Top 10 Invitation Planning Tips
1 Get inspired.
Start looking through magazines and Pinterest for designs that you love. Figuring out what styles you like will help you design the perfect invitations for your big day.
2 Define your style.
Your invitations will be your guests’ first glimpse into your wedding. Take the opportunity to let your guests know what kind of wedding to expect. Elegant? Casual? Modern?
3 Keep your colors in mind.
Incorporating your wedding colors into your invitations and the rest of your wedding stationary, like menus and programs, can create a more cohesive look.
4 Make sure they’re readable.
Remember: the point of invitations is to communicate the date, time, and location of your wedding. If the color scheme or design makes these details hard to see, you might want to make some changes.
5 Be creative.
Invitations traditionally come in a 4.5-inch by 6.25-inch rectangular shape, but there are a variety of shapes and sizes available, including circular, square, and even scalloped edges. Don’t be afraid to try something new, but keep in mind that different sized invitations may cost more to mail.
6 Order extra.
Instead of ordering the precise number of invitations you’ll need, order 25 to 30 extra, just in case.
7 Avoid clutter.
Make sure to only include the essential info on your invites: ceremony time and location, your names, the dress code, and RSVP information. When it comes to things like directions to the venue, include those on your wedding website or a separate enclosure card.
8 Double and triple-check.
You don’t want any typos on your wedding invitations. Reprints can be expensive, so ask several people to proofread for any errors.
9 Customize your envelopes.
When it comes time to mail out your invites, look for stamps that match. Check the U.S. Postal Service website for wedding-themed stamps or ones that match your colors.
10 Stick with your maiden name.
If you’re planning on changing your last name, save it and your new monogram for your thank you cards.