There is something about actually choosing, addressing and mailing out your invitations that makes your wedding concrete–this is where you know you are really getting married. And this is where your guests will begin to feel what kind of day it is going to be. So, take your time and make this part of the wedding process creative, enjoyable and bonding for all.
If you are a Valentine or Spring bride, you are no doubt in the throes of wedding invitations as you are reading this. There is so much to consider that it is easy to get overwhelmed. Plus, with the uncertain economy, the budget you originally set may be obsolete. Before you get discouraged, here are 3 ways that Layered Invitations can help.
Who plans the rehearsal dinner? Who sends out the rehearsal dinner invitations? Historically, traditionally, and most often, the groom’s mother handles all the preparations. It gives the mother-in-law a chance to flaunt her tastes and preferences, and it gives her a big hand in the wedding that she may have been aching for all along. It’s up to you, the couple, really. Couples should make this decision with some allowance for creative control to the person they cede the preparations to.
Some people like to jazz up their invitations with themes. For example, if Italian is on the menu, then they will use an Italian-style theme. If French is up for the night, then French-style invitations are in order. This gives people an idea of what cuisine to expect, and gets them mentally prepared for the festive occasion ahead. Traditionally, rehearsal dinner invitations are a lot less cumbersome and expensive than the wedding invitations themselves, and they’re sent out a few weeks ahead of the dinner.
Some people opt for plates, knives, forks, spoons, or wine bottles on their rehearsal dinner invitations. These easy illustrations clearly bring to mind the wonderful appeal of tasty morsels of food. These delightful items will stir your guests’ appetites even before the primary event.