Once your invitations are on their way to you, we get to start designing all the other stationery for your wedding. We’ve worked hard to create invitations you and your guests will love, let’s bring that style throughout your big day as well! Here are some of our favorite pieces to design for our couples:
- Welcome bag card/weekend info – are you leaving a welcome bag for your out-of-town guests? Add a personal touch by including a card with details about the weekend (shuttles, after-party, brunch) and maybe even a custom map of fun things to do in the area
- Ceremony programs – give your guests something pretty to look at while they wait for the “i dos”
- Church/ceremony signs – having an “unplugged” ceremony (where the couple asks all guests to refrain from taking photos), want a welcome sign, or want to tell guests to sit wherever they’d like? Let’s make some signs that fit in with your invitation suite to set the tone right as they walk in the door!
- Directions to reception – place a basket of direction cards for guests as they exit the ceremony or include the reception address in the program, just in case they left the address in their hotel room
- Escort cards/seating chart/place cards – these three all help guests find their seats, but here’s how they are different:
- Escort cards ‘escort’ guests to the correct table. They can be for each individual guest or for each couple
- Seating chart is a large sign that lists all the guests’ names and at which table they are seated
- Place cards sit on the actual tables and tell guests in which seat they are to sit (usually for smaller parties, not large events…unless you’re a member of the royal family 🙂 ), so you’d need one of the above two options for guests to know which table to head towards
- Menus – I always love seeing pretty menus as part of a tablescape!
- Table numbers – along with menus, table numbers are another great way to add visual interest to your table, especially if you’re keeping it simple with other decor on the table
- Favor tags
- Other reception signs – draw guests’ attention to where they can sign the guestbook and leave their gifts, or tell them about your signature cocktail! Also, don’t forget about making little signs for buffet items as caterer’s signs are usually either nonexistent or wildly generic
And last but definitely not least…
- Thank you cards – get these ordered sooner than later, it’ll be one less thing to worry about once you’ve tied the knot! See our post all about thank you notes here.