We’re talking all things on the day wedding stationery! With 64 stationery ideas and a free downloadable 12-step on the day wedding stationery checklist, feel free to call us your wedding fairy godmother. We’ve got it all sorted for you! Of course, we have to say a huge thank you to our Recommended Suppliers for their contributions and the wonderful advice we’ve included in this article. Specific mentions go to Papier, Peony & Rose, The Whole Caboodle, and The Crafty Lab! You’re the best! Now, let’s get into it…
64 On the day wedding stationery ideas by Rock My Wedding with a free checklist!
Wedding invitations are obviously how you invite all your loved ones to your special day. This is the first glimpse your guests will see of your wedding, so it really will reflect the tone, aesthetic, and excitement for your wedding day! Try to choose something that works cohesively with your venue and overall wedding theme, so that it can also be consistent with the rest of your on the day wedding stationery! A key tip: keep a spare invitation so that your photographer can capture it in a stunning flatlay like the ones below by Recommended supplier, The Whole Caboodle! One popular design our stationers are loving, is including a sketch of the wedding venue! It's nice to let your guests visualise where they'll be going.
Welcome Signs - On the day wedding stationery
How are you greeting your guests? Obviously, the majority of your guests won't actually get to say hi or congratulations until after the ceremony! So having a welcome sign is a nice touch to give your guests a warm welcome on arrival! They also make a great photo opportunity for any guests that might want to post on social media. These can come in so many styles, be it fabric or board or framed! Our favourite is this minimalist design by Recommended supplier, Peony & Rose! This supplier loves to reflect seasonality in their designs and add those small extra details to complete the look.
Reserved Seat Signs
Reserved seat signs are usually little cards or banners to reserve seats in the best positions (normally the front row) for the wedding party and VIPs at the wedding ceremony. This is usually the parents of the couple and other close family members or people participating in the ceremony. The seat signs can be flat and placed on the seat with the order of the day/service (if you're having one), or threaded with ribbon and tied to the back of the chair. Wondering how else you can decorate your chairs? We've got all the answers in our wedding chair decoration ideas article!
Order of the Day/Service - On the day wedding stationery
The order of the day stationery is more commonly known as your wedding timeline! Usually styled in a large sign (so it is easy for guests to view at all times), this is ideal for guiding guests through the day. You've got enough to be doing on the day than organising your guests, so let the signage do the talking. Speeches at four? Check. Dancing at eight? Sorted.
Order of service cards are traditionally used in church ceremonies. This is where guests can follow hymns, readings and music whilst the ceremony takes place. You can always include prompts in these for when participation is required as well as including a who’s who of your wedding party. It can help guests put faces to names if they don’t know your main I Do Crew! Plus, these make for a lovely keepsake!
A vow book is a small booklet that will have your vows printed in or (even better) handwritten! Not only will these look amazing in your photos, but they are the most beautiful keepsake from your wedding ceremony. You've probably spent a long time thinking over what you should write in them (although not that long if you take our advice on how to write your wedding vows), so it's definitely worth it to remember them!
Table Plan/Seating Chart - On the day wedding stationery
The seating plan is one of the most essential items on our on the day wedding stationery checklist no matter the size of your guest list! Designed to guide your guests to their seats effortlessly, the seating chart ensures a smooth transition to the wedding breakfast. The table plan usually places your guests’ names under certain table numbers or names. Each sign really can come in all shapes and sizes, so let your imagination run wild. We have 10 unique wedding table plan ideas if you’re looking for more inspiration.
Table Numbers & Names
Once guests know which table number or name they’re seated at, these signs can help them find the right table! They can be traditional number cards or used to add a more personal touch. Name your cards after places that are special to you or your favourite books, foods or films...it's time to get creative! Here are 40 wedding table name ideas! We also like to think of these as pretty essential. With a group of moving people, these signs give direction to the chaos!
Place Cards - On the day wedding stationery
Personalised with your guest’s names and positioned at your guest’s place setting, place cards can be traditional tent fold cards or luggage-style tags. Adorn them with tassels or wax seals or even attach them to your wedding favours. Your place cards are the perfect opportunity to add a hint of colour to your table decor. You could go even wilder, take this vinyl record or agate slices as examples! Nobody needs that awkward I-think-you’re-in-my-seat-moment, so save the trouble with some place cards.
As we mentioned above, place cards and favour tags can be doubled up into one if you’d like to save some paper! However, they don’t have to say the guest’s name! They often will have the couple’s name and wedding date on with a thank you message. When we asked our stationers for some trends, they predicted lots of pink! From the Barbie movie and pink being the colour of love, adding pops of pink to your wedding theme is more popular than ever. Looking for that unique wedding favour your guests won’t just throw away? Here are our favourite wedding favour ideas!
Wedding Menu Cards - On the day wedding stationery
It’s probably been a few months (if you’re following the traditional planning timeline) since deciding on their dietary requirements, so your guests would be grateful for a refresher of what they’re eating! Menu cards can be displayed per table or if you want to go for a more personalised place setting feel, you can provide individual menu cards for each guest with their specific choices. We're obsessed with these bright patterned menu cards below from Recommended supplier, Papier! For drinks, which may not be as personalised, you could display a sign or banner. Our Recommended stationers are predicting a big use of fabric in signage! Check the five signs you need for your wedding day for more advice!
Wedding Guest Books
Your wedding day is one you want to treasure forever. Besides your wedding photos, a wedding guest book is a nice way to remember who actually attended your big day what they had to say and what little nuggets of wisdom they chose to impart! Whether you choose a traditional written message guestbook, a photo booth photo guestbook or an audio guestbook - make sure your guests know it's there! Take a look at some alternative wedding guest book ideas if you’re looking for something a bit different. Key tip: ensure there’s a small sign to encourage guests to leave a message!
Wedding Newspaper - On the day wedding stationery
Wedding newspapers are a gorgeous finishing touch to any wedding day and the best thing is, you can include so much of the 'on the day' stationary in one place. Menus, order of the day, seating plan, directions to your guestbooks and entertainment! Plus tons of personal touches too! You can tell your love story, add a crossword maybe even a quiz for some wedding breakfast entertainment between courses...the possibilities are endless and you can make them so authentic. You have to check out Recommended Supplier, The Crafty Lab, if you're intrigued and looking for the perfect keepsake.
12 on the day wedding stationery items to consider for your wedding
On the day wedding stationery is made easy with our free checklist and all this wonderful advice and tips from our talented Recommended Suppliers! A huge thank you again to our lovely stationers for all their contributions to this article. Looking for your stationer? Head to our Recommended Supplier directory to find one near you! If you're a Type A person and are looking for more checklists, take a look at our 18-month wedding planning checklist to see things from a wider lens.
Instead of just reading your speeches or ceremony readings off your phone, why not ask your stationer to print them for you? This way, you'll have a copy that you can frame after! Better yet, download our free printable wedding readings. With everything from classic, funny, and romantic readings!