Many couples about to get married are drawn to a particular symbol for their big day. Whether is be hearts, rings, flowers…it’s usually something which you choose to represent you on your wedding stationery, from your save the date magnets to your thank you cards, so here’s our little guide to the most popular symbols for your wedding stationery.
A very popular symbol for stationery is a pair of wedding rings interlinked. The message that they portray is that of love and unity and a commitment to each other. Using wedding rings as a symbol on your save the date magnets tell everyone at first glance that there is an upcoming wedding.
Hearts are another very popular choice for couples about to be married. The heart is a hugely powerful symbol for wedding stationery with a very clear message of love. People will recognise the heart as a symbol for the love that you have for one another.
Beaches and tropical scenery usually tell people that you’re not about to get married on these shores! As beautiful as the United Kingdom can be, we don’t have many swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters lapping against white sand beaches! Telling people of your upcoming faraway nuptials is easily done with stationery of this sort – and if you choose them for your save the date magnets, they double up as a postcard on the fridge!
Whatever symbols you decide to involve in your wedding plans, choose something which has meaning for you and co-ordiante all of your wedding stationery accordingly.
When it comes to planning your wedding, it is perfectly natural to choose colours and schemes which match who you are as a couple. This is true for all aspects of your wedding stationery from the save the date cards through to your wedding table plans.
If you are going for a traditional approach then you are in luck because the wedding industry tends to be geared to such couples – stationery featuring wedding rings, flowers and hearts are everywhere you look and it makes it easier if this is the type of weeing that you are planning.
For less conventional couples there is less choice certainly, but the wedding industry and cottoning onto the fact that weddings now take many different forms and this brings a variety of colour schemes and themes.
Monochrome colour schemes are becoming more and more popular, as are the more colourful designs incorporating bright gerberas, vivid confectionery and beach-themed weddings which mean the azure blues of the ocean and vibrant oranges of the sunsets.
It makes things much easier if you co-ordinate your wedding stationery – you can buy items in bulk and often get discounts, with the added benefit of everything looking stylish and very ‘put together’. Having your wedding table plans matching your wedding invitations, thank you cards, photo albums and guest books will ensure that there is a certain feel to your wedding which both you and your guests will appreciate.
We’re going to do a little series on wedding symbols and what they mean, which is really useful when deciding on your wedding stationery, for example your save the date magnets. By knowing what symbols mean, you can choose the symbol which best reflects the message you want to get across, and what reflects you as a couple. We begin with flowers…
The most traditional of flowers, the roses, is seen as the flower of love and is a very popular choice when it comes to wedding stationery. The rose is an ideal image to adorn the front of your save the date magnets and you can personalise it according to its colour, as different coloured roses mean different things: red is for love and romance, pink for grace and elegance, yellow for warmth and happiness, white for innocence and purity, orange for desire and enthusiasm, lavender for enchantment and love at first sight (our favourite!)
Of course there are many other flowers which you may want to consider for the design of your save the date magnets – lilies are very popular at the moment, as are gerberas with their vivid colours which seem full of Springtime.