Tips For Making Your Wedding Guest List

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and you want to share it with the people who matter most to you. But when it comes to making the guest list, things can quickly become complicated. Here are some tips to help you make the guest list for your wedding: Write a list of everyone you’d even THINK about inviting Start by making a comprehensive list of everyone you would consider inviting to your wedding. This includes family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and anyone else you think might want to celebrate with you on your special day. Prioritize your top-tier guests Once you have your entire list, separate the must-have guests, such as close family members and best friends. These are the people who you absolutely want to have at your wedding, no matter what. Decide …

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Wedding Invitations and Printed Materials: A Mini-Guide

By Lisa Beth Miller On average, most couples spend around two percent of the wedding budget on printed materials. Many fail to realize just how many printed items are actually needed for a wedding event. It is best to get organized early and order all of the printed items at once, from one source. This type of planning often leads to discounts, plus it allows the couple to keep a consistent look throughout. So, what exactly needs to be printed? Your shopping list should include save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, pre-stamped return envelopes, directions/accommodations cards, escort and place cards, table and menu cards, cocktail napkins, and programs. Of course, the proper postage for the invitations, save the dates, and return envelopes must also be accounted for! When you sit down with your printing professional, be sure to bring color …

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Wedding Stationery: A Guest’s First Glimpse Into Your Wedding Vision

by Lisa Beth Miller Wedding stationery may seem like a minor wedding detail, but it is actually an important part of your overall event concept. Wedding stationery is a couple’s first opportunity to delve into the “personal branding” of their big day. Sounds overly serious and corporate? It isn’t. Personal branding just means that the engaged couple is closely planning the overall look and concept of their wedding day, and that they are making sure that every aspect of the day is appropriate and recognizable. Generally speaking, the “save the date” cards are a wedding guest’s first glimpse into the style and personal branding of the engaged couple. These are traditionally sent out very early (well before the invitations), making it critical for the bride and groom to develop their personal branding well in advance. For example, if a bride and groom are planning …

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