Expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to


The calligrapher

The calligrapher

Q. How did you combine rustic barn décor with a modern twist in our 'get the look' special?

A. Victoria Blüm says: I created dark metallic menus and place cards in navy and gold – such a beautiful combination. We were aiming for an atmospheric, rich look that wasn't too staged or polished. Rustic meets dark and elegant isn't new but is rarely pulled together this well.

Victoria Blüm


Natural harmony

Natural harmony

Q. We've booked our big day and can't wait to send out invites, and we want them to look as good as possible! We're thinking about using natural themes and motifs.

A. Anika Sood says: The trend of the outdoors, with lots of foliage and greenery, is here to stay. Expect to see this on a bigger scale, with organic, natural arrangements and a much looser finish helping to fill larger spaces.

Couples are going for a more clean, sophisticated look with their stationery and playing around with different textures and print finishes. There is so much choice available, so have fun experimenting. Using a mix of traditional and modern typography can give your stationery an edge. This elegant and simple approach will contrast well with the natural theme of your wedding.

We're seeing darker accent colours used to add an atmosphere of romance to invitations. Burgundy, rust and copper tones complement each other. Play around with ribbons, tassels and wax seals to personalise your stationery suite. A coloured envelope can also add a lovely pop to a simple design. We still love seeing handwritten calligraphy on those little finishing touches. Why not try a metallic ink for your place cards. Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding day, so make sure it reflects your individuality.

Anika Sood

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