how to order

WHAT TO ORDER

THE SAVE THE DATE

Order 8-14 months before the wedding

Send 6-12 months before the wedding

What Is this for?

The minute you book the venue is the best time to order a save the date. This card goes out 6-12 months before the wedding to be sure your guests mark their calendars ahead of time, especially if you’re having a destination wedding, and can be as elaborate or simple as you like. If you have a wedding website, it can be listed here to direct them to all the details.

Do I need It?

If your wedding is going to be in a popular vacation spot or season, your guests will need a save-the-date so they know to book as early as possible

THE INVITATION

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Send 2-12 months before the wedding

What Is this for?

The invitation is your guests’ first peek at your wedding day style. From this card, they’ll be able to tell these things about your wedding:

1. Your style! Are you romantic? Old fashioned? Bookish? Quirky? Are the bridesmaids wearing blush and bashful? This is the part where your guests will get excited about being invited to such a cool wedding by such cool friends.

2. The level of formality. Whether it’s black tie or a potluck at the lake, the style of the invitation should explain it before they even read it.

3. Who, what, where, and when? Give your guests the important information however you like. It can be traditional, sweet, funny, whatever.

THE REPLY CARD

What is this for?

If you need to know how many guests to expect, it’s best not to rely on intuition. Our couples tell us that around 75% of guests return their reply cards which is incredibly helpful.

Do I need It?

If you’re having a plated dinner reception, you absolutely need a reply card. If you’re having a more casual reception, it’s still an excellent way to estimate how much food your caterer should prepare. Our RSVP cards come with a self addressed envelope.

THE INFORMATION CARD

What’s it for?

Your wedding invitation is no place for gift list suggestions, accommodation details, directions or your wedding website URL (Aunt Ruby wouldn’t understand what it was for and would end up calling your mama to ask).

Do I need It?

If you would like to give your guests all the details on your wedding weekend itinerary, accommodations, directions, registry etc, you can have an additional information cards (or letter if there are a lot of details) or, if you are on a tight budget you can direct them to your website easily and inexpensively with a one little card.

THE ENVELOPE LINER

What Is this for?

The envelope liner is a decorative way to make sure your invitation has maximum mailing privacy. It can be a colour or a pattern that coordinates with your invite.

Do I need It?

The envelope liner is a great place to add an unexpected colour. If it’s in your budget, this is a great little luxury to add on.

THE CEREMONY PROGRAM

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Prepare 2 months before the wedding

What Is this for?

While your guests are watching your groomsmen walk down the aisle, they can read the program to learn who’s who and what’s next. The Order of Service is for the church ceremony and is to include the ceremony program as well as the Church Service ( hymns, readings and prayers).

Do I need It?

If you’ll want your guests to sing, stand or participate in the ceremony, they’ll need instruction. This is also the best place to honour your best friends standing at the altar beside you and the loved ones who couldn’t be there.

THE PLACE CARD

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Prepare 2-4 weeks before the wedding

What Is this for?

What Is this for? At a reception, the place cards are on the tables at each seat so your guests know which seat is reserved for them.

Do I need It?

Place cards are an interesting way to help your family and friends get to know people they’ve never met before by seating them together. It’s most common to use place cards at a plated dinner reception where guests made a meal selection on their reply cards. Our place cards come with your guests’ names on them.

THE TABLE PLAN

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Prepare 2-4 weeks before the wedding

What Is this for?

At the entrance to the reception, the table plan would have the guest’s names listed in either alphabetical order, either grouped per tables. This would lead them to their table where a place card will indicate their seat.

Do I need It?

If you’re having a reception with many tables that would make it difficult for your guests to find their place card, table plans are helpful. Like our place cards, table plans are beautifully decorated so that coordinates with your invitation wardrobe, so this will turn to be a lovely keepsake of your big day.

THE MENU

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Prepare 2 months before the wedding

What Is this for?

If your guests will be choosing a plated meal at the reception, a menu card is important to have, ideally for each guest. If the menu is for information only, min 3 menus per table are recommended. They will be made in the same design as your wedding invites.

Do I need It?

It’s also possible for the menu to serve as a place card, with the guest names written at the top of each card.

THE THANK YOU CARD

Order 5-12 months before the wedding

Send after the wedding

What Is this for?

You’ll be together forever, and it’s a sweet tradition to have ‘thank you’ stationery that will last.

Do I need It?

Everyone knows the importance of the thank you note. It’s the classic way to express sincere thanks, and it just feels good to pick up a pen and put ink to paper rather than click it out on a keyboard. Yes, we think you need personal stationery these days more than ever.