Back to Invitation Basics- The who, what, when, where, why…

Today I’ll give a quick run-down on all the basic information you need to know about your wedding invitations. This guide will be particularly useful for those who have just recently become engaged as well as those who are frazzled over how to handle their invites. Stress not, we are here to help with our simple “WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY” guide!

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WHO– Who do you need to send a wedding invitation to?

You should send invitations to each guest whom you would like to attend your wedding. Generally speaking, you will only have to send a single wedding invitation to each couple or family. It is also important to make sure that you send invitations to each member of the bridal party including the parents and the bridesmaids/groomsmen. You may also like to send an invitation to your wedding suppliers who will be present on the wedding day (eg. your photographer/celebrant).

WHAT- What sort of Invitation should you send?

Read our “Choosing the right inviteblog entry from last week as it is a useful guide on choosing the right invites for you and your fiance. There are many different types of invitations to choose from. You may like to send a handmade wedding invitation, a printed invitation, CD/DVD invitation or even an electronic invitation. The choices are aplenty and they are yours to make.

WHEN- When to send out your invitations?

A good timeline for sending out your wedding invitations would be 6-8 weeks before your wedding day. This will allow the guests plenty of time to RSVP. Out of town guests will also have adequate time to make their transportation and accommodation arrangements. Remember to order your invitations early to ensure that they will be made and sent out well ahead of the big day.

WHERE– Where to buy wedding invitations?

You can visit local stationers in your area or search the internet to find an array of wedding invitation specialists. When choosing where to buy, consider the important elements of : Quality, Cost, Speed and Delivery.

WHY- Why do I need to send out wedding invitations?

A wedding invitation is the first formal notice to family and friends of you and your fiances intention to join as one in holy matrimony. It is an important decision and event in ones life, which is why a proper invite of some sort need be sent.

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