They’re THE ONE. Maybe you knew it right away like I did when I met my husband. It was the butterflies in my stomach on our first date that gave it away! Or maybe it took some warming up to in order to realize it. But now, they have finally proposed and you said “YES”!
Those feelings sweep over you like a tidal wave and you can’t help but stare at your ring finger every minute of the day. Though I highly recommend not doing it while you’re driving!
You start to tackle the wedding planning process and for some, the thrill you once felt quickly turns into dread. From choosing the venue to picking the perfect florist, a bossy bridesmaid, or nosy family members...it can be overwhelming and exhausting.
When I was getting married, I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the wedding planning process. That was until it was time to have our wedding invitations made. We visited several shops here in Phoenix, searched dozens of websites, and browsed every major wedding magazine I could purchase or borrow. There was something that wasn’t quite right about everything we saw. Whether it was out of our price range, or the paper felt too flimsy, I just couldn’t say YES to what was out there. My stress turned into restlessness and then into nightmares.
I ended up deciding to make my own, but that ended up causing me to worry even more…especially when my family wasn’t adhering the layers together perfectly during the assembly process! I was also extremely anxious about the fact that I thought I’d forget someone’s name on an escort card, leave the programs at home, or forget some other detail altogether!
Luckily for you, one of my favorite parts of being a wedding stationer is being able to take some of that stress off of your hands. Since most of you are going through planning your first wedding, it’s easy to forget all the little details when it comes to your wedding stationery. Plus, letting someone else find the right paper or spend hours assembling your wedding invitation suite not only saves you time, but it lessens the chance of turning you into a Bridezilla/Groomzilla! Your future spouse will thank us for that later. You might thank us for that later too!
When working with my clients, I bring a timeline and thorough checklist to our meetings so that we can make sure we think about all of those details. Since some of you are just recently engaged and are still in the early stages of planning, I wanted to help you avoid some of the stress! If you’ve been engaged for a while and just need some help with organization, or feel like you might forget a piece of stationery, this will help you too!
It’s a shortened version of my wedding stationery timeline and checklist. Plus, it’s the perfect size to fit into your wedding planning binder or notebook! On the left you’ll find the timeline that gives you an idea of when to order and send out different pieces of wedding stationery. On the right, you’ll find a brief checklist of possible items you’ll need to order.
I know that not all brides are able to hire a wedding planner or have hire a wedding invitation designer to help them remember all of these pieces of information, which is why I wanted to share this with you. Even if you do have a planner and/or are hiring a designer for your invitations, this timeline and checklist will help you decide what pieces are important for you to include and will allow you to budget your money wisely!
You can download the timeline and checklist here.
I'd love to hear how it works out for you! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!