If you’ve been with us from the start of your stationery journey, the design and aesthetic side of your day stationery just naturally follows on. We know your colour scheme, design style and general vibe, all you have to do is send us the details.
If you’re joining us now, yes we have more work to do, but we welcome this opportunity to be a part of your wedding day! We’ll need a little more time, but it’s totally doable.
Day stationery can often be an oversight, luckily this is where our 10 years+ in the wedding industry comes in really handy.
We’ll always make sure to point out anything you may have forgotten, need or indeed isn’t necessary… you can count on us.
Table plan: your guests absolutely have to know clearly and comfortably where they are sitting for the wedding breakfast. Without a table plan, you could find yourself being a coordinator and you don’t want that!
Table names: If you have a table plan and have forgotten to clearly identify the tables, you’ll just have a lot of confused guests searching for their table and you don’t want that either…
Place names: Another essential, particularly if you’ve agonised over who sits where and making sure each table has a perfect balance of harmony, the place names are a must.
Order of the day: Your guests and on the day suppliers will really thank you for this one; a timeline of the day’s events gives everyone an idea of what’s happening when and how to avoid missing important moments. You won’t get pestered once and you’ll thank us for it later.
The secret to great stationery is keeping it… well in keeping. Consistency in design is an essential ingredient to good day stationery and here at Retro Press, well we’re pretty good at it.
By keeping little details running through every element consistent along with colour palettes and typefaces, you begin to create your ‘look’, and this look becomes your wedding brand. Your guests will spot these little details and be quietly impressed.
For instance, a bespoke monogram can feature on every piece, subtly and effortlessly. This ties everything together and adds that finesse that your wedding day deserves.
The common denominator between Kate & Lauren is their mutual and shared love of all things stationery. Both obsessed with pens, paper and pencil cases when they were little!
This naturally transpired to both studying art through school and going onto university to study graphic design.
Although at different uni’s, both found themselves drawn to the more hands on, traditional media like letterpress and dark room photography.
It’s these age-old traditions and crafts that lay the path to Retro Press and its unique stance in its approach to stationery design and print. A match made in heaven you might say.
Have a flick through just a few of our real wedding galleries to see just what we mean.
Naturally, a big guest party wedding vs a small intimate ceremony with a small guest list will inevitably affect the cost of your day stationery. Therefore, adding in the bespoke nature of your design and stationery production, it’s almost impossible to work to a set ‘price list’.
Also, you might want the essentials, or you might want everything! So we’ve tried to accumulate some trends in couples over the years & put together some rough budget expectations for below.
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See our list of FAQs for what we get asked the most, but if you have a question that you don’t see an answer to, get in touch and we’ll be glad to help.
No we don’t – and this is an important one. We cannot provide a proofreading service, nor are we responsible should you sign off on your artwork and upon receiving your stationery do you realise there’s a mistake and want it re printed. Sadly, copy writing and proofreading just isn’t in our remit.
Also, if we did offer this service, it would mean probably taking on 50% less jobs than we do now. So, that’s up to you guys! Sometimes helps to send it to someone with fresh eyes if you’re not confident with spelling and grammar.
For 70 guest and under, you’ll need an A2 table plan, anything over 70 guests you’ll need an A1 as otherwise the font size become too small and difficult to read. If it’s a mega wedding and you have over 120 gets, we might need A0 / multiple boards!