Wedding Stationery questions answered

Knowsley Hall Wedding Invitation

Choosing wedding invitations can be a daunting task for many couples, given the variety of options and details to consider. Here are some common questions couples often have, along with comprehensive answers to help guide you through the process:

Q) When should we order our wedding invitations?

A) It’s advisable to order your wedding invitations 6-9 months before your wedding date. This timeline allows ample time for design, printing, and addressing. Invitations should be mailed out 3-4 months before the wedding to give guests enough time to RSVP and make arrangements.

Q) How many invitations should we order?

A) Order about 10-15% more invitations than the number of households on your guest list. This accounts for any mistakes, last-minute additions, or keepsakes. Remember, you only need one invitation per household, not per guest.

Q) What information should be included on the wedding invitation?

A) The essential details to include are the names of the couple, the date and time of the ceremony, the ceremony and reception venues’ addresses, dress code (if applicable), and RSVP details. You can also include a separate card for additional information like accommodations, directions, and your wedding website.

Q) How do we choose a design that suits our wedding theme?

A) Start by considering the style and theme of your wedding. Look at elements like your venue, color palette, and overall vibe (formal, casual, rustic, etc.). Choose an invitation design that reflects these elements, so you can tweak colours, fonts, and layouts to match your vision.

Q) What are the different types of printing methods available?

A) Common printing methods include digital printing, letterpress, foiling. Digital printing is cost-effective and versatile, while letterpress and engraving offer a tactile, luxurious feel and foil stamping adds a shiny, metallic touch.

Q) Can we include our wedding website on the invitation?

A) Yes, it’s common to include the wedding website on a separate insert or on the RSVP card. The main invitation should be reserved for the essential details, while the wedding website can provide additional information like the schedule, travel tips, and registry details. You can also add a QR Code too.

Q) What wording should we use on our invitations?

A) The wording on your invitations should reflect the formality of your event. For formal weddings, traditional wording is often used, while casual weddings can have more relaxed language. Templates and examples are available for you to help.

Q) How do we address the envelopes?

A) For formal weddings, envelopes can be addressed by hand. If that’s not feasible, we offer a printing service for guest names and address’s to be printed for you. We have template for this information and that be filled out and email back to us.

Q) What should we do if we receive late RSVPs?

A) Follow up with a polite phone call or email to confirm attendance. It’s essential to finalise your guest count for catering and seating arrangements, so gentle reminders are appropriate if guests have not responded by the RSVP date.

Q) Are RSVP cards necessary, or can we use an online RSVP system?

A) RSVP cards are traditional and useful, but many couples now opt for online RSVP systems, which can be more convenient and eco-friendly. You can include instructions for online RSVPs on a separate insert or your wedding website.

Q) What other stationery might we need?

A) In addition to invitations, consider other stationery items like save-the-dates, thank-you cards, place cards, programs (Order of Service), and menus. Coordinating these with your invitation design can create a cohesive look throughout your wedding stationery.

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