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Do you need Save the Dates?

The simple answer?  Well that = Maybe.

On the plus side they can:

  • Inform your guests of your wedding date and location
  • Reserve your wedding date in your guests diary
  • Give you more time to organise everything you need for the invitation

On the negative side they can:

  • Add cost which can be unnecessary
  • Duplicate your invitation

So in long form I would recommend doing Save the Dates if you really want to and have the budget for them.  Also if you’re struggling to get all the information you need for the invitation together but feel under pressure to officially send your guests something they can be a life saver and buy time to do this.  Though you probably want to be careful not to leave this too late as you don’t want to be chasing RSVP’s in the 6 weeks before your wedding.

But if you can gather everything you need for invites together like meal options and timings why not send your invites out as early as you can.  If you have people needing to book hotels etc the more details they have the sooner the better.  Also if you can inform the people you really need to reserve by other means there’s no need to spend money to do this unless you want to.  They can be nice items to have.  A nice creation on paper or card.  Maybe a magnet or a tea towel.

Take a look at all the stationery I can make here: http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/

Ps do ask if there are any discounts on ordering Save the Dates and Invites as at the time of writing all the items are priced as invites but Save the Dates are simpler if invitations are also being produced.

Save the Dates Magnet and Cards
Save the Dates Magnet and Cards
Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Save the Date magnet, photo by Laura Cullen Photography
Save the Date magnet, photo used by Laura Cullen Photography
Florence Postcard size save the date
Bunting! Magnet Save the Date (2)

Pets! Weddings! Pets on Wedding Invites!

Close up of illustrated pet cat

A new collection has finally made it to the website.  It’s a bit unusual in that you can see it as a collection in it’s own right or as something to add to another design.  Also there are additional charges depending on the amount of time it takes to do the illustration which in this case can be highly individual.

But why not make your wedding invitations and stationery something highly personal by making your pet a part of it.  Pets are often an important part of the family and every day life but are not always present at the wedding so why not include them on your stationery in some fashion.  Whether it’s as the main attraction on the cover, or an interesting detail on an inner page or reverse.  Once done the illustrations can also be supplied as a separate print.  Expect to see more examples in the future.  Price depends on the time it’s likely to take and it’s always easiest to illustrate from a photo that’s as close to what you want to see as an illustration eg in pose and posture. Why not contact me (Nathan) to discuss at contact@artemisstationery.co.uk

Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
2626 Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Close up of illustrated pet cat
Close up of illustrated pet cat

Seaview and Sparkle Wedding Fair at The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Room setup for wedding breakfast

The Seaview and Sparkle wedding fair is a bi-annual event organised by By Invitation Events in at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, Devon.  By Invitation Events are always popular with suppliers as they come with lunch, it’s so nice not to be worrying about packing sandwiches while stressing on every aspect of your stand.  The setting for this fair in Torquay is quite a venue.  From outside I don’t think anyone would claim it’s much to look at but inside, well just wow.  It has a sense, of grandeur, of history, luxury and most importantly given it’s location the coast and sea.   It’s function rooms and hotel rooms have magnificent views out over Torbay courtesy of the hotel’s location looking down on the bay.

I have some great coast and beach related designs for bespoke wedding invitations and stationery so was thrilled to be asked to attend her by Michelle from By Invitations.  Also on a nice day its great to be able to relax and take a walk around Torquay (or maybe run) once you are all packed away.

So see it as potentially good show for my bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.  These Photos are from the summer version in Sept 2016 and publish the Winter one’s from 2017 soon.  With the first ones being from the hotel.

The view from The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The view from The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
refreshment in The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
refreshment in The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
Agatha Christie - The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
Agatha Christie – The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The view from The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The view from The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay
The Imperial Hotel in Torquay

Now for some photos from the fair itself!

The Bridal Box, Torquay
The Bridal Box, Torquay
The Bridal Box, Torquay
The Bridal Box, Torquay

Hannah Taylor event styling
Hannah Taylor event styling
Fiona Miller
Fiona Miller
Live music with a view
Live music with a view
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Flowers La Vita
Room setup for ceremony
Room setup for ceremony
Room setup for wedding breakfast
Room setup for wedding breakfast

Nick Pearce Photography
Nick Pearce Photography
Talking about styling
Talking about styling
Love on the sparkling dance floor
Love on the sparkling dance floor
Smooch Rings
Smooch Rings
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
View from one of the hotel windows
View from one of the hotel windows
Marion Frances Photography
Marion Frances Photography
1 White Dress
1 White Dress
Carictures
Carictures

Chocolate tiers SW
Chocolate tiers SW
Waterfield's Bride
Waterfield’s Bride
Waterfield's Bride
Waterfield’s Bride

 

Casino Select
Casino Select
Casino Select
Casino Select

Casino Select was there to although these photos were from a different fair.

And finally some of my stationery, mostly from the day but also a few images that sort of fit the theme!  See them on my website here

Corner booklet wedding invitation in blue with art deco fonts
Corner booklet wedding invitation in blue with art deco fonts
Saunton Sands beach cheque book wedding invitation
Saunton Sands beach cheque book wedding invitation
beach huts magnet save the date
beach huts magnet save the date
Beach and coast themed wedding invitations
Beach and coast themed wedding invitations
Framed table plan
Framed table plan
Art Noveau wedding invitation with crystals in red and gold
Art Noveau wedding invitation with crystals in red and gold
Save the Dates Magnet and Cards
Save the Dates Magnet and Cards

Luxury deer silhouette wedding invitation
Luxury deer silhouette wedding invitation
Stag corner booklet wedding invitation
Stag corner booklet wedding invitation
Wedding invitations! Lots of cheque books
Wedding invitations! Lots of cheque books
Sherlock Holmes and Gentlemens Club inspired stationery
Sherlock Holmes and Gentlemens Club inspired stationery
Big luxury beach hut wedding invitation
Big luxury beach hut wedding invitation
Stripey wedding invitations and stationery
Stripey wedding invitations and stationery
Art deco wedding invitations and stationery
Art deco wedding invitations and stationery
Simple and elegant insignia design wedding invitation in navy blue
Simple and elegant insignia design wedding invitation in navy blue

Links to some of my favourites from the wedding fair Hannah Taylor Wedding Stylist, Daisy, Molly and Me Cakes and Flower La Vita.

