Etiquette · Invitations

Wedding Must-Haves!

Karoline & Nathan's Skyline Wedding!
from Karoline & Nathan’s Skyline Wedding!

When planning your wedding, there are so many beautiful stationery items that would be nice to have! However, if funds are limited, then we want to remind you of the three essential must haves that need to be included in your budget:

1. Paper Invitations are the gold standard for any wedding. The type of invitation you select will depend upon your finances. Neighborhood stationers have entry-level products that are actually more economical than do it yourself at home kits. The local stationer’s etiquette expertise is always complimentary and they will ensure there are no embarrassing typos, mistakes or major errors. The professional guidance of your friendly stationery shop is worth every penny and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

2. Escort Cards (often called Place Cards) are needed if you are having a sit down reception with assigned seating. Escort Cards actually lead your guest to their assigned table while place cards indicate their specific seat at that table. Even if you are having a small intimate affair, a buffet service or open seating, escort cards are required to guarantee your wedding party and/or immediate family is not left sitting near the bus station alone.

3. Thank You Notes are the final essential item you need when ordering your invitations. It is unacceptable to email or text thank you notes to your wedding guests. A short hand written note is a sign of graciousness and is required in response to any gift. Thank you notes are small in size for a reason! A short paragraph mentioning your appreciation is sufficient.

Weddings are wonderful! Most brides have minimal experience creating this memorable day, so rely on the expertise of your corner stationer to guide you.

Kathryn’s Bridal & Invitation Studio, by appointment only
3807 West Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050

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