There are many elements involved with a wedding and they are mostly all emotional decisions because it is your wedding and not a corporate dinner for the local bank.
One of those elements is sending out your wedding invitations which ultimately makes everything official and also means you need to have a few key tasks planned and questions answered.
To help you get planned, here is your to do list that you need to complete before you send out your wedding invitations.
List down everyone who must be invited to figure out how many guests you will have.
Start the guest list as soon as you can as it can take some time to agree on the final list with your fiance and also with both sets of your parents.
For help with creating your guest list, check out this blog post.
If you are having a child-free wedding, you may need to include a small instruction within your wedding invitation
See here for how to say ‘No kids are invited’
After you have completed your draft guest list (above), revise this until you have the final guest list.
Calculate how many couples/families you need to invite
Obtain all of your guest names & addresses
Either your parents (or both), “together with your parents/families” or from you the couple
Generally, weddings have a cocktail or formal dress code.
A wishing well is a secure box that you have at the reception for your guests to place envelopes containing their greeting card and a gift of money.It is quite common to help advise your guests what type of gift you would prefer (money or a physical gift) and add a card into your wedding invitation that explains this.
This generally applies to a destination wedding and information for this can be explained on an information card inside your wedding invitation suite.
If you are, this can be explained on an information card inside your wedding invitation suite.
You can also ask guests to advise their attendance for this event via the main RSVP card.
If yes, you can explain this on an information card inside your wedding invitation suite
This will help you decide on the style of invitation you have as the invitation sets the tone for the entire wedding.
Your theme can be based on a colour, a season, a feeling, venue location or an element within your wedding.
This doesn’t need to be perfect either, it’s just a good guide to get an overall feel for your wedding.
If you can’t decide on a theme, choose a neutral / bridal white wedding invitation - this will go with any wedding style.