We create more than just pretty wedding invitations—each of our custom invitation designs offers a fully coordinating wedding suite, including wedding stationery and all the day of pieces that you’ll need for your celebration.
- Images of the suite pieces of all our designs are also on our website.
- Need help with your wording? Let us help! Check out advice on wedding invitation wording, wedding response card wording, reception card wording, wedding menu wording, save the date wording, and more!
The Wedding Suite
Typically sent 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding, invitations ask your family and friends to attend your wedding ceremony and possibly the reception too. All of our invitation designs can be used for birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, showers, holiday cards—you name it. View some great examples on our blog.
Reception details may be included as the last line on the invitation, but it’s much more formal to send a reception card. Using a separate card will allow you to include any extra details about the reception (Is your reception at a different location than the ceremony? Is your reception adults-only?) and it will also keep your invitation from looking too crowded.
Typically sent anywhere from 6-12 months before the wedding, save the dates give guests advanced notice of your wedding date, as well as set the initial tone for your wedding celebration. Once upon a time save the dates were used primarily for destination weddings or weddings with many out of town/country guests, but now they’re popular for all weddings.
Response cards (aka RSVP or reply cards) help you know exactly who’s coming to your wedding. Besides a head count, reply cards can also be used to gather info you need from guests such as entree choices, dietary restrictions, where they’ll be staying, whether they’ll need shuttle service, names of guests, what song they’ll dance to—anything you need to know. Get inspired by reply cards!
Often designed to coordinate with invitations and other printed pieces, menus will include the details of the meal, and possibly the date, a memorable quote, or the couple’s names. Coordinating menus add a beautiful decorative element to your guest’s place settings and also make great keepsakes to remember all that deliciousness!
An accommodation card gives your wedding guests any accommodation information they need in a sophisticated format that complements your wedding invitations. If you’re combing hotel information with directions to your event you may want to use a double-sided card.
Rehearsal dinner invitations let specific guests on your list know that they are requested to attend the pre-wedding rehearsal dinner. To make sure the wedding invitation isn’t upstaged, rehearsal dinner invitations are often a slightly smaller size, and can either be sent along with the wedding invitations or separately in their own envelope.
A website card is a simple way to direct your guests to check out your awesome wedding website. It’s a super eco-friendly way to communicate accommodations, registry, or any events surrounding your day, and can even be a budget-friendly way to ask your guests to reply online.
Place cards can be found at a specific place setting on each table, indicating the specific seat that has been chosen for each guest. Place cards can be flat or folded, and look gorgeous with hand calligraphy.
A program panel can include all the lovely details of your ceremony from your bridal party down to the readings by friends and family. You can personalize them further with your date, a monogram of your initials, or special message! Find some wedding program examples.
This card can list the events surrounding your wedding weekend, such as welcome cocktails, after-parties, and morning after brunches. If you’re planning a destination wedding, events cards are a great way to provide information to your guests about local hot spots and area attractions to help them make the most of their travel plans.
To make your invitation suite totally complete, consider custom postage stamps, personalized with your invitation colors or your monogram. At Bella Figura, we create the stamp file for you, and then you upload that file to a postage stamp site like Zazzle.com. This is a great way to make sure that every aspect of your invitation set is tied together neatly!
Want to keep to the traditional approach to thanking family and friends? Choose a folded thank you note. Like the flat thank you card, you can personalize them however you’d like. These cards can double as stationery for you and your spouse as well.
Will you have a lot of out of town guests? Is your wedding venue difficult to find? A direction card can provide details such as two or three different routes to your location, parking information, and arranged transportation. Custom maps are also available for an additional charge. (Read our ideas for direction card wording)
A flat thank you card is an elegant way to thank your loved ones for their generous gifts, and also works as sophisticated stationery for your future correspondence. You can include a monogram, names, or elements of your invitation design.
Escort cards guide guests to a specific table at your wedding reception. For more formal affairs, flat escort cards can be found in a petite envelope, though envelopes aren’t required. Folded escort cards are also available, and all of our escort cards look brilliant with hand calligraphy.
Wedding programs help your guests understand the order of events of your ceremony. The cover will often include the date, names of the couple, location, and time of the event. We can letterpress, foil stamp or digitally print your program cover as well as digitally print your interior pages. We can even assemble your programs using our luxurious Italian cotton ribbon. View our wedding program cover examples.
Are you moving to a new address following the wedding? Will you be changing your name? An at home card is the perfect way for you to keep your family and friends in the loop!
Usually given out to each guest as a thank you for attending the wedding, favor cards will generally include a brief word of thanks and will tie-in with the design of the rest of the wedding stationery. Because we want to encourage large hearted giving, we’ll letterpress your favor cards free of charge if your favor is a donation to a charitable cause (view our promotions page for details).
An instant keepsake for your guests (and a great way to keep stains off your tables to boot!) coasters can be single or double sided, and can feature a monogram, your wedding date, a meaningful quote, a signature drink recipe, or a design that compliments your wedding invitation suite. View some of our favorite wedding coasters on our blog.