Your wedding stationery really sets the tone and the style of your wedding. Apart from providing factual information about the venue and the date itself, this is your opportunity to showcase your wedding theme – formal or funky, retro or modern.
Where Do I Start?
As with everything to do with your wedding, it’s always smart to have a checklist to help you keep track of the important pieces of wedding stationery you need, and to stay within budget. Many of the elements that are suggested can form the basis of a DIY project, with a little help from the professionals, if required. Some invitations, to engagement parties and hen nights or stag dos, for example, can be sent by email.
Choose Your Theme
As Hello Magazine states, this is your opportunity to say something about you as a couple. Engraved invitations may suit a very formal wedding, but they can often be seen as impersonal. If you have great graphic design skills, you could include a cartoon of yourselves or focus on a passion you share, like sport or music.
It’s increasingly popular to include a photograph on your wedding stationery. If you’re getting married in Hampshire, a good Hampshire wedding photographer who is sensitive to your vision, could help with this. Try searching Google for one whose portfolio you like, such as Hampshire wedding photographer, Az Rehman.
Before the Wedding
Save the Date cards are becoming more and more popular, as are Be My Bridesmaid cards. If you’re sending engagement party cards, ensure you also send invitations to the day itself.
Wedding Invitation Set
The invitation itself gives information on the time, date and venue of your wedding. Include an RSVP card and additional information on directions to the venue, including a map and sat nav coordinates, plus available accommodation if required. If the wedding itself is a small affair, create reception invites. A wedding itinerary of any other events is a nice touch.
On the Day
An order of service or ceremony makes a wonderful keepsake of the day. Information about the reception, the seating plan, menu and place cards will all help things to run smoothly.
After Your Wedding
Finally, don’t forget your thank you cards – or wedding announcements if you’ve eloped!