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When do we send save the date cards?

- It is recommended to send save the date cards out 6-8 months in advance. This is done to give your guests time to make travel arrangements. Typically these cards state that a formal invitation will follow.



When do we send out wedding invitations?

- Traditionally invitations should go out 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. This should give guests plenty of time to make arrangements to clear their schedules. If you are having a destination wedding, or you have more than half of the guests coming in from out of town, it is recommended to send the invitations out 10-12 weeks in advance.






Does every guest get a "plus one"?

- In a word, no. If your guest is married it is typically assumed that they will attend the wedding together. However, if your guest is just dating or in a serious relationship you do not have to feel obligated to invite them to the wedding. You can do this by changing the wording on the envelope by addressing it to the specific recipient and not adding "and guest". If someone does RSVP for two it is acceptable to call them up and explain that you are having an intimate ceremony and are not able to invite everyone with a guest. 



We are having an "adults only" wedding, how can we inform our guests?

- This is sometimes a difficult decision to make, and the easiest way to let your guests know that you are wanting an adults only wedding is by changing how you address your envelopes. You will send the invitations to your specific recipient, and not use "and guest" or "and family". If someone replies with children added, just give them a quick call and explain that this is the type of wedding you are having, but you hope that they can still attend. You can also include this information on a wedding website. 



We have a dress code, how do we let our guests know?

- On your invitation or reception card you may add "black tie, "cocktail attire", or "casual attire". The design of your invitation will also give a clue as to how formal the wedding will be. The more playful and bright the invitations are, the more casual the weddings typically are.



 Can we include our registry info on our invitations?

- There is no polite way to request gifts or cash on your wedding invitation's. The best way is to let guests know by word of mouth, or have your registry information on a wedding website.


Does every guest get a "plus one"?

- In a word, no. If your guest is married it is typically assumed that they will attend the wedding together. However, if your guest is just dating or in a serious relationship you do not have to feel obligated to invite them to the wedding as well. You can do this by changing the wording on the envelope by addressing it to the specific guest. If someone does RSVP for two it is acceptable to call them up and explain that you are having an intimate ceremony and are not able to invite everyone with a guest. 



We are having an "adults only" wedding, how can we inform our guests?

- This is sometimes a difficult decision to make, and the easiest way to let your guests know that you are wanting an adults only wedding is by changing how you address your envelopes. You will send the invitations to your specific guest, and not use "and guest" or "and family". If someone replies with children added, just give them a quick call and explain that this is the type of wedding you are having, but you hope that they can still attend. You can also include this information on a wedding website. 



We have a dress code, how do we let our guests know?

- On your invitation or reception card you may add "black tie, "cocktail attire", or "casual attire". The design of your invitation will also give a clue as to how formal the wedding will be. The more playful and bright the invitations are, the more casual the weddings typically are. 

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Do I need two envelopes?

- The double envelope tradition started back in the Victorian era when all invitations were hand crafted and sent out two weeks before the ceremony. The mail would go through rough handling, and when the invitation made it to the final address the outer envelope was removed by a servant so the actual invitation could be delivered to the head of the house in a presentable envelope. Since we are in a less formal society, it is not necessary to have two envelopes.