5 Invitation Etiquette Tips You Need To Know

1. You don’t need a formal theme for your Save The Date.

As these initial mailings gain popularity, brides can often force a theme upon their wedding to send them out. Contrary to the formal nature of invitations, a Save The Date is meant to have two components: your names and date! Pull in a color or neutral image you know will be included in your wedding and leave it at that!

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2. Absolutely include the name of everyone on the envelope to avoid confusion.

Weddings can adhere to many different rules, so it’s important to include all invitees on the envelope. The rule of thumb is to replicate the same name list when sending out your follow up invitations with RSVPs. If you are inviting an entire family: The Smiths. If you are inviting roommates or a couple who live together, label each name on the envelope. 

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3. Be mindful of relationship status and plus ones. 

Avoid any awkward situations by being aware if your guest is currently involved, or even living with a significant other. Forgetting a plus one spot in this instance would cause tension. 

 

4. Include an RSVP by date.

Mail can easily be shuffled around. Make sure you are including when you need the RSVP back to finalize your guest list number and relay the information to your vendors for chair and table rentals, linens, and catering.

 

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5. Keep it simple.

Your invitation should be easy to navigate and respond to. Include your names, venue location, date, time, and dress attire. Include an RSVP card with Yes/No, meal optionsand plus one (if applicable) with a self addressed and stamped envelope. You want it to be as straightforward as possible to have them returned promptly!

 

Wedding Professionals:

1,3: Photography: Samantha Kirk Photography | Planning + Design: Gigi Mallatt Events | Calligraphy + Invitations: Miranda Ellen Garcia | Florals: Violette Fleurs

2,6: Photography: Jenny Soi Photography | Planning + Design: Gigi Mallatt Events | Florals: Flower Girl Em | Invitation Suite: Vita Popov Studios

4,9: Photography: Esmeralda Franco Photography | Planning + Design: Gigi Mallatt Events | Florals: Flower Girl Em Invitation Suite: Betlem Calligraphy | Gold Platter: Botanica Event Rentals | Hair + Makeup: Camille Goldston Hair & Makeup | Dress: La Soie Bridal | Dress Designer: Miss Hayley Paige

5,7,8: Photography: Kristine Herman Photography | Planning + Design: Gigi Mallatt Events | Florals: Mignon Floral Co. | Invitation Suite: Shasta Bell Calligraphy | Cake: Batter Up Cakery | Dress: La Soie Bridal | Dress Designer: Miss Hayley Paige