Wow, when you started planning your wedding your chosen day seemed so far away, right? Well now it is 2015 and you’re getting married this year!
When it comes to stationery the old adage of more is better rings true, but let’s make sure what you get provides you with the best value!
One Year to Six Months Before Your Wedding
Save the Dates are used to inform your guests when you will marry. Our biggest piece of advice is to include your accommodation information. At a minimum, include your wedding website that lists your accommodations and other information.
Personal stationery, or thank you notes are they are more commonly known, are used to write thank you notes for early gifts, offers from those wishing to host parties or showers
alternate use – write personal notes to ask your friends and family to be part of your wedding.
Six to 12 months before your wedding is a great time to see what types of invitations interest you. Looking early allows you time to review the options, learn about the various printing styles and determine the production timelines for what you like. If you can’t wait to meet with us; take a look at a few designs we have on Pinterest.
Four to Six Months Before Your Wedding
Order your wedding invitations, the formal communique that invites the guests to the wedding, and any accompanying components:
-guest information card
-maps or directions
Determine whether we will computer or hand address your envelopes for you.
Order the rehearsal dinner invitations
Order your shared personal stationery
If just your first names are on the stationery yes, you can use it before the wedding. If your shared monogram or married last name is on this stationery, no, you can’t use it yet, but you have it ready for when you are married.
Four to six months is a great time to see what types of ceremony programs, menus, place cards, seating charts, favor tags and other wedding day stationery interest you. If you can’t wait to meet with us; take a look at a few designs we have on Pinterest.
Two to Three Months Before Your Wedding
Mail out your invitations
Mail out your rehearsal dinner invitations
Write thank you notes for any early gifts received
Choose and order your wedding day stationery; what is that?
Several items that show your guests your attention to detail. Here is a small list of items.
Escort Cards or Seating Charts
Welcome Gift Bags
Signs to direct the guests
What are all of these things? Check out the definitions of all of the stationery mentioned here.
One Month Before the Wedding
Write thank you notes for any gifts received to date.
Two Weeks Before the Wedding
Provide us with your escort card, seating chart and place card information.
Write thank you notes to your wedding party members; you can give these at your bridesmaids’ luncheon, the rehearsal dinner or the day of the wedding.
Write thank you notes to your wedding vendors. These can be sent the week of the wedding or handed out at the wedding by your planner.
Wrote thank you notes for any gifts received in the last two weeks.
The Day of the Wedding
Two Weeks After the Wedding
Write thank you notes for any gifts received the week of the wedding or after.
Come in, call or email us to discuss any of these stationery items. Check our blog to see past posts. Check in often in the coming months as we’ll have additional advice and show stationery we’ve created for various customers. Don’t forget to see samples of our work on Pinterest too!