The paper products that go into a wedding can be overwhelming. Working with a graphic designer with wedding experience can save you a lot of hassle when it comes to all the fine details including save-the-dates, invitations, directional cards and more. If you don’t plan on working with a professional or what to go into a consultation with a little more knowledge below are the most important paper products for your wedding day.


     For the ideal weddings, it is normal to mail save-the-dates 8 months to a year earlier. On the off chance that the occasion is nearby, send save-the-dates 4 months ahead of time. These snappy little updates are conveyed promptly to visitors when you know the date of your occasion. Since these reminders are not conventional invitations save-the-dates don’t need to coordinate with the subject or image of your wedding. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you do need them to look great l utilize neutral tones in the event that you haven’t settled on a color plan.


     These dubious little welcomes can be a mammoth all their own as they have to incorporate an assortment of information while being innovative and coordinating the theme and imagery of your big day. Your greeting set ought to incorporate the invitation, an RSVP card, a filled out envelope for the RSVP and one supplement card. The supplement card can incorporate details excluded from the welcome itself like explicit dress clothing, a guide to the area, neighborhood lodging or where you are registered. The invite itself should tell visitors all the significant details including your names and the host names on the off chance that they vary, a line welcoming visitors to the wedding, the full date and time and your venue. Invitations ought to be sent six to about two months before the wedding.

Menus and Programs 

     These are frequently disregarded or ignored subtleties yet are significant for the afternoon. Both the menu and program are typically kept together at the seats for visitors to get once they make it to their table. The menu tells the visitors what will be served.. The program likewise stays up with the latest on the timeline of things for the night and will incorporate supper, talks and some other significant exercises you have arranged out.

Escort cards, place cards and table numbers 

     These three significant instruments fill in as a set to manage visitors to their seats. Escort cards have your visitors’ names and table numbers on them and all things considered will guide them to the table area which can be confusing if there are numerous tables. This is where the table numbers come in as they have to coordinate the escort cards. The escort cards are normally at the entrance of the occasion. Place cards simply have the visitor’s names imprinted on them and are situated at every individual seat so visitors know, when they land at their table where they will be situated. Be innovative to coordinate the theme of your occasion into these fine details!

Notes to Say Thanks 

     Did you think you were finished? Notes to say thanks ought to be conveyed once you and your partner return from your honeymoon or earlier in the event that you plan on leaving later. If you receive your wedding photographs early or you’ve made earlier arrangements with the photographer this is an extraordinary time to incorporate a photograph alongside a thank you for visiting and any gifts, they may have given you. It is likewise pleasant to convey a notes to say thanks to any vendors that made your occasion alongside a positive survey of their performance.

James Novotny is the administrative assistant at The I Do Company and director Always the Bridesman