When it comes to wedding stationery, there are a few different ways of wording the information about your wedding day to your guests.
Save the dates
Save the dates give your guests the first impression of your wedding day and include the wedding date and the location of the big day, as well as advising that a formal invitation will follow. By sending a save the date you have more time to get all of the wedding information together for your invitations, knowing the date is in your guest’s diaries.
Save the dates do not need much wording. You can choose to be more formal saying you are ‘getting married’, or take a more informal approach with ‘tying the knot’.
I advise sending save the dates out 12- 18 months before the wedding day and to allow more time if you are having a destination wedding.
Here’s the save the date from The Emilia stationery collection with a minimalist design and touch of calligraphy on tonal blue hues.
Wedding Invitation Wording
When it comes to your wedding invitation wording, consider the kind of wedding day you are having. It could be a more formal approach where you and your parents or families are inviting your guests to the big day.
However, I find many couples choose a more modern and slightly less formal approach where the invitation comes from you as a couple. This is how the stationery collections on my website are designed, where calligraphy can be used on your names and any key details. All off the collections can be customised to suit the colour palette of your big day.
The Olivia stationery collection features angled edges for a contemporary look.
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Or the Clara stationery collection for a more minimalist design with small touches of calligraphy, printed here on handmade paper.
The wedding invitation and details card should contain all of the essential information such as the wedding venue address, timings, whether car parking is available, taxi numbers and accommodation options. RSVP cards are an essential part of the invite and are a good opportunity to ask for any dietary requirements or their favourite song for the evening playlist!
I advise to send wedding invitations out around 6 - 9 months before the wedding day, to allow your guests enough time to rsvp and for you to chase any outstanding responses. If you haven’t sent a save the date out to guests you may choose to send the wedding invitations out earlier. You can choose whether to include a return envelope in the invitation pack.
Many couples I speak to are worried about asking for money as a gift but I can assure you, it’s so normal! Others also worry about saying there are no children invited to the wedding day. When we work together on your stationery, I can send you a wording template document to help with some different options of wording, so you can choose what works for you as a couple.
On the Day Stationery
On the day stationery covers everything from wedding menus, place names, order of services to larger signage items such as a wedding welcome sign, order of events sign, table plan and any additional signs you would like to include. I usually start working on these items 8-10 weeks in advance, once your guest list is confirmed and all of the finer wedding day details are worked out. I can also help with the wording for these items and can send a table plan template for you to complete.
You can include as many signs as you like to let guests know about your wedding day details such as this gorgeous drinks sign. All on the day stationery and signage can be customised to suit your wedding colours and stationery for a consistent look to wow your guests and to help bring some colour to your venue too!
Personalised Wedding Stationery
My website, Instagram and Pinterest accounts are full of inspiration for wedding stationery. The curated collection of designs is always a good starting point. Have a browse and then please contact me here with what your wedding stationery requirements are.