Stationery: Why It’s Important for Your Wedding

Updated: Apr 1

Whether you’re having a simple gathering, a destination wedding, an intimate evening together with friends or family, or a glamorous wedding, you cannot ignore the use and importance of stationery to communicate with your guests leading up to and during your big day.


Wedding stationery shows your personality and style and gives an idea about what your guests should expect your wedding to look like.


Different stationery pieces have different roles in your wedding. For instance, your engagement invitations, save the date, place cards etc. each of those pieces has a different purpose.


Most couples may not realize the importance of wedding stationery or wonder why they’re essential, and we’re here to clarify that today. Have a look below to see the importance of stationery at your wedding!




Engagement Party

In a digital world, you may be tempted to use an e-card, but a physical engagement invitation card has invites friends and family with sophistication and personalization.


It’s one way to involve your guests and show that you were thoughtful enough to go through the process of sending them personalized invitations. You may also add details about the color and dress code for your engagement party.


Save The Dates

Most people do everything over the internet, thanks to technology. However, sending your guests save the date cards help them remember your date because the cards are always somewhere around to be seen, usually hanging on the fridge for up to a year before your big day. Add your wedding website address and other important details so guests can retrieve helpful accommodation information in advance.


Other stationery pieces to consider:

Direction cards - help guests find your ceremony and reception with ease

Itinerary cards - let your guests know of any other events you may be having (brunches, welcome dinner etc)

Menu cards - Let everyone know what's for dinner!

Programs - Help your guests learn about your friends and family involved in the ceremony

Seating charts - Use a seating chart to direct guests to a certain table

Place cards - Use place cards to direct people to their seat

Table numbers - Number your tables clearly so guests can find their seats

Bar signs - Let people know of any specialty drinks his/hers, hers/hers, his/his

Other signage - Some couples like to have signs around the venue

Favor tags - Label your favors with a cute tag

Thank you notes - this one is self explanatory :) custom cards to thank your guests for being a part of your special day


Feeling overwhelmed with all of the possibilities? Contact me today, I will walk you through the invitations and other essential stationery you will need to complement your wedding, Ashley Elizabeth Designs would be honored to serve you! Contact me today.

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