Over or Not Enough Ordering Is the Trouble? How to Estimate Wedding Invitation?
- Owner of Victoria York Design
- Has over 14 years of experience in designing invitations
- Featured in various blogs such as Aisle Perfect, Artfully Wed, Style Me Pretty, and Ruffled Blog
The first thing you absolutely must do is create your wedding guest list. Most vendors who supply invitations want your file in Excel or Numbers, so start with a list. I usually tell my clients it’s the hardest part of the whole wedding planning process, but once it’s done, you’ll be so happy to be able to check that off your list.
Once the list is complete, you’ll know how many guests are invited, and how many invitations you will need. I typically recommend that the list include three for the couple for keepsakes, an invitation for your photographer to use to shoot detail shots, and one for your planner if you are using one, plus at least five to 10 extras for invitations lost or damaged in the mail or guests you forgot or decide to add at the last minute.
Just a note on your guest list. I love a beautifully addressed envelope and I’m a stickler for proper etiquette. Make sure all abbreviations are spelled out (North, South, West, East, Drive, Street, Avenue, Boulevard and all states), use a formal style of address (Mr. and Mrs. John Doe), and all information is complete and accurate.
I hope that helps!
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