Getting The Essentials to Wedding Invitations
Sending out wedding invitations is one of the essential steps to beginning the process of your wedding planning. Getting the wedding invitations right will not only make the two of you look like pro’s in wedding planning but will also ensure your guests will arrive on time, in the right place, and will know what to do and how to dress.
Here are some basic tips that can help ease your wedding invitation process and make you look like a pro couple!
What should I include in a wedding invitation?
Whether you want to be on the formal or informal side of wording your invitation, be sure you include the necessary information to get your guest to RSVP and arrive at the wedding. Some basic information includes details of the event location (make sure to list the full address without abbreviations to minimize potential confusion), appropriate attire, date and any important times, accommodation information if needed, and an overview of any wedding-related activities.
Be sure to also mention who is hosting and the deadline to RSVP as well as gift or registry information and, the most important thing, the full names of the couple to be wed.
(Fun fact: RSVP is an abbreviation of the French phrase “Répondez, s’il vous plaît,” which simply means “please respond”)
When should I send wedding invitations?
Six to eight weeks is traditionally the time frame you want to follow when sending out wedding invitations.
But it might be nice to give people a heads up in advance if you are planning on having a destination wedding, which means it’s ideal to send them out three months ahead of time.
Your RSVP deadline should be dated around two to three weeks before the wedding date to be sure you can have a final head count to give to your wedding planner and/or caterer as well as having the seating finalized.
Is there a rule of who I can send a plus-one invitation?
There is not a formal list of rules when it comes to giving away a plus one invitation, but the common sense etiquette that should be applied is to only give away plus one invitations if you are absolutely confident the plus one will show up; otherwise, refrain from giving away plus ones, especially if the invited guest has the potential to bring someone unwanted to the wedding.
What if the guest needs more information?
A great solution to guests who may lose their invitations or needs more information of the wedding would be to create a simple wedding website. If you know your wedding guests have tech literacy, then be sure to include a link to your wedding website on your invitation to give them an easy reference to recall important information.
It’s especially helpful as some wedding guests may lose their invitation or tuck it away somewhere only to be forgotten.
With these simple tips in mind, you are free to design the invitations however you see fit. It’s your wedding after all!
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