How To: Stress-Free Invitations

Getting your invitations out can be a stressful task, but it doesn’t have to be! Especially when you are inviting a lot of guests, the idea of addressing and stuffing all those envelopes can seem daunting. Here are a couple tips for making the invitation process stress-free.

1. Do your research. 

Make the design process easy by doing a little pre-work. Researching design ideas and general inspiration for your wedding will make it easier to determine what you want your invitation to look like. With so many options, it’s important to narrow down the possibilities to avoid being overwhelmed.

2. Have a budget. 

Determine how much of your wedding budget you want to spend on invitations. This helps you avoid over-spending and having to cut costs elsewhere. You can get a free quote for your invitations on our website to determine how much your invitations will cost before submitting an order.

3. Start addressing early.

Even if you don’t have your invitations yet, start addressing your envelopes. Getting an early start on this task can make it easy once you get your invites. If they are all addressed once they arrive, you can stuff them and send them out quickly and avoid stress about getting them out in time. To make this process even easier, we offer an envelope printing service. Look at our website for more details.

4. Give yourself enough time.

Try to order your announcements at least two months before your wedding date. This gives you ample time for the design process and shipping. If you have less than 30-40 days before your wedding, custom invites are still doable, but you may want to consider rushing the process.

5. Budget enough time for RSVPs. 

If you are sending out RSVP cards, give your guests enough time to respond once they receive the invitation in their mailbox. You should request guests to RSVP three weeks before the wedding date, meaning you will need to send the invites out six weeks before the date. This is especially important if you are basing food orders or other logistics on the number of guests attending.

6. Make a guest list. 

Create a spreadsheet or list with your guest’s names, addresses, and other information (like attendance, food choices, etc.). This will help keep you organized and make sure you do not have any duplicates. MyInviteList.com is a great online service to help you organize your guest list online.

7. Recruit family and friends to help. 

Once your invitations arrive, have an invitation party with your friends and family. Get them together to help you stuff and seal the envelopes and you will be done in no time!

8. Go over all invitation proofs thoroughly.

Imagine getting all your invitations and date is wrong – so stressful! Avoid any mistakes before printing by reading and looking over all the proofs you receive several times. Have someone else look at them for you to catch any mistakes you might have missed.

Our Most-Pinned Invitations

Every bride knows that Pinterest is a valuable tool in planning the perfect wedding. With so much inspiration and so many great ideas, it is a great resource for every bride-to-be. We recently went through our own Pinterest and found our five most-pinned invitations to share with all of you.

1. Kwinci and Todd

542 repins, 85 likes

By far our most popular design, Kwinci and Todd’s invitation is a stroke of typographic genius. The fonts and colors flow well together to create a beautiful message for your guests. The nontraditional wording highlights the important details that guests need to know, like the bride and grooms names and the time and place of the reception. The calendar is a cute touch that again reminds guests exactly when the big day is. This invitation is a great way to give guests a preview of your wedding style and colors, as well as give them all the important information they need.

2. Michelle and Jacob

87 repins, 7 likes

Michelle and Jacob’s design nails the chalkboard trend right on the head. The simple black and white lettering is beautiful to look at and does not distract from the cute couple’s photo.  The swirling accents add a nice touch and complement the cursive lettering.

3. Nichole and Parker

59 repins, 5 likes

With a design similar to Michelle and Jacob, Nichole and Parker’s invitation is very popular. The lettering in this announcement is very similar to the previous one and looks simple and classy. The photo background is a great way to showcase more of your engagement photos (because let’s be honest… it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few favorites, right?). This words and photo combination is a beautiful way to invite your friends and family to take part in your wedding day.

4. Hanna and Joseph

30 repins, 3 likes

Hanna and Joseph’s floral announcement is a breath of fresh air. Great for a spring or summer wedding, this invitation is often pinned on wedding inspiration boards. The gold coloring is classic and classy, giving a sophisticated air to their invite. The monogram adds an extra special and unique touch, making it all their own.

5. Melanie and Kolten

24 repins, 4 likes

Think of this as Michelle and Jacob minus the photo. This chalkboard design is a Pinterest hit. Its simplicity is its biggest strength, making it easy to customize with your own photo separately. The black and white colors are a classic choice and the mixture of fonts looks beautiful. This invitation works year round for many different wedding styles.

Well, there you have it – our most popular Pinterest styles! Feel free to check out our Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas. You can also take a look at our portfolio on our website for past clients’ designs.