Over the weekend, the topic of the wedding stationery arose and it came to light that my mother and I have different ideas about the wedding stationery.

Chelsea Invitation, from £115 for 50 thermo printed invitations

Whereas she envisages us posting out traditional 'stiffy' invitations, I am imagining something more creative with a colourful stylish design that will stand out from the rest. It's the first thing our guests receive and will set the tone for the day so it has to be beautiful and unique. As I'm learning in the lead up to the wedding, it's all about compromise and in my hunt to keep the parents happy, I've come across a great stationery company that could have just provide the answer.

CLD stationery (www.cldstationery.com) has a gorgeous collection of luxurious wedding invitations printed on heavy ivory card with classic fonts but a hint of colour rather than predictable black script. This ultra stylish alternative to the traditional stiffy stationery may just be the solution; all we need to do now is agree on the colour of the script...