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!

Free Printables – Kids’ Wedding Activity Puzzles

Free Printables

Free Printables!

Kids at wedding, eh? Those little bundles of joy making your day all the more full of love and happiness. But even the best mini-guest can get a little fractious at the reception – keep them busy with these free printable puzzle sheets, decorated to match your chosen theme from our 5 core ranges. If you’ve ordered stationery from Giftast with a different colour scheme, drop me an email quoting your order number, and I’ll make you a bespoke pdf on the house;)

Featuring a range of old favourite puzzles:

  • Spot the difference
  • Wordsearch
  • Find the cake and avoid the fruit Maze
  • Decorate the cake challenge

Your download will contain two A4 size pdf files – to print and copy and send and share as much as you like.

Check them out here

Eloisa On-The-Day Elegant Wedding Stationery Range

Eloisa Elegant Wedding Stationery

New Eloisa On-The-Day Elegant Wedding Stationery Range

Hey there, beautiful!

Continuing our spotlight on the new on-the-day stationery sets, please allow me to introduce Eloisa.

“It’s as if someone knew my innermost desires, and shaped you only for me,”

―Eloisa James, A Gentleman Never Tells

If there’s one thing NYT bestselling novelist Eloisa James brings to mind, it’s romance. If there are two, then the second is probably Shakespeare. But the third has to be, for me at least, the deliciously pretty gowns her heroines tend to wear. This prettiness has inspired the “Eloisa” range of elegant wedding stationery, a confection of pink roses on a pale blue background, hand-finished with gold metallic detail. 

You can check out our entire range here, and don’t forget – we can change the colours free of charge to fit your theme – just contact us for a chat.

New: Gemma On-The-Day Pink and Grey Wedding Stationery

Gemma On-The-Day Pink and Grey Wedding Stationery

Pictured – Gemma On-The-Day Pink and Grey Wedding Stationery

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Giftast HQ! We’ve been preparing for the launch of our matching on-the-day ranges, in addition to our wedding stationery selections.

I’m so happy that we can now offer:

  • table plans,
  • orders of service,
  • place cards
  • and table numbers

to add some paper-based pretty to your wedding reception.

As always, we’ve used high quality paper printed with vegetable inks. W are still 100% committed to recycling all waste paper produced. Our entire range can be changed to colours which perfectly fit your theme for no extra cost – just contact us to find out more.

Featured today is our pretty, hand-finished Gemma range. You can see it above in grey and pink and complimented with silver detailing. You can check it out in more detail here.

We’ll be featuring a spotlight of all our other new ranges over the next few weeks. Although if you just can’t wait, you can find all our new products here.