Wedding Tips from the Orange Wedding Consortium, an affiliate of the Orange Chamber of Commerce.
This week's tips are brought to you by Michele Kelly., of RSVP Studios, helping couples find their perfect invitation!
Getting married is such a special time that it should be savored and enjoyed. Not every detail in the planning needs to stress you out. Ordering the invitations for your big day can be a really enjoyable process. With so many beautiful papers, colors, shapes, designs and embellishments to choose from, you can have fun working with your invitation designer to create an invitation that will set the tone for the day and reflect you and your fiancé’s personality. Here are some tips to make ordering your wedding invitations a breeze.
What are Save-the-Date cards?
Save the Date cards are a great way to let your guests know of your upcoming marriage. These should be sent out 6-9 months before your wedding date and will provide plenty of notice if travel arrangements and hotel reservations are required. If your wedding falls on a holiday weekend, you might even consider 12 months.
How many should I order?
When thinking about the quantity, remember it is one invitation per household (not per guest as many bridal couples assume at first). Whatever the quantity, get a minimum of twenty extra. There are always people that you think of inviting at the last minute and you’ll want to have a few to tuck away as keepsakes too. It's far better to have leftovers than to have to reorder more later, which can get pricey. Also, order extra envelopes to leave room for addressing errors if you are planning on tackling that task yourself. If you don’t have great handwriting or are pressed for time, most invitation companies can do the addressing for you and they will look lovely.
For more information contact:
RSVP Studios and 32 other vendors at Bridal Fair 2012 at Race Brook Country
Club on Sunday November 4, 2012 from 11:00 to 3:00.
click here to register (info will be forthcoming)