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Ready to sort out your wedding stationery? You’ll need to add more than just wedding invitations to your shopping cart! We’ve created a list of all the bits and bobs you’ll need to purchase, from save the dates to thank you cards, to help you out. Keep in mind that not all of these are 100% necessary, so use your judgement when it comes time to place your order.

Here is your ultimate wedding stationery checklist.

Stationery for before your wedding
There are a few pieces of stationery you’ll need to order before your invitations, especially if you plan on hosting a few pre-wedding events. Keep in mind that destination weddings usually require a few additional pieces, so don’t forget to factor them into your stationery budget.

  • Invitations for your engagement party
  • Invitations for your bridesmaids
  • Save the date cards
  • Invitations to your welcome dinner or party (usually for destination weddings only)
  • Tags for your welcome bags or baskets (usually for destination weddings only)

Stationery for your wedding invitations
Your invitations may need a few extra inserts, but you definitely don’t have to go all out and include all of these. If you’re looking to cut costs and make your packages less bulky, simply go with an invitation, envelope, RSVP card and RSVP envelope and leave the rest of the info on your wedding website (don’t forget to add the url to your invitations!).

  • Invitations
  • Reception cards
  • Direction cards
  • Accommodations cards
  • Wedding website cards
  • RSVP cards
  • RSVP envelopes
  • Inner envelopes
  • Outer envelopes

Stationery for your wedding day
Naturally, the main event will require quite a few pieces of stationery. From letting your guests know how your ceremony will go down with order of service programmes to giving them the lowdown on dinner with printed menus, these paper goods are pretty necessary.

  • Order of service programmes
  • Reserved seating cards
  • Seating chart
  • Place cards
  • Escort cards
  • Table numbers
  • Menu cards
  • Buffet station cards
  • Favour tags
  • Additional signage

Stationery for after the wedding
Your stationery set isn’t complete once you’ve chosen the goods for your wedding day! There are a few things you’ll need for after the wedding, too.

  • Thank you cards
  • Wedding announcements
  • Envelopes

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