By Anne Chertoff
In addition to wedding invitations, designers at the 2013 National Stationery Show featured some fabulous new details for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Some products included DIY elements to create unique looks, while others sold a wide range of themed items for couples planning everything from a rustic to traditional party. Here are a few of the items you may want to order for your big day:
The Lace Mill by Someday Designs sells an extensive collection of fine laces in a wide range of widths. You can trim votive and candle holders, seating and place cards, and pretty much anything you can think of with this traditional bridal fabric. The company also sells lace attached to paper, which you can paste an invitation or menu card to – perfect for anyone DIYing their wedding details!
Slip these wine glass shades over a standard wine glass to create miniature lamps for your reception or cocktail hour tables. Available through Checkerboard, you can order styles that are personalized with your names or select a pattern that matches your wedding invitation design. If you’re going for a Gatsby theme, these easy-to-assemble shades will coordinate perfectly, giving your reception a supper club vibe. LED lights recommended.
RUSTIC CHIC DETAILS
Finding matching details can be difficult, so Hortense B. Hewitt Co. has created a number of wedding detail collection to suit almost every theme: classic white, destination, damask just to name a few. Their Rustic or Burlap Look designs shown here have everything you need for your rustic-themed wedding, including a rustic log cake stand, burlap table wine bags, burlap favor bags and rustic heart table décor.
GUEST BOOK CASE
Jetsetters will love the idea of guests writing well wishes and placing them in this Mini Suitcase Wishing Well by Weddingstar. Even if you’re not hosting a destination wedding, your love of traveling the world can influence your wedding details. This vintage-inspired suitcase has an ivory and brown faux leather covering and a tag that can be personalized. It’s also a fun detail for a travel-themed bridal shower! ($99.98)
Planning on handing out sparklers for your getaway? Order these Sparkler Sleeves from For Your Party to easily pass out at the end of the night. They are available in a rainbow of colors and can be personalized with your names, monogram or fun saying. Sparklers sold separately. ($35 per 50-piece minimum).
EPSON LABEL MAKER
Epson debuted their new LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit that prints on ribbon and is very easy to use. It works just like any label maker but uses special Epson ribbon – available in a rainbow of colors — and can be personalized with a variety of font options and celebratory icons to choose from. You can use the ribbons to tie favor bags, hand banner or decorate the newlywed’s chairs.
Note: Many of these details may not be available until Fall 2013
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry.