So now that you've selected a wedding theme for your day, it's time to order wedding invitations. There are thousands of online resources to choose from, that I know that you'll definitely find it relatively easy to find a matching theme invite, but the problem often times is knowing how and when to place this order. The advice that I'm about to share with you will make the ordering process simple and easy to do, so let's get started.
1. Before You Order Wedding Invitations, Figure Out How Many You Really Need. Let's say you're planning to invite 150 guests to your celebration, you'll be glad to know that you won't be needing as many invitations, since you'll be sending a single invite per couple or family. Families that have children under the age of 16 can automatically be included in their parents' invitation by adding their names to the invite, children that are 16 yrs. old and over, should receive a separate invitation of their own, this is proper wedding etiquette.
Once you've figured out exactly how many you really need, be sure to include 20 extra invites when you order wedding invitations so you'll have some to save in a scrapbook, plus a few spares in case you decide to invite someone at the last minute. Also, be sure to ask for more envelopes than invitations, so you can cover any mistakes you may make while addressing them.
2.Order Wedding Invitations In Advance. Since you'll need to mail your invitations at least ten weeks before the big day, and most stationers require plenty of time to prepare your order, your aim should be to buy your invitations at least four months before the wedding and start addressing envelopes ahead of time if possible. Like this you can work on them at your leisure and by the time the invitations are printed and ready, all you'll need to do is assemble and ship them shortly after. The goal is to give yourself plenty of time to work at a steady pace without any unnecessary stress or pressures.
Double-Check The Details. When you order wedding invitations, you'll most likely receive a designed version from the printers, so that you can proofread for errors. Be sure to have several people look over the proof to make sure the names, dates and details are correct: You'll pay a hefty charge if you discover that your fiance is listed as Joan instead of John on the invitations after they've already been printed. So be sure to get all of the information right the first time!
Assembling The Invitations. Now that you have the invites, it's time to arrange them in the right order before mailing. An easy way to go about this is to remember to put any extra invitation elements underneath a single-piece invite or inside a folded one. And when you're placing them inside the envelopes, you want your guests to see the front of the invite as soon as they open your envelope. That's all there really is to it, simple and easy to do; as an optional finishing touch, you can add a seal to back of the closed envelope for an extra polished flair.
Weigh In On It. So now that you've completed your invitations, you'll need to take them to the post office to have a clerk weigh them before buying stamps. Many invites require extra postage because of their weight and size.
When you order wedding invitations, be mindful that you'll have a choice of light, medium, heavy or very heavy paper weight and this will affect the price of the stamp on each card and depending on how many you'll be mailing, this can add-up and fast.
I hope that you've found this information helpful, whether you choose to print your own invites or have them professionally done, these five simple steps will help you to create and arrange your invitations, appropriately.