How many invitations should I order?
· You should consider two things when determining the quantity
of invitations you will need.
· A guest list of 150 people does not necessarily mean that
you need 150 invitations. You will only need one invitation per married
couple or for a single person over 18. If there are young adults living
with their parents, they should have their own invitation rather than
being included with their parents.
· You should always order extras as there may be last minute
additions to your guest list. It is always less expensive to order
25 more now than to have to re-order 25 later.
How do I
choose a typestyle?
The bride and groom's names are the focal point of your invitation.
When choosing your typestyle, be sure to look closely at the capital
letters of the typestyle you choose. A script font is most appropriate
for a formal invitation.
How should I word my invitation?
· When composing your invitation, be sure to spell out everything.
· The only abbreviations that should be used are Mr., Mrs.,
· Avoid using initials whenever possible. Omit middle names
when they make the line too long.
· Spell out street names and states.
· Spell out the date and time. For example, "eighth of
May," rather than "May 8", "half after four"
rather than "4:30".
· The phrase "honour of your presence" should be
used when the ceremony is to be held in a house of worship. Otherwise,
the "pleasure of your company" is commonly used.
Should I order extra envelopes?
· Always order extra envelopes to cover mistakes made in addressing.
A calligrapher will insist that you have extra envelopes.
I mail my invitations?
· Your invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks before your wedding.
Be sure to have a sample weighed at the post office to determine the