Recently I’ve been receiving a lot of very creative wedding invitations. If you want your invitation to stand out, take a little time and research the Internet for some creative ways to get your guests attention. Weddings invitations offer you an opportunity to set up the tone and theme of your wedding day, in addition it also offers some important information about your wedding. Wedding invitations are expensive so be sure to shop around.
Remember to budget for your invitations. Postage and mailing are important factors to consider first, last, and throughout the entire process. Most invitations weigh more than an ounce, so be sure to check the size and weight before you buy stamps. Envelopes of “odd sizes” require additional postage. The Post Office has a handy calculator on their website: http://PostCalc.usps.gov/.
Have at least two other people read the invitation proofs from the designer or printer. Make sure you’ve got all the details: names, date, time, location, and RSVP info correct before you sign off for the printing and be sure to order an additional 25 invitation just in case.
Remember to take one complete invitation to the post office prior to mailing to make sure it will have adequate postage. Have it weighed, purchase some of those pretty wedding stamps, and be sure your invites will not be returned to you.
This important tip is from the Knot.com ~ Your save-the-dates should go out six to eight months before the wedding. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks — or longer, depending on how fancy you go — to print them. While your save-the-dates don’t have to match your invites, ordering everything from one stationer can save you money and make the invitation process easier on you. So start scouting stationers 9 to 11 months before the wedding. Aim to order your invitations about four to five months out so they’re ready to mail six to eight weeks before the wedding. If you’re having a destination wedding or marrying over the holidays, send out your invites even earlier (10 to 12 weeks before the wedding).
Do not include a registry card with your invitations; this is considered a tacky and an impolite gesture. Buy your thank you cards at the same time as your invitations. The reasons for this are simple – your parents will pay for them now (maybe!). 😉 They are more expensive to buy later.
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