wedding stationery planner
it can be tricky to know which pieces you'll need for your wedding. We've put together a planner to guide you, based on the style, location and budget of your big day.
order 10–14 months prior your wedding
SAVE THE DATE card
As soon as you have a date for your venue you can order save the date cards. Mostly important if you're having a destination wedding, getting married in a popular holiday or if many guests are travelling from abroad. You want to ensure that your guests mark the date in their calenders. If you are planning to set up a wedding website, this can be announced on the save the date card to direct your guests to further details.
order 8–3 months prior your wedding
Your invitation card will give your guests a glimpse of your wedding style – theme, tone of voice and level of formality. Give your guests the important information such as who, what, where and when. Present it however you like, but make it understandable for everyone – you dont' want your guests to miss out on any important details.
You'll want to know how many guests that will attend your wedding. A rsvp can be a physical card for your guests to fill in and return by mail, a website address where you have a fill in form for rsvp or it can simply be a phone number or email where you ask your guest to reply before a certain date.
Plan for a second round with invitations if some guests are declining, which allows you to invite other guests instead.
If you're not planning to set up a wedding website it can be useful to have a card with details such as accommodation, directions, gifts and general need to knows. Keep the text to a minimum, your guests will probably google your venue and locate their way and find a suitable accomodation by themselves.
order 3–2 months prior your wedding
While your guests are waiting for the ceremony to begin it's always nice to know what's coming next and learn who’s who and the words for any hymns or readings. If you want your guests to participate and sing, they’ll need instructions.
escort card, place card and table number
If you have many guests attending your wedding and if it's a sit down reception you'll need some kind of table plan with escort cards. Further more you'll need signs with table numbers and place cards so your guests easily find their seats. If you have a smaller and more intimate reception place cards would be sufficient.
At a plated dinner reception it's suited to have one menu per person. If there are many small tables, one or two menues per table can be more suitable.
As with your ceremony program, your guests will want to know what's coming next – if something is expected by them, like singing or other activities. If your program include details about your guests it can work as an ice breaker at a table where all are strangers to each other. A dinner program can also make a lovely keepsake for you and your guests.
order 0–3 months after your wedding
Thank you card
A thank you card is probably the final item your guest will receive from your wedding – the last piece which will summarize the style of your wedding and give you the chance to express your love and gratitude for your guests who made your big day even more rememberable.