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  • Writer's pictureKate

Stationery Checklist

For some couples, wedding invitations and thank you cards may be all they need. For others, everything below may appeal! It's entirely up to you.

Take your pick!

Save the dates:

• Save the dates are sent to give guests as much notice as possible. They can be sent as far ahead of your big day as you like

• Contains names, date and venue (or city/town)

• Popular for destination weddings or weddings with overseas guests

• They're something to consider if your wedding is at a popular time of year or guests will need accommodation.

Top tip - Magnets are popular as it lessens the chance of them being flung in a drawer and forgotten!


• Typically sent 3 - 6 months before the wedding

• Popular styles include one flat sheet, a folded card & multiple cards with additional info

• Include an RSVP card, or ask guests to reply online.

• You can print on any material you like (yes, anything you like!)

Top tip - When asking for a quote remember the number of invitations you need will be per household as oppose to per guest.

Order of Service/Order of the day

•. An order of the day is a simple list of what happens on the day e.g. ceremony, photographs, speeches, meal, first dance etc.

• An order of service is a detailed booklet specifically for the ceremony. It may detail things like song words and bridal party names. Some people pop an order of the day in too.

Top Tip: Orders of service are popular for church weddings to help people sing along with the hymns. One booklet between two guests is the norm although some couples like to give them to every guests as a keepsake.

Table plans and table numbers

• Table plans let your guests know where they are sitting for your meal

• A1 is the most popular size but you can have any you like

• Boards on an easel, paper in a frame and individual cards displayed on a big board are popular options

• Table names are more popular that numbers and typically come in A6 or square sizes

Top Tip: Ask your venue if they have an easel or a frame you can borrow rather than buying one!

Place cards

Place cards show guests where their seat is

• You can print flat or folded with folded being the most popular choice

Top tip: Worried your guests will forget what they chose to eat? Pop their choices on their place card.


• Menus serve as both a setting focal point and a talking point for guests who do not know each other.

• I would recommend one single sided menu per place or 2 folded menus per table.

Top Tip: make one side food and the other side drinks deals at the bar

Signs and information

Bespoke signs and banners are a great way to welcome your guests or direct them to your venue.

• Popular options include - welcome signs, couple timelines, backdrops, order of the day, menus, cocktail lists, photo boards and couple portraits.

Top Tip: If your venue is remote, or hard to find, pop some directional signage up along the route.

Thank you cards

Thank you cards are typically sent 8-12 weeks of your wedding date

Use photos of your big day with touches of your invitation/wedding theme throughout

• Postcard style invitations are quick and easy - all you need is a stamp!

Top Tip: If you have a large volume of thank you notes to write (and aren't set on a personal message) consider printing one instead.

Other items

• hen/stag do invitations

• envelope liners and printed envelopes

• envelope stickers

• wax seals

• favour tags

• printed favour boxes

If you have another wedding stationery idea in mind please get in touch to see if I can help 😁


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