Rougemont Wedding Fair in Exeter, Devon

Casino Select

Rougemont wedding fair is an annual event organised by By Invitation Events in Exeter in Devon.  Always popular with suppliers as they come with lunch, less popular at this exact location as there’s not much space when 40 or so people turn up at the same time to drop off their stands but the building oozes class and history.  I think they play to the name to as there is a lot of red decoration around the place.  I love the high celings, greek columns, grand curtains and painting of their main room.  It’s a great space.  Last year it was one of my best wedding fairs so I saw as a bit of a must do so was there with my bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.

Casino Select
Casino Select
Casino Select
Casino Select

I don’t know so many of the exhibitors at this event but am always glad to encounter Casino Select and was lucky to be opposite Eveleigh events who let me take some photos of my stationery on their display.

Eveleigh Events
Eveleigh Events
Eveleigh Events
Eveleigh Events
Eveleigh Events
Eveleigh Events

The photos feature Casino Select, Eveleigh Events (thanks for letting us take photos with your stand as backdrop), Quite Brazen, Natasha Coles Make up Artist, Katia Marsh Photography, NMC Photobooths, Matt hudson wedding singer, The chocolate fountain company, West Country Wedding Planner, Jonathan Neale Photography, Man of magic, Lille Buttercup cakery, Home Childcare & Babysitting – in Crediton & Exeter, The Bridal Box, Nick Pearce Photography.

If you want links to any of the suppliers follow this link to my facebook post where I have links to them.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArtemisStationery/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154332318465869

You can see my website for bespoke wedding invitations and stationery here for all across the South West including Exeter and Devon.

Obligato string quartet
Obligato string quartet

Obligato string quartet

Afternoon tea at the Rougemont
Afternoon tea at the Rougemont

NMC Photobooths
NMC Photobooths

Jonathon Neale Photography
Jonathon Neale Photography

Man of Magic
Man of Magic
West Country Wedding Planner
West Country Wedding Planner
Little Buttercup Cakery
Little Buttercup Cakery
Little Buttercup Cakery
Little Buttercup Cakery

Greek pillar at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter
Greek pillar at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter
Chandelier at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter
Chandelier at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter

And finally some of my stationery from the day

Cornwall VW table name with sunrays
Cornwall VW table name with sunrays

Pet illustrations on your wedding stationery?

Corner booklet wedding invitation in blue with art deco fonts
Corner booklet wedding invitation in blue with art deco fonts
Art Deco wedding invitation with silhouette couple
Art Deco wedding invitation with silhouette couple
Saunton Sands beach cheque book wedding invitation
Saunton Sands beach cheque book wedding invitation
beach huts magnet save the date
beach huts magnet save the date

Decidedly Different Exeter Castle Vintage Wedding Fair

Exeter Castle lobby

2017 and saw the 4th version of this wedding fair.  Ridiculously popular with suppliers for it’s fair pricing and high values.  Being there is a bit of a badge of honour as the organisors Blue Fizz Events want the best suppliers not those with the most money so quality and talent is the order of the day.  And it’s as popular with Brides and Grooms.  The first fair when it was Saturday only on abysmal winter day saw over 500 people attend.  Since then it’s been a two day event regularly drawing over 500 people on each day.  So of course I was there with Artemis Stationery.

My wedding stationery stand at the Exeter Castle wedding fair, lots of invitations
My wedding stationery stand at the Exeter Castle wedding fair, lots of invitations
The stand at the Exeter Castle wedding fair
The stand at the Exeter Castle wedding fair

The side of the stand at the Exeter Castle wedding fair

From a suppliers point of view this is great, the nearest comparable show at the Bath and West charges over twice as much and has almost twice as many exhibitors.

Exeter Castle is in an event space just minutes’ walk from the city centre.  As such perfect to hit the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and take in a wedding fair all in one easy trip.

The court-yard of the castle hosts the vehicles which this year included a rather cool gin bar and prosecco wagon.  I think I partook in the prosecco but the gin which I’d saved for day 2 didn’t seem such a great idea after the suppliers gathering which turned into quite a late night with one or two drinks on the quay side.  These were Bubbles and Bakes and Culinary Creative.  There was also a really great caterer Gourmet Street Kitchen selling gourmet mac and cheese which was as excellent as it looked.  The Prop Factory rounded off the outside with tonnes of decoration.

Gourmet Street Kitchen
Gourmet Street Kitchen
Gourmet Street Kitchen
Gourmet Street Kitchen
Gourmet Street Kitchen
Gourmet Street Kitchen
Exeter Castle lobby
Exeter Castle lobby
Light letters from the Prop Factory
Light letters from the Prop Factory
The Prop Factory
The Prop Factory
Bubbles and Bakes
Bubbles and Bakes
Bubbles and Bakes
Bubbles and Bakes
Camper Coffee Co
Camper Coffee Co

Pride of place and getting quite chilly in the lobby of the castle was the Remarkable Photobooth Co.  Matt and Tania are two of my favourite people.  They genuinely care about their clients and their business and always push themselves to excel with new and creative innovations and the best props.  They shared the space with Franki Capri.

The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
The freakin awesome Remarkable Photobooth
Franki Capri
Franki Capri

Either side of the lobby are the terrace rooms.  Brilliant high ceiling rooms with great light.  I was in the corner of one of these rooms.  I shared mine with such awesome people as Lucy Wallace Photography and Maxi Photography.  Two awesome south Devon wedding photographers I always love catching up with.  Days of Grace and Rockbeare Manor were amongst the highlights and I was neighbours with Catkin blooms and Polka Jewellery.  I was also opposite Elizabeth Armitage Photography, I’ve not seen her since the first wedding fair at Exeter Castle and it was great to be reacquainted.

