From save the dates to menu cards, this is a detailed guide of the suggested wedding stationery items you could need for your celebration. We're always open to new ideas however, so if you have something else in mind please do let us know and we'll see what we can do!

If you have any further questions, please email us.

THE MUST-READ

stationery guide

STATIONERY ITEMS

PRE-EVENT

ON-THE-DAY

Save the dates

Invitations

Details Cards

RSVP Cards

Wedsite Cards

Envelopes

Envelope Liner

Save the dates are usually sent around a year prior to the wedding here in the UK, potentially sooner if you're hosting a destination wedding or have many guests travelling from afar. Save the Dates are ordinarily only sent to day guests.

Your wedding invitation should include the location and timings of both ceremony and reception (if held at separate locations). You may choose to include a dress code. The nature of your wording should reflect the style of your wedding; i.e informal or formal. Invitations aren't just for weddings, we can create invitations for engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and other events. Remember you only need one set per address, not per guest!

Used to inform your guests of key information relevant to your celebration. You may choose to include directions, information on parking, accommodation block reservations, your giftlist and the details of any other events taking place before or after your wedding, such as a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. You may require more than one of these if you have a lot of information to include. Alternatively you may choose to include this information on a wedding website (wedsite).

The traditional method of your guests responding to your event would be through an RSVP card. These come with an envelope that can be printed with your address as an option extra to make the postage process easier for your guests. We also recommend you pre-stamp them. Be sure to include the response deadline (and to allow for a chasing-up period beyond this as some guests may forget to respond). More couples are choosing to receive their RSVPs electronically through email or via their wedsite, removing the need for an RSVP card. If your wedding has meal options then you should provide an opportunity for guests to pre-select these on your RSVP and to note any specific dietary requirements.

A small, optional insert that can detail the web address of your wedsite or your online gift registry.

Your invitation and any additional insert cards will be placed into an envelope for posting. As standard we offer white envelopes that match our paperstock texture or brown kraft envelopes. We also have a range of coloured envelopes that are made to order. If you choose a dark envelope, remember you'll need a light ink pen to write with.

An optional paper insert that glued inside your envelope to add a further element of design. They also add thickness to your envelopes, increasing the sense of luxury and sophistication and are the perfect finishing touch.

Before your celebration

The day of your celebration

Table Plan

Place Names

Table Numbers

Menus

Order of Service

Signage

Used to guide your guests to the correct table. Recommended in large format so that guest names are legible from a short distance to ease the seating process. Printed as standard on thick mounted foamex, but more creative solutions are possible with bespoke orders.

We always recommend assigned seating at weddings. Not only will these help the operations of your wedding (for example ensuring that those with dietary requirements are served appropriately), but it also removes the responsibility of finding a seat from your guests' shoulders and speeds up the seating process - and at weddings every minute counts!

Table numbers (or names) are displayed on each table to help guests locate their seats quickly. If you choose to have printed table numbers you'll need to purchase a way of displaying them, such as a stand or frame.

We always recommend reminding your guests of the meal options about to be served. They can also be a stylish addition to your tablescape decor. We recommend one per place setting, however you may choose to display only a couple per table as a cost-effective alternative.

A card or booklet detailing your processional. The contents of this will vary depending on the nature of your ceremony; a religious ceremony may include details or prayers or hymns and in this case your religious venue may ask to see and sign off the contents of your Order of Service. Order of Services' for civil ceremonies are often shorter. You may also choose to name and thank your wedding party, of detail a timeline of the remainder of the celebrations so that guests are informed of the day's events and schedule.

Large format welcome signs have become popular at weddings, often printed, mounted and displayed on an easel but there are many other creative solutions possible too. You may wish to order smaller signage for various purposes, such as a guestbook sign or a bar sign.