custom wedding stationery

  • Assembling Your Wedding Stationery

    You’ve ordered your wedding stationery online and received them from DreamDay Invitations, stocked up on postage stamps and you’re all prepped to get your wedding invitations sent out this weekend - but what is the correct way to assemble them, especially when you have multiple cards in your wedding stationery suite?

    First of all, don’t look at this task on your wedding to-do list as a boring chore - enjoy it! Open up a bottle of wine, put some music on and get busy with your fiance or your bridesmaids (sure saves a lot of time!) and start an at-home assembly line while making a regular party of it!

    Wedding Stationery Suite | DreamDay Invitations

    Usually when assembling your wedding stationery, the general rule of thumb is that wedding cards are assembled according to size and the largest card (which is normally the wedding invitation card) goes at the bottom and the rest of the cards are placed face up. However, if you have opted for a folded wedding invitation, the reply card and other enclosure cards should be placed within and not above it.

    Wedding Invitation Cards | DreamDay Invitations

    Generally, the wedding reception card follows the invitation and is placed directly on top - remember to always place the reception card face up. The enclosure cards (directions/accommodations card or the wishing well card) should follow and should be placed face up on top of the reception card. The reply envelope will then placed printed side down above the enclosure cards - the envelope flap should always be on the left. Help save your wedding guests the time spent searching for stamps and pre-stamp your reply envelopes before adding to the wedding stationery suite.

    Once you’ve assembled the wedding stationery, it’s time to move onto placing them in envelopes. While some couples opt to have their envelopes addressed in calligraphy, others don’t have the time or budget that allow it and instead opt to take the convenient and affordable route of having their stationer print names and address directly on the front of the envelopes - such a time saver! The wedding invitation suite should be inserted left edge first in the case of a single card invitation and folded edge first for a folded wedding invitation. Be careful when sealing your envelopes as if it’s moistened too much, the envelope edge can end up looking puckered. We recommend using a bottled envelope moistener for a controlled action. To finish off the look of your wedding invitations (especially in the case of a formal wedding) you may want to consider adding a personalised monogram as a seal at the back of the envelopes.

    Unique Australian Wedding Cards | DreamDay Invitations

    That’s it, your wedding invitations are ready to be either posted or hand delivered! Stop by your local post office to have your wedding invitations weighed to find out how much postage you need and then carefully secure the stamp before sending them out!

  • Our Top 5 Favourite Winter Wedding Invite Designs

     

    While planning a winter wedding may seem like a daunting task with everything from wedding venues through to flowers, table decor etc being so much easier to put together for a summer wedding, choosing a winter wedding invitation design makes up for all that! There’s so many different unique wedding invitation designs that you could select for a winter wedding and here’s just a few of our favourites!

    Photograph for Winter Wedding Invitations

    Photo Winter Wedding Invitations

    Unique and such great momentos, we love the idea of customising your wedding invitations to feature photos.You can be as creative as you like when selecting pictures for your wedding invitations, but capturing the magic of winter with pictures of the two of you making snow angels, skiing or even just sipping on a steaming cuppa are some of our favourites. However, if you’ve decided on an unique wedding location away in the snowy hills, consider customising your pictures to include a sneak peak at the location in all its glory!

    Winter Wedding Invitation Colour Palettes

    Popular colour combinations for a winter wedding include both icy blue blended with shades of grey, metallic silver and white as accent colours or even a more warm colour palette featuring rustic wood tones, reds, burgundies and deep browns; all resplendent of a warm fire inside a log cabin.

    Winter Wedding Invitations

    Unique Winter Elements for Wedding Invitations

    The trick is to keep the winter themed design elements to a minimum and not go overdo it to avoid making your winter wedding invitation designs cliche. Choose a few design elements that capture your winter wedding theme perfectly and include them in all parts of your wedding from the wedding invitations through to the wedding decor for continuity. Elegant illustrations of snowflakes or pine-cones combined with a cool blue palette really sets the stage for the chic elegance of a traditional winter wedding, while an artistic capture of two sets of skies with initials in the snow is more suitable for a quirky, fun couple

    Winter Wedding Invitations | Pine Cones
  • Important Wedding Stationery Timeline

     

    Sending out your wedding stationery on time is a crucial part of wedding planning that should be given proper thought to and should not be delayed. After all, how else would your guests know the important wedding details - when, where, what time and how to dress?When it comes to your save-the-dates, wedding invitations and other wedding stationery there’s some general etiquette rules and order you should follow. Keep reading to find out where to begin!

