"I’d like to order some wedding stationery, but don’t know where to start". How reading this can keep you out of trouble!
It’s an email I get frequently and that’s when ordering from a small companies, who give you a one-to-one , with many years of experience can come in really handy.
There’s nothing wrong with ordering a ‘few extra’ for last minute guests, but ordering double the amount can cost a small fortune and is a costly mistake.
So we’ve put together a few pointers to prevent this from happening.
First off: SAVE THE DATE
These are sent if your wedding is more than one year away and you want your guests to attend a destination wedding or if your guests live some distance away. They may need to save up for this.
ALLOW – 1 per family
Daytime guests are sent 1 card per family, so when ordering remember not to order 1 per guest! You may think this is common sense… but trust me… I’ve heard people do this on more than one occasion. When we get enquiries for unusually high quantities of invites we usually double check!
ALLOW 1 PER FAMILY… PLUS A FEW EXTRA for mistakes when writing out and extra guests you may have forgotten.
Evening invitations. There is no need to send an evening invitation to the guests who will be attending your daytime wedding as they will already know that there is an evening reception/party.
ALLOW 1 PER FAMILY plus a few extra for mistakes when writing out and extra guests you may have forgotten..
ORDER OF SERVICE/ORDER OF THE DAY
This depends on how your money budget is running. Yes it’s nice to have one each, but 1 PER COUPLE is perfectly fine.
The number of menus you order depends on how you are going to present the menus on the table. You can order flat cards if you want to have them at each persons place setting or more commonly 1 PER TABLE
PLACE CARDS –
Of course for place cards you’ll need 1 PER PERSON
WISHING TREE TAGS
Wishing tree tags or something similar are becoming more and more common.
The most common mistake is to order 1 per guest. This is not necessary as 'usually' one of the couple will wrote a card out on behalf of the family. So, I'd suggest
ABOUT ! PER COUPLE or FAMILY
THANK YOU CARDS
Please don’t forget to thank you guests for attending your wedding and giving you gifts. It’s the very least you can do.
ALLOW 1 PER FAMILY ATTENDING
There we have it, I hope this helps a little.
If you have any questions about ordering wedding invitations and stationery or anything else you think we may be able to help with, please leave a comment below or get in touch. We’d love to help.
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