FAQs and expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Let it snow

Let it snow

Q. How can we give our wedding day stationery a wintry twist?

A. Gaynor Page says: You can add that romantic, wintry twist by using white on white, perhaps with a hint of sparkle for that frosty feel. Keep it all white or add subtle greens such as grey spruce, eucalyptus, sage or cineraria if you wish, or even icy blues or pastels such as pale lilac can bring a subtle hint of colour.

Unless a traditional Christmas feel is what you want, I'd suggest avoiding reds, greens and tartans. An alternative would be a rustic, fireside feel, which can be achieved by using cinnamon sticks, twigs and pine cones, perhaps with hint of metallics and colours such as deep reds, burnt orange and dark spruce on Kraft or corrugated Kraft card.

Favours for each style can come from mini crackers or gift boxes decorated according to your chosen theme with place cards slotted into pine cones, sprayed or painted white, tipped with snow, or left natural.

Gaynor Page, Topikki Stationery


Take note

Take note

Q. How can we make sure our wedding stationery is sustainable?

A. Becci Clubb says: You'd think it would be easy to find a wedding stationery supplier who works sustainably. After all, all paper is recyclable, right? Wrong actually. Any papers coated in wax, plastic or foil can't be recycled. So, if you want your stationery to be sustainable, avoid metallic finishes, glitter backgrounds and acrylic invitations. You could even go one step further and ensure your stationery supplier is using FSC-certified cards and papers. This means they're sourced from carefullymanaged forests.

Nature and our environment is our biggest source of inspiration here, so we try to do all we can to protect them. All of our designs are made to order, meaning we don't hold or throw away any unsold stock. Our paper products are all FSC certified and the inks we use are eco-solvent, ensuring our stationery is suitable for conventional recycling. We give you the option to have your designs printed on recycled stocks or to have then created and sent to you digitally if you want to send e-invites.

Becci Clubb, ABCD Weddings