With so much to think about, planning a wedding can be stressful. Remembering all the details, choosing the right venue, picking the perfect outfit - it can be rather a lot to process. Here are three tips from your resident professional stationer to help make choosing your stationery a super smooth and enjoyable task.

Contermporary wedding invitation with sans serif text and copper foil

1. The number of invitations is not the same as the number of guests.

When compiling your list of individual lovely humans to invite to your wedding, bear in mind that the invitation total will not be the same quantity. To get to your invitation total think about families and couples, as you'll only need one invitation per couple, for example. This will reduce the total number of invitations you'll need.

Fun and bright invitation suite in white, grey, neon orange and gold foil

2. Don't give you guests too long to reply.

It's often the case that the longer you give your guests to respond, the less likely they are to respond. Four weeks is a good amount of time - not too much and not too little. You can also include a reply card in your invitations, which acts as a prompt to your guests to let you know if they are coming.

Emerald green and mint save the date invitation bookmarks with red tassell

3. Give as much information as possible.

When approaching a stationer to create your wedding invitations, provide them with as much information as possible. This will mean they can give an accurate quotation and ensures they can create what you have in mind. You'll need to have some idea of what you desire from your invitations, so have a think about they style, format, quantity, ink colour, and print method you'll prefer. Would you like a reply card included? Do you need an information sheet inside? To get some inspiration think about the kind of day it will be - traditional, contemporary, or relaxed festival atmosphere. This will inspire your stationer to suggest something that will suit your day.

By following these tips you'll be well on your way to a joyous invitation that will introduce your wedding to your guests just exactly as you'd like it to be. Your stationer will be able to craft invitations as special and memorable as the wedding day itself. Should you need further inspiration then give us a call, we'd be utterly delighted to help.

Athena Cauley-Yu
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