Wedding invitations and planning
After figuring out the wedding budget, you will start your journey with the procurement of wedding cards. There are different kinds of cards and styles which should be planned as per your personal preferences. The wedding invitation resembles the style of your wedding ceremony. If you had decided any colors or logo, they should be presented on the wedding invitation as well. There are traditional as well as contemporary designs which can be chosen as per your needs and you can invite your guests in a stylish way.
There are limitless wedding styles. You should be able to choose the best style as per your personal taste and budget. The degree of formality will influence the style of wedding invitation. You should identify a theme and should ensure that cards will be closer to the theme.
You can plan associated wedding stationary as well so that there will be great convenience. The wedding invitation should have space to include who, when, where and what. There are simple folded versions as well as complex mesmerizing designs. Some invitation cards have ribbons as well. As you go through the wedding invitation books and online resources, you will be able to choose the best designs.
You are advised to shop for the wedding invitation at the earliest so that there will be great convenience. There are variety of paper types and weights. Variety of ink colors are used to deliver a special significance. The wedding invitation card should be inserted in the wedding envelope. The guest’s name and address should be written on the envelope and necessary postal stamps should be pasted. It is very much important to have a return address mentioned on the card so that it will be returned aptly if the recipient is not available.
In addition to wedding invitation cards, you can also print reception cards. It is very much important to send a reception card if the wedding takes place at a different location. Guests will be able to go through the address and follow other arrangements very easily. There are instances to include reception details on the wedding invitation as well.
The response card should be returned by guests so that you will be able to have an accurate head count of the number of guests who will be attending the wedding and reception. The cost of the wedding service will be based on the number of guests. Hence, the calculation should be done accurately so that there will not be wastage of food and other expenses.
The wedding invitation response card should be printed with RSVP information so that invitees will find it easy to RSVP. You should mention the date before which the response card should be returned so that plans can be made vigorously. The response card should have preprinted return address so that it will be convenient for guests. It should be pre-stamped as well so that further delay can be avoided.
The wedding invitation should include the map card as well so that out-of-station guests will be able to reach to the venue very easily. Even though the information is presented on the website, you can provide on a separate card so that visitors will be able to reach the venue very easily.
Rehearsal dinner invitation
You can send a wedding invitation along with rehearsal dinner so that guests will be able to have great get-together. During the wedding time, it is possible to meet friends and family members who travel thousands of miles. You might have met these people after many years. Hence, by inviting them to the rehearsal dinner invitation, it is possible to make the most of the time, effort and money.
If you are planning a ‘destination wedding’, it should be planned and sent in advance. You can send these cards at least three months in advance so that guests will be able to make travel arrangements without fail. It will help them to take time off of work and to manage concessional flight tickets as well.
Thank you notes
You will send ‘thank you notes’ to everyone who presents a gift on the special day. The gift should be similar to ‘response cards’. The card should be printed with your married names on top of it.