Lucy Wallace Photography - one of my favourite photographers
Lucy Wallace Photography – one of my favourite photographers
Maxi Photography
Maxi Photography

 

Polka jewellery
Polka jewellery

Days of Grace
Days of Grace
Days of Grace
Days of Grace
Catkin Blooms
Catkin Blooms

In the other terrace room catching Charlotte Atkinson water colour painter who can paint live at your wedding.  Gemma from Poppies of Exeter always has an awesome stand and is an expert in her field.

Poppies flowers of Exeter
Poppies flowers of Exeter
Hayne Zeal
Hayne Zeal
Hayne Zeal
Hayne Zeal
Florabella floral wreaths
Florabella floral wreaths
Deer Park near Honiton
Deer Park near Honiton

In the ballroom went I checked in I made a beeline for Kate and Posh Nosh.  Love their food so much and was gutted to learn that this year they were only displaying and not running a pop up café.  I did run away with lots of brownie samples though.  Posh Nosh were situated by the very talented Frances Carlisle Photography, I’ve only come across her a few times but the photos she took at Hillersdon House on a styled shoot I collaborated on were amazing.  The Event Studio did the makeup at that shoot and were styling brides and models in one of the corners.  The ever popular Swing Kings provided the entertainment.

Posh Nosh, possibly the best caterers
Posh Nosh, possibly the best caterers
Frances Carlisle wedding photographer
Frances Carlisle wedding photographer
The Swing Kings
The Swing Kings

Hey Jules accessories Heartfelt gifts

The Events Studios
The Events Studios

Blue Fizz Events
Blue Fizz Events
Blue Fizz Events
Blue Fizz Events

Some more stationery shots from my stand!

Visit my website at Artemis Stationery for some of the best and really most unique wedding invitations and stationery in Exeter, Devon, the South West and the UK (google keywords are a swine)

Gold Crest Corner booklet wedding invitation on gold paper
Gold Crest Corner booklet wedding invitation on gold paper
Salcombe harbour cheque book wedding invitation
Salcombe harbour cheque book wedding invitation
Sparkly Game of Thrones wedding
Sparkly Game of Thrones wedding
A thank you card from one of my clients Sam
A thank you card from one of my clients Sam
Lucy Wallace Photography - one of my favourite photographers
Lucy Wallace Photography – one of my favourite photographers

Days of Grace
Days of Grace

Dillington House Illustrated Wedding Stationery

Dillington House framed wedding table plan

Dillington House I think could very well be my favourite local wedding venue, well I say local it’s about 30 minutes from me.  The House itself is amazing and historic and as you might expect for one I’ve illustrated I think as pretty as a picture especially when the sun shines on its ham stone walls.  Then there’s the immaculately maintained grounds and gardens complete with water fountains.  Inside it’s special to, a real sense of history and unlike a lot of historic venues there’s no sense of neglect inside or out.  It also has some of the most comfortable looking chairs for your wedding guests I’ve ever seen at a wedding venue.

Dillington House framed wedding table plan
Dillington House framed wedding table plan

The House itself is not alone and there are other buildings onsite including the stable blocks which can also host weddings.  It’s a popular conference venue and as such is very professionally run and maintained.  I regularly do a week day wedding fair and at the end of the day it’s a pleasure to walk through the grounds and gardens to fetch my car for loading.  It looks beautiful when all lit up.

Dillington House Somerset
Dillington House Somerset

I follow them on facebook too and the food looks spectacular.  I think the House acts as restaurant and it’s definitely on my to do list to check this out.

Like all of my other stationery collections these illustrations can still be tailored to you.  From the colour of the sky to the time of year the design reflects and the style of the writing.  Previous clients have also added pets, themselves, personalised design elements and bunting into the designs.  While things like cars and hot air balloons could also be included.  The particular design brings in inspiration from the deer wandering the grounds with a sketched stag head in the central panel.

Dillington House Somerset
Dillington House Somerset

My venue illustrations can be used on anything from Save the Dates and Invitations to the Day Stationery and Thank You cards.  One of my favourite items is the canvas table plan.  It looks great on the day and makes a brilliant keepsake and as such comes with fixings to be hung and is printed to a fine art reproduction level onto a quality canvas and stretched around quality pine frames.

I think the best invitation type when it comes to the illustrated invites is the large bifold.  A5 in size when folded it has plenty of space to show off the artwork.  It features internal panels glued onto the cover which gives it a real feeling of quality.  I think they make a great impression on your guests.  I can make them to two levels.  The first I use a specialist trade printer to do the printing and cutting.  They’re then hand assembled.  This keeps the cost down and offers different choices of card such as those with metallic or pearlescent effects.  The other level is for those who want something really special for their guests.  I print them in house onto a card typically used for fine art reproduction with a printer typically used for that purpose and high quality photographic prints.  Then each piece is individually cut and then they’re hand assembled.  Either way guest name printing is included and they’re effectively little works of art individually made for each guest.

Dillington House illustrated table plan design
Dillington House illustrated table plan design

Visit the Dillington House page on my website for prices and more information.  http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/bespoke/wedding_invitation/dillington_house

Or see other venues here http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/menu/venues

 

You can visit the Dillington House website here

Why Choose Artemis Stationery

Deer wedding invitation in blue, a large bifold invite

Why choose Artemis Stationery?  There’s a lot of ways to make your wedding stationery so why choose Artemis Stationery.
My stationery is made in two main ways. Either in house or by leading trade printers. I produce much of my stationery in house as it’s the best way to achieve quality in the print, materials used and finish. I print to a much higher standard than most printers find possible, this is because my printing equipment is more typically used for fine art reproduction printing and high end photographic prints. It is a digital printer, but prints a much broader range of colours as it’s a 12 ink machine. This means it can do true red, green and blue as it has those colours. It can also print at a higher resolution. As such I design my files at 600 dpi twice the industry standard of 300 dpi. This gives a much clearer and less pixelated look than is standard. Circular lines appear more flowing and smooth, fines lines appear crisper and sharper. This means I can do justice to designs like Trieste that have a lot of fine curving lines.

