Questions You Need to Ask to Your Wedding Invitation Vendor

Questions to Your Wedding Invitation Vendor

Your wedding invitation vendor or stationer is your best friend in creating your invites. Their work will set the tone for your wedding, and they’ll also likely design your entire paper suite for the wedding, from save-the-dates to thank you cards. Here are the questions you should you ask them.

Do you sell custom designs? and if so, which ones do you carry and how many are available?

Why you want to know: Your stationer could be a graphic designer who free-forms invitation designs, or she could be selling suites from multiple designers.

Are there brochure books I can browse through?

Why you want to know: Paging through books of invitation suites will help narrow your focus on a particular style and understand if your stationery designer’s style and yours match. It’ll also give you some ideas of what you might like if you’re a paper novice.

Are other personalized items available? If so, can I see examples and a price list?

Why you want to know: If you want a cohesive look throughout your paper goods (think: save-the-dates, favor tags, thank you cards, table names) and signage, it’s a good idea to ask up front which items the stationer can provide.

How are invitations priced? Is there any benefit to purchasing other wedding paper (menus, thank you cards) at the same time?

Why you want to know: Sometimes stationery designers will offer special discounts to couples who order their invitations in a suite of goods. If you haven’t decided on your place cards or save-the-dates yet, it may be a good idea to think about including them in your paper package.

How much customization is possible?

Why you want to know: In some cases, designers love to freestyle their work based on a customer’s taste; in others, they work with set designs and customize colors and words. If you have a particular customization in mind, ask up front (and get a price estimate).

What about calligraphy—do you work with anyone? Can you recommend someone?

Why you want to know: More often than not, stationers have built up relationships with calligraphers in the area. If you want your envelopes addressed by a professional, it’s good to check with your stationer for recommendations.

Am I allowed to customize my invitation wording?

Why you want to know: Oftentimes, wedding invitations are worded similarly to reflect the rules of etiquette. If you’re hoping to use customized wording in your invites, confirm that everything will be written exactly as you directed and not changed to reflect what the stationer believes is proper.

How long after I place my order will my invitations be delivered?

Why you want to know:  When signing your contract, double-check the time frame so you’re sure the invitations and other goods will be delivered to guests of the wedding with enough time for the RSVP process.

Once I’ve placed my order, will I be able to see a proof (what the invitation will look like) before the invitations are printed? What happens if there’s an error in the order?

Why you want to know: Unfortunately, typos and other mistakes can happen. So confirm that you can see a proof of your order before all of your invites are printed to avoid any extra costs. Then, verify what happens in case of an error (whether it’s your error or the printer’s mistake).

Do you have other questions you have that is not on this list? Here are our FAQ.

For more information, you may ask your wedding invitation vendor.

The Best Wedding Planning Checklist – The Ultimate Guide

Wedding Planning Checklist

Congratulations! You are about to become his wife. You might be feeling a bit anxious on what’s next. Don’t worry you’re normal. Every bride should have a wedding planning checklist to organise your wedding plans. Even if you have your own wedding planner, you need to list every detail to achieve the wedding of your dreams. This checklist is inspired by herecomestheguide.com.

10–12 Months to go…

  • Budget and establish your top priorities— where to save/where to splurge.
  • Find ideas. Start browsing  Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette.
  • Compile your preliminary guest list You’ll need that guest count!
  • Choose your wedding party—who do you want by your side at the altar (bridesmaids and groomsmen)?
  • Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. Know what questions to ask when evaluating a wedding venue.
  • Now that you have a date, tell everyone to save it! For destination weddings or weddings around a holiday, consider sending out Save-the-Date cards or emails. Or create your own wedding website, and let your invitees know about it.
  • Find a dress and begin assembling the perfect accessories. Need inspiration? Attend a wedding dress trunk show or bridal fair.
  • Find a Vendor. Assemble an all-star vendor team. We’d start with: Caterer Photographer/Videographer Officiant. When you hire a vendor, get all the details in writing!
  • Already feeling overwhelmed? Consider hiring a Wedding Planner
  • Another way to minimize stress: Start planning your honeymoon

