House of cards: the must-have items for your wedding stationery

The diverse range of stationery styles available from mega-talented stationers means that everyone can find something to tie in with the vibe of their wedding. Dainty watercolour table numbers might complement your centrepieces, or quirky cinema ticket save the dates could hint at your silver screen-themed bash!

Think a suite is where you’ll be spending your first night as newlyweds? It is (yas!), but it’s also the name for all the pieces that’ll make up your wedding stationery. It’s a good idea to commission one company to create your entire stationery suite, but it’s especially important to keep the ‘on the day’ items cohesive.

If you’re feeling a bit lost and thought a Facebook event to invite your guests, followed by a thank you text afterwards would do the job, prepare to be schooled in our must-have wow-factor wedding stationery items:

1. Save the date

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Save the Date double-sided postcard, from 90p, Florence & Bette

NEED TO KNOW: Send these out around six months before the wedding to ensure your guests have plenty of notice!

2. Invitation

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Painted Summer wedding invitation, from £124.64 for 25, Appleberry Press

NEED TO KNOW: These should hit doormats around 12 weeks before the big day.

3. Response card

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Script RSVP, from £7.95 for 10, TalkoftheTownUK at Etsy.com

NEED TO KNOW: If your venue has requested your guests pre-order, you’ll need to have a custom RSVP card created with the menu options.

4. Venue map

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Custom venue map, available as design only, postcards, folded cards, magnets or table plans, Cute Maps

NEED TO KNOW: These can be helpful, as satnavs can be notoriously unreliable when it comes to remote countryside venues!

5. Information card

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Finders Keepers letterpress additional information card, £POA, Yield Ink

NEED TO KNOW: Include things like your gift list information, local hotel details, as well as links to your wedding website, if you have one.

6. Order of service

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Bright Flowers order of service, available as printable file from £35 or printed from £123, Lucysaysido at Etsy.com

NEED TO KNOW: An order of service can provide a keepsake of the readings, or a copy of the hymns you’ve picked.

7. Table plan

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Chloe wedding day table plan, from £120, EYI Love

NEED TO KNOW: This is essential if you want to avoid chaos as hungry guests weave around the room looking for their place setting.

8. Place setting

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Gold cut out place card, £1.25, 2Flux

NEED TO KNOW: Don’t slave over a seating plan and then forget to pass the plan and place settings on to the wedding-coordinator. Ask early on when your venue expects to receive these.

9. Menu card

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Lemons & Limes menu, from 80p, Papier

NEED TO KNOW: A beautifully printed menu which informs of the delicious meal ahead means your guests can avoid filling up on bread before the starters.

10. Thank you card

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Bespoke thank you card, £2.75, 2Flux

 

NEED TO KNOW: It is far too easy to let sending out thank you cards slip your mind. Before you know it, you’re back from honeymoon and waiting to get a first look at your wedding photos. Next thing you know, you are sending out an invite to your baby shower instead! Your guests will appreciate a prompt thank you note, so pick something that can be turned around quickly.