Your wedding invite is the first impression your guests get about what your wedding will be like. Knowing this means you need to create a perfect picture so they can look forward to the date as much as you are. Here are some essential tips you must bear in mind before you hand over your wedding invitations to guests:
Writings Should Be Legible
You don’t want your guests straining their eyes when they get your wedding invitation. Any information you put on your invite is a message which you are sending out. Choose the right color backgrounds and fonts to not only make your wedding invite attractive but also easy to read.
Choose Words Carefully
Learn how to speak to your guests at your wedding invite in tones befitting of their personality and the ceremony. You must be very specific in providing details like the time of the event. You will need to double-check to ensure that every one that is meant to be listed on the invitation is included.
Don’t Squeeze in Too Much:
Your wedding invite should not be looking overcrowded. If it looks too jumbled, it would be difficult for your guests to read the information on it. You have to make sure to mention the major information that your guests need.
You can include details like the wedding date, venue, time, hosts, your name and that your partner’s and your RSVP dress code information. It is optional to include details like the wedding website or directions to the venue.
Send Invitations Early
It is normal to reserve dates for weddings at least eight months in advance. If you want to have your guests come to your wedding, you need to inform them early so they can quickly make time to attend your event.
However, you must not give your guests eight months notice to attend your wedding. It is proper to start sending out invitations at least 12 weeks before the wedding date. You can have your wedding invites prepared very early but the invites should ready to be mailed out not more than 12 weeks to your wedding.
Your RSVP Should Be Clearly Stated
Usually, the RSVP is placed at the bottom right of wedding invites or on a separate enclosed card. If you are making an RSVP card, ensure it has the right name and address written on the envelopes. Make sure it is double-checked to avoid any mix-up, if not you may end up messing up your plans.
Get a Professional to Address Your Invitations
When sending out wedding invites, everything has to be perfect. This also means the envelope carrying the wedding invitation card. Give your guests a good impression by having a calligrapher write the addresses of your guests on the envelopes. If you do it yourself, you can end up with a tacky work and many mistakes.
After your designer or stationer is done designing your wedding invite, they usually send you a hard copy of their work or an email to proofread the invitation. Please make sure you look at it and also get others to help you look through to ensure the job is perfect. You can get your friends and family to proofread for mistakes or typographical errors. They can help you identify any necessary information that is not included in the invitation card.