Even in the early stages of wedding planning, you may have found that an invitation is a big deal.What is your theme?Have you chosen the color?Whose name comes first?How often do you send them out?For such a simple thing, there are many factors to weigh and consider before shipping.After all, it’s the guests’ first impression of your wedding, and you probably want to make a good first impression.
Wedding invitations — good or bad — are one of the few traditions with stricter etiquette rules about what should be done and what shouldn’t be done.Then you have to relate them to your entire wedding .We know there’s a lot to think about.That’s why we’ve created a simple, light-hearted guide to help you complete your wedding invitation Do’sand Don ‘ts.
What you should do:
- Do order free samples of up to 3 invitations.This is a great opportunity to touch and feel the invitations before you buy.
- Do order a proof of your invitation. This will ensure everything is spelled correctly and in the format you want. Have multiple people proof your invitations before placing your final order.
- Do order extra invitations and envelopes. You never know when you might have an addressing error or need to invite a few extra guests.
- Do insert invitations into inner envelopes folded edge first (wording or design facing you). Place inner envelopes in outer envelopes with the front of the inner envelopes facing you. Presentation is key.
- Do arrange your enclosures correctly. Enclosures should be arranged with reception cards next to the invitation, followed by response cards with map cards last.
What you shouldn’t do:
- Don’t include gift registry information on your invitations.
- Don’t put labels on your invitations. Write them by hand if possible.
- Don’t send your invitations out with too little time to respond. We recommend sending your invitations 4-6 weeks (or more) before your wedding date.
- Don’t forget to include postage on your RSVP cards.
- Don’t forget to send a thank you note within 3 months of receiving each gift.