Top 6 Wedding Invitation Etiquette Questions Answered

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 08,2018
BF Invitation Etiquette Questions Answered

The wedding invitation is the essential element of the wedding planning. The way you draft it, plan it, and design it actually reflects the visual persona of your lifestyle and attitude. Hence, it is very important that you learn how to send a wedding invitation to your loved ones. The right tonality, the right time, and the right method to send the wedding invitation will be covered in the content of this article.

If you are planning to get married but do not know about the wedding invitation etiquette, let us help. Be with us in this article and get to know about top 10 wedding invitation etiquette that you should never forget.


What is the right time to send the invites?

A traditional wedding invitation reaches its destination before six to eight week of the wedding date. This is the ideal time that every wedding requires. If you are about to get married in a month or two, it’s high time to think about it. Start planning and look for designs in advance so that at the end of last month, your wedding invitations are ready to ship. This actually comes up with dual advantage. Sending the wedding invites before 6 weeks of the wedding date helps your guests schedule their tasks and plan accordingly for the wedding. They can wrap up things and buy tickets( if flying for your wedding) to reach on time.


What should be the deadline for RSVPs?

RSVP is the last date by which your guests can respond to the wedding invitation. The ideal RSVP date is at least one week before the wedding date. However, your guests can respond as early as they can, maybe they can give you a call just after receiving the wedding invite. This can be done.  


Where to include wedding website info?

You can include this information in two ways. The first method to include your wedding website information is adding the information on your save-the-date card. All you need to do is to add your wedding website’s URL( for example: to your save-the-date card and let them know where they can get more info about the wedding. The second way using which you can let your guests know about the wedding website is to add the website URL to the wedding invitation. Just add it either at the bottom or somewhere between the body of the invite and let them know about it. As simple as that.


How to inform your guests about a dress code?

The right place to add information about the dress code is the upper right corner of the wedding invitation. If you want your guests to attend your wedding in a formal wedding attire or any particular dress code of your choice, make sure to add this information at the upper right corner of the wedding invitation. You can add something like "Black tie,"Cocktail Attire" or "Casual Attire" are all acceptable.


Where to put the return address on wedding invitations?

The right place to write the return address is on the back flap of the envelope. Here, keep one thing in mind that the return address printed on the back flap of the envelope should address the person who is responsible to respond to the received response cards be it your parents or the wedding host.


Should you send the wedding reception invite to the immediate family members only?

You should not. If you do so, you actually show that you can bear their presence at the ceremony but not willing to pay for their plate at the reception. Does it sound nice to you? It doesn't. Hence, better would be either not to invite a person whom you cannot afford at your reception or invite him for both the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.


The Takeaway

Wedding invitations say a lot. The wording used, the design chosen, and the manner you have used your guest’s names actually reflects how serious you are with your wedding and how willing you are to invite your loved ones. Hence, make sure you properly follow the wedding invitation etiquette.

Hope this works for you. Want to share your thoughts? Drop us a comment and we would revert in no time.


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