10 Wedding Stationery Mistakes To Avoid

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Want the wedding to go without a hitch? Then the prep begins with your wedding stationery.  Here are some of the common mistakes bridal families tend to make as far as their wedding stationery is concerned:

  1. Not following to-do lists

Wedding planning can be stressful but not if you have detailed to-do lists. Ensure that you have plenty of time to organize the wedding stationery and invites and also have fun in the process.  With this wedding planning checklist, you can make sure that you are well on time and your guests are notified of the date in advance.

  1. Not ordering samples

This is one of the smartest things you can do when it comes to arranging for the wedding stationery. Samples help you get an idea about the look and feel of the wedding invitation cards.  Remember that the invitation is one of the most important communication tools about your Big Day-it should reflect the style of your wedding and must be something you are proud of.

  1. Not asking for discounts

Remember that famous ad:”Poochne mein kyaa jaata hain?” This is very true regarding your wedding stationery as well. If you are working within a strict budget, you need to ask your stationers for deals, discounts and specials. In particular: find out what the ceiling is: the minimum number of cards you MUST order to get a fabulous discount.

  1. Using too many colours in the wedding cards

As stated before, the wedding cards should set the tone for your celebration. It could have one or two colours at the most and you must definitely avoid the in-cohesive look with multiple colours. Also avoid plain old white or beige cards as these are passé. Carry your chosen wedding colour shades to the stationer to see how your theme can be incorporated cleverly in all your wedding stationery.

  1. Not using the right etiquette and wording

In Indian/Hindu weddings, it is a must to address the elders of the family when inviting them for the wedding. Likewise, the cards should have the names of all the invitees, including the grandparents names, siblings of the to-be-bride/groom etc. Paying attention to these details will help you make your guests (as well as your own family members) feel respected and loved.

  1. Not informing guests enough

The wedding cards must have all the details about the ceremony/s and, in addition, must also include other important information. If needed, you could enclose smaller, specialized and customized notes for each guest, especially when you wish to inform them about good hotels in the area, or whether you will be arranging for special events/sightseeing tours in town around the wedding date.

  1. Not proofing the cards before printing

Proofing the stationery can help you avoid embarrassing mistakes. Take your time, pay attention to details, and if needed, bring in a fresh set of eyes to take a look at the card samples before sending it for publishing.

  1. Not ordering adequate cards

It is always a sensible option to order at least 20 cards more than the expected number of guests. This can help you invite any last minute additions without having to order cards at a higher price later.

  1. Not posting the cards on time

Ideally, wedding invitations must be sent at least 1-2 months before the wedding. This way, guests get enough notice and can make necessary travel arrangements. Also, make sure to add the right number of stamps by weighing the cards. If you have RSVP cards, you might need to add postage for them as well.

10. Not taking time to shop around

Many wedding hosts compromise on quality by selecting the first wedding stationer they come across. Price is another deciding factor. However, it is wise to shop around a bit and especially get some honest reviews about the card suppliers. Seeking professionals with excellent reputation can help you get cards with the best designs and quality. Check out some of the top names in wedding stationery suppliers here.

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