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From 'Save the Dates' to 'Thank You Notes': A Fun and Informative Guide to Wedding Stationery!

Hey there, lovebirds! So, you're diving headfirst into the world of wedding stationery? Get ready for a whirlwind of excitement, style, and setting the perfect tone for your special day. Trust us, those invites are more than just pieces of paper – they're the gateway to creating a buzz and making a fantastic first impression. Don't worry, though! We've got your back with this handy guide to help you navigate the world of wedding stationery like a pro.



Wedding stationery checklist. What stationery should you have


BEFORE THE BIG DAY

ENGAGEMENT PARTY

Okay, let's start with the celebration of your beautiful engagement! You'll need some stunning invites to let everyone know about the big bash. Remember to include all the essential details like the date, time, and location. Send these out 6-8 weeks in advance, and let the party planning begin!


SAVE THE DATES

Are you the type of couple who plans coffee dates with friends six months ahead? Then save the dates are a must! By sending them out 6-8 months before your wedding (or up to a year in advance for a destination wedding), you'll give your loved ones plenty of time to mark their calendars, book accommodations, and even arrange for a dog sitter. The sooner, the better, because who doesn't want more people joining the celebration?



BRIDESMAID PROPOSAL CARDS

Now, here's where the fun begins! Asking your closest friends and family to be part of your bridal party is a moment worth celebrating. Get creative with personalized cards, photo cards, or even cute bracelets. It's your chance to bring some smiles and create memories with your besties


HEN & STAG PARTIES

Now, we know you're probably leaving this task to your trusted team, but if you want to add some extra flair, we've got some fantastic ways to share the news of your party, along with some fun accessories. Feel free to point your squad in our direction!



Bright, pink, disco hen party invitations


INVITATIONS

Ah, the main event! Your wedding invitations are your golden ticket to making a lasting impression. This is where you set the overall tone and vibe for your big day. Even if you have a wedding website, a paper invitation is still a beautiful and personal way to share the exciting news. Plus, they make fabulous keepsakes and props for your wedding photos!

Now, with hundreds of color combinations, styles, and shapes out there, where do you even begin? Don't worry, your friendly wedding stationer is here to make it easy for you. From formal to informal, full names or first names – you make the rules because it's your day! The basic information to include is your names, location, date, and time. Everything else? Feel free to customize it to match your unique style. Send those invites out 6-8 weeks before the big day, and let the countdown begin!



Traditional blue rose wedding invitation, including save the dates, info cards and RSVPs


DETAIL CARD

Got extra information you want to share? Maps, order of the day, hotel options, or gift registry details – you name it! Include all the extras you want your guests to know on a cute little card. Want to go all out and add a map and an info card? No problem! It'll make a charming stack that fits perfectly in one envelope.


RÉPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAÎT - RSVP

Now, there are plenty of ways to ask your guests to RSVP, but RSVP cards are a lifesaver. They keep your replies organised and give you the chance to gather any additional information you might need. Tick boxes, online RSVPs, or even QR codes leading to your wedding website – the choice is yours! It's also a fantastic way to collect dietary requirements. Don't forget to include a reply-by date, usually 3-6 weeks before the big day. This gives you ample time to organise seating plans, catering, and all the on-the-day stationery.


MENU CHOICE CARD

Planning to collect everyone's menu choices in advance? Slip in a menu choice card along with your invite collection. It's a great way to streamline your catering and ensure everyone gets their preferred meal.


ENVELOPES

Who knew envelopes could be so exciting? You can simply pop your wedding stationery set into an envelope and send it off, or you can add some extra pizzazz. How about an envelope liner to set the tone for your collection? And hey, no more achy hands from addressing envelopes—get your guests' names printed right on them! You can even decide if you'd like to include an inner envelope for those who RSVP by mail, with your address pre-printed on it. Fancy, right?


FAVOR TAGS

While wedding favors might not be as popular these days, if you decide to have them, why not combine your favor tags with name place cards? Killing two birds with one stone, and it's a win-win!


VOW BOOKS

Now we're talking romance! Vow books are becoming increasingly popular, and they make a beautiful addition to your ceremony. Instead of scrambling for a scrap of paper at the end of the aisle, why not have a gorgeous book to hold your heartfelt promises?


CEREMONY EXTRAS

Want to add some extra touches to tie in with your wedding theme during the ceremony? Reserved seats for special guests? Add some chair tags to show them where to sit. An order of service is another great way to inject your personality into the day—it doesn't have to be as formal as tradition dictates. Let your style shine!



Reserved seat tags for a wedding ceremony


AFTER THE BIG DAY

THANK YOU CARDS

Ah, the final touch! We absolutely love thank you cards. They're a perfect way to share a precious memory of your wedding day and, most importantly, express your gratitude to everyone who helped you celebrate. You can create a card using a photo from the day or even turn a unique digital illustration into a heartfelt thank you. It's another chance for you to unleash your creativity and leave a lasting impression.


Phew! That was quite a journey through the world of wedding stationery, wasn't it? Now, take a deep breath, enjoy the planning process, and remember: it's your special day, so do what feels right for you.


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Cheers to love, laughter, and a happily ever after!


Danielle





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