Your wedding planning process is almost complete! After sending out your save-the-dates, selecting your dream venue, and curating the perfect guest list, it is finally time to send out your wedding invitations.
What information MUST they include? When do they NEED to be sent out?
Here's a simple guide to making the wedding invitation process quick and easy, so your invitations deliver your guest all the information they need to know!
What to Include:
- The Name of the Couple
- Make sure you and your special someone's names are on the invitation! Every guest should know it is your special day, so let it be known.
- The Name of the Guest
- Addressing your invitation with your guests' names is a great personalized touch! It is also a great way to acknowledge who is invited: Is it an adult-only affair? Are children welcomed?
- Date and Start Time of the Wedding
- We suggest using a time for invitations at least half an hour before the ceremony begins, so guest have ample time to arrive!
- Ceremony and Reception Locations
- All you need to include are the name of the venue, the city, and the state! It will make your wedding invitations look sleek and elegant without cramming too much information.
- Guest Attire Details
- Let your guest know the tone and formality of your wedding dress code.
- RSVP Instructions and Deadline
- You may prompt your guest to notify you if they are attending or missing your wedding day. Make sure to include an RSVP "reply by" date for a clear deadline.
- A Wedding Website Address (if applicable)
- A wedding website can be the perfect hub for all the wedding information your guest need. If you have not thought of making one, we highly suggest it!
- Parking Instructions (if needed)
- Depending on the venue, parking can be a tricky situation. If needed, we suggest including instructions in your invitation suite to help guests arrive and enjoy every moment of the wedding experience.
When to Send Invitations:
- For non-destination weddings, invitations are typically sent out 6 to 8 weeks in advance, which gives plenty of time for guest to RSVP and make time to attend your special day!
- If you need your guest to make larger travel plans for a destination wedding, send them out 3 months before your wedding!