Next on the list is your on the day stationery. This needs to be designed closer to the time of your event but make sure you leave enough time for the design process, print and delivery we suggest starting this two months before the date of your big day. You’ll need all your menu info, order of the day/order of service info, names for your place cards, table names and table seating plan and any other little finishing touches like a cake sign, direction and car park signs, a label or tag printed for your wedding favours and cards to your bridesmaids and maid of honor.
We can design and print all your on the day stationery keeping to the same theme as your invites, this way everything looks the same and not miss matched. Guests will recognise everything as being part of your wedding. Here is a break down of what you’ll need to include on each item:
Menu - A typical wedding menu outlines the meal courses, including starters, entree, dessert and includes any variations for vegetarians and vegans. You can also include any evening food that you are planning on serving.
Table seating plan - You’ll need an excel spreadsheet with all the table names at the top and then every guest's first and last name under so you can keep an eye on numbers for each table, this is also the easiest way for us to design from as it is clear who is going where..
The top table should include you and your partner and close family. Organise tables by groups of friends and family if possible.
Order of service - You should include the lyrics to hymns or songs that feature in your service, the names and roles of the people within your bridal party, the title and author of any wedding readings included in your ceremony, any key moments in the service, such as a sermon or the exchange of vows and lastly thank you notes to friends and relatives who have helped with the wedding.
Order of the day sign - This is a large sign which shows guests what is coming up for the day. You’ll want to include times of the wedding ceremony, breakfast, speeches, cake cutting, band starting and dancing and what time the wedding day ends.
Cake sign - If you are having a multi-layer cake with different types of cake you’ll want a sign to let people know, it’s also a good idea to include if it’s veggie, vegan friends and gluten free.
Place names - You’ll need the first and last names of every guest and decide if you want yours and your partners place name to be your names or ‘The Bride & The Groom’ / 'Bride & Bride' / 'Groom & Groom'.
Table names - Are you having table numbers or names? Names could be the names of places and venues which are significant to your memories together or countries you’ve travelled together.