Today I would love to introduce you to Sarah of Coochicoo Cards who has written her top 5 tips on choosing your wedding stationery. Sarah specialises in making wedding and event stationery that is tailored to the couples requirements. All of her designs can be made to match a specific colour scheme and she also offers a bespoke service for couples who want something totally unique. Coochicoo Cards pride themselves on their excellent reputation for customer service and handcraft every piece of stationery.
Here are Sarah’s top tips along with examples of her amazing creations.
1) Theme & Style
First impressions count; your invitations and save the dates give your guests a hint of the style and theme of your special day as well as details of your wedding. So choose a design that fits your theme and colour scheme. For example, do you want a Vintage inspired design or a Modern design? What colours would you like incorporated?
2) What to Include
Think about what you will need to include. For example, do you want to include an RSVP? Will you need to include extra inserts for directions to the venue, menu options etc? If so, you will need to choose an invitation design that has space for this such as a pocket style. Or do you simply want to send the invitation? If so, you can go for a book fold or postcard design.
3) When to order
We recommend ordering your invitations at least six months before your wedding for sending out three to four months before your big day. You can order your Save The Dates as early as you want, particularly if it is a destination wedding.
4) How many to order
You only need to order one Invitation/Save The Date per family or couple (not per guest), plus allow another 10% for those extra guests you want to invite at a later date. You might want to consider sending your day invitations a few weeks before the evening invitations to allow the day guests to reply. If some of them cannot attend this will enable you to invite some of your evening guests to the whole day.
5) Who to send them from
Invitations are traditionally sent from the hosts which used to be the brides parents, however it is becoming more popular for the bride and groom to be the hosts as more couples pay for the wedding themselves. Your wedding stationer will guide you on the exact wording to use as it differs for religious and civil ceremonies.
If you have any questions about choosing your wedding stationery you can contact Coochicoo Cards, leave me a comment or email me.