Expert advice about stationery

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Fiesta time

Fiesta time

Q. We're having a festival-themed wedding. How do we reflect this in our stationery?

A. Francesca Baxter-Hunter says: Festival-themed weddings are a great way to show off your personalities as a couple. Begin by thinking about the colours, style and theme you want to portray. Will it be bohemian, floral, earthy and wild or more contemporary, with glitter balls and an industrial vibe? Pick shades that can run throughout your styling and consider bold, eye-catching fonts.

See if there's a way you can combine your names to invent a new festival name. This can then feature as a headline on your stationery – for example, Charbella instead of Coachella. Use this to create a hashtag on your invites and table names to let people tag your day.

Take inspiration from lineup posters to set out your order-of-the-day, and allow your loved ones to choose a song on an RSVP postcard. Perhaps add tear-off drinks tokens to your order-of-service to take to the bar. Don't forget signage to direct your guests around your wedding.

Francesca Baxter-Hunter