Common Wedding Invitation Mistakes that You Need to Avoid

August 10, 2017 | By Classic Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Invitation Mistakes

Picking your wedding invitation is one of the first tasks of wedding planning. The invitation gives your guests a glimpse into the festivities to come—plus all the need-to-know-info. There are common mistakes that you need to avoid.

Trying to Incorporate Every Aspect of the Wedding Into the Invitation Design

While it’s good to give your stationery a personal element but the best advise we can give is “less is more”. In other words, while you may love the lace pattern of your dress, the architectural elements of your venue and your floral arrangements equally, you can’t include all of these in the same design.

Missing Typos

Ask your grammatically inclined friends to look over the invitation proof and read it carefully. You’d be surprised at what you could miss. Take a note from copy editors and read from right to left so you don’t accidentally gloss over a mistake.

Using Too Much Color

We’re all about making invites pop with bold and bright colors, but don’t get carried away. Always balance bright colors with something neutral, and make sure the text is visible.

Addressing the Envelopes Yourselves

Addressing the envelopes takes time, and many stationers offer the service at little or no charge. If you decide to do it yourself, don’t do it all in one sitting. Give yourself plenty of time to avoid making any mistakes.

Giving Guests Too Much Time to Reply

Give guests too much time to say “attending” or “not attending,” and chances are those RSVP cards will get lost. Set the deadline no more than three or four weeks after they get the invitation.


Keep in mind that you don’t need an invitation for every person, so take a look at your guest list and figure out how many houses you’ll be sending invites to before you give your stationer any numbers. It can end up cutting your order in half.

Or Not Ordering Enough

On the flip side, you don’t want to be stuck having to order more. Order at least 25 percent extra to ensure you have enough for late additions, lost invites and keepsakes.

Purchasing Postage Without Weighing a Sample

We know you’re excited to order the invites and check another thing off your list, but weighing it at your local post office first will save you the headache later.

It’s better to avoid these mistakes to prevent headache later. It’s not worth a the anxiety and stress added up in your wedding planning.

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