Everybody knows that there’s plenty that can go wrong with the process of planning a Philadelphia wedding. Sometimes, your Philadelphia wedding invitations get caught up in the flurry. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to fix the most common mistakes that people make on their Philadelphia wedding invitations, including:
Ordering Too Late
This is by far the most common mistake that people make with their Philadelphia wedding invitations. The custom design and printing process takes a while! I advise that you schedule your consultation with me at least six months before your date. Your invitations should go out a minimum of eight weeks prior to your wedding, and you’ll want plenty of time to tweak the design, make revisions, and address envelopes.
Usually, a 42-cent stamp isn’t enough for a heavy or oddly-shaped wedding invitation. Make sure you check with the post office before mailing them, or you could end up with one hundred invitations back in your mailbox again!
Most Philadelphia wedding invitations are comprised of four pieces: the invitation itself, the reception card, the RSVP card, and a piece with directions. Don’t forget that last part! Even if all your guests are local, you don’t want to take any chances. If you miss adding directions, make sure you add them to your wedding website, or mail a matching follow-up postcard!
Vague, Late, or Nonexistent RSVP
It’s hard to imagine, but some people don’t take to the idea of RSVPing for a wedding! Believe me, it’s important to know who’s coming to your wedding at least two weeks before your wedding. Preferably four! Make sure your invitations include response cards, and follow up with guests who don’t respond in time!
This mistake is one that people seem to fear the most, but in my experience, a finished invitation with a typo is pretty rare. I proofread like crazy, and I always send everything to you to double- and triple-check! However, it’s not unheard of for a misspelling to squeak past. It’s not the end of the world if one does! All you have to do is send a tasteful postcard after your invitation with any necessary corrections.