First and foremost, congratulations on your engagement! 🎉 Planning a wedding is such a thrilling journey, and while it comes with its fair share of decisions, it’s also filled with joyous moments. One of the first tasks on your to-do list? Wedding stationery. And, hey, we’re here to help guide you through the process.
- Take a Deep Breath 🌬️
Before diving into the world of wedding stationery, it’s essential to pause and take a moment to enjoy your engagement. Breathe in, breathe out. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you deserve to revel in every second.
- To DIY or Not to DIY?
There's something wonderfully personal about crafting your wedding stationery. Whether you have an artsy streak or just want to save some money, DIY might be the way to go. Just remember, it can be time-consuming, so ensure you’re ready to commit!
- The Magic of Semi-Custom Stationery ✨
Now, if you’re thinking, "I’m not quite the DIY type, but I still want something special", semi-custom might be your golden ticket. With semi-custom designs, like those at Pretty Little Lili (wink, wink 😉), you get professionally designed templates where you can tweak specific elements, making them a bit more 'you' without starting from scratch.
- The Elegance of Custom Stationery
For those of you dreaming of something utterly unique, hiring a custom stationer could be your best bet. This option offers you a chance to collaborate closely with a professional and create a design that aligns perfectly with your wedding theme and personal style.
- Timelines: Save the Dates & Invitations 🗓️
- Save the Dates: Typically sent out 6-8 months before the wedding. If you're having a destination wedding or many out-of-town guests, consider sending them out even earlier (about 9-12 months in advance).
- Invitations: Usually dispatched 6-8 weeks before the wedding. If you've sent a 'Save the Date', your guests are already aware, but the formal invitation offers additional details.
- Don't Forget the Day-Of Stationery!
Day-Of Stationery refers to all the printed elements you'll need on your wedding day. Think: programs, menus, place cards, and more. It’s the cherry on top that can make your wedding setting look even more put together.
Your wedding stationery sets the tone for your big day. Whether you choose DIY, semi-custom, or custom designs, remember that it’s a reflection of you and your partner’s unique love story. Take your time, explore your options, and most importantly, enjoy the process!Sending love and best wishes as you embark on this exciting journey! 💍💌🕊️