Ruby's Blog | Wedding Invitations

Hello Bride and Grooms To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week I can’t wait to share with you some tips and pointers on your wedding invitations!

First of all, keep in mind that the wedding invitations your guests receive will immediately show them the style and mood of your wedding, so choose carefully. Look at several styles and colors before choosing.

Who to Invite
We recommend you make two lists (first priority and second priority so to speak).
First priority should consist of both immediate families, attendants, spouses, fiances or special escort of attendants, both sets of godparents (if you're close to them), clergyman and their spouse.
Second priority should include distant relatives and family, friends, parents or siblings closest to you or your attendants, your bosses, close friends, close work associates, close leisure associates, close former teachers, close business associates of both sets of parents, doctors, lawyers and their spouses.

Formal or Informal Invitation
Formal invitations are engraved with black ink on heavy ivory or white paper. These are often kept as mementos of the wedding.
Informal invitations are done in variety of creative ways, some send handwritten notes in black on good quality ivory or white paper. Others print text on good quality stationary available in various colors and stocks. You also may want to consider adding an illustration or photo with your invitation.

RSVP Service
Consider using a 1-800 number for your guests to call and give their RSVP and meal choice to as opposed to sending them back by mail. The service will keep track of numbers and names for you.

Be sure to order your invitations 4 or more months in advanced, the more customized and higher count the longer they will take.

Addressing Your Envelopes
Invitations are always hand addressed in dark blue or black ink. You should clearly hand write or engrave the return address in the upper left hand corner.

Mailing Your Invitations
Make sure to mail our invitations at least 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Make sure to weigh the invitation with all parts to know the appropriate postage.