Your wedding invitations are an important element in your planning process as they provide guests with vital information about your day. While creating your invitations there are some basics guidelines you should follow to ensure you meet wedding invitation etiquette. Keep reading for our top tips on everything wedding invite related to ensure you have the correct etiquette.
Save The Date
First of all, it is completely optional for whether or not you want to send out save the date cards to your guests although, it is a good idea to send them if you will be inviting guests from far and wide. Typically, save the dates are sent out anywhere between six and twelve months prior to the wedding – the more notice you give your guests the happier they will be, especially if you are having a destination wedding.
How To Address The Invitations
When it comes to addressing your wedding invitations, there are many different ways to do so depending on a range of different things, ranging from whether your wedding is formal or informal to whether your parents are divorced or remarried. For everything related to addressing your invitations head to our blog post which solely focuses on this for you.
Set your RSVP deadline for three to four weeks prior to your wedding so that you can give your caterer and any other vendors a final guest number. Keep in mind that you may want to set your RSVP date on your invitation to be a week prior to the date that you need them by to allow for any that you may receive late.
Some couples choose not to include their registry information on their wedding invitation or save the date because they feel as though is can come across like they are asking for gifts. Instead, many couples opt to tell their wedding party, parents and close friends where they are registered and then they can then inform other guests of the registry by word of mouth.
When To Send
Traditionally, wedding invitations are sent out to guests between six and eight weeks prior to the wedding day. This ensures that your guests have enough time to rearrange their schedule as well as make any travel and accommodation arrangements if they are coming to your wedding from out of town. If you are not going to be sending out save the date cards, you may want to send out your invitations at least three months in advance.
Thank You Notes
Many couples decide to send out thank you notes to their guest to show their appreciation for attending their wedding and for any gifts they received. Any thank you notes should be sent out with a sense of urgency, ideally within two to three weeks after the wedding.