From save the dates to thank you cards, our handy wedding stationery shopping list will make sure you don’t forget a thing.
Wedding planning comes with a long to-do list! You’ve to consider your ceremony, reception, each individual supplier, your outfits and much, much more. Your stationery to-do list is an entire list of its own so we’ve come up with a handy shopping list that will cover all aspects. This list is by no means all necessary stationery, you choose what you want to include, we’re just guiding you!
It’s a great idea to order your wedding stationery all together so that you have everything you need to get through planning, and into married life. Irish couples are so lucky to have the best in the business to guide their choices. Of course a great place to begin your stationery search is with our Irish Suppliers, listed here.
Are you ready to get your stationery sorted? Here’s the list you need!
Save the dates
A save the date card is an extra some couples choose to use. If your wedding is abroad, or your guests are travelling from overseas, they are a great idea to lay your intention of inviting them. You don’t need to include all your key wedding details, such as exact starting times etc but you should include date and location, and a note that the invitation will follow.
Your invitation suite will include all the essential information on your wedding day. You should aim to send them out at least six weeks before the wedding. Key details to include are date, time, ceremony and reception locations.
You should look for your perfect stationery supplier early in within your planning process. As your invitation is the first introduction your guests will have, you want to impress!
Extras to include in your suite are response card, gift list details, accommodation guides and directions.
Ceremony program/mass booklet/order of service
The most vital piece of on the day stationery your guests will need. The mass booklet, or order of service will include the running order of the ceremony, details of the bridal party and thanks from the couple. For ideas and advice head to our countdown here.
Moving on to the reception, if you have chosen individual place cards, it’s a great idea to have these included in your original stationery quote. They make a lovely little keepsake for your guests.
Placed close to they entrance of your reception room the table plan will guide each guest to their seat at the correct table. This handy piece of info is especially important these days when families will be encouraged to stay within their own social bubbles.
Your venue may provide personalised menu cards within their package, but it’s a good idea to ask your stationer to include them as a possible, so it’s not an unexpected price.
Thank you cards
With your day over thank you cards that thank your guests for their attendance and gifts is always a good idea, believe me, that old aunt won’t ever pipe down until hers lands on the doorstep! To keep your wedding theme consistent ordering your thank you cards along with the rest of your stationery is a great idea.
(Featured image: Special Days Wedding Stationery)
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