Out of all the pieces there were to planning our wedding, picking out our stationary (i.e. invitations, RSVP’s, programs, and thank you cards) was one of my favorite parts. At first it’s overwhelming because the possibilities are endless, but on the other hand, that’s what makes it so fun!
In my opinion, having high quality stationary, especially invitations, is incredibly important. The invite (or save the date if you do those) is the first thing people see in regards to your wedding and it sets the expectation in their heads of what it’s going to be like. If you send out cheap, tacky, not well-thought-out invites, one might now have the same expectation of your wedding day. Of course if they are a good friend or a loved one, they will look forward to the wedding no matter what. But if you are anything like me, you want people to anticipate and admire your wedding because you poured your heart and soul into making it beautiful.
There are so many great websites where you can look for stylish and quality stationary. My personal favorite is Wedding Paper Divas. This is where I looked for inspiration for our invites. We had our good friend Tim from Tim Monson Photo and Design actually design ours. I highly recommend hiring someone to design your stationary because then no one will have the same invite/rsvp/program as you and it makes it that much more special. Other great sites for unique and on-trend stationary are Minted and Magnet Street. These sites also have great options for other occasions such as bridal and baby shower invites, birth announcements, and holiday cards.
At our reception we had mad libs at all the tables for the guests to do. For this, I didn’t do anything fancy. I found a free mad lib template on pinterest, took it to Kinkos, and had 150 printed out. It was a very simple way to add a personal touch to our wedding and now we have all those mad libs to read through for years.
I hope this was helpful to anyone who is planning a wedding or looking for different stationary shops. If it was, leave a comment below and let me know! Or if you have different places/people you go to for your stationary needs, tell me what they are!
Wedding Photos by: Anne Nunn Photographers