Invitations by Spark Letterpress
Wedding Invitations by Spark Letterpress
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Save-the-Date. Your way to share the news! Send between six and nine months beforehand and include essential details like the date and location. Direct guests to your website for any other details.
Invitation. The crème de la crème that “seeks to inform your guests who the hosts are, the date, time, and place,” says Valerie Carlson, owner of Spark Letterpress.
Outer Envelope. The address on a wedding invitation should be handwritten with the full appropriate social titles.
and Stamp. Instead of slapping four Forever stamps on the corner, seek out vintage or custom stamps for some added character.
Directions Card. Guide your guests from the ceremony site to the reception site. This enclosure is also a nice way to think outside the box with hand-drawn maps to show sights and icons around town.
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Inner Envelope. “Traditionally this was included in case the outer envelope got dirty in the mail,” says Danielle Vangness of Pear Tree Greetings. But it also clearly indicates who is invited. “If your venue can only seat a set amount of guests, this may just save the day!” says Carlson.
Reception Card. Since the invite traditionally only lists ceremony details, these are used when the reception is at a different location.
Accommodations Card. “It gives guests a list of preferred hotels and important information like if shuttles will be available,” says Gretchen Berry of Gretchen Berry Design Co. You can always skip this card and put the details online.
RSVP Card. Its main purpose is to determine who’s coming (and what they may want to eat) by a specific date. “Use cute wording or illustrations that fit your style,” says Katie Murphy of Katie Murphy Stationery.
Stamped RSVP Envelope. Be sure to include a stamp on your RSVP envelope. Put those engagement pictures to good use with personalized postage from zazzle.com.