Get your wedding invitations out early for your summer wedding
It’s wonderful to get married at any time of year but a summer wedding can be particularly stunning. Your wedding day is often the happiest day of your life and so any situation is likely to be truly memorable, but having the weather on your side is such a boost. This is why so many people book their venues in the summer months – they simply want a better chance of experiencing some bright sunshine that will look nice on their photos on the day.
If you are getting married this summer then you will obviously be preparing quite intensively during the spring. However, you must not get too carried away with all the details that relate to your plans for the day and forget to do some of the important practical things related to your wedding. For a start, you need to make sure that people can come!
It’s good to have a proper idea of numbers so that you know who you are catering for on the day. It is possible to initially make people aware of when your wedding is by sending out cards asking people to save the date. These cards are not bona fide invitations but they often prevent people from double booking and finding they can’t attend. It is not uncommon for friends to end up arranging weddings for the same summer weekend if they don’t ask one another to save the date!
After you have sent out these initial cards you can take your time about making the full arrangements for the day and then drawing up a final list of people you are inviting. Then you can go about the process of sending out proper wedding invitations with all the details about the big day included. Wedding invitations are not just a formality – they also play a really practical role.
This practical role is geared towards giving you final numbers of guests for the day – both for the service and the reception. This allows you to cement your plans and finalise the budget you need for the wedding itself. This is why you should not leave it too late to choose your wedding invitations and send them out.
Choosing your wedding invitations
is a really personal thing. It is about settling on a design that reflects the sort of wedding you are hosting and your own attitude to the day. It is entirely up to you whether you personalise your invitations heavily or keep things simple. It is also a personal choice whether you go for something quite smart and sophisticated or something more fun. You could even send different invitations out to your friends than you send to your family depending on the impression you want to make.
It is possible to shop for wedding invitations online and this is often a good way of getting the best deal. This approach might even give you an idea of the wider range of invitations out there, including traditional and vintage designs and those that are a little bit more contemporary in style.
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