WEDDING INVITATIONS

Here at Robert Tate Photography, Robert has provided a means of helping couples plan their big day through his regular blog posts. The main aim of this blog is to help guide those who are bewildered by the prospect of tying the knot, or even just providing the reassurance that you’re on the right track. Join us every week for more helpful hints and tips. Keep on reading for in insight into the world of wedding invitations. From all of us here, live for the moment!

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Wedding invitations, But we only got engaged yesterday!

Wedding invitations & RSVP’s are often one of the first things that come to mind when you begin to think about planning your nuptials, and they can set the whole theme of your day so it is important to select them carefully.

You can have the most mesmerizing invites ever, however when it boils down to it, your wedding invitations are a useful wedding tool. They ought to define all key wedding information – who’s getting hitched, who’s facilitating and where, when and what time the service will occur. Pretty much every invite should incorporate the location of the service and RSVP info.

HOWEVER MUCH OR LITTLE YOU LIKE TO PLAN, A LIST OF ALL THE WEDDING STATIONERY AND OTHER PLANNING MATERIALS YOU’RE GOING TO NEED WILL HELP THINGS RUN MORE SMOOTHLY.

Here’s a check-list of the stationery you’re most likely to need:

Before the Day

  • Day invitations – Order your wedding invitations once your guest list has been drawn up and send your invitations out as soon as you can, so as to be sure of lots of ‘yes’ replies.
  • Evening invitations Order your wedding  invitations once your guest list has been drawn up and send your invitations out as soon as you can, so as to be sure of lots of ‘yes’ replies.

Many stationary companies now offer the option for guest names to be printed onto your invitations. This may be a good idea if your handwriting isn’t particularly neat or if you’re tight on time. Address labels and envelope seals are also handy items that can be purchased alongside your stationary and will save you lots of time writing on envelopes and sticking them down.

Ceremony and Reception

  • Order of Service – order approximately one month before your wedding, wedding stationers understand that you won’t have sufficient details to order these sooner.
  • Table plan – order approximately one month before your wedding.
  • Place cards – order approximately one month before your wedding.
  • Menus – order approximately one month before your wedding.
  • Guest book – order approximately one month before your wedding.

wedding invitations thank you notesAfter the Day

  • Thank you cards –  can be ordered after your special day, it’s a lovely idea to add a photo to your cards for your guests to have as a keepsake.

There is an endless stream of stationery items that you could choose to add, save the dates and RSVP cards for example, but the above list gives a starting point for the real essentials. Think about the style and colour scheme of your invitations. You’ll want to continue this throughout the rest of your stationery. If the colour scheme for your wedding isn’t yet set, choose a neutral colour scheme so that it will co-ordinate with any flowers and dresses you later choose.


Guest Numbers

Working out your numbers is the next thing you’ll need to focus on. Work out how many guests you’ll have during the day and evening. Go through the list of guests again, for example with your parents, to check if there’s anyone else who should be included that you might have forgotten.

Once you’ve worked out your numbers you’ve got a good starting point for ordering your stationery. Add a few extra invitations for mistakes and any last-minute additions. Start adding the surnames and addresses of all your guests to your list. You’ll be surprised at the number of people’s surnames and postcodes you don’t know!


 An Extra Helping Hand

For those of you who have carefully planned your wedding years in advance, you may want to consider creating your own DIY Wedding Invitations & RSVP.

The majority of couples will be tight on both time and money. That’s why Choosing Affordable Invitations is the logical solution, you can kill two birds with one stone. All that’s required of you is to set your budget, find your colour scheme and delivery date and bob’s your uncle (well I hope he isn’t your aunty!).

Of course picking a colour scheme/design isn’t as easy as pulling a rabbit from a hat. Here are the Top 10 Invitation Trends to help get your creative juices flowing and hopefully inspire you to create an unforgettable day.

FINAL WORD

If wedding Planning wasn’t stressful enough, making the call as to whether aunt viv is invited to the full day or just the evening could likely bring on a coronary. By following my handy hints I can guarantee that angioplasty wont be needed, at least not until the hangover the next day.

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