Know Your Colors:
Think about your wedding colors. You may want to incorporate your hues and a motif (if you have one) into your wedding invitations—and then carry them throughout the rest of your wedding paper ((like the escort cards, menus and ceremony programs) for a cohesive look. While ivory, cream or white card stock paired with a black or gold font is the classic choice for formal wedding invitations, you can also brighten your invites with colorful or metallicfonts, paper stock, envelopes and liners. Just keep readability in mind when choosing your colors (more on that later).
Invitations Choose Your Words Wisely
Learn the rules to wording your invitation. Traditionally, whoever is hosting is listed first on the invitation. Customarily, you should spell everything out, including the time of the ceremony. On classic wedding invitations, there’s always a request line after the host’s name—something like “so and so request the honor of your presence.” The wording can change as the hosting situation does, so make sure to double-check you’ve added everyone who should be included.
Bonus Tip: Order extras
Remember Your Thank-You’s
Track RSVPs as they come in using on a spreadsheet. Include a column where you can note what each guest gives you. Then, as the wedding gifts start rolling in, begin writing your thank-you notes so you don’t fall behind. For any presents received before the wedding, you should send a thank-you note within two weeks. For those given on or after the wedding day, give yourself a month.
Save the date usually go out 7 months prior to your wedding.
Save the Date go out 5 months prior to your wedding.