From the invitations to the seating cards and save the dates, stationery plays a bigger part in your wedding celebrations than you might think. From start to finish, it sets the tone for your big day. As such, it’s only right to be discerning when it comes to seeking out your wedding stationery of choice.
We’re big believers that first impressions count, which means your invitations may just be the most important element of the wedding stationery line up. Luckily for all you brides-to-be, boutique stationery brand Ditto Ditto agrees with this sentiment wholeheartedly. That’s why this local design studio handprints all of its designs using antique cast iron letterpresses. Whimsical in nature, complete with exquisitely executed typography and playful illustrations, Ditto Ditto’s invitations are beautifully crafted. Alongside its “House Collection”, the brand also creates bespoke designs for those couples looking for something more unique.
Ditto Ditto, 16A Yan’s Tower, 27 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 3678 9881, email@example.com, dittoditto.net, (consultations are by appointment only)
Flower-speckled transparent coasters and mirrored place cards are just some of the ways Iris at Craftirisy is upping the wedding stationery game. But fear not traditionalists, Iris’ classic calligraphy and lettering ensures an all-round timeless design. The modern romantic bride in particular will love Craftirisy’s collection of acrylic keepsakes which include vow books, certificate cases and USB drives.
Craftirisy, 4J, Po Ming Building, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 9225 3714, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.craftirisy.com, (consultations are by appointment only)
Wylis Chiu of Flare Paper n’ Style is known as somewhat of a trendsetter in Hong Kong wedding circles, so you know you’re going to be in good hands. Fusing tasteful graphic design with unexpected materials (think velvet, ceramics, seagrass and artificial leaf), Wylis’ work ranges from traditional to abstract minimalist/modern depending on the theme of your nuptials. What’s more, all stationery is custom-made, guaranteeing a truly one-of-a-kind design.
Flare Paper n’ Style, 101, 1/F, 168 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 3288, email@example.com, www.flare.com.hk
Whether you’re looking for traditional designs, a touch of humour or hand-drawn illustrations, Kalo Make Art has you covered. What makes this brand stand out from the rest is Kalo’s personal touch. This designer and calligrapher spends time really getting to know her clients. In doing so, Kalo is able to create wedding stationery that truly reflects the couples she designs for. On a budget? No problem! Kalo also has a large range of in-house designs for the financially-savvy bride.
Kalo Make Art, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Ivy House, Room 201, Central, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kalomakeart.com, (consultations are by appointment only)
This US-based brand has been on our radar for quite some time thanks to its signature vintage floral prints. Handprinted illustrations add a touch of quirk to the designs – perfect for the fanciful eclectic bride! Along with beautiful cards for your hardworking bridesmaids, Anna and the team also provide custom wedding packages to cater for all your big day needs.
Rifle Paper Co., email@example.com, riflepaperco.com
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With over ten years of experience in the industry, Sandy Chan of SanStation has become the city’s premiere go-to for wedding stationery. Case in point, SanStation is currently the exclusive designated wedding stationery designer for The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Design-wise, expect timeless sophistication melded with artistic flair.
SanStation, 1703, 17/F, 135 Bonham Strand Trade Centre, 135 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 3956 8780 (Showroom), 3956 8780 (Office), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sanstation.com, (consultations are by appointment only)
High-end luxe abounds in Seesawsed‘s custom approach to wedding stationery. The studio uses only the very finest handmade paper, tactile embossing textures and elaborate finishes (including leather and gold foil), resulting in skillfully-crafted stationery pieces. We especially love its commitment to delivering a fun and efficient collaborative design process in which you can create the stationery of your dreams. Remember, your wedding day deserves perfection! It won’t do to settle for anything less.
Seesawsed, Suite 1601, 16/F Hing Lung Commercial, 68-74 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2752 6328, email@example.com, www.seesawsed.com
Are you a bride on a budget? Or perhaps you’re simply conscious of the environmental consequences that come with printing all those invitations? In that case, have you ever considered going paperless? Allow us to explain. Besides the obvious cost efficiency, online invitations allow you to electronically manage your guest list, making it that bit easier to keep track of your RSVPs. If that wasn’t enough, the digital market now offers customisable designs by the likes of Venamour, Vera Wang and Liberty courtesy of sites such as Paperless Post. Don’t you just love the advent of technology?
Paperless Post, www.paperlesspost.com