Wedding Invitation Do's
DO invite the partners of guests who are married, engaged, or living with a significant other. Try to find out their name and include it on the invitation.
DO send unmarried couples living together one invitation, where their names are listed in alphabetical order and on their own lines. (Guests living together as roommates, not as couples, should each receive their own invitation.)
DO spell out dates, times and states (half after four o'clock in the evening, not 4:30 pm; and the twenty-second of April, not April 22)
DO put return postage on envelopes for your
DO send wedding invitations at least six weeks before the big day. Order custom wedding invitations at least three to four months in advance to ensure they go out on time.
DO abbreviate Mr. and Mrs., but spell out the
DO send a seperate invitation to children over the age of 18 still living with their parents.
DO publicize wedding registry information by word of mouth only.
Wedding Invitation Don'ts
don't use punctuation on the invitation, except after abbreviations and between the city and state.
don't print "and Guest" on the outer wedding invitation envelope to indicate to a single friend that he/she may bring a date, as this looks awkward. Print it on the inner envelope holding the actual wedding invitation instead.
don't print "no children" on the invite if you're planning an adults only reception. Simply address each invitation explicitly to your intended guests (i.e. Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, not "The Smiths").
don't print registry information on the
don't forget to invite your officiant and his/her spouse to the reception.
don't include an RSVP card for invitations to a ceremony only (by the way, it's only proper to send invites to only the ceremony if there will NOT be a reception).