Planning your wedding involves preparing all sorts of things like your wedding cake, dress, jewellery, flowers, venue, and so on. The list is never-ending! Then there comes a time where everything is all set, and the last part is finally inviting your guests over to your wedding day.
When it comes to planning your wedding invitations, you’ll find there’s a whole new etiquette that you still have yet to learn. To help you out, we’ve listed and answered questions that may cross your mind when planning your wedding invitation.
How much do wedding invitations cost?
You may be wondering how much a wedding invitation will cost. It all depends on a few factors. For instance, the quantity will affect your overall cost. Couples who have many guests can benefit from discounts when ordering in large numbers.
Another factor to consider is the type and design which will vary in price. Different types of wedding invitation include DIY design, shelf designs or bespoke designs. For couples on a budget, a DIY route is something to consider. However, shelf designs and bespoke designs are just as affordable.
If you’re looking for a personalised invitation, there are a range of wedding invitation and stationery companies at affordable prices starting from as little as £1 per piece. They can help create your ideal wedding invitation to match your wedding theme. They have various themes available, including vintage, floral, nature, beach, rustic and many more.
In the end, it all comes down to your preference. Your choices will determine the final cost. Bear in mind that most couples in the UK normally spend around £200 up to £1000 on wedding stationeries.
What to put on wedding invitations
Another question you might ask yourself is what information do you need to add to your wedding invitation. You should include relevant information that your guests will need to know during your wedding day. Ensure to add details about your wedding date, dress code, food menu, RSVP, directions, transport, table plan, reception service and any other essential information.
If you have a lot of information to include, you can opt for concertina wedding invitations which have an all-in-one folding layout where you can fit and add all relevant information about your wedding day.
You may also choose to add a romantic poem or fun story to your invite to make it more personal.
When do you send out save the date and wedding invitations?
For couples having their wedding locally, save the dates are normally sent four months in advance, and wedding invitations are sent two months before the wedding date. If the wedding is in another country, you’ll need to send out the card a bit earlier than usual to allow plenty of time for guests to book their accommodation or flights in advance. Save the date for out of the country weddings should be sent six months in advance and three months ahead for the wedding invitation.
How long should I give guests to RSVP?
RSVP is a French term that translates to “please respond”. It’s an invitation to see how many guests can attend your wedding. You should ask your guests to RSVP four weeks before the wedding.
The guests will then have enough time to respond before the event and you’ll have an opportunity to adjust seating plans and food orders.
Couples may choose to only receive a response from guests who can’t attend their wedding date.
If you have any additional questions regarding wedding invitations, feel free to include them below and we’ll be sure to respond.