6–9 Months To Go…

  • Continue researching, interviewing and booking vendors. And don’t forget: When you hire one make sure to put everything in writing!
  • Decide on arrangements with your Floral Designer.
  • Do a tasting and choose your wedding cake with your Cake Designer.
  • Hire the DJ/Entertainment for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. – Optional
  • Discuss the style and wording of your wedding invitations with a Stationery.
  • Create your gift registry
  • Arrange hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests and book your own suite for the wedding night.
  • Shop for bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and give your attendants clear instructions on how to place their orders.
  • Arrange and book any necessary transportation.
  • Go over bridal shower/bachelorette details and the guest list with the person(s) hosting your party.

3–5 Months To Go…

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner location. If you’re including entertainment or specialty details like a groom’s cake, now’s the time to lock in these elements.
  • Put together your rehearsal dinner guest list. Make childcare arrangements for your guests’ kids. Reserve all necessary party rentals and linens. Order wedding favors for your guests.
  • Shop for and reserve men’s formal wear.
  • Concentrate on finalizing the: Guest list. Get everyone’s mailing address.
  • Invitation wording. Confirm your invitation text with the Stationery, and consider additional stationery (programs, menu cards, place cards, thank-you cards, etc.). Schedule a pickup date for your invites.
  • Ceremony readings and vows. Menu, beverage and catering details. Timeline of the reception formalities.
  • Do a Makeup & Hair trial and book your stylists. While you’re at it, come up with your own beauty and fitness regimen to be camera-ready for the big day.
  • Shop for and purchase your wedding rings.
  • Finalize honeymoon plans and obtain all necessary documents ( Make sure your passports are up to date?).

6–8 Weeks To Go…

  • You’re getting close… Mail out those invitations! Have a game plan for recording the RSVPs and meal choices.
  • Touch base with your vendors to confirm date, deposits and details.
  • Start researching marriage license requirements and name-change paperwork.
  • Begin your dress fittings. Be sure to buy the appropriate undergarments beforehand.
  • So you think you can’t dance? Consider taking a dance lesson with your fiancé—a good way to break in your bridal shoes!
  • Give the wedding party a nudge—make sure they’ve ordered all necessary attire.
  • Write thank-you cards for shower gifts and any early wedding gifts received.

3–5 Weeks To Go…

  • Send out rehearsal dinner invitations. If your get-together will be informal, feel free to send an E-vite.
  • Finalize and confirm: Wedding vows and readings with your Officiant. Shot list with your Photographer/Videographer.
  • Song list for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with your DJ and/or Band/Musicians.
  • Timeline for the reception and who’s giving the toasts.
  • Wedding night and honeymoon accommodations.
  • Obtain marriage license and complete name-change documents, if applicable.
  • Pick up your wedding rings and proofread any engraving!
  • If you’re the traditional type, do you have something old, new, borrowed and blue?
  • Purchase your guest book, toasting flutes, cake servers, unity candle, and all that good stuff.
  • Buy gifts (optional) for the wedding party and parents of the bride and groom.
  • Have your final dress fitting. Bring your shoes and accessories for the full impact.
  • Sigh. Hunt down whoever hasn’t RSVP’d yet.

1–2 Weeks To Go…

  • Give your caterer/venue the final guest count.
  • Arrange seating and create the seating chart and/or place cards.
  • Pick up your gown. Swoon.
  • Confirm arrival times and finalize the wedding timeline with vendors and the wedding party—make sure your MOH has a copy, too.
  • Put together your own Bridal Emergency Kit.
  • Speaking of emergencies: Check the weather report, and if things look iffy contact your venue to make sure a contingency plan is in place.
  • Start packing for your honeymoon. (See “weather report” above.)
  • In desperate need of a facial or massage? Now’s the time to squeeze one in.

