Wedding Invitations – All You Need To Know!

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Your wedding invitations set the tone for your wedding day. They are your wedding guests’ first look glimpse of what you have planned, so be sure to give them the time and consideration they deserve.

When should you start working on your wedding invitations?

It is recommended to start working on your wedding invitations around 4-6 months before your wedding date. This timeline allows you enough time to design, print, assemble, and address your invitations, as well as account for any potential delays or revisions. Starting early also gives you the flexibility to explore different styles, colours, and designs for your invitations, ensuring that they reflect your personal taste and wedding theme. Additionally, if you plan to include extra details such as RSVP cards, accommodation information, or transportation details, starting early will give you ample time to gather and organise this information. By beginning the process of creating your wedding invitations several months in advance, you can alleviate stress and ensure that your invitations are sent out in a timely manner to your guests.

When do you need to send out your wedding invites?

Traditionally, wedding invitations should be sent out around six to eight weeks before the wedding date. This timeline allows guests enough time to RSVP and make any necessary arrangements to attend your special day. However, for destination weddings or if you have guests traveling from further afield, it’s recommended to send out invitations at least three months in advance to give them ample time to plan their journey.

Bespoke wedding invitations from letter and Lime Design
You can work on a bespoke stationery suite with Letter and Lime Design that reflects you as a couple

What style should I choose?

As for the style of your wedding invitations, it ultimately depends on your personal preferences and the overall theme of your wedding. Here are some popular styles to consider:

Classic & Elegant: Opt for timeless designs with traditional fonts, neutral colours, and simple yet sophisticated details.

Modern & Minimalist: Choose clean lines, contemporary fonts, and a minimalist aesthetic for a sleek and stylish invitation.

Rustic & Vintage: Embrace a rustic or vintage theme with natural textures, floral motifs, and earthy tones for a charming and nostalgic feel.

Bohemian & Whimsical: Incorporate dreamy watercolors, playful illustrations, and whimsical details for a bohemian and free-spirited vibe.

Formal & Luxurious: Go for luxurious paper, ornate embellishments, and elegant calligraphy for a formal and opulent invitation.

Personalised & Unique: Add personal touches such as custom illustrations, monograms, or photos to make your invitations truly one-of-a-kind.

Remember to choose a style that reflects your personality as a couple and sets the tone for your wedding day. Whether you prefer traditional elegance, modern simplicity, or a whimsical touch, the style of your wedding invitations should align with the overall look and feel of day.

Here’s an example of how to word your wedding invitations:

Front of the Invitation
[Names of the Couple]
Request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding celebration

Inside the Invitation
[Venue Name]
[Venue Address]

If you are opting for a folded invations rather than a single card you could add additonal wording:

Dear [Guest’s Name],

We are delighted to invite you to join us as we exchange vows and celebrate our love on [Date]. Your presence would mean the world to us as we begin this new chapter in our lives together.

Please RSVP by [RSVP Date] to [RSVP Contact Information].

We look forward to sharing this special day with you and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With love,
[Your Names]

[Additional Information: Dress code, accommodation, wedding website, etc.]

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What extra information should you look to include with your wedding invitations?

It’s helpful to include additional information that will assist your guests in planning for and attending your wedding day. Here are some extra details you may consider including with your wedding invitations: 

RSVP Information: Clearly state the deadline for RSVPs and provide a method for guests to respond, such as a pre-stamped RSVP card, an email address, or a wedding website. 

Accommodation Details: If you have reserved rooms at your venue or have specific accommodation recommendations, include this information to help guests make their lodging arrangements. 

Transportation Information: Provide details on parking options, shuttle services, or public transportation routes to help guests navigate to and from the wedding venue. 

Dress Code: Specify the dress code for your wedding, whether it’s formal, semi-formal, casual, or themed, to ensure that guests dress appropriately for the occasion. 

Wedding Website: If you have a wedding website with additional details, such as the schedule of events, registry information, or FAQs, include the website URL for guests to access more information.

Gift List Information: Include details of where your gift list can be accessed whether or if you prefer to receive monetary gifts towards your honeymoon.

Dietary Restrictions: If you’re serving a meal at your wedding and need to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies, include a section on the RSVP card for guests to indicate their dietary needs.

Schedule of Events: If your wedding includes multiple events or activities, such as a welcome dinner, ceremony, reception, and brunch, provide a timeline of events to keep guests informed of the schedule. By including these extra details with your wedding invitations, you can ensure that your guests have all the necessary information to plan for and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.

Daisy Stationery Suite from Foxglove Wedding Stationery
The Daisy stationery suite from Foxglove Wedding Stationery

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