Your Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist

Your Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist

Feeling a bit daunted by wedding paper goods? Don't be! This wedding stationery checklist will outline everything you need (and don't need) for your wedding. From the necessary invitations to the sentimental extras, here's a complete wedding stationery list.

Plus, there's a super helpful timeline at the end of this post. It's filled with exactly when you should order all of the stationery items listed below. If you're anything like me, this wedding planning timeline will be essential in guiding you along the way! 

What Every Bride Should Know About Wedding Detail Cards

What Every Bride Should Know About Wedding Detail Cards

Now that you've nailed down proper wording for your wedding invitations, you may need a place to relay extra information to loved ones. If you're a bit overwhelmed as to which ones you may need, this post serves as a guide to what every bride should know about wedding enclosure cards. 

To save on postage and added stationery costs, you can merge some wedding invitation inserts together. For instance, you can most certainly include hotel room block and transportation details on the same enclosure card. However, if you are hosting a very formal event, you may want to follow proper etiquette and list details on separate enclosure cards by topic. In any case, you'll want to make sure all of your wording is brief and to the point. An wedding details card with too many words will likely appear cluttered and difficult for guests to read. 

Without further adieu, let's get started, shall we? Here's the rundown on wedding enclosure cards.

Your Complete Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

Your Complete Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding invitation wording can be overwhelming. Let's be honest, it's way more fun to pick your wedding flowers and linens than it is to determine wedding etiquette for stationery. But, it's one of those small tasks that can have a huge impact.

Your invitations and your invitation wording set the tone for your big day. Are British spellings like "honour" and "favour" used even though the couple is American? I read: super formal event that's definitely black tie. Even if you aren't familiar with wedding etiquette, you can make a few generalizations about what kind of wedding it will be from the invitation you receive. Even simple phrases like "Can't wait to celebrate with you!/Will toast from afar" on response cards can indicate a more casual, relaxed wedding environment.   

And if I could let you in on a little confession... I had no clue how to word my own wedding invitations nearly five years ago, and since I DIYed my invites, they were riddled with mistakes. (I know, I know–but Pinterest was just catching on!) I didn't go to a professional for help, and although I do remembering Googling wedding etiquette, I guess I just didn't find the right resources. Thankfully I've learned a lot since being in the business for almost five years.

And now it's time to share my knowledge with you. Because I want you to have the perfect wedding, and the perfect wedding starts with the perfect wedding invitation. 

Welcome to Betty Lu Paperie

Welcome to Betty Lu Paperie

Pop the bubbly! I'm so glad you're here, and that you've decided to follow along with Betty Lu Paperie. So come on in, sit back, relax, and allow me to show you around!

Named after my great aunt, Betty Joyce, our little company has grown a long way since my humble beginnings on Etsy in May 2013. Of course, you can read more about how I started here. Now, as I embark on the journey of opening an online boutique for this company, I can't wait to share all of the things I have in store for you.