You Should Follow These Wedding Etiquette Tips
Your wedding should be just as you want it. And while there’s definitely more room for creativity in a modern wedding, the truth is that some wedding etiquette rules still need to be followed.
Take, for example, your wedding invitations. What would happen without the rules that help us send the invitations within time and handle delicate issues? These rules are here to stay – and you should definitely follow them.
What are some of the most important invitation etiquette tips to keep in mind? Read on and find out more.
Set a clear deadline for the RSVPs. In most situations, four weeks is enough (and even two weeks if you don’t have many out of town guests). Still, if you’re planning a destination wedding you should allow for more time – approximately twelve weeks, to be more precise.
Online invitations are perfectly fine – but not necessarily for the actual wedding. Use them for the engagement party, bachelor party, bridal shower, and all the other pre-wedding events. However, the more formal your wedding is, the more you should focus on sending out formal paper invitations.
Plus-ones and children can be very delicate issues. Ideally, you should address your invitations correctly (e.g. “Mr. and Mrs. Johnson”, instead of “The Johnson Family”) – and guests should take the cue and understand who’s invited and who’s not. If they do reply with RSVPs that include more people than originally intended, do call them to explain the situation. They will understand!
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