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Wedding Invite Dos and Don’ts

Keep these pointers in mind before you hand out your invitations.

DO include all the important details on your wedding invitation. Be sure to include three important Ws: who (the names of the couple tying the knot), when (the date and time of the wedding), and where (the rites and reception venues).

DON’T cram all the details in just one card. A wedding invitation suite usually consists of the following: main invitation card, entourage list card, RSVP card, and direction card.

DO stick to two to three fonts—one or two cursive and the other block. Use bigger script fonts to highlight special words (such as the names of the couple or section headers) then use a smaller serif or sans serif typeface for your entourage’s names and RSVP details.

DON’T choose a font size and typography that’s hard to read. Be careful about choosing a cursive or calligraphy font with too many swirls and embellishments. It might make some letters look different.

DO allow your text to breathe by allotting spaces in between the lines. Watercolor illustrations can break the texts and double as pretty accents on your invite.

DON’T forget to double check the spelling of the names of your principal sponsors and bridal entourage before having the invites printed. Oh, and make sure they’ve all agreed to be a part of your wedding before putting their names on the list!

DO allow your text to breathe by allotting spaces in between the lines. Watercolor illustrations can break the texts and double as pretty accents on your invite.

DON’T forget to double check the spelling of the names of your principal sponsors and bridal entourage before having the invites printed. Oh, and make sure they’ve all agreed to be a part of your wedding before putting their names on the list!

DO choose colors and images that match your wedding theme. Make sure to ask your printer for printed samples using the color combinations you’ve selected. Allow the tint to slightly vary. What you see on your computer screen won’t exactly be the same as the printed cards.

DON’T be afraid to tweak the invitation design, font, or text if elements appear different from what you had originally imagined. Just make sure you apply all the changes before the printer’s final deadline.

DO provide a direction card with a detailed map if your ceremony and reception are in two separate venues. Be sure to include major thoroughfares, minor street names, and notable landmarks.

DON’T forget to note exactly who’s invited by indicating the names on the wedding invite envelope. If you’re only inviting the parents of a family, make sure to write the couple’s names only (example: Mr. and Mrs. Juan dela Cruz) and leave out the phrase “and family.” The RSVP card should also include the number of seat/s reserved for your guest/s.

DO forgo the unnecessary inside envelope if you’re handing out invitations personally. This way, you trim your expenses and help Mother Nature at the same time.

DON’T assume your guests know what you’d like to receive as a couple. You have an option to include a carefully worded card that mentions your wedding registry or your preference to receive cash or gift cards.

DO send out your invitations one to two months before your wedding day. This will give people enough time to check their schedules.

DON’T fail to mention hen they should RSVP. Include a due date (usually two to three weeks prior to the event) and the name and contact details of the person they should get in touch with.

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Sources: photoshare.com / imagestock.com

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