There are hundreds and hundreds of different blogs, magazines and articles out there available for you to read and follow to help you plan your wedding day and to ensure that you are organised along the way. So I decided that the best thing I could do for you is to share my tips and advice on for the Wedding Stationery side of things.
First thing’s first
Your wedding stationery journey will start not long after you are engaged. If you or your family are hosting an engagement party, your first port of call will be Engagement Party Invitations. But if you are not planning on throwing a party to celebrate your engagement, the first item on your wedding card list will be Save the Date cards. It really is best to inform your guests of the date that you plan on getting married as soon as you can to avoid double bookings.
Next on your wedding stationery list is of course your Wedding Invitations. You’ll need to send them out around 4-6 months before the day, or earlier if you wish. This means that you’ll have to start thinking about the kind of style, format and the wording ahead of your ordering deadline. Allow yourselves a good 4 weeks to decide on your favourite design. I suggest ordering card samples to be sure that you’re happy with your card, personalisation and paper choice before placing your bulk order.
A matching set
You’ll be able to create matching RSVP cards, evening invitations and insert cards to go with your wedding invites. Remember to order your RSVP cards and information cards at the same time as the invitations. However your evening invitations can be left until a bit later, 2-4 months before the day.
On the day details
Keep your theme in mind every step of the way, and go for ceremony and reception cards & decor in the same design and style. Matching Orders of service, menus, place cards and so much more are also available. These items will need to be thought about in advance with your vicar, caterer and wedding venue. Be sure to order the remaining items on your wedding stationery checklist no later than 4 weeks before the day.
Order in time
Once you’ve found your wedding invitation & paperie design and you’re ready to order, remember to take into consideration all the different delays and turnaround times involved in the creation of your wedding invites. Anything can happen along the way, and you’ll feel so much more relaxed if you know that you’ve placed each of your card orders in plenty of time.
For a comprehensive list of all the different wedding cards and stationery that you’ll need to think about and eventually add to your list visit our Wedding Stationery Checklist.