Save the Dates

Save the date cards let guests know your wedding date months in advance, helping them plan for the day. While these cards generally only contain your names and wedding date, we consider them to be essential. They help guests plan in advance, meaning that more people will be able to attend your special day.

Wedding Stationery Must-Haves! Product: Whimsical Floral Bouquet Save the Date Cards

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Typically, save the dates are sent around 6-8 months before the big day, giving guests a chance to book accommodation and time off work. However, if you're getting married during a busy holiday period or having a destination wedding, we recommend you send them up to a year in advance.


Without inviting your guests, there is no wedding! Let guests know about your big day with a beautiful wedding or evening invitation. Your invitations should include your names, your venue, and the date and time that the ceremony/evening reception begins. We recommend you send your invites around 3-6 months before the wedding, but also allow time to find your ideal design and order free samples.

At WHSmith Wedding Stationery, we have designs to suit many themes, including modern, traditional, bohemian, and beach. We also have invitations in a range of styles, including postcard, boutique, and pocketfold designs.

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Include an RSVP and guest information card with your invite to make organising your wedding even easier. Our boutique wedding invitation bundles include an RSVP and guest information card, all in one matching design.

RSVP cards help you prepare for your wedding, as you have an idea of how many people are attending. These cards should include a date that you want guests to respond by, which should be around 2 months before your wedding. You may also want to include meal choices and song requests, as well as leaving room for guests to inform you of any potential issues, such as food allergies.

Order of Service

Orders of service are used to guide guests through your wedding ceremony. They contain all of your ceremony details, giving your guests a step by step guide to what is happening and when. You may also want to include words to hymns and prayers.

Wedding Stationery Must-Haves! - Chalkboard Heart & Love Birds Order Of Service

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Order of service don't have to be boring! There are a range of designs and styles available, meaning that you can bring style to your ceremony, as well as giving guests a special keepsake from your day.

Table Plan

A table plan is essential for helping guests to their seats! It features all of your guest names in a seating arrangement, which helps them quickly find their seats. You could choose a large table plan, which can be displayed as a statement piece, or opt for subtle table plan cards. We love table plans - they make a beautiful decoration, as well as being super useful!

Wedding Stationery Must-Haves! Ornate Monogram Swirls Table Plan

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At WHSmith Wedding Stationery, we have full ranges of matching stationery, meaning you can coordinate your day easily. Match your table plan to the rest of your reception accessories, including table name cards, confetti, and favour tags. It creates a beautiful finished look for your venue!

Place Card

Like table plans, place cards are essential for helping guests to their seats at your wedding. They feature a guest's name and are placed on the table at their designated spot. This helps everyone find their place easily, plus they also make a lovely decoration. We offer personalised place cards for just £1.10 each!

Wedding Stationery Must-Haves! Kraft Boho Roses Place Card

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Some stationers can also print on the back of your place cards, so you could include some more wedding details, such as your menu.

Thank You Card

It is super important to thank guests for coming to your big day and for any gifts that you received. We recommend you send your thank you cards around 1-3 months after the big day, as this gives you time to settle into married life, without waiting too long to be considered rude.

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Match your thank you cards to your wedding stationery to remind guests of your day or include one of your favourite wedding photos!