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INVITATIONS & STATIONERY
SAVE THE DATE CARDS are requests to your guests asking them to save the date selected for your wedding day celebration. These are sent out before the formal invitations go out and usually contain minimalistic and basic information such as the couples names, wedding date and location. Given the hectic schedules that people have, try sending these to your out of town guests who will most likely require more time to arrange their travel and accommodation arrangements. In terms of quantities required, consider one save the date card per household.
Send out at least 6-12 months before the wedding.
“A well designed and executed wedding invitation sets the tone for your wedding and ensures your guests will look forward to sharing the day with you with great anticipation. To make your guests feel this way – your invitation is the place to start.”
INVITATION CARDS formally invite guests to your wedding. The invitation card contains important information that you would like your guests to know such as who is hosting the event, full names of the bride and groom, date and time and reception venue details. It is ideal to begin the process of designing your invitations at least six months before the wedding day to give you enough time to send out the invitations.
Send out at least 3-4 months before the wedding.
The following are possible insert cards that may go out with your wedding invitation:
- Response (RSVP) Card
- Travel and Accommodation Card
- Map or Direction Card
- Gift Registry Card
ON THE DAY STATIONERY are various stationery pieces that you will need to make your day extra special and are used at the ceremony and reception. You will have a clear idea of what quantities are required for each item once your guests have RSVP’d however, this should not stop you from starting the design process in order to avoid a mad rush closer to your wedding day.
Order at least 2-3 months before the wedding.
If you have specific paper in mind that you would like to use for your invitations and stationery, consider if your paper will be compatible with the design you have in mind. If you start with the design first, you may realise only when it’s too late that your paper stock is not right for your design.