Digital trends are taking the wedding world by storm, but paper invitations are still going strong. Use our checklist to avoid common mistakes when addressing your announcements and save-the-dates. Don’t let that gorgeous stationary go to waste! (Psst, addressing invites is a big part of maid of honor duties, so get your bestie to help you out!)
Remember titles and names
Your thesis adviser worked hard for her Ph.D.! She’ll appreciate the “Dr.” salutation. Take the time to look up correct spellings of names; an easy rundown on Facebook ensures your guests are focused on your fabulous engagement shots and not an extra “l” in “Philip.”
Order envelopes, and then some…
You’re bound to write the wrong address a couple of times. Save the best parts of your invites by giving yourself a grace zone of envelopes. (They’re less expensive!)
Weigh your envelopes before buying postage
Wedding stationary leans toward embellishments and additional inserts, so don’t assume your standard 49-cent stamp covers the weight of a single invite. Standard postage covers a 1-ounce letter, and each additional ounce costs around 22 cents. You’ll wind up with a line of unsightly mini stamps if you play the guessing game.
Check postage rates
Again, the current standard rate for a first-class mail letter is 49 cents, but the rate fluctuates over the year.
Use a spreadsheet to keep track of addresses
Do your brain, your maid of honor, and your calligrapher a favor and get things in digital or paper form. Phew!
Check, double check, and triple check!
You don’t want to miss seeing an old friend at your wedding because of some postage error.
What advice do you have for a bride-to-be addressing her invites? Be sure to join the Maggie, Midgley, and Rebecca conversation on social. Happy posting!