In order for the wedding to succeed, it is not enough to invite an excellent host, to rent a decent cafe and carefully consider the menu. A good holiday is simply inconceivable without good company, so that without guests a noisy celebration will not work. So, it is necessary to inform potential invitees about the wedding itself, as well as about the time and place of its holding. There are many ways to do this. You can trite call and make an oral wedding invitation for guests. But, as you know, for some people, "one ear flies into the other - flies." Probably, you will call someone at the wrong time, someone will forget the name of the groom, and someone will forget the name of the restaurant. Of course, in the era of mobile phones, clarification of such moments is not a problem, but here the event will add nervousness.
You can use the Internet and send out wedding invitations by email. It is very convenient, not worth a dime and the design possibilities provide a ton. Alas, this method has disadvantages:
- Firstly, not everyone has their own email account.
- Secondly, those who have it can simply forget to check their mail.
- Thirdly, it is elementary impolite - to inform about an important event, which, of course, is the wedding, in such an impersonal way.
So do not be lazy and save on normal, written wedding invitations for guests, which should be given to them from hand to hand. For fidelity, it does not hurt to verbally duplicate the contents of the card.
So, we decided on the type of wedding invitations for guests. Another question arises: where to get the forms for invitations? The simplest solution is to purchase the necessary number of ready-made cards in specialized stores and kiosks. If their design does not suit you, we turn to the printing house or to individual entrepreneurs engaged in the manufacture of printing products to order. It will cost, of course, more expensive, but invited postcards will be remembered for a long time. If you couldn’t please you there, then there’s only one way out: we collect the brains in a pile and move the crazy hands. A lot of time will pass, but such wedding invitations, after performing their immediate function, obviously will not go to waste paper, but will be carefully stored as a memory of an important event.
Most importantly, do not forget that your wedding will be attended by completely different people with whom you are in completely different relationships. Therefore, it would be unreasonable to invite everyone with a postcard of the same design with the same text. If you are too lazy to plan a wedding and then look for invitations for each guest personally, break them into groups (close relatives, friends, colleagues, distant relatives) and choose for each group a wedding invitation. If there is enough time at your disposal, the wedding promises to be not crowded, and the wedding-related chores are only a pleasure, you can find unique cards for any guest.
This differentiation of wedding invitations for guests concerns not only the design of the card, but also the text. On most of the invitations, the text has already been printed, we can only enter the names of the newlyweds, the date and place of the wedding. Here are just such "factory" texts, albeit well-written, usually too formal and not very suitable for addressing loved ones. In any case, you decide how much time and money to spend on invitations.
It’s especially worth talking about those young people who bond themselves not only in the registry office, but also in the church. Everyone is rarely called for a wedding, most often only the most dear and dear people gather there. Therefore, in invitations intended for welcome guests at the wedding, mark separately the time of the service and the church in which it will be performed. Invite everyone else immediately to the registry office or to a restaurant for a banquet.
Finally, the sooner you send out and give out wedding invitations, the better: the guests will have more time to plan their affairs and to set aside time for your wedding. But it’s also not worth overdoing it: you can simply forget about postcards sent six months before the event. The optimal period is a month and a half, the latest - two weeks. Sometimes, especially if wedding invitations are distributed long before the celebration, it makes sense to make a postscript containing a request for a response to the invitation. In this case, you will know in advance how many guests to count on.