Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Wedding Stationery

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Wedding Stationery

Another guest blog post….courtesy of Cath at Raspberry Toast.

I’ve come across a whole load of stationary providers over the past few years, and Cath’s creations are just lovely!

Here she is, answering a few stationery FAQs :-)

How far in advance should I order my stationery?

Every wedding is different and you know your guests better than anyone ... I suggest using these dates as a guide and tweaking them to fit in with your stationer, venue and caterers.

  • Save the Dates: Send them as soon as possible. Whether you send Save the Date Cards, a mass email or Facebook message or ask your ‘Mam’* to spread the word! Make sure your guests know to Save your Date, especially if you are getting married in holiday season or midweek.

*Mam / Mum / Mother / Nan / Significant Family Member or Friend

  • Invitations: These are usually sent around 6 months before. Your stationer will need 6 weeks min to design and print/foil/letterpress your stationery. When deciding your RSVP date, work back from when your caterers and other suppliers need your final numbers. And include a couple of weeks to chase ‘forgetful’ guests.

  • ‘On the Day’ Stationery: Order your wedding day stationery around 4 months before your wedding. This will give your stationer time to think about any quirky ideas you would like to include. You can finalise numbers and menu choices closer to the date but it’s important they have your wedding scheduled so you aren’t disappointed if they get too busy and can’t take your booking. I often work to tighter deadlines, it all just depends on the wedding.

  • Thank you cards: I’d recommend ordering these before your wedding. After your wedding day and / or honeymoon the time just flies past and it’s nice to have make the effort to thank all of your lovely guest before your Golden Wedding Anniversary! If you’d like to include a picture into your Thank You card, just let your stationer and photographer know and they can liaise.

Try to give your stationer as much notice as possible, so you can both enjoy the process rather than it being a rush. I often work to tighter deadlines, if couples would like their designs creating in a shorter time frame. Just be really honest with your stationer and then you can work together to make it happen.

What stationery should I consider? (Invites, place names, table plan)

This is really personal to you. It’s your wedding, your way.

Go through your wedding day methodically and think about how you need to communicate with your guests. I’ve created a list of everything you might want to consider, including table plans, name places, orders of service, menus! There are so many ways to incorporate beautiful wedding stationery into your big day!

Images above include wedding stationery from Raspberry Toast, Little Pigment, JB Creatives