Wedding Invitation Etiquette – yes it’s still a thing. And as your planner, I have a duty to share my experience and expertise with you in this very important part of wedding planning season. Below are five Q&A focused on your stationery dates and details.
Q: When should we send our save the dates?
A: Six to eight months before your big day, but if your wedding happens to fall on a holiday weekend, nine to twelve months is best practice!
Q: When should we send our invitations?
A: Mail your invitation suite six to eighth weeks prior to the event date. This will give you amble time to finalize your seating assignments and report your headcount to the venue & catering. Holiday weekend wedding invitations should be sent out three months in advance.
Q: What details should we include on our save the dates?
A: Your wedding date, city and state of the celebration, and a link to your wedding website for more information on the big day!
Q: What details should we include in our invitation suite?
A: Your formal invitation will include your announcement to be married, your ceremony and reception time of day and address (remember to include both addresses if these events are taking places at different locations), a rehearsal dinner or welcome dinner card for respective guests, your RSVP card with a return addressed and stamped envelope, and an accommodation card with your lodging and transportation details.
A fun addition the suite, is a song request card to help you plan your dance party and you may also need to include a meal selection card if your catered dinner is plated.
Q: Who gets a plus one?
A: Married, engaged, and cohabitating guests. All members of the wedding party should get a plus one. Everyone else is up to you!