I think there are two kinds of people out there. There are those of us who absolutely could not wait to pick out their wedding invitations ( that was me ). I loved scrolling through pages upon pages of options and picking fonts and layouts. “This was it” I thought ” the one thing that is going to set the tone for the whole wedding”. I know I’m a sap, but I’m ok with that. Then there are the other kinds, they find something that feels right and just go with it! oh, how I envy thee. Regardless of the type you are, invitations are one of those countless things you have to check off your list at the end of the day. So we are here to help.
If you don’t have one already you need a guest list. This is the easiest in excel or sheets something you can also keep track of RSVPs with. You will only need to purchase an invite per household unless there is an extenuating circumstance. For example, this means, while yes you invited 100 people but they are all couples so you would only need 50 invites.
Minted is probably one of the easiest ways to go. they have a ton of selection and the whole process is fairly easy to figure out.
Vistaprint, while you may only think of them for business needs they actually have a great selection and amazing discounts!
You can also go through Etsy, a lot of small shops have some fun options too.
No matter which route you go you will have to pick size, shape, color, envelopes, and your other things to stuff them with, which usually consist of a details card, RSVP, and the RSVP envelope. Some brides like to add extra pictures or little maps. Up to you. this is where you get to be as creative as you want!
So you have picked then, now what?
Now you need to address them! Fun!!! (Not really) Here is a great blog on how to do so properly by CalliRosa.
*CalliRosa is also a calligrapher and does a fantastic job, she helps us out from time to time. More on her tom come!*
Now, Address the RSVP envelope. Buy stamps for both the outer envelope and RSVP envelope. Stamp them, and then stuff them with everything!
Just When You Thought You Were Done
Now you have to track all the RSVPs!
We can help! In our Partial Planning Package, we take some of this stress off your shoulder. I wish this is where I said we would shop for your invitations for you but it not. We do however take care of addressing them, stuffing them, mailing them out and drum roll…….. RSVP tracking!!!!
Seriously it’s an awesome service. You pick them, send them to us along with stamps, and addressed RSVP envelopes with our address and that’s it! Ask us today about the Partial Planning Package and say goodbye to RSVP stress!