Do we need wedding invitations?

If you’re planning a wedding and working on your wedding budget, you’ve most likely realized that weddings are EXPENSIVE. After booking the venue, the florist, the caterer and more, you may start wondering, are wedding invitations really THAT important? Short answer: YES!

What is the purpose of wedding invitations?

The wedding invitation is one of the most important things to focus on during your wedding planning. They offer the guests a sample of what type of wedding you’re having (formal or casual), and they list critical information to make sure people know where to go and what time to be there.

How do you address names on wedding invitations?


  1. Use formal names (no nicknames).
  2. Middle names aren’t necessary, but must be spelled out if used (no initials).
  3. Spell out all words such as Apartment, Avenue, Street, etc.
  4. Abbreviate Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Jr.
  5. Write out professional titles such as Doctor or Professor.

What do you call a person who makes invitations?

inviter (plural inviters) Someone who invites.

How early is too early for wedding invitations?

Send your wedding invitations out six to eight weeks prior to your wedding date.

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Who should be invited to your wedding?

The 13 Groups of People to Consider Inviting to Your Wedding

  • Immediate family members. This includes your and your partner’s parents, siblings, and grandparents. …
  • Wedding party members. …
  • Extended family. …
  • Family friends. …
  • Childhood friends. …
  • School friends. …
  • Parents’ friends. …
  • Religious or interest groups.

Does the bride or groom name go first on wedding invitations?

The name of the bride always precedes the groom’s name. Formal invitations issued by the bride’s parents refer to her by her first and middle names, the groom by his full name and title; if the couple is hosting by themselves, their titles are optional.

How much time do you give guests to RSVP to a wedding?

Assuming you’ve sent your invitations out in time (at least six to eight weeks before your wedding), then give your guests four or five weeks to RSVP. This is plenty of time for people to figure out if they want/are able to attend your wedding, as well as figure out any necessary travel arrangements.

Do you spell out state on wedding invitations?

Write out the full name of a state, rather than using its two letter abbreviation. Don’t: Abbreviate North, South, East, West. Don’t: Abbreviate the generational suffixes “Senior” or “Junior.”

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