Wedding Printed “Extras”



Wedding Printed “Extras” …do you need them?

In today’s age of technology – we rarely rely on printed material. Think about it. Many of us read books and magazine on a tablet, get our directions from Siri, or our car’s GPS. Who gets a paper newspaper anymore? Our news is obtained from the internet.

So do we really need printed invitations, maps, wedding programs? My opinion…yes. Let’s face it, lots can go wrong at a wedding. It’s best to trouble shoot BEFORE there’s a problem. And one place to start is to make sure your guests have a back-up plan to get where they need to get! 🙂 For both my daughters’ weddings, we debated printing maps, and ultimately decided against it. But then when I see the cute map above, and how it gives the guests a great visual of all the wedding festivities, I think I’d reconsider for future weddings. (I have two more daughters to marry off!) Siri and GPS are not fool-proof. It’s a good idea to check the cell service in the area around your wedding/reception. A friend suggested I could see about getting some bespoke maps or other printed materials done from somewhere like IPW1 for a future wedding.

What about wedding programs? I’m a big proponent of them. The top photo is of daughter, Maggie’s. Her wedding was more formal than daughter, Kathleen’s. And you can see it in the different program styles – KK’s is below. I wrote two blog posts about Wedding Programs. If you’d like to read them, just click on the links! Wedding Programs II


What about printed invitations and printed “Save the Dates”? I think yes to the invitations, no to “Save the Dates” (email is just fine for those – easy, and you can see right away if they’ve been read). It’s lovely to have a permanent keepsake. In today’s world, we are too streamlined. Our pictures are on our phones or computers, our addresses and calendars as well. Let’s enjoy the tactical pleasure of some paper every once in awhile!

And of course…you’ll want to frame your wedding invitation!