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Choosing card for your wedding stationery

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Kaizen Weddings is ‘what can you print my wedding stationery on?” This week we look at the various different cards and materials you can print your stationery and wedding day items on!

For products such as your save the dates, invites, order of services, menu prints and table number and place cards, these should always be printed on a heavier card, usually a weight ranging from 270gsm – 350gsm.  A heavier card means that your items will be durable for both postage and your recipients receiving them and for printed items on the day such as menus and table cards, a heavier card will sit up nicely should it need to be placed within anything on your table.

Now that you know that you should be printing on card and what type of weight of card, the next thing to think about is the colour and texture of card you wish to go for. Some of the most popular card types for weddings often have an uncoated feel to them, however if you are going for more of a modern design then you may wish to choose a silk card, which will provide more of a nice sheen on the stationery.

Your colour and type of card will largely tie in with your wedding colour scheme and theme, should you have one. Some of the most popular colours and types of cards to think about when deciding include:

-        - Frosted White Card

-       - Ivory/Cream Card

-       - Pearl Card

-       - Kraft Card

 
Once many of our clients have decided on their card types for print, then the next commonly asked question is what should I print my table plans and any venue signage on?

Any table plans standing on an easel are most commonly printed on a rigid foamex board, ranging from size A2 to A0, depending on how many tables and guests you are having. If your table plan is going to be placed in a frame, then you will print your table plan on a paper material, as a thinner paper weight will be easier to place into the frame and sit perfectly flat for you.

In terms of venue signage, an increasingly popular trend is putting a strut card on the back of a foamex print – which means that you don’t have to prop any of your signage against anything and allows the sign to stand alone, be it outside a church, or within a hotel.

Should your wedding be fast approaching and you want to put out reminders of the date, invites themselves or decorations for the wedding venue, why not call in and see some of our brilliant samples and take away our paper swatched to look at in the studio! Alternatively please feel free to call or email us on 028 9002 2474 or email weddings@kaizenprint.co.uk 

Comments | Posted in Weddings By Glenda Johnston
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 weddings@kaizenprint.co.uk 

Comments | Posted in Weddings By Glenda Johnston