Wedding Invitations, Simplified!

My #1 Wedding Invitation Shopping Tip

Keep it simple!  Think about what your invitation is doing – it’s telling your guest who, what, when & where.  You can use traditional language, or free-form the wording to make it a bit less formal and more personal.

For a really simple & affordable invitation, forget all the extra overwhelm – seals, additional envelopes, tissue liner, bands, etc.  It’s totally unnecessary!

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OK, so what goes inside the envelope?

The invitation, and a response card – that’s it!  You can add an “enclosure card” or reception card if you’d like to add details like a map, directions, info about parking, etc – but it’s totally optional.

When should we send our wedding invitations?

What they say: 6-8 weeks in advance of your wedding date.

What I say: 2-3 months in advance.  It won’t hurt to give people some additional time to mark their calendars & finalize travel arrangements.

Postage Tips

You know what would be heartbreaking?  To stamp & mail 100 invitations, only to find out you didn’t use enough postage.  Ugh.

To avoid this, take a fully assembled, sealed and addressed envelope to a postal clerk at the post office, and have them measure & weigh it.

It is standard courtesy to pre-stamp the response card envelope as well.  Include postage in your wedding invitation budget so that it’s not a surprise at the end!

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