When it comes to choosing your wedding stationery, it’s easy to go with what’s popular. You know, that traditional red invite you’ve seen a thousand times before. But your wedding is unique, so shouldn’t your stationery be too? An invite should set the tone and give your guests a clue on what to expect on the day. So how can you put your stamp on your invites? Originally Yours’ Meera Kanani discusses some of the ways you can make your mark and decodes wedding etiquette. Pens at the ready!
Your lives are about to be entwined forever, so why not unite your initials on your card as a symbol of your new chapter? Originally Yours can create a bespoke design just for you or come up with a personalised seal or stamp for you to use across all your stationery, from the Save the Dates right through to the Thank You cards.
INVITE ETIQUETTE #1
“Embrace spreadsheets! Keep a list of your guests, ticking off those who RSVP to make chasing the ones who haven’t easier. After the wedding, you can use the list to send thank you’s. Genius!”
INVITE ETIQUETTE #2
“Tradition dictates that your invites should go out at least two months before the Big Day, but if you’re having yours in the height of the summer wedding season, you should send them even earlier. You don’t want to lose guests to a holiday, or worse - someone else’s wedding!”
INVITE ETIQUETTE #3
“Rope in eagle-eyed bridesmaids or your fiancé to double, then triple-check Big Day basics such as venue postcodes and times before you approve your cards. A careless error can be very expensive to fix!”
Perhaps he proposed in the secret woodland spot you played in as a child or you both have a soft spot for elephants. If there’s a design or ‘thing’ that’s special to you as a couple, consider incorporating it into your invites. No one will know its true meaning but the two of you.
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