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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

When to send wedding invitations

Invitation text and optional information to include in your Invitations

Cost Saving advice for Inviting your guests

9 mistakes to avoid with your invitations

Types of Wedding Invitations

Gift lists and Asking for Money

Do I need Save the Dates


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

About Wedding Programs and Order of the Day

Orders of Service and Organising your Guests

Quantities of Day Stationery to Order

Quantities of Menus

Table Plans and Table Plan Emergencies



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


Wedding Colour Inspiration

Branding your Wedding

Summer Wedding Table Name Ideas

Christmas and Winter Table Name Ideas

Vintage Styling Advice for Stationery

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

How ordering bespoke stationery can work


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! 🙂

DIY Wedding Invitation Advice: Paper and Glue

DIY wedding invitation advice and tips - part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery tips. They’re also applicable for non-wedding stuff to. If you missed Part 1 that can be found here and covered some general tips as well as printing yourself.

I hope these tips are helpful to someone out there! They have come from many years of selling bespoke wedding invitations through our website Artemis Stationery.

DIY Wedding Invitation Advice

Paper & Card

10. Coloured card is made in batches. Some manufacturer’s colours can vary quite significantly between batches. It may be worth buying all you in one go to try and minimise the risk of a colour changing if this is important to you.
11. Some producer’s products changing regularly, as with above if you decided on something it may be best to purchase all you need in one go.
12. Metallic card can tends to have tiny reflective bits in the card.
13. Mirror card has a highly reflective and smooth finish.
14. Pearlescent card has and iridescent lustre reminiscent of a pearl.
15. Metallic, Mirror and Pearlescent cards may only have this finish on one side and be plain white on the other.
16. Metallic, Mirror and Pearlescent cards where double sided may have a white core. This means white will be visible from the side making it less desirable for some applications.
17. Christmas paper in the sales can be good for scrap book style invites. Used Christmas cards can be useful to but harder to get quantities for making identical cards.
18. If making a table plan you probably will want to use mount board rather than card. Mountboard is thicker and does much better at supporting it’s own weight making it ideal for placing on an easel.
19. There are a lot of shades of white out there, many of which don’t match with others.
20. The weight of paper and card – normally given in gsm (grams a square metre) normally give a guide to an items thickness and rigidity. Higher being more likely to be thicker and more rigid. Though this is not perfect and we use card that is 315 gsm and is thicker and more rigid than typical 350gsm card stock. Better quality cards are normally 250gsm upwards.
21. Finding green products in this can be tricky. One company whose card is good and has an easy to find environmental policy is Eco-Craft.

Keeping it together

22. Double sided tape can be a blessing and a curse. The joys is that it won’t show through and is clean to use. The negatives are once it’s down it has no room for you to shimmy it to a better position. Ironically it is likely to fall off at some point (probably months later). It will also gum up your scissors so be prepared to clean them off, a lot.
23. For gluing card there are lots of crafting glues out there which are essentially all PVA glues. I recommend going for a strong one and buy one that’s as good as gluing wood decks together as card.
24. Spreading glue thinly will make it stick faster. Keeping it thick will give you more time to adjust when gluing together.
25. Glue can show through even if it doesn’t soak through. So test your glue and materials to see if you’re happy with the results.
26. Glue can bend card. Putting items under a heavy book while going can help avoid this.

Come back next week for part 3.