With the big day looming in the near future, it is definitely time to start thinking about wedding invitations. If you are like a lot brides-to-be, you will stress over making sure that you send out classy invitations that make an obvious impression on your potential guests. Before you get too caught up in adding all of the fine details, there are a list of invitation rules that should be followed. It is only considered appropriate wedding etiquette to avoid adding these three features to your lovely event invitations, no matter how much you want to do so.
1. Dress Code Specifics - If you have a family full of people who have a difficult time understanding what a formal occasion outfit is supposed to look like, you may be tempted to add direct instruction to your wedding invitation to skip the muscle shirts or pick something besides jeans. However, this will definitely downplay the classy message you are trying to send. Instead, offer up descriptions, such as "formal event" or "black-tie affair".
2. Complete Menu of Dinner - If you will be feeding your guests after the wedding, they do not have to know every last detail of the meal they will be served. Even if you must RSVP to make sure you have enough food, your guests will not have to know the details of the menu, only main course selections, which can be casually noted at the bottom of an RSVP reply. Likewise, it is not considered classy to include what alcoholic beverages will be available.
3. Less-Than-Classy Photograph - Now this one is a little iffy and some wedding planners will say photos on an invitation are fine. However, the question of class comes in with the type of photo that you choose, not specifically a photo in itself. A selfie that you and your fiance took on the beach over the summer would not be the classiest choice, for example. A simple shot of you holding hands or gazing at one another in appropriate attire, could possibly fit into the classical wedding invitation. Keep in mind that classic and simplicity usually go hand-in-hand, so a black and white photo may be even better.
Before you stamp and address your wedding invitations, take a look at them from the perspective of someone you know. Make sure that the message of class is what you have enclosed by skipping embellishments and details that would not fit in. To learn more, contact Lemon Leaf Prints.