Wedding Stationery by Nellie Sparkman of Kansas City
Below are some advice and ideas for, "What You Need To Know About Wedding Invitation Etiquette"...
Your wedding invitations are one of the most crucial parts of the wedding planning process. Not only is it how you communicate all of your big day’s details with your guests, but it’s also the first glimpse of what’s to come and a keepsake for many. There is no better way than to show off your unique wedding day style than to send a customized invitation out to family and friends. You will be announcing all the details and the itinerary of your wedding, and when you do it with style, people will be counting down the days until you say “I do.”
Send Save-the-Dates 6 to 8 months in advance..
The magical date is set and it’s time to send out “Save The Date”, allowing your guests to mark the big day on their calendars. Your guest will need to know the location of your wedding to prepare ahead of time. Even some of your local guest might want to reserve a room at a nearby hotel instead of driving home. Getting them out 6 to 8 months in advance will allow them to plan in advance. If possible do not send save the dates during the peak of the Christmas holiday season, as they can get lost with all of the other mail that arrives during that time of the year.
Tips for handwriting your invitations......
Write invitations, thank you letters and envelopes in proper ink. Black or blue is traditional but, if it suits your style of stationery, make a statement with a more contemporary color.
Guests names are written in the top left-hand corner of the save-the-date cards and invitations, unless there is a dedicated space/line for them.
Writing lots of invitations and envelopes can be tiring, so approach the task in small batches to avoid mistakes. Double-check tricky spellings and, if possible, find out the names of guests’ partners rather than writing and guest.
How to word your invitations..
Think about how formal or informal you want to be, and word your invitations accordingly. For example, you need to choose between writing guests’ first names or using the more formal ‘Mr and Mrs’ etc on the invitations.
Remember, invitations are important documents, providing guests with all the key information: location, timings, RSVP details and sometimes a dress code. Don’t miss these details you must include on your wedding invitations.
Don’t forget to send thank-you cards
Thank you letters for wedding presents should be handwritten and sent as soon as possible after the honeymoon or, if the couple is going away later, after the wedding.
Nellie Sparkman Stationery Studio......
Recently, I came across some wedding stationery and found that it was from our very own Hometown gal, Nellie Sparkman. Nellie Sparkman is known for her timeless style and attention to detail. She has been helping brides and grooms customize their own stationery since 2007.
Nellie Sparkman is passionate about carrying design elements throughout all your wedding stationery and loves to create wedding brands as unique as your Love Story…
Her customization details are endless and print methods range from digital, to letterpress to foiled suites.
Nellie Sparkman Stationery Studio, is the perfect place to customize your paper products and have a set of designs that will impress your guests before, during, and after the wedding.
Check her out at: https://nelliesparkman.com