From the Save-the-Date to the late night snack, we invite you to peruse these paper particulars.
All in the Details
A stationery suite is more than an invitation. It is the first moment of telling your wedding story. Your papers are able to communicate hospitality, gratitude, insight, information, humor, and more. When you put thought into every detail, it completes the experience for memories that last a lifetime.
When to Send
Timing is everything when it comes to sending your invitations and save-the-dates. Your guests will need ample time to add you to their calendar. Typically save-the-dates should go out six to eight months ahead of your wedding, or earlier if it’s a destination event. Formal invitations can be mailed six to eight weeks before the big day with an RSVP date at least two weeks before the wedding. Guests, please be courteous and send your RSVP card ASAP.
Stamp of Approval
We recommend taking a trip to the post office before sending your invitations to have them weigh a complete suite and review the calligraphy or lettering for the address. These factors may mean more necessary postage, so it’s good to know ahead of time if you need will need to include extra stamps. Beautifully curated stamps complete the stationery look, so seek choices in your color palette and theme.
To Box or Bag
Welcome your out-of-town guests with a collection of small gifts to your wedding locale. Items can range from sweets and treats to local beer, wines or spirits to notable souvenirs. These welcome packages are perfect to coordinate with your paper suite, either in bags, totes, boxes, or more that match your stationery.
The possibilities are endless when you work with a creative designer that can perfectly prepare every detail with your vision in mind.
Fab gifts can be found across Alabama, and we’ve rounded up a handful of our favorites we think are perfect for our out-of-date visitors of longtime natives.
- Custom Cookies by Sugar & Stems
- Joyce’s Cheese Straws
- Trimtab 205 Southern Pale Ale
- Palo Santo Bundle at Club Duquette
- Creative Chocolates by Pizzelles’s
- Bronnie’s Brittle by Alabama Peanut Co.
- Wickle’s Pickles
- Jennifer’s Kitchen Confetti Pepper Jelly
- Maison Louis Marie Candle at Shoppe
Suite & Salty
Carrying through your design in all aspects of your paper suite can lead to creativity for you and exciting moments for your guests. What will you think of?
Photography by Alisha Crossley Photography
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