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Busting Common Myths Regarding Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Nothing is more satisfying than breaking the rules and norms that are outdated. Are you falling for the same myths regarding wedding invitation etiquette? After all, it is your wedding day, you decide what will go on the invitation card. If you are looking to ruffle up some conventional feathers for your wedding, we have a list of common myths that you can crush and set momentum for others to follow.

Myth #1: The wedding invitation content should be extremely formal.

Are we living in the era of kings and queens? It has been a long tradition that wedding invitations are worded highly formal with titles. But you don’t have to do that when inviting your family and friends to be a part of your happiness and joy on your wedding day. Your invite can be modern, easy-going, and in a casual tone. It represents more of a personal touch.

Myth #2: You should always follow the classic ivory theme.

Who said that? Even though classic ivory is considered to be the go-to format and color theme of an invitation, the goal here is to convey the story of love and union between two people by art and design. Get as creative as you want to be. Play with colors, texture, design, and scale to create a wedding invite you will always have great memories with.

Myth #3: You should always allow your wedding guest a ‘plus one’.

We’ll start this one off with the right foot. There is absolutely no obligation on you to let a wedding guest have a ‘plus one’. Although it is seen as a warm gesture, it is totally up to you if you plan on inviting them individually. We’ll emphasize it again: it is your wedding, you decide everything, from the guest list to all the event’s details.

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Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wedding Invitation Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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People use all of their creativity to design the perfect wedding invite. Even though design plays a role in saving the best memories of your life on a card, it is important to pay attention to other details. We have some tips on what kind of mistakes you want to avoid while sending out wedding invitations to your family, relatives, and friends.

Mistake 1: Don’t put an incorrect start time on the wedding invite.

We understand that some of the people you know tend to be late and it is tempting to have them early. However, it’s advisable to always put the correct time of the ceremony on the wedding invite. If the ceremony starts at 5 p.m., expect your guests to come by 4:45 p.m. The last thing you want is leaving your guests hanging by waiting for the ceremony to start because of the incorrect time mentioned. 

Mistake 2: Not specifying the essential information on a wedding invite is a big NO.

Mention the correct date, time, and location of the ceremony among all the other important details on your wedding invitation. Get an information card as well to have all the other essential details like any pre-and post-wedding events, hotel information, dress code, and a link to your wedding website to avoid overstuffing the primary wedding invite with information.

Mistake 3: You don’t want to send the wedding invites too late.

The rule of thumb is to send your wedding invitations at least 8 weeks early. This gives time for your loved ones to clear their schedule and be with you on the happiest day of your life. You want to send them earlier than 8 weeks if it is a destination wedding. Your guests will have ample time to shop for their wedding attire and plan for any travel needs.

Mistake 4: Not providing any RSVP instructions.

Don’t forget an “RSVP by” date on your RSVP cards. The RSVP date should be at least two weeks before your wedding so you can have an accurate idea of how many people will be attending the wedding. This way, you can give your caterer a more accurate headcount. And the most important bit: Let guests know how to RSVP. Include a pre-addressed envelope that they can use to send back their reply, or direct them specifically to the email, phone number, or URL they should use to RSVP to your wedding.

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Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Winter Wedding Color Schemes

From icy blues and deep greens to warm browns and soft reds, the stunning colors of the winter season are limitless and provide an exquisite palette for your winter wedding invitations. There are many classic and contemporary winter color schemes to choose from, with a lot of inspiration taken from the frosty landscape and foliage of the season. Follow along in our blog as we discuss a few examples of unique, yet sophisticated color palettes for your winter wedding invitations.

Shades of Blue

As the weather cools down, the colors of summer and autumn fade into the background and the icy blues and greys of winter emerge. You can envision the light blue reflections from snow and frozen lakes, as well as deep navy from the night sky. If you are leaning towards a wintry palette for your wedding, then a blue and gray color scheme is the perfect combination. Insert hints of silver for a pop of color to your invitation to make an impression on your guests.

Emerald Hues

The hues from a deep emerald green is a strong reminder of the foliage from the winter season. Paired with gold, the combination of colors present an overall elegant and regal tone for your wedding. As for the wedding invitation, don’t forget to include gold foiling to frame any details on your card. The invitation itself is an indication of what’s to be expected at your wedding destination, so going with colors like emerald and gold will suggest that greenery and foliage will be included.

Copper Tones

Heat up your winter wedding with copper and rose gold tones. These colors are reminiscent of wood and metal materials that you can find in the colder season. Furthermore, these particular shades are ideal for weddings held in a barn or rustic inn, where you can see an abundance of warm, neutral tones. If you decide on copper for your invitation, we suggest a contrast of color for the envelope with a deep gray or black. Your wedding invitation will remain warm and inviting, but still very modern.

Learn More

Design your very own wedding invitation by contacting Forever Friends. We have everything from invitation and envelope embellishments to reception and response cards. Let us fulfill your wishes when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful wedding invitation for your special day.

*Please call Forever Friends for an appointment at (516) 721-2635 or email us at hello@foreverfriendsinvitations.com today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Parts of a Wedding Invitation

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A wedding invite is much more involved than invitations for other parties. It can be a little overwhelming on first glance to figure out what parts of an invitation you actually need. Here’s a rundown of some essential wedding enclosures that you may want included in your invitation design.

Invitation Belly Band

You’ll undoubtedly have many separate paper enclosures within your wedding invitation that your guests will need to keep up with.  A belly band keeps all of these paper items neat and organized by holding them securely together.  It’s usually embellished with the couple’s name or initials, but it’s really up to you.

Map Card

Even in this day and age of GPS technology, it’s still a good idea to include a map card for your guests. You never know if someone’s phone may lose service or run out of a charge. A paper map is helpful backup for your guests to have.

Accommodations Card

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If you have negotiated a special hotel rate for your guests, you may want to include that information on a separate accommodations card. The nightly rate, hotel phone number and any other pertinent information can be included on this wedding invite enclosure. If you have a block of hotel rooms that receive a special rate you will need to include instructions on how your guest can receive the discount price.

Response/RSVP Card

“It can be a little overwhelming on first glance to figure out what parts of an invitation you actually need. “

This is probably the most important part of the invitation. You need an accurate count of who will be attending. Your response card should clearly list the number of guests invited and a deadline for replying. The response card envelope should already be filled out with your return address and appropriate postage to make it as easy as possible for your guests to RSVP. If your guests have a meal choice, this is also included on the RSVP card.

Reception Card

A reception card is helpful if the wedding and reception are held in two different places. This will include the name and address of the reception venue and possibly a map, if you prefer. Don’t forget to put the time! You can state “immediately following the wedding ceremony,” or if there will be a bit of lag time due to photos or other events let your guests know by putting an exact reception time.

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With so many different styles to customize your invitations, you will surely find the ideal combination that expresses your soon-to-be union. Visit our website to see the many styles and formats of elegant wedding invitations we have to offer.

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