If you’ve begun your wedding planning journey, you’ve likely encountered certain old-school rules, like you can’t have a mixed wedding party (you most definitely can) or you have to have a wedding cake (spoiler: you don’t). There are also many traditional wedding stationery rules that you don’t have to follow. In fact, some of these outdated customs (such as assuming a couple shares a last name or only using “Mr.” and “Mrs.”) can make certain guests feel excluded. Traditional wording, colors and designs can also limit your creativity. Your stationery sets the tone for the whole event, so you want to ensure it represents you, the couple, to the fullest. We’re here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams—starting with your invitations and save-the-dates. Here are six traditional wedding stationery rules you can break, and what to do instead.
Here’s the traditional wedding stationery etiquette
After a recent surge in the number of people contracting coronavirus, Boris Johnson has ushered the UK into a new, six-month-long shutdown period, tightening restrictions on social gatherings, which means gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors are now illegal in England. Anyone caught flouting the rules with be slapped with a £100 fine, doubling with each offence, up to a maximum of £3,200. The restrictions won’t apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised outdoor team sports. So how will this affect parties?
Restaurants, pubs and places of worship have been allowed to open again since July 4, however from Monday, only table service will be permitted and customers will be required to wear face coverings at anytime they are not seated. Private dining rooms were also able to resume service, although groups will now be strictly limited to six adults and children. Groups of