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What stationery is needed for our wedding?

 I often get asked a lot of questions on a day-to-day basis and I have noticed that one of the most frequent questions is “what stationery is needed for our wedding day?’ and simply, I cannot say “yes, you need this” – it is for you to decide upon whether it is right for your wedding. However of course, I am hear to help.  

 

 The Important  Bits . . . 

 

Deciding upon your stationery can be quite overwhelming, but it can also be confusing.  It is important to write down a list of what you feel you need and items which could be dropped off if your budget does not allow.  As a stationer, I always ensure that my pricing is transparent; I would hate for you to feel let down because you have fallen in love with a certain style, printing upgrade or optional extra, so please bare all of this in mind when you’re writing your stationery list down.

 

 The number one thing to ensure that you have decided upon are you wedding invitations – without these, your guests will not know where you are getting married, when, at what time and of any additional information that you may have.  RSVP’s are optional and I offer to pop them within your main invite.  You can also have your invitations styled as a gatefold or concertina to ensure that all information is within one place but there is also the optional gift lists, info cards, RSVP’s tied together intricately to your main invite. So you see, I told you, there are lots of things to think about, but trust me when I say this, that I am with you every step of the way.

 

Optional Extras

There are many wonderful optional extras to choose from like I have mentioned previous, silk ribbons, change of cardstock, wax seals… and each and every single one will make your invitations feel as luxurious as you want. 

There are so many beautiful and wonderful ways to send your invitations and I often get asked “surely I can send a Facebook invitation or email my guests?” The answer is yes, but quite simply, there is no better feeling that sending your invitations via post, waiting for their responses and of how it has set the tone for the wedding day.  Web invitations do not excite people, they cannot feel the paper within their hands, they cannot pop it upon their fridges and most importantly, you, the Bride/Groom cannot get the initial wedding buzz of opening your first parcel of invitations and packing them up yourselves to send to your guests (I also recommend a bottle of fizz to do-so. Sending invitations and some Champers practicially go hand-in-hand). 

Love, Sophie