Your guide to Wedding Stationery – Where do I start?

22nd July 2021

Collated wedding stationery being prepared for wedding couple. Guide to your wedding stationery, where to start planning your wedding stationery

You’ve chosen your venue and booked your wedding date. Now it’s time to start thinking about your wedding stationery. Your guide to Wedding Stationery is here to help that first question nearly every couple asks  “Where do I start?” 

So where do you start?

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at the beginning. By chatting to you about your wedding vision and any concerns, I can gather an early insight into your wedding style. We can discuss all your stationery needs and guide you through my stress-free process. Follow ‘Your guide to Wedding Stationery’ to help you answer all those questions you may be afraid to ask.


What style do I want

What style do I want?

No doubt once you said yes, you have been busy on Pinterest selecting all those gorgeous images. From doing this you will have already started creating a mood board. Together we can look through this, discuss your venue type, the colour of flowers you have selected and what kind of vibe you want your wedding day to be. You may have chosen something relaxed, or a more formal event is your thing. You will be surprised from all this information I can get a real feel for what type and style of stationery will be perfect for your day.

What is the difference between bespoke and semi-custom designs?

Semi-custom design – is a wonderful budget-friendly option of pre-designed stationery that can be tailored to your wedding with your own wedding details.

Bespoke design – is unique to you and your wedding day from the initial illustrations to the style of items you order.


What items do I need?

There is no right or wrong on what items you need to print for your wedding. Every wedding is different so what works for your best friends wedding may not work for yours. Here is just a guide to some elements you could have;

• Save the date
• Day invitation
• Evening invitation
• Information/detail card
• Order of service/day
• Signage – welcome board/order of the day
• Table plan
• Menus
• Place names
• Favours
• Thank you cards


What information do I need?

On booking Ellie and Liv I will gather all the important little details from you with my simple wedding questionnaire. The information you will need is the following;

• Date of wedding
• Wedding venue
• Time of wedding
• Time of evening reception
• RSVP date
• Other details such as accommodation, transportation, gifts etc can be included on your information card.



When should I order my stationery

When should I order my stationery?

It is important to allow time for the creation, printing and delivery of your stationery. If you want to speed up the process it always helps if you supply your information quickly and reply to any emails promptly. Here is an approximate guide to production timings:

Save the Date  – 4 weeks
House Designs – 4-6 weeks
Bespoke Designs – 8-10 weeks
On the Day Stationery – 4-8 weeks
Thank you cards – 4 weeks


How many should I order?

It may not be as many as you think. The general rule of thumb for save the date and wedding invitations is one per household. It’s always a good idea to order a few extra spares for any last-minute changes, mistakes and keepsakes for your memory box.


When should I send my stationery?

There are no set rules but if you are having a destination wedding or your date is at a popular time of year it is best to give your guests a little more notice.

Save the Date – 9-18 months before
Invitations – 2-8 months before


How do I order?

By keeping my ordering process as simple as possible you can relax knowing everything is covered. To find out more pop over to my how to order page and discover my process.


If you still need a little more guidance or help to find your style before you are ready to talk to your stationery designer why not download my Simple guide to Wedding Stationery, where you can gather all your information in one place, discover more about time planning your stationery and discover what special details you would like to include on your stationery. So you to can create wedding invitations that let your guests know just how special your day will be.

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