colin cowie wedding advice blog 2

World-renowned event and wedding planner, Colin Cowie, joins us for the second installment of our blog series to share his style and insights for wedding stationery selection. Once your theme and style has been set (or even before, if you are looking for inspiration!) stationery selection can be on of the earliest steps in your wedding planning. Whether the first news your guests receive is an engagement announcement, a save the date, or a formal invitation, having it match your style is key to alluding to what to expect on your big day. Here are Colin’s top tips for trends, styles, and how to choose a stationer:

When it comes to wedding trends, where do you look for inspiration and insight?

Inspiration and insight comes from everything around me. Armed with the DNA of the client, the dictation of the venue and the season, I then add to that all the senses: what you smell, touch, taste, see and hear. And that is why no two of my projects ever look the same.

Can you share a few of your favorite stationery styles and designs for 2016?

Glittering metallics are the hottest thing in stationery for 2016. They’ll catch the recipient’s eye from the second they open the envelope.

Do you have any advice for couples as they begin talking to stationers and searching for save the dates and wedding invites?

Your invitations are your first hint to your guests about the overall look and feel of your event. Your theme should start with your wedding invitations and be woven throughout the entire wedding, all the way to your wedding cake.

Can you share a bit about your insights on digital stationery?

Digital stationery is a chic option for the new age bride. The best part about the digital stationery of today is that it’s highly stylized to give you the same style and aesthetic you would get from printed materials.

Ready to get inspired and start designing your own wedding stationery? Get started by browsing our full collection of Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates.