Steps for Successfully Ordering Your Wedding Invitations

Organization is the key to planning a successful wedding. Choosing a theme, brides maids, and the type of service are all crucial decisions for you special day and to have your day run as smooth as possible is important so all can enjoy the event with you. Let’s not forget the important steps that need to be taken before, during, and after you order your invitations. Your invitations are a reflection of your style, as well as convey important information that your guests need to know to attend and celebrate your wedding. Browse card stores and on-line invitation sites to find the various choices that reflect you and your partner’s style. Ink colors, fonts and designs really set the tone of how you want your wedding day to be. Following these important steps will help this process be foolproof.

Finalize Your Numbers: Make sure you get a final count from your parents and your soon to be in-laws. Don’t forget to include the people in your wedding party as well. Even though they may know all the details, they may want to make a remembrance gift with it. Add your friends as well.
Extra: With your final count on hand you will want to add 25 extra invitations to your count. It never fails that you will forget someone or someone you thought would not dream of coming, tells you they’re looking forward to your day.
Proof Reading: Make sure your invitation contains the correct time, place and date of the ceremony including addresses and zip codes. This will make it easier for your guests to use their GPS or computer mapping program. Double check the spelling and capitals, too!
Details: Choose your ink color or colors. You can mix and match most invitations to have 1 to 2 different colors of ink. This is also true for your lettering. Black ink is more traditional for wedding invitations.  You can make your invitation more unique by choosing a colored ink.
Read the Small Print: Make sure you read all the descriptions and narratives of the invitation of your choice. Some invitations include embellishments that you may or may not have to attach yourself as well as additional reception and response cards and envelopes.
Did you order everything? These are the essentials that you must have to include in your wedding invitation packet.

  • Invitation
  • Outer envelopes
  • Reception Cards
  • Response Cards
  • Response Envelopes

You may also want:

  • Kwikseal self-sealing adhesive on your outer envelopes
  • Your return address printed on the outer envelopes
  • Envelope Seals
  • Thank you notes and envelopes
  • Wedding Announcements
  • Save-the-Dates postcards, magnets, or cards with envelopes
  • Bookmark Favors
  • Napkins or Guest Towels
  • Matches
  • Personalized Favor Ribbons
  • Place Cards
  • Cake or Cupcake Boxes
  • Favor Boxes
  • Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Gifts
  • Bridal, Reception and Ceremony Accessories

Last, but not least: Re-check all spelling and dates before you submit the order!

Have fun and be creative!  The day is yours!  Enjoy the process; it’s once in a life time.

Courtesy of Birchcraft Studios Love Album

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