Now your date is set, it’s the perfect time to enquire about your wedding stationery. It’s so exciting to hear from new couples and to learn more about the wedding day planned. Here are my top tips on what to include in your initial enquiry email with your wedding stationer.
Get together your rough guestlist so you can work out how many save the dates and invites you need printing. Remember each guest usually doesn't need an invite each as most are couples/families, as a rule of thumb your stationery quantity is about 60% of your total guest list. Then think about what type of invitations you need, day invites, ceremony only invites, evening invites etc.
Timing Think about when you’d like to send out your stationery, if there’s a specific date/month, then let your stationer know. That way they can schedule your design into their workload and make sure they can make your deadline. To read more about when to send your stationery, head to my blog post here.
There are such a huge range of stationery options available, so it’s a good idea to let us wedding stationers know what type of invite suite you’re after. From a single double-sided invite card to an invite bundle including invite, details, rsvp cards wrapped in a bellyband, through to a pocketfold design with separate cards. If you’re clear on your requirements, it’ll make it much easier to obtain an accurate quote.
Budget Knowing how much stationery costs is probably not something you have oodles of knowledge about. On average wedding stationery is around 5-7% of your total budget. As budgets differ greatly, think about how important the stationery is to you and how much you’d be willing to spend. My advice would be to spend most on your invites to create a real wow for your guests. Prior to enquiry, it’s always handy to check out price lists as they will give you an idea of costs, you can find mine here.
Inspiration It’s always really useful to share some inspiration for the big day. If you’ve pulled a moodboard together covering the look and feel you’re going for, always send this over. It’s great to see colour palettes for the big day and styling ideas, as these will play a big part in your stationery design.
So what are you waiting for? Now you know what to include, pop me an enquiry email to firstname.lastname@example.org I can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans!