In this section, you will find the glossary that will answer all your questions, on both technical tand poetic terms, concerning marriage. You will be able to know the meaning and explanation of the words used by wedding experts, which you will continue to hear about and which you may not be aware of. In this way you will arrive prepared and you will be precise during your requests to organize the wedding you have always dreamed of.
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Marriage: The bond of a couple recognized by law, aimed at forming a family, officially sanctioned before a civil status officer or a minister of religion.
Wedding Ceremony: The celebration can be civil or religious, in which the couple becomes husband and wife to all intents and purposes.
Wedding reception: The convivial moment after the ceremony; a banquet or a party where you get together with your relatives and friends to celebrate your most important day.
Location: The place suitable for carrying out the event, in this case the wedding reception.
Catering: The catering service deals with catering at the chosen location; is the supply of food and drink for events and ceremonies, usually for a large number of people.
Wedding planner: it’s the figure who takes care of organizing your wedding, like a real director. He will ensure that all suppliers work in unison and harmoniously, he will help you decide the mood or aesthetics of the wedding and if you wish he will be present on the same day to dictate the timing of the various moments and to intervene for any emergency should occur.
Wedding designer: that’s us! We will take care of defining your wedding from the point of view of the aesthetics of the invitations and the coordinated wedding. We will create a coordinated graphic image to make everything more refined, uniform, wonderful and unforgettable. Who we are
Invitation – Participation: card normally sent to relatives and friends invited to the wedding where the details of the celebration and reception will also be specified. Personalized and handwritten aren’t they more beautiful? Click here >
Wedding ring: Rings of various shapes and types that the couple will exchange during the wedding ceremony. Indicates that the person is officially married.
Tableau de mariage: One or more boards with the task of indicating the table at which to accommodate your guests. It can be printed on a panel placed on an easel, or more creatively, hand calligraphed on a wooden or plexiglass support. Sometimes it’s so creative that he doesn’t fit any of these descriptions – ask us for a suggestion!
Placeholder – table number: Coordinated with the tableau de mariage, the name of each or more guests is indicated in the place on the table assigned to them. The table marker is usually used to assign a name or number to the table so that guests can find it easily, and can be simply calligraphed, printed or made of shaped wood: you can find all the options in our catalogue!
Booklet: simply the ceremony booklet, called a marriage booklet in the case of a civil union, or a vows booklet.
Timing: The program of your wedding, usually a table with the times of the day and the list of the various moments of what will happen at that particular moment.
Maitre: The person in charge of the room and the service. Always present in the room, which will coordinate with your wedding planner for a perfect service.
Banqueting: Often used as a synonym for “Catering”, but those involved in banqueting not only deal with catering but also with everything related to the preparation, organization and presentation of the event.
Brunch: A small early, informal and quick lunch that usually breaks the wait of the spouses who are usually taking the classic ritual photos.
Wedding Buffet: It can be combined with brunch as it is usually a service served standing up with some elegant support tables. The various buffet areas can be indicated with special table markers, also printed, calligraphed or in shaped wood. Discover the options we have in our catalogue.
Bio cuisine: A cuisine derived from organic farming, without the use of chemical products. A healthy and genuine diet.
Vegan cuisine: A cuisine that includes dishes exclusively without products from animals and their derivatives, so we’re talking about meat, fish, milk, honey and eggs.
Vegetarian cuisine: A cuisine that includes dishes exclusively without products from animal tissues, be it meat or fish. Their derivatives are an exception.
Finger food: A very popular term also in Italy which indicates food that you can eat with your hands, without cutlery.
Celiac menu: Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. Always take into consideration any allergies of your guests at the wedding reception; more and more restaurants offer specific menus that completely exclude gluten from the various courses.
Mise en place: The art of setting the table, the preparation of all the equipment for table service. The mise en place can be enriched with menus and place cards coordinated to your wedding invitations. Find out how we can design original menus and place cards
Wedding suite – Wedding Stationery: The graphic project of the wedding, precisely coordinated, based on the style, color or theme chosen. You can request different types of services including for example: save the date, wedding invitations, envelopes, ceremony booklets, tableau de mariage, table markers, place cards, menus, thank you cards..
Calligraphy: The art of writing by hand in an elegant and regular form, usually with a flexible nib dipped in ink. Calligraphy helps to embellish invitations and all your coordinated suite, which is written by hand and combined with precious papers to make everything exclusive and refined.
Uncoated: it has a smooth texture and a very light white point, perfect for a modern coordinated wedding;
Ivory: paper with a medium white point, which tends slightly to dirty yellow, for an antique and sophisticated effect: it goes very well with calligraphy with walnut or burgundy ink;
Textured: these are papers with a visible and tactile surface texture, sometimes striped, sometimes simply rougher; sometimes they can remain semi-smooth to the touch but have fragments of material (recycled or of vegetable origin) directly in the paste;
Cotton paper: very soft paper made with cotton fibers instead of wood cellulose, it allows you to create wedding invitations of the highest level, extremely elegant and refined.
Mill-made paper there are still some artisan shops on the market today that make small quantities of sheets made completely by hand, as was done in the past, leaving the paper to macerate and then spreading it on a frame to take its shape; in this case the paper is rough to the touch, with a slightly off-white point, and the edges wonderfully imperfect. The invitations made with handcrafted paper are the maximum elegance and uniqueness that you can ask for, for fine art level creations.
Digital printing: direct ink printing on paper, it is the most widespread technique and guarantees an excellent yield at the same cost.
1-colour letterpress printing: pressure printing that gives an extremely elegant bas-relief effect typical of prints of the past, pleasant to the touch and to the eye.
Printing with metallic foil: Thermal printing that allows the use of metallized films (gold, silver, copper) for the ennoblement of some printing elements.
Envelopes: they are the means by which all the elements that make up the participations are delivered to the guests; they can be rectangular, square, wallet-shaped, with a V-shaped flap, straight, rounded or irregular; here too you can indulge yourself with the choice of cards, opting for the same as the invitations or colored, or they can still be special envelopes such as those in handcrafted cotton paper with irregular edges or those in velvet for a winter wedding.
Inks: many colors are available for the creation of calligraphy on invitations, from the classic full black, through the opaque white (perfect on colored cards), followed by the water-based versions that give a wonderful watercolor effect, up to the special ones: gold, silver ink or metallic copper, iridescent blue/grey, metallic red or green. Contact us to find out more
Sealing wax stamp: used to close the envelope like a seal, a brass stamp is used which imprints the monogram or a design on the melted wax, previously poured onto the flap of the closed envelope.
Silk ribbon: Slightly frayed edges, used to close the envelope, sometimes combined with sealing wax.
Plexiglass: rigid transparent support similar to glass that can be used for signage panels inside the location, as a tableau de mariage and sometimes also as an invitation; many couples request it hand-calligraphed in white or gold ink to be placed in various areas throughout the reception.
Monogram: the initials of the two spouses combine to make a separate logo, which will decorate the various elements that will make up the coordinated graphic, to name a few: the wedding favors and relative wedding favor tag, the menu, the vows booklet or the ceremony book.
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