Wedding stationery is one of the most important investments you will make for your big day. Your stationery will inform your guests of all the details of your ceremony and reception and will give your guests a glimpse of the overall theme of your celebration. There is very little room for error when it comes to your wedding stationery, so keep reading to make sure you don’t fall into making any of the following mistakes!

Typos

Read, re-read, and read again! One of the most common wedding stationery mistakes is missing typos in your wedding paper goods, so gather a few of your grammatically gifted friends and family members to read over your stationery before you send it to print. One of our favorite tips is to read your stationery copy from right to left, so you don’t miss any mistakes!

Taking the DIY Approach to Addressing Your Envelopes

Addressing your envelopes is a very time-consuming task, but it is a crucial part of getting your invitations in the hands of your guests. Save yourself a headache and hire a stationery professional to address all your envelopes to ensure that each name and address is legible and spelled correctly.

Under Ordering

Make your list and check it twice. Be sure to order enough invitations for every guest on your list plus a few extra in case of any lost mail or late additions to your guest list. The general rule is to order at least an extra 25% of your paper goods because you will spend more money requesting extra prints after your initial order than if you are to order a few extra up front.

Not Stamping Your Reply Envelopes

Stamping reply card envelopes is customary to allow your guests to respond to your request in a timely manner. Before sealing your invitations, be sure to sift through every reply card envelope to check that a stamp has been placed on each one. This little detail could cause a huge headache because no one wants to go through the process of steaming open every single invitation in order to stamp reply card envelops.

Not Hiring a Professional Stationer in a Timely Manner

We saved the biggest mistake for last, not hiring a professional stationer in a timely manner. Although they are pros, wedding stationers still need time to design, print and assemble your one- of-a-kind paper goods. Allow your stationer 3-4 months to have your invitations ready to send out to your guest list.

Photo by Rob Futrell