Our illustrated guide to what you really need to order

The amount of stationery surrounding a wedding can be extensive, but not every item is crucial. Some invitation designers won't provide the entirety of companion pieces that you see here, and that's fine. Choose your invite first, and rest assured you will be able to coordinate almost anything. We've noted the importance of each element, with some caveats.

Save-the-Date (with envelope, not shown)

Essential for holiday-weekend or destination weddings.

Importance: Recommended

Cherry Blossom invitation suite by Hello! Lucky; calligraphy by Papineau Calligraphy

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