Wedding invitations: 5 secrets to avoid mistakes

 The time has come to prepare the wedding invitations but are you afraid of making a mistake? Put your worries aside, with our advice you will be able to create perfect wedding invitations for your guests without forgetting the necessary information and also giving a touch of personality and style .

 
In fact, if you have chosen not to contact a typography specialized in wedding invitations, these suggestions will be very useful and will help you to creatively elaborate the wedding graphics and contents in an impeccable way. Let's see them together! 1. Prefer classic handwriting Our first suggestion is to give elegance to your invitations





preferring handwriting or graphic fonts that recall its shapes. On envelopes, avoid pre-printed labels that are simply franked like postage stamps, they are synonymous with haste and little care; better to identify a person (friend, family member or other) with a beautiful writing , in case it is not already a "dowry" of yours or of your future husband, and involve them in this role to obtain original and personalized invitations . 2. Precisely define the recipients It is essential to make it clear to the recipient in a simple and immediate way who has been invited , whether the whole family or just some members. This can be indicated by inserting the correct name in the invitation





: if, for example, you want to invite the whole family, enter "Dear Fam." before the family surname, while if you do not want to invite your children you must write "Gentile ... e consorte". If, on the other hand, the invitation is exclusive, the best solution is to enter the name and surname of the invited person directly. This simple foresight allows you not to create misunderstandings and avoid confusion on your wedding day, for example by inviting two people and then seeing five of them arrive at the wedding!
 
Even the engaged question can be thorny: is it better to make a common invitation for both or separate invitations? The choice is personal and dictated by the relationship you havewith these people. If it's the boyfriend of a cousin who you don't see very often, it may be more appropriate to make a single invitation, while if you are friends with both you could make separate invitations. 3. Avoid endearments, better courtesy appellations What appellations to give to guests? Even if they are graduates, architects, surveyors, doctors or any other category that may require a particular title or qualification before their name, these are not necessary in wedding invitations. Our advice is to use only “Gentile” or “Gent.mo”/”Gent.ma” . Even pet names are banned






 
from wedding invitations, even if you are very attached to those people and you always call them with particular nicknames or nicknames. Marriage is still a formal event and requires the right amount of etiquette. If you really can't resist, green light to creativity and feeling but in that case remember to deliver the envelopes by hand to avoid delivery problems . 4. Provide complete and formal contents What are the fundamental elements to communicate to your guests? Surely the names of the spouses , who announce their marriage. Following the date and place of the wedding





, distinguishing the location of the ceremony from that of the reception if they are two different places. Furthermore, if you will welcome the guests as usual, each one respectively at your own home (or at their parents'), it will also be necessary to indicate both residences as well as any telephone numbers in case it may be necessary to contact you for any doubts or questions. 5. Solicit a polite response Each invitation implicitly asks for a response from the recipient but when it comes to a wedding it is always better not to imply essential information that can compromise the success of the event. Knowing exactly who will be attending your wedding is crucial





, both to properly calculate the spaces and to prepare the reception tables, as well as for any other logistical activity.
 
How to politely and courteously ask your guests for an explicit answer? Simply inserting the formula “ RSVP ” at the bottom of the wedding announcement. This acronym is universally known and means "Please reply" (from the French "R├ępondez s'il vous plait").
 
 
These are the fundamental elements that cannot be missing in perfect wedding invitations but feel free to decorate, personalize and enrich your invitationsJust be careful not to create too much confusion: keep a unique style, which must also be used in the tableau de marriage and in the other typical wedding graphics; do not exaggerate with phrases, poetic lines or quotations; and try to communicate in the simplest way any possible preference of you spouses for the dress code. You are now ready to start creating!