The Day Before…

  • Make sure all wedding-day items are packed/laid out and ready to go! (Don’t forget the rings and marriage license!)
  • Figure out tips and final payments for vendors. Put them in clearly marked envelopes and give them to the Best Man or another person you trust to hand out at the reception.
  • Assign someone to pack up your gifts/belongings after the reception (don’t forget the top tier of your cake!).
  • Thank your BFF for agreeing to return your groom’s tux and other rental items the day after the wedding.
  • Enjoy a mani-pedi.
  • Attend the rehearsal and dinner. Now’s the time to give out wedding party gifts.
  • Try to go to bed early…you need your beauty sleep tonight.

Wedding-day advice

  • Allow plenty of time to get ready.
  • Do the rounds at your wedding—greet everyone and thank them for coming.
  • Take a deep breath. Stop to appreciate your new spouse and the day that you spent so much time planning!

After the Honeymoon/Back to Reality

  • Write and send thank-you cards.
  • Complete your registry and exchange any unwanted or duplicate gifts.
  • Have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved by a reputable company.
  • Keep in touch with your Photographer/Videographer to work on albums, DVDs, etc.
  • Enjoy wedded bliss…

Feel free to copy and paste this list or customise your own list. It’s always important to put everything into writing!

For wedding invitations, enquire within.

Engagement Invitation Wording – Invite them to your Engagement Party

Engagement Invitation Wording Samples

Now that your partner popped the question and you said Yes! Congratulations! You might want to celebrate your engagement party with family and friends.  Not sure what to say in your Invitations? We compiled some suggestions of Engagement Invitation wording samples that you can use.

Be sure to include:

  • Your names
  • The names of the hosts (if it’s not yourselves)
  • Date of the party
  • Location of the party
  • If any special attire is required for the event
  • RSVP information.

Here are some examples:

You are cordially invited to attend an Engagement Party given in honour of

Pia and Luke

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000

Sydney

RSVP 92251836 by November 25

Hosted by Lisa and John Kennedy

____________________________________________________________________________________

The honor of your presence is requested at a Dinner Party celebrating the engagement of Pia and Luke

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000

Sydney

RSVP 92251836 by November 25

Hosted by Lisa and John Kennedy

____________________________________________________________________________________

Mr. and Mrs Lisa and John Kennedy

Invite you to attend an Engagement Party in honor of

Pia and Luke on

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000

Sydney

RSVP 92251836 by November 25

____________________________________________________________________________________

Introducing the future Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
Please join us for an engagement party

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000

Sydney

RSVP 92251836 by November 25

Hosted by Lisa and John Kennedy

____________________________________________________________________________________

Pia and Luke

would be pleased to have you join them for a party announcing their engagement

on December 9, 2017 at 5pm

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000

Sydney

RSVP 92251836 by November 25

Hosted by Lisa and John Kennedy

____________________________________________________________________________________

Spring (summer/autumn/winter) is here

wedding bells are near…

Please join us to celebrate the engagement of Pia and Luke

on…

The most precious moment of her life…

Luke asked Pia to be his wife!

Please join us in celebrating our engagement

on…

Love is here to stay…

Let’s celebrate by dancing the night away!

Join Pia and Luke for an Engagement Party on …

____________________________________________________________________________________

After all the planning, the big day will be here

But first let’s celebrate with drinks and good cheer for Pia and Luke on…

____________________________________________________________________________________

Pia and Luke will soon have a wedding,

Down the aisle is where they are heading.

Before they become husband and wife,

Let’s celebrate their start of a new life!

on…

____________________________________________________________________________________

Pia Kennedy & Luke Armstrong 
are ENGAGED!

Come toast the couple with us
on…

____________________________________________________________________________________

S/He popped the question

S/He said “Yes!”

So we’re having a celebration,

Please be our guest!

