Your wedding is your big day, and you want every part of it to be perfect, a wonderful memory to treasure forever. Well, there are some things that you can’t control, like the weather – we all hope for sunshine but it’s best to have a contingency plan just in case – but some things, like the perfect wedding invitations and save the date cards, are easy to achieve.
Some people are put off having exactly what they want by minimum printing orders – particularly if you want a small intimate affair rather than hundreds of second cousins and great great aunties. But that really needn’t be a problem, as with digital printing, short print runs are increasingly available, meaning you can have your design printed without feeling you should do something with all those leftover invites! Do make sure you order a few spares though, just in case of last minute extras, as well as one for your memory box.
Both your day and evening invitations, and your save the date cards, should have a touch of class about them. Modern trends in wedding stationery are for simple and understated elegance – a sketch of the church, the couple’s initials intertwined, or elements of traditional wedding stationery such as a heart, rings or champagne glasses. Foil blocking on printed wedding stationery lends that subtle touch of luxury and elegance. It’s important that you are comfortable with the design though, and that it reflects the kind of day you want to have for your wedding; after all, the cards and invitations are people’s first glimpse into all the planning and preparation you have been doing.
In addition to your invitations and save the date cards, you can also enclose bespoke RSVP slips, which your guests can use to let you know of any dietary requirements as well, taking away another worry, and you can also order your thank you cards to match the wedding stationery. If you are having a church ceremony, it’s nice for your guests to have an order of service with hymns and readings in.
Handing over all your printing means one less thing for you to worry about – now back to those wedding magazines!