Valentine’s Day is next month and we admit that this may have something to do with the inspiration of this post. We are fools for romance. It’s the price we pay for working in this industry. Now, press pause. Your brain needs the rest from watching all those sappy love films. Get off the couch and place the carton of ice cream back inside the refrigerator. Each year the number of weddings on Valentine’s Day increases. Please ignore the clichés. The data makes an interesting discovery. Your chances of getting hitched on this day is greater than the ever before, so you might want to take notes.
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- Typos: Your guests are critics in disguise. Every period, comma and misspelled word is a reflection of the kind of ceremony your guests will expect.
- Forget to sign your name? It’s not just your John Hancock that people will expect to see. Your name also implies personality and that should echo out naturally. Your signature just like your personality is a unique representation of who you are.
- Quantity: This is a simple equation to figure out. All it takes is knowledge of basic arithmetic and knowing who your B.F.F is. This bit of honesty will determine your guest list.
- Email: No matter how savvy you may think you are behind a keyboard and a computer screen a wedding e-invite is no excuse. Your wedding is an important gala and your guests should see it as that.
- Timeline – save the date – the right date. Always remember to double and triple check the information you provide your printer. You can never be too safe.
- Formal or traditional – Choose your words wisely. A wedding is a formal occasion. Getting married in Las Vegas by a lousy Elvis impersonator is no reason to be nonchalant with your personalization.
- A must have – Be smart about postage. Your invitations should include the following: a wedding response card, a reception card, directions and maps. Oh and don’t forget stamps.
- Budget: Be decisive. This is easier said than done, right? A budget is easy to abide by. It’s just a matter of knowing how much you can spend – not how much you want to splurge.
- Anatomy – What should your wedding invitation look like?
- Hosts – traditionally meant to identify the bride’s parents or whoever pays for the wedding
- Request – the official invite: request the honour of your presence
- Bride and groom line – who is getting married?
- Date and time – spell it out – always start with the day of the ceremony
- Closing – your invitation should contain no such thing – each word should be precise and should answer the following: who, what, when, where, why and how.
- Wrong font – We have given you the tools to be a better judge of character – literally. Choosing the right type will help establish the look of your wedding. It all starts with the invitation.
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