Wedding Stationery Glossary by Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery

When you’re planning a wedding, the amount of information you have to learn can be overwhelming. Many couples overlook stationery, although there are quite a few components that need to be considered. Jenelle, of Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery is sharing a basic “glossary” of wedding stationery, as a quick reference to the items that you may need for your wedding. You can find more information about Pinkpolka Invitations & Stationery on their website.

Save-the-date: A save-the-date should be used if you need to give your guests ample notice to attend your wedding, especially if you are planning a destination or out-of-town wedding. This allows guests to plan for time off from work and budget for travel expenses. Send 6 to 12 months in advance.

Invitation: The wedding invitation notifies guests of the date, time and place of your wedding. The invitation should convey the tone and formality of the event. Send 3-4 months in advance.

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RSVP: A request for reply is included with your wedding invitation so you are able to plan appropriately for the number of guests attending. The RSVP can be provided in a variety of forms including: an insert card with addressed envelope, a postcard, or by phone, email or website indicated some where on the invitation or a separate insert.

Program: Programs give guests an itinerary to the day’s events. It is also a place where you can provide information about the ceremony, your bridal party, and thank special people who have contributed to your wedding.

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Menu: A list of all the items included in the meal during the wedding reception.

Place Cards: These cards indicate at which place setting each guest should sit at their assigned table.

Seating Chart: A diagram or list of tables that indicates where guests will be seated.

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Table Numbers: A label for each table to direct guests to the correct table.

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Guest Book or Guest Cards: Used for guests to leave the bride and groom best wishes and words of advice.

Favor Tag or Sticker: Complete a favor with a personalized message using a sticker or a tag tied with ribbon.

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Signage: Give directions or instructions to your guests so they can find their way around your wedding venues.

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Display Banners: Create the perfect ambiance at your reception with custom display banners. A great way to show off engagement photos!

Wedding Decal: Removable vinyl decals can be used on transportation, a wall or the dance floor! Wedding decals are a great way to incorporate a wedding monogram or the bride and groom’s names.

Thank-you Cards: Proper etiquette states a prompt, hand-written thank-you card should your guests for attending the wedding, and for any gifts they have given. What better way to thank them than with a customized thank-you card matching your wedding stationary? Photos from the wedding day can also be included in the design of the card.

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