Order of Service Covers

  • 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!

  • Spotlight - Lauren & Steven


    Lauren & Steven were on the hunt for some beautiful order of service booklets for their wedding ceremony and they came to the right place! Take a look at the finished product below. Thank you to Lauren & Steven for providing us these amazing photos taken by Lara Hotz Photography!!

    It was an absolute pleasure to design and print your order of service booklets for your special day.

     

    Note: The ribbon was not supplied by DreamDay. This was a special touch added by the couple.

    Design: Vintage Rose

     

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  • Order of Service Covers to Match your Wedding Invitations

    Your actual Wedding Ceremony is no doubt the most important part of your Wedding Day. It can also be the most romantic part, the most traditional part and the most personal part of your entire day. This is what it all comes down to. The reason why all your friends and family have gathered by your side to witness this special and momentous occasion where you will openly declare your love for each other for all eternity. Creating your own Order of Service booklet for all your guests, and placing it inside a beautifully printed and co-ordinated DreamDay Order of Service cover, not only gives each guest a memorable keepsake of this wonderful occasion, but helps every guest feel included with information on who makes up the bridal party and attendants, with a program and details of each part of the service.

    Order of Service Cover in Pearl Destiny Order of Service Cover in Enchanted Garden Order of Service Cover in Framed Rose Bouquet

    Pictured above are DreamDay Invitations Order of Service Covers in 'Pearl Destiny', 'Enchanted Garden' and 'Framed Rose Bouquet'. Continue reading

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