Even if you’re sending your save the dates and wedding invitations on paper, you can still avail yourself of a few modern conveniences. Our online address collection cards make gathering your guests’ mailing addresses simple.
You might know your friends’ email addresses by heart, but you’ll definitely need their help filling in the blanks on your paper envelopes. Put together a list of your lucky recipients with the online address book—you’ll find past party invitees already listed and you can import any missing contacts from your personal email account. When your guest receives your pre-invitation delivery, they’ll be prompted to provide their postal address on an online reply card. Give everyone a few days to respond before you send a reminder with the messaging tool. (You can even track who hasn’t opened your address collection card, in case there are a few lingering absences on your mailing list.)
All those addresses can be exported to a spreadsheet—perfect for sending to your stationer of choice for your save the dates and wedding invitations, naturally, but they’ll also be a great help in planning the shower, rehearsal dinner, and any other celebration along the way. The list will be great to have on hand when you’re writing thank you notes and other post-wedding correspondence, too. (And for bombarding people with photos from the wedding.)
Since you’re such a prescient planner, you’re probably considering your ceremony’s stationery style already. It might be a bit early to commit to your invitation’s final motif just yet, so choose a design that matches the broad strokes of your nascent creative vision—classic gold borders, romantic calligraphy, rustic wildflower bouquets, modern sans-serif type, and a few quirky illustrations for the indie couple. Cards from Rifle Paper Co. and Kelly Wearstler are exemplary choices for couples’ whose wedding style is boho, bold, or a bit of both. No matter how you choose to start, you can customize your card’s fonts and layout with the online design tool.