This wedding planning stuff can sure get tricky!
My goal as a Wedding Stationery Superstar is to make the wedding invitation process as EASY and STRESS FREE as possible... so I put together this list of 11 tips to creating your kick ass wedding stationery!
1. Count carefully, remember you only need ONE invitation per couple/household.
Always order 10% more invites than you expect.
Then you will have some for b-list invitees (depending on RSVP counts) and keepsakes.
2. Create an excel spreadsheet right from the get go so you can get an accurate count of guests. Create individual columns for Name, Address, City, State, Zip.
Write out all abbreviations for roads, apartments, etc on your address sheet and be sure to submit your invitation text wording with all times, dates and locations written out! If you need help setting this up, PLEASE contact me. This will be the base for EVERYTHING! Showers, rehearsals, seating charts etc, so you want to make sure it's done right!
3. Save time! Put all that good hard work from your spread sheet to use and print addresses directly on all of your envelopes to save time!
4. *Warning* Do not lick all of your envelopes! Use water and a sponge or clear seals.
5. Eliminate hunting down RSVPS: Number the back of your RSVPs to coincide with the spreadsheet mentioned in #1 because some people *forget* to write their name on the RSVP card that they send back to you - that way you can match up the responses regardless, easy - peasy!
6. Your RSVP date should be based on your caterers needs for finalized meal counts so be sure to ask them when they want their final counts by.
7. Have your invitation designer print meal choices on the inside of individual place cards so it’s easy for server staff at your venue to keep track of food selections. I work part time at a banquet center - trust me, this makes things 100 times easier for everyone :)
8. Budget for postage. Keep in mind embellished invites cost more to mail because they weigh more. If you bring your sample to the post office they can tell you how much each invitation will cost to mail. Plus you will need to include a self addressed stamped envelope for reply cards.
9. Create a free wedding website to put additional information on to limit the number of enclosure cards you will need. Also create a unique hashtag for your special day for when people upload images to social media. That way you can easily find them!
10. Make sure your guests won’t get lost by providing information about directions on an enclosure card that they can take with them (in case you are having a ceremony or reception that is out of GPS range :-P).
11. Don’t forget to send thank you cards to all of your guests letting them know that you were happy they shared your special day with you!
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