Since your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, you surely want to make sure that everything is perfect. Your wedding invitations are the first impression that your wedding guests will get of your big event, so you want to make sure that they are perfect. Therefore, you should consider following these five tips to make sure that you don’t make the same mistakes that a lot of brides have made over the years.
Sending Invitations Too Late
It is important to never wait until the last minute to send out your wedding invitations. If you do, you might find yourself with less of a turnout due to your guests making other plans, and you could put all of your guests in a stressful situation of figuring out clothing, travel arrangements and child care at the last minute. Therefore, you should make sure to send out your invitations no more than six to eight weeks prior to your wedding date. In order to ensure that you can send out your invitations on time, make sure to order your invitations at least four months ahead of time.
Invitations and the accompanying papers can be much heavier than regular mail, so they may require additional postage. You don’t want to find yourself receiving all of your invitations back because you didn’t put enough postage on them, so make sure to weigh your invitations to determine the correct amount of postage. If necessary, add a little extra postage to ensure that all of your guests get their invitations.
Mentioning the Gift Registry On the Invitation
Although you already know that many of your guests will be bringing gifts to your wedding, you shouldn’t pressure your guests into purchasing things for you and your spouse-to-be. It isn’t polite to add your gift registry information on your wedding invitation; instead, wait until your guests ask where you are registered before giving out this information.
Not Providing Directions
Although those who live in your local area might have a good understanding of the location of your big event, those who are travelling to your wedding might not know where to go. Therefore, it is essential to include a card with directions and possibly even a map to ensure that everyone can find their way to the venue without any problems.
Forgetting to Add an RSVP Date
You will need to know how many people will be attending your wedding well ahead of time in order to properly prepare for your big event. Therefore, you should include a date that you would like for your guests to RSVP by; this will help ensure that no one waits until the last minute to let you know if they are coming or not.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure a smoother wedding and a better experience for everyone who is involved, and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
About the author:
Written by Kerstin Kruse
Kerstin has a strong passion in graphic design. She works in a Sydney printing services and knows back to front of her clients’ needs, She is an expert in producing large format printing and invitations design.