7 Top Tips for Organising Your Wedding

It finally happened! Either you or your partner proposed, and now you’re engaged. No matter your timeline or budget, it’s possible to pull together a beautiful day. However, organisation is critical, including getting ready-to-order or custom invitation cards made in your colours or theme. You also have to send out RSVP cards to ensure you plan for an adequate number of guests, lock in a venue, find your vendors and more. 

So with all of these small details, how do you organise your entire wedding to ensure it’s flawless? Our top tips will help you sort everything out. 

1. Put Together an Inspiration Board

Putting a vision board or an inspiration folder together is one way to keep everything neatly contained in one space. Collect images of decorations, colours, flowers and food to highlight how you want your big day to look and feel. For inspiration, you can browse Pinterest and Instagram and get your ideas solidified early. 

2. Scale Your Invite List

Once you get a vision for what type of wedding you want, you can start outlining your wedding invite list. Even if you don’t have an exact number, having a rough estimate will help you pick out a venue size and set a realistic budget for beverage and food costs. Also, it’s an excellent time to pick your wedding party members, like personal attendants, bridesmaids and groomsmen, so they can ensure to take time off to participate in your wedding. 

3. Choose and Reserve Your Venue

After deciding on a time of year for your wedding, pick a few dates. Venues can easily book a year out, so find and reserve the one you love as soon as possible. Make sure to take tours of venues and ask questions before you sign contracts. Ask if they have specific vendors they contract with, if it’s handicap accessible, if they can accommodate your number of guests and how much time you get for setup and tear down. Taking a list of questions will ensure you don’t miss anything. 

4. Find a Wedding Stationery Printing Company

Ideally, you’ll look for a reputable company to print your invitation cards and RSVP cards. You want to send RSVP cards out 8 to 12 months before the big day, which is why it’s so important to lock the date and venue in quickly. This way, you can find a company that does wedding stationery printing, pick out the perfect design, have the company make the cards and get them in the mail well in advance. 

5. Lock in Your Desired Vendors

Planning your big day means working with various vendors to ensure the day goes smoothly from start to finish. Caterers, photographers, florists and DJs are some potential vendors you may need. They can book months in advance, so the sooner you get in touch and get a contract, the better. Then, a few weeks before the wedding, follow up with them with any last-minute changes, requests or essential details. 

6. Mail the Invitation Cards

You typically send your wedding invitation cards 6 to 8 weeks before your big day. First, pick a theme for your invites that fits your budget and style. A reputable wedding stationery printing company will have fantastic affordable options that look sleek and elegant. Then, get them in the mail using your RSVP card responses as a guide. 

7. Put Together a Seating Chart

Work with your venue for this wedding planning tip to determine how many seats and tables the space can accommodate. Try to seat guests who know one another at the same tables. For example, group uni or high school friends, work colleagues or extended family together. 

Let Baileys Print Co. Create the Perfect Wedding Invitation or RSVP Cards for You

Planning your dream wedding day can be stressful, but don’t let that ruin the day when it finally arrives. We can help you design the perfect RSVP or invitation cards at Baileys Print Co. with our full line of wedding stationery printing services. If you’re not sure where to start, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you make your vision for your dream wedding come to life.

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