Wedding Stationery Ideas

Wedding Stationery Tips and Ideas

Wedding stationery in the present day has become a sought-after design process, with couples putting a lot more thought into the overall look and feel. Beautiful paper selections are paired with a range of finishing techniques such as foiling and laser cutting to really make their stationery pop. Stationery, as you know it, will always form a very important part of your wedding day – adding that personalised touch that guests will love.

The trends have seen the integration of watercolours, florals, type-driven design, loose calligraphy and a strong rustic chic style drawing influence and inspiration in all areas of your special day. Designs have been simplified, but the devil truly is in the detail. The integration of laser cutting and foiling sees an already beautiful design transformed into a spectacular one, all perfectly packaged in a lined envelope or encased in a paper pocket.


Large Save The Date Cards

Bridal Shower, Bachelorette or Kitchen Tea:
  • Before setting a permanent date, ask the VIP guests if they’re available.
  • Try to send the invitations 6-8 weeks before the event so that the guests can have enough time to clear their itineraries and/or make travel arrangements if necessary.
  • Make sure all of the guests send their RSVP’s to one person (For example the Maid of Honour) so that confusion or missed RSVP’s can be avoided.
  • If you’re having trouble thinking of a theme, use the colours of the wedding and roll with that!
What to include:
  • The name of the host.
  • The name of the beautiful bride-to-be.
  • The date of the event.
  • The time of the event.
  • The venue and the address.
  • Directions to the venue (Optional)
  • The RSVP date and how to RSVP.
  • The theme, if there is one.
  • Registry Information (Optional)
  • Whether they should bring gifts (Optional)
Blue Bridal Shower Invite Champagne Bridal Shower Invite
Kitchen Kitchen Tea Invitation


Rehearsal Dinner:
  • The Rehearsal Dinner is usually held the evening prior to the wedding, but can also be held on the evening two days prior to the wedding, to allow more time for relaxation before the big day.
  • Invites for the rehearsal dinner should be sent at least 4 weeks before the event, as to allow the guests enough time to clear their itineraries and/or make travel arrangements if necessary.
  • Remember to take a moment at the end of the evening to share friendly reminders of any announcements or arrangements that your family and/or bridal party needs to know before your wedding day.
What to include:
  • The names of the Bride and Groom.
  • The date of the event.
  • The time of the event.
  • The venue and address of the venue.
  • Directions to the venue (Optional)
  • The RSVP date and how to RSVP
  • The theme (Optional)
  • The dress code (Optional)
Brown Rehearsal Dinner Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Gold Rehearsal Dinner Invitation


Wedding Invitations:
  • Wedding invitations are usually sent out 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding day to give the guests time to clear their itineraries and/or make travel arrangements if necessary, however, if you are having a destination wedding invitations should be sent out at least 2-3 months prior to your wedding day, so that the guests have enough time to make travel and/or accommodation arrangements.
  • Make sure you triple-check your wedding invitations before they get printed. (Pay special attention to the date, time and grammar.)
  • Order your menu’s. programs and thank-you notes with your wedding invitations, this way you can make sure that all of your wedding stationery matches with each other, even if they vary slightly in design or colour. Also, don’t forget to order your welcome bag notes, favour tags, name place cards and table numbers if you are going to have them.
  • For gifts received before the wedding day, a thank you note should be sent within two weeks, for gifts received after the wedding day, a thank you note should be sent within a month.
  • If you don’t want to worry about your playlist, you can also include a “Song Preference” or “Pick Your Song” line on your RSVP card, so the guests can build the playlist!
What to include:
  • The names of the bride and groom.
  • The date of the wedding.
  • The time of the wedding.
  • The venue and address of the wedding.
  • The theme of the wedding. (Optional)
  • The dress code.
  • The RSVP date and how to RSVP.
  • Gift preferences. (Optional)
  • Plus one options.
Wedding Invitation Watercolor Invites
Black And White Wedding Invitations Floral Invitations
Floral Wedding Invitation Passport Wedding Invitations


Wedding Programs:
  • Wedding programs are presented on the day of the wedding as guests arrive for the ceremony.
  • These should only be printed once the proceeding of the day has been finalised.
  • Remember to order all your stationery for the day at the same time to be as cost-effective as possible and ensure the theme of the wedding pulls through all the elements.
  • A wedding program is helpful to give guests an idea of what to expect on the day.
What to include:
  • The name of the bride and groom.
  • The various locations the formalities will take place in case of multiple venues.
  • The starting time and outline of the ceremony.
  • Starting time for pre-drinks.
  • The time guests can expect to enter the reception hall.
  • The time dinner will be served.
  • When speeches will take place.
  • The time of the first dance.
  • What time the garter and bouquet will be tossed.
  • The time you expect guests to leave the reception for either the after-party or to go home.


Seating Plan:

For the seating plan there aren’t any guidelines apart from assigning, you guessed it, the appropriate seating for your guests. Be sure to have your closest friends and family seated close to your bridal table. This makes it so easy for your photographer on the day to capture their real time expressions during the important formalities during the evening.


Parts of this blog was written by Lezanne’s Designs

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