Your wedding stationery is the guests’ first glimpse of the style of your wedding and the choices are endless. Modern or traditional, colourful, handmade or printed?
Typically, save the dates are sent out a year in advance, although you can wait a little longer if you are not getting married in peak season or on a day where your guests will need to take holiday. Your wedding invitations should be sent out around 1-3 months in advance.
When you are choosing your wedding stationery it is important to coordinate it, from wedding invitations to place cards, all keeping within the same theme.
What wedding stationery will you need?
Whether you are hand making your wedding stationery or using a professional wedding stationery service, these are the items that you will need before the wedding.
- Save the Date cards
- Invitations and envelopes
- Reply / Acceptance cards and envelopes
- Order of Service
- Place cards
- Thank you cards
Printing your own invitations
A few companies have launched ranges of DIY Wedding stationery kits that can be printed at home, you may even want to design them yourselves! If you are interested in designing them yourself, then you can get them printed professionally by a company.
Whilst you may think that this is an option for cheap wedding stationery, you must consider the cost of ink cartridges and good quality paper or card. As a result, make sure you get quotes from professional companies and assess how much money you would actually save.
If you are using DIY stationery then professional wedding calligraphy can give your wedding stationery a luxurious finish.