Wedding planning can keep you busy for months, if not years, and of course weddings can get expensive quickly. Many times you’ll come to the resolution that turning to DIY will help you save all the money. While this may be true for some items, generally what ends up happening is you stress yourself out, overestimating how much time you have to devote to each project you decide to DIY. DIY definitely has its place, but use it sparingly. This will help you to more fully enjoy your wedding. Stationery is one of those that can easily get out of hand when attempting to DIY in its entirety.

3 Reasons to Hire a Stationer for Your Wedding from @ebcalligraphy for @theidolist

Reason 1: Stationers know all the things (at least paper related)

Stationers (and planners) are an encyclopedia of wedding detail factoids: timelines, mailing information, addressing specifics, etiquette protocols, color palettes, and even wedding branding. We’re here to help guide you through the process, all the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and the Oxford commas. We thrive on these details and are so excited to help you sort through them. With all the choices out there of wedding stationery, having help to pull together the design of your wedding is imperative to create a unique, intimate experience that truly reflects the two of you as a couple – which many of us refer to as a branded wedding.

Reason 2: Stationers help you get the best bang for your buck

Just as there are planners and photographers for all budgets, there are stationers that fit within a wide range of budgets. Their products range from off-the-shelf to entirely bespoke designs. We know which printing methods not only work within your budget (which sometimes means less is more) or give you tips on how DIY can most effectively used while keeping your design/brand consistent. If we can’t work within your budget, we have good recommendations for where to turn within your budget.

Reason 3: Stationers really can bring your vision together

We spend our days dreaming of color palettes, the perfect typeface, and all the details that pull a vision together. We have the capability of digging out of the noise that is Pinterest and bridal blogs to find inspiration that fits the two of you. We know how to find the right envelops, design details, ribbon, and even stamp options to truly make an impact on your guests.

3 Reasons to Hire a Stationer for Your Wedding from @ebcalligraphy for @theidolist

Bonus: Stationers save your sanity

I’ve said it before and it’s worth repeating. Your wedding is not meant to be a time of overwhelm and stress. It’s a time of celebration and preparation for embarking upon your new adventure together. While you can spend countless hours researching and gathering some of the knowledge we have, do you want to spend your evenings researching the difference between a vellum finish versus an eggshell finish paper? Hunting down the perfect shade of blush for your envelopes? The perfect tone of ribbon to coordinate with the green of your bridesmaid dresses? These are the things custom stationers LOVE working on! So save yourself the time, get back to tasting cakes and trying on dresses.

I hope this helps you understand just a few of the perks of hiring a stationer to manage your paper goods and your sanity during wedding planning. Next time around we’ll discuss calligraphers! While some stationers are also calligraphers, if you’re thinking about incorporating calligraphy into your wedding, whether through envelopes or signage, keep your eye out for some tips on when to hire them an where to find them.

Happy planning!

Samantha Elliott