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.
Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson

Niloufar Gibson is the owner of and has been working in the wedding industry for many years as a wedding and event coordinator. She lives and works in Orange County, CA and created the site to stay connected to the hottest trends and share them with others like her that love this industry.
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