Close up of Genoa card invitation
Close up of Genoa card invitation

My stationery is mostly printed onto high quality card stock. This is typically used for fine art reproduction and high end photographic prints. It’s textured and resembles etching paper and will maintain the vibrancy of the colours printed for a long time. I like it for its thickness and weight which gives it quality feeling that is soft to the touch.

sienna purple and ivory cheque book invitation
sienna purple and ivory cheque book invitation

Once printed it is then cut individually on a rotary trimmer, this allows for precision cutting. A typical trade printer has 3mm margins which means the cut can be anywhere in that area. Instead I print a fine line to cut along. This means for items like the cheque book each page can be precisely cut so the pages all fit together smoothly. With my products it’s all about the quality of the finish. Each item is individually made, quality checked and remade if necessary. Since I see invitations as individual works of art made for your guests I am able to print guest names at the same time as the rest of the invite. This is included in the price of each invitation and means that I can tackle individual menus for your guests.

Inside of invitation showing guest names at top
Inside of invitation showing guest names at top

Sometimes it’s the quality and uniqueness of the design that my clients are after and they’re happy with a more traditionally produced printed item. I do work with a leading trade printer that specialises in the wedding trade. This opens a wider range of card stocks to print on and permits for items to be more affordably printed when the quantities are large. Where there are a few techniques I can’t currently do in house as required I can work with the relevant professionals to achieve them.

Cards printed using a trade printer
Cards printed using a trade printer

Why are my stationery designs more unique than many wedding stationers? This is because most of my work uses artwork that I’ve created from scratch. If you look at my illustrations they’ve been created from nothing but the source material (those being photos of the buildings and landscapes in question) or for more patterned designs from my own sketches. A lot of artwork used in wedding stationery comes from image libraries where artists sell their work. So if you think designs by different stationers look very samey they may well have used the same artwork or something by the same artist. I do this on couture projects where it’s the most cost effective way to produce something for the client and they’re ok with this process.

visit Artemis Stationery website now

 

Dillington House framed wedding table plan
Dillington House framed wedding table plan
Drawn stag stationery cover
Drawn stag stationery cover
Capri menu
Capri menu

Thanks to these talented photographers:

Venetia Norrington Photography (top photo)

Kern Photo (inside invitation photo)

Frances Carlisle Photography (blue stag photo)

Lucy Wallace Photography (menu)

Advice!

Menu booklet with name card, floral design in yellow/gold

When it comes to Bespoke Wedding Invitations and Wedding Stationery there’s a lot of questions Brides and Grooms can have.  This article attempts to list all my advice pieces from my own blog and where I have written for English Wedding Blog for Invitations, Day stationery and general wedding advice and inspiration. You may find some other articles listing these seperately but I thought it would be useful to list everything in one place!

You can visit my stationery website Artemis Stationery here

Advice for Invitations

Invitation and Stationery Buying Advice
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/wedding-stationery-buying-advice/

When to send wedding invitations
http://asinvites.com/weddingstationery/weddinginvitations/send-wedding-invitations/

Invitation text and optional information to include in your Invitations
http://asinvites.com/weddingstationery/weddinginvitations/essential-and-optional-information-for-wedding-invitation-text/

Cost Saving advice for Inviting your guests
http://asinvites.com/weddingstationery/weddinginvitations/cost-saving-advice-wedding-invitations/

9 mistakes to avoid with your invitations
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/9-mistakes-to-avoid-with-your-wedding-invitations/

Types of Wedding Invitations
https://english-wedding.com/2013/03/types-of-bespoke-wedding-invitations/
https://english-wedding.com/2013/04/types-of-bespoke-wedding-invitations-part-2/

Gift lists and Asking for Money
https://english-wedding.com/2014/03/gift-lists-asking-money-etiquette/

Do I need Save the Dates
https://english-wedding.com/2015/10/do-i-need-save-the-dates-a-competition/

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Day Stationery Advice

When it comes to Wedding Day Stationery like Orders of Service, Menus, Programs, Place names and Table Plans there’s a lot of questions Brides and Grooms can have. The following article attempts to list all my advice pieces.

 

Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Place card with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel

Advice for Stationery on Your Wedding Day
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/wedding-stationery-tips-for-weddings/

About Wedding Programs and Order of the Day
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/wedding-programs-and-order-of-the-day/

Orders of Service and Organising your Guests
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/order-of-service-organising-guests/

Quantities of Day Stationery to Order
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/what-quantity-to-order-how-to-distribute-programs-and-orders-of-service/

Quantities of Menus
http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/what-quantity-to-order-menus/

Table Plans and Table Plan Emergencies
https://english-wedding.com/2015/09/wedding-table-plans-and-table-plan-emergencies/

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General Wedding and Wedding Stationery advice

Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.
Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.

This part attempts to list all my advice pieces for general wedding stationery, such as colours, style, buying advice, posting and more.Stationery Buying Advice

http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/wedding-stationery-buying-advice/

Wedding Colour Inspiration
https://english-wedding.com/2013/04/wedding-colour-ideas/

Branding your Wedding
https://english-wedding.com/2015/10/branding-your-wedding-and-wedding-stationery/

Summer Wedding Table Name Ideas
https://english-wedding.com/2013/07/summer-wedding-table-names/

Christmas and Winter Table Name Ideas
https://english-wedding.com/2013/12/winter-and-christmas-table-name-ideas/

Vintage Styling Advice for Stationery
https://english-wedding.com/2013/05/vintage-styling-colours-and-fonts/

Crafting Advice
Part 1, general and printing http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/diy-wedding-invitation-advice/
Part 2, paper, card and glue http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/diy-wedding-invitation-advice/
Part 3, embellishments and tools http://asinvites.com/weddings/stationeryadvice/wedding-stationery-crafting-advice/

Posting your Invitations
https://english-wedding.com/2013/04/advice-for-posting-wedding-invitations/

How ordering bespoke stationery can work
http://asinvites.com/weddingstationery/an-example-of-how-ordering-works/

 

That’s all for now, think I’ve missed something?  Then get in touch and let me know and if I can add it I will! 🙂

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing all our readers and clients are very happy and prosperous New Year.

