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4 Etiquette Rules When It Comes To Wedding Invites 

4 Etiquette Rules When It Comes To Wedding Invites 

4 Etiquette Rules When It Comes To Wedding Invites

BY APPLE M. BRUSELAS

 

 

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Despite the convenience of social media, physical wedding invitations are alive and well. The wedding invite allows the couple to get creative and show their guests a preview of what their wedding will be like. It’s not simply designing and sending them out to guests but every little action you do with it speaks volumes.

 

Here are 4 key considerations before you deliver your wedding invitations.

 

 

Timing

 

 

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You need to make sure that your guests have a decent amount of time in order for them to free up their schedule. If you’re planning to have “save-the-dates”, a good time to send them out would be six months before the wedding and the invitations follow at eight weeks. For a destination wedding, these have to be sent out way ahead since guests would need more planning for the trip; for “save-the-dates”, they should be sent eight months ahead and the invitations to be delivered at 12 weeks before the wedding.

 

 

RSVP Deadline

 

 

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It’s best to set the deadline two to three weeks before the wedding to get a good estimate of the final head count. You should also ask your caterer when they need a final count and the venue representatives since some venues can expand and you wouldn’t want to pay for an expansion if it wouldn’t be needed or you wouldn’t want your guests to feel cramped.

 

 

Be Consistent with Rules

 

 

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Always be consistent with the rules regarding plus ones. A prime example would be the newly married Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate Middleton. There was speculation whether she’d allow Prince Harry to bring his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to the wedding but Pippa remained consistent with her “No Ring, No Bring” rule as she also applied it even to the groom’s brother. If you won’t be consistent, there would be a lot of confusion among your guests. It’s a tough call but you have to remember that this is YOUR day, not theirs.

 

 

Clearly Addressed

 

 

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It’s also important to be clear with the names of the persons on the invitation. If you want a couple to bring their kids, include their names as well. You should also state how many seats are reserved for them but there will be instances wherein some guests will RSVP a few more seats than what’s allotted. These people should be dealt with accordingly by kindly letting them know the actual number of seats reserved and that the couple wishes to have an intimate wedding with only close friends and family.

 

You can find many suppliers who can help you create the wedding invitation of your dreams at The Wedding Library’s Weddings & Debuts Bridal Fair 2019. It will be on February 15, 16, and 17 at SM Megamall, Megatrade Halls 1, 2, and 3. Doors open at 10 AM until 9 PM.

 

Register for FREE ENTRANCE here: www.weddingsanddebuts.com.ph/register 

The Wedding Library’s Bridal Fair 2019 happening at  Megatrade Halls 1, 2, & 3, SM Megamall EDSA corner, Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 

 

For more details and updates, follow @theweddinglibraryph Instagram and www.facebook.com/theweddinglibrary on Facebook.

 

 

 

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