After the guest list is finalized and you have selected your stationary, it is time to address and add verbiage to your wedding invitations. This is a very exciting process, but there are a few common missteps that you want to avoid. Here they are.
Too much information in a small space.
Have you every passed a sign on the road that had so much information you couldn’t digest any of it? While a wedding invitation is in hand and you can focus more on the details, too much in a small space can be a little overwhelming. It also robs your stationary of its beauty. You want to find the right balance of saying enough, but not too much. Create a bulleted list of the essential details and use as few words a possible to pass them along. Any extra fluff can get lost and jumbled.
Including registry information.
While some of your guests will wonder where you are registered, your wedding invitation is not the place to list those details. Your wedding party can help to spread the word for those who ask, or you can include it on your wedding website. Adding this on the invitation can be a little off-putting and requesting a gift is disrespectful.
Failure to proofread.
Once you have finalized the verbiage on your invitation be sure to proofread! Check and re-check, then have a friend check behind you. The last thing you want is a typo or grammatical error not to be found. Some brides will even frame and display their invitations, so keep it clean and error free.
Not adding enough postage.
Some stationary is thick and heavy requiring more postage than regular mail. Rather than purchasing a book of stamps and dropping your bulk into the mailbox, take your stack to the post office and have it weighed. If you are working within a window of time to receive RSVP’s, it is essential each invitation is mailed properly. Also include accurate postage to the return cards. Your guests should not have to supply their own postage to respond to your invitation.
Not ordering enough.
Always order more than you need! It is unavoidable, there will be mistakes made that require a re-do. You may also realize last minute that you accidentally forgot a co-worker or friend on your guest list. Have some extra invitations on hand just in case.