Sunday, 28 October 2007

Sunday, 28th October 2007

Wedding Paraphernalia officially starts its 6th year of trading in the wedding industry in January, and I have been designing greetings cards and wedding invitations now for over ten years.

Why the Blog? Because I want to start driving Wedding Paraphernalia into the 21st century and understand why we go to the shop everyday and run this business - we want to start going to higher places.

So it has been recommended to me that I start to write things down - my thoughts and feelings about weddings and also to blog advice about them - we've seen enough to know some things.

And today, here is my first attempt at the blog - something I wrote about wedding stationery and invitations. It may not be interesting to you - but as I get the gist of this blogging thing maybe I will get better!
Wedding Invitations and Stationery
Choosing the right wedding stationery is essential, as it will create the first image for your wedding guests. Whether you go for printed wedding invitations, handmade or the new pocketfold invitations; they should be created in your style, your charisma and show your personality.
Deciding on your design can be difficult as there are so many different ideas available to the bride and groom. However, remember you should be sending the wedding invitations out three months before the wedding, in order to receive your RSVP cards back about six weeks before. You will find that most designers require at least six weeks from receipt of order to complete the finished designs.
One invitation is required per household family; so remember not to order too many. Find a designer that will print your guest information straight onto the cards; or find a good calligrapher.
Other stationery for the day should be ordered at the same time, but can be confirmed closer to your wedding date when you have received final numbers. Remember to order place settings, a table plan, menus, Order of Service or Order of Day and the all important thank you and bridal party cards.