When you start planning your wedding, you might be overwhelmed by the huge amount of options for beautiful stationery. While we love all those special little extras, like favour tags and personalised signs, there are some essentials that every bride needs for her big day. Here are our top five must-have wedding stationery items.

Wedding Invitations

No surprises here! Let everyone know about your special day with a gorgeous wedding invitation. There are styles to suit every bride's taste and budget, from postcards and open-out cards to pocketfold and bundle suites. We recommend including an RSVP with your invite - it's much more personal than an email or text response, and it encourages guests to respond quickly!

5 Wedding Stationery Essentials - Invitations

Featured Design: 'Pastel Chalkboard Flowers Boutique Wedding Invitation & RSVP'

Need help wording your wedding invitations? Check out our etiquette guide.

Order of Service

Guide guests through your church or civil ceremony with an order of service booklet. This wedding stationery essential lists all the important timings and events in your ceremony, ensuring everyone gets there in time to see the all-important vows. It's also a lovely keepsake to remind guests of the special day.

5 Wedding Stationery Essentials - Order of Service Booklets

Featured Design: 'Rustic Flower Border Order of Service Booklet  and Concertina'

Find everything you need to know about orders of service with this blog.

Table Plan

There are so many wedding stationery products out there for your reception. We think the most important one is the table plan! Whether you opt for a large showstopper venue plan or individual cards for each table, there's something for every wedding. There are endless options for presenting it in line with your wedding theme, too. Embellish with a greenery border for a woodland wedding, place on a vintage wooden display to capture boho magic, or frame it in metal for an industrial vibe.

5 Wedding Stationery Essentials - Pretty Mason Jars Table Plans

Featured Design: 'Pretty Mason Jars Table Plan'

Place Cards

Place cards go hand-in-hand with table plans, helping guests to find their seat once they get to their table. They also make a lovely decoration for your table setting. Theme them with your table plans to create a unified look for your reception décor. Some stationers provide options for adding your wedding menu onto the back or inside of the place card, making them convenient as well as beautiful!

5 Wedding Stationery Essentials - Place Cards

Featured Design: 'Elegant Marble Blush Place Card'

Thank You Cards

Finish your wedding journey with a thank you card. This is an essential part of wedding etiquette. Thank everyone for attending, making special mention of any help or gifts they gave you. You can match the card design to your previous wedding stationery. Or, for a personal touch, you could add your favourite wedding snap to the front to remind everyone of those special memories.

5 Wedding Stationery Essentials - Thank You Cards

Featured Designs: 'Add Your Own Photo Square Thank You Card' and 'Botanical Garden Thank You Card'

Want to brush up on your wedding thank you etiquette? Read this advice blog for more details!