Your wedding invitations are the first impression your guests get of your wedding.There are several mistakes you can make when it comes to wedding invitations, and this could really affect your wedding, so we decided to make a list of mistakes that you should avoid to spare you the embarrassment.
#1 Proofread your invitations before sending them to print:To avoid having 200 invitations with a misspelled name or the wrong address printed for your wedding, proofread a sample of the invitations several times. Ask other members of your family to read it as well before you hand in your final copy to the printer.
#2 Not ordering extra envelopes and invitations:Whether you are writing the names of your guests on the envelopes or hiring a calligrapher to do that, mistakes happen. A hand might slip or a name could be spelled wrong which means that it will have to be rewritten again. So order at least 10 extra invitations and envelopes just in case.
#3 Not addressing your guests properly:Make sure that you, or whoever is responsible for the invitation cards, know the professional etiquette of addressing your guests. You don’t want to offend anyone by forgetting the spouse or not using the right title.
#4 Don't order your invitations late:Order your invitations at least 2 months ahead of your wedding, in order to avoid any last minute mistakes. This will allow your printer time to work on them and you will have time to proofread them. Remember that you need to send out your invitations 1 to 2 weeks before your wedding day. You need longer periods if you are mailing the invitations to out of town guests.