Printed materials are one of the top five things you need to address when planning your wedding. I make the reference all the time that a wedding should tell a story. Well, your story begins and ends with your printed materials! What does that mean?
Your first bit of printed info is the save-the-date, if you choose to do one. Before you print them, decide on your color scheme — because your save-the-date should match.
Next up: Your invitation, which is the biggest piece of your printed storytelling. Carry over the theme of your invitations to your ceremony programs, escort cards, place cards, menu cards, and thank-you notes.
Right now you’re probably thinking, “I can’t afford all this; what do I need to do?” Well, clearly, you need to do invitations. I beg of you, for the mercy of your wedding, do not do e-invites! It takes all of the tradition and importance right out of your wedding.