When to order your personalized wedding products
There’s so much to do when planning your wedding that it’s often difficult to keep all of the little details straight about when to order what. Whether you have a wedding planner to keep you organized or are braving the planning on your own, here are some tips for when to order your personalized products and favors to make your wedding day truly special:
Wedding programs and menus
These days, many couples are sticking with classy and cute one-page menu cards and wedding programs, rather than an elaborate and formal booklet. So this one’s easy: Order your menu cards and wedding programs about two months before your wedding. Usually, you will have the ceremony and menu details pinned down by this point, and ordering customized products a little earlier will give you time to review the design and make edits if necessary.
Table numbers and place cards
Knowing when to order your custom place cards and table numbers can be a little tricky. Some couples choose to order them along with the invites, which brides typically do up to six months ahead of time. However, you don’t require guests to respond until about a month before the wedding, so it’s difficult to order place cards with a specified table number if you aren’t sure who is coming. One great option is to not print guests’ table numbers on the place cards. Instead, find a creative way to tell them where they’re sitting. One cute way is to give beautiful little succulents as favors and label them with guests’ names and table numbers – something that can be done last minute if necessary.
The favors are an easy item to order as soon as you decide what you’d like – even three months or more before your big day. Though you know all guests are not likely to show up to your fabulous wedding, it’s still a good idea to order as many favors as there are invited guests – this way, it’s not necessary to wait around until all guests have mailed in their responses. One great favor option is custom matchbooks, and For Your Party offers an expansive array that you can personalize with customized graphics, colors, text and even photos to offer guests a truly meaningful – and useful – favor. Plus, if you end up with extras, matches are always great to have on hand. Three months beforehand is also a great time to order personalized gift bags for your out of town guests.
Personalized products will wow your guests and make your wedding day extra special and unique.