Figuring out the wedding invitations, getting them printed, and deciding what RSVP card wording to use can be one of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning process. Here are a few tips to help make this process simpler for you before your big day!

1. Timing

Save the Dates should be sent out 6-8 months prior. Wedding invitations are usually sent out 6-8 weeks prior to your event. You want to make sure you are giving your guests plenty of time to make the necessary arrangements.

2. RSVP

Always make the RSVP cards deadline 3-4 weeks before your event. By this time, everyone should have an idea of whether or not they plan on attending. This will also allow you plenty of time to inform your vendors and venue of your final numbers.

3. Finalize

Be sure to confirm with your vendors and wedding reception venue on when they require your final numbers.
It’s important to make sure you are following your vendors and venue’s guidelines for when they need to finalize details for your event, to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day!

When sending your wedding invitations and RSVPs, it’s important to decide if you would like to be creative or formal with your RSVP card wording. The wording on your invitation is the first impression guests will receive on what to expect on your big day. Ensure it’s setting the tone that you’re looking for! It’s best to keep the wording simple, but reflect your personality too.

If you would like to make the RSVP process simpler, you could also go another route. It is becoming increasingly more popular among brides to move their RSVPs online! This is an easy way for guests to quickly respond, without having to mail anything back to you. If you decide to go this way, you will want to still include an RSVP card with your invitation, and place the information on where to find your online RSVPs. A great option for doing online RSVPs is the Burner Mobile App. This app also allows your guests to send your wedding pictures on the day of!

Wedding invitations and RSVPs can be intimidating at first, but these tips will help keep you organized, and figure out the best way to manage your RSVPs and write your wording to ensure that everything is ready to go for your wedding day.

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