Updated: Mar 16
When an invitation arrives in the mail, it's the very first impression that guest will have on your big day. And with so many companies and designs to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. And thank goodness that in today's world, with email and all social media has to offer, wedding stationery has avoided the digital age and we can still expect to receive them in our mailboxes. And you have to admit, there is nothing more exciting & sweeter than finding a pretty envelope with your name on it.
Below are some advice and ideas for, "What You Need To Know About Wedding Invitation Etiquette"...
Your wedding invitations are one of the most crucial parts of the wedding planning process. Not only is it how you communicate all of your big day’s details with your guests, but it’s also the first glimpse of what’s to come and a keepsake for many. There is no better way than to show off your unique wedding day style than to send a customized invitation out to family and friends. You will be announcing all the details and the itinerary of your wedding, and when you do it with style, people will be counting down the days until you say "I do." Needless to say – the pressure is on to get your wedding invitations right. Not just right, but perfect! Choose stationery that reflects the vibe of your wedding.Below are some Tips for handwriting your invitations.
Send Save-the-Dates 6 months in advance.. It is convenient for guests to receive save-the-date cards so they can plan accordingly. Send them around 6 months in advance; for destination weddings, give guests 10–12 months’ notice.
Tips for handwriting your invitations: Write invitations, thank you letters and envelopes in proper ink. Black or blue is traditional but, if it suits your style of stationery, make a statement with a more contemporary color. Guests’ names are written in the top left-hand corner of the save-the-date cards and invitations, unless there is a dedicated space/line for them. Writing lots of invitations and envelopes can be tiring, so approach the task in small batches to avoid mistakes. Double-check tricky spellings and, if possible, find out the names of guests’ partners rather than writing ‘and guest’.
How to word your invitations.. Think about how formal or informal you want to be, and word your invitations accordingly. For example, you need to choose between writing guests’ first names or using the more formal ‘Mr and Mrs’ etc on the invitations. Remember, invitations are important documents, providing guests with all the key information: location, timings, RSVP details and sometimes a dress code. Don't miss these details you must include on your wedding invitations. Don’t forget to send thank-you cards
Thank you letters for wedding presents should be handwritten and sent as soon as possible after the honeymoon or, if the couple is going away later, after the wedding.