The countdown has started; sending out your wedding invitations makes it all seem official. It is an important step indeed. In addition to announcing your wedding, the invite gives your guests a taste of the celebrations to come. Their curiosity will definitely be aroused.
Your invitation should include:
• the names of the bride and groom (include those of the respective parents if you want to follow the tradition of the parents hosting the wedding)
• the location, date, and time of the ceremony
• RSVP cards and envelopes (encourage your guests to confirm their presence by including a pre-stamped reply card)
• an invitation to the reception (feel free to invite only certain guests to the party following the ceremony; specify the theme, dress code, location, and menu choices)
It’s a go!
Send one invitation per address, whether it’s to a single person, couple, or family. Invitations should be mailed at least three months before the big day. If you’re inviting your guests to join you abroad for your wedding, or if some of your guests live outside the country, try to send your invitations as early as eight months in advance. Keep a few spare invitations, just in case.
Need some inspiration?
When it comes to invitation design, it isn’t always easy to transform your ideas into reality. You can turn to websites or wedding magazines for help. If you’re not very artistic, choose a template or hire a graphic designer to create a unique wedding invitation.