We understand that the many rules associated with wedding invitations can become overwhelming. To help you eliminate a bit of stress, we’ve put together some guidelines to help you get started on those wedding invites.
- DO plan enough time to assemble, address, and mail your invitations. Don’t forget to gather all of the names and addresses of everyone on your guest list.
- DO use the third person when writing your wedding invitation. Never use “I” or “We”. Instead, try “Mr. Bob Smith and Miss Jane Brown…”.
- DO try to use the correct names and titles of all guests, if possible. It is more welcoming and guests will feel more welcomed to have a personalized invite and place card at their table.
- DO be specific when addressing recipients on your wedding invitations. Unless you really don’t care, avoid using “and guest” or “and family”. This will avoid confusion when your guests show up at your wedding.
- DO order extra wedding invitations in case there is an extra guest. You might also want to keep extra ones as keepsake for yourself and family members. Ordering extra at the beginning will save you the extra fees that might occur if you place a rush order later on.
- DON’T mention any gifts or wedding registries on your invitations. If you want to communicate any information relating to wedding gifts, communicate it on your wedding website or wedding/bridal shower invites only.
- DON’T forget to include any relevant information such as directions to the venue, hotel information, etc.
- DON’T use pre-printed address labels. Always address envelopes by hand.
- DON’T place “No Children” or “Adults Only” on your wedding invite. The way you address the invitation should indicate exactly who is invited to the wedding. If absolutely necessary, you may include “Adults Only Please” on the reply card.
- DON’T have a “standby” guest list or invite people at the last minute. Plan your guest list carefully and keep in mind that 10% to 20% of invited guests send their regrets in many cases.