per table or a large display?
It all depends on the type of wedding, for a sit down we are loving the personalised individual menu’s that act as both a place name and a menu. As for cocktail weddings, some little menus scattered on tables or a big menu would be perfect!

Bridge + Co. Designs | Alex Jackson Photography

What’s the best way to reduce paper waste, while still ticking all of the stationery boxes?
Well lucky for us at Bridge + Co. Designs we don’t work with paper, we use acrylic and timber… I’ve had a lot of brides keep their wedding sign and use it as wall art in their house as a little souvenir of their special day.

Bridge + Co. Designs | Emma Wand Photography

Inku Press

What signage do we need for our wedding day? 
Our most popular ‘on the day’ signage is a welcome sign, seating plan and menus. Menus are usually personalised with guest names and if not then a separate place card is required so guests can easily find their seat. As well as these popular prints, we also offer table numbers, wishing well signs and tags to accompany the bonbonniere gift.

What is your signature style?
Strong yet minimal. Letterpress is all about that deep impression into the paper, creating something you want to touch. Our minimal designs on 100% cotton paper allow this tactile finish to stand out. We also receive many requests for our hand drawn maps – a custom design for your individual wedding, pressed into soft pillowy paper. They really are like a personal stamp for your wedding day.

How far in advance do I need to provide my final information for the stationery and signage to be ready for my wedding?
Invitation suites are usually sent out 3-6 months before the wedding date, with save the dates up to a year in advance. Allow even more time for destination weddings so guests have plenty of time to arrange accommodation and flights. We are a small studio and the letterpress process is an involved process – so to ensure each job gets the attention and detail needed we only take on a handful of jobs at a time. Our turnaround time is usually 4-6 weeks, often up to 8 weeks in peak periods.

What’s the best way to display the menu; individually, a few per table or a large display? 
This will depend on the style of your wedding and how your food is to be served. We usually recommend individual menus, especially for individual sit down meals – they look beautiful on the plates and finish off the table styling perfectly. If you were to hold back on quantity…. shared platters or banquet style meals could get away with a few menus placed along the table. I’ve always liked having my own menu when at a wedding so I can refer to it while making my way through the courses, and also to feel the beautiful letterpress!

What’s the best way to reduce paper waste, while still ticking all of the stationery boxes? 
Hard question for a paper lover… I truly believe save the dates and invitations play an important role in setting the tone for your big day. They are the first thing your guests receive and gives them a sneak into the style and quality of what’s to come. I don’t believe you can compromise on these pieces. If you were to be selective, much of the following information detailing your wedding day and afterwards can be shared online through a wedding website, rather than printed. This includes details on gifts, transport to wedding, pre wedding party, post wedding recovery and thank you cards. As for ‘on the day’ stationery, its best to keep this to a minimum – weddings are already busy and are tables are typically full with flowers, glassware and whatnot. As mentioned earlier – a welcome sign, seating plan and menus should set the tone nicely and keep everything running smoothly for you.

The Wedding Shed

What signage do we need for our wedding day?
Statement signage it’s definitely a style – a “must have” these days.  There are so many amazing options with neon and acrylic signs being very on trend at the moment to display personalised messages. When choosing your signage, we highly recommend a welcome sign and seat plan to be a must, especially if you have a large number of guests. It really helps to keep the guests flowing to the reception stage of your day. Seating plans are essential as they not only look good, but help with directing your guests to where they need to be for the dining part of the proceedings. There’s nothing worse than having big holds up with great Uncle Bob and Granny Pam not knowing where to go!  This then has a knock on effect with slowing down the service of the day. Bar menus and personalised name cards and menus are a great option too. We even offer a combined menu, with the guest name at the top – helps to save paper and reduce clutter on the table to create a simple and streamline table setting. It can even be a keepsake for your guests to take home.

What is your signature style?
The Wedding Shed’s stationery is just a simple option to assist our couples with styling their table decor for the reception.  We have a simple modern style in a DL and A5 style – on black and white with a current trend font.  Our name cards can be either tent fold or flat.

How far in advance do I need to provide my final information for the stationery & signage to be ready for my wedding?
Printed signage will be a a minimum of 6 – 4 weeks out, and for menus 1 week is fine. Handwritten chalkboards, which our stylist sign writers can create for you, can also be created within 1 week of your wedding.

What’s the best way to display the menu; individually, a few per table or a large display?
Here at The Wedding Shed we have a variety of timber easels, metal stands, timber Vj backdrops and plinths which you can use to display your signage and neon lighting. We advise dressing your signs with florals to make them stand out on a large scale, or for smaller pieces we have a variety of frames, brass holders and acrylic table numbers. 

What’s the best way to reduce paper waste, while still ticking all of the stationery boxes?
Our classic chalkboards are a great sustainable way to create some fun signage and menu displays for your wedding day. As well, our personalised menu reduces paper usage by combing two in one!

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La’more Creative // The Blackline Bottega // Bridge + Co Designs // Inku Press // The Wedding Shed