Once you decide on your wedding venue and set a wedding date, you should start looking for wedding invitations that suit your wedding theme and colors. One of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is picking your wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations are your guests' first impression of your wedding. So you have to choose them carefully, at the end of the day, it’s about showing the personality of you and your groom. A bride should pay special attention to the design and style of the invitation cards, as they have to go with the overall theme and color scheme you picked for your wedding.
Choosing your wedding invitations can be confusing sometimes, and there are several mistakes you can make when it comes to wedding invitations, and this could really affect your wedding. This is why we created this special wedding invitation section to help you with everything related to wedding invitations, such as wedding invitation templates, wedding card design, DIY wedding invitations, DIY wedding invitations, personalized wedding invitations, wedding invitation etiquette and much more!
Don't forget about save-the-dates, they have been trending for a while now; and couples are getting quite creative with their pre-wedding invitations. Couples usually send out a save-the-date well before their wedding invitation to give notice to their wedding guests. This is done to alert your friends and family about your upcoming plans so that they can start making their own plans to attend your wedding. This is particularly useful if some of your wedding guests are attending from out of town. And in this section, you will also find all the tips and trends you need to know about save-the-dates, such as the latest trends and how and when to send your save-the-dates.
In this section choosing your wedding invitations and save-the-dates will become much easier.
4 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Some Important Advice:
- Don't Give In: We all have one of those family members who always want you to invite more people or want to invite more of their own friends. Well, if you can't afford it don't give in to their request. A good excuse for you to use is to mention that you have so many friends that you did not invite because of the limited number of guests you have, and those friends have the priority on your list.
- Be Polite: We know we told you not to give in to pressure, but that is only if you really can't afford to invite any more guests. Save 2-3 extra invitations you can spare so that your brother or sister (for example) can invite a couple of friends too.
- RSVP: Let your guests confirm if they will be attending your wedding or not. This is very important. This way you can invite other people instead of those who regretted. The most important thing is that you don't feel pressured and that you end up having all your loved ones around you on your big day.
- Children: You have the choice of not inviting any children to your wedding, but if don't mind them, and you can't ask some relatives not to bring them along, don’t panic! We have the best solution for you, read our article on managing children at weddings so you, the children, and their parents can all have a good time