Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's that time of year

No, it's not Christmas, or even back to school (heck no, both of those will be here before we know it!), but rather it's wedding planning time. This time of year is the prime time for brides-and-grooms-to-be to get a jump on planning their big day. If you are getting married this fall, now is the perfect time to start looking at wedding stationary. Summer brides still have time to purchase your invites too! You may only need invitations, but there are a lot more items you can add to the stationary list depending on how much detail you want to put into your wedding day. At Impressive Prints we can make customized, coordinating stationary for your entire day.

  • Save-the-dates: typically sent out after the engagement is announced 6-12 months before the wedding day. Especially useful if the wedding is a "destination" wedding or if there are a lot of out of town guests who will have to make travel and accommodation arrangements. 
  • Wedding invitation: This can be as simple or ornate as you wish. From traditional, to contemporary to completely outside the box, this is the first item most of your guests will see. If you have a specific theme in mind, here is a great place to start using it. We recommend sending invitations out three months ahead of the wedding (especially if there are a lot of guests), to give your guests plenty of time to RSVP and you plenty of time to give a headcount to the caterer.
  • Invitation packages: RSVP card (essential if you are having a dinner for your guests and wish to know in advance how many mouths you have to feed) and reception cards (giving the time and location of your reception) are often purchased along with the actual invitation
  • Day of Stationary: Programs (having a customized program that carries your colors and theme through to the actual day of the ceremony makes for a great keepsake for you and your guests), Table number cards (carry the theme through from your invitation onto your tables with personalized numbered cards) and menus (if there are options for your guest at your reception site or you just wish to add another element of personality to your day these are a great, but optional, choice!)
  • After the Big Event: Thank you cards! From small folded cards to postcards, there are a number of ways you can send your guests a proper thank you. You can even include a photo from the wedding to give your guests a memento from the special day.
Whether you go with just invitations or buy the entire stationary package, your invitations should be exactly what you want and reflect you and your fiance's personality in them. Check out all of our designs at our Etsy Shop or click the "Contact Us" button at the top of the page to get on your way to a unique and gorgeous invitation!