Bridal Club Magazine
What To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Stationery
The quality of your wedding stationery should match the
impression you are trying to make on the day. Carefully
consider the quantity of invitations that you require, a casual BBQ
shouldn't require elaborately printed invitations just as you
wouldn't print something off your computer to invite guests to a
five course reception. Always remember that you only need to
order ONE invitation per couple/family, plus a few extras for any
mistakes or your reserve list.
Get hold of as many brochures and information packs as possible,
better still if they can send them out to you free.
Cut costs by choosing a supplier that will not charge you for
draft copies of wordings.
Also check if they charge for a completely new order is case you
need extra invitations. Order of Service sheets or place
A good formula for a rough estimate on the amount to order is to
count the total number of guests, half the total and add on about
10. You will only need to order enough evening invitations to
send to guests who are not attending the wedding service.
With the Order of Service sheets, you can apply the same formula
as for the Invitations, plus enough for the Vicar, Choir Boys,
Bridesmaids, etc., plus any friends or neighbours who may come just
to the service.
Place Cards for every guest (including the bridal party); but it
is always worth checking with your Reception venue, as Place Cards
are sometimes included in the Reception cost.
This is another chance to put your special touch on your
invitations. You may want to consider Calligraphy as a
timeless keepsake and personal touch for your guest's
invitations. There are many possibilities and it's never too
early to start looking to ensure you get what you want in the time
you need it.