Let’s Talk about Your Wedding Stationery Cost

We all know working out the wedding budget is a task not for the faint of heart. Here at Pink Book, we have amazing vendors who can assist you lovely brides-to-be by supplying helpful tips and tricks. In this blog, Fiona Joy from Love Wildly Design Co. tells you what you’ll need stationery-wise for your wedding day and a clear budget break down on your wedding stationery cost so you can rest assured of your budget from the start.

Not much of a reader? No problem. Watch the video version here:

Stationery List

Most couples choose to do a Save the Date to let their friends and families know which date they need to keep open. A lot of couples are going digital at the moment not just because of the current situation and how the world is going but also because it is considered way more ECO-friendly. There are a lot of online websites that allow you as a couple to create your own designs including free websites where you can host all your wedding related information on like; canva.com and withjoy.com

Then of course your Invitations will follow shortly after:

The new trend is to do a video invitation and send this to your guests like this one done by the incredible JPB Media:

You will need Wedding Programs for your ceremony especially if you have songs that you’re going to have songs during the ceremony:

You will also need Menus for your tables:

A Seating Plan is a must have for any wedding:

And any other Signage like a Welcome Sign:

Wedding Stationery Cost

Stationery is one of those things that adds that extra touch but it doesn’t have to be over the top! You can really keep it simple and it will still be beautiful. For example, if you are going very classic and extravagant and everything gold foiling and letterpress; it is going to be a lot more expensive than if it was a more plain digital printing. For a guest total of 20, you are looking at spending around R2 000 when going extravagant with gold foiling. You can easily spend up to 10% of your wedding budget on stationery. However, if you are budget conscious look at putting no more than 1% of your total wedding budget aside. If your total wedding budget is R100 000 don’t spend more than R1 000 on your wedding stationery cost.

DIY Wedding Stationery

If you are on a tight budget it is possible to design your own stationery. There are brides who design their own stationery on Canva or another design app, and simply have it printed. It still looks beautiful, and it’s very possible to do, however; we would suggest spending that little bit of extra money and have a designer, who is a professional, who will know how to give you the look that you want. The thing about a designer is they’ll be able to give you a cohesive look running throughout your wedding from the moment that your guests get your Save the Date. Your guests will know what to expect and remember, you want your guests to get excited about your wedding. It’s the first thing they see before your wedding, so it’s really important that it comes across professional and that it looks great!

**All images sourced from Pinterest

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