Ill get straight to the point!
- that’s because your guests will be mainly in couples or families and when you put your whole list together it averages out that you only need to order 50%-60% invitations of your total guest count- so order an invitation per mailing address, not per guest
2. Combine your place cards and guest menus- by adding the guest name to the top of the menu and eliminate the need for individual place card3. Save room at each guest place setting- only have the guests place card & favour at their actual place setting - for the menus, have 2 x tri fold menus per table and not for each guest4. Include an RSVP postcard- instead of the traditional RSVP card AND RSVP reply envelope- this will save you the cost of the RSVP reply envelope5. Know how much your invitation will cost to post to your guests- invitations smaller than 13cm x 24cm (& 5mm thick) in size cost $1.00 to post with Australia Post. Larger invitations such as the 16cm x 16cm square invitations cost $2.00 to post6. Double up your guest favours to also be your guest place cards- with the tags on each favour including your guest names7. Add a postage stamp to your RSVP reply envelope or RSVP postcard - to ensure your guests return them....... promptly too!- this will save you so much stress and time when you have everyone's response and you can commence planning the seating chart and dietary requirements for your caterer instead of spending the time following everyone up8. Make your RSVP date 4-6 weeks before your wedding date- no one really thinks about the tasks you will need to do once you have your RSVP's returned- by giving your guests a deadline of 4-6 weeks before your wedding date, this will give you time to
- the more time you have, the less stressful the above tasks will be9. When sealing your envelopes, use a glue tape- no one wants to lick envelopes these days (especially not 50 - 100 of them) - using a wet cloth could cause a rippled/bubbled look on your envelopes - I personally suggest a roll on double sided tape such as the Balune Glue Tape Dispenser & Refill. It is so easy to use, is applied dry and seals your envelopes shut with no fear of opening- purchase your dispenser & refills here. Each refill will seal approx 50 wedding invitation envelopes (based on the 16cm x 16cm sized envelopes)10. Take a photo on your wedding day with a banner that says "thank you"- then use this photo in your thank you cards- or just have in mind the type of photo you want to capture to go inside your thank you cards and brief your photographer accordingly- also think about whether the image will be portrait or landscape
If you have decided to request a gift of money as a wedding gift from your wedding guests, the next step is to determine how to word the poem to ask for the money.
This can feel very awkward and a little rude, however, please trust me that your guests WILL get you a wedding gift and they will want to know what to get you.
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