wedding invitations

How to write Junior and Senior on your Wedding Invitation

How to write Junior and Senior on your Wedding Invitation

This question came up this week when we were working on writing up the wording for a Chicago wedding I have in April. The father of the bride is a Junior, so the question came up on how this is properly done on the wedding invitation and I thought I would share this common question with my readers. 

Save the Dates, Chicago Style

Save the Dates, Chicago Style

We LOVE, love, love working with Jenna from Clementine Ink on our client's Save the Dates for their wedding. She works one on one with clients to customize their save the dates for the couple's style and personality and colors of their weddings. I recommend Save the Dates are sent out 6-8 months in advance of the wedding. I also recommend clients include the information for booking hotels for the wedding as well as the couple's wedding website where guests can get all travel details and read about the couple and their wedding party. Below are some of my favorites.

Save The Date Cards For Your Wedding

Save The Date Cards For Your Wedding

Save The Dates have become very popular for brides and grooms to communicate and create excitement for their upcoming wedding. It gives the couple a way to let their guests know their wedding date and accommodation and travel information for their wedding. They also can get guests excited about the upcoming wedding! I find they are useful for not only destination weddings but weddings in the bride or groom's hometown. Living in a big convention city like Chicago, it is important to let guests know about the hotel rates the couple has set up for their guests and proper information for booking.

When to Send Out Wedding Invitations

Summer weddings are right around the corner and I have gotten the question, "When do I send out my invitations?" a lot lately. Wedding invitations should be mailed six to eight weeks before your wedding date. If you do have invitations going to international destinations I recommend those are mailed out ten weeks in advance as the mail will take a bit longer to reach them but also to come back to you. And remember, if you have international guests, you should not place a United States stamp on their reply envelope. They will need to go to their local post office to get the proper local stamp. For destination weddings outside of the United States I would recommend your invitations are mailed ten weeks before the wedding date to allow for your guests to get the hotel booked and airfares purchased. 

New Postage Rates Starting May 11th

New Postage Rates Starting May 11th

On May 11th the price for a 1-ounce First-Class Mail stamp will increase from 42¢ to 44¢. If you are sending out your wedding invitations in March or April and pre-stamping your reply envelopes where they may be coming back to you after May 11th, you should head to the post office to purchase the Forever Stamps. This will eliminate any replys getting sent back to your guests for improper postage.

You can buy the Forever Stamps at the Post Office or at their online store.