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Wedding Invite Etiquette

Wedding invitations do not seem difficult in theory -- you include the where, the when, and the who and call it a day, right? But wedding invitations are different from invitations to any other party in that there are a host of etiquette rules that must be respected. From inner to outer envelopes, addressing, and those pesky "and guests" add-ons, you are probably going to encounter a bunch of tricky situations. Fortunately, we have the answers to your toughest wedding invitation questions. From addressing questions like, "How to I address a wedding invitation to a gay or lesbian couple?" to "How do I address a wedding invitation to a member of the military?" we have thought up virtually every addressee situation. We can also help you time the mailing of your invitations with answers to questions like, "Should I send overseas invitations early?" and "When should I send my invitations for a destination wedding?" Finally, you will find answers to wedding RSVP questions like, "How much time should we allow for RSVPS?" and "What does 'RSVP' mean, anyway?" In case you do not see your questions answered, feel free to submit it to be answered by Carley. You might even see your answer appear on our website!

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I know that you normally send out invitations four to six weeks before the wedding, but most of our guests will be coming in from out of town. How early should I send invites to give them time to get the lowest airfares?

The best thing to do if you're marrying far away from where most of your guests live -- especially if it's a tourist area -- is to send out save-the-date cards with accommodations and travel information. This "card" can be as simple as a letter from you both... read more

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