If you’ve landed here then you probably have been trying to figure out what’s what in the stationery world. All the lingo and options have you wishing you were on the beach sipping mojitos. I get it! Stationery isn’t always cut and dry as to what you actually need and what’s fun to include. So I thought I’d break down the essentials of what you need to make it that much easier for you. Now, this doesn’t get into the Day of Items for your ceremony or reception. This post just goes over what I encourage you include when you mail out your invitation.
There’s even a checklist you can swipe to keep yourself organized.
The Invitation – you HAVE to have it!
The invitation is the most crucial piece in your invitation suite. It tells your guests the most essential things they need to know: who is getting married, when, and where. Beyond that is just extra deets you think are important. Now it’s important to note that invitations are significantly different than save the dates, so if you are kinda lost on which one you need you can check out this video post.
I absolutely love utilizing both sides of the invitation so that you can add some personality and pizazz. Including custom artwork, a picture or even your favorite quote can make this card unique to you.
The RSVP – You gotta know who’s coming
This little card right here gives you all deets on who is and isn’t’ coming to your wedding. I always encourage my couples to include paper RSVPs and I encourage you to do the same. I go into the why I feel paper RSVPS are important in this post. This is where you collect guest count, menu selections, preferred pronouns, and more.
Wedding Website – Keep the details simple
If you are concerned about overwhelming your guests with too much information or too many cards including a wedding website card is the perfect solution. Your guests can peruse your site at their convenience and get just the information they need. This can also encourage them to RSVP online too! Don’t have a wedding website? Grab one for free here!
Rehearsal Dinner Invites – Don’t forget ’em!
This is one of the most forgotten portions of of the invitation suite. Your rehearsal dinner invites should ALWAYS be sent with your invitations so that your guests can plan their accomodations and make sure they can be there. The same applies to welcome brunches, wedding party excursions, and any small gathering that effects the timeline.
Itinerary – Let ’em know when shits happening
Whether it’s for your wedding party to know the rough schedule of events or all the fun things you have planned for your destination wedding, people need to know what’s going on. This can be as simple as a list of days and rough times, to something you detail down to the minute. But if you want people to be available you need to let them know about it.
Grab yourself a checklist!
I hope you have some clarity after reading this about what to include in your stationery suite! As you know there are so many options as to what you can include for your wedding day. So to help you out, I created this checklist to help you stay organized. Grab yourself one!