There’s various ways of including stationery in your wedding day. Wedding stationery is arguably the most important part of the organisation of your guests and creating a truly special stationery suite. From Save the Dates all the way to Thank You Cards, keeping your day memorable and succinct.
At Millie Stone, we have put together an extensive list of items to consider when you are looking into your wedding stationery. Of course, this is the long list. Many of our clients discuss with their family, friends, stationers, venue and planners to ascertain what is needed for their big day:
Before the Wedding
- Engagement Party Invitations
- Engagement Party Thank You Cards
- Hen Party Invitations
- Hen party place cards/door signs/other signage
- Save the Date Cards
- Save the Date envelopes
- Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
- Wedding Invitations
- RSVP Cards
- RSVP Envelopes with printed return address
- Information Cards
- Printed Envelopes
- Lined Envelopes
- Vellum bands/ wraps/ ribbon to hold together invitation suite
- Evening Invitations
On The Day Items
- Order of service booklet
- Menu cards
- Place cards
- Table names/numbers
- Table plan/escort cards
- Wedding favour tags
- Guest book
- Evening food signage
- Bar signage/signature drinks
- Welcome signage
- Ceremony signs (eg. unplugged ceremony sign)
- Reserved signs for ceremony
- Directional signs for venue
- Wedding weekend schedule card
- Ceremony fans (for outdoor weddings)
- Thank You Cards
…and if you’d just like the essentials.
If you are planning on selecting only the basic wedding stationery items, we have a much more condensed list of items most wedding simply cannot go without:
- Invitation cards, information cards & envelopes
Invitation cards are of optimum importance; they confirm the venue, date, time to your guests. An optional info card is also a very good idea; confirming the RSVP date and how to RSVP, dress code, gift list, travel details of the venue and lots more. If you decide against an information card, a wedding website for your guests to log in, view information and to RSVP to is also very helpful.
- Table plan & welcome sign combo
Combining your table plan and wedding welcome sign can often be a tight squeeze but it can definitely tick off two elements at once. However, often my clients wish to have these two signs displayed in completely separate areas, so it doesn’t work for everyone and all venues.
- Place cards
Place cards work wonderfully with your table plan; guests are given a designated seat which is displayed on your table plan, and then the place cards show your guests where they are seated on said table. The benefit of place cards is that it avoids any awkward seating issues (such as friends wanting to sit next to each other/moving chairs) which may delay the wedding breakfast. Double them up as wedding favours by choosing a more substantial keepsake to tick off two elements too!
One menu per guest is always a favourite, as it makes each guest feel considered and really finishes off the place setting. If you’d prefer more of a simple look, choosing two menus per table sometimes ticks the box too!
- Table Names/Numbers
These are simply for your guests to find their allocated table. It’s often fun to come up with unique names for your tables; the most popular is to name them after places you and your partner have visited around the world!
To conclude, stationery choices are very personal and it really depends on what your venue are able to offer too. At Millie Stone, we love to suggest a lot of beautiful extras because it makes your wedding so personal and memorable, but sometimes these are not needed. You’re always welcome to get in touch to discuss your stationery needs by emailing email@example.com .