The Unmissable A- Z Of Wedding Stationery [Photos]
Invitations take centre stage when you’re planning the paper elements of your wedding, but have you stopped to think about your other stationery needs?
From maps and signs, to tags and menus, we give you the rundown of all things papyrus.
This is an insert card and it’s customarily sent with the official invitation, particularly if you have a destination wedding, or if there are plenty of out-of-town guests. Along with your accommodation options, include airport information, travel arrangements, local attractions and car hire companies. Any block bookings that you have made on behalf of your guests, must be added in here.
Insert/ enclosure cards
RSVP/ Response card
Song request card
Thank you card
As you can see, the list of paper elements is vast, but they aren’t all necessary- your personal printing budget will depend on what you include in your wedding suite. Your printing costs will also escalate rapidly when you choose to laser cut your escort cards or add rhinestones to your invites. If you have the time, patience and skill to design your own wedding stationery, this will drastically reduce your expenses, but if everything has to be custom-made, do your homework, find a reasonable quote, and sacrifice superfluous printing!
Your wedding stationery should reflect your personality, and it should be customised through your choice of colour, font and wording. Design all your paper elements at the same time, to ensure there’s continuity, and use the same printing company, if possible, to secure a discounted rate.
Paper has had an undeniably valuable role throughout the history of mankind, and its function on your wedding day is no less prominent. While your memory is bound to fade over time, the printed and framed words to your first dance song, will not.