What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

Following on from my previous Wedding Stationery post, let’s answer the “What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need?” question.

Unlike the last post, this one is.. well, it’s a big un. There are so many options for on-the-day that it can seem overwhelming. But again, it’s a matter of pick and mix – you may want some, and you may want none! 

What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need? Order of Service

Order of Service

Do I Need It? Maybe.

This one probably depends most on the type of ceremony you’re having. If you’re including a lot of personal readings, it can be nice to include these on your order of service. That makes this a really nice keepsake both for your guests and yourselves. You can also use your order of service to let guests know the timings for the rest of the day.

Victorian Wedding Style Table Plan - What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

Table Plan

Do I Need It? Probably.

For my own wedding, a very small affair, and mostly including DH’s family/friends rather than mine, we decided against a table plan, however we are the only people I’ve heard of doing it that way!

This worked for us because we had

a) 40 guests who mostly knew one another already, and

b) a serve-yourself buffet meal.

I made a poster explaining that guests could pick their place cards up at the door (copper plant markers with their names on) and stick them in the table centres (decorated herb pots) on the tables of their choice. This definitely won’t work for larger parties, and is unlikely to work for sit-down meals, but it’s worth noting that other options are available.

Elegant Table Numbers - What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

Table Numbers

Do I Need Them? Almost Certainly!

If you’ve opted for a Table Plan then you almost definitely need table numbers/names. But do they need to be printed? Not necessarily – this can be an opportunity to get creative with your table centres, and merge the two.

Rustic Place Cards - What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need?

Place Cards

Do I Need Them? Probably.

Unless you’re going all out on a scenario similar to my wedding breakfast, you’re going to need to do place cards. If your budget can stretch to it, I’d recommend getting your guest names printed on (at Giftast we always include a few blank spares for those last-minute changes). However if your budget is tighter, either buy blank to write yourself, or consider ideas for combining place cards with wedding favours. There are loads of ideas for how to do this on Pinterest. 

What On The Day Wedding Stationery Do I Need? Menus

Menus

Do I Need Them? Perhaps, but probably not.

Some people like their guests to know what they’re eating, some don’t mind. If your guests have picked their menu choices, this can be better added on to the inside of their place cards, as most people will have no recollection of what they asked for months/over a year earlier! If you’re serving everyone the same, a menu can be a nice touch, and also an opportunity to include some more handy information. For example:

  • Timings for the rest of the day
  • Special thanks
  • Information re any donations you did in lieu of wedding favours
  • Taxi phone numbers for later in the night.

Signs

Do I Need Them? Well, it depends on what information you want to communicate to your guests.

Are you having:

  • flip flops,
  • blanket baskets,
  • photo booth,
  • wedding hashtags,
  • Please-don’t-post-on-facebook-yet instructions,
  • welcome messages,
  • sweet stations,
  • reserved seats….

Then a sign can be a really nice way of flagging these up to your guests. But most people know a sweet station when they see it, so just go with what feels right for you! At Giftast, if you order table numbers, we will make matching signs the same size and shape for the same price (£2 ish each). But talk to your stationer, as you can also have posters, chalk boards, standing banners, table-plan sized boards… 

And there you have it! A non-conclusive list of things you can have – but don’t necessarily need. Here at Giftast, we don’t sell Wedding Stationery as a package – you can mix and match to fit your needs, and we can always personalise everything to be just what you want.

If you’d like a free consultation to talk about your options, you can Contact Me or call the number at the top of the screen to arrange a phone or skype call. 

Happy Wedding Planning!

Julia On-The-Day Rustic Wedding Stationery

Julia Wedding Stationery

New – On The Day Rustic Wedding Stationery.

“And for the rest of the night, he couldn’t quite forget the smell of her perfume. Or maybe it was the soft sound of her chuckle. Or maybe it was neither of those things. Maybe it was just her.”
― Julia Quinn, It’s in His Kiss

Hey Julia! Look at you, so sophisticated and pretty.

I’ll bet Julia spends her free afternoons strolling in her gardens and clipping blossoms to drape artfully around the house.

Gorgeous, grey-toned, soft colours coupled with a classic oval frame, and complimented by tiny watercolour blossoms. I am so in love with this collection, not least because of their pretty, hidden backs in a ditsy print, which is what I imagine a sprigged muslin looks like, even though I’m pretty sure it’s wrong and should probably google it.

See what you think of the new on-the-day range here.

Jane On-The-Day Classic Romance Wedding Stationery

Classic Romance Wedding Stationery with the Jane on the day collection

Classic Romance Wedding Stationery with the Jane On The Day Collection!

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

― Jane Austen, Emma

Celebrate in style with our gorgeous range inspired by the queen of romance writing. Our Jane on-the-day range will compliment both Jane and Plain Jane wedding stationery. 

Take yourself and your guests back to the most romantic of times, the Regency period. Sip tea from delicate porcelain cups while you chat about the latest en-dits. Use these to invite Charlotte and (if she must have a plus one) Mr Collins to the joint wedding you’re having with your sister as you each marry one of a pair of best friends. Even Lady Catherine won’t turn her nose up at this gorgeous set, featuring delicate watercolour sprigs printed on thick textured card stock. These invites look hand-painted – Lady Catherine doesn’t need to know you didn’t paint each one yourself!

Please contact us before placing your order if you would like colours to be changed to suit your theme.

You can find the on-the-day range here.

Victorian Wedding Style With Estella On-The-Day

Victorian Wedding Style with Estella, On The Day Range

Get some Victorian Wedding Style with the Estella On The Day Range.

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Think antimacassars , silver candlesticks and for heaven’s sake, not Miss Havisham. There’s even a hint of early cinema in this grey and cream set, which features a monogrammed back, which can therefore be personalised with the initials of yourself and your beloved.

The doily-style background is a pale, subtle tea-coloured wash with a lovely graduation of dappled colour. Here it’s paired with a rich deep grey with hints of a blue tone, but as always these can be amended to fit your colour scheme.

Includes place cards, order of service, table numbers and seating plan. Check out the new range here!