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many of your friends and family members, your wedding invitation will serve as
preview of your big day. It will set the tone in way for the ceremony and reception.
Invitations should exhibit a similar nature as you expect displayed at the wedding
and reception. If you are having a traditional wedding, you will want to select
more traditional invitations. If your reception will have a tropical theme, some
fun and lively invitations may be the way to go. There are a wide array of invitations
to choose from so be ready to look at hundreds of styles and choices.
is important to find a reputable printer or stationer who can help you with all
of your stationery needs for your wedding. A good stationer should be able to
sit down with you and get a feel for the style of your wedding. He or she will
be able to help you word the invitations and select all of the materials you will
need. Be sure to look at a sample invitation before your order is printed to avoid
a good idea to order the invitations four to six months before your wedding. This
will allow time for printing and engraving, checking and correcting errors and
addressing and mailing. The invitations should be mailed out about six weeks before
the wedding. This gives guests enough notice and time to respond.
invitations should include the following: invitation with information about the
ceremony, a reception card, a response card and a self-addressed stamped-envelope
for easy response. Be sure to order and correctly word each of these documents.
Pay special attention to times, dates and spellings of names.
are several other items you may consider when ordering your invitations:
- Announcements should be
sent to distant relatives or friends or family who live too far to travel to the
wedding. The announcements simply inform people that the wedding has taken place.
Announcements should be mailed after the wedding and should be similar in style
to the invitations.
you notes should be sent to everyone who has given you a wedding gift as well
as everyone who served in the wedding. The notes should be hand-written and as
personal as possible. They should be written and sent out as quickly as possible.
The thank you notes should also be similar in style to the invitations.
cards are sometimes sent with announcements or thank you notes. They announce
where you and your new husband will make your new home. These should be similar
in tone and style as the wedding invitations.
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