Your wedding invitations set the tone for your entire event – make sure they represent your wedding theme and style. Here are some do’s and don’ts for wedding invitation etiquette. And, if you ever have questions about YOUR invitation order, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team!
What you should do:
- Do order free samples of up to 3 invitations. This is a great opportunity to touch and feel the invitations before you buy.
- Do order a proof of your invitation. This will ensure everything is spelled correctly and in the format you want. Have multiple people proof your invitations before placing your final order.
- Do order extra invitations and envelopes. You never know when you might have an addressing error or need to invite a few extra guests. Also, this will help save you money in the long run. By ordering extras during the ordering process, you will only pay the additional quantity price rather than starting over with the original 25 quantity price.
- Do insert invitations into inner envelopes folded edge first (wording or design facing you). Place inner envelopes in outer envelopes with the front of the inner envelopes facing you. Presentation is key.
- Do arrange your enclosures correctly. Enclosures should be arranged with reception cards next to the invitation, followed by response cards (tuck the card under the flap of the response envelope) with map cards last. For vertical or horizontal folders with your wording printed inside, place the enclosure cards inside. For vertical or horizontal folders with your wording printed on the front, or for invitation cards, place the enclosures in front. For French-folds, z-folds or tri-folds, enclosures are placed inside the second fold.
What you shouldn’t do:
- Don’t include gift registry information on your invitations.
- Don’t put labels on your invitations. Write them by hand if possible.
- Don’t send your invitations out with too little time to respond. We recommend sending your invitations 4-6 weeks (or more) before your wedding date.
- Don’t forget to include postage on your RSVP cards.
- Don’t forget to send a thank you note within 3 months of receiving each gift.