|Wedding Invitations Do's and Dont's|
It is far less costly to print extra wedding invitations that you may not need than to go back to order more as you will most likely incur a rush fee. Remember to order an extra for you, to include as a keepsake in your album or organizer, as well as extras for your family and in-laws, who may want to do the same.
Don’t run out of time. Do allow plenty of time to carefully address, assemble, and mail your wedding invitations. Don’t underestimate the time this takes. Allow several extra weeks in your schedule to prepare your wedding invitations for mailing. If other obligations leave you pressed for time, ask to have envelopes sent to you well in advance of the invitations so that you can start addressing early.
It is most flattering when wedding invitations are addressed correctly. This means using correct titles, as well as spelling names right. Furthermore it is so much warmer and more welcoming to use the correct names of those who will be guests of your friends on wedding invitations and place cards. Whether you also send these guests their own invitations or include their names on your friends’ invitations is up to you but the guest feels personally invited when his or her name is actually written on the envelope. This also enables you to write a place card using the person’s name instead of “and guest” on your friend’s place card or a card that read “Miss Johnston’s Guest”.
Although a wedding invitation demands a gift in return, it is in extremely poor taste to insert a “helpful” list of places where the bride and groom are registered or a checklist of things they want or don’t want. This information should be shared with parents and attendants who can be resources for guests who want to know.
Never place “No Children” or “Adults Only” on wedding invitation. The way wedding invitation is addressed on the envelope, indicates exactly who is and by omission on who is not invited to the wedding. If absolutely necessary, the wording “Adults Only Please” can be included on the reply card.
Inviting people at the last minute makes it obvious that they are last-minute invitees; a notion that will make them feel more unwelcome than if you had not invited them at all.