Yes, we know…we have talked about wedding paper before, but that was more specific to the timing of ordering and sending each stage of save the dates and invitations. Today, we want to talk about the actual address on the envelope.
They say first impressions are everything and that is definitely true when it comes to your wedding stationary suite (starting with the Save The Dates). It sets the tone by giving your guests a glimpse into your wedding and everything you have been planning, and also helps signify who is invited. Before your guests even see the beautiful created piece of stationary, they will see the envelope and most importantly, the address. It should help set the tone for the invitation and thus, the wedding. When your guests pull the invitation out of their mailbox, you want it not only to say something, but to say the CORRECT something.
First and most obvious, but also most important, you need to make sure that everything is spelled correctly. To ensure the proper and most prompt delivery, it is crucial to have everything on the envelope in the most legible possible letters it can be. This leaves several options:
If you are looking to cut some of your cost, you can think about the size of your invitation, the weight of the paper itself, and even the inner envelopes:
If you are going to eliminate inner envelopes (typically where you would list the names of everyone invited in a less formal way than on the outer envelope) as Tifany suggested, you will need to ensure that all guests names are included on the outer envelope and not just the words “and family.” This will show your guests exactly who is invited to the wedding and ensure that you don’t get any extra or unwanted guests (especially if it is an adults only reception or if you are on a tight budget and haven’t accounted for plus ones for all of your guests).