choosing your wedding stationery card

One of the most important things to think about when planning your wedding stationery is what type and colour of card you would like to go for. We’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions to help you for when it comes down to choosing your wedding stationery card!

What weight of card should I go for?

As your invites will be getting a lot of wear and tear, regardless of whether or not you are hand delivering or posting, you should ensure that your card is rigid and durable. Most heavier card weights are between 270gsm and 350gsm, which is more than sufficient and will give a high quality feel to your invites.

What is the difference between uncoated and silk card?

In terms of card type, choosing between a silk and uncoated card will be one of your first options to consider whilst choosing wedding stationery material. We find that the majority of our wedding clients choose to go with an uncoated card, which gives a beautiful matt and textured finish.  If perhaps your design for your invites is a bit more modern or is photograph based, you will want to consider a silk finish for your stationery, which is coated and gives an extremely smooth finish with a nice sheen.

How do I decide on a card colour?

Most wedding stationers will have a swatch book and several different card colour options for you to choose from. This can sometimes be overwhelming, but if you have decided between uncoated or silk then this is one decision made for you. The next thing to consider is the style and colour theme of your wedding, if you are having a vintage theme, you may choose a kraft style card, whereas if you are having more of a glamorous affair, a pearlised card may be more in-keeping.

Popular card types to consider will include: kraft card, cream card, pearlised card, frosted white and uncoated and silk card

How will my design look printed on the card I choose?

Once your design of your stationery is ready for print, it’s always a good idea to get a sample of the design printed on the card you have chosen. Sometimes colours and designs can alter on different types of card. Running samples of your stationery before the full print run is carried out is common practice with most wedding stationers and something that you should ensure is carried out.

Getting married soon and can’t decide what paper or styles to go for? Call in for a free consultation with one of our Kaizen Weddings Team or call or email us on 029 90022474 or