____________________________________________________________________________________

Let’s Celebrate the soon-to-be
Husband and wife

Please join us for an
Engagement party for
Luke and Pia on…

____________________________________________________________________________________

There’s an engagement party planned and you’re invited to show, but shhh…don’t tell the happy couple because they don’t know.

Join us in celebrating Luke and Pia on …

____________________________________________________________________________________

We hope this helps you. Congratulations again!

For any types of invitation, you may enquire within.

What to Include in a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Wordings

One of the most important events before the actual wedding is the Wedding rehearsal dinner. The dinner will guide and organize your guests and also the perfect time for families to bond. There is a proper way to invite your family and friends to your wedding rehearsal dinner. Wedding rehearsal dinner invitations let your families, wedding party and extras who have to be at the rehearsal know the time, date, and location of the event.

We have come up with a few tips in your wedding rehearsal dinner invitations wordings.

  • Cover the five W’s: the who, what, when, where and why of your rehearsal dinner.
  • Reason for the invitation
  • Host’s name(s)
  • Host’s contact information
  • The name of the venue
  • The address of the venue
  • Time and date
  • Bride and groom’s names
  • Theme
  • RSVP Name & Phone Number or Regrets Only Name & Phone Number

Please join us for a Rehearsal Dinner in honor of Lisa and Albert. Friday, 2nd of August at 2 PM at Ballara, 1435 Main Rd
Eltham, Victoria 3095

Jack and Annie Moore

RSVP regrets 04589621

  • You can include the rehearsal dinner invitations with your Wedding Invitations, send them as a separate invite or send an e-mail invitation. The smaller the party, the less formal your invitation needs to be. Unless your guest list is very small, you’ll want guests to R.S.V.P. for the dinner in order to anticipate how much food to order and how many place settings you will need. Be sure to include a name and phone number of the person hosting the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith request the pleasure of your company at a Rehearsal Dinner on the eve of the Wedding of Lisa Mansfied and Albert Smith.

Friday, June 4, 2015 six o’clock in the evening

St. Andrews Conservatory, 128 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

RSVP by May 28, 2015: 04589621

Wedding rehearsal dinner invitations can be very formal or casual based on the event.

Formal rehearsal dinner invitation wording

The pleasure of your company is requested at a
Rehearsal Dinner honoring Miss Lisa Mansfield
and Mr. Albert Smith on Saturday,
the fourth of June at six o’clock

The Grand Ballroom
Regent Hotel

Rsvp to Mrs. Nancy Mansfield
04589621

Casual rehearsal dinner invitation wording

The night before they tie the knot
Please come for dinner and drinks.
We’ll practice the ceremony
step by step, to iron out the kinks.
Laurie and Michael Smith
invite you to a rehearsal dinner
in honor of
Lisa Mansfield and Albert Smith
Saturday, the first of June
5:30 in the evening
Mama Paserelli’s Restaurant

Regrets only: Laurie Smith
04589621

Visit our page for Invitations and order your cards one to three months before the event.

Classic Wedding Invitation Reviews: Customer Experience

Classic Wedding Invitation Reviews

Classic Wedding Invitation creates unique and delicate wedding invitations and stationery. The designs are made using revolutionary laser cutting technology, insuring each invitation is produced with precision and beauty.

For a lasting impression Classic Wedding Invitations creates unique and delicate wedding stationery. The intricate detailing and high quality materials contribute to the unique romantic feel of every composition.

One thing we love about our job, is dealing with couples and creating results they are proud of. Here are some testimonials we have received from previous clients.

“Sent them out yesterday and already started getting the calls regarding the fabulousness of your invites!” Colby, Pennsylvania

“I wanted to let you know that the invitations got sent out a couple of weeks ago and the feedback we have received has been wonderful. Our guests are so impressed with the invitations – everyone has commented on how unusual they are and how beautiful the design is. I wanted to thank you again for doing the invitations for us and, in particular, for rushing them through at the last minute.”

