Wedding Ideas: Stationery and Invites
When it comes to planning your wedding day, there are so many details to consider - all of them special! One of our favourite wedding themes are the throwbacks - those days which draw on fabulous eras from the past! Weddings mixed with a vintage twist can be heavenly and are definitely noteworthy when it comes to choosing your theme! For something special, go all the way with your celebration by sending out the most perfect vintage themed wedding invitations to your guests! Your friends and family will appreciate all of the love, care and attention that goes into your day, starting with your stationery choices...
Looking for a unique theme for your wedding stationery? These travel themed ideas are a brilliant way to add a little bit of fun to your big day. We saw these beautiful ideas at The National Wedding Show in Manchester which are designed by Rodo Creative.
Sending save the date cards is a good way to ensure the friends and family who you want at your wedding can attend, especially if you're marrying abroad, on a work day or during peak wedding season.
Your wedding stationery is the guests' first glimpse of your style of wedding; modern or traditional, colourful or simple chic, handmade or printed - the choice is immense. It is important to coordinate your wedding stationery, from your wedding invitations to your place cards, so it all has a running theme. Wedding stationery can be easily personalised whether using DIY wedding stationery or a wedding stationery service.
If you are having a summer wedding or a wedding abroad, your guests need to know plenty of time in advance in order to save up, book holidays etc. Send out your save the date cards a year before the wedding, to ensure your friends and family can secure your special date in their calendars. All your cards need to say is something simple like: ‘Save the date For the wedding of Sarah and Peter 10th July 2012’ A popular trend is to create save the date fridge magnets, but most send small, one sided cards which people can pin to notice boards/walls ensuring they won’t forget your special day! The theme and colours of your wedding stationery should reflect the overall theme of your wedding – especially as your invitations will be one of the first impressions your guests receive of your wedding, so you want to make sure it’s a lasting one. . They must tell your guests the vital information such as where, when and at what time. Provide date, time and the addresses of both the church/registry office and the reception venue. You can also look to include dress code (where applicable), whether or not children are allowed, a poem if you aren’t having a gift list… You can envisage included an information sheet with directions to your venues, local B&Bs you can recommend etc. Make sure you send these at least 4 months before the wedding – not too early to give people too short a notice, and not too far away so people end up forgetting... There is no right or wrong way to word your wedding invitations – Although there is a certain amount of wedding etiquette to follow, nothing is enforced, so it’s best to do whatever you feel most comfortable with. You can opt for a more traditional wording, such as Mr. & Mrs. <bride’s parents’ name> request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter <bride’s name> to <groom’s name> Or a more informal one: Please join us in celebrating the marriage of <bride’s name> and <groom’s name> The invitations can be written by the bride’s parents, both sets of parents, or even the bride and groom themselves. It’s entirely up to you to select which wording suits the theme and feel of your wedding. Get them to RSVP! One of the most stressful things about organising a wedding is knowing exactly how many guests you’ll have – so why not simplify the task and create postcard RSVP cards, which you can include with your invitations! On one side allow your guest to confirm whether they are attending or not, and on the other write your address. You can even stick a stamp on there! Then all your guests have to do, is fill in the blanks, and pop it in the post! The rest of stationery can be bought closer to the wedding date and once you have a better idea of how many guests will be attending. You can find matching menus and place cards, remembering to give yourself plenty of time to hand write the name of each guest on individual place card (unless you get someone to do it for you!) Afterwards...After your wedding, there’s still that last bit of stationery you need to send off...your thank you cards! Choose your favourite photo from your special day, and upload it on to a small thank you card. Complete with a personal message from you and your partner, you can create gorgeous memorabilia from your wedding day.
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