    Save- the-Date Cards : One year to six months before

    The general rule of thumb for save-the-dates is the earlier the better. Especially when it comes to destination weddings, where sending out your save-the-date cards early will give your guests plenty of time to make arrangements (requesting vacation days from work etc) and budget to make sure they are a part of your big day. Aim to send out your save-the-date cards six months before the wedding latest and one year ahead for destination weddings.

     

    Unique Save the Date Cards | DreamDay Invitations

     

    Ideally your cards should reflect your wedding theme, but if you really haven’t locked in one yet opt for a simple design style featuring a picture of the two of you or of the proposal if you have one.

    Choose a Wedding Stationery Vendor & Order Your Wedding Invitations : Six months before

    Make sure you give yourself plenty of time for this step as you don’t want to choose your wedding invitations in a rush! Give yourself plenty of time to browse through invitation design style and make sure you have all the correct wedding information. Ask friends for recommendations and spend some time on local bridal forums looking for tips and wedding stationer suggestions.

    Choosing an online wedding stationery company like DreamDay Invitations, gives you the freedom to order your wedding invitations online quickly easily from the comfort of your couch and no risks as there is a 100% unconditional guarantee on all orders, you can opt to receive a sample and they are made in Australia.

    Don’t forget to include a RSVP card along with a self-addressed envelope, wedding website details (if you’re having one) and in the case of destination wedding invitations, you’ll need to include a separate card with travel and hotel information too.

    You just don’t have enough time when planning a wedding, so opt to have your wedding stationer take care of the addressing of your cards and envelopes - it’ll save you the valuable spent handwriting them.

    Sending Wedding Invitations : Two to three months before

    Once you’ve received your wedding invitations and granted there’s no errors that require a reprint, the next step would be to send out your wedding invitations. Aim to send out the wedding stationery suite ( inclusive of wedding invitation, RSVP card and any other cards) two months before the wedding at the latest. Destination wedding invitation cards should be sent out at least three to four months before since there’s a significant amount of planning required by your guests.

     

    Wedding Reply Cards | Wedding Stationery Timeline

     

    Make sure to include a ‘reply by date’ on your RSVP cards which is generally three weeks before the wedding. This gives you plenty of time to get a final headcount - important information for the caterers and other vendors providing a service for your wedding.

    On The Day Wedding Cards : Three to four weeks before

    Ideally order these wedding stationery items in the same style as your wedding invitation design. You can opt to order anything from order of service covers, table numbers, place cards and seating charts to individual menus and bomboniere tags.

    If you prefer an eclectic design approach, there is no hard and fast rule that requires all wedding cards to use the exact same design and you can opt choose matching design styles for an unique look.

    As done when ordering your save the date cards and wedding invitations, make sure to double check all information on the cards before approving the design. The tiniest of typos can ruin the overall look of your beautiful wedding stationery.

    Thank You Cards: Three to six weeks post-wedding

    Most of the time couples tend to get caught up with life post-wedding and tend to put off sending out thank you cards by a year or sometimes just never. Etiquette dictates that your thank you cards should be sent out ideally three weeks after receiving a wedding gift. Finding the time to do this is often the problem. To solve this order your thank you cards in advance or if it’s a photo card, choose the design in advance and arrange to send the stationer your favourite picture from the wedding a couple of days after the wedding.

    Once the cards arrive make it fun by splitting the load with your other half on a Friday night with a bottle of champers to keep you going - you’ll be done before you know it!

  • Wedding Invitations - Can I Order and Customise Them Online?

     

    Planning your wedding requires time - something we don’t have a lot of in today’s fast-paced world. While some tasks on your wedding planning checklist need you to be there in person, luckily ordering your wedding invitations isn’t one of them! Ordering your DreamDay wedding invitations online can be done from the comfort of your couch with a glass of wine in your hand and absolutely no stress. Ready to get started with designing and ordering your wedding stationery online?

