If you do a simple Google search on wedding invitations, you get the sense pretty quickly that picking out your wedding invitations can be quite a science these days. I wonder how many engaged couples feel absolutely overwhelmed when it comes to choosing wedding invites. There is so much to consider.
Many websites, whole chapters of publications and even entire books, such as Wedding Invitations by Jennifer Cegielski are dedicated to the topic of helping you select the perfect wedding invitation.
As a starting point, these resources point out that you should consider:
- Wedding invitation etiquette (for example, who gets one? How do you address the envelopes);
- Style (formal, traditional, modern);
- Wedding invitation wording
- Do It Yourself aka DIY wedding invitations? Catalog? Custom? Wedding invitations online? Wedding invitation kits?
- Eco-friendly wedding invitations?
If cost happens to be an issue for you and/or you fiancé (because I do see more grooms are getting in on the selection process), it may help to know that the average amount spent on a traditional American wedding is nearly $25,000. And, according to the National Mail Order Association, nearly 3% or approximately $750 is spent on wedding invitations for each wedding.
So, where do you even start? One resource that may help comes from herecomesthebride.com: “Questions to Ask When Ordering Your Wedding Invitations.”
It’s interesting to note that according to another resource for wedding invitations, the knot WeddingChannel.com, one of the most commonly asked questions asked about wedding invitations is how to indicate whether you want or don’t want children at your wedding. According to them, “…never print ‘no children’ or ‘adults only’ on an invitation.”
Now if you happen to be need second wedding invitations and you or your fiancé have kids that you want to include, it can be a science that is even more difficult to figure out…
You can read more about second wedding invitations at www.RemarriageWorks.com!