Sending out your wedding invitations is one of the most exciting moments in the wedding planning process. As soon as those invites are dropped in the mailbox, it’s official: your big day is just around the corner! But how can you make this moment even better? By designing the perfect invitation! Here are a few quick tips to help you pull this off:

Include the Essential Info

A wedding invitation has one main goal: to tell your loved ones when and where the big day will take place. Therefore, it’s very important that you make sure these details are on the invite! Make sure the date, ceremony start time, and venue name and address are clearly visible and easy to read. It’s also wise to include a link to your wedding website, so your guests can visit your page for other information.

Stick with the Theme

While your wedding invitations should communicate information first and foremost, they also need to convey the general theme and tone of your wedding. For example, use shades from your color palette in your stationery. Also,make sure the general style matches the vibe of your big day. For instance, a casual brunch-style wedding shouldn’t have a black-tie style invite). 

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

There’s nothing more embarrassing than discovering a typo AFTER you’ve mailed your wedding invitations. Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure both you and your partner thoroughly review your invites. Especially check for misspelled words, transposed numbers, and any other mistakes. Don’t have anything printed until the text is pristine!

Timing is Everything

So, once you have the perfect invitations, when should you put them in the mailbox? Traditionally, you should mail wedding invites six to eight weeks before the big day. However, for a destination wedding, 10 to 12 weeks is better. This gives everyone enough time to make travel plans or get time off work, but is close enough to the big day that it can’t slip anyone’s minds.

If you follow these tips, your wedding invitations will be beautiful, informative, and memorable — everything your guests want to see!

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Vendor dream team and credits for the featured image:

Photographer - Elle Reaux Photo
Florist - Flor Amor
Venue - The Driskill
Beauty - Flair Style Lounge
Gown - Blush Bridal Lounge
Jewelry - Benold's Jewelers
Registry - Breed and Co
Stationary - Grey Meets Gold
Model rep - Page Parkes Corp
Publisher - Brides of Austin