Of all the things you need to do, in preparation for your wedding, wedding stationery is something that must be planned ahead. After all, you need to let your guests know well in advance of your forthcoming big day.
The wedding stationery establishes and portrays the style and tone of your wedding. Your guests will look at your wedding invitation and realise the theme and style you have set. If you want to do things properly and use wedding etiquette, then starting with your stationery can only be a good thing.
It’s only natural that you want your wedding to be unique. By using custom stationery you can make it very unique to you. Custom stationery is quite flexible too as you can choose the type-face, the color and size of the text and use your own words.
Customizing your wedding stationery is easy to fit in with any wedding theme. There are so many styles to choose from: contemporary, floral, religious, classic, embossed and layered are just a few to pick from.
Selecting A Wedding Theme
Blending in your wedding stationery with your overall theme is very important. As an example, you might want to choose floral stationery accessories if you are holding a garden wedding.
To help blend the theme of your wedding into your wedding stationery, you can use accessories such as hearts, ribbons, rings and which doves for example. These will also blend in with your bridesmaid dresses.
There are a vast array of wedding stationery items on offer. With your wedding invitations being the most important, you can follow your invitations with up with stationery accessories:
Engagement Announcements & Invitations
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Bridal Shower Invitations
Wedding Accessories (menu cards, thank you notes etc..)
With your wedding invitations being the first formal communication to your guests about your wedding, they really should know well in advance of the date. Below is a check-list to help guide you get organized:-
1. Double-check that the wording in your invitation is correct. Ask a friend or family member to also look through the invitation for you;
2. Professional wedding planners say to order your wedding invitations approximately 3-6 months before the wedding. You could order these as soon as your date, time and venue have been confirmed.
3. When calculating the number of wedding invitations to place on order, it is suggested that you count one invitation per family, couple and single guests.
4. Add an extra 25 invitations onto your final invitation order. Why? Because you will want to keep some for keep-sakes and you will need to keep a spare supply for any last minute guests. I would suggest ordering extra envelopes too, you never know if you are going to make a spelling mistake on addresses.
5. Most established wedding planners agree that you should plan to mail your invitations six weeks before the wedding. This gives the guests plenty of time to respond;
6. Take one whole assembled invitation down to the post office to get it weighed and the correct postage assigned to it.