Mailing Your Wedding Invitations: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid
Have you fallen in love with the perfect wedding invitation? Yay! There’s nothing quite like seeing your names and wedding date in print – it just makes everything real, right?
But before you order your invitation, make sure to add these mailing tips to your checklist. This advice will help you avoid stress and potentially costly mistakes:
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1. Ordering Too Late
Many couples wait until the last minute to order their invites, which can cause some serious stress when waiting for the invitations to arrive in the mail and assembling them in time. While we do print and ship our invitations very quick (usually you’ll have them in less than a week!), we always advise couples not to wait until the final hour to order.
Wedding invitations should be ordered around four months before the wedding and sent 2-3 months before the wedding. (Check out this helpful stationery timeline for more information on what to send and when.)
2. Skipping Extra Envelopes
Addressing a hundred or more wedding invitations means you’re bound to make a few mistakes.
Order extra envelopes, and you won’t have to worry about finding envelopes in the right size and color last minute.
3. Wrong Address on Response Cards
Many couples forget to decide who will be keeping track of the response cards as they come back in the mail. The bride and/or groom-to-be will often take on this task but other family members or a close friend can also assume this task.
The response card should have the address of whoever is tracking the responses.
4. Missing Stamps on Response Cards
Wedding etiquette states that all response cards should be pre-stamped for your wedding guests. This is a thoughtful courtesy that makes replying even easier, which is helpful when looking for timely and accurate responses.
Of course, if you’re sending an invitation with an online RSVP, you don’t have to worry about this step.
5. Not Enough Postage
Assuming your invitations will or won’t need extra postage may cost you in the end!
While most wedding invitation suites can be mailed with one standard stamp, it’s always a good idea to check the weight at your post office.
6. Licking Every Envelope
We highly recommend picking up an envelope moistener rather than licking hundreds of envelopes. You’ll be happy you did!
7. Not Sending Invites to Young Adults
You may want to save money by ordering a few less invitations but we don’t recommend skipping the young adults on your guest list even if they live at home.
Anyone 18 years and older should receive his or her own wedding invitation.
We hope you found this mailing advice helpful! Give us a shout if you need any help as you customize your wedding stationery! xoxo