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  • Writer's pictureElena Sanchez



1. At the moment you are writing the order of the wedding invitation remember, the name of the bride always precedes the groom's name. Usually the formal invitations are issued by the bride's parents that's why they refer to her by her first and middle names, the groom by his full name and titles.

2. If the couple is hosting the wedding by themselves, their titles are optional.

3. Never think that is to early to send the wedding invitations to your guests. The earliest you can send them is three to four months before the wedding. In general, they should go out 6 to 8 weeks in advance.

Include the Plus-One on the Invitation.

4. On the inner paper you can list all the names of those who are invited, like children or plus-ones, On the outer layer addresses the recipient of the guest you know personally.

5. If your name is alone in the envelope, that means they are not offering a plus-one.

6. If you have a dress code be sure to mentioned it on the invitation. That will ensures your event stays as formal or as casual as you want it. It will be really helpful for your guess to know exactly what is expected of their attire.

7. Never include the Registry directions on the invitation card itself. Instead add an enclosure card with the website or directions of where to go.

8. You can also add an enclosure card for the different directions, and times of the different activities on the timeline like the cocktail and dinner time. 9. Mentioning a dress code ensures your event stays as formal or as casual as you want, and it's helpful for guests to know exactly what is expected of them for attire.


Going paperless is a great way to save money, and email wedding invitations can be as lovely as their physical counterparts. With the right approach and attention to detail, you can create all the panache of a traditional invitation at a significantly lower cost.

THE RSVP: Remember, the wedding invitations require a response.

1. Your RSVP deadline should fall three or four weeks from when your guests receive them, and two to three weeks before your wedding date. That's enough time for you to get a final head count and to finish your seating chart.

2. If your guest doesn't answer be free to remind them about it.

3. Be sure to ask how they are doing. Let them know in a nice way, that the RSVP deadline passed and you still need a response.

4. Let them know how important is for you if they will present, share with them your special day. Say thank you to them and wish them well.

After the wedding, the THANK YOU CARDS should have the groom's name first.

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