These are rules that are most often overlooked, mainly because it sounds so simple. The truth of the matter is, with the wedding bustle these are often things that can be overlooked. So before you send your wedding guest list to your wedding invitation designer (aka hopefully moi), or worse to your guests! Please ensure you decide or not decide on the following:
1. Spell everything out correctly, so your designer is able to ensure you wedding invitation wording is done correctly.
Listen when you start mixing abbreviations and contractions on a wedding invitation, it starts to look a little messy and it takes attention away from how beautiful your wedding invitations are!
2. Invite all children or don’t invite any.
Want to invite just a few? This is a slippery slope. Once you start, it’s hard to know where to draw the line. To make it easy either invite them all or don’t invite any.
3. Don’t include registry info on the invitations.
Usually couples don’t ask guests for wedding gifts. If by chance you do want to create a registrar ensure it is on a separate card. Remember you can also share your registry information your wedding website or ask a close person you trust to relay the list to your guests (if they so choose to give you a gift).
4. Order information cards for additional details.
It’s often easier for you and clearer for guests to add a card to your wedding invitation ensemble that lists additional details like parking or shuttle info, dress code, childcare, hotel accommodation, etc.
5. Add a stamp to the response cards.
This is a courtesy, your guests will appreciate this gesture and it makes replying even easier, that way you get responses faster!
6. Handwrite the guest’s address on each envelope.
A handwritten address is what distinguishes your wedding invitation from everyday mail. Or enlist some help! Or consider making labels with a script font that mimics the look of handwriting. The options are endless. Virk’s Studio can help you with either options :)
7. Weigh an invitation before purchasing stamps.
Assemble one single wedding invitation suite with the appropriate envelopes and have it weighed at your nearest post office. This will help you figure out how much postage you’ll need and how much it will all cost.
8. Sending invites at a timely manner.
Traditionally, invitations usually go out six to eight weeks before the wedding. This give guests time to clear their schedules and make travel arrangements if they don't live in town. When you have destination weddings it’s best to give more time to guest and send them out three-four months ahead of time.
Hope these tips help you in creating the most fabulous wedding invitations for your special day. If you would like to work together to create a custom invite feel free to contact me. Or checkout the assortment of invitations I have in my shop.