Arguably one of the most exciting part of planning your wedding is mailing out wedding invitations – slipping them into the post office mailbox and imagining the smiles on people’s faces as they open up their mail. Make sure you are approaching the wedding invitation thing with style and grace by following these simple invitation etiquette tips.
When to send wedding invitations
Weddings are grand affairs, not only for you and your partner, but for your guests, too. To ensure that your guests don’t book vacations, or other big plans the same time as your wedding day, make sure to send out save the date cards well in advance – typically 6 to 8 months.
Invites go out 8 weeks in advance
Make sure that your guests have plenty of time to start planning by sending out your invitations 8 weeks in advance, and even further in advance for destination weddings.
What to put on the invite?
A standard wedding invitation should contain the following: who (you and your partner, obviously, but this may be precluded by your parents if they are the ones “requesting the pleasure”), where (ceremony location), tand when (the exact date and time). This may also include the where and when of your reception if separate. All other details may be included on your invitation insert.
The invitation insert
This is really the beefy part of your invitation. Here you can include maps to the location, dress attire, any other activities (after party? Sundowner drinks? Croquet on the lawn?), accommodation options for out of towners, and if you have a website for your wedding – which is almost essential in this day and age – you can include the web address on here too. Provide a way for guests to RSVP for your wedding, too. These days it could be as simple as a text, Facebook message, or online form RSVP.
What about my registry?
Your wedding registry details are best left for your wedding website. Make it clear on the website where you are registered. The registry details themselves aren’t usually included in your invitation, however if you are skipping the registry in favor of a wishing well then this may be added in a sweet manner on the invitation insert.
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