One component of the wedding planning process that we seem to get many questions on is: The Invitations. When do I send them out? What should I put on them? How do I word this or that? So, we thought it would be helpful to create a little list of Wedding Invitation 101.
* Send out invitations 8 weeks before the wedding date with a RSVP date 4 weeks before the wedding date.
* Include: - Date - Time - Location - Gift registry - Wedding Webpage - Hotel accommodations - A return envelop addressed with postage for RSVP card - Directions - If the bar is cash include a note about this.
* Spell out street names such as Boulevard, Street, Avenue etc.
* How to handle an adult only wedding: - Include the verbiage “Adult only ceremony and reception” - Touch base with them to insure they understand.
– Alternative: hire a baby sitter and have a kid’s pizza party in a hotel room
* Be specific on names. Do not write The Smith Family, this is too broad. Instead, write Mr and Mrs John Smith or John and Jane Smith.
* How to ensure single guests do not invite a date. On the invitation, write only that person’s name and be specific on the RSVP card. For example: We have reserved 1 spot in the name of John smith for our wedding.
Tip- check your wedding registry throughout your engagement. If there only seems to be expensive gifts left add a few inexpensive gifts as well. Also, don’t register for seasonal items as they may not be in stock, thus leaving your registry fairly empty.
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