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5 things to discuss with your wedding stationer

Circular wedding menu with celestial feel.
Celestial wedding menu

ONE | guest numbers

Your wedding stationer will need to know how many invitations are required for day and evening guests. Typically, you send one invitation per couple or household. For that reason, the total number of day invitations tends to be just over half the number of guests. Evening is often more than half as, generally speaking, more individual guests are invited - e.g. work colleagues etc.

For example, if you have:

  • 80 day guests, send 40-50 invitations

  • 100 evening guests, send 60-65 invitations

TWO | information

Once you've booked, your stationer will ask for details of your big day and the information required for your invitation:

  • Names

  • Date & time

  • Venue

  • RSVP details

  • Travel info

  • Menus

  • Accommodation info

  • Gift info

  • Bus info

You don't need to include all of the above and you can add anything else you like, it's personal preference. If you have chosen your wording, great! If not, simply advise if you would prefer a formal or informal vibe and Glass Bulldog will take care of the rest!

THREE | style of invitation

With so many different wedding stationery designs, paper types and styles to choose from it can be hard to make a decision. Glass Bulldog's most popular options are detailed below

Double sided A5 or square invitation

information and RSVP email address or website on the back.

Double sided A5 or square invitation with smaller RSVP

The RSVP can cater for multiple guests and include menu choices, transport, dietary requirements etc.

Double sided A5 invitation with separate information and RSVP cards

3 piece wedding bundles are popular. They don't need to be tied but you can if you wish.

Double sided A5 gatefold invitation

This style is A4 when unfolded meaning you can fit lots of information on one piece of card. They can be tied shut with a bow or left as they are.

FOUR | paper type

Paper type plays a big part in the overall look and feel of your invitation. Please ask for samples if you are unsure.

Matt - a smooth matt finish, a popular choice.

Velvet - a soft touch matt card with a super smooth finish. My favourite.

Textured - lightly dented card with a tactile appeal (stag image)

Pearl - a shimmery finish. Extra feminine, works well with pastel tones. (pink image)

Brown card - Perfect for rustic weddings

Foil - for something a little special add foil to your invitation. Available in any colour. (highland cow image)

FIVE | design

Glass Bulldog has a range of fully customisable in-house designs, i.e. change the colours and wording of an existing design. You can also go fully bespoke, meaning no-one else will have the same invitation as you.

Think outside the box! If you are unsure what you'd like, consider including something about yourself and what you like. For example, your hobbies, pets, professions, favourite flowers, tv shows, bands, places, colours etc.

One more thing...

Don't be shy about your budget. With so many different options to choose from, there's something for everyone. If I know what your budget is I can work out what fits, it saves heartache in the long run!

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