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A Guide to Wedding Stationery

A Guide to Wedding Stationery

Getting your wedding stationery right is an important step in your preparation for the big day. Many couples want to make sure that there’s a common theme across their invitations, save the date cards and any other stationery. They also want to make sure that it reflects the style of their wedding. There’s a huge variety of wedding stationery, so it’s all about finding the right style for you.

To help you with that, here’s our quick guide to great wedding stationery…

What Stationery Do I Need?

The first thing for you to do is establish what stationery you actually need to have. There are lots of options, whether you’re using a supplier or doing it yourself, however it’s important to keep an eye on the costs as they can add up. For most couples, there’s a checklist of essentials which looks something like this:

  • Save The Date cards
  • Invitations
  • RSVP cards
  • Order of Service / Ceremony
  • Table Plan
  • Table Numbers
  • Place Cards
  • Menus
  • Thank You Cards

You might well decide that you don’t need all of these, or that you can combine two into one for some of them. For example, you might be able to include the RSVP with the invitations, which is a handy way of keeping costs down.

How Do I Choose A Style?

Choosing your stationery style largely depends on the tastes of you and your partner. However, the choice may well be informed by the theme of your wedding itself. For example, in all likelihood your ‘on the day’ stationery, such as table plans, place cards and menus, will probably be in keeping with your decorations

For many couples, this theme will be present throughout their stationery, in order to give it an elegant cohesion. Other couples may opt to choose a different style for their invitations and save the date cards, which gives them more opportunity to express their tastes and preferences.

What Styles Are There?

Everything you can think of! As open as the choice of themes for your wedding is, the same possibilities exist for your stationery. From modern to traditional, extravagant to understated and brightly coloured to stylishly simple, there’s a world of different styles out there for you.

If that sounds daunting, don’t panic! If you’re using a supplier then they can help you to narrow it down by talking to you as a couple and learning more about your tastes. Or, if you’re doing it yourself, why not check out some examples of other couples’ stationery? You might come across something which inspires you.

That’s It!

When it comes to choosing your wedding stationery, there’s no one right answer. As a couple you can choose the stationery items that you feel is best. No matter what your preferences for style, theme or range are, you can easily find the right stationery to make your wedding that bit more special!

Top Tip: Don't forget to order yourselves a spare set of each item to keep as a memory of your wedding day. Stationery items are perfect to put in a memory box or even into a scrapbook or photo album.

Hopefully we’ve answered any burning questions you might have about choosing your stationery. For more handy wedding hints, click here.

Written by: Rory Lemmon

With a BA in Journalism from the University of Winchester, Rory is an experienced writer and researcher. Keeping on top of wedding trends and traditions, Rory ensures all the content on Guides for Brides and its sister sites are up to date and relevant for couples and businesses alike.

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