1. Save-the-date cards
These are typically sent out six to eight months before the wedding to give guests ample time to plan and make arrangements.
2. Wedding invitations
The most important item of wedding stationery, invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding.
3. RSVP cards
Enclose a pre-addressed, stamped RSVP card with your invitation to make it easy for guests to respond.
4. Reception cards
If the reception is being held at a different location than the ceremony, include a reception card with the invitation.
5. Thank-you notes
Order thank-you notes before the wedding to make it easier to write and send them out promptly after the big day.
6. Wedding programs
Programs can be a nice touch to provide guests with a rundown of the ceremony and bridal party.
7. Menu cards
If you're having a plated meal, menu cards can let guests know what to expect.
8. Place cards
These are essential for seated dinners, to help guests find their assigned seats.
9. Table numbers or names
If you're having assigned seating, table numbers or names can help guests find their way around the reception.
10. Escort cards or seating chart
If you're having assigned seating, escort cards or a seating chart can help guests find their tables.