Crafting a beautiful and informative wedding invitation is extremely important as to most of your wedding guests, it will be the first glimpse into the upcoming celebration. Also, if you accidentally leave any mistakes in the invitation, guests might show up to your wedding too late or with uninvited people. Even though it is pretty simple to make a perfect wedding invitation, there are still some common mistakes that the couples make. We want you to introduce you to those mistakes and give you some tips on how to avoid making them.
Wrong Date and Other Typos
Read the wedding invitation 100 times before sending it out to the guests. You don't want to leave a single typo, so it would be even better to hire a professional proofreader. If a skilled baker is baking your wedding cake or an artsy florist is taking care of your sola wood wedding flowers, then why shouldn't a professional proofreader help you out with your invitation?
Also, it might sound like a great idea to inform your guests that the wedding ceremony starts a little earlier (like 15-30 minutes) than it is planned. This way, the guests would never be late. However, we do not suggest using this trick. Most of the time, all the guests will arrive at the ceremony early anyway. If you provide them with the wrong time, they might end up waiting for an hour before the actual ceremony starts. No matter how wonderful do your wooden wedding flowers and decorations look, no guest would appreciate looking at them for an hour before the real wedding begins.
No RSVP Instructions and Too Little Time to Reply
You want as many people from your wedding guest list to be able to attend the wedding. That means that you should give them enough time to respond to your wedding invitation. Normally, you should give your guests around three weeks to respond if they are coming to the wedding. That should be enough time for them to book the date and organize the journey. However, make sure that the latest RSVP replies reach you at least two weeks before the wedding. After all, you want to know the exact number of guests to take care of catering and logistics.
You should include a stamped and pre-addressed envelope with each invitation. This will make the processes of replying much easier for your guests. Of course, that means a little extra work and costs for you, but that's the reality of planning your wedding. Of course, these days, it is acceptable to reply by phone or email. In such cases, leave your correct contact details on the RSVP card.
Don't Include Too Many Details
You should not include the information about the wedding cake or sola wood flowers that you chose for your wedding. That is pretty obvious. However, there are a few details that people often include, even though they should not. First of all, don't mention any exclusive parties that happen before the wedding. Only people who are invited to the bachelor's party should receive information about it. Also, don't make the mistake of putting your registry information on the invitation. That might be tempting, but it is a big no. Instead, give your guests the link to the website where they can find your registry.
Be Specific With About Who Is Invited
If your wedding is an adult-only, you should not specify that on your wedding invitation, as well. It is against the wedding etiquette. Instead, try to be specific about who is invited to the wedding. If you don't want to invite the whole family, but only the parents, make sure to address the invitation to "Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miller" instead of "the Millers Family".
Remember that the names that you write on the envelope are extremely important. If you want to allow your friend to take a plus one to the wedding, write "Mr. Tom Miller and Guest". However, if you specifically want your friend to come with his fiancée, instead of "and Guest" write her full name. Otherwise, Tom might bring anyone else to your big celebration.