True Bride is a reputed wedding planner guide Australia and one of the best wedding suppliers across the country. It is a well known fantastic resource for planning your wedding day. It helps you to discover the real life wedding experiences of other couples, through their wedding stories, as they prepare for & experience their wedding day. Help avoid pitfalls during the invitation selection process by following this expert advice.
Pink and white lace wedding invitation
I’ll admit it – initial wedding planning was stressful. Deciding on the guest list size, budget, and venue took a lot of focus and energy. In part because it required a great deal of research to know our options, along with coordination between the many people involved, and in part because these are big decisions that no one wants to regret.
Happily, my fiancé and I feel great about the direction we ended up taking. We are now deep into the really fun choices, such as music, flowers, and menus. Since I love all things printed, the invitations are one of my favorite parts of any wedding. Most pressing at the moment is our invitation design and wording, both of which require more thought than couples may at first realize.
Like wedding dresses, most wedding invitations need to be ordered well in advance of the big day. On average, count back eight to ten weeks from the wedding date to determine your mailing date. Now count back two weeks before that: this is the date you want your invitations to be delivered to you. (You’ll use those two weeks to assemble, stuff, and address the envelopes.) Depending on the invitations you choose, you may need to begin the ordering process three months prior to the delivery date to allow for selection, proofing, approval, printing, and delivery. Timetables will vary by supplier, but knowing both your delivery date and mailing date will be key to ensuring you have enough time to mail your invitations well in advance of the wedding.
Wording choice will reflect the formality of your wedding, as well as your personality. “Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Post request the honour of your presence…” sets a different tone than “With joy in their hearts, Anna and Matt hope you will join them…” There is no right or wrong choice in terms of etiquette. Just be sure that all of the important information is there: the names of the couple getting married, the host(s) (if different), the date and time, location, any reception information, contact information, and an RSVP deadline.