Indian weddings are known for the grandiose and the different kinds of functions and rituals they have. The perfect Indian wedding is where the culture and tradition comes together seamlessly with the sensibilities and the ideals of the modern couple. But the one thing that remains constant in Indian weddings is the huge number of guests. It’s the ongoing tradition in Indian weddings where close to everyone you know, be it an acquaintance or a friend, everyone is invited to the wedding. That’s why it’s important to know the proper etiquette when it comes to your wedding invitation
So, here are some wedding invitations do’s and dont’s to follow:
Wedding Invitation Do’s
- Do put in the correct venue, date, time and address of the venue for the different functions. Ensure that everyone in the bridal party is mentioned and the invitation is very informative for your guests. Give them a little insight into the significance of the different kinds of functions, put in the map and also the links of your registry or website. Make all the information available in one place.
- Your Wedding Invitation must be sent out at least 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. 10-12 weeks is recommended for people flying in. But ensure to let your close cousins/ friends know the date as soon as it’s fixed, specially when they live continents away so that they can make time to be there with you on your special day. Save them the hassle of last-minute stress by keeping them informed.
- Ensure that you meet and give your invitation directly to the people who are really close to you. For the others, rope in your bridal party to help out. Even they do not need to meet everyone. For mere acquaintances, online wedding invitations will do.
Wedding Invitation Dont’s
- When sending out your wedding invitation to people who you’re not meeting, don’t leave it at that.Ensure that all the wedding invitations are sent out with a nice and cheerful phone call from you.
- Don’t cram your wedding invitation pages with data and information. Ensure that all the data is legible, there should be enough spaces and opt for multi-page cards rather than trying to put everything in one card.
So, these are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to wedding invitations. Make sure you’re on the right path by following these simple etiquette rules. My favourite company for this is Wedding Wishlist as they seem to have every kind of wedding invitation possible and are very accommodating when it comes to customization. Happy wedding!