Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Invitation Station

Invitations are such an important part of declaring the style of your wedding. They are the first glimpse that guests will get of your big day.

If your wedding falls on the elegantly traditional side, you probably want your invites to convey that classic feel.
Photo Courtesy of Storkie

If your special day is going to be quirky and fun, then choose invitations that are uniquely you!
Photo Courtesy of My Gatsby

There are so many things you can do to personalize your invites, but here are some things to remember regardless of your style:
  • Plan to mail your invitations by at least 6 weeks before the day of your wedding. This will allow you to set the RSVP deadline for around 3 weeks before your big day, enabling you to track down non-responders before the craziness of Wedding Week sets in.
  • Approximately 85% of the people you send invitations to will attend your wedding. But this number can be affected by things like having a high number of out-of-town invitees or getting married on a holiday weekend.
  • If you are addressing the invitations yourself, make sure to write on the envelopes BEFORE putting the invites inside. If you don't do this, you might leave indentations on the invitations!
  • Order more invitations than you think you will need. If you're a klutz like me, you are bound to spill your drink at the most inopportune moment or accidentally set your elbow on the next invite leaving a big, ugly crease. Trust me, you'll be glad you have spares!
Photo Courtesy of The Green Kangaroo

Have fun with your invitation design! It will be a keepsake you treasure for years to come.


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