The blog will kick start tomorrow with a post on when to send out wedding invitations and then hopefully have daily posts all through January. Also be sure to keep an eye on English Wedding Blog where we contribute stationery related articles. See my wedding stationery articles.

If you’re already thinking about ordering bespoke wedding stationery take a look on our main site Artemis Stationery.

If you’re wondering about the design I started with the thought of clocks and fireworks in my head! It may well feature in the Geometry inspired collection which be debuting on the main website soon.

Happy New Year
Happy New Year

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Las Vegas themed Wedding Stationery font

Las Vegas themed wedding stationery

Today a recent project has made me want to look at a specific font rather than a set of fonts as I have done in recent blog posts.  So today’s post is about a font I used for a recent project.  The project was to create a piece of Las Vegas themed wedding stationery, that being in particular a table plan that would have to match with the couple’s desire to name each of their tables after a past or present casino in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas themed Wedding Stationery

This project didn’t have a super big budget so most of the time went on the skyline so had to tackle the table names in a consistent manner rather than doing a name for each table reflecting the style of the place it was named after.  So I went to font squirrel and browsed for a commercially free font.  Eventually I settled on lobster.  It has the benefits that I think it feels a little retro – harking back to Las Vegas’s earlier time.  Therefore I could successfully use it for each table name while staying on theme.  Though I mixed up the shapes behind the letters and changed the colours so the names are not too regimented.  I was also able to use the same font in other places,

The font used

Lobster is a pretty great font.  It’s a little bit retro, a little bit script, quite stylish for headers and titles yet still a reasonably easy read.  So could be deciphered at a distance which is a bonus for a table plan.

This project was in collaboration with an event decorator and will be looked at in more detail in a future post – hopefully with some good insitu pictures as it’s not the full table plan shown here.  More of a taster…  If you like the design please visit my bespoke wedding stationery website to see more stationery or keep looking through this my wedding stationery blog.  This design isn’t available as collection yet but I think it may be soon so if you like the design and want it for your own event feel free to get in contact.  Pricing is likely to be similar to Catania.

To see the person I collaborated go and say hi to the lovely Carol at Laurel Design Stationery.

 

Las Vegas themed wedding stationery
Las Vegas themed wedding stationery

Wedding Stationery tips for your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Stationery tips and advice

This is tips and advice for wedding stationery and by that I mean wedding stationery used on the day of your wedding.  So this isn’t about wedding invitations ( <but that article is).  If you’re tight on budget remember the main thing about wedding stationery is that it performs a function.  If you can find an alternative that costs less or is free as long as it performs the job you need that’s all right.  Wedding stationery can make a great contribution to the look and styling of a wedding but that’s a bonus. Albeit a very good one!

If you would like to see more of my stationery visit the main website at for bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. Alternatively carry on looking around our wedding stationery blog.

Tips from a bespoke wedding stationery maker:

  • Seating plans escort cards or seating charts.  If you’re having a meal with set seating you need some way to get guests to show guests where to head.  100 people wandering around a banquet hall staring at each place name might be a bit chaotic.
  • Don’t produce a table plan or seating chart too early.  Especially with larger weddings adjustments may be needed as guests drop out and replacements come in.
Catania a carnival design table plan
Catania a carnival design table plan
  • For really large weddings escort cards over seating charts or table plans have the advantage that changes can be made right up until the last minute.
  • If making yourself aim to finish your stationery a week or so in advance.  This gives time for any mistakes to be corrected and to enjoy the week before your wedding.
  • Similarly if buying your wedding stationery leave yourself time as deliveries are easily missed or damaged in transit.  Things happen that aren’t anyone’s fault.
  • Orders of Service must be checked by the person conducting the service to check there is no copyright infringement.  You may not be able to print hymns or readings without permission.
Bologne Art Deco style place name
Bologne Art Deco style place name
  • Getting place names that have guest names printed can be a great bonus.  Our place names include name printing as standard.  But we do recommend getting a couple of blanks to cover the unexpected!  Why get them printed:
    • They can take a long time to do
    • Not everyone has really neat handwriting
    • You don’t need to worry about mistakes
    • Maintains a consistent and high quality look
    • Then again you could just hire a calligrapher like my friend Claire
Capri table name tent
Capri table name tent
  • If you think the table name holders are a bit unsightly and spoil the look of your centre pieces look for table name/number tents which offer a lower profile alternative in identifying your tables.
  • If you’re having a civil ceremony although you don’t need an order of service you could have a program giving details of the day and ceremony.
  • If you’re having a religious service with an Order of Service you can include a program for the day in with this.
  • If guests have a choice on the day providing menus can be useful!
Capri wedding menu
Capri wedding menu
  • If the meal had choices chosen in advance menus to remind people what the food was and a way to show guests what they chose is also a good idea.  You could put this on the back of the place names using a code like M: Ch meaning Main: Chicken.
Wedding Sign
Wedding Sign
  • If getting married in a large venue a welcome sign identifying where your wedding is can be helpful.  Especially for guests who don’t know too many other guests and might join the wrong event by mistake.
  • Favour tags can be a cute touch but don’t need to be seen as one of the more essential items.
  • Sweet and dessert tables can benefit from labels or tags to identify what’s on offer.  A lot of time this may be obvious but not always.  Allergy and diet advice could also be given.
  • Hard to find venues can benefit from signs reassuring guests they’re going the right way.  Take them down at the end of the day to avoid trouble with the local council.

The stationery ranges featured in this article are the Art Deco stationery collection Capri, also Art Deco inspired Miami and Catania Carnival wedding stationery collection.

Wedding Programs and Order of the Day

Naples Order of the Day Sheet Blog

If you haven’t read the Order of Service article this piece is a very much a compliment to it and you can read it on this wedding stationery blog.  Today we’re looking at how to keep your guests informed about your day through the use of stationery.  You’d probably expect no less on a wedding stationery blog!  So I won’t be suggesting you get a megaphone from a hire centre and give it to the best man.  It has to be said if you’re having an Order of Service that can solve your problems.  If not there are a few things you can do.  These could be called Order of the Day or Wedding Programs.

Why Bother?

