Monday, August 31, 2015

Day-Of Wedding Stationery Must-Haves

Wedding invitations should be ordered four to six months in advance of a the big day, so it’s no surprise that day-of stationery pieces aren’t top of mind for most couples. With so many details to think about, programs, menu cards and other accessories often end up getting ordered at the last minute. With a little planning, though, many of these items can get crossed of the list earlier rather than later. 
Which means more time for cake tasting.

Here is our list of day-of must-haves.

Wedding Program
The design of your wedding program should complement your invitation but not necessarily match it. The program should inform your guests of the order of events for the ceremony, who the participants are and any other special notes regarding the reception or other wedding-related information. They may also include expressions of gratitude to parents and guests as well as acknowledgement of a deceased loved one.

Within the Ribbon Card
Cards reading “Within the ribbon” inform ushers that guests should be seated in special sections identified by a ribbon or cord.

Menu Card
As the name suggests, menu cards list the menu items being served. The menu is listed in the center of the card. If wine is served, wines are listed alongside their appropriate courses. As with place cards, a monogram or duogram may appear at the top of the cards. Menu cards always match the place cards. For small receptions, the are often handwritten.

Table Card
Table cards and envelopes are efficient tools for directing your guests to their appointed seats. Placed in the entryway to the reception hall, the envelopes have your guests’ names written on them. Inside the envelope, the card has the appropriate table number written on it. When it is time to be seated, the guests open the envelope with their names on it and head to the table indicated on the card.

Place Card
When they arrive at their tables, your guests will notice place cards at each place setting. The place cards have just your guests’ title and last name written on them. However, in situations where there is more than one “Mrs. Smith” seated at a table, first names are added to avoid confusion.

Place cards are small cards, usually in a stock, color and style that match the wedding set or theme. A small monogram or duogram may appear at the top.

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