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.
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 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 essential 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 and pre stamped) 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 are used at the wedding reception to guide guests to their seats, these can also be attached to the wedding favors.
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 are also used at religious ceremonies where the guests are required to sign along.
Pew cards are used at formal church weddings to guide the guests to their appropriate seat.
Thank-you cards should contain personal handwritten messages and these should be sent out as soon as possible after the wedding or honeymoon.
Don’t include your wedding registry information on your invites. Let word of mouth be the best way to make it known. Another way is to have the details listed on your wedding website, you can also include other information such as location details, directions, attire suggestions here.
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Wedding Day Make-up Tip
Use makeup products appropriate to the climate for example; in summer consider using as many oil free products as possible.
Wedding Ceremony Tip
If your aisle will be covered with rose petals for your entrance. Have your guest take their seats from the outside of the pews. To ensure that this happens decorate the aisle side of the pews with ribbon or flowers to create a decorative barrier.
There are many wonderful ways to capture your day, use our wedding photography shot list as a guide to help you create a list of lasting memories to include in your wedding album.