Wedding Reception Essentials

It’s all about the details!

Putting the finishing touches on your reception paper goods makes all the difference for a polished overall look. I have collected some of my favorite examples from weddings I have helped design with tips on how to archive this look for your wedding.

Table Number Holders:

Pretty table numbers are actually really hard to find. I have put together a collection of classic simple and pretty holders and where you can find them.

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Chargers make the perfect backdrop for your menus, I especially love how it looks with a round menu.

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A simple acrylic, silver or white frames help subtly give your table numbers, menus and other signage a finished look. I suggest the simpler the better and let the signage and other decor like florals take center stage.

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(Affiliate links included) Acrylic Frames (multiple sizes available, 5x7 shown) | Classic White Frames (multiple sizes available, 5x7 shown) | Silver Harp Holder | Classic Round Silver Holders (also available in rose gold) | Simple “Harp” Style Holders (multiple colors available) | Classic White Frames (multiple sizes available, 8x10 shown) | Oversized Classic White Frame

All photos above are my work from real weddings. To see more photos from these weddings please see the Charm Studio gallery.

How to Send Your Wedding Invitations

The 4 S’s of sending your invitations (stuffing, stamping, sealing and sending) simplified and my list of essential supplies to get the job done right.


  • Place the cards from smallest on top to largest on bottom so that all cards will be seen when your guest removes it from the envelope.

  • Remember to include a stamp on the response card envelope. Most response card envelopes will need a forever stamp, but if your response card has anything 3-D (ribbon, wax seal, etc) or is a square it will need more postage than a forever stamp. More on stamps below…




  • Double check all postage required with the post office you plan to send from!

  • You can ask for “Hand Canceling” so that they won’t go thru the machine, but honestly I think they all go thru the machine anyway now. That is what I have been told and found to be true, unfortunately!

the list of essential supplies For mailing invitations: