Order a few extra invitations, typically between 10-20.
Don’t forget to save one for a keepsake!
CHECK YOUR DETAILS
Double check dates, times and places before placing your
invitation order. Ask the groom or a bridesmaid to proof also.
GUEST LIST ETIQUETTE
Traditionally, the guest list gets split three ways. The couple gets
half the guest list, and each set of parents split the other half.
Example, if you’re planning to invite 200 guests, you and the groom
get to invite 100 people, your parents invite 50 people and your
parents-to-be also get to invite 50 people.
Don’t invite more people than your wedding venue can handle,
even when you are expecting that some invitees will not be able
to attend. Keep it on the conservative side and if you have room
you can choose to invite others later. This is another great reason
to order extra invitations!
WHEN TO MAIL OUT WEDDING INVITATIONS
Typically wedding invitations should be sent out 2 months prior
to the wedding. If you want to send out invitations to other people
based on regrets, it’s a good idea to start sending out your wedding
invitations closer to 10 weeks in advance.
MARRIED COUPLES (FORMAL)
MARRIED COUPLES (INFORMAL)
MARRIED COUPLES (DIFFERENT LAST NAMES)
FAMILY WITH CHILDREN:
Send Save the Date cards 6-9 months prior to your wedding to help
your guests plan ahead and to help you achieve a better turnout.
If you are planning a destination wedding, you may want to send
your Save the Date cards out 9-12 months prior.
Save the Date cards should only include the following:
Best-Wedding-Invitations offers two types of Save the Dates
If the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations, it is then necessary to have a reception card. Extra reception cards are also needed if you are inviting more guests to your reception than your ceremony.
Information to include is:
No need for a reception card?
Turn this into an invitation to your rehearsal dinner!
In order to obtain an accurate headcount for yourself and your caterer, the date on your RSVP cards should be 2-3 weeks before the wedding. This will give you plenty of time to create your seating chart and give your caterer a final headcount. Envelopes are included but don’t forget the stamp!
Information to include is:
We offer two RSVP options in our Product List. Choose the one to suit your needs!
Direction cards can be provided to your guests to help find their way easily and ensure a timely arrival.
Inlcude addresses or turn-by-turn directions spelled out in a clear, easy to read fonts. Directions should be simple and easy to follow. You may want to include a GPS address as well.
No need for a direction card?
Turn this into a bridal shower invitation!
This card should list nearby hotel or lodging information. If you are paying for rooms, this should be clearly stated.
Information included on this card should be:
Every person that attended your wedding should receive a thank you card! If you received a gift from them, thank them for that gift. If you didn’t receive a gift from them, thank them for their presence. Make it personal and get the groom to help! These should be mailed within 3 months of the wedding or when gifts were received.
Along with your guests, there are many others who should also receive a Thank You card: