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Wedding Invitations

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

Your wedding invitations are more than just pieces of paper; they are the first glimpse your guests will have into your special day. They set the tone, convey essential information, and offer a sneak peek into the style and theme of your wedding. As a bride, creating the perfect wedding invitations is an exciting and crucial step in the wedding planning process. In this blog, we'll guide you through the art of crafting wedding invitations that will leave a lasting impression.


Start Early


Wedding invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before your big day, so start the planning process early. This will give you ample time to design, print, and address your invitations. It's also wise to factor in some extra time for unexpected delays or last-minute changes.


Set the Tone


Your wedding invitations should reflect the style and theme of your wedding. Whether it's a formal black-tie affair, a rustic outdoor celebration, or a beachfront casual gathering, your invitations should convey the vibe you want your guests to expect.


Choose the Right Design


Consider the design elements of your invitations, including color schemes, typography, and graphics. These should align with your wedding theme and personal style. You can opt for classic, minimalist designs or go for something more elaborate, like watercolor illustrations or foil-stamped accents.


Include Essential Information


Your wedding invitations should contain the following key details:

  • Names of the bride and groom

  • Date, time, and location of the wedding ceremony and reception

  • RSVP details (include a deadline)

  • Dress code (if applicable)

  • Any additional events, like a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch

Add Personal Touches


Consider incorporating personal touches that make your invitations unique:

  • A custom monogram or logo

  • Handwritten calligraphy for the names

  • A meaningful quote or poem

  • A photo of you and your partner

Choose Quality Materials


The quality of your invitations matters. Opt for high-quality paper, cardstock, or even eco-friendly options if that aligns with your values. The texture and weight of the paper can significantly impact the look and feel of your invitations.


Consider the Extras


Think about additional elements you might want to include with your invitations:

  • RSVP cards with pre-addressed envelopes

  • Maps or directions to the venue

  • Accommodation information for out-of-town guests

  • Menu cards or details about dietary options

Proofread and Review


Before printing, carefully proofread your invitations for any errors in dates, names, or other important details. It's also helpful to have a trusted friend or family member review them for a fresh perspective.


Addressing and Mailing


When addressing your invitations, follow proper etiquette. Handwrite addresses or use calligraphy for a personal touch. Double-check postage rates and make sure to weigh your invitations to avoid any issues with mailing.


Collect RSVPs


Keep track of your guest list and RSVPs as they come in. This will help you finalize the guest count and seating arrangements.


Your wedding invitations are a reflection of your love story and the beautiful day you're planning. Taking the time to design and craft them with care will set the stage for an unforgettable celebration. Remember to enjoy the process and let your creativity shine as you create the perfect invitations that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.


This blog is written by Sarah Lizabeth, a wedding planning expert, author and speaker.


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I'm Sarah Lizabeth

WEDDING PLANNER, FLORIST, VENUE OWNER, WEDDING NON-PROFIT CEO & FOUNDER, AUTHOR, SPEAKER AND CREATOR OF ONLINE WEDDING PLANNING PRODUCTS.

Twenty years ago, I started my career in weddings. I am excited to share everything I know about wedding planning with you through this wedding blog. I believe I was created to serve and this platform gives me a voice I always wanted in the wedding industry. So, let's talk all things wedding!

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