Looking at a wedding stationery checklist can be overwhelming. Do you really need all of them? The answer is no. You can save money by getting away with fewer stationery pieces. However, here are a few you must have!
Save The Date
Save-the-date cards are essential for giving your guests the first glimpse at your wedding details. It gives your guests who are out of town ample time to plan and is necessary for those exciting destination weddings.
Fun Fact: Your Save-the-date cards don’t HAVE to be as perfect as your invitations. Out of all stationery pieces, this is the one you can be the most lenient with.
The Wedding Invitation
The most important of the wedding stationery - your invitation suite. This gives your guests all the key information such as the date, time, and location. Not only is it informative, but it is also necessary for RSVP’s, which will make it much easier to keep track of your guest list.
Fun Fact: This is where you can be the most creative! Your wedding invitations should be a reflection of your color scheme and theme. Get creative, have fun, and put your personal touch on them.
This is helpful to have but not the most necessary of paper goods. However, your map cards will provide your guests with all the need to know information on the location of your events. It can hold directions, your favorite local spots, and hotel/shuttle information.
Fun Fact: Adding your favorite local spots will give your out of town guests places to try so they can see why you love the area in which you are holding your special celebration!
These are the key to seating arrangements. As guests enter your reception, they will pick up the card with their name and table number. It is best to designate seating, so your family and close friends get prioritized and aren’t stuck in the back.
Fun Fact: You have all the power to choose who sits where, whether you want to put your matchmaking skills to the test, or simply keep close friends, work friends, and family, this is your opportunity.
Thank You Cards
This one is pretty obvious - like any party or event you must thank your guests for attending. Whether they gave you a gift or not, making the time and taking the trip to attend your ceremony is something to be grateful for.
Fun Fact: Handwritten notes are more personal and if you write out each card as you go through your gifts, you will save time and unneeded stress. Keep in mind a time frame from when you receive the gifts and your ceremony; no one wants to feel forgotten with a late thank you card.
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