I offer a full suite of wedding stationery including ‘on the day’ wedding stationery such as table plans, place cards, menus and table numbers. I can create beautiful designs to complement your other wedding stationery, flowers and table decorations.
If you’re unsure exactly what stationery you need for the day of your wedding, please take a look at my ‘Complete Guide to ‘On The Day’ Wedding Stationery. For ‘on the day’ wedding stationery, please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Order of Service / Order of the Day
An order of service, or order of the day is used to communicate important timings to your guests such as seating times for the wedding breakfast, the first dance and cutting the cake. It helps to ensure guests are in the right place at the right time. It is traditional for each guest that attends your daytime ceremony to receive an order of service. They come in several forms, the most popular being a printed flat card or a booklet. I like to add pretty details such as sheer ribbons, tassels or interesting edges.
Some couples also like to display the order of the day on a large board / sign, which can be useful for evening guests that may not receive an order of service.
Your table pan is an essential part of your wedding stationery collection, it tells guests where to go, and where to sit. By creating a seating pan, you can ensure your nearest and dearest mingle, no-one is left on their own and there are no awkward situations such as divorced couples or disputing family members sitting next to each other. The design choices for table plans are endless, from large A2 printed plans which are frames and displayed on an easel, to upcycled glassware and bottles displayed on ladders, or even pot plants to complement your wedding flowers.
After your guests have found their name on the table plan, they need to find their table, which is helped along by table numbers. I design these in keeping with your other stationery and often use elements from your save the dates or invitations. There are lots of ways to display your table numbers. From folded tent cards, to framed table numbers, cards displayed on easels or even upcycled glassware.
Once your guests have found their table, they’ll need to find their seat. Place cards featuring each guest’s name are practical but can also add the finishing touches to your tablescape. They are usually some form of printed card, but I like to get creative and incorporate all kinds of elements, from seasonal foliage and pine cones to dried fruit and flowers. For more modern place cards, I can add sheer ribbons, feather, wax seals and tassels. The options really are endless!
When it comes it comes to your wedding menu, you may need a pre-order from each guest to hand to your wedding venue. Some couples like to send a menu out with their invitations, or incorporate it into their RSVP card.
Depending on the length of time between sending out your invitations and your wedding day, some guests may forget what they had ordered, so it can be useful to display your wedding menu somewhere on the table so guests know what they are eating. Your wedding menus can form part of each place setting, or they can be placed in the middle of the table - again there are many options. If you have a buffet, I can create buffet labels to be displayed with each buffet tray.
Whatever your choice of favour, I can create beautiful tags or labels to complement them - from shaped, printed tags for mini bottles of fizz to custom labels to go on scented candles and everything in between.
For more details about my 'on the day' wedding stationery, please enquire.