Planning Your Big Day: 5 Common Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid
Planning your wedding day? Whether you are looking for a big celebration with many people or a smaller, more intimate gathering, it can still be a stressful experience to plan.
Thankfully, we are here to help you learn from mistakes others have made and (hopefully) not make them yourself. Check out this list of the top 5 common wedding invitation mistakes and be sure not to make them yourself!
Wedding Invite Mistake #1: Mistaken Information
Now, this may seem like a silly mistake, but it happens so often! In the chaos of trying to make sure that it looks pretty and perfect, sometimes the most important details are overlooked. So, make sure that you (or someone you trust) proofreads the information before the cards are either printed or sent out.
Check the following important information:
– The ceremony time
– Phone numbers
– And other important information and spelling
Wedding Invite Mistake #2: Mistaking the Number of Wedding Invitations Needed
Before you send your wedding invitations for the final draft, make sure you have ordered the right amount of invitations. And, always factor in extras. Sometimes, invites can go missing in the mail, guests could misplace theirs or maybe you have simply miscounted the number of guests you want to invite.
That being said, try not to order too many invitations either. For example, if you are having a wedding of approximately 200 people, the chances are that you will not need to have a wedding invite for each person. You should always factor in the number of couples that will be coming and you will simply need to print only one invitation for the two of them.
If, however, you want to invite only a handful of people to an intimate ceremony like an Iceland elopement, you won’t need to print out that many invitations (if any) at all!
Wedding Invite Mistake #3: TMI (Too Much Information)
Try not to make the mistake of putting too much information and overwhelming your guests with unnecessary and wordy details. Chances are, the more information you put on the invitation, the less they will read any of it. The trick is to find the balance between too little information and too much information. When you are in the designing phase of your wedding invites, jot down the most important facts that you want your guests to know. Things like timings, location, and the date are critical to have on the invite. From there, you can decide what other information is important to have on the invite.
If you are planning a celebration where you need to share loads of important information with your guests, think about setting up a website (even a free one will be perfect) where they can find the information without receiving a wordy invite in the mail.
Wedding Invite Mistake #4: Placing an Early RSVP Date
You need to set a realistic RSVP date for your guests. If your RSVP date is more than 3 months then it is likely to be too early. Depending on the size of your wedding, you should place the RSVP date for around 4-6 weeks before the wedding.
Wedding Invite Mistake #5: Save the Dates on a Budget
If you are trying to stick to a low budget then you don’t have to send out Save the Dates. These are extra expenses that you can simply do without. Or, you could send out a digital save the date that is cost-free and still serves the purpose.