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An important part of wedding planning is addressing the invitations. You’ve set the date. You’ve booked the venue. Now it’s time to invite those guests. Here are some tips for wedding invites from Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.
- Timing is Important
- You generally want to send out your invitations 8 weeks before the wedding. This allows for RSVPs and any errors that may occur when sending out through the postal system. Don’t underestimate the time it takes to address the envelopes. If you’re using a calligrapher, ask her how much time she’ll need based on guest count. Art takes time, so give her plenty. (For beautiful calligraphy services, check out www.theobliquepen.com.) For a less formal affair, you might choose to have the addresses printed, in which case you need to confirm the company you use provides that service (many online invitation companies do not). Or you might decide you’d be happy with simple stylish handwriting from a talented person. (For handwriting with flair, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.) Still some of you might choose to hand write the addresses yourself. Be honest with your schedule to determine if this possible without causing unneeded stress. At all cost, do not pull an all nighter and do not send those invites out late because of poor planning!
- Etiquette for names
- When building your guest list, know who you are inviting. What is his/her full name? Title? Significant other? Guest name? Children and their ages? All of these details will dictate how you address the envelope. So get this well in advance to save the stress of last minute phone calls/emails/texts. If you’re using a calligrapher and/or wedding planner, he/she will know the etiquette rules for addressing envelopes.
- Ask for the spelling!
- Check, check, double check, triple check your spelling. I recently managed RSVPs for a formal wedding and there was a guest named Debra. She RSVPd that she wouldn’t be attending, but included a note that her name is actually spelled Deborah. Spelling of names is a big deal seeing as how we live in a first world country.
- Get Excited
- Once you send out these wedding invitations, the countdown to your wedding is on. Get excited, because the big day is coming!
Addressing wedding invites may seem like a hassle, and formality can feel overwhelming. Yet look at it as a countdown to the big day and a reason to celebrate. You got this! Here at Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, we would love to help you with any questions you may have when it comes to wedding invites and timelines to wedding day. Contact us today!