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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 cards.

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.

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