Our hot take on when to send out wedding invites and save the dates
Wondering when to send out wedding invites? I’m giving two answers. The first is what is considered “standard” for the wedding industry. The second is what I personally think is most useful, especially as a money-conscious girlie existing in a post-pandemic era.
Who do I invite to the rehearsal dinner?
A rehearsal dinner is a fun way to say thank you to everyone who helped you plan the wedding. It’s also an opportunity for family and friends to meet before the big day. Typically it’s a more intimate affair, which means you have to be pretty selective about your guest list. But who do you invite to the rehearsal dinner?
Do you need save the dates? 4 reasons why they might be right for you
Do you really need Save The Dates? At Offbeat Wed we believe what you “need” at your wedding depends on the marriers and their unique values. With that said, when it comes to Save the Dates there are some practical reasons for doing them that might be especially valuable when it comes to protecting your time and energy. Here are 4 reasons why Save the Dates might be a good idea for your wedding.
Preserve wedding treasures with this DIY wedding shadowbox tutorial
After our wedding, I started to think about different ways to preserve some special pieces from the day, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. I’ve seen a lot of brides preserve their wedding bouquets, but I had a few different items I wanted to save together. After a little bit of thinking it hit me: a shadowbox would be perfect! Here’s how I made mine.
A sad mother of the bride asks: “How do I tell my friends I can’t invite them?”
“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”
Informal wedding invitation wording
I’m working on the wedding invitations for my 2022 wedding, and all informal wedding invitation wording examples I’m finding online feel like they’re from the before-times. I don’t need to talk about the pandemic specifically on my invitations, but it feels weird not to acknowledge that weddings are different now than they used to be. I’m having a casual microwedding in my backyard, and I know I’m not the only one who’s struggling with informal, casual, but also celebratory wedding invitation wording. Help??