Post # 1
Hey there Bees,
So, this whole wedding stationery process is alot harder than I thought it would be. Sigh.
1) Does anybody have a comprehensive list of ALL the paper I need for the wedding (from every element of the invitations all the way down to bridal shower invites and place cards)?
2) Where can I get them all? Any good online sites? I have checked out Vistaprint…does anyone happen to know if they do raised lettering on their invites? Or any other online sites that do?
I’m just getting started on this process and need some MAJOR help. Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
Although my list probably isn’t 100%:
1) Save the Date postcard/ card (+envelope); Invitation & RSVP & other cards if needed (rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, accommodations, maps/ directions, activities, website etc) and envelopes (1 for everything and 1 for the RSVP (unless you do postcards); you can consider being more formal and doing inner & outer envelopes; you can get pocketfolds to hold all your cards); Thank you cards (You’ll need some with your maiden name before the wedding and many after the wedding with both your names- you could do photo cards with wedding photos) & envelopes; ceremony programs; seating chart & place cards; menues; welcome letter (for out of town guests in their hotel room) — bridal shower/bachelorette invites should not be on your to do list since traditionally you will not be the one to host it.
2) Good websites that give you a whole designed suite that you can personalize are minted.com or weddingpaperdivas.com, and also Cranes. What do you mean by raised lettering? The uber-traditional engraving, or the cheaper alternative thermography? I think weddingpaperdivas has thermography options, and Cranes does for sure.
Let me know if you need more help figuring out the pieces of stationery. I love stationery and have spent a lot of time researching everything.
Post # 4
here is the list of the things i got:
save the dates
invitations – enveloeps, envelope liners, rsvp card, reception card
matching wine lables
water bottle lables
thank you notes
espresso bar menu
signs for gift table, place card tables, bar menu, dessert table menus
i got my entire suite through http://www.moiradesignstudio.com. they carried all the major items in a matching design, and the designer worked with me to create the additional pieces to match