Though it may be just a small slip of paper, your wedding invitation is ultimately one of the key components of your big day, as it provides your guests with valuable information about attendance. As such, it’s only natural to wonder about some of the particulars of the invitation process. Here, we have some quick answers to the five most common inquiries about wedding invitations.
How Early Should You Send Out Invitations?
The rule of thumb is six to eight weeks, which should give guests ample opportunity to clear their schedules; you may want to send a save-the-date, as well, which you can do a full six to eight months in advance. Note also that for destination weddings, some extra warning is key, and you may want to send invitations a full three months in advance.
How Long Should You Give Guests to RSVP?
Give your guests until two to three weeks before the wedding day to send in their RSVP—time enough for you to get a final headcount and do all the last-minute planning.
Should You Include Your Registry Information on Invitations and Save-the-Dates?
Doing so is still considered to be a bit impolite, as it basically comes across like you’re asking for presents; what you can and should do is include your wedding website link on the invitation, and make sure the website has registry links.
Should Your Wedding Invitation Include Dress Code?
If you think it necessary to specify black-tie apparel or cocktail casual, then by all means do so. The lower right-hand corner of the invitation is traditionally reserved for just this purpose.
Is It Okay to Invite Everyone to the Wedding, But Not to the Reception?
You may like the idea of having a large ceremony followed by a smaller, intimate reception, but this frankly isn’t very polite or very kind. Anyone who comes to the ceremony should be invited to the reception!
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