This weeks Wedding Advice Wednesday: Invitations
We are so excited about the responses we have received from our readers, and are featuring not ONE but TWO Q & A’s this week. Invitations are a tricky subject, and when it comes to wedding announcements and invitations these days…. anything goes! Formal, Informal, Interactive, Photos, Collages, Drawings…. you name it! The creativity styles and new trends that have popped up in the Invitation Industry over the last 5 years has been astounding! I LOVE IT! It’s another way that the Bride and Groom to be can inject a bit of their style and personality to their event.
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Q- I have heard several different opinions on when I need to send out our wedding invitations. How far in advance should I send out our wedding invitations? Also what is the proper amount of time to ask for the reply card by?
~Thank you~ Marie
Southern Utah, UTAH
A– Marie, Thank you for contacting us with your question. Invitation etiquette often comes up when I meet with clients, so know that you are not alone in the “stationary haze”
Ideally, invitations should go out six weeks before the wedding — that gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules for the day and make travel arrangements if they are out-of-towners. It also lets you make the RSVP date a little earlier — say three weeks before the wedding date — especially if you have decided to make a formal seating chart. Your wedding planner of graphic designer will need time to make name tags or seating charts and will need the information before the “final-week-before-the-wedding crunch” begins. So at the very latest, I suggest that the guests should receive wedding invitations six weeks in advance, and you should get responses back two to three weeks before the big day.
I hope that answers your question!
Best of Luck~
Laura Stagg and the Forevermore Events Team
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