Wedding Stationery to Cover Every Step of your Engagement

It’s officially engagement season and we at ‘RSVP to me‘ couldn’t be more excited for all of you lovely couple’s who are ready to take their relationship to the next level. If you’re other half [finally] decided pop the question, congratulations! We’re so happy for you. Of course you already know that ordering wedding invitations is a task on your wedding to-do list, but there are quite a few other stationery must-haves that can be overlooked. Today we’re sharing wedding stationery to cover every step of your engagement!

Celebrate your upcoming nuptials among family and friends with an engagement party! Not only will guests be so happy to congratulate you in person, but it’s also nice for both sets of families to get together, socialize, and to get to know each other. After all, you’ll be spending plenty of time together.

Custom mint green & gray pocket fold engagement invitation by ‘RSVP to me

Custom monogram engagement invitation and coordinating table numbers

Officially announce your engagement to your family and friends with a custom Save The Date! This stationery is a great way to ask guests to mark their calendars ahead of time to take time off of work. Since it’s the very first piece of mail they’ll receive, have fun with the design and set the tone for your big day, just don’t forget to include the basics; your names, wedding date, city and state of where the event will take place, and the phrase “formal invitation to follow”.

Custom Save The Date card with coordinating registry card
Bridal showers are a great way family and friends to shower the bride with love and items she [and her hubby] needs for their home. Typically hosted by the maid of honor, bridesmaids and mother of the bride, the theme can be as traditional or modern as you like. Invite your lovely ladies with custom bridal shower invitations that make a statement, while keeping the bride’s tastes and personality in mind!
Custom bridal shower invitation embellished with a floral motif and coordinating lined-envelope
Custom Parisian-themed bridal shower invitation designed by ‘RSVP to me
Custom bridal shower invitation with a palm leaf design by ‘RSVP to me
Invite your wedding party and close family members to your rehearsal dinner. Traditionally hosted by the groom’s parents, your rehearsal dinner is great time to relax, laugh, and enjoy an evening before saying “I Do.” While the invitations should coordinate with the overall formality of your wedding, it’s also another opportunity to have fun with the wording and overall design.
Custom rehearsal dinner invitation with champagne bottle design embellished with the couple’s monogram
Like selecting your wedding gown, choosing your wedding invitations is an exciting part of the planning process as it begins to make the wedding day a reality. This essential piece of stationery is the ONE and ONLY chance to make an everlasting impression with your guests. Wedding invitations are also one of the most important details for your wedding. They set the tone and give a glimpse of what to expect. As an invitee, you would hate to open an invitation that reflects a casual event, just to find out upon arriving that the wedding is in fact a formal affair. Check out our five things you need to know before ordering your wedding invitations here and don’t forget to tie everything together with custom wedding day stationery.
Custom glitter wedding invitation with kaleidoscope design
Custom back pocket-style wedding invitation with flourish design
From custom save the dates and bridal shower invitations to wedding invitations and everything in between, ‘RSVP to me’ can design a style that fits the bride [and groom’s] personalities. For more information and to view more our invitation gallery, visit us at www.rsvp-to-me.com.
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Save the {Wedding} Date

Your fairytale wedding is finally becoming a reality and you have that stunning engagement ring to prove it! After finally deciding that you and your one and only will be tying the knot, it’s only appropriate to officially share the good news to loved ones by sending a creatively designed “Save the Date”. Although not an essential piece of stationery, Save the Dates are a great way to ask guests to mark their calendars ahead of time and provide plenty of time for guests to take time off of work (especially if you’re planning a long wedding weekend or destination wedding). This informal piece of mail will be the very first impression guests will have of your upcoming nuptials so have fun with the design and set the tone for your wedding that fits your style.
Classic black and white save the dates designed by RSVP to me
Traditionally, your Save the Dates contain your names, wedding date, city and state where the wedding will take place, with the phrase “formal invitation to follow” or something similar.
Beach themed save the date with hotel accommodation card insert
 This is also a piece of stationery where you can share your wedding website for guests to get additional information about your wedding such as hotel accommodations or travel details for destination weddings.  Or you can simply include an insert/extra card with such information.
Calendar-style save the date “twist” card
Whether you’re a traditional or modern bride (and groom), there is a save the date style for every type of couple! Take a look at some of the Save the Dates we’ve designed in the past at http://www.rsvp-to-me.com/gallery/wedding/save_the_dates/alana_mark.html.  OR contact ‘RSVP to me‘ to save the date for a consultation today!!

Timing is everything when it comes to sending out your wedding invites

There is no question about it…planning a wedding is a very exciting, but stressful experience. With so many different things to do – from finding the perfect location for the nuptials to purchasing your beautiful dress, and everything in between – wedding planning can often drive one a little crazy.

As a custom wedding invitation and wedding day stationery designer, I often get asked about the proper time line to send out wedding stationery. While everyone is a little different and some things will depend on how much time is allotted for planning…let’s take a look at a typical timeline to help you with your wedding planning process.

Save-the-Date: When to send

A save-the-date card is a great way to start the wedding process. These cards ask your friends and family members to reserve the day for your upcoming wedding. Generally speaking, I advise brides to send these reminders approximately 8-12 months prior to the wedding day. However, do keep in mind that if you are planning your wedding during peak times (such as summer, holidays, or valentine’s day) more notice may be needed. It will also depend on how large your wedding will be and if you have friends and family members who have to travel a great distance to attend your wedding.

Save-the-dates should be sent to all people who you wish to attend your wedding. It is also a good idea to include hotel accommodations information with your save-the-date for “destination” weddings, or weddings during “peak” times in your specific venue location (i.e. the Jersey Shore, during the summer) – this will allow your guests to book their rooms way in advance, and not lose out on the special rates offered, as well as the “preferred” hotels.

Custom save-the-dates take up to 4-6 weeks to create from scratch, so be sure to time your order accordingly. Click here to see some of our previous creations for save-the-dates.

The Official Wedding Invitation

I always advise brides to send wedding invitations 2 months (8 weeks) prior to the date of the wedding. You do not want to send them to early as people may forget about it and you also do not want to send them to late as people already may have prior engagements. Two months prior is a perfect time to send them out, giving your guests plenty of time to respond – especially if you’ve already sent out save-the-dates.

By adding the special and elegant touch of having custom wedding invitations designed, you will be setting the style and tone of your wedding. Give your guests a sneak peek as well as get them excited to attend your special day.

Custom invitations can take up to 6-8 weeks to create from scratch, so again…plan accordingly.  Click here to see some of our previous creations for wedding invitations.

Thank you Cards



Don’t forget to include your thank you card as part of your wedding day stationery. Most timelines will say to send out thank you cards one month after your wedding; however, being in the wedding industry – I know that is almost unreasonable!  Figure you will be on your honeymoon 1-2 weeks after the wedding…and if you want to include a wedding photo in the thank you, those are certainly not ready in one month! I think a more feasible timeline is anywhere from 2-4 months after the wedding.  Sending a beautiful custom thank you card, with a handwritten note will surely make your guests feel special!

Hopefully this timeline helps alleviate some of the wedding planning stress. After all, timely planning will help ensure that your wedding day is everything you dreamed about.