The good news is that wedding invitation etiquette rules aren't that complicated, after all. The rules are actually much simpler and straightforward than you think. And no matter the case, they're there to serve as a guidelines. The most important rule of all is that you create a beautiful wedding invitation that represents you, your love and the big day to come (and communicates the vital details of the wedding) – so feel absolutely free to riff off these wedding invitation wording rules to create your own.
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If you are trying to manage the number of guests, put a tiny card that states, "We have reserved __ seats for you." This is a subtle and respectful way of lessening the headcount.
After the big day has come to a close, it is essential you take a few days to rest, regroup, and reflect on all the love you felt in one incredible day. Express the gratitude in your heart with a thank you card. Thank you cards are a thoughtful and elegant way to let your friends and family know how grateful you are for their attendance and support on and leading up to your wedding day.
How should I address my invitations? This can get pretty complex pretty quick! Generally, you address the envelopes to an entire family as one entity. You can list out the individual family members on the RSVP card if you feel clarification is needed. The same goes for couples, they receive one invitation addressed to both. Single people are given a nudge to bring a date by simply adding "plus guest" to the end of their name.