Advice: Mailing Invitations

Signed, sealed….and hopefully delivered! Creating and mailing your invitations is one of the most important details as you plan your big day. It is important to ensure that your invitations are legible and received by each of your guests in a timely manner!


Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you check this off your wedding to-do list!

1. Remember to add invitation mailing costs to your budget, to including save-the-date, RSVP’s and rehearsal dinner invitations. Wedding invitations most often cost more than a regular mailing due to added weight. Also a square envelope will require extra postage. Be sure to consider this cost as you design and create your invitation.

2. The print must be legible to post office sorting machines and the mail carrier to ensure they are delivered to the correct address! Modern calligraphy fonts and silver or gold ink are beautiful, but sometimes prove to present problems in delivery.

3. Hand-deliver the invitations to the post office to ensure they are not bent or damaged in any way! You may want to ask the postmaster to hand cancel the stamps to keep them looking as elegant as you imagined when designing them.

4. Mail the invitations in ample time for guests to receive them and to respond, enabling you to provide your caterer an accurate count, with plenty of time to spare.

Follow these simple steps and you will have guests with invitations in hand in a just a short week!

Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have some further advice on creating your invitation from Paperwerks, a local Sioux Falls paper company.

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