Organizing your Wedding Stationery
Your Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist
Of all the things you need to do, Guest Posting, buying, and organizing in preparation for your wedding, wedding stationery is something that must be planned. After all, it would help if you let your guests know well in advance of your forthcoming big day.
Your wedding invitation and accessories set the tone for your special day, firmly establishing your style and taste. It is the first official message about your wedding that a guest will receive from you, so make it unique. If wedding etiquette is essential, start with your wedding stationery.
Custom Wedding Stationery
Every bride wants her wedding to be as unique as it can be. An excellent place to start is with custom wedding stationery. The great advantage of custom stationery is that you can enter your wording and select the typeface, text size, and color.
No matter what theme you have set for your wedding, you will surely be able to customize your stationery to compliment the tone. Wedding invitations and accessories can be bought in classic, contemporary, floral, embossed, layered, and religious styles.
On a Budget?
If you’re on a budget and looking for cheaper wedding stationery items, you might consider print-at-home wedding invitations. You pay for the paper and envelopes and then use their software to print directly from your PC. With sophisticated customization tools, you can enter your text, tweak it, preview it, and print it.
No mistakes, hassles, wasted cards –and it is cheap! Save money and impress your guests when you personalize and print your wedding invitations at home using free online services available from some major online stationery stores.
Choose a Theme
Your stationery’s theme should coincide with your wedding’s overall theme. For example, if you are having a garden wedding, you may choose to have a floral print on your stationery items. Many accessory items are available to help you tie your stationery in with the theme of your wedding.
For example, ribbons, hearts, rings, white doves, etc. The same applies to the color of your invitations. The color of your bridesmaid’s dresses is usually decided upon this.
You would be surprised at how many wedding stationery items there are. While your wedding invitation is the most prominent item of stationery, you can find complimentary stationery accessories to match your wedding invitations:
-Engagement Announcements & Invitations
-Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
-Bridal Shower Invitations
-Wedding Accessories (menu cards, thank you notes etc.)
Your wedding invitation is the first official message about your wedding, and your guests need to know about their invitation in plenty of time. Here is a checklist to help you plan and be organized:
Double-check that the wording in your invitation is correct. Ask a friend or family member to also look through the invitation for you;
-Order your invitations as soon as your date, time and place have been confirmed. Three to six months before the ceremony is what most expert planners suggest.
-To calculate the number of invitations to order remember to count one invitation per single guest, couple, and family.
-After calculating the number of invitations, add approximately 25 invitations to your order: 10-12 more for keepsakes, plus extras for the last-minute guests. Also, depending on how large your order is, add 25 to 50 additional envelopes in case of mistakes in addressing.
-Most established wedding planners agree that you should plan to mail your invitations six weeks before the wedding. This gives the guest plenty of time to respond.
-Make sure you have one wholly assembled invitation weighed at the post office to determine the correct postage.
-Wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding and tell your guests what type of style and theme you have chosen for your wedding.
Don’t underestimate the importance of your wedding stationery. Remember that the work of a good wedding planner includes selecting the best stationery services for you. It sets the tone and style of your wedding and portrays the image you want to select. Wedding stationery should tie in with the overall theme of your wedding. Invitations and announcements can be bought on a budget using specialty software to print from your PC.
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