I thought I would do a quick post about some FAQ I get from inquiring brides. Wedding invitations can be intimidating. Most of the time, this is the couple's first wedding and also the biggest party they have ever thrown. So there can be a lot of pressure trying to figure out who to invite, how many invitations will be needed, what needs to be included in the invitations, when to send the invitations out, the list goes on..
Design and asthetic aside here are some questions I get from almost every bride:
Q: When do I need to send out Save the Dates?
A: Save the Dates need to be sent out 6-8 months before your wedding date.
Q: When do I need to send out the official wedding invitation?
A: The official Wedding Invitation should be sent out 2-3 months before your wedding date.
Important to Note:
These are the two most commonly asked questions. There seems to be a great amount of fear about not getting the guests their *official* invitation out in time. From the time you send out your Save the Dates, the guests will start to make their decision of if they can attend your wedding or not. Once the Save the Date is received, guests will begin to make travel plans accordingly (if travel is necessary). You do NOT need to send your official invitation sooner than 2-3 months in advance in fear of guests not being able to plan because the guests have already been making their arrangements.
Q: How many invitations do I need to send out?
A: A quick way to get a fairly accurate estimate is to divide your total guest count in half. Most invitations are addressing 2 or more people.
Q: "I have no idea what style I want my invitations to be, can we still start working together?"
A: ABSOLUTELY! I can get a pretty good idea of what you like based on your color pallette, personal interests, and just having a quick chat over the phone! Afterall, designing is a process, so no need to have everything figured out up front! Most of the time ideas change along the way anyways!
Q: How do I know how much postage to use?
A: Once the invitation suite is fully made, it needs to be weighed. Often times wedding invitation suites require more postage than the average $0.63 stamp. Sometimes just $0.10 more will do, other times not. I can handle all the mailing for you, so you have a total hands-off, stress-free experience, or I can guide you through postage and help you decide so you can mail out the invites yourself!
Q: "How do I politely tell someone they do not have a plus one?"
A: Sometimes people just don't get the hint... The EASIEST and most sure way to tell people they don't have a plus one is to address it on the RSVP card. On the RSVP card you can say "We have reserved ___ seats in your honor." In which you would write "1" or however many you have reserved. Then you can follow up with a line saying "Number Attending ___".
That pretty much sums up the most FAQ I get. I'd love to hear from you if I didn't address a question you may have! Feel free to leave a question in the comment section and I will get back with you!!