You might not have spent much time thinking about stationery since your school days, but that’s all about to change. Wedding stationery plays a key role in bringing the whole affair together. From the save the dates and invitations, the placecards and thank you notes.
Sorting Your Wedding Stationery
The stationery suite you choose will be the first glimpse of your big day for your guests. Your designs will set the tone for the day to come and get them excited, so even your save the dates should tie into your chosen wedding theme. Whether you DIY it or turn to a fantastic stationery, here is everything you need to know.
Before the big day
Choose stationery to suit your wedding style. It needs to have substance to ensure that the following are covered in your invitations and RSVPs:
- Your names
- The specific names of who is invited
- Wedding date and time
- Venue(s) (remember to include both your ceremony and reception venue)
- RSVP requirements (menu choices, dietary requirements, attending or not)
- Gift list details (it’ll save guests having to ask any awkward questions)
- Insert for additional information (where to stay, parking, maps etc)
Typically, couples send out their save the dates as soon as they’ve booked their wedding date to give guests plenty of time to keep it free. Invitations can then follow afterwards once more details have been finalised, usually around two months before the big day. Request RSVPs back in a timely manner to give you the chance to confirm final numbers with your venue and invite others who you previously would not have had space for.
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On the day
Before you start buying your stationery for the day itself, double check what is included in your venue package. Many will include name tags, table numbers and menus as part of your venue fee, so it’s always worth double checking before you pay for your stationery twice.
Otherwise, many stationers will offer bundle deals at better rates to include on the day items too. This is a great option for keeping things hassle free and co-ordinated. You’ll also have more choice available this way, better allowing you to match these stationery pieces to your overall wedding theme. If you fancy some inspiration, whet your appetite with these eight tasty wedding menu designs.
When it comes to table plans, we’ve seen it all! Maps labelled up with luggage tags; three-dimensional plant pot and vintage ladder wonders; Polaroid picture lines where couples must ‘find their face to find their place’. Whether you choose to create your own or purchase one ready-made, incorporate it into your décor for pretty as well as practical results.