Read This Before Sending Out Your Wedding Invites

On average, there are two million weddings annually in the United States. There’s never been a better time to celebrate and put your love into the world.

Of course, with that comes the wedding planning and responsibilities. Perhaps the most significant is the wedding invites and all that they entail.

It’s not as scary as it sounds and can even be fun. However, there are some things you should understand before you send those invitations out.

Continue reading to learn what they are!

The More Notice, the Better

You can never send out wedding invitations too early. People live busy lives, and the more notice you give them, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to attend.

Your save-the-date cards should go out eight to ten months before the wedding. Because they can take days or weeks to print, selecting your cards nine to eleven months before your wedding date is wise.

Your wedding invitations should be sent out eight to ten weeks before the wedding if it’s local and twelve weeks if it’s a destination wedding. If you choose to go with a different vendor than your save-the-dates, your invitations should be ordered four to five months before your wedding day.

Keep It Simple and Informative

While a wedding invitation should be aesthetically pleasing, it should also provide all the necessary information for the guests. Keep it as simple as possible so your guests can focus on what’s important while reducing confusion.

  • Common things to include are:
  • Bride and groom’s Names
  • Ceremony and reception location(s)
  • Wedding date and start time
  • Requested attire

Be as specific as possible when you list requested attire, even listing specific colors. If your wedding features dusty sage bridesmaid dresses, you can request that this color is off-limits to guests.

It’s also common practice to list whether it’s an “adult only” wedding or if children are also invited.

If you have a lot of information but want to keep it decluttered, consider using a paper insert with your invitations or include a link to your wedding website. When planning your wedding, the less back-and-forth between you and your guests, the better.

Provide RSVP Instructions

It’s essential you provide RSVP instructions so you can get an accurate headcount before the wedding. Allow your guests three to four weeks to respond, and ensure your RSVP date is approximately two weeks before your wedding reception.

For paper invitations, include an “RSVP by” date on your cards and a pre-addressed envelope for them to mail back. You can also include a URL or email for them to RSVP.

Conquer Your Wedding Invites

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times in most people’s lives, but it can also be a whirlwind of activity and responsibilities. You’ve already done the hard work of researching how to conquer wedding invites, now you can go out there and have fun choosing them and sending them out.

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Cheryl Henson

Cheryl Henson is a passionate blogger and digital marketing professional who loves writing, reading, and sharing blogs on various topics.

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