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Save the date, invitations, thank you cards and stationery: we give you the best ideas!

Featured image: photo by Jessica Amber and decoration by  l’Atelier d’Anaïs et Coralie

Wedding stationery… A real puzzle, but it is indispensable! Computer technology is kindly replacing paper, but it hasn’t yet overcome the paper used for weddings. And fortunately! Nothing can replace stationery for such an important day: creativity and the effort put into these eternal memories.

Trends this year : wood, purity, DIY (“do it yourself”), vegetation, floral art, and many other inspirations! Something to play with your imagination, your creativity, the variation of materials, to bring out your personality, to use the right photos: let’s get to work! We always start by getting inspired on Pinterest. In this article, we’ll give you some nice ideas found on the web, where we have collected the most beautiful creations.

It is still necessary to find the right printer. At the bottom of this article, you will find the right addresses in Switzerland or elsewhere of talented and/or efficient printers. To be considered if you want to focus on budget or quality!

 

THE SAVE THE DATE

When to send it? As soon as you have set the date, this will allow your guests to note it directly in their agenda. No need for more information: no stress if you haven’t yet decided on the place or times, that’s the role of the invitation.

Pure elegance (with or without photo)
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The DIY (or almost…)
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The Magic Calendar

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The romantic bookmark “consider yourself booked”

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An alternative to paper : the save the date sent by email. An economical and fast way to send them, even if we prefer the effort of the paper save the date, we must admit that it is practical 🙂

 

THE INVITATION / THE ANNOUNCEMENT

When to send it? We advise you 4 to 5 months before the wedding. The purpose is to remind people that they have noted your date in their respective diaries, and to tell them precisely the places of the wedding, what they are invited to (ceremony and aperitif only or at the dinner as well), the times, the wedding list if there is one. Not to forget : set a response time (the famous “RSVP”), about 3 weeks before your wedding.

 

The well-organized

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The travellers

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The creatives

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NUMBERS, TABLE NAMES AND PLACE CARDS

Once the day has been planned, the final number of guests confirmed, a seating plan must be decided! Who goes with whom, around which table, next to whom? Let’s go for a few hours of fun puzzles 🙂 You don’t necessarily have to place people around the table (except for yours, so that nobody takes your place of honor).

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Which table for the bride and groom @Portes des Iris

You should know that with us, you have a wide choice of head table… Here are some options :

  • A small table for two, with candles: just you and your other half, just to enjoy a time alone during the meal, because finally, it’s a great opportunity to find yourself in this hectic day!
  • An oval table : at the royal table, you can see from afar which is the bride and groom’s table! With us, you have the possibility to have an oval table for 10 to 30 people.
  • The “holy scene” table :  it means that we take instead an elongated table (oval or rectangular) and we put chairs on one side only. This allows you to have a view on all your guests!
  • The “draw” table : you want to take full advantage of your guests and be able to engage everyone in the discussion during the day? The draw table is a good solution. Between each dish, you will draw by lot the names of the people having the honor to sit at your table, but just for one dish! This will create animation during your meal.
  • The walking bride and groom : You can also choose to spend a moment at each of your guests’ tables, leaving two empty chairs each time. You can then stop at each table and share a drink or a dish with all your guests!

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Photographe : Dan Petrovic, Décoration : Kalosia

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Photographe : Christelle Naville

MENU CARDS

Handwritten menus to put on the table are absolutely ESSENTIAL! Each guest will want to discover what he or she will be able to enjoy during the meal, just to make your guests’ mouths water. You can imagine the table menu cards differently: one per person or 2-3 per table, put in the napkin thanks to a special folding, displayed on a blackboard or on an easel at the entrance of the room, etc.

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Photographe : Jessica Amber

 

THANK YOU CARDS

Nothing beats a “THANK YOU” paper version with a few photos of your wedding as souvenirs for your guests. With a small personalised handwritten message and a link to your wedding photo gallery, it’s even better! Here is a small selection of our favorite models:

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The best of our bride and groom: a sequence of memories

 

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THE RED THREAD

It is also very trendy to keep a red thread for each element of your wedding stationery. The red thread can be: a color code, a logo that represents your initials with your wedding date for example, a material, etc…

 

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