- Send out your wedding invitations 1-2 months before the big day. This is especially important with destination weddings. Even though your guests already know they will have to travel abroad for your wedding, it is appropriate to send out the invitation a little earlier than normal so they can start preparing.
- Include an RSVP date for 2-3 weeks before the wedding day.
- Make sure your wedding invitation reflects your wedding colors and theme. This way, your guests can get a feel for what the wedding will be like and choose proper attire based on that.
- Hire a calligrapher to address your invitations. It will save you time and make your invitations look flawless.
- Spell out all times, such as 6 0’clock in the evening (instead of 6:00 PM).
- Proofread, proofread, proofread! You don’t want any spelling errors on your invitations, especially any errors in your guests’ names. Make sure to have several people proofread your invitations apart from you as well.
- Include a separate sheet of paper in the envelope, listing the details of the trip, such as hotel accommodations, dinner reservations, and perhaps a map of the area.
- Forget to include the cost of stamps into your budget for invitations – it can add up!
- Purchase too many extra invitations or envelopes – or too few. An appropriate estimate for wedding invitations is purchasing 10% more than you think you will need. Just in case.
- Forget to include the names of the parents, especially if they are paying for the wedding!
- Mention anything about the gift registry on the invitation.
With keeping these basics in mind, don’t be weary to reach out and experiment with different styles and designs! It is your wedding after all!
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