Congratulations on your engagement! Have you set a date for your wedding yet? If so, way to go. Now it's time to get to work on the planning process. It's not difficult, but it is essential to be organized, starting with your wedding invitations. It is one of the most important things to focus on during your wedding planning. So important that we at the Phoenix Ballroom thought we should share some tips about it with you.
Start by planning the style of the invitation. It should mirror the ceremony itself. For example, if you are having a very formal evening ceremony, you should use fine stationer's paper with calligraphy or engraved print.
The wording on the invitation should be well thought out before placing your order. You need to include the names of the bride and groom, location, date, and time.
· Guest List
Your list should contain all of the names of your guests, including every member of the family. If children are invited, add those. It is fine to send one invitation per household, but you'll need to know who will or won't be there for planning purposes.
You'll want these invitations to look as good as possible. Since you have probably paid quite a bit for professionally designed and printed invitations, practice on plain paper until you're happy with the way it looks.
Formal and semi-formal wedding invitations typically come with two envelopes: one that is slightly smaller than the other so you can tuck it inside. You 'll include your return address and the name of the family you are inviting on the outside envelope. Personal names can go on the inside.
If you are inviting children, all you have to do is put "and family" on the invitation. Otherwise, list the names of the adult invitees in the household.
Include a stamp on the RSVP card to make it convenient for your guests to respond. All they have to do is jot down the number of people who will be attending in the space provided and drop it in the mail.
· When to Send
Ideally, invitations should go out six weeks to a couple of months before the wedding. Your guests will need to put the date on their calendars. They may also need to ask for time off from work and make hotel reservations if they're coming from out of town.
Here at the Phoenix Ballroom, we love to host weddings, receptions, and other events. If you're searching for an excellent venue for your wedding in Waco, Texas, you should check us out. Contact us today!