Wedding invitations are very important when it comes to planning for a wedding as they communicate the details on the dates and the venue of the event and some other information. They are also certainly the first impression that the guests get of the ceremony and give a hint of the wedding style. Couples and their planners are usually under so much pressure while looking for wedding invitation as they mean a lot to them. The aim of this article is to highlight some key considerations when ordering wedding invitations.
Correct spellings and design
The names of the bride and the groom as they appear on the invites must be correctly spelled. At times, parents’ names may be included, and it may be offensive to misspell them especially for sensitive relationships like those of step parents. Names of the venues for the wedding such as the church, hotels or wedding gardens should also be correct in spelling to avoid miscommunication or confusion.
The design, color and other features of the invites should also match the style of the wedding. Wrong spellings or design may mean extra expenses for reprints or give a bad impression of the style and taste of the couple.
The number of Invitations
The number of invitations should go hand in hand with the number of the invited guests. It is crucial to come up with a list of all the invitees to have a good idea of the number. While compiling the list, the invitees should be classified as single persons, couples, and groups.
Each of these categories should be allocated an invitation thus the number of the invitations to order. It is prudent to include some extra invitations just in case some guests may have been left out in the list or mistakes are done while addressing the invitations necessitating using a new one. Also the envelopes should be more to cater for any error while writing the names or address of the invitees.
The size of the envelope
Some invitations come together with their customized envelopes in which case the size of the envelope is not an issue. In the instances where envelopes are to be bought separately, it is crucial to consider the size of the invitations so that they fit the various sizes of the envelopes in the market. The design of the card regarding shape and size should conform to some envelopes already available in the stationery shops.
Other extra stationery
Some extra stationery such as RVSP cards or reply cards may be necessary. The groom and the bride or their planners need to confirm how many of the guest will turn up. This will allow them to plan well for the meals and sitting space if they intend to have a dinner or a brunch.This necessitates requesting the invitees to reply to the invitation which may be done in the form of an enclosed card. Each invitation may come with a reply card or several reply cards in case of invitation sent to groups.
Time of Sending Invitations
The invitations should be sent out latest two months to the wedding date and earliest four months to the day. The guests should be allowed ample time to plan and prepare to attend.The ordering of the invitations then should be done within those time frames to have enough time to send them out.