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Ordering invitations, escort cards, and other necessary wedding prints requires ample time and patience. From the type of paper to the amount of information included, these important items need to be handled with importance and attention to detail. Here is a comprehensive guide to all things wedding stationery.
Save-the-dates are casual, enjoyable announcements of your engagement with your wedding date! It’s a less formal way to let your friends and family know that you are ready to take the next step in life as a married couple and to prepare for the big celebration.
These are generally sent out 6-8 months before the wedding, 12 months if you are having a destination wedding. Save-the-dates are sent to everyone you plan to invite.
The wedding invitation is a statement all on its own. It conveys the style and formality of your wedding as well as provides the necessary information of your celebration, with date, time, location, and reply information. The invitations are sent approximately 8-10 weeks before the wedding, 12 weeks for a destination wedding.
Beautiful and quality stationery is used in the wedding invitation. The typeface, or font, and techniques are used for printing invitations as well. This can include letterpress, embossing, engraving, calligraphy, or digital printing.
Thank you cards are a thoughtful and personal way to show your sincere gratitude to your friends and family who joined you in your wedding celebration and for their generous gift. Normally blank stationery, they should be simple, elegant, and handwritten.
Order a quantity of these when you order your save-the-dates; the earlier the better. It is good etiquette to send a thank you note within 2 weeks of receiving a gift before the wedding, while a thank you note should be sent no later than one month after your honeymoon for gifts received the day of the wedding