The stationery you choose is the first introduction your guests have to your wedding. In those save-the-dates and/or invitations, you want to set the tone for your big day. Subtly let your guests know what kind of vibe to expect: elegant, quirky, classic, contemporary, etc. Show off some your personal style!
But don’t forget that the invites have a very important job in the planning process. Getting the RSVP and meal information is essential to figuring out the final details of your day. To make your life easier, take some tips from our recommended dos and donts.
- Mail out invitations 10 weeks before the wedding
- Have your guests RSVP 4 weeks before the wedding
- Ask for RSVP only if yes. You need to know that people received your invitation and have made a decision either way.
- Have your guests initial by their entree choices so you know who is eating what
- Place stamps on the RSVP cards
- Use proper titles – Ms., Mrs., Dr., Mr.
- Pick one RSVP option (not multiple – emails, cards, online)
- Forget to include a line for them to put their name on the RSVP/meal choice card
- Use abbreviations. You should write out Road, Street, etc.
- Use mailing address stickers
- Order enough invitations the first time. Additional orders for smaller amounts can be very expensive.
- Order Thank You notes when your order invitations. Purchasing them with the invitations can save you money.
- Send save-the-dates ONLY to those who will definitely be invited to the wedding
- Email Thank You notes. Your guests deserve a handwritten note.
- Include any mention of gifts or registries on the invitation
- Think about coordinating or customizing your stamps to match the invites