5 Wedding Invitation Etiquette Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Categories Wedding Stationery

Wedding invitation etiquette is tricky business. Although “etiquette” is loosely defined these days, there are still a few no-nos.
Here are 5:

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1. Failure to include an RSVP deadline
Of paramount importance, the RSVP deadline lets you plan your reception seating and menu with ease. No waste! Your caterer will know how much food to prepare and you won’t waste time on seating preparations nor money on uneaten food.


2. Including gift registry information on your wedding invitation
Still not cool. Although helpful for your guests to know your likes and wants, it’s still considered taboo wording for the invite. Even though everyone usually brings a gift, it shouldn’t seem expected.

Tip: Add gift registry info to your wedding website.

3. Not giving guests an idea of dress code
Guests want to know how to dress. So, keep this in mind as you personalize your wedding invitation. Express the mood, tone and attire through your design, colors, fonts and wording. If it doesn’t seem obvious that your playfully-worded, coral and celery green color scheme is not indicative of your casual wedding {and you really do want guests to come in flip-flops} then include a simple “casual attire” at the bottom of your invite.

4. Not trying to find out the titles, relationships and names of your guests
Details really do matter! They may not tell you, but guests will indeed appreciate that their hard-earned professional title is included and that their name {and their plus one’s name!} is properly spelled on the envelope. Just do your best!

5. Failure to properly address the wedding invitation envelope
Tricky indeed. A shout-out for singles, plus-ones and adults-only envelope wording. The envelope is your communication tool–it should properly state who is invited and imply who is not.

Specific blog posts dealing with envelope and invite wording:

Do you have an etiquette question you like answered? Tell us in the comments.


Featured invites: Patterned Billy Ball Foldover Pocket Invitation, Graphic Bloom Rectangle Bloom Rectangle Wedding Invitation

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Tiffany-esque Blue and Chocolaty Brown Real Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

Thanks to photographer Matt et Suzie, we’re traveling to the province of Quebec, Canada for this beautifully and artistically rendered classic wedding. Marie and Pierre were married in a historical church–full of grandeur and light–and totally spectacular! Afterward, family and friends continued the celebration in a beautiful hotel situated at the foot of the ski slopes of Mont Ste-Anne. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Their color scheme was the ever lovely duo of Tiffany-esque blue and rich, warm brown. They sprinkled this beloved color scheme into their attire, décor and favors. Classy yet contemporary, Marie and Pierre looked impeccable and without flaw, carried their stylish grace throughout their entire wedding look and feel. Enjoy!

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white wedding cake with brown damask bands

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Congratulations to Marie and Pierre!

Tiffany blue is a beloved wedding color. For more inspiration, browse this beautiful and elegant blue inspiration board at MagnetStreet.

Credits Photographer:  Matt et Suzie |Ceremony Location:Basilique Sainte-Anne de Beaupré |Reception Venue:Château Mont Sainte-Anne |Dress Store:Dream Prom|Jewelry:Ebay |Dress Store:Élégance nuptiale |Event Designer:Évènements Mels |Cake Designer:Gâteaux Quebec|Floral Designer:Jardin Paradis|Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Marquis de Brumell |Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Nautical East Coast Island Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

Happy Earth Day! Max and Cyndi’s Boston wedding is the perfect wedding to feature on Earth Day. Full of good nature and playfulness, you have to love a bride and groom who love to play and jump on rocks–on their wedding day! Max and Cyndi have a ton of personality–and it shows throughout their photos. Their wedding theme was “Love Anchors the Soul” and couldn’t be more fitting for this Boston setting. They exchanged vows on the water in Nahant, MA and afterward headed over to Harpoon Brewery for cocktail hour followed by their reception at the Boston Exchange Center. Topping off their night was a whole lotta photo booth fun! Enjoy.

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lace wedding dress

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shoreline of Nahant, MA shoreline

Bridesmaids in navy blue

grooms in khaki and blue

multi colored wedding bouquet

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cocktail hour at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, MA

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ships in Nahant, MA Harbor

bride and groom at sunset at Nahant Harbor

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Congrats Max and Cyndi!

More inspiration from Boston! Check out Jamie and Christy’s preppy Boston Harvard Club real wedding and Kristen and Oisen’s engagement photos in Boston’s Beacon Hill.


Photographer:  Hitched Studios
Harpoon Brewery
Caterer: EAst Meets West
Reception Venue: Exchange Conference Center
Cake Designer: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes
Floral Designer: Tangerine Creations
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Color Monday: Classic Elegance

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Do you know your wedding style? If you’re still trying to hone in on it, try out our wedding style quiz for a fun and quick resource.

Today’s post is all about a classic wedding style–with a traditional color scheme. Black and champagne makes a lovely duet and adding gold to the palette brings in another level of elegance. There’s a sense of timelessness to this inspiration but it also feels modern and modish at the same time. And, unfolding the details as well as setting the tone for such an affair, is Forever Yours an elegant Vertical Pocket Invitation design. What do you think?

Classic wedding style with champagne, gold and black color palette

Forever Yours Pocket Wedding Invitation personalized in champagne, gold and black

Stationery Suite Details
Forever Yours is a simple and classic Design Suite that features stripes, fancy flourishes and script lettering.The overall look and feel is elegant and sophisticated. Get up close and personal and see this Pocket Invitation personalized in this champagne, gold and black color scheme.

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Color palette of champagne, gold, black


For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Wedding by Honey Heart Photography

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