    How do I choose an online wedding stationery vendor?

    Ideally, you should spend some time doing your research online to select at least 5 wedding stationary vendors. Once you do this dig a little deeper to learn more about their refund policy (an important fine print that’s often forgotten). For instance DreamDay Invitations offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you’re not happy with the quality of your wedding invites when they arrive, we’ll reprint your order as quickly as possible without any additional costs.

    Many vendors on wedding e-marketplaces offer a range of pricing, so make sure you choose a company that is within your wedding budget. Some vendors offer you extras such as free guest address printing on invitation envelopes, while others offer free shipping, so make sure you look into all of this when making a decision.

    Another powerful tool you can use to select an online wedding stationery company is to look for recommendations via online forums or social media. Past brides often offer the most reliable feedback to give you a better idea on how dependable a vendor is - valuable information before you go ahead with ordering your online wedding invitations.

    What invitation design should I use for my wedding stationery?

    Your wedding invitations give your guests the first glimpse at your wedding theme, so it’s important to make sure your wedding invitation design stays true to the chosen colour combination or key elements. You don’t want to choose a rose-themed wedding invitation design if your wedding theme calls for lilies. Found a wedding invitation design style that you love, but it doesn’t exactly fit your colour scheme? At DreamDay Invitation you have full control to customise all our wedding invitation templates to make the colours, design and layout etc more suitable to your theme. This is an important requirement that you should look for when choosing an online vendor to print your wedding stationery!

     

    Customising Wedding Invitations Online

    Wedding invitation wording - should I choose traditional or modern?

    This is again completely up to your personal taste, but most often formal weddings call for more traditional wedding invitations which come from both sets of parents and include phrases like “we request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the occasion of the marriage of Anna and Peter”. Modern invitations on the other hand usually come from the couple and is more suitable for smaller, more casual wedding themes like a beach wedding or a destination wedding theme .

     

    Beach Wedding Invitations

     

    There are tons of do’s and don’ts when it comes to wedding invitation wording, so please take the time to consult our articles specifically on it for more information and examples of invitation wording.Often online wedding stationary vendors like DreamDay Invitations go the extra mile to offer you a complete selection of invitation wording for your wedding stationery so that you don’t have to waste time thinking of what to include. Save time by entering your details and let us take care of the rest for you. However, if you do want to make further changes, the user- friendly layout of our design panel will let you do it in a few minutes.

    Can I order the rest of my wedding stationery when I order my wedding invitations?

    Yes, all online wedding stationery vendors offer you the full range of wedding stationery for each design ranging from save the date cards and RSVP cards to the order of service covers, bomboniere tags, seating charts and much more. At DreamDay Invitations we understand time is of the essence, so we simplify things for you and show you the matching stationery to suit your wedding invitations as a recommendation, saving you time spent searching for it. All it takes is just a few clicks to add all your matching wedding stationery to your shopping cart.

    What is the proofing process when ordering wedding invites online?

    Proofing is arguably the most important stage of ordering and designing your wedding invitations online. It is crucial not to rush this step and take the time to work with the assigned graphic designer and make the changes you want to the wording, colours along with the invitation design and layout.

    If you’re opting to have your guest names included on your wedding invitations and envelopes, set aside time to go through the list carefully to ensure there are no spelling errors and that the placement of text etc is just right. It may be worth asking a friend or family member have a look too before you approve your order as a fresh set of eyes can often pick up on an error that you may have missed out on.

    If you have the time available and you’ve chosen a complicated invitation design, you should consider speaking to your vendor and opting to get a customised wedding invitation sample created for you. This is an option that a lot of our DreamDay brides opt for as it’s worth checking out the look and feel of your wedding invitation card, prior to ordering it.

    How long does it take for online wedding invitations to be delivered?

    Usually it can take a week or more for after your approve your wedding stationery online proofs, however at DreamDay Invitations we offer the fastest turnaround time in Australia and guarantee that wedding cards from our printed range will be printed, produced and dispatched within 3 business days of your digital proof being approved. Our foiled, double thick and die-cut wedding stationery orders take slightly longer and will be despatched 5 days after the proof is approved. We also offer rush service for an extra charge.

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