WHAT'S THE FIRST THING GUESTS WILL SEE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BIG DAY?
Congratulations! You're engaged! Now, it's time to start planning. You may start by booking the venue, or a photographer or other vendor. But, what's the first thing guests will see when it comes to your big day? Your wedding stationery! I'm Caitlin, stationery designer and owner of Invitations by Caitlin. Today, I'd love to share with you the importance of stationery for your big day. Whether you're sending out save the dates or going straight to the invitations, the paper goods for your wedding set the tone for your big day, let guests know what to expect and get everyone excited to get the party started and celebrate YOU!
When picking out your wedding stationery, you'll notice that there are a ton of options out there and it may be very overwhelming. I believe that your wedding stationery should truly be a reflection of you as a couple. So what happens when you've looked through what seems like every site out there and you just can't find exactly what you're looking for? You may feel like the pre-made templates out there just aren't doing it for you, or maybe you don't know exactly what you want. Maybe you want to include a cute little illustration that's a inside joke between you and your significant other. That's where a designer who specializes in custom stationery comes in handy! These designers, Invitations by Caitlin included, can take your vision - whether you have a Pinterest board full of ideas or no idea where to start - and turn it into something that you love and that makes you say, "This is SO us!"
Once you have found the stationery designer whose work speaks to you, you may wonder what pieces you should order. Save the dates help give everyone a heads-up to plan on being there for your big day. They're especially a great idea for destination weddings or if you have a lot of guests coming in from out of town, so accommodations can be made plenty of time in advance. The next step is the invitation and RSVP combo. Want to let guests know nearby areas to stay or extra information about the reception? Details cards are great to include all of those other little things that guests may need to know and just won't fit on the invitation.
After the invites are out in the mail, it's time to start thinking about day-of details. These are also so important to help tie your whole theme together. There's nothing better than having all of your paper goods at your ceremony and reception match what guests have already received. These can include menus, programs, table numbers, seating charts, signs and more. After the big day, don't forget the thank you cards! You can even include a photo from you two at your wedding, which will help everyone relive the big day all over again.
Working with a custom stationery designer can help you achieve the perfect personalized paper goods that truly represent you as a couple. Invitations and other paper goods don't have to be something that just gets tossed away. At the end of your time working with a stationer, you'll end up with a special keepsake that you and your guests will remember your special day by. Are you ready to start planning your big day? Contact Invitations by Caitlin for the perfect custom paper goods for your wedding. I'd love to work with you. Happy planning!
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