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The Complete Guide to Wedding Invitations in 2018

The Complete Guide to Wedding Invitations in 2018

You’ve got a wedding ahead of you! Congratulations! You are no doubt making endless decisions about flowers, seating arrangements, the wedding party, and so much more. At Paper & Posh, we advise couples to get an early jump on invitation design, which will help set the tone for the celebration as a whole through paper selection, color scheme, and the overall feel of the design. It’s vital that your invitations accurately reflect the vision that you have for your wedding and provide your guests with the information they need to enjoy it. Start with our handy guide below to ensure that you are up to speed on all the basics of wedding invitation design—and that you’re not overlooking an important timeline or design detail that could throw off the preparations you’ve been so carefully overseeing. Wedding Invitation Timing You need to get the invitations ordered about three to four months before the date of the wedding. This allows for proofing and changes, and for a calligrapher to address them by hand. The invitations need to be mailed no later than six weeks before the wedding, and ten weeks if any of the guests will be coming from abroad. If you send save-the-date cards first, you may relax these guidelines slightly. Anatomy of an Invitation First, there is more to your wedding invitations than just a card with the invitation on it. Here’s a breakdown of what goes in the typical wedding invitation: Outer envelope Unsealed inner envelope (This is a tradition dating back to when mail was hand delivered and more exposed to the elements, and its intention was...

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