The design of your wedding invitation says a lot about the formality and style of your wedding. It gives an indication to guests whether your wedding is going to be a casual or a formal affair. You can use different options for printing and addressing wedding invitations. The most elegant of these options is engraving, which is still used by everyone who honor tradition and can appreciate the finer things of life. In order to have a uniform look, it is better to engrave all other components of wedding stationery along with the invitation. Those having a tight budget can opt for thermography, which will give a similar look but cost much less. For this reason, it is commonly called poor man’s engraving.
When addressing wedding invitations, the most common printing method, however, is off set printing. This method is used regularly and you can have it everywhere. As it is a commercial form of printing, you can see off set printing in business etc. Although far from elegant, it is affordable and easily accessed. You can also use a calligrapher if you want to give an artistic look to your invitations when addressing them. Subsequently, the hand written word can be transposed for any of the printing methods. Computer printing is acceptable for a small gathering of guests or for addressing party invitations. The best part is that you can do it yourself or need just a friend’s help. It is commonly done with a laser printer in black ink.
Once you have your cards ready, it’s time to prepare for addressing them. First, you must ensure that you have everyone’s updated address. You can confirm it by calling the people on your guest list or by asking relatives of any new mailing information. Prior to sealing the envelope and addressing wedding invitations, ensure that each envelope contains an invitation and an RSVP card and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the guest’s response. It goes against etiquette to send an RSVP card without an envelope that has the appropriate postage affixed. Etiquette also suggests that you should send separate wedding invitations to each member even if they live in the same household. In this way, each member can feel personally welcome.
You should legibly print your name and current mailing address in the top left corner when addressing wedding invitations. Legibly print the recipient’s name and address in the center of the envelope. While addressing wedding invitations in print will ensure fast and efficient delivery, hand-written will surely help to personalize the invitations. If you send hand-addressed wedding invitations, each guest will feel that you were thinking of them individually while preparing that particular invite. As creating and wording invitations for the wedding can be time consuming, the bride and groom can join hands to address them.