Butte County Weddings | Wedding Stationery Tips

With all of you family members hitting you up for details, you'll want to be sure to include all of the pertinent information within your wedding invitation suite.  What's included in a wedding suite? That depends on formality and the budget you have set for the invitations.

First decide on the formality of your invitation

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We won't reinvent the wheel, there are many resources for finding the appropriate wording for your specific family dynamic and formality (are parents hosting, do you have a blended family..) each wedding invitation is different. You can read all about etiquette over on Emily Post's website

Then set a budget for your stationery

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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

Avoid scrolling on Pinterest or Etsy until you have set a realistic budget for your invitations.  Why? Well it isn't fun to fall in love with an invitation design that is $6 per invite when your budget allocates for $1.50 per invite (when you have 150+ guests that is a huge difference!) 

Decide on a wedding website or consider adding a details card

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Wedding websites are typically free unless you upgrade to a custom domain and this is a great way to share hotel accommodations, things to do, information about the venue, more details about the wedding party, gift registry or even just to share some more of those epic engagement photos! You can create a free wedding website over on sites like WeddingWire, or Minted to name a couple.

Printing & postage 

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Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash

If you found a digital download suite make sure to consider how much the printing will be, where you will print and if the printer isn't local - factor in shipping.  In addition, you will need postage for the outer envelope and if you are doing a physical rsvp card you will want to have a stamp for that envelope with your return address ready to go. 

All of this invitation talk making you dizzy? Speak with your wedding planner about where to start, or mark your calendars for the August 19th bridal show in Chico where you can meet with local wedding pro's!