TO AVOID MAKING COMMON MISTAKES
Making the right decision when it
comes to picking out discount wedding
invitations is extremely important.
Here is a quick guide that you can
use to choose your wedding invitations:
1. Set a budget and be creative.
As well as there are beautiful expanssive
invitations, there are also inexpenssive
but equally beautiful ones in the
market. You just got to be creative
and know where to look.
2. Decide on a theme and color motif
for your wedding. Your invitation
should suggest the theme or the color
motif of your wedding.
3. Do your guest list so that you
will know how many invitations to
4. Select a style that reflects
your personality as well as it should
give an idea of the wedding that
you are planning.
Begin as early as eight months
before the wedding. This means
you will have plenty of time paying
attention to perfect the wording,
and should something goes wrong,
you will have ample time to revise
it and make sure that it is “the
way you want it” before sending
6. Before you order your invitations,
make sure that all of your wedding
details such as the date, time and
place of the ceremony and reception
are already confirmed.
7. Asking help from professionals
on the look and style of your invitation
will help you pull your ideas together
for a more beautiful outcome.
8. With regards to the proper wording
and etiquette, a professional should
be consulted to make sure that everything
in the invitation is properly placed.
9. Order more invitations than the
amount that you really need. This
will give you a few extras in case
you miss anyone out.
10. When giving the shop your wording,
it is best that you give it to them
typewritten, so they can clearly
11. Do it with style. Be creative
and try to combine materials to achieve
your own personal touch.
1. When the ceremony and the reception
will be held at different locations,
you can enclose a reception card
along with your invitation. The reception
card should also be provided with
an envelope and contain specific
information about the reception.
2. Do not address envelopes as Mr.
and Mrs. William Cooper and Family.
This is not proper. The names of
children under eighteen years old
should be included in the invitation,
while children over eighteen should
be sent their own invitation.
You can use casual names such as “Uncle Henry and Aunt Beth” or “Grandma” to
relatives that are close to you,
in addressing the inner envelope
as this will show how much you mean
to them, even if you are planning
a formal event.
4. Mail your invitation six to eight
weeks before your wedding date. If
however, your wedding date is set
on a holiday season or you are inviting
a lot of guests that are from out
of State, you should mail the invitations
sooner to give them ample time to
plan and make hotel reservations
and organize their schedule.
Position the word “black
tie” in the lower right hand
corner of the invitation if you are
planning for a formal wedding so
that your guests can dress accordingly.
when placing invitation wordings:
Don’t use nicknames. Always
use the first, middle, and last name.
Some people do not want their middle
names included in the invitation;
don’t use initials, simply
do not include their middle names.
Don’t make abbreviations.
Only “Mr.”, “Mrs.”,
or “Dr.” can be abbreviated.
All other titles should be written
Don’t abbreviate dates,
addresses and time.
Don’t write the word “and” as “&”.
1. Place the invitation inside the
large envelope along with its protective
tissue and make certain that the
invitation is facing you.
2. Place in the reception invitation
on top of the invitation, also facing
3. Position the response card in,
and leaning within the flap of the
response envelope, which is facing
4. The last to go in are the directions
or map which guides the guests.
5. When addressing the outer envelope,
it is best that you use calligraphy.
6. For added touch, choose a postage
stamp that well compliments the general
appearance of your invitation.
7. If possible, bring your invitations
to the post office and ask that they
be hand cancelled, to avoid unattractive
marks or scratches that a machine
cancelling can cause.
Melissa Burton, West Palm Beach,
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