“They are amazing! Absolutely beautiful. I have already had a number of comments that they are the most beautiful wedding invitations they have every seen.” Jessica, Geelong

“Thank you for everything, you did an absolutely amazing job. So many people commented on the invites, menus and signage. I can’t speak highly enough of your prompt and excellent service. Thank you for creating the image of everything we imagined and more.”

“Thanks Linda for everything. Quick, quality, professional, I will recommend to all I know.” Cameron, Bentleigh

“I got the ‘Thank You’ cards and they look fantastic! Thank you so much for all your help. I have recommended you to my friends who have asked me about those gorgeous invitations and place cards at my wedding. Love your work!” Chaturi, Armidale NSW

For more information, enquire within.

Wording Examples used in Wedding Invitation: Alternatives That You Can Use

Wording Examples Alternative Phrases

Choosing your wording examples for your invitation can sometimes be a little complicated. It’s a balance between making sure all those involved in the wedding are acknowledged, as well as conveying the theme and mood of your wedding day. We have provided some examples below of options for your wedding day.

Different ways to include the guest name (alternative to “request the pleasure of your company”:

  • Cordially invite
  • Are proud to invite
  • Request the honour of the presence of…
  • Please join our families on the occasion of the marriage of…
  • Guest name’ are invited to share in the celebration of the matrimony of…
  • Would love ‘guest name’ to be a part of the celebration…
  • Invite ‘guest name’ to witness the nuptials of…
  • Ask ‘guest name’ to join us for the union of…
  • Invite ‘guest name’ to be with us at the wedding of…
  • Invite ‘guest name’ to share in the joy of the marriage of…
  • Ask ‘guest name’ to be present at the ceremony uniting…

We hope this one helps! For more examples, you may read “Top 10 Examples – Wedding Invitation Words

Classical Wedding Invitations : Nothing Beats the Classics!

Classical Wedding Invitations Samples

What it means to be classical? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, Classical is regarded as representing an exemplary standard; traditional and long-established in form or style. Classical wedding invitations are common but these days guests love versatile wedding invitations that you can relate to. You can have beach, garden, church, or any location wedding and still your invitation matches the event. You can never go wrong of these wedding invitations.

Here are some samples that might inspire you!

As you can see, most of the samples are laser cut invitations. You can provide us your images, inspiration and we can also create this into a wedding invite. You may enquire within for more details.

Destination Wedding Invitation – Stationery that Invites to Travel

Destination Wedding Invitation Samples

All weddings have a venue and theme. Some weddings are held in famous countries or locations. We have destination wedding invitation that invites your guest to travel for your wedding. The invitation is related to the location of the wedding. It might be the famous Las Vegas, the romantic Paris, the adventurous Africa, the sun-kissed Hawaii, warm Dubai, and so much more!

Some couples prefer to choose the destination of their wedding on the country were they first met or their favorite place to visit. You might get some inspiration here.

Here are some Samples:

Do you have a wedding destination in mind? We can custom make your wedding invitation, enquire within.

Rustic Wedding Invitations That Might Work for You

Rustic Wedding Invitations Samples

What do you mean by rustic? According to Webster, rustic means made of the rough limbs of tree. Rustic wedding invitations are perfect for garden wedding or a beach wedding. It give texture and attitude to your invitation. Why would you opt to have Rustic invitations? Well, why wouldn’t you? We have some samples that might interest you.

These wedding invitation samples are all laser engraved. You may also create your own design as we have in house laser cutter. You can provide us your own concept and we will create it for you.

For more wedding invitation designs, enquire within.

Elegant Wedding Stationery for a Prestigious Wedding

Elegant Wedding Stationery Samples

What it means to be elegant? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Elegance means the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness. It is the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style. We want to share some of our elegant wedding stationery samples that might interest you.

Elegance always meets with precision. These wedding invitation samples are all laser cut. You may also create your own design as we have in house laser cutters. You can provide us your own concept and we will create it for you.

For more elegant wedding invitation designs, enquire within.




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