With its substantial weight, luxurious paper, and carefully lettered name and address, a wedding invitation distinguishes itself from all other envelopes in the mailbox right away. The obvious care with which this small package has been created promises something special inside -- and a special event to come. Addressing, stuffing, and posting these important envelopes takes advance planning and attention to detail. Get organized about a month before your desired send-out date. This should be six to eight weeks before the wedding, allowing your guests adequate time to respond and ensuring that you will get a reliable head count a week or two before the event. The address on a wedding invitation should be handwritten; printed labels are not appropriate though calligraphy done by computer directly on the envelope is gaining popularity and acceptability.
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Whether composed of flowery prose or words with a hint of sarcasm, the wedding card you select is a gesture of your well wishes. Yet, it's not until you sit down to address the envelope to the joyous pair that you realize you aren't quite sure what to write and you refer to the rules of etiquette. Of utmost consideration is whether or not the couple is engaged, yet to be married, or already wed. Once you establish the state of their union, you can proceed with addressing the wedding card envelope properly.
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Last Updated: May 30, References. This article was co-authored by Ivy Summer. Ivy has over 10 years of experience consulting, planning and coordinating weddings around the globe. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Consider this your etiquette cheat sheet, so you can mail the good news using the correct wording. Wedding invitations are undeniably important: Not only do they inform your guests about when and where the celebration will take place , but they also set the tone for the entire party. And since this is one of the very first wedding-related details your family and friends will see, it's important that you go about sending your invitations correctly. That's why learning how to properly address wedding invitations is a key step in the process; there's a lot more to it than you might think. To ensure you get it right, we're explaining exactly how to address your envelopes based on the different attendees who may be joining you.