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Wedding Stationery & Calligraphy

Wedding stationery and calligraphy allow a couple to set the tone of there wedding. If your wedding is to be a traditional/formal affair then your wedding stationery should reflect this. If however your wedding is to be less formal then you might wish to introduce a degree of humour.

Handcrafted wedding stationery. Unique invitations and favours for your wedding day. All designs are entirely handmade with the utmost care and attention to detail. Efficient and friendly service.
By Jo
Stylish, contemporary wedding stationery, favours, and other nice things. Hand crafted to complement the colours and themes of your special day.
Bee Happy Designs creates contemporary handmade wedding invitations and stationery. We also offer a full bespoke service. Visit our website to view all our designs and to order samples.
Amore Invitations
Based in Swanmore (Southampton) Hampshire, we specialise in creating handmade wedding stationery. Our range includes wedding invitations, save the date, order of service, table plans and more.
The Handcrafted Card Company
Beautiful wedding invitations and greeting cards with online diy wedding stationery and invitations supplies for making wedding invitations and wedding crafts.
Ladybug Designs
Providing a bespoke service to design and create beautiful and personal wedding invitations and stationery.
Paperchain Wedding Stationery
We offer beautifully designed contemporary and traditional wedding stationery that is personalised and tailored to compliment your style and colour theme.
Huggs 'N' Puffs
Balloon Decor for your special occasions, Wedding packages that are created for you by you. Balloon arches for your grand entrance,triple double bubble balloon cloud for the head table.
Occasions Bespoke Wedding Stationery And All Social Events. No minimum order or design restrictions. Beautiful handmade All items can be personalised using the technique of foiling.
Make It A Date
For contempory and traditional wedding cards, favours, hen party products and other wedding supplies
Wedding Stationery & Calligraphy

The formal sending out of wedding invitations has dramatically changed since the middle ages as nearly everybody was illiterate and the announcement of a wedding was to be heard through the town crier who had been paid to 'shout' the news about the happy couple's forthcoming plans.

European monks were, it is said, the first to craft hand written invitations by the high society personage who could afford it. They were all written in Latin and with the invention of the metal plate in the 1600s they were engraved while using a sheet of tissue paper which was placed on top of the engraving to keep it from smudging. This same tissue paper was sent out with the invitation.

The Victorians used to send out handwritten notes just 2 weeks before the wedding to friends and family which were hand delivered because of the dubious mail system. Family crests or coats of arms were placed onto the paper as a hallmark of class and individuality.

During the 20th century, the origin of the double envelope came into fruition because mail was delivered on horseback and could well become grubby! The courier would always hand the mail direct to the butler who would then discard the outer enveloped, ensuring that the readers' hands would not come into contact of any dirt that could have been picked up from the other letters within the mail bag.

Today wedding invitations are professionally hand crafted by many who offer a vast selection from ribbons and bows, hearts to butterflies, and pearls to diamantes. All are custom made to match every aspect of your wedding and the range that is offered to complement your personalised stationary is from name the date cards to place settings, table settings to order of service, wedding album to thank you cards, the list is endless. Indeed, wedding invitations do not have to be in the shape of a card, they could be in the form of a box of personalised chocolate or a fridge magnet, but for many the old fashioned way of sending and receiving a wedding invitation is and always will be the conventional way.