San Francisco invitation

Cristine Thomas/Today's Bride SF

July 5, 2018

rustic invitation with accompanying response cards

Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here's a list of the various paper elements  to consider:

  • Save-the-Date Cards 
  • Wedding Invitations
  • Inner and Outer Envelopes
  • Reception Cards (if location is different than ceremony)
  • Response Cards and self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Directions (ceremony to reception)
  • Ceremony Program
  • Dinner + Drink Menus
  • Table Numbers
  • Escort Cards (for specific table)
  • Place Cards (for specific seat)
  • Favor Tags
  • Signage--Welcome, Gifts, Restrooms, Etc.
  • Thank You Notes
  • Announcements

Send your save-the-date cards as soon as the location is booked, especially if the wedding date falls on or near a holiday or school break. A word of caution--avoid committing yourself until you're absolutely sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-date cards have been sent, you're committed.