Your wedding printing and stationery, being the first communication that your guests will receive, should set the tone. Your choice will reflect the style/theme and wedding colours you have chosen. It should inform your guests as follows:
– who is hosting the wedding
– who is invited (if not married whether a partner is also invited; if children are invited)
– who is getting married
– location of wedding ceremony
– location of wedding breakfast ( this may be left off if it is not applicable*)
– time the event(s) will end e.g. carriages 11.30 pm (*)
– dress code e.g. black tie/cocktail/morning suits/lounge suits/casual/Hawaiian theme/beach party
Wedding Celebration/Party Invitation:
– who is hosting the celebration
– who is invited (if not married whether a partner is also invited, if children are invited)
– RSVP d
– ress code
Seating Cards and Seating Plan
Order of Wedding Ceremony/Service Cards:
– states who is being married, where and when
– prayers, hymns, readings (scriptures/poetry)
– signing of the registry
– music being played, by whom
– rules governing confetti, donations, etc.
Fact Sheet: details of accommodation, transport, maps, baby-sitting facilities etc.
Thank you cards
The choice of material is infinite, as are the styles: stapled or ribboned; scrolled, flat, or 3D; ready formatted, homemade, or professionally printed. Then there is the choice of calligraphy, eg Old English, Italics, Copper Plate, etc., the colour of the printing ink: gold, silver, or black being the usual choices, and font size. You may have to consider billingual invitations. As a norm what you choose reflects your personality and budget.