Top Five Wedding Invitation Tips

When it comes to wedding planning, there are a lot of details to think about. At BHL, we are always looking to provide you with all the tips you need to make wedding planning a bit easier.  There are so many wedding details to think about including the wedding invitation. How do you get started with this process? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

We asked our lovely friend and Wedding Planner expert, Carmen Fuentes of Expressionary Events , to share her tips on wedding invitations. Here is what she shared with us:

  1. Give yourself ample time to send out your invitations. 

    • As soon as you determine your wedding date and your wedding style, try to order your invitations at least 6-8 months in advance. January through April is particularly a busy time for designers, so expect rush fees if ordering last minute.  Once you receive your order, invitations should be sent at least 6-8 weeks in advance. But obviously, the earlier the better so guests have ample time to plan.  Especially if your wedding falls on a holiday or at a destination where hotels get booked up quickly. 
  2. Make sure you choose the correct wording:
    •  Research invitation wording etiquette and consider font and wording style. Traditionally, whoever is hosting the wedding is listed first on the invitation. The formality of the wording particularly important because your invitation is the first glimpse your guests will get into your wedding. If the wording is formal, your guests will expect a formal wedding.
  3. Additional information cards are especially helpful:
    •  Don’t try to squeeze too much onto the invitation card.  Crowding the invitation can make it difficult to read and it won’t look as elegant. Leave things like directions, wedding website, or accommodations on an additional information card. Also keep in mind that the only acceptable place to list your wedding registry information is on your wedding website.
  4. Order extra invitations:
    •  Order enough invitations for your guest list plus 10-15 extra in case you need to resend an invitation or plan on sending invitations to your “B” list guests. Ordering additional invitations after you received your order can be expensive and  designers may require a minimum order.
  5. RSVP must haves:
    •  It may seem obvious but its easy to forget to put a stamp on the RSVP card. Make it easy for guests to mail back their reply cards with pre-addressed stamped envelopes. Also to keep in mind is to put your guests’ name on the card so when you get it back in the mail you know who its from. Many guests will tend to reply but forget to write in their name.

Expressionary Events Features Bridal Hot List in a Video Interview

I have some exciting news that I can not wait to share with all of you on this lovely Monday morning. It is so fabulous, that you better sit down for this one. So grab your morning coffee, get comfy, and ready for some pretty amazing information.  Bridal Hot List had their first interview! I had the pleasure to be interviewed by the very talented Wedding Planner and Designer, Carmen Fuentes of Expressionary Events for Expression Spotlight. What an exciting moment for BHL. As chief editor of Bridal Hot List, I shared who we are, what we do, and what type of wedding details we feature on the blog.  I shared how we are not your typical wedding blog, and that we are THE resource for today’s bride, providing the hottest trends and tips. What got my heart bursting with joy was talking about the two (now three) TLC television shows we cover: TLC’s “Four Weddings” and “Something Borrowed, Something New” (added to the list is “I Found the Gown”). What was really great is when I shared some of the pretty exciting moments I have had at BHL. For example,  I had the wonderful opporunity in meeting top stylist, Sam Saboura, and fashion designer Kelly Nishimoto from ” Something Borrowed, Something New”. THAT was amazing because they provided me with some incredible wedding tips and trends. An interesting fact that I spoke of was that not all our readers are brides…we actually have grooms who are really intrigued by the tips and trends we provide. That is something that has motivated us to write more for the grooms. I mean, they are the other piece to the lovely duo of a wedding couple.

What really fills my heart with joy is the chance to share what I truly love and have a passion for. I love my job! How many people can say that? There are so many reasons and to name a few…I am constantly immersed in beautiful weddings, gorgeous inspirations, all the crazy talented people, and making some amazing connections with all of you. The brides and grooms, and wedding junkies are driving this wedding blog which I am so proud of.

I like to say a big THANK YOU to Carmen Fuentes for this truly amazing opportunity!

See the exclusive interview right here as it was featured on Expression Spotlight: