Wedding Invitations Checklist
Managing Your Invitations
A wedding invitation is your guests' introduction to your wedding, and you want them to be perfect. From heavy white paper with silk ribbon trim to playful palm trees and coconuts, your invitations set the tone and communicate the theme for your big day. They are a symbol of your wedding's degree of formality and a keepsake for your guests.
What style of wedding are you having? Will it be casual or formal? Choosing your wedding invitations is one of the first big steps in planning your wedding, so you'll want to be organized. How many will you need? What's your budget?
Here's a handy wedding invitation checklist to help make everything in the invitation process faultless.
|Name of Invitation Vendor:|
|Name of Contact:|
|Date Invitations Ordered:|
|Expected Arrival Date:|
|Choose the invitation based on its style and theme and the way it ties in to your wedding style and theme.|
|Select Ink Color:|
|Decide if you wish to order any of the stationery listed below:|
___ Outer envelopes with printed return address on back flap
___ Inner envelopes with return address printed on front
___ Response Cards
___ Save the Date Cards
___ Reception Cards
___ Direction/Map Cards
___ Thank You Notes
___ Envelope Seals
|Assemble all guest lists and make guest list final count.|
Total number of guests ____
Total number of invitations to order ____
____ Bride's Parents
____ Groom's Parents
___ Ceremony date and time
___ Name and address of ceremony location
___ Correct spelling of every person's name on the invitation
___ Time of reception
___ Name and address of reception location
___ RSVP date
___ Purchase stamps for outer and response envelopes (Post Offices have special stamps to compliment your
___ Have post office weigh one invitation to ensure one stamp is sufficient postage.
___ Place stamps on outer and response envelopes.
___ Assemble invitations carefully, making sure inner and outer envelope names and addresses match.
___ Distribute reception cards, response cards, direction cards and any other item to be inserted into the
___ Close and seal envelopes.
___ Take to post office to be mailed 4 - 6 weeks before your wedding.