Designed by Retro Press

Bespoke wedding day stationery

Your ‘on the day’ stationery plays a huge part in your wedding day & we can create pieces that fit in seamlessly.

Next booking
Spring / Summer 2023
Designed & made in The Cotswolds
Bespoke design & print

Days stationery; Table plan, places names & so much more…

You’ve spent months or even years planning your wedding day, you know the times and itinerary by heart, but your guests – they have no idea… 

Day stationery serves as a guide and itinerary to your guests; where to go, what to expect, what time certain things begin, where to sit… when they have a window of time to pop back to the room and refresh. 

But not only does it do this, it continues the theme you’ve created within your Invitations, it ties it all together and fills gaps in the venue with something truly beautiful.

Enter the importance of your day stationery for your wedding day.

Often an oversight, but for us; day stationery is imperative.

Day stationery gallery
It's all in the details

Allow yourselves time to figure out what you need

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.

THE FUNDAMENTALS

The essentials to a stress free wedding day

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. 

For all couples

LGBTQ+ & inclusive

Whether you’re a bride & groom, groom & groom, bride & bride or just simply newlyweds, we’re here for it & cater to everyone at studio Retro Press.

Your wedding identity

Creating your very own wedding branding...

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.

Wedding day signage gallery
Your stationery team

Good stationery is like good cooking; when it’s made with love, it's extra special

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.

Aimee & Gordon
Rustic romance at a candle-lit wedding
Jo & Max
Contemporary noir design meets Cotswold wedding
Sam & Paul
Ibiza style & neon brights for a glamorous marquee wedding
Emma & Louis
Boho opulence in a fairy lit Cotswold barn
Heather & Adam
Travel inspired Cotswold wedding luxury
Our newlyweds

Time to get really inspired

Have a flick through just a few of our real wedding galleries to see just what we mean.

Let's talk budgets

When it comes to wedding planning, everything always comes back to the budget

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.

Essentials

Bespoke design
x60 guests
Table plan
Order of the day
Table names
Place names

Budget £600+

Essentials +

Bespoke design
x60 guests
Table plan
Order of the day
Table names
Place names
Welcome sign
Menus

Budget £900+

All out

Bespoke design
x60 guests
Everything we could offer

Budget £1300+
Sound good so far?

We’d love nothing more than to be a part of your wedding day

Have an idea, a vision or none of that at all? Wondering if we can accommodate you? Questions about budgets?

What our couples think

Don't just take our word for it; read our testimonials

Striving for absolute perfection is our goal for our couples here at Retro Press; we aim to please

"Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all the INCREDIBLE stationary we had at the wedding! You guys literally took my vision and made it a reality and everyone was complimenting it all day! The table plan, the weekend packs, the menus, the order or services it was honestly so beautiful to look at! "
"Everything from our save the dates all the way through to our day stationary was just perfect! A well deserved 5 stars from me"
"Kate and Lauren have been PHENOMENAL throughout our engagement and subsequent wedding planning - supportive and encouraging, with no query too small or silly. Their designs are beautiful and their work just outstanding. They are absolutely fantastic at what they do, and wonderful people to work with. "
Frequently asked questions

Any burning questions?

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.

Technically no, not everyone needs a menu. Especially if it’s a set menu, you could have a few per table? If it’s a choice menu, we would recommend a menu per person.

What about having named menus rather than separate place names and menus…

No way hosay! We can print on card, perspex, laser engrave onto wood, eco friendly corrugated materials… we’ve got lots of options.

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!