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All About Wedding Stationery: Invitations to Menu Cards



Wedding Planning


Don’t underestimate the power of thoughtfully crafted stationery for your wedding. Personalized wedding stationery adds an element of elegance and can really bring your whole wedding design together.

So what’s included in wedding stationery? Really, it can be as much or as little as your own style needs. Engagement party, bridal shower, and welcome dinner invitations before the wedding, your actual wedding invitations (including envelopes, rsvp cards, etc.), and menu cards, place cards, table numbers, ceremony programs, and favour tags for the wedding itself. And that’s not even an exhaustive list! Having all of those pieces look and feel consistent can make a big difference.

 Local Designs with Debbie Wong

If you’re local to the Calgary area, I highly recommend Debbie Wong Design. Debbie’s designs are beautiful pieces of art and are all customized to her clients’ personal style.

“Wedding stationery inspires me because I get to create meaningful invitations through artwork unique to each couple. I want these pieces to be heirloom wedding keepsakes for the couple and their guests. Each couple gets different sketch layouts, so it always feels like fresh ideas are brought forward,” said Debbie, when I asked her why wedding stationery was dear to her heart.

She says couples have been experimenting with interesting day-of wedding details and statement seating charts. Instead of traditional paper place cards, non-paper items like rocks, sea glass, agates, and acrylics are taking place to create a stronger impact. These place cards also double as favours, which means one less thing on your list!

Why is handcrafted stationery such a hit with wedding guests? “There is something organic and nostalgic about receiving a hand-calligraphed envelope and invitation,” explains Debbie. “In this digital age, a lot of us don’t handwrite anymore, so people are amazed when they receive it in their mailbox. Calligraphy adds those final touches. When guests sit down and see their names carefully written on a place card, it makes them feel special. Each written item will be slightly different from others and each is really a single work of art that can’t be replicated.”

If you’re interested in chatting more with Debbie, engage her as soon as you can. Creating these masterpieces takes time, so if you wait too long you may end up disappointed.

Online with Minted

If you’re on the hunt for a cost friendly online wedding stationery source, check out They have a ton of options for wedding stationery, and you can simply pick the template that best represents you. If you want to look and feel their options first, you can order a sample pack to do just that!

Minted stationery isn’t quite as personalized as handwritten calligraphy, and there is less room to influence the design, but they are still a fabulous option that offers high-quality, gorgeous designs. They also don’t need as much lead time to come to fruition—designs can be shipped to you in as little as nine days.

If you need help with your invitation design, or with any other part of your wedding planning process, feel free to reach out and say hello!



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