You’ve set the date, picked the venue and booked the ceremony time, now to give your guests a heads up. But do you send out save the dates or wait a little longer and go straight for the official invitations?
After months of activity and planning, the last few weeks running up to your wedding can be as frustrating as the first. But don't let the little things slip through the net.
Wedding invitations have come a long way since the formalities of yesteryear and with even more styles and designs, modern couples have seemingly unlimited options when it comes to inviting their guests to their Big Day. One thing that certainly hasn’t changed however, is the etiquette.
Wedding guests buy present for the happy couple to show thanks for being allowed to join their celebrations. Traditionally these wedding gifts were given to the Bride and Groom to contribute towards kitting out their new martial home and life together. So with an increasing number of couples nowadays already living together or owning there own home before marriage, what can be given as an alternative gift?
Arguably we are closing in on a paperless society but for weddings it seems to still be ‘normal’ to send out hard-copy invitations even if the ‘save the date’ notifications are done electronically.
This is a recent innovation introduced (by film and TV) from the States. It is however a good way to break the ice before the wedding if your two families haven’t met ‘en bloc’.
Assuming you will be staying overnight either at your venue or somewhere nearby, both of you will need to pack clothes for the morning after.
Before you set off in the department stores, it is recommended to make an initial list to avoid being waylaid or overwhelmed. (It will also help to avoid any arguing over things you don’t actually need!)