As you slave over your wedding invitations, making sure that they perfectly reflect the beauty of your relationship, you need to be aware that unexpected mistakes are always possible. A miscalculation can upset every effect that you plan to see your invitations to create.
Don’t make any well-known wedding invitation faux pas
The world of social rules and observances can be complex. Yet, when you make mistakes, practically everyone can sit up and take notice. Make sure that you look up on the Internet what kinds of embarrassing mistakes others report having made with their wedding invitations. Here are a couple of examples.
It can be a difficult mistake to overcome when you place your registry cards in your invitation envelopes in such a way that your invitees see those cards first when they open their envelopes. This can make it look like you are really interested in your gift.
Sometimes, there are so many individual pieces to include in an invitation envelope that you can forget to include an RSVP card or something else.
Make sure there are no planned detours in the area
When others have inconveniently timed plans around your wedding venue, it can ruin everything. What if there is a planned parade or protest in the area around your wedding venue or perhaps a huge road construction block? Your guests could be sent on a detour and could lose their way. It’s always a good idea before you get any invitations printed, to ask the city if there are any planned events in the area.
Make sure to accommodate for your guests’ mistakes
Many guests simply don’t think that they need to write their names on their reply cards. The bride receives her reply cards but has no idea who sent them. A good way to plan for this problem would be to develop a code list of your own before you send your invitations out. You assign each invitee a number and write the number out in small print on each reply card. When a card comes back blank, you can just turn it over, look at the number and know who sent it.
Don’t turn to the computer any more than necessary
People often use computer-printed address labels for their wedding invitations. Unfortunately, computer-printed address labels often look completely out of place on a beautifully made wedding invitation. It’s always a better idea to send out invitations with simple handwritten addresses. It’s important, though, to not bring in any calligraphy when you write out addresses. These are harder to decipher and can result in your invitations not getting delivered.
Don’t forget to get the right amount of postage
It’s easy to simply make a guess about how much postage your invitations need. If you make a mistake here, though, you could end up with a delayed mail problem. Make sure that you have the right postage amount. Send an invitation to yourself. If it arrives properly, you can be certain.
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