Wedding Stationery 101: Every Piece of Stationery You Will Need for Your Wedding

It’s helpful to make a list that outlines all of the important paper elements that you will need for your wedding. This will not only help you stay aligned with your wedding budget, but also help you select which type of stationery you deem essential for your wedding. Here is a checklist that you can refer to while discussing the details with your stationery vendor.

Before the Wedding

  • Engagement party invitation
  • Save-the-date card
  • Bridal shower invitation
  • Bridal shower thank-you cards
  • Bachelor/bacherlorette party invitation
  • Rehearsal dinner invitation
  • Welcome dinner invitation

The Wedding Invitation

  • Outer envelope
  • Inner envelope
  • Belly band
  • Invitation card
  • Reception card (if held at a different location than the ceremony)
  • Directions/map card
  • Response card and self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Hotel accommodations card

At the Wedding

  • Welcome basket tag
  • Ceremony program
  • Pew cards or “reserved” seating cards
  • Escort cards
  • Place cards
  • Table number cards
  • Menu cards
  • Favor tags

After the Wedding

  • Thank-you cards

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