Well strictly speaking you don’t have to.  Once your guests turn up they will probably expect to be there for the duration and they can generally work out the gist of things for themselves.  I personally as a guest like to know where I’m going and when I should be somewhere.  I don’t want to be the person who enters the wedding breakfast after the bride and groom have made their big entrance because I thought I’d like to explore the grounds of the venue or freshen up in my room (if at a hotel) as I didn’t realise there wasn’t a big break for photos.  Also it let’s people know when they’ll be eating.  I think that’s a good idea, stops grumbling from people and their bellies. While people can also pace what they drink or buy crisps from the bar if they feel they need to (I’m good, I wait for my meal! well at least if the choice is crisps).  It also means people should be less likely to miss moments they want to see like first dances and cake cutting.  Admittedly you may want to keep things fluid.  You may not want to list everything exactly but caterers will need times to work to for hot food.  Even press ganged friends if you’re putting on your own thing might want a bit of clue what to work.  Cooking for lots of people is a bit of a juggernaut, especially for a sit down meal.

The Basics

The most basic thing is a time line or schedule of activities and their approximate time.  I can’t really advise on how to come up with the schedule, just how to present it to your guests.  You can put in as much or as little detail as you want.  Food times, moments you’ll want everyone assembled or at least when people may want to give them the chance to be present.  When the evening receptions starts and the end time are all good.  If you’re moving the celebrations on you may want to mention this to.

You could also add details of the bridal party.  Some people also give details of who may be doing readings during a civil ceremony.

How to do it?

There are three ways most of my clients deliver this information to their guests.  One is already mentioned and that’s tacking the information into an Order of Service.  The next is very similar and that’s using a stationery item just like the Order of Service.  That being the Wedding Program or Order of the Day.  These are your traditional book like booklets.  Card covers, with paper pages inside.  We normally find A5 with 4 pages is more than enough to accommodate everything you need.  The size could be reduced though to A6 or an item half way between the two.

Example inside wedding program program or order of the day booklet
Example inside wedding program program or order of the day booklet

We do often manage though to fit a lot of information on to an A5 side and many clients go for a single sided A5 sheet of card that is still styled to match the rest of their stationery.  This is a pretty economical option.

Example program or order of the day - from the Miami stationery collection
Example program or order of the day – from the Miami stationery collection

If you don’t want to be quite so traditional our Bifold and Trifold cards would make very sexy Wedding Programs!   We could copy hand outs, the type you may find in an office with staples in the top corner.  We don’t have to use staples to fasten it though, could use ribbon, brass or metal fasteners, some very vintage twine!  So many possibilities.

A bifold invite used as a wedding program.  Stationery range collection Reggio Emilia
A bifold invite used as a wedding program. Stationery range collection Reggio Emilia

A bit more out of left field why not consider doing something similar to a table plan?  Instead of making lots of items for your guests to carry around you could put all the information in one place.  Something like a poster or a big canvas print could look great and keep your guests informed.

To see more stationery and to find out how to order visit the main site Artemis Stationery for bespoke wedding stationery for the day and invitations if you’re not quite at that stage yet.

Spring Wedding Styling Inspiration

Spring Wedding Styling

It’s spring, or at least it’s meant to be. If you’re suffering through my blog and it’s either not 2013 or you’re not in the UK it’s been a frickin’ cold spring. Especially if you’re not in South East England, we’ve had lots of air straight from Siberia. But we’ve had a couple of warmish days of late so I thought it would be good to go out with a camera and try and illustrate some of the points I made about spring on my article about colours on the English Wedding Blog. There I talked about the seasons, what they’re like and how you could take inspiration from them for styling your wedding.  So this post is all about spring wedding styling inspiration!  There’s also a post on spring table name ideas for more general springyness…

Gallery

I think the images in this gallery should be fairly self-explanatory. It’s spring, new life is bursting out everywhere and trees which have slumbered through the winter are suddenly coming to life. Animals are either giving birth or are getting frisky. But we’re still not really out of the clutches of winter. The nights and mornings can suffer from frosts, the mornings can be misty. Young plants and animals may fall victim to sudden cold snaps. I really like the contrast you get where aged and slightly gnarled plants.  They’re starting to burst back into life with new leaves and blossom yet you can still see the form of the branches much like you can in winter.

Matching Stationery

Style wise floral designs are a very good choice for a spring wedding. But you can also reflect spring through the colours you choose. Colour wise the colours are fresh, light, sometimes bright. Pastel shades I think suit spring brilliantly. Though you do get some very strong colours in the blossom and flowers that start to emerge.

Floral Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationery for a spring wedding - Florence trifold invitations
Wedding stationery for a spring wedding – Florence trifold invitations

Spring Coloured Wedding Stationery

Como menu tent in light greens ideal for spring
Como menu tent in light greens ideal for spring
Capri Art Deco Booklet style wedding invitation
Capri Art Deco Booklet style wedding invitation in mint green

Conclusions

I hope this article has helped just a little bit in shaping ideas for styling your wedding. I know it’s probably too late for 2013 weddings but I tend to see with my clients that the wedding picks up in earnest from a year or so out. Hopefully this article will be useful for people getting married in 2014 and beyond. If you would like to work Artemis Stationery with your wedding stationery I make highly personalised bespoke wedding stationery. You explore this wedding stationery blog for or visit the main website to see more of my products.

Please note some of the images are from previous more vibrant springs 😉

Booklet Wedding Invitations

Booklet wedding invitations are one of our most popular types of bespoke wedding invitations.  Some of our clients refer to them as cheque book invitations.  If I had to sum them up in a few short words I would say that they’re neat and perfectly formed.  Though this article is solely about booklet invitations them so we won’t end here.

About our booklet invitations

All the designs in our bespoke collections can be used as booklet invitations.  Even if the website or blog hasn’t shown a picture of it they can be ordered or samples requested.  It’s more a problem of being able to do so much that not everything can be shown.  They have tabbed design making each page part of the overall look of the invitation.  Booklet wedding invitations when done well are great looking invitation that can be packed of full information for your guests.  We make sure our invitations have a great quality finish and are made from really great card.  You can see the stationery ranges on our website here.

