As we are planning the last few details for our March weddings, we have been constantly reminded about how important paper items are for your wedding day. We at La Cosa Bella are known for our details, and a majority of those details include paper items! Everyone understands the importance of your invitation, as it is the first thing your guests see and sets the tone for your wedding, but we feel that the other aspects of paper items are often over looked by brides! These items, such as programs, menus, escort cards, name cards, and even favor tags, allow you to add so much personalization to your wedding and makes your guests feel appreciated. Paper items allow you to brand your wedding, and it is important that you stay consistent throughout all of your paper items with fonts, style, colors, monograms, etc. It is also fun to change your logo for the reception as you are now husband and wife and may use a logo with your new last initial! Some people think they may not have the budget for these items, but there are so many print yourself items on Etsy if you do not have a large budget for paper. Incorporating more paper items in your wedding will be worth it, we promise!
Here is a quote by one of our favorite wedding paper designer, Theresa Jatko of Theresa Jatko Designs that we think perfectly sums up how important paper items are for your wedding day!
“I purposely design each detail of the paper items to provide an experience for every guest that will be remembered for years to come. These details or branding if you will, set a tone for the celebration and make guests feel welcomed, as they often see the elements evolve from the Save the Date card to the reception. Paper touches your senses with the texture we choose, the design and most importantly the emotion it will evoke when designed correctly. The sweet bonus is that most guests take home the paper items such as menus, programs and place cards as a memento, an additional tangible memory to hold and feel. Paper is not only an important detail, but a relevant touch in a digital world.”
We are hoping 2018 will be the year of paper and that all of our couples, and bride & grooms in general will focus more on the little details of paper items!
Below, all images are from our real weddings.