In my opinion, one of THE most important things that you should invest in throughout the wedding planning process is personalized stationery. And I am not just saying that because I design stationery for a living. I am sure most of you are well aware now, that the art of the handwritten note becomes second nature to brides-to-be. I swear I wrote over three hundred thank you notes...to my girlfriends for throwing me a shower and an engagement party, to friends who sent congratulatory gifts and wedding gifts, to bridesmaids for being there, to groomsmen for the same reason, to florists and caterers...the list goes on and on.
Don't worry, I am not talking about over the top, $500 a pop stationery (although if you want that, there are some oh-so-delicious options out there that I will save for another day), simply some affordable but adorable cards that have your name imprinted on them and even better, your return address pre-printed on the envelope. Your tired hand will thank you for them, I promise!
The goodies designed by Fontaine Maury are PERFECT for brides-to-be. She does custom monograms, starting at $48 for 25 cards, personalized stamps that you can use on your own paper for a lovely $25, notepads that are great for quick notes to vendors (2 pads for $20) and get this...she recently starting doing custom silhouette stationery. Basically, you send in your picture and she will create your very own silhouette printed on quality paper, complete with great color options and font choices, all for $96 (which includes 50 cards/envelopes plus a one time set-up fee of $25).
In my opinion, a must have for the millions of thank you notes that you are going to be writing!