Are you planning the wedding of your dreams? Very good! Then you definitely want to tell your loved ones when they are getting married and send invitations. The Stationery Theme can be quite confusing, but Perfect Wedding Guide is here to help. If you have never dealt with this before, you will quickly realize that it is no longer “just” an invitation. There are many more elements in wedding stationery like a date store, a correspondence program and thank you cards that should not be not found!
Not to mention the other stationery items, such as menus, a plan for the room, business cards, a sign, a warm welcome, details like labels for favors and yes…. even the sign for the emergency basket in the Ladies’ Room should not be not found! This requires some preparation time.
We recommend that you make a List of all the stationery items you need and put everything in order.
Today we will give you the best tips for storing dates, invitations, thank you cards and wedding favors.
Save the data
If no other details have been completed, this is a great opportunity to send Save the date cards. There is always time for official invitation cards after.
Date backup cards are especially useful if the wedding is to take place during the summer months, such as during the holiday season. Without giving a lot of details, the couple can tell the wedding guests the date of this special day so that they no longer make plans. All other details about the wedding, such as time, place or dress code, can be described after in the wedding invitation.
When to send the Save the Date cards?
They should be sent once a date has been chosen and at least the location has been decided. Many excellent places for the wedding ceremony or wedding celebration are often booked long in advance, so the couple should rather play it safe and tell the wedding guests the date only if there is also a venue. Even if the wedding is still more than a year away, the couple can send the backup cards.
Our Advice: the sooner the better, because it all depends on the Date.
What kind of text should be for Save the Date cards?
You don’t need to write much at all. After all, on the cards you will find only the date of the wedding and, of course, your name and location. However, if you already have an idea for a wedding theme or are celebrating a themed wedding, you can base the Save the Date cards on this theme.
For example, if you are celebrating a vintage-style wedding, it is a good idea to also choose Vintage backup cards. A photo of the two of you can also be used to embellish the cards. Get inspired by the cards presented or design your own personal Save the Date cards with the help of a designer like our friends @ Moments unique.
If you do not want to send backup cards in advance, you will need to send the wedding invitations after the date, place, time and dress code have been set.
When do you send out invitations?
Here’s the thing: you should send out the invitations about 4-6 months before the wedding so that your guests have enough time to plan (and in the matter of a dress code) to find the right outfit.
If you have already sent cards to save the date, you can take a little more time for invitations, because your guests already know the most important things – the date. In this matter, it is enough to send the invitations about 3-4 months before the wedding.
What kind of text should be included in the invitation?
How you design your wedding invitation text is, of course, up to you – but a wedding slogan, a poem or a beautiful quote will always be well received.
There is definitely a wedding quote that expresses exactly what you want to say. But you can also do this with a very simple “”we would be glad to have you with us on this day”. The invitation is the perfect place to set the tone for your celebration. The message can tell your guests whether your wedding will be more formal or relaxed.
Regardless of your style, the invitation should contain the following information:
- Name of the Couple
- Date, place and time of the wedding and celebration
- RSVP card and deadline by which each guest should let you know if they will be able to visit and how many there will be in your group.
Optional Information may include:
- Contact information
- Bed & Breakfast-accommodation as a block of rooms (if applicable) or nearby hotel options
- Gift requests or registration information.
- Dietary restrictions/allergy information that you can then share with the caterer
- Ask the guests to share their favorite song and share this information with the DJ or band
Thank You Cards
Your thank you cards should be sent no after than 3 months after the wedding. After all, everyone is excited to see a beautiful photo of the couple on a cute card to hang on their refrigerator. It is also a very nice way to thank your guests. After all, they helped to make your wedding the most beautiful day of your life.
Your Wedding will be unforgettable! The most beautiful day of your life! Among other things, your cheerful and happy guests, the most popular people in your life, will make sure that you want to thank your wedding guests with a small gift.
Whether it’s creative, romantic, funny or surprising, you will definitely find the right wedding favor for your guests with someone like @uniquemoments.
But it is important: the wedding favor should correspond to you and your wedding. A particularly extravagant wedding favor is not the right thing for a casual wedding. Just like a crazy wedding favor for guests doesn’t go well with a very traditional wedding either. Just trust your instincts and think about what would excite you the most if you were invited to your own wedding (which you should be, but this is a completely different blog).
We have put together personalized ideas of unique moments to highlight your wedding favors.
At unique moments you will find a wide range of customizable items from which you can choose stylish glassware, tote bags, personalized mugs, mugs, personalized T-shirts and much more.
It will be the perfect souvenir of your big day and will always remind your guests of the wonderful time you had with your wedding.
Plus, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Midwest Marketing to give one lucky winner for their wedding stationery and/or favors! Get your personalized backup of data, invitations, programs, favors or any combination.