A wedding is one of the most exciting and memorable events of your life, but planning it can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. Start by selecting a stylish wedding invitation that compliments the theme of your event. From rustic to traditional, or from foil to letterpress, we have elegant, customizable invites for your special day.
Packaging And Embellishments: If you’re adding embellishments, or you’re mailing more than just an invite plus an RSVP card (we opted to mail more info, because of the destination aspect), keep track of the weight of your invitation suite once it’s all packed up. Depending on its size, you may be facing more postage fees than a simple stamp will cover. You can get a postage estimate using a kitchen scale and checking on the USPS website. Through the USPS website I also learned that square invites and envelopes cost more in postage, by a significant amount. It’s not worth it.
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.
Wedding invitations are an integral part of a wedding's theme and also the "mood" you want to set for your event. If the purpose were to exclusively notify the guests of the information of the occasion, after that you could just send an e-mail or postcard.
From flowers to cake to decor, not to mention the dress, weddings can be incredibly expensive. Many brides these days try to counter this problem by making as much as they can and cutting corners on some things that might not matter quite so much. When I first thought about homemade wedding invitations, I thought “no.” When I looked at the possibilities for DIY wedding invites, I was both surprised and inspired. Some of the most lovely invitations I have seen, (and I’ve looked at lots!) handmade invitations give an extra special touch to your celebration because you took the time to make them yourself.
Very formal invitations include this information on a separate card. Otherwise, it can be printed on the wedding invitation itself if there is room; if the ceremony and reception are held in the same location, you may print "and afterward at the reception" or "reception immediately following." When the reception is elsewhere, the location goes on a different line.
If among the couple members wish to include their moms and dad that has actually handed down, they can claim something to the impact of 'son of Mr. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith.' That works simply great. If both moms and dads are deceased, you might wish to note that as 'son of the late Mr. and Mrs.'
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.
Paper cutting: The Internet loves to tell you that if you are doing your own DIY wedding invitations, you need to invest in a professional paper cutter, or at least a rotary cutter, along with a tape gun, and the list goes on. You can skip this by ordering paper that’s cut to size—always double check to make sure you can print said format of course—and skipping any taped on embellishments. I promise, a fancy invitation need not have three layers of cardstock and the ability to stand on its own.
When your wedding is all about elegance, your wedding invitation should reflect that elegant sense of style. Invitations by Dawn knows all about elegant wedding invitations. Share the news of your upcoming wedding through the beauty of sophisticated monograms, vintage patterns, rich embossing and shimmering foils. Since you’ve chosen a more classic wedding invitation route, you’ll want to browse the other pieces that make up your formal wedding invitation ensemble. The two most important pieces you’ll need are response cards, and reception cards.
We stay up to date on trends with our continuously updated collection of wedding invitation designs. Whether you need a whimsical illustration for a garden wedding or a classic motif for a traditional ceremony, you'll find tasteful choices in our catalog. While we've crafted many of our own card designs, we also carry chic selections from other designers such as Ink Well and Mindy Weiss.
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.