INVITATIONS AND STATIONERY
Local printers will have a number of sample books for you to look through. Once again, be sure to choose a paper stock, ink color and type style that ties in with your overall wedding theme. You will also have many options regarding the wording. Check an etiquette book for proper phrasing.
Ask to see a proof before printing and check it over and over. Don't forget about additional thank-you cards, announcements or table cards if you want them to match your invitation.
Order extra outer envelopes and make sure a return address is printed on them. Envelopes should be addressed neatly in ink that won't smear. A professional calligrapher can save you from a long and tedious task and can free you up to take care of other wedding plans. The wedding invitation "kit" should include: the invitation, reception card, reply card with stamped return envelope, directions to church and reception, outer envelope and postage.