Written by: Melissa Barreiros

One of the most important aspects of wedding planning is choosing wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations not only set the tone for your festivities, but give your guests all the important details for the big day.

With all the styles and patterns to choose from, shopping for and designing wedding invitations are essential to planning the perfect day. They should be designed to reflect you and your partners style and theme for your wedding.

Our wedding experts here at Utah Bride & Groom have put together some tips on crafting the perfect wedding invitations. Here are some of our top Do’s and Don’ts to wedding invitations wording and etiquette.

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Click to see more of this real wedding: Cari + Mark. PC: Jacque Lynn Photography

1. Do consider your wedding theme

Your wedding invitations will most likely be the first thing your guests see about your wedding. Be sure to customize your invitations to incorporate both your wedding’s theme in the invitations. This can easily be achieved by integrating your wedding colors to the design.

2. Do be consistent with the wording on your invitations

Whether you decide formal or informal, the wording on your invitations should be consistent from the very beginning. For a more formal invitation, address individuals with their title and spell out calendar dates.

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Click to see more of this wedding invitation inspiration: Think Pink. PC: Heather Nan Photography

3. Do proof-read your invitations more than once

After designing and writing your wedding invitations, ask your stationer for a proof. Proof-read it with more than one person to catch all possible errors before printing.

4. Do put stamps on the RSVP envelope

Including a stamp on the RSVP envelope with your wedding invitations will make responding much easier for your guests. Not only is it a courteous gesture for your guests, you are also more likely to receive your RSVPs quicker.

5. Don’t forget to verify the venue addresses

Nothing is worse than showing up to the wrong address for a big event. Before sending out your wedding invitations, be sure to verify the venue addresses with your selected vendor or wedding planner.

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Click to see more of this wedding invitation inspiration: Perfect Wedding Dress and Bouquet Pairings. PC: Hawkeye and Life Looks Photography

6. Don’t forget to order extra wedding invitations

Always order a few extra invitations. Chances are you may have forgotten a great-aunt or two in the wedding process. Placing a new order is far more expensive than adding a few more to the original amount.

7. Don’t set the RSVP date too close to the wedding date

Setting the RSVP date a few weeks before the wedding makes wedding planning a little less stressful. It gives you plenty of time to both notify vendors, such as catering and florals, and contact those who haven’t RSVP’d yet.

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