Source: Martha Stewart Brides
You probably already know to proofread your wedding invitations for misspelled words and poor syntax. But there are plenty of other errors brides often make regarding their invites, whether it’s about people or postage. Here are the ones to look out for.
Putting on too little postage.
Weigh a sample invitation with all its enclosures—things like a reply card and envelope, directions card, and map—to find out how much postage it requires. Though it costs 49 cents to mail a standard first-class, one-ounce wedding invitation, many invites actually weigh more than two ounces. And if yours is an odd shape, like a square or has a string closure, it’ll cost more because they can’t be processed at the post office by machine.
Not sending an invite to someone you know can’t come.
Maybe your elderly aunt in Texas isn’t physically able to travel to your wedding in Maine. Or your mom’s best friend already booked a cruise to Alaska. Both have told you as soon as you got engaged that they’re sorry they’ll miss your wedding, so why bother sending an invitation? You should still mail out a formal invitation to acknowledge their importance in your life and on your guest list. Furthermore, travel plans could change or health improve.
Not listing a friend’s long-time partner on the invitation.
Just as a guest’s spouse should always be included on an invitation, so should someone’s longtime significant other; write their names on two separate lines. If you’re letting single guests bring a date, get the plus-one’s name and address and send them a separate invitation. Try to avoid the impersonal, somewhat mysterious “and Guest.”
Addressing a guest with a medical degree incorrectly.
It gets tricky when a person’s professional title needs to be used on the envelope. If the husband or wife is a doctor, their title goes first—either “Dr. and Mrs. James Smith” or “Dr. and Mr. James Smith.”
Not adding postage to the reply cards. Read the rest here.