On the Table: Custom-Designed Wedding Stationery

Carry your wedding theme into dinner with custom-designed menu cards, place cards and table numbers.
From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

1} Crown Jewel

Don’t be so square. This circular menu card, designed by Sugar River Stationers, brings a touch of luxury to the table. Vibrant amethyst text and a fanciful flourish make a perfect pair for weddings that lean to the formal. Sugar River owner Heather Raffel says her favorite part about her work is designing wedding stationery that plays on location and venue, and incorporating the themes close to the couple.

2} Sharply Dressed

Paper Piper Designs puts the couple’s vision first. “Everything we do is with and for the customers,” says owner Missy Stein. “We take the input from our clients and make it happen on paper.” This menu card and place card pair is fit for the couple who wants a clean look with dramatic flair. The white and navy palette is a crisp backdrop, with a scripted font to lend style. For Stein, it’s the little details like the right font that come together to create the perfect stationery suite. “It’s as though we help them complete the thought,” says Stein.

3} Blushing Bride

Designer Elizabeth Webber of Coqui Paperie & Gifts created this suite for the couple who wanted a formal invitation that “wasn’t too frou-frou,” she says. She incorporated watercolor florals into a blush and gold palette, then mixed modern and vintage-inspired fonts to match the feel of a classic wedding venue. Unique font combinations are an art—one that Webber has mastered here, balancing a modern calligraphy-inspired script with clean sans-serif fonts.

4} Pop Goes the Color

“Laid-back meets glamour” is the inspiration behind this brightly accented stationery by Cracked Designs’ owner Tara Scheuerman. Gold, teal and orange hues combine for a subtle, slightly formal, yet totally fun effect on this menu, table card and place cards. The fonts are more casual and fun, but a sprinkling of gold dots adds some glam, says Scheuerman. “It’s always exciting to work with a group of colors that you don’t see together on a daily basis.”