Welcome to the bespoke wedding page.
Hello there, thank you for opting for your wedding stationery to be bespoke.
Here you will (hopefully) find inspiration on how bespoke your wedding stationery can be. There is also information on where to find and source colour schemes and design styles for us to understand and get the feel of what you are after. With this information, Mangos Design will bring your dream wedding stationery to life.
Read ahead, have a look with what's on show and take notes, then email all that over and let us do the rest.
- How to come up with your theme and colour scheme -
Pinterest is your new best friend. Make private boards for colour schemes, wedding themes, card designs etc.
Make folders on your desktop with the same subject titles for you to, collect images from the net and Pinterest and place them in the right folder. Keep them all organised and in one place, less stress that way.
Start off with what theme you want, this will most likely, help with the colour palette (though design/artistic
licenses can mix things up and make it unique, which actually contradicts what I just said) 😂.
Here's some ideas that you could think about and it could, give you a helping hand and a kick start.
Idea One: Seasonal weddings
- If your wedding is in autumn (late September - early November) and you would like to use that theme in your stationery then your favoured colours are deep burnt oranges, burnt yellows, copper, rustic, burnt or washed out greens, etc. If your wedding is in summer (June - early September) you'll sway more to the pinks, mints, corals, turquoise, etc, the brighter colours basically.
- The design of the cards, and the rest of your wedding stationery, can also keep to the seasonal theme.
Spring weddings: flower buds, blossoms, leaves in full colour etc.
Summer weddings: Flowers in full bloom, tropical leaves/plants, etc
Autumn weddings: Leaves falling, twigs/branches, dangling lanterns/fairy lights etc.
Winter wedding: Snow toped trees, mistle toe, acorns, dangling lights, berry branches, snow fall/flake etc
Now to make it bespoke, you can add in your fav pictures of you both or fav location.
This winter wedding invitation below has a "Photo Booth" take on it. This is a good way to show a series of pictures of yourselves.
A photo booth
Colours picked from the brides jacket then added a couple more colours to compliment the evergreen
and copper foil.
Or if you have that one specific image that you want to use then it can be displayed like the image below.
This is where the artistic license comes into play. A summer wedding with grey sketched flowers and a romantic sepia or golden hour filter over the picture. Instead of using the bright colours associated with summer, here, Mangos Design used the latest trending colour (at the time of when the cards were designed) are implemented, so we have a blush hue for the main colour and grey always couples well with it (in Mangos opinion) giving you this beautiful outcome. It's still a summery look but keeping on trend with the colours.
To find the latest trending colour: visit homeware websites or look in homeware sections in department stores or in supermarkets, they are (from my knowledge) the first people to release the latest trends in colours and patterns.
You could be highly inspired here. Of course you got your retail stores and websites and there is no harm in googling it too.
A black and white polaroid
A retro platform with a modern twist.
Here is another way to display your one single favourite picture, of course it doesn't have to be black and white. Then, add a modern twist to it by a sleek font or maybe a pop of colour that you will use throughout your wedding stationery. The colour can come from the picture or a complimentary colour.
Idea Two: Sketched Stationery
This is by far Mangos Design's favourite: Couples sketch.
Very unique. Nothing else needs to be said about it. Many have opted for caricature portraits of themselves or cartoon versions, but this just looks grown up and sophisticated, with a streak of playfulness.
It can be where he proposed or where you will be married, maybe a combination of sketches of where you've both travelled, merged together.
Idea Three: Themed Stationery
Having themed wedding stationery can really show a couples personality, joint interest or maybe just the bride's interest or the groom's.
Example 1: The bride loves her Disney Princess movies or her favourite movie could be Beauty and the Beast, so naturally her wedding stationery would be based around that. The red rose, the gold mirror, gold foiling, navy and white.
Example 2: The couple could be getting married abroad so they probably might have elements of the marriage location on the invites i.e. native flowers, national colours or native patterns etc. What has already been done and is still being done are passport and boarding ticket invites.
I think we are getting the jist now but here is a list of themes, I hope it inspires you for you to come forward with your ideas for Mangos to design. When you are ready, drop us an email.
Oh the list can go on and I don't want to make this page any longer than it already is.
Send Mangos an email by clicking on the quote button below.
We look forward to designing your dream wedding stationery.