Now I know, some of us have mixed opinions on Martha Stewart, but I’ve got to admit that when it comes to wedding etiquette, she’s got you covered. If you want to know what the rules are about ANYTHING, Martha’s got advice for you. So how did that make things harder for me? Well, if you can’t tell already, there are a LOT of things to consider when choosing wedding invitations without thinking about what is “traditional”.
Once you start looking up etiquette for one thing, you realize that there are entire books written on the subject and you could spend weeks trying to bring your invitations (or ceremony, or reception) up to that standard. (Or you can take my approach, order what looks nice and keep it kicking.)
Honestly, I don’t understand how people do it and it makes me even more grateful for all of our friends and family who don’t really care what we do as long as they get an invitation!
So here’s the deal. I respect you as a person. I’m not going to boss you around and tell you how to have your wedding. But if you’re curious about invitation etiquette, I’ll link some interesting things below. I see the value in some of these and not so much for others. Just remember this: it is YOUR wedding! Do what you want (especially if you’re the one paying for it!).
- Check out this article on how to tell guests about your registry. (I disagree on this one)
- Click here for information on how to address all three of your envelopes.
- Here’s some info on how to handle “plus one”s.
- Minted.com has a great timeline for when to send things out!
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Hope this helps!