At Weddings Designed we have worked with top artists and designers and are happy to recommend them to you for unique and bespoke wedding stationery. We can advise you on everything from styles to design to wording, but first you should know exactly what you need:
Save the Date Cards
These are becoming more popular and can be useful. If you are inviting guests from oversea, or people who you know need to book holidays well in advance, you can send them a little ‘pre-invite’. Send it as soon as you’ve set your date, and then they have plenty of time to book flights and time off.
One of the most important pieces of wedding stationery invitations inform your guests of when and where the wedding will take place. You need both Daytime and Evening (although these can look the same with just a different message inside), but remember you don’t need to send one per guest, just one for each household – like Christmas cards.
Again, these are relatively new pieces of wedding stationery that are becoming more popular. These ‘Postcard’ style cards are placed inside invitations to encourage quick responses from your guests. Usually they are printed with your address on the front, and options on the back to obtain the necessary guest details.
Order of Service
While this is more common for religious ceremonies, Orders of Service are useful at civil weddings too. They can outline the words to songs and hymns, readings and make the whole experience less daunting for anyone not used to weddings! These are usually offered to all guests, plus the bridal party, minister/registrar, sound person and musicians, so make sure you get enough!
Also known as Name cards, these sit on a guest’s place setting, to show them where to sit. They can be free standing, attached to favours, or anything other form your imagination can invent.
Most venues print their own menus, but if you would like them to blend in with the rest of your theme, why not get them to match your wedding stationery?
Whatever the size of your reception, a seating plan is always useful. It doesn’t have to be a to scale diagram, even lists of names with the table name/number at the top with speed up the process and help everyone get settled much more quickly.