A production photo showing an order of orange wedding booklet invitations being made.
A production photo showing an order of orange wedding booklet invitations being made.

Booklet invitation layout

Typically our booklet invitations have 4 pages.  There are no rules on what page is used as what.  Here though I’ll describe a common layout that is used in our samples and by many of our clients.

Page 1

The first page is typically used as a cover.  The cover features the design from the bespoke collection as chosen by our clients.  The design is made unique to each client through adapting the colours, fonts and texts to suit their needs.  Embellishments like Swarovski crystals or pearls can be added.  We also like the cover to feature the names of the Bride and Groom.  They shouldn’t be an afterthought on the inside, it’s their wedding these invitations are for after all.

Booklet wedding invitation layout
Booklet wedding invitation layout – stationery range shown = Sienna

Page 2

Page two in our samples has the invitation text.  This is the classic bit where normally either the Bride and Groom or the Bride’s parents invites the guest to the wedding.  If you would like to see some examples of text in both cases click the relevant link.  It’s also the first page to have a title at the end.  These let the guest know exactly what is on each page. They also form an effective part of the overall design as the titles are normally coloured to tie in with the cover design.  Some of the designs even stretch across the pages such as our Miami and Catania designs.

Carnival themed booklet invitation
Catania – Carnival themed booklet invitation

Page 3

Page 3 is normally used as an RSVP which can be detached from the invite and returned.  If an RSVP is to be incorporated in the booklet rather than as a separate item it makes sense to be one page three.  If the front is a cover, then the second is probably the invite text which makes most sense before the RSVP.  While the forth page can’t be detached as it is attached to the back of the invite.

The RSVP often includes space to list those guests who have been invited that are attending and we normally manage to accommodate menu choices if your letting your guests choose their food.  A envelope for the RSVP section is included with each invite.

If there are no menu choices this page will often have other contact details for your guests.

Page 4

Page 4 is normally information.  A map which is included in the price of the invites is a regular feature as well as details of the venue.  Accommodation options are quite often detailed on this page.

Get in Contact

If you like the idea of our booklet invitations you see all our bespoke collections on the main website now. We are a UK based stationery maker typically selling across the UK but will ship worldwide.

Miami art deco style booklet invitation before assembly
Miami art deco style booklet invitation before assembly

 

Ombre Wedding Stationery Explained

It’s only March and not very long into the year and I’m already about to talk about a style not picked up in my trends for 2013.  What is this?  It’s Ombre Wedding Stationery.  Actually it’s almost anything wedding Ombre!  Ombre wedding invitations (yes very similar but you have to mention all the keywords!) to ombre wedding cakes and even ombre wedding dresses.  You can see some wider ombre details on one of our Pinterest Boards, don’t forget to follow us while your there.

What is ombre? I think it simply is where one colour changes to another across a design.  Whether it be in steps or as a smooth transition.  I initially found ombre a bit odd.  I’ve been seeing items which I now know are ombre style on pinterest back into late 2012.  But I didn’t really think of them as a distinct style.  There’s two things I classed them as.  The first was that a simple ombre design just reminded me of paint colour charts.  Those where you start off with a light version of colour at the top and they progressively work in bands to a darker version at the bottom.  The other thing they remind me of is colour gradients, very similar to colour charts but there’s no distinct colours, they seamlessly blend from one shade to different one.  You can see an example here in the background of our Catania stationery range.  So a sunset is pretty ombre in itself.

Sunset Ombre Background

This could be Ombre wedding stationery - Catania carnival themed postcard size bespoke Save the Date
Catania carnival themed postcard size bespoke Save the Date. The background is very ombre!

More about Ombre Wedding Stationery

The colours used can be simple e.g. white to a specific colour or a light shade of a colour to a darker one.  With weddings featuring white a lot the first is quite a popular way to go.  However you could go dark to light and back to dark or a third colour.  Or maybe choose a theme like the beach and go from a sandy colour via white for breaking waves to blue for water.

If you fancy bringing something ombre to your wedding stationery we have no ranges listed at the time of writing that are pure ombre without things like fairgrounds getting in the way.  But if you like what you see here get in touch as we have a new website coming and a lot of new designs will be listed there, with something ombre amongst them.

Bespoke Wallet Invitations for Weddings

Calabria floral wallet invitation preview, the wallet will be a new invitation type on the new website

There are a lot of great new things coming to Artemis Stationery.  Many of which will be debuting on the main website when it’s re-launched which is coming in the next few months.  Until the new website is ready it doesn’t hurt to give a bit of a sneak peek on the blog, this post is about our new wallet invitations.

Wallet Invitations

The photo here show’s a new type of bespoke invitation we will be making.  This is the wallet invitation.  So called because the main invitation comes with a wallet it sit insides until the person you’re inviting removes the invitation.  The main invitation is very similar to the mounted versions of our sheet invitations, both are handmade in the Uk by us like all of our stationery.

Bespoke

Like all our ranges of bespoke stationery any design you choose will be tailored specifically to you.  Colours, fonts, wording, layout and styling can all be changed and adapted for you.  The design is on both the invitation and the wallet.

Of course wallet invites could actually be adapted to any use.  Why not as a Save the Date or a Wedding Program.  The design in the picture is Calabria.  The Wallet Invitations are not listed on our main website until they relaunch but could be ordered or if you would like a sample you can order one on our sample page using the comment box to note what you’re after.

Bespoke Postcard Size Wedding Invitations

At Artemis Stationery we try really hard to offer not just great looking bespoke wedding stationery but also affordable stationery. Now some of our work is quite pricey but we do have items which have every bit as much love and taken in their design and production as our more premium products that are more affordable. So this post is about one of these items.  These our A6 or postcard sized items.

Save the Date or Invitation

Our stationery items are exceedingly flexible and our A6 or postcard sized items are no exception.  They can be used as Save the Dates, Invitations, Thank you cards or any stationery item you need for your wedding day.  They also start from £1 (2013) – see our prices here.  They are most popular as Save the Dates and this post showcases 5 such designs. If you’d like to read how a similar item was design please take a look at these two posts about an A5 sized Save the Date we produced.  Mod files on a new layout for a Save the Date or read about how the design was worked on here.

