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Sep 01

Tips for Ensuring Your Wedding Invites Go Out on Time

Brides go through so much as it leads up to their wedding day. There is so many things to take into consideration, so much planning to do and then you still have to remember that everything is sent out, paid and arranged on time.

There is ceremony and reception halls to book, deposits to pay and notes to be made for final payment. There is a wedding dress to find, bridesmaid dresses, save the date cards, wedding invites, thank you notes and so much more. This excludes flowers, caterers, photographers, drivers and the list goes on.

It’s no surprise that so many brides find planning their wedding one of the most horrific experiences of their lives, which is why you need to write a list of everything you need to do and plan, share some of the tasks with your maid of honour or a close family member, taking some of the burden off you and enabling you to relax a little and prepare yourself for your new life as a married woman.

The first step to planning your wedding invites and ensuring that your guests are aware of when your date is, is to purchase some save the date cards. In most cases you can purchase your wedding invites, save the date cards, RSVP cards, name place settings, menus and thank you cards as a bulk package, enabling you to keep the same theme throughout.

Save the date cards should be sent out as soon as you have decided on your wedding date, this can be anything from ten to twelve months in advance. These cards enable guests to diarize the event to ensure that they don’t make other plans and can celebrate with you on your special day.

The next step is to ensure that you post out your wedding invites at least four months in advance, again giving guests ample notification and if they are traveling to celebrate with you, they can make accommodation arrangements.

Remember when ordering wedding invites to order as early as possible, as soon as the church and reception hall is booked or the place where you will be hosting your ceremony and reception is paid for, get your wedding invites printed and sent. The great thing about ordering in advance is if there are any errors that you didn’t notice when writing them, you can have them rectified before shipping them out.

Always check and double check your guest count. This is so important. You and your loved one should write the guest list as soon as possible, taking families into consideration, if are allowing children and +1 for the single guests. Count and recount to ensure that you order enough invitations, save the date cards and RSVP cards to avoid any problems when it comes time to send them out.

There are so many great invitation options available and you will need to choose your design based on your theme. Some people prefer the modern designs, while others love the timeless elegance of the vintage options.

When sending out your invitations, include your RSVP cards and add a sense of urgency. These cards should be returned to you with ample time to spare, at least six to eight weeks before the special day. This enables you to finish your table plans and arrange with the caterers to avoid any confusion on the day.

Finally, once your invites are sent, write up a complete list of your guests and tick them off as your RSVP cards start coming back. This helps you keep track of everyone and know who is and isn’t attending. Once all is done, you can sit back and enjoy your day with all your family and friends around you.

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