wedding print

Real Wedding at Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol

Here at Retro, I spend most my life in the studio, emailing, designing and packaging. The other 10% of my time is meeting my lovely clients and a lot of trips to the post office! When I've been working with a bride for months and usually from the very beginning, I cannot tell you how amazing it is to receive pictures from their wedding day and to see everything I have worked on in the studio come together and contribute in making it such a special day. 

So with this particular bride, the journey started with her bespoke wedding invitations- please see below. The theme was classic with a modern twist and sticking to the chosen colour scheme of Navy, Grey & Silver tones. The couple also wanted to relate the invitations to the glorious building, Ashton Court, in which they were getting married in- see image in the middle of invites.

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I'm proud to show you some pictures below from the actual Big Day itself with all the wedding stationery in all it's glory. Thank you so much to Kirsten Butler, the Little Wedding Helper, who took all the photographs and who lovingly styled the whole event- find out more about Kirsten on my friends page. The stationery matches everything so well- the beautiful Ashton Court itself, the flowers, the bridesmaids dresses... just everything. A huge congratulations to Helen & Graeme on tying the knot 💕
Retro Press designed and created: the Order of Ceremony cards, Table Plan, Menus, Name Tags, Table Cards and of course the invitations. It's been a pleasure from start to finish. Enjoy!

Your Wedding Stationery Checklist 👍🏽💕

When it comes to wedding planning, it can get stressful... There's so much to organise; things to book, people to speak to, venues to look at, cakes to try (not all that bad), etc etc. Don't let it overwhelm you- do it step by step, make lists, share the job load and be ahead of the game. Go with suppliers that really know their field, that are personable and confident in what they do- it'll give you the reassurance and peace of mind that you'll need.

In terms of wedding stationery, I know that I can definitely help you with all of this, so that's one less thing to worry about! I like to stay in touch with all of my clients throughout the whole process, making sure that everything is on track and nothing gets left to the last minute- I like to minimise the wedding stress levels as much as I possibly can. 

  • With some couples, I'm with them from their Save the Dates... I would recommend sending these out 8-12 months before the wedding- if your wedding is abroad, I'd advise to get them out as soon as you can as people like to book time off work, book their flights, etc. 
  • Next are the wedding invitations themselves, or for some people, this is the first thing (if you're not doing Save the Dates). I recommend sending these out 4-6 months before the wedding and to start planning/ thinking about them around 8 months before the wedding. For your invites, you need to think about the info sheets that accompany the day invitations, along with the rsvp slips and then the separate evening invites (if you need them).
  • Receiving all your rsvp cards is the next exciting stage... I would definitely suggest creating a spreadsheet for this to record everything in- especially if you've given your guests food options.
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  • About 2-3 months before the wedding, you need to start thinking about the stationery for on the day itself. This includes: 
    - Orders of Service
    - Menu cards
    - Place names
    - Table names
    - Seating plan
    - Signage for the day (welcome sign for example)
    - Anything you can think of; tokens, stickers, tags for favours, etc.

A Floral Affair; Bespoke Wedding Stationery for Clearwell Castle

There's nothing better/ more satisfying for me than working closely with a couple, right from the start of their journey (from when they basically got engaged), up until the end (the start of their beginning); the actual wedding day. I love receiving pictures- and not just of my stationery but of the bride and groom themselves!

The wedding stationery in this post was all done for a couple who have literally just tied the knot. From the rustic/ floral invitations, to the thank you favour tags, to the table names and everything in between, I love it all. I have done quite a few stationery suits for Clearwell Castle now and each and every one has been so different- it just depends upon your theme, your colours and your big day. These have been great fun and I can't wait to do the thank you cards to finish everything off. Congratulations to Sinead & Tom!!

Personalised Wedding Prints

There is nothing like something personalised, especially when it comes your wedding day. I think it just makes everything that little bit special. We do absolutely everything you can think of here at Retro, from the stationery before the day, the stationery for the day and stationery after the big day. This includes custom designed wedding prints.

Even if you haven't had your stationery designed with us, we'd still love to do this for you. Wedding prints are a great wedding present- whether you're the bride or groom giving it to your other half or it's a present to the couple from a guest. It's sentimental value will outshine any other gift- it's thoughtful and unique. We can design it to match the stationery itself or totally different, it's up to you. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more and have a look at the latest prints we have done below.