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Choosing Wedding Invitations and Thank You Notes
Choosing wedding invitations and thank you notes can be a big task. When looking at all the different themes that are available for wedding invitations, choose a theme that reflects you and your fiance. Also choose a theme that reflects the theme of the wedding. For example, for a spring, fall, or winter wedding, choose a seasonal invitation. If the event is very formal, choose a very elegant, ceremonial invitation. There are also many themes for outdoor or destination weddings.
When ordering wedding invitations, consider who is going to address the invitations. Hire a calligrapher or do it yourself. It can be time consuming, make sure you have plenty of time to do the addressing, as well as stamping, and sending. Another important thing to remember when ordering wedding invitations is to order some extras for any mishaps. It is also a good idea to go ahead and order thank you notes at the same time as invitations. It will save money on shipping, and time the bride will need to do other important wedding tasks.
Invitations should typically be sent a few weeks before the wedding. For a formal event, the invitation can be sent eight weeks in advanced. For less formal events, the invitation can be sent three weeks ahead. In any case, the invitations should be sent out with enough time for guests to make arrangements to attend. If it is a destination wedding, give guests plenty of time to purchase tickets for transportation, if the wedding party itself is not picking up the bill.
Thank you notes are another story. They can be sent up to a year after the wedding. But as with all thank you notes, the longer you wait to send them, the worse off it can be. If there in no written record of who attend and what gifts they gave, a year can too long to remember, and thank you notes are not as personalized. In order to stay organized, keep a list of everyone who attended the wedding, and on the same list, or another list, keep a list of who gave what gifts. Also, try to write and send the thank you notes as soon as possible after the wedding. You will remember more details for the wedding to include in your personal comments, and will also have had time to enjoy all your new gifts.
The wedding invitations and thank you notes that are chosen will be paired with the wedding from start to finish. Choosing the right wedding invitations will shape the wedding from the start, and leave guests with a wonderful feeling.
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