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
NEED TO KNOW: Send these out around six months before the wedding to ensure your guests have plenty of notice!
NEED TO KNOW: These should hit doormats around 12 weeks before the big day.
3. Response card
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
NEED TO KNOW: These can be helpful, as satnavs can be notoriously unreliable when it comes to remote countryside venues!
5. Information card
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
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
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
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
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
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.