1. GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION We need all the juicy details you have planned so far - who, what, when, where, time. If you need to include directions, accommodations and travel information, please make sure you have secured reservations and have the contact names, phone and deadline dates.
2. DETERMINE THE GUEST LIST
In order to get a good count on the amount of invites needed, it's highly recommended you have a spreadsheet listing all of your guests. (Try Google Docs) Keep in mind that invitations are not per person, per household is more like it. The spreadsheet will be helpful if you would like us to guest address your envelopes. We will gladly supply you with a spreadsheet template if you need one.
3. DETERMINE YOUR MAIL OUT DATE
According to Emily Post's etiquette standards, invitations should be mailed out 6 weeks prior to the event. If your event is held on a holiday or during the summer and you would like to guaranteed attendance, a save the date is suggested.
If you are hosting a destination event, invitations should be mailed out 8 weeks prior to the event and a safe the date should be mailed out 6 to 8 months prior to the event. Mailing out invitations earlier will result in lower RSVP counts. For example... If you were to receive an invitation for a September wedding in the month of June, you're likely to place it in a "to do / later" pile and delay a reply. Information for destination weddings should be on a website and the website should be shared on your save the date.
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