If you are planning a wedding then you are certainly excited about the prospect of sending out invites and having your guests RSVP on time. Invites provide crucial information that your guests will need to have weeks before the special day. here are a few things that you need to observe upfront before sending out the precious documents.
When to send them?
The best and most recommended time to send out your invitations is at least six weeks before the wedding day. This is to give your guests enough time to prepare and plan. This is especially important if you have guests who are coming from out of town or out of the country. If you will be having a destination wedding, send out the invites at least 3 months before.
When to RSVP?
With the invites sent out, the next thing you should expect is for people to RSVP. You need to have a deadline for when people should RSVP. Having them RSVP in time gives you time to plan and give the final number to the caterer in time. You can go ahead and call those people who may have not RSVP’d by the deadline.
Reveal the Dress code
When sending out your wedding invites, make sure you include the dress code. You do not want to have people confused on what to wear as this might ruin your event’s theme. Don’t be one of those people who wait for their guests to call asking for the dress code before they can confirm if they will be attending. If you want to change the dress code for one reason or the other, make sure you communicate this with your guests in time.
When sending out wedding invites, make sure you communicate well if you will be allowing plus-ones or not. You can allow some people to bring dates to your wedding while not allowing others depending on their relationships. For people who are in serious relationships, you can allow them to bring plus-ones while those who are not in serious relationships should not bring dates. This is especially important if you are planning to have a small wedding.
Anyone who is invited to the main wedding ceremony should be invited to the reception. This unfortunately is not always the case for people who are looking for ways of cutting costs. Some want to have all their friends and relatives at the main ceremony and have just a few close relatives at the reception. This is unacceptable as it may make some people feel alienated. If you invite someone to your wedding, make sure he/she is invited to the reception.