Stationery: What you might need and why you might need it

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Details cards, menus, table numbers, thank you cards... It can all be a little overwhelming when planning the stationery for your big day. Here is a detailed list of some of the items you might need.

Save the date cards

The save the date cards should include your names, the date and the location if possible (you don’t always need to put a venue). You  may not know exactly what the theme of your wedding will be at this stage but your save the date could reflect the general vibe of your wedding with design elements or specific wording. You could also consider sending your save the dates via email if you want to cut down on the cost and time constraints of posting them. 


Your invites should include your names, date, venue, venue address and the time. You could also include all of your details on one card, either printed double sided or on a folded invitation. You don’t necessarily need to have separate cards. 


These are sent with your invitations to encourage guests to RSVP by a certain date. You can have these in a postcard style with a place for a stamp or include an envelope to encourage guests to respond.

 Details Card/Info Card

You can include a separate card with any further information on. This could include details regarding transport and accommodation. It can also include details of any dress code, dietary requirements, gift lists or even a map.

 Menus, place cards and table planner

These all help your guests to know where they should sit and what they will be eating during the reception. I would encourage you to have a bit of fun here and think about how these items will sit with the other decor.   

 Order of Service/programme 

Some couples have no particular timings for their wedding (I didn’t!) but if you do, or if you are having a religious service, you may want to include some kind of programme to help guide your guests through the day. This can include the names of the bridal party, song choices or readings you are having at your ceremony and important timings.

 Thank you cards

Many couples include a photo from their day with their thank you cards. Design elements from your invitations can be incorporated with your photos or you could use elements from your wedding stationery. 


Have you considered a wedding website?  

If you want to have a bit more fun with your invitations, or you don’t want them crammed with details, you could think about having a wedding website. This is a place where you could include any extra information, perhaps regarding wedding attire or accommodation recommendations. A wedding website can also make responding a little easier for your guests. 

Letters From Emily can design you a wedding website to fit in with your invitations and the style of your wedding. Please contact me for further information.

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