What Type of Wedding Stationery Do You Need?

Make a style statement with your wedding stationery from your save the date cards to your thank you notes.

Where to start?

With so many wonderful and creative wedding stationery options available to you, your first task is to decide if you want to have them custom made by a professional stationer or printer, buy ready-made, purchase DIY kits or make your own using your home computer.

It is important to know what pieces you may need from save the date cards to wedding invitations, listed below are items that you may need in the way of wedding stationery.

Save The Date Cards

Wedding menu.

These are usually posted out before the wedding invitations to notify your guests early and give them time to make travel plans and hotel reservation well in advance if necessary.

Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations are the first official announcement of your wedding date: it should reflect the style and formality of your wedding. This should be sent out about three months before your wedding date.

The number of wedding invitations that your require is dependent on how many guests you will be inviting.

The wedding invitation should include all important information such as dates, times and location for more information on this see How to Word a Wedding Invitation and How to Address a Wedding Invitation.


RSVP cards are reply cards (often with a matching envelope) that your guests send back to you to let you know if they can or cannot attend your wedding. You send these out with your wedding invitations.

Place Cards

Place cards are used at the wedding reception to guide guests to their seats, these can also be attached to the wedding favors.

Order Of Service Sheet

Orders of Service Sheets are handed to the guest at the beginning of the wedding ceremony it allows the guest to follow the progress of wedding ceremony. They are usually used at religious ceremonies.


Menus to let your guests know what will be served at the dinner.

Hymn Sheets

Hymn sheets are also used at religious ceremonies where the guests are required to sign along.

Pew Cards

Pew cards are used at formal church weddings to guide the guests to their appropriate seat.

Thank You Cards

Thank you cards should contain personal handwritten messages and these should be sent out as soon as possible after the wedding or honeymoon.