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7 Tacky Things Not To Put On Your Wedding Invitation

Ah, the wedding invitation–a Lot more formal than the save the date, the true harbinger of the nuptial Celebration to come.

Should you do it right, your invite will not only inspire jealousy in other betches, but it’ll also be a perfect paper package of what the marriage itself will look like. Is it classy? Trashy? Super glam and appropriate? Reminiscent of a kid’s birthday celebration? All of this can be gleaned from your invitation.

Because we is kind, we’re going to offer you some tips on getting the invitation right. Who knows–it may even inspire anticipation rather than dread among those of us that have to sit through your stupid wedding.

1. Registry Info

I realize, like, everybody and their mother does this shit now, but it’s hella tacky. It’s possible for you to include your Knot website if you have one ON THE SAVE THE DATE, but do not put that long-ass URL on the invitation. This is supposed to be an old fashioned and classy bringer of wedding information, not a fucking blog entry boosting your own wedding. If a person wants to know where you’re registered, they can ask you or your mother. Or consult with the fucking save the date, which ought to be tastefully displayed on their fridge for the remainder of time.

2. Cash Requests

Yeah, no. I looked for a way around this in order to avoid things such as the golden encrusted bible, enormous fire pit, and monogrammed towels I just KNEW someone would decide I needed. Alas, people are going to give you presents from your registry, plus some MAY give you fat checks. But some will take it upon themselves to present you with something that they like. Deal with it. Do not put “give us cash lol” on your invitation.

3. Address Labels

Yikes. I’m trusting you have a cute stamp with your own planned’s names on it with your speech. Otherwise, don’t even think of using those tacky-ass decal address labels. You’re better than that. The envelope itself probably cost $3. Get it together.

4. Handwritten Invitations/Envelopes

I know that it can look like a waste of cash now, but when you’re knee-deep in save the dates and invites and picking photographers and flowers and all that shit, the last thing you need to do is perfectly tackle 250 envelopes or hand-write ANY section of your invite. I guarantee by the 10th one it’ll look like shit. So, if you’re not likely to use address labels AND you’re not likely to write them out yourself, how the hell are you supposed to perform them? Easy: employ a fucking calligrapher and be done with it.

5. “And Guest”

I realize that your bff has broken up together and gotten back together with her ex six times or your cousin is dating someone new whose name you can’t remember, but please don’t compose “and guest.” It’s casual and super sticky. You already texted them to get their addresses, so clarifying the spelling of their boyfriend Jackson Jakksen Jaccsynn’s name won’t hurt.

6. Notes Around Children

If I had had my way, there would have been a total of kids at my own wedding. The kid SCREECHING at the middle of my wedding mass was actually the cherry on top of my afternoon. But, whether you would like to invite kids or not, do not make any reference of it on your invites. Make sure family and friends know privately that it’s an adults only event ahead of time. Placing it on the invite will only piss off people.

7. Obnoxious Designs

I realize you will be needing a bohemian rustic woodland wedding, but with your invites printed onto a six-layer lace and timber invite which sings fairy tunes when it unlocks is not necessary. Keep this shit clean and classy–you’re still able to express yourselfbut maintain the kitschy shit to a minimum. Remember you need to include shit such as the RSVP card, instructions, and yet another envelope ALL within the ONE envelope. So, going nutso on layouts only makes this shit more cumbersome.


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