The Perfect Invitation

Picking wedding stationery is really exciting. It’s setting down in stone, or paper, that you are getting married. Until this point, its just looking at beautiful dresses and flowers. Once you send your invites out, it’s out there for everyone to see, so you have to find the perfect invitation.

Save the Date

Before you send your invite, it’s helpful to send out a Save the Date card. This makes sure your friends and family aren’t double booked, forced into the unenviable task of choosing between commitments.

These are just simple cards, announcing your engagement and the date of your wedding.


Believe it or not, I have received wedding invites that have information missing and I’ve had to use Google to fill in the blanks. Incomplete venue addresses, no RSVP number, no ceremony time. It seems silly but in the excitement of getting it done, it is easy to miss things off.

Essential things for your wedding invitations include;

The date, venue and time.

Your names.

RSVP details and when you need a response by. This is important, so you can finalise numbers with your suppliers.

There is other information that you should put in your invites as well.

Sometimes postcodes don’t work. You should include any special instructions to help your guests arrive at the venue on time.

Let your guests know your intentions for presents.

If you’re planning a little get together after the wedding, afternoon tea or something with guests who have travelled a long distance to be with you, include that invite in with your wedding one.


Weddings are expensive and costs can spiral out of hand if you don’t pay attention. Invitations come in all different sizes, shapes and costs. You an even make them yourselves if you’re crafty which is a great way to manage budgets and add the personal touch.

If you don’t want to make them yourself, wedding fairs are great places to check suppliers out and get a feel for the quality. Other great places to check out are notonthehighstreet and Etsy where you can find small businesses offering something unique for you.

Other Things

Other things to think about when picking your stationery are your theme and who you’re inviting to which part.

As much as we would love to have everyone to the whole day, it’s not always possible and you might invite some people just to the evening part. Make sure you have whole day invites and evening only. And don’t do what I did and start filling out the evening only invites for guests invited to the whole day. True story.

If you know what theme you’re having for your wedding, and you don’t have to have a theme, it’s not mandatory, then your invite will be a great way to announce it. Whether it’s a particular colour or style, set expectations by with the invitation of your dreams.