Your Ultimate Wedding To-Do List1
Posted on 1st December 2017 by Emily
Filed under Wedding Stationary Business Advice, Card Making Ideas, Projects And Cards By Type, Wedding Stationery, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Scrapbooking And Journalling
Your wedding is one of – if not the – biggest day of your life, meaning that you should be thoroughly prepared and organised with an apt to-do list. After all, by being ready you can not only save time but money too!
It may seem like a stressful time with all the preparation and checking of your wedding to-do list, but it can also be a time to get super crafty and creative and make the most of your DIY skills.
So, what do you need to begin planning for the ultimate party, and even more so, a memorable one?
Top Tip: Establish a thread of consistency before you get crafty – everything from your colour scheme to your theme and any motifs etc. Make sure you apply this to every piece you create. For efficiency and effectiveness, it may be a good idea to get all of your stationery supplies from the same place!
Many creative people like to start a scrapbook way before they even begin wedding planning as you can establish what you truly want early on and gather your equipment.
Scrapbooking for your wedding is not only an efficient way to begin planning but it’s also super fun. Whenever you find anything you think you may like; a certain colour for your table cloths, a type of material for your dress or even a flower arrangement as you pass a florist’s window, make sure you either take a snap or get a sample. After this, take to the scrapbook and arrange it!
Before you know it, you’ll see your wedding planning itself before your very eyes.
Don’t Forget: Venue and Date! – Make sure you get this sorted way in advance, so your next step is a breeze too!
Save The Dates
Once you’ve gathered a list of your nearest and dearest, and you have the venue, you will now have a great understanding of how many people your venue will cater for and who you want to be at your big day.
The next step on your wedding to-do list is to send out your Save The Dates, which is also the time to get the crafts ready for use!
Save The Dates are great to send out way in advance as it gives plenty of time for all your friends and family to get time off work, sort out child care, organise transport etc. There’s no excuse!
You will need:
- Card Blanks – Take your pick of colours, but don’t forget to stick to the colour scheme.
- Craft Supplies – While card is your base, you need some other supplies to make sure you’re organised.
Don’t Forget: In between the Save The Dates and the next step, be sure to think of the catering, transportation photographer, florist, any entertainment, as well as accommodation for you and your guests.
Seating Plans/Table Cards
One job that you can tick off by utilising your own creativity is the seating plan and the labels for the tables. Who’s going to sit where? How are the tables going to be arranged?
You and your partner are probably the best people to understand your friends and family and decide who should sit where. After you’ve drafted a brief seating plan you can then begin to design and craft your table cards, which is where you can truly unleash your creativity and begin to incorporate your theme and colours.
Not only can you get creative with your card for the place names, but you could also use the ‘find your seat’ board to utilise your skills.
Take a look at these for some inspiration:
For your seating plans and table cards you will need:
Don’t forget about the dress amongst all the crafting!
Invitations & RSVP Cards
Your wedding invitations could arguably be at the top of your wedding to-do list as they hold the key pieces of information for your guests.
Your invitation reflects the entire tone of your wedding and will be the first glimpse that any guests will get of your special day. A wedding invitation can have many pieces to it, which you could include in the process of creating:
- The outer envelope
- The invitation itself
- An unsealed inner envelope for an RSVP
- The RSVP card itself
For these you will benefit from card blanks, some envelopes and some other craft supplies! A pearlised card can be an extra touch of class to your invitations and can fit in with any colour scheme. Check out our pick and mix pearlised range to see what colours we supply.
Here’s some inspiration:
Don’t Forget: Take time for yourself now- your hen party or stag do should be just around the corner!
Thank You Cards
So, the big day has been and gone, and if you were super organised then we’re sure everything was plain sailing!
While the hard work may be over, it’s not just tradition, but also a lovely gesture to send out thank-you cards to guests.
Particular people may deserve a little extra thank-you card and even a gift, however, giving all your guests a card with a little message is just the perfect way to end the celebrations.
These tend to be much simpler than your invitations or Save The Dates, but it is still important to stick to the theme.
It will give your guests a chance to remember what a wonderful day it was too!
Here is some inspiration:
Your wedding to-do list is over! Time for you and your partner to relax; it’s honeymoon time!
If you’re planning a wedding or maybe your wedding scrapbook is full and ready to be transformed into reality, the team at Papermilldirect would love to help with your wedding to-do list.
Order your card samples today to help you decide your colour scheme and theme.