You might be thinking that in this day and age, with the internet becoming more and more prominent in our communication, that invitations are dead. Think again. The wedding stationery niche is still alive, and quite rightly so. There would be outrage if you invited your parents to your wedding on Facebook. Invites and other stationery are valued in many ways, from informing your guests of who is invited to the wedding and when it will take place, to a memento for your guests to keep. So don’t underestimate the power of wedding stationery just yet.
What Do You Need?
Considering what you actually need before you go buying all the wedding related stationery that you can find will save you time, hassle and money. Think about whether you need ‘save the date’ cards. Is your wedding at a busy time or is it taking place in a location far away from most of the wedding guests? If this is the case then ‘save the date’ cards will be highly appreciated. Likewise, do you need an RSVP card, or can your guests simply ring or email you? Deciding whether you want all the stationery regalia beforehand can make a huge difference to your bridezilla mentality later.
Consider the Theme
A theme will really help you to choose the design of your wedding stationery. If you haven’t decided on one yet, you need to, whether it’s an all encompassing one, like a vintage theme, or a simple colour scheme. There are a whole myriad of different designs of stationery out there so having something to help you narrow them down will make your life so much easier. Remember that your ‘save the date’ or invitation will often be the first that your guest sees of your actual wedding and the style it will be in, so it’s important that they are in the same vein.
Don’t Forget Your Budget
Your budget will also help you to narrow down the stationery you want. You may see a design that you love, but if it isn’t within your budget, you’ll have to go and find a cheaper option. Remember that you’ll need spares in case you make mistakes when you hand write invites or place cards. It is pretty much inevitable that you’ll make mistakes, but often you’ll pay more for ordering spares later, so make sure that you order extras first time around.