Wedding Invitations: Complex Questions and Simple Answers

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Wondering how to announce the big news? This is probably the biggest news of your life and you need to find a way to tell people, invite them, walk them through some details, and make sure you did it all the right way. Let’s get to it, shall we? 

In simple steps, we will tell you how and when to invite your guests prior to your big day. 

Invitation by: White Yard

 

When to send out the invitations

To cut this short and help you make the best use of your time, here is the ultimate timeline that’s about to save the day:

- 3 Months: 

1- If you’re having a destination wedding, start inviting everyone three months ahead of it.

2- If some of your guests will be traveling overseas or hitting the road to make it to the destination, send them the invitations three months ahead of the wedding to start making their arrangements, like booking their flights, train rides, or bus tickets. 

- 2 Months:

1- This is the perfect time to invite your guests if you’re having an in-town wedding. 

2- If you haven’t already posted about the wedding online nor created a website, a page, or a group, it’s better to send response cards to your guests along with the invitations

- 1.5 Months:

1- If you’re the bride, then your maid of honor and your bridesmaids should be helping you in sending out the invitations for your bridal shower or leilet el Henna at least six weeks before the event.

- 1 Month: 

1- As for the groom, the best time for your groomsmen to start inviting your bachelor party guests is one month before its set date.

2- One month before the wedding should be your deadline for receiving responses from the invitees and to have an estimated number of all of the attendees. If you need to make any phone calls, send emails, or double-check with some guests, it’s time to do that now. 

- 2 weeks:

1- This is the least amount of time you can give yourself and your guests before you make any changes. So, if you’re considering re-sending, for instance, an altered version of the invitation, it’s ultimately best to not do it within the two weeks left before the wedding.

- 1 week:

1- This last week is for sorting the seating charts for your guests. If you’re in dire need of help in the whole seating department, click here  (Add link to the seating guests article) because we got you covered.


 

- 2 to 3 weeks after the wedding:

1- Here is an extra tip, you should start sending out thank you notes to the guests who cared enough to purchase a wedding gift for you. This task should be handled right after you get back from your honeymoon.  

What should I include in the invitation?

Though it differs from one person to another when it comes to what should be included, there are some crucial points that you have to incorporate. 

1- Date and time: The date of your wedding and a simplified timeline of the events of the day, like the exact hour the ceremony starts. Some people like to add the time and duration of the buffet, as well.

2- Location and transportation: Your invitation should cover the location of the venue either in writing or in the form of a map. If you’re providing any sort of transportation service, add that in there, as well. 


3- The specifics: Will your wedding take place outdoors or indoors? Will the attire be entirely formal? Decide on your dress-code and theme beforehand and make sure to include them both in your invitation.

4- Guests allowed: How many guests are allowed to attend per a single invitation? Are plus ones allowed? Are kids allowed? Is the venue kid-friendly or should parents bring along a nanny? 

5- Contact information: Add some contact information, like links to your wedding website or Facebook event and your phone number or your wedding planner’s phone number. Just provide your guests with any info needed to reach help if needed. Don’t forget to explain how people can RSVP to your invitation.

And you can find a marvelous little invitation writing etiquette guide here (Link for the article 9 things you should have in your wedding invitation)

Invitation by: El Khardwaty

How to send the invitations?

All of the above can be applied to several types of invitations, be it to non-digital ones, e-vites, Facebook events or whatever else you can think of. You’re free to choose what suits you both best as a couple. Just make sure not to leave anyone behind by selecting the most efficient means of reaching out to your guests. 

Anything else?

You can always add more details, tips, and instructions. At the end of the day, this is your way of showing your excitement to the people who have always loved you and been there for you. Use your own words, be kind and allow them to feel special, for you have always been special to them.  

 

Wondering how to announce the big news? This is probably the biggest news of your life and you need to find a way to tell people, invite them, walk them through some details, and make sure you did it all the right way. Let’s get to it, shall we? 

In simple steps, we will tell you how and when to invite your guests prior to your big day. 

Invitation by: White Yard

 

When to send out the invitations

To cut this short and help you make the best use of your time, here is the ultimate timeline that’s about to save the day:

- 3 Months: 

1- If you’re having a destination wedding, start inviting everyone three months ahead of it.

2- If some of your guests will be traveling overseas or hitting the road to make it to the destination, send them the invitations three months ahead of the wedding to start making their arrangements, like booking their flights, train rides, or bus tickets. 

- 2 Months:

1- This is the perfect time to invite your guests if you’re having an in-town wedding. 

2- If you haven’t already posted about the wedding online nor created a website, a page, or a group, it’s better to send response cards to your guests along with the invitations

- 1.5 Months:

1- If you’re the bride, then your maid of honor and your bridesmaids should be helping you in sending out the invitations for your bridal shower or leilet el Henna at least six weeks before the event.

- 1 Month: 

1- As for the groom, the best time for your groomsmen to start inviting your bachelor party guests is one month before its set date.

2- One month before the wedding should be your deadline for receiving responses from the invitees and to have an estimated number of all of the attendees. If you need to make any phone calls, send emails, or double-check with some guests, it’s time to do that now. 

- 2 weeks:

1- This is the least amount of time you can give yourself and your guests before you make any changes. So, if you’re considering re-sending, for instance, an altered version of the invitation, it’s ultimately best to not do it within the two weeks left before the wedding.

- 1 week:

1- This last week is for sorting the seating charts for your guests. If you’re in dire need of help in the whole seating department, click here  (Add link to the seating guests article) because we got you covered.
 

 

- 2 to 3 weeks after the wedding:

1- Here is an extra tip, you should start sending out thank you notes to the guests who cared enough to purchase a wedding gift for you. This task should be handled right after you get back from your honeymoon.