Guest Name Printing

Like all of our other invitations they include guest name printing in the price.  This is also possible on Save the Dates but most of our clients are not normally 100% sure on their guest list at this point so they tend to keep guest names off of Save the Dates. Our Postcard sized bespoke Save the Dates and Invitations are available across each of our stationery ranges (except Milan), not just the five designs shown here.  Visit Artemis Stationery today to see all of our stationery ranges.

Place names

Wedding Place Names

We’re really proud of the place names or name cards we make for our clients. Like all of our bespoke wedding stationery and invitations which ever design you choose you make the decisions on styling them by choosing fonts and saying how you want them laid out. Though we can help and offer advice with this if needed! The colours are also changed to suit each client and they’re made from the same great card as we use for all of our stationery. Like our invitations the printing of your guest’s names is included in the price. This gives them a really great, polished look, there’s no need to try and write them on neatly yourself or press gang a relative with good writing. While on the reverse we like to also keep the effort up. I like to keep place names of keepsakes of the weddings I’ve been to but have wondered how well I will remember in the decades to come whose wedding it was. With that in mind the reverse of the place names are personalised. What’s there is down to you but it often includes the who (whose wedding), the where (the venue) and the when (the date). How that’s done is down to. Sometimes it’s simple and clean text, other times we can include the insignia that we can also design at no extra cost for use on your stationery.

The photos show our Brescia place name’s both the front and the back. On the reverse is an insignia with a Victorian or vintage style to compliment the font on the front. This place name is in a light blue but a sage green version of this place name has been shown numerous time in Wedding Ideas magazine.

Want to choose a stationery design to get place names in? Visit the Artemis Stationery website.

Vintage Fonts

Now when you read vintage you might well think oh no not more vintage.  Which is fair enough it has been very pervasive these last couple of years.  But though this article’s title is lazily lumping them all under the same banner as vintage fonts, there is a tonne of different styles that fall under the general vintage banner. I do want to showcase fonts that I think are well worth considering whether vintage is currently cool or the equivalent of the shellsuit trend from the 90’s.

As far as I can tell, people have used vintage to cover anything from the 80’s right back to the Victorian era.  This is fairly broad I’ll admit so I’m going to break the vintage fonts I want to share today down into a few groups.

Most of the fonts are ones available to choose from Artemis Stationery but all the typewriter fonts can be freely found online for all uses (I believe – please check the licence though in case I’m wrong).

Starting with Carnival or fairground.  The styling of fairs and travelling carnivals, like most Punch and Judy shows, I think harks back to bygone ages when such things were much more popular.  Beneath are three fonts which I think fit a fairground or carnival theme perfectly and in the case of Rosewood has been used  many, many times for that purpose.

Fonts for a carnival themed occasion
Fonts for a carnival themed occasion

This is an image of our fairground inspired design using the font Algerian.

Carnival Postcard Save the Date
Carnival Postcard Save the Date

Next we have open face (and similar) fonts.  Take one look and I don’t think I really need to explain why they’re called open face.  They remind me of a time when shop signs were hand painted, such signs would take longer to make due to the complexity of the font.  Today I think they add extra interest and reinforce a font’s vintage pedigree.  If I associate this with any particular age to my mind they’re before the First World War and back to the Victorian Era.  The Victorian period had a lot of elegance but at the same time vast and heavy industry including printing presses.

Open face and similar fonts
Open face and similar fonts

Serifs are those little bits of details on a font that makes fonts like Times New Roman look like they have received some decoration as opposed to fonts like Arial which just have the strokes they need to form the letters.  Serif fonts including Times New Roman I think are actually pretty vintage in themselves and good for simulating type writers which are pretty vintage now in themselves!  Although typewriters did make it to nearly the end of the last century.  I’m including serif fonts in this as I think some have some really interesting looks and to be honest you can’t far wrong with Times New Roman which strikes a very good balance I think between style and ease of reading.  The only thing counting against it maybe it’s popularity and its regular use.

Serif vintage fonts
Serif vintage fonts

Finally we’re going for type writer fonts.  So called because they simulate the not quite perfect nature of a type writer where the ribbon hasn’t quite got all the ink it needs.  They’re really good for creating a worn vintage look.

Type writer fonts
Type writer fonts

If you want to see how Artemis Stationery uses different fonts in our bespoke stationery either check out our Facebook page which shows many stationery photos or visit the Artemis Stationery website and see all of our unique and original stationery ranges.

 Update (11th Feb 2013):  if you are looking for more wide-ranging font ideas and inspiration please check out this article I’ve since had published on the English Wedding Blog.

Script Fonts for Wedding Stationery

Script fonts for bespoke stationery

Script fonts range from some of the most elegant fonts out there to fonts which basically look like someone with really nice flowing handwriting.  The style of writing on which todays script fonts are based was made possible by the introduction of paper.  It replaced parchment which had a much rougher surface and prevented free flowing writing.  If you would like to see what writing prior to this looked follow this link to the Wikipedia page on Blackletter fonts.  Script style fonts may also be known as cursive fonts.

I think fonts can be hugely useful and important in styling stationery.  I design bespoke stationery and I like to give my clients as big a choice as possible so they can truly reflect their style in the stationery I design for them.  If you’re making your own stationery choosing an interesting looking font is an easy way to bring artistic elements and style to what you’re making.

Script fonts can really bring a touch of sophisticated elegance with the delicate and artistic flourishes that many of the fonts use.  Whereas those that look more like regular hand writing can make an occasion seem more friendly and informal.  If you want to use a font that is hard to read for large amounts of text, use it for headers or titles and pair it with a plainer font for the bulk of the text.  This doesn’t have to be a script font and using them with serif fonts can provide a good contrast.

Below is a selection of freely available script fonts which can be found online as well as chosen by clients of Artemis Stationery.  These fonts will be added to the main selection on the website (click to see) when the newest version of the website is released.  To find out more about stationery from Artemis Stationery visit the website now.

Script fonts which are available online to freely download
Script fonts which are available online to freely download