Wedding Stationery Do’s and Dont’s
Wedding Stationery : Do’s and Dont’s
You may hear allot of people saying things like “its only an invitation” or the stationery will only be thrown in the bin but don’t be under any illusions wedding stationery is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. It sets in motion a chain of events that lead to one of the biggest days of your life. Wedding stationery notifies your guests of your wedding date, helps them with travel arrangements, guides them through your ceremony, seats them at your reception and then thanks them for their generosity and attendance.So this week we have created a list of of Do’s and Don’ts when choosing your wedding stationery so that you don’t fall into the usual stationery pitfalls.
- Do order wedding invite samples – there are many different options currently available but online photos can be deceiving therefore be sure to order a sample to see the quality.
- Don’t skimp on quality – Beautiful Irish wedding stationery sets the tone for the event – there’s nothing like receiving a gorgeous invitation in the post to build the excitement for the guests, For the sake of a few euro, do the rest of your wedding justice, and invest in decent wedding stationery!
- Do research – Begin researching stationery companies six to nine months before your wedding day
- Don’t order stationery until you have your guest list 90% complete when you go to get a quote for your wedding stationery. Many couples think if there is 150 on the list then they need 150 invitations. Think again. Many of your guests are part of a couple or a family living under the same roof so they just require the one invitation.
- Do be open minded – Keep an open mind, don’t let an idea or theme restrict you.
- Don’t ask guests to RSVP by phone call – From my experience asking your guests to rsvp by phone call may seem a good idea initially but then when reality hits it might not always work as planned. Guests will ring at a time that suits their schedule and not yours. Plus there is no record of their reply and a phone call maybe forgotten. Stick with and rsvp card, email or text message.
- Do triple check your stationery and also print out your final proofs to give to a third party to proof.
- Don’t lose sight of the fact that your wedding invitation has a job to do. Your guests need to know exactly when and where to go, so make sure the text is clear, legible and has all the important stuff on it. These things include your names, the hosts, the venue, time, date and any RSVP details required. You’d be amazed how many people forget to include the time!
- Do Order 10% Extra for all your stationery. You may need to add additional guests to the list. Ordering 10% extra is much more cost effective than having to place a new order and then having
For further wedding Invitation Inspiration read our earlier blog “ How to choose your wedding invitation”