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Style Me Pretty: Stationary Guide

One of the first things I did after getting engaged was follow Style Me Pretty on Instagram and order one of their wedding books. Throughout the last year of wedding planning Style Me Pretty has been my go-to resource for inspiration and ideas. This week Style Me Pretty announced a set of 6 new planning guides to help brides through the wedding planning process. I’m so excited to share details about their Stationary Guide today. Collaborating with a company I think so highly of is a pretty cool experience and I'm honored to be a part of their new launch!

When thinking about stationary, your first thought is probably your invitations. In reading the Stationary Guide I realized it's really so much more than that. Style Me Pretty takes you through the process from start to finish, providing insight on each step of the stationary process.

We got so incredibly lucky when we picked out our invitations. We had a pretty clear vision from the start and wanted to find someone to create custom invitations that featured our incredible venue. It's meaningful to us since it was where we went on our first date, so we thought it would be special to showcase how much we love it on our invitations. After scrolling through a few shops on Etsy, I came across Gladys Olive. The owner, Catherine, made the process a breeze. From the initial concept and each step along the way, as well as changes due to COVID, she literally did it all. I can't wait to showcase our invitations on our big wedding celebration day and share more details on the blog.

If you haven't been so lucky or have no idea where to start, the Stationary Guide is your roadmap. It's full of inspiration, tips from vendors, and advice from real brides to help you narrow down each decision you'll have to make. From paper quality to which font to use they help break down all the little details. Check out everything the Style Me Pretty Stationary Guide includes:

  • Instruction on where to find inspiration for your wedding stationery design

  • Education on the importance of wedding stationery

  • Education on the different between custom, semi-custom and mass-market stationery

  • Information on how to choose the right stationer for you

  • Education on the anatomy of an invitation suite

  • Instruction on paper and printing options, from handmade paper and letterpress printing to standard cardstock and DIY

  • Education on pricing and determining your wedding stationery budget

  • A detailed timeline for your wedding stationery, from 7-15 months before the wedding to 3 months after the Big Day

  • Education on hiring a calligrapher

  • The names and templates for each calligraphy style, from traditional to modern!

  • Information on the importance of proper etiquette

  • A glossary of day-of stationery and calligraphy terms

  • Endless advice from previous brides and industry experts, including advice on COVID-19 invitation etiquette

Each gift guide is available for immediate digital download in PDF format. Not only are the guides great for brides who are knee deep in wedding planning, but they are a wonderful gift, too! Check out the series of electronic guides that Style Me Pretty offers:

You can even purchase your guides in a bundle, or mix-and-match only the tools you need!

Have you tried out the Style Me Pretty Planning Guides? Share your experience in the comments or send us a DM!


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