WHAT DO I NEED?
Which paper goods do I need for my wedding?
Wedding Invitations & envelopes
Wedding invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks before the event (or 3 months prior, for destination weddings) and can be used to share details about the ceremony and reception.
Reply Cards & envelopes
Reply cards will help you know how many guests to expect. You can also ask guests to indicate what they'd like for dinner, what song they'd like to hear, where they'll be staying, and indicate dietary restrictions. This card can be mailed back to you in a self-addressed and stamped envelope, or sent to you as a postcard. If collecting replies online, you can use a "mini card" instead.
Thank You Notes & envelopes
Order as many thank you notes as invitations, plus extras for mistakes and unexpected gifts. Shoot, order even more and use them well beyond your wedding day! Your thank you notes could coordinate with your wedding invitation design or not, and may include your names or monogram.
Wedding Programs (probably)
Programs can include the names of your bridal party, ceremony details, readings, poems, a note to your guests, an "in memory of" section, and anything else you'd like to share while guests wait for your ceremony to begin. For outdoor summer weddings, they serve double duty as a fan. And, they keep guests occupied while they wait for the ceremony to begin. Some couples opt out of wedding programs, but we don't recommend it.