WORDING WEDDING INVITATION WHEN ONLY SELECT GUESTS ARE BEING INVITED TO THE CEREMONY
The easiest way to handle this situation is to use the invitation to invite select guests to the wedding ceremony and incorporate a reception card insert to invite guests to the your reception. Some people choose to order two sets of invitations. One for the wedding reception and one for the reception and ceremony.
This is usually done when space is limited. For example, if your wedding ceremony is being held in a chapel that seats 75 and your guest list has 200 people.
WHEN SHOULD WE SET THE RSVP DATE?
VG Invites generally recommend using an RSVP date that is at least three to four weeks prior to your wedding day. This will allow you time to contact anyone who has not yet sent their response.
WHEN SHOULD THE WEDDING INVITATIONS BE MAILED?
VG Invites recommend sending your invitations six to eight weeks prior to your event. If you are having a destination wedding or inviting out of town guests, a minimum of six months is best, giving your guest’s the time they need to prepare their travel schedule.
HOW SHOULD I ADDRESS OUR WEDDING INVITATIONS?
Etiquette suggests avoiding the use of labels. Invitations may be addressed in several ways. Typically they are handwritten, printed or done in calligraphy. Gel pens work best when addressing on a dark background such as a black or navy blue envelope.
Outer envelopes should be addressed to guests using the proper titles (Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms.) Don't abbreviate names or addresses. The outer envelope has the guests' names and address.
When determining whether to use Ms., Mrs., or Miss, always respect the woman's preference. If it is not known, it is appropriate to use the title "Ms."
Invitations to couples living together who are not married should be addressed with their names on separate lines.
Young boys up to age seven are given the title as Master. Mr. is used at the age of 18. No title is used between the ages of 7 - 18.
Young girls are given the title Miss. Then when married it changes to Ms. if the woman keeps her birth name and Mrs. if she takes her husband's last name.
If applicable, the inner envelopes should only have the guests' names. You may be formal by writing Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rossi or Uncle Joe and Aunt Victoria.
Before mailing your invitations be sure to double check all the addresses for accuracy.
CAN INVITATIONS BE HAND DELIVERED TO COWORKERS OR CLASS MATES?
Proper etiquette suggests that all invitations should be mailed.
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