1. Spell everything out in your wedding invitation wording.

This may seem silly but when you start mixing abbreviations and contractions on a wedding invitation, it starts to look messy and it takes attention away from how beautiful your wedding invitations are.

  1. Invite all children or don’t invite any.

Want to invite just a few? This is a VERY slippery slope. Once you start, it’s hard to know where to draw the line. Make it easy on yourself and invite them all or don’t invite any.

  1. Don’t include registry info on the invitations.

Wedding gifts are not required to attend your wedding so don’t make your guests feel like they are by listing registries on the invitation. Share your registry information via word of mouth or on your wedding website.

  1. Order information cards for additional details.

It’s often easier for you and clearer for guests to add a card to your wedding invitation ensemble that lists additional details like shuttle info, dress code, childcare, etc.

  1. Add a stamp to the response cards.

This is a courtesy guests always appreciate and it makes replying even easier so you get more responses faster.

  1. Handwrite the guest’s address on each envelope.

A nicely handwritten address is what distinguishes your wedding invitation from everyday mail. Don’t have good handwriting? Enlist some help. Don’t have good help? Consider making labels with a script font that mimics the look of handwriting.

  1. Use the inner envelopes.

Formal wedding invitations often come with inner envelopes and you might think they have no purpose but they are actually key when communicating with guests. The inner envelope has the names of exactly who is invited. So if you’re inviting the McCrackens but not the children, you would only write the names of the husband and wife on the inner envelope.

  1. Weigh an invitation before purchasing stamps.

Assemble one of your wedding invitations in its appropriate envelopes and have it weighed at the post office. This will tell you exactly how much postage you’ll need so you’re not wasting any money on additional postage. Or, worse than that, not purchasing enough postage.