Correct postage: Here is some advice on mailing your invitations. Before addressing your invitations, put together a complete invitation set with all your enclose cards and envelopes. Then bring it down to the post office and asked them to weigh it for you. Then you will know the exact amount of the stamp to place on the envelope. Also, at this time you may choose your stamps. The post office sometimes has wedding stamps. But it is a good idea to choose a stamp the does not have any color so not to distract from the calligraphy on the envelope. https://socialgracesllc.carlsoncraft.com
Here is a suggestion on how to keep track of your wedding list. When assembling your invitations, give each address a number and lightly write it in pencil in back of each respond card. Place it in a corner. In this way if you have family members with the same last name, you will know who sent in their response. Also, sometimes guests do forget to place their name on the respond card.
If you do not know if a woman is married use Miss or Ms.
If a woman has a title such as Dr. use it before her first name.
If a woman is a widow she is addressed as for example Mrs. John Smith. Do not use her first name.
If a woman is divorced she is addressed for example as Mrs. Mary Smith. Use her first name in this case.
Assembling Wedding Invitations:
Start with the invitation. Then place a piece of tissue over it (if the company gave you one).
Place the reception card on top of it. Then take the respond card and place it under the flap of the respond envelope. (Do not place it inside the response envelope). Then put it on top of the reception card. If you have anything else such as direction you may place it on top of the respond card. You should have received two large envelopes with your invitations. One is a little smaller than the other. Take all the materials that you just assembled and put them in the envelope that is a little smaller than the other. On the outside of this envelope write the name of the person to be invited. Such as Mr. and Mrs.------- or Miss-------, etc. You may also write “and Guest” on this envelope.
On the other envelope write out the name and address of the person to be invited. Then slip the smaller envelope in the larger one. Make sure the names are showing when you place it in the envelope.
Save the Dates Cards Suggestion:
If you are getting marry in the near future send out Save the Date Cards or Magnets. It is a great way to let your guests know your wedding date. But if your budget is tight and you want to cut down on your wedding guests don't send them out. In that way some of your guests might not be able to attend because they have something else plan for that date.