Who gets an Invite?
Your wedding list should include the people most important to you as well as the family members who are also on that list. Anyone with a plus one can get the invite with that as the designation-plus one. Typically invites are sent out six to eight weeks prior to the wedding . If you are having a destination wedding that includes travel and lodging invitations can be sent earlier so people can plan their travel. A good rule of thumb is four to six months in advance. Your invitation will set the tone for the wedding. People will read into it the look, feel and even the attire for the wedding. Many couples are choosing to “brand” their wedding with an entire suite of save the dates, invitations, thank you notes, flowers, color scheme
The actual main wedding invitation
Reception Card – optional
Hotel booking information – optional
Wedding website card – optional
Make sure the RSVP is clearly visible so guests will know when they have to respond. Most venues have a 30 day rule for their head count and might leave a little room for for adjustments as close as 2 weeks out.
Destination weddings should also have as much information as possible for the guests. Flight information, best Airport, shuttle or taxi service things to do, currency exchange information if you are in a foreign country. A timeline of events is also a good idea for the guests and can be included in their welcome bag.