September 28, 2023


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all the things you must learn about day of stationery

Your invites are within the mail, and now it’s time to begin excited about day of stationery.  If you happen to’re questioning what day of stationery is, you aren’t alone.  In brief, it’s the paper items that you simply’ll be utilizing on the day of your marriage ceremony.  Assume menus, applications, place playing cards, desk numbers and extra — actually any paper good that you simply’ll be utilizing the day of the actual wedding.

Regardless of how straightforward this sounds, there are plenty of questions that come together with ordering day of stationery:

  • What items do I really need?
  • What number of items ought to I order?
  • When do I must order my day of stationery?
  • How a lot is that this going to price me?!

I create menus, applications, place playing cards and extra to match and praise your marriage ceremony invitation design.  I really like branding weddings from high to backside and getting tremendous artistic with day of stationery.


Ceremony Applications

Applications are vital if you happen to’re having a Catholic ceremony or a mixed-faith ceremony.  Applications present plenty of makes use of to your friends:  they supply details about the marriage get together and your households, the order of ceremony, and might even be an area so that you can thank friends for coming to your marriage ceremony and supporting you on you marriage ceremony day.

I all the time advocate that you simply order one program per couple.  Not everybody will decide them up, together with the bridal get together, and it’s all the time good to have a couple of extras for keepsakes.

Typical measurement of ceremony applications:  5″x7″, 4.25″x9″, 4.25″x11″, or booklet type

Tea Length Wedding Program Tea Length Wedding Program

Dinner Menus

I completely love getting artistic with dinner menus at every place setting!  There are such a lot of methods to design and place a menu, and methods to make them private.  Even with a buffet type meal, I encourage brides to contemplate a dinner menu card.  They add coloration and dimension to the desk, and friends like to know what they’ll be consuming.

Variety of Dinner Menus wanted for a Marriage ceremony Reception: One per grownup visitor.

Measurement of Dinner Menus: 3.75×9.25, 5×7, or Customized

White and Green Wedding at PPG Wintergarden in Pittsburgh PA

Black Tie Dinner Menu Wedding

Square Wedding Menu with Ribbon

Arch Diecut Wedding Menu with White Ink

Escort Playing cards/Place Playing cards

Escort playing cards inform friends which desk they’re sitting at, whereas place playing cards inform friends which seat they’re sitting at.  Place playing cards are solely essential if you happen to’re having assigned seating, which is critical if you happen to’re having a plated meal.

Escort playing cards might be changed with a seating chart.  In any other case, I all the time advocate a flat or tented card.  Flat playing cards might be tucked into floral preparations or hung whereas tented playing cards might be displayed elaborately on a desk.  Escort playing cards embody a friends title and desk quantity.

Place playing cards can have the friends title and their meal indicator.  That is so the server can rapidly and silently inform which meal goes to which visitor.

Variety of Place Playing cards Wanted: One per visitor
Variety of Escort Playing cards Wanted: One per couple or household (assuming they’ll be seated on the similar desk)
Measurement of Flat of Folded Place/Escort Playing cards: 2″x3.5″ or customized

Escort Card Display

Escort Card Display



Relying in your particular person occasion, every couple would require completely different signage.  Signage can tie the invites and day of stationery collectively.

A few of the hottest signage concepts to your marriage ceremony embody:

  • Hashtag Signal
  • Massive Scale Signage – like a Welcome Signal, Ceremony Signal, Unplugged Ceremony Signal
  • Signature Drink Signal
  • Guestbook Signal
  • Cookie Desk Signal
  • Bar Menu Signal

Indicators might be completely different sizes, but when they’re entering into a photograph body they’re normally 5×7 or 8×10. With hashtag and bar/drink indicators, you would possibly wish to order two however normally one of many remaining designs is enough!

Variety of Indicators Wanted: Varies relying on logistics

White and Green Wedding at PPG Wintergarden in Pittsburgh PA


Desk Numbers

Desk numbers are a should have at your marriage ceremony reception!  How else will friends know what desk they’re sitting at?  I generally see desk numbers displayed in frames, however you’ll be able to actually get artistic on the way you show or print them.

We are able to die lower these, or print them double sided.

Variety of Indicators Wanted: One per desk at your reception

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When to Order Day of Stationery

I like to recommend beginning the method about 4 to 6 months upfront.  This offers us time to design and revise the items, with loads of time to print them.  We are able to finalize a amount after your remaining visitor depend quantity is in.  I like to recommend sending these items to print three weeks previous to your marriage ceremony date, however positively a minimum of two weeks earlier than with a purpose to give ample time to print and ship to you.

How A lot Does Day of Stationery Price?

Prices for these items will vary greatly depending on the quantity ordered and finished size. One of many largest questions we’re requested is, “How a lot does day of stationery price?”. It’s laborious to offer a quantity as a result of it relies on so many elements: What amount do you want?  Are you including any gildings, like wax seals or ribbon?  A free session is all that stands between you and the invites of your goals.


PACKAGE 1, $825.00
100 tent-fold escort playing cards
20 desk numbers
2 8″x10″ bar indicators
100 double sided marriage ceremony applications
1 8″x10″ cookie desk signal

PACKAGE 2, $1300
150 tent-fold place playing cards
20 desk numbers
3 8″x10″ indicators (bar signal, cookie desk signal, reward desk signal)
150 double sided marriage ceremony applications
2 24″x36″ indicators (welcome signal, seating chart)

PACKAGE 3, $2700
13 desk numbers
1 24″x36″ welcome signal
120 marriage ceremony menus
110 scroll escort playing cards
1 acrylic hanging textual content lower out
1 angled bar menu
75 marriage ceremony applications
1 8″x10″ visitor guide signal

After you have a basic estimate of your visitor depend and an thought for sizing, I’m pleased to supply a personalised quote primarily based on precisely what you want! Contact me to get started!