Wedding invitations are the first introduction to your wedding and tend to set the tone for the entire event. They let your guests know how formal or casual the wedding will be, along with housing all of the necessary details. If the ceremony will be held indoors or outdoors, where the reception will take place, etc. Guests will expect to see the vibe they were given by the invites, reflected at your wedding. It’s like a sneak peek into what they will experience.
You may also be trying to decide if you are going to have someone print your stationery for you, or if you want to go the DIY wedding invitation route. Two of my absolute favorite places to shop for wedding invites are Etsy and Minted.
Whether you are looking for soft and muted, romantic, floral paper goods. Or bold, edgy, contemporary invitations with a modern twist, they’ve got you covered, and then some. With the option to have them printed or simply download a digital file and take them to your own local printer, the possibilities are endless and also work with virtually any wedding budget.
Here are just a few of my personal favorites.
Ok now that you have your invitations picked out, what the heck do you put in them?!
Let’s cover some of the basics:
Save The Dates - These are great if you have a lot of out of town guests, if your wedding is during the peak summer months, or falls on a long weekend. You can send these ~1 year out, or whenever you have your venue booked!
Invites - These can generally go out about ~8-12 weeks before the wedding date.
RSVPs - You want to have your final numbers ~4-6 weeks before the wedding date.
What To Include - The who, what, where and when
Dates and times
Ceremony and reception details and location
Wedding website if you are having one
Attire - for example, if it’s black tie or a beach wedding
Directions on how to get there
How they RSVP (number of guests, meal choices, etc)
Travel and Accommodations info
So there you have it! Some lovely invitation inspiration for your viewing pleasure, as well as the specifics on what to include. Use the links above to buy your wedding invites online.
Also, don’t forget to check out my post on who to invite to your wedding!