Invitations and Stationery: The Wedding Buyer’s Guide

Written by    Last updated: July 7, 2014

So you’ve set the date, what now? It’s time to tell the world, (or your friends and family at the very least) by inviting them to the big day! Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get of your wedding day, so it’s important to make a good first impression.

Vintage Style Wedding StationeryAbove, clockwise from top left: Feathers Invitation | Vintage Pink & Pearl Fleur de Lys Gatefold Invitation DIY Kit |Whimsical RSVP Card | Vintage Bloom Invitation

Aside from letting your guests know the all‐important details of the day such as date, time and location, your wedding invitations will give them an idea of the tone and theme of your wedding, as well as showcasing your personal taste. Choose wedding stationery to match your colour scheme or wedding theme to give your wedding a coherent style, and select stationery in complementary colours and styles to really wow your guests.

Stationery Equestrian Love Wedding Invitation EnsembleAbove: Equestrian Love Wedding Invitation Ensemble

Art Deco StationeryAbove: Art Deco Laser Embossed Wedding Stationery. Clockwise from the top-left: Place Cards | RSVP | Invitation

At Confetti we have a wide range of invites and other stationery to suit all tastes and budgets, from professionally printed wedding stationery, to a section where you can make your own wedding invites, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect stationery for your wedding. We even offer wedding invitation samples so you can see just how your wedding stationery will look before you buy.

Butterfly Fans Stationery Holders Table NumbersAbove clockwise from right: Laser Expressions Butterfly Stationery Caddy | Decorative Hand FanRomantic Butterfly Table Number

Everybody has such busy lives nowadays that it may prove short‐sighted to send out invitations to your wedding 5 weeks before the event assuming that everyone will be able to make it. To make sure that all your loved ones are present and correct on the big day, it’s a great idea to send out Save the Date cards around 6 months before the wedding. If you are planning a wedding abroad or during busy holiday times like July or Christmas, then it’s wise to send them out even earlier to make sure nobody is double‐booked.

The invitations are also a great opportunity to ask guests about special dietary requirements for the wedding breakfast, or even to hint about your gift list preferences. Though this used to be a massive faux‐pas, it is becoming increasingly popular to include details of the gift list with the invitations to gently point your guests in the right direction (without making any diva demands!)

Fairytale Charm Wedding StationeryAbove, Fairytale Charm Collection available in four colours. From the top, clockwise: Diecut StickerRectangular Label and Save the Date Card | Table Number | Sign Card | Large Oval PVC Sticker | Invitation | Square Tag

We’ve put together a complete guide to choosing, wording and sending your invitations to make it as easy as possible. Have fun selecting styles to reflect your taste, and let the world know about the biggest day of your life! Find information on:

Vintage Affair Wedding StationeryAbove, left to right: Vintage Affair Wedding Invitations and Save the Date Cards


Find more beautiful wedding stationery in the Confetti shop and in our supplier directory.

And you can discuss this topic